Freelance Writer


About Me

Jillian Pretzel is a California native, long-time vegetarian, and unteachable yogi. She has an MFA in creative writing, an MA in English, and an addiction to french fries. She enjoys writing about relationships and pop culture, watching Netflix with her husband, and talking to strangers' dogs.



Work Experience

June 2019 - Today

The List

Regular contributor

October 2018 - Today

Regular contributor

September 2017 - December 2019

California School of the Arts

Creative Writing teacher



Masters of Arts in English/Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing

Chapman University / 2018

MA thesis: “Feminism and Ann Beattie: Feminist Expectations from 1974 to 2001”

MFA thesis: "Because You Like Owls: Fiction and Nonfiction Essays"

Bachelors in Philosophy/Bachelors in Religious Studies

Minor in Women's and Gender Studies

University of Redlands / 2013

Thesis: "Theories of Tolerance and the Duty of the Citizen of the Multicultural Society"


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