Jane Kokernak joined MIT as a CI-M lecturer in January 2008. Previously, she oversaw the writing center at Mount Ida College in Newton and coordinated a writing across the curriculum initiative at Simmons College in Boston. Currently she is also a contributor to ASweetLife, an online journal for people with diabetes, and works with Storybuilders.org to help organizations make digital stories. Earlier in her career, she worked for over a decade as a researcher/writer in nonprofit development for organizations that included the Albert Einstein Institution, Harvard University, Walker Home and School, and Worcester Art Museum.
Her articles and essays have appeared in Bellevue Literary Review, Equally Shared Parenting, P•M•S poemmemoirstory, and Tomorrow's Professor. She is at work on a biography of Elizabeth Coleman White (1871-1954), a farmer and amateur botanist who introduced the first cultivated blueberry to the United States.