About Our Team

Faculty and Staff

Manuela Soares

Director, Lecturer

As Director of the Pace University Press, Soares works with editors on a variety of academic journals. Well-known for its studies of Virginia Woolf and medieval literature, more recent additions to the Press list of publications include journals on acting, comics, philosophy, and psychology. As Director, Soares reviews new submissions and oversees the operation of the Press and its staff. Soares is also the Director of the MS in Publishing program at Pace.

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Stephanie Hsu

Associate Director

As Associate Director of the Pace University Press, Hsu oversees the day-to-day activities of the Press from manuscript to bound book, supervising the Graduate Assistants and Student Aide, and working with the editors. She is also an Associate Professor of English and the Director of the American Studies program in Pace University’s Dyson College.

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Delaney Anderson

Graduate Assistant

Delaney Anderson is a first-year graduate student in the M.S. in Publishing program working towards a career in production and design within the publishing industry. She stayed in her hometown of Pensacola, FL to attend the University of West Florida where she received bachelors’ degrees in communications and English. While at UWF, Anderson was a staff writer for the student-led newspaper, The Voyager. She also worked in content creation, presentation development, and social marketing while she was a Peer Educator with Wellness Services on campus. She left Florida quickly following graduation to attend the Denver Publishing Institute in Colorado during the summer of 2019 and made her move to NYC soon after. Delaney is grateful for the opportunity to work at Pace University Press and looks forward to her future in publishing.


Shani Starinsky

Graduate Student Aide

Shani Starinsky is a Publishing graduate student living in New York City. Born and raised in Israel, Shani always wanted to live in the U.S. She speaks four languages and hopes to pick up a new one every year. After earning her BFA in Fashion Design at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY and working in various fashion houses, she crossed over to fashion buying. Shani is pursuing a master’s in Publishing with the hopes of breaking into fashion magazine editing and ultimately plans to one day start her own. 


Francesca Leparik

Graduate Assistant

Francesca Leparik has always held books close to her heart since her mother first read her The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch. Born and raised on Long Island in New York, she went north to SUNY Oswego where she received her bachelor’s degree in English. During her time at Oswego, she was the secretary of the school’s literary magazine, The Great Lake Review. She is looking forward to exploring all the different opportunities that this program has to offer. Francesca is thrilled to be a part of the Pace University Press!