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'The speech was a high point of my career, and I could not have done it without Inna’s skill. She is incredibly responsive, intuitive, and articulate. Ever since I made my speech, I have been receiving messages like, 'And your comments were just lovely – moving and powerful.' '

-Prof. Ushma Upadhyay, director of research, University of California Global Health Institute 

'Inna is a rock. Her writing is always lucid and forceful but she’s one of those lucky people who have an extra gear, and she can create pieces that are beautiful and moving. I loved collaborating with her on speeches, opinion pieces, scripts, and all the wide variety of content we wrote.' 

-Matt Cox, former speechwriter for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger

'I am 5 for 5 in full rides to law school, with a huge scholarship to Northwestern! You helped me put my story into words. You changed my entire life, Inna.' -Kenna L, Law Student

'I just wanted to let you know we have a Cameron Impact Scholar!! We could not have done it without you.' - Parent of full-ride merit scholarship recipient

'You are truly a magician.' - Faten, NYU Abu Dhabi '28

'Inna is a true expert. Her skill and dedication were tremendously helpful in polishing my grad school essay and taking it to the next level. Inna shared unique insights into what schools are seeking in a candidate, and she acted as a guide to make sure the programs I chose were a good match for my goals. My acceptance into grad school is the start of a new chapter in my life, and I really appreciate the professionalism and care that Inna put into the process.' 

-Pam Petrigliano, LMFT Student

'...spellbinding use of language and dense, ponderous imagery. Our editors found themselves rereading it once, twice, three times to take it all in.'

-Luke Larkin, CutBank Literary Journal of the University of Montana 

 

...'a richness of fricatives and plosives, textured words that wow me with their density, weight, lightness, too.. symphony of sounds and smells and spells… Tantalizing.'

- British Fantasy Society award-winning reviewer, Des Lewis

'When Inna told me that she was writing fiction, I was really excited. We always need writers who can see the world in an unexpected way, with honesty and humor and an open heart. Get your heart ready.'

-Jade Chang, author of The Wangs Vs. the World 

'One of the baddest.' 

          -The Honorable Shay Franco-Clausen

'I had the delightful experience of getting to work with Inna. Her cool curiosity was clear to us all ... Inna started to explore her craft with speechwriting, which finds us in the present and there's that curiosity again, this time asking YOU to think.'

-Joanna Bloor, TED speaker, CEO of The Amplify Lab

'They are remarkable for the density of the prose, the rhythms of her sentences, and her concentration of purpose. Her stories are unsummarizable, and do not exist apart from their style... Inna’s stories function as vehicles to probe those timeless places that define... what it means to be human.'

-Jim Krusoe, author of The Sleep Garden

Additional Accreditations & Programs

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David Effress

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