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Professor Kooker teaches journalism, public speaking, public relations and other communication and writing courses in the Marshall M. Sloane School of Business and Communication. She also teaches writing in the School of Arts and Sciences. Professor Kooker spearheaded the relaunch of The Regis Herald, the online student newspaper of Regis, and advises students on content and production.
Ms. Kooker brings her professional experience as a longtime reporter for newspapers and magazines, and in the field of public relations—where she started her career in New York City—to help guide her students.
Ms. Kooker is a Boston-based multimedia journalist and documentary filmmaker, whose work includes storyboard creation for an award-winning documentary-short, Making Mill Town. She is an executive producer of the feature documentary Why Are You You? now in production with an anticipated 2025 release.
Her articles have appeared in Bon Appetit, The Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, Yankee Magazine, Time Out travel guides and other media outlets. Her experience includes TV broadcast and radio work.
Professor Kooker earned her Master of Fine Arts in creative nonfiction at Bay Path University and her Master of Arts at Regis College’s Public Heritage Institute, where her thesis was titled: Celebrity Chef: Oxymoronic and Authentic Ways Define America’s New Obsession. She earned Level II certification at The Elizabeth Bishop Wine Resource Center, Boston University. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Drew University.
Ms. Kooker began her career working as a sous chef in a Manhattan restaurant before turning to writing full time. She lives in Greater Boston.
Master of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction, Bay Path University
Master of Arts, Public Heritage Institute, Regis College
Level II certification, The Elizabeth Bishop Wine Resource Center, Boston University
Bachelor of Arts, Drew University