Lesley University, Master of Fine Arts in Writing
Northeastern University,
Bachelor of Science in Psychology/Marketing

Cheryl's literary experience includes studies with New York Times Best Selling author David Elliot, renowned poet Steven Cramer, Alexandra Johnson, author of The Hidden Writer (winner of the PEN/Jerard Fund Award for nonfiction), and international award-winning author Rachel Manley.

Cheryl has also taken workshops with Robert Pinsky, Poet Laureate (1997-2000); children's author the late Maurice Sendak (best known for Where the Wild Things Are); Lloyd Schwartz, Pulitzer Prize for Criticism receipent (1994); and Tony Eprile, fiction author of The Persistence of Memory, named 2004 New York Times Notable Book of the Year, as well as best book of 2004 by the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times.  Additional generous mentors Susan Goodman, Anita Riggio and Laruie Foos.

Cheryl's professional communication and marketing expertise ranges across formats in environments including retail, wellness, non-profit, arts, financial, healthcare, manufacturing, food service, education and technology  She has worked with agencies and organizations of all sizes, diversities and budgets.  Entrepreneurial to corporate.