Allison Cook '06

I am an Editor at Pearson Prentice Hall in Boston, a textbook publisher. I work mainly on Language Arts anthologies but also on Social Studies (primarily Government and Geography) and World Languages texts. My degree in Comparative Lit helps me tremendously in my work because of its very interdisciplinary approach: one day I might be editing a chapter on the history of government in Russia and the next day working with audio files for a beginner Spanish lesson. My time at Dartmouth helped me to be a better reader and my time as a teaching assistant improved my skills working with other people's writing, both of which are crucial in my job. I just bought a house just outside of Boston and am getting married in September.