Larissa Zageris

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New York University, Missouri State University
Debt, Economic Law, Sociopolitical Relationships With Money
  • Larissa Zageris joined the Money Analysis news team in 2024.
  • She once had a viral (and financially super-successful) Kickstarter campaign for her self-published book, "Taylor Swift: Girl Detective"
  • Her experience in Chicago Public Schools, logistics work, college education, and the arts in towns large and small give her a unique perspective on personal finance and the intersection of arts, education, and business.


Larissa Zageris is a writer, educator, and filmmaker from Midlothian, IL. She is the author of many books, comics, games, and scripts. Her short film Not Bloody Mary was a NYX Official Selection for their inaugural 13 Minutes of Horror Film Festival. It streamed on Shudder, and as part of India's Wench Film Fest. Her short story "Something in the Night" received an Honorable Mention in Killer Shorts Season 5, and her scripted adaptation is being produced by Good Pointe podcasts. When she isn't writing scripts, she's writing articles, including an Oral History of the Chicago Rat Hole for


Larissa holds BFAs in dramatic writing and film/television production from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. She recently completed her MFA in dramatic writing from Missouri State University, where she also taught acting fundamentals and genre screenwriting.

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