Acacia Marie O'Connor

Acacia is a versatile writer and digital media producer. They are the point person for Columbia’s social media channels. As assistant director of digital media, they help guide editorial strategy for social media, as well as convenes and supports other digital and social media producers across the University. They are also producer of The Low Down, a podcast done in collaboration with the Columbia Alumni Association.

Acacia joined the University in 2014 as a writer and researcher for University president and first amendment scholar Lee C. Bollinger. Previously they worked as a free speech advocate, sportswriter, and Italian literary translator. They have a masters degrees from the Columbia School of Journalism and the University of Rochester. Their work can be found at