Theta Pavis is poet and educator who has worked in higher education for more than a decade. A former reporter and magazine editor, she served as the Director of Student Media at New Jersey City University. At NJCU is helped first-generation college students create news articles, podcasts and a literary magazine. In 2021, the Society of Professional Journalists (NJ chapter) named her “Journalism Educator of the Year.” In 2022, a collection of her poems was shortlisted by Yellow Arrow Publishing. Her writing has appeared in The Journal of New Jersey Poets, The Red Wheelbarrow, Mom Egg Review, Why to These Rocks: 50 Years of Poetry from the Community of Writers (HeyDay Books) and many others. Her poems have been performed onstage by Poetry Well in New York. She works in communications at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. She is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.