Jennie McDonald is the Publisher Relations and Rights Director at Center for the Collaborative Classroom. She is responsible for the organization’s evolving trade book strategy and works closely with their trade publishing partners (publishers, authors, and agents) throughout the country to acquire the children’s literature necessary for Collaborative Classroom’s programs. She has developed a series of author interviews to support teachers and students who wish to learn more about writers and writing and spearheaded the diversity review of program literature for the organization. She began her career in trade publishing at the Ecco Press in New York and spent the next two decades working on both coasts as a literary agent, subsidiary rights director, editor, writer, and publishing consultant. She completed the Radcliffe College Publishing Procedures Course at Harvard University, attended the University of London, and graduated from the University of Oregon with Honors in English Literature.