Columbia University, MFA 2020
Johns Hopkins University, BA 2016
Arielle Kaden is a writer, teacher and editor based in New York City. Her work has appeared in the Forward and the Columbia Journal. In 2020, she completed a Masters of Fine Arts degree in Nonfiction Writing at Columbia University, where she served as a Chair's Fellow and editor of the program's Thesis Anthology. At Columbia, she also created and began teaching her course "Building the Better Memoir" which would become the most highly enrolled course of the semester in Columbia's Community Classes program. She has taught creative writing to teachers, social workers, medical students, and people from a variety of backgrounds.
Raised in New Jersey, Arielle earned her Bachelor's degree at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore in 2016. 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.