Columbia University, MFA 2020
Johns Hopkins University, BA 2016
Arielle Kaden is a writer based in New York City. Her work has appeared in the Forward and the Columbia Journal. She is currently earning a Masters of Fine Arts degree in Nonfiction Writing at Columbia University, where she is serving as a Chair's Fellow. She most recently worked as an intern for the Opinion Section of the Forward.
Arielle was raised in Randolph, New Jersey and earned her Bachelor's degree at Johns Hopkins University. At Hopkins, Arielle majored in Writing Seminars (Creative Writing) and minored in Jewish studies. She was a recipient of multiple research grants including a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship which allowed her to spend several summers in Europe researching Jewish history, particularly the resurgence of Jewish life in Europe after World War II. She kept a blog about her travels titled Saving the Shtetlach which she is currently adapting into a memoir.
After graduation from Hopkins in 2016, Arielle spent one year in Berlin as a recipient of the Fulbright Scholarship, Young American Journalism Award where she researched how Jewish life in Germany has rebuilt since World War II. Now based in Manhattan, Arielle has enjoyed writing about her experiences both at home and abroad. She hopes to make a career writing about Jewish issues and other meaningful topics.