Jia Tolentino

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Birthday
20, 1989
Birthplace
Toronto, Canada
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
20, 1989 (age 30)
Birthplace
Toronto, Canada

About

Journalist who has gained fame as a staff writer for The New Yorker, including for her #MeToo piece "Limits of Power" in October 2017. She has also worked as a deputy editor of Salon and writer/editor for The Hairpin.

Before Fame

She earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia in 2009, and served one year in the Peace Corps following graduation in Kyrgyzstan. She later gained her MFA from the University of Michigan. 

Trivia

Her debut short story "The Odyssey" was nominated for the prestigious Pushcart Prize in 2012. She worked as a deputy editor for Jezebel between 2014-2016 before joining The New Yorker. 

Family Life

While born in Toronto, Canada, she was raised in Texas. Her parents are of Filipino descent. 

Associated With

She and Lauren Collins appeared together on the popular reality TV series Girls v. Boys.