Hello. I'm Sandra Mardenfeld and I'm excited to be writing for Show Showdown! I'm currently working on my PhD in Communication and Information at Rutgers University, specializing in media studies. Writing for this blog is a welcome diversion--anyone who has written a dissertation will tell you how grueling it is. Previously, I was the managing editor for several national magazines, the Broadway editor of Playbill, and an editor/writer on many websites. Currently, I am the director of the journalism program at C.W. Post University and a freelance writer/editor.