Patti Mason

Associate Editor, Voices: The Journal of New York Folklore

Patti joined New York Folklore in 1997, working in its Ithaca office through May 1999. She developed and administered New York Folklore’s first website before assuming editing responsibilities for VOICES in 2012. She has worked as a typesetter, a laboratory technician, a dietitian, a database manager for a commodity trader, a processor of university research proposals, and a substitute teacher/school librarian. She has BS degrees in Biochemistry and in Nutrition from Texas A&M University and the University of Texas at Austin, respectively. Since 1999, she has been assisting Dr. David Sahn in the Cornell Food and Nutrition Policy Program, including editing of papers and books, while also taking cultural history and literature classes at Cornell. Working remotely since 2002, she continues her work at Cornell with Dr. Sahn and with other Cornell professors, as well as editing books for other authors on a contract basis.