Shanta Lee Gander

Director of Outreach and Publicity

Shanta Lee Gander is an artist and multi-faceted professional in leadership, marketing, management, and a range of other areas. As an artist, her endeavors include writing prose, poetry, investigative journalism, and photography. Shanta Lee’s prose has been incorporated into her former weekly radio segments, Ponder This on Green Mountain Mornings 100.3 FM/1490 AM WKVT. Her poetry, prose, and personal essays have been featured in Rebelle Society, on the Ms. Magazine Blog, and The Commons weekly newspaper. Shanta Lee’s contributing work on an investigative journalism piece for The Commons received a New England Newspaper & Press Association (NENPA) 2019 award. Shanta Lee has served as a Brattleboro Selectboard member, is currently completing her MFA in Creative Non-Fiction and Poetry at the Vermont College of Fine Arts, and regularly adventures to various parts of the world. Shanta Lee is the co-author of Ghosts of Cuba: An Interracial Couple’s Exploration of Cuba in the Age of Trump—Told in Images & Words (Green Writers Press, September 2019).

Shanta has an MBA from the University of Hartford and an undergraduate degree in Women, Gender and Sexuality from Trinity College.

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