Svetlana Kitto works as a writer, teacher and oral historian in New York City. She has an MA in Oral History from Columbia University, and currently works as the project lead on an oral history project with Jewish Theological Seminary; and as an interviewer on the Brooklyn Historical Society's Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations Oral History Project, which examines the history and experiences of mixed-heritage people and families in Brooklyn. She has taught oral history and creative writing workshops at a homeless youth drop-in center in Chinatown, NYC, a high school in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn, and at the Asian American Writers Workshop. She is the writer, most recently, of an essay in Occupy! Scenes from Occupied America, published by Verso Books in December 2011.