About Jodi

Ever since she was a little girl, Jodi Weiss aspired to be a writer. Then came running, and soon after, yoga. Later, came her love of the world of careers.

Jodi Weiss is the author of several published short stories, as well as academic books published by Random House/The Princeton Review. Her articles are currently featured in The Huffington Post, Linked In Pulse, and Ultrarunning Magazine. Her first stint in publishing was at the New Yorker Magazine, where she was an intern for the education program. Following that, she spent ten years in academic publishing at McGraw-Hill, Golden Books, and The Princeton Review, during which time she held titles such as Managing Editor and Editorial Director.

For over a decade, Jodi has led the Nonprofit and Higher Education Practice at Korn Ferry Futurestep, the world’s leading executive search firm. She founded EverythingSmart, which helps college students to executives cultivate career paths in early 2016. Away from the office, Jodi is a professor of literature, composition, and creative writing;  she has taught at various colleges and universities in New York City and Florida.  In her free time, Jodi is a devoted yogi and avid ultra-runner with over 75 ultramarathon-distance races completed, thirty at the 100-mile or more distance, to include the famed Badwater 135 and Brazil 135.

Jodi holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the State University of New York, and a Master of Arts degree in English and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College. Her first novel, From Comfortable Distances, is available via Amazon.

To reach Jodi regarding article queries, public speaking engagements, or career coaching, please contact Jodi at Jodi@everythingsmart.org or connect with her on Linked In by clicking here.

Writing Credits

Huffington Post articles: Click here

Linked In Pulse articles: Click here

Endurance Sports and Fitness Magazine: Click here

She Savvy articles: Click here

Ultrarunning Magazine articles:

  • Interview with Colby Wentlandt, click here
  • National Endurance Sports Summit article, click here
  • Brazil 135 ultramarathon, click here
  • Lugging Along: The Benefits of Tire Pulling, click here
  • Badwater Cape Fear Ultramarathon Race Report click here
  • See hard-copies of the magazine for the story of The Great New York 100 ultramarathon (October 2015), and  Javelina Jundred 100 mile ultramarathon (January 2016)

Articles featuring Jodi

“How Crazy Do You Have to be to Run the World’s Toughest Foot Race?”  – LA Times: click here

Writers & Authors on Fire Podcast: Click here

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