Padya Paramita

MFA, Creative Writing, Columbia University

BA, Creative Writing & Women's and Gender Studies, Wellesley College

Hello! I'm a Graduate Coach at InGenius Prep working directly from our office in New Haven. I graduated from Wellesley College with a double major in Creative Writing and Women's and Gender Studies and am currently an MFA candidate at Columbia University. While in college, I served as a Residential Assistant and First-Year Mentor for three years, helping first-year students navigate their way around Wellesley. During summer and winter breaks, I worked as a writing assistant for Chabial Production House, a film production company based in my hometown of Dhaka, Bangladesh. After graduating, I worked as a stage manager for the play A Brief History of Colonization at the New Fringe Festival, before joining InGenius Prep. 

Having been passionate about writing all my life, I thoroughly enjoy guiding students through brainstorming, writing, and editing their own work. While in college, I was a reporter for the student newspaper, The Wellesley News, and a prose editor for the literary magazine, The Wellesley Review. My honors thesis, Far Cry, was a collection of creative writing essays focused on family and identity. My essays mainly focused on intersectional representation in the media and have appeared in various publications including Oxford University Press, VRV Blog, Xeno Zine, and Color Bloq. While at InGenius Prep, I have also written 100+ long-form pieces on the college admissions process. I'm also involved in editing other content writers' work and working closely with both our marketing and education teams to create blogs, e-books, infographics, and other resources for our students and readers. 

In my free time, I enjoy reading, binge-watching TV shows, making playlists, and watching professional wrestling. I'm a big foodie and at any given time, you can find me either cooking, eating, or watching food videos.