Destry Sibley

tutor, multimedia producer

Destry was born and raised in Portland, Maine. She has a BA from Amherst College and an MA in digital media and narrative nonfiction from the City University of New York. She has experience teaching students of all ages, from kindergarten to college, and previously served as an Education Fellow at the New York Public Library. When she is not tutoring, Destry is pursuing her doctorate in English literature and working as a freelance writer and media producer. She was a Fulbright Scholar and National Geographic Digital Storyteller in Mexico in 2018.

…a text I love to teach

Alexander Chee’s “Portrait of My Father” for teaching inference and attention to detail, and for developing students’ love of reading. They get to the end and want to keep going.

…a favorite place I’ve visited

I recently visited the Chinese Garden Court at the Met for the first time. Such a quiet spot in the city–I wanted to stay all day.

…eight people living or dead I’d invite to my ideal dinner party

It would have to be grandmothers and great-grandmothers–four from each side whom I’ve never gotten to know.

…something I can’t stop thinking about

This visualization of the Cosmic Web–all 24,000 galaxies that we’ve yet identified.