Becky Sarwate is a freelance writer contributing to a number of publications including Edge Media Network, where she reviews Chicago theater productions, and Wrigleyville Nation, chronicling the highs and lows of lifelong Chicago Cubs fandom. Becky also published a political/cultural column for Contemptor and has written for PoliticusUSA.com, RootSpeak magazine, NewCity, Make It Better and StreetWise. She is a manifold IWPA award winner, and has been recognized for her work eight times by the National Federation of Press Women.
Becky has a passion for educating and mentoring the next generation of communicators. She is thrilled to be a member of Northeastern Illinois University’s English department faculty, teaching a 300-level course entitled, Making Your Liberal Arts Degree Work: Writing For The Professional World & Internships.
Becky was the 49th President of the Illinois Woman’s Press Association and remains on the Executive Board as Immediate Past President/Digital Marketing Chair. Founded in 1885 and celebrating 132 years in 2017, IWPA is an organization of professionals whose objective is to improve opportunities for members in mass communications. She also serves on the board of the Chicago Writers Association.
Becky Sarwate is a proud city of Chicago resident, where she lives in the Ravenswood neighborhood with her husband Bob and their dog, Jude.