Ayana Underwood

Ayana Underwood

Associate Editor


General Mental Health & Wellness, BIPOC Mental Health


Pace University, Duquesne University



Ayana has experience in book publishing: She worked on the marketing team at Hachette Book Group's PublicAffairs imprint and worked in subsidiary rights at W.W. Norton & Company.

She is currently the Assistant Editor of Verywell Mind.


Ayana received her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Duquesne University and earned her master's degree in publishing from Pace University. She holds a certificate in proofreading from Proofreading Academy.

About Verywell Mind

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