Staff

MEET THE STAFF at PEN CENTER USA
 

Michelle Franke — Executive Director
Michelle is the Executive Director of PEN Center USA and founding editor of The Rattling Wall, a literary journal. Michelle has produced over 200 literary events across Southern California and was named a 2013 "Face To Watch" by the Los Angeles Times. She currently teaches in the UCLA Extension Writers' Program in Los Angeles.


Amanda Fletcher — Emerging Voices
A 2012 PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellow, Amanda Fletcher is a freelance writer with a focus on travel. Her work has appeared in the Orange County Register, Coast, AfterParty and Hippocampus Magazines. Amanda is currently working on her memoir tentatively titled, HALO.


Andreen Soley — Development
For the past fifteen years, Andreen has worked as a researcher, grant writer, and program administrator. She currently serves on the board of Mary's Pence and the St Joseph Worker Advisory Council.


Stacy Valis  — Literary Awards
Stacy's background experience includes art administration, project management, and photography.


Natalie Green — Program Coordinator
Natalie will graduate from UCLA this spring with a bachelor's in English and a concentration in creative writing. This year, Natalie managed Westwind, UCLA's Journal of the Arts, and completed her honors thesis––a short story collection tentatively titled Lost Angeles.