Henry Kogan is a professional writer and marketer. He holds a BBA in Accounting from Baruch College and an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University.
For the past 18 years, Henry has been an educator and mentor in academic and professional environments. As a student at the Bronx High School of Science, he tutored in writing and science. His passion for teaching continued during his undergraduate career. He was selected to teach Freshman Seminar at Baruch College to help incoming students acclimate to college life. He also spent three years as a peer counselor at HELPLINE, assisting students from various socioeconomic backgrounds with academic and personal issues.
Upon graduating from Baruch College in 2006 with a degree in Accounting and Industrial Psychology, Henry worked as a hedge fund auditor.
“I love the stories that numbers can tell. There’s a beauty in always having an exact answer,” Henry says.
Henry returned to school in 2011, to study at Columbia University. Writing was always his passion. During high school, he beat out several thousand students to win first place in NYPAL’s annual contest, Stories my Grandparents Told Me.
As a graduate student at Columbia University, Henry was a member of Columbia’s Artists as Teachers program. He helped high school students craft their college admission essays and applications. With an MFA in Creative Writing, Henry moved to Seattle to work at Microsoft. For three years, Henry was the Managing Editor of Architecture Insights, an email newsletter distributed to 1,100 Microsoft employees. He worked with senior IT executives to craft their stories and held weekly writing workshops for employees in his team. For many of them, English was not their first language. During his tenure at Microsoft he also privately tutored Microsoft employees who wished to enhance their writing skills.
Henry has continued writing professionally as a content marketer in his hometown of New York City, working with companies in technology, finance, and healthcare. His marketing strategies have helped companies increase revenue and brand visibility, both nationally and internationally.
As an educator, Henry takes a similar approach with every student: “It’s important to cater my pedagogy to the needs of every student. We all process information differently and it’s critical to plan the appropriate strategy for optimal success.”
In his spare time, Henry loves to write fiction and has self published two works on Amazon. He is a coffee enthusiast and is always on the hunt for the best cup of espresso in New York City.