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Zachary Hoskins

Hometown: Williamston, MI

Pronouns: he/him

Zach was drawn to the grant writing profession by a desire to use his skills in writing and critical analysis to effect positive, progressive social change. Since joining Elevate, he has specialized primarily in the K-12 education space, with clients including arts education, youth organizing, professional development, and youth literacy organizations. His pre-Elevate nonprofit experience includes two years at the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City, Missouri, where he helped curate one of the largest existing collections of jazz performances on film.

A native of Southeast Michigan, Zach holds an MA in Media Arts from the University of Arizona, and BA’s in Film and Video Studies and Creative Writing and Literature from the University of Michigan, where he graduated with High Honors. Outside of his day job, Zach enjoys reading, record collecting, writing and podcasting about popular music, and playing video games with his son.

What is your hidden talent?

I haven't played since college, but I used to be a pretty good drummer.

What punctuation mark would you be and why?

The semi-colon; it's academic and can be frivolous, but lends itself to expressing complex thoughts.

What is your grammatical pet peeve?

Using "it's" rather than "its." This is especially annoying when it's my phone's Autocorrect making the mistake.

What is your favorite way to spend a Sunday afternoon?

Listening to records on the couch, playing video games on the couch...pretty much anything involving a couch.

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