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Phone: (203) 436-4545
Mail: Yale Publishing Course
P.O. Box 208320
New Haven, CT 06520-8320
Tina C. Weiner – Director, Yale Publishing Course
Tina Christenfeld Weiner has worked in publishing for four decades, most recently as the Publishing Director of Yale University Press, one of the largest American university presses. During her tenure, she was instrumental in forging co-publishing and distribution arrangements with many art museums, both here and abroad, and in launching a wide-range of innovative publishing initiatives. Tina has been a member of the board of the American Association of University Presses, has served on many of its committees and task forces, and was a frequent speaker at its annual meetings. She has also lectured at the University of Denver Summer Publishing Institute, the University of Chicago Museum Publishing Program, the International Association of Museum Publishers, and the New York University Center for Publishing. She has been a consultant to a variety of publishers and has served on the Freedom to Read Committee of the Association of American Publishers. She is a member of the board of the New Press, the Clifford Beers Clinic, and the Woodbridge Board of Police Commissioners (chair). Tina is a Fellow of Timothy Dwight College (Yale University) and a graduate of Smith College.
Daniela Castillo - Program Associate
Daniela is the Assistant Director for International Initiatives at Yale University’s Office of International Affairs. In this role, she is responsible for supporting the development and delivery of leadership education programs. Prior to joining Yale, she worked in various industries, including consumer goods marketing, international banking, and legal services. She holds a B.S. in marketing communications and advertising and an M.B.A., both from Western New England University.
Leslie Powell - Program Associate
Leslie oversees the development of senior-level leadership programs and supports the work of Yale schools, centers, and faculty on key projects in Europe. Prior to OIA, Leslie directed outreach, media relations, and alumni affairs for the Yale World Fellows Program. Earlier in her career, she was a senior political risk analyst for Eurasia Group serving as a liaison to the Russian Space Agency and other former Soviet agencies. Leslie has a Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University and an A.B. from Harvard in Russian and Soviet studies.
Shana Schneider - Communications Associate
Shana Schneider supports the marketing and communications efforts of the Yale Publishing Course. She was previously the Chief Marketing Officer of Just the Right Book, an online startup company affiliated with RJ Julia Booksellers. Shana has also worked in the media industry as a producer for Agape Productions and at TV Guide, where she worked on shows that aired on FOX, VH1, and Food Network. She received her B.A. from Yale University.
Amy Shah - Communications Associate
Amy Shah is the communications officer for the Office of International Affairs with responsibility for marketing and recruiting for the Yale Publishing Course. Prior to her current position, she worked as a communications consultant on the Yale India Initiative. Earlier in her career, she was a project coordinator for Certificates of Origin at the International Chamber of Commerce, World Chambers Federation in Paris, France. She received her Masters of Global Communications from the American University of Paris.