Meet the Executive team
Jessica Oliphant is a student at NYU, studying Public Policy. At Bring on the Books, Jessica started off as Community Outreach Intern, moving up to Community Engagement Coordinator before transitioning to her current role as Executive Director. She is from St. Louis, Missouri and considers herself a mediocre runner and pizza enthusiast.
Director of Marketing
Jason Lin is a Junior at New York University, studying Media, Culture, and Communication and Economics. As well as serving as Bring on the Books' lead marketing strategist, he mobilizes student involvement in addressing social issues with NYU Alternative Breaks, mentors first-year students at Goddard Residential College. In his free time, Jason writes, (attempts to) stay fit and eats—a lot!
Director of Operations
McKenzie McFee is a Senior at New York University, studying Applied Psychology. She was born and raised in Delaware, a small state on the East Coast, chock full of hidden treasures! She's the oldest in her family and has become accustomed to hanging out with small children. Now, she considers herself a child whisperer and whenever she's at a family gathering, part-time job, or internship, you can find her hanging out with the kiddos. Hanging out with children all the time has fueled her passion for education and to work with Bring on the Books
Community Outreach Intern
Yorai Vardi is a first year philosophy major at NYU. Born in Israel, Yorai immigrated to the United States at a very young age. In order to learn English, and ground himself in the new country which he now called home, Yorai turned to his constant lifelong companions: books. Since moving to the U.S., Yorai has become increasingly interested in helping other young people find themselves and their interests through the magic of reading. In addition to being BoB's new Community Outreach Intern, Yorai is an active member of NYU's Mock Trial team, an amateur short story writer, and self-proclaimed chocolate connoisseur.
Social Media Intern
Angel is a sophomore from Long Island, New York. She's currently studying Media, Culture, and Communication at NYU. Her hobbies include admiring dogs that pass by her on the street, attempting to bake, and wasting time on the internet. A lover of stories, she is excited to be a part of the Bring on the Books team and have the opportunity to help foster a greater appreciation for books and literacy.