Jennifer Weis Monsky is a Senior Literary Agent with Ross Yoon Agency, based in NYC. Prior to that she was Executive Editor at St. Martin’s Press for 30 years. As a publisher, she acquired and edited many lyme-related books, including THE WIDENING CIRCLE by Polly Murray, CURE UNKNOWN by Pamela Weintraub, WHY CAN’T I GET BETTER and HOW CAN I GET BETTER by Dr Richard Horowitz, and BELIEVE ME by Yolanda Foster. She currently represents Dr. Daniel Kinderlehrer, whose book HOW TO RECOVER FROM LYME, will be published in the spring of 2020.
Jennifer’s personal experiences with Lyme Disease began in 1990 when she got sick. She was treated for two years, recovered and nine years later got either a new infection or recurrence of the old. It took five and a half years, and many doctors, for her to get well that time. Her family has also struggled with Lyme.
She joined the Columbia Lyme and Tick-borne Diseases Research Center board in 2008, and served as its chair for three years. She is also a pioneering member of the Gray Matters program at Columbia and continues to serve on its board. This program is devoted to funding young Fellows in Psychiatry. Additionally, Jennifer is a member of the Columbia University Psychiatry Board. As various advocacy groups have worked on addressing the Lyme Disease problem, Jennifer has participated in their national fundraising and strategic activities in both leadership and Board member positions. She is a member of the Yale Public Health School Leadership Council and UJA Publishing Executive Committee.Jennifer received her B.A. and M.A. in English from Yale. She lives in NYC with her husband John Monsky, and is the mother of four children.