Audrey Dolar Tejada was born in the Philippines and raised in southwest Oklahoma. As a writer and artist, she is inspired by her family and friends and her independent travels through 5 continents, 35 countries, and 48 states. Her creative projects include: Strange Tango, literary fiction; Millennium Muse, a collection of narrative nonfiction, essays, and observations; and Strange Tango: Life as Art, the first literary conceptual art installation in cyberspace and personal website/blog showcasing her writing, photography, and inspirations.
Audrey majored in literature at Cornell University and studied creative writing with the poet and essayist Kenneth McClane. She has a graduate degree in broadcast journalism from the Boston University College of Communication where her adviser was William Lord, the former ABC News executive who produced World News Tonight with Peter Jennings and Nightline with Ted Koppel. Audrey entered academia after working in network and major market television news. She has worked closely with eminent Harvard Law School Professor and Vice Dean Charles Ogletree, a mentor and adviser to President Barack Obama. As a Harvard University Administrative Fellow, she worked with Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. to bring leading intellectuals and authors, Nobel laureates, MacArthur fellows, and Pulitzer Prize winners on campus to read and discuss their work.
A past elected member of the Cornell University Board of Trustees, Audrey was initiated into the Quill and Dagger Society and was a finalist in Glamour magazine’s Top Ten College Women national competition. She was selected as a Hearst-Argyle Fellow in television news at WCVB, the award-winning, Hearst-Argyle flagship station, and has served as the New England National Board representative of the Asian American Journalists Association. Her work has appeared in print, broadcasting, and online media and she has experience in film and video production.
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