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Risa Nye


About Risa Nye

Biography: I’m a Bay Area native, born in San Francisco. I began my career working in Intensive Care Nurseries with the families of premature and critically ill newborns. When my daughter became a junior in high school, I decided to change my area of focus and entered in to the College and Career Counseling program at UC Berkeley Extension. I enjoyed the years I worked in high schools, helping students with all aspects of the college admissions process. In 2009, I changed my focus again, and concentrated on my own writing. My memoir was published in 2016, and I’ve been writing for a number of publications since then.


  • BA from UC Berkeley,
  • MS in Clinical Counseling from CSU East Bay
  • Certificate in College and Career Counseling from UC Berkeley Extension
  • MFA in Creative Writing from Saint Mary’s College of California