Jane Yevgenia Muschenetz is a Ukrainian-born, Russian-speaking, Jewish refugee who fled the Soviet regime as a child. Recognized for excellence in Poetry Performance by the County of San Diego, Jane is a 2023 City of Encinitas Exhibiting Artist and winner of the 2022 Good Life Review Poetry Prize. Her debut poetry collection, All the Bad Girls Wear Russian Accents (Kelsay Books, 2023), is a Readers' Favorite 5 Star Book and a finalist for the Jacar Press Chapbook Prize. Jane is also the “butter half” of the husband-and-wife team behind the long-running food and photography blog, Table M.
Passionate about building inclusive, resilient communities, Jane serves on the boards of several nonprofits, including Temple Emanu-El, MIT Sloan Alum Club of San Diego, and International Memoir Writers Association. She is the Director of Partnerships at San Diego Entertainment & Arts Guild and co-founder of the San Diego chapter of Women Who Submit Lit. Her previous work includes advising Fortune 500 companies on business development and marketing strategy as a consultant at Bain & Co. Jane earned her MBA from MIT's Sloan School of Business and her BA in Political Science from UCSD.