Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich

Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy
Harvard Kennedy School
Office Address
Mailing Address
John F. Kennedy School of Government
Mailbox 113
79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 617-495-9003
Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich


Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy, has published essays in The New York Times, Oxford American, Fourth Genre, and the anthology True Crime (InFact Books, 2013), as well as other magazines and journals. She is finishing a book of combined memoir and literary journalism about a Louisiana murder and death penalty case. In support of her work on this book, she has received a Rona Jaffe Award and fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, Blue Mountain Center, and other organizations. Before coming to HKS, she was the sole creative writing faculty member at Cedar Crest College in Allentown, PA. Currently she lives just outside Boston and teaches the Memoir Incubator program at Grub Street, Inc. Marzano-Lesnevich holds an MFA in creative writing and a JD from Harvard Law School.


Fall Mod2

  • DPI-810M-B Introduction to Writing for Policy and Politics

Spr Mod4

  • DPI-810M-D Introduction to Writing for Policy and Politics