Andres Cruciani

English, History, Math, Science, & Spanish Teacher/Mentor

Though a writer at heart, Andrés dual-majored at Cornell in Psychology and Economics.  Following brief stints in acting and brand marketing, he joined the New York City Teaching Fellows.  He earned his Master’s in Education from Brooklyn College and for five years taught math at a public high school in Bushwick.  There he served as the National Honors Society advisor as well as the union’s chapter leader.   Yet always the writer, he returned to school for an MFA in Creative Writing from The New School.  Since then he’s taught at FIT, Albert Einstein’s Hispanic Center of Excellence, and numerous other schools.

A native Spanish speaker from Argentina, Andrés has done his fair share of travel.  He also enjoys training in Aikido (in which he has a black belt) and writing novels.  Working on an Olivetti Lettera 32 (the same typewriter Cormac McCarthy uses), he has painfully learned that olive oil is not a good substitute for typewriter oil.

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