In the year she graduated, Wickenden attended the Radcliffe Publishing Procedures Course and then moved to Washington D.C. There, she was hired as an editorial assistant for the Shakespeare Quarterly at the Folger Shakespeare Library. In 1978 she accepted a position as production manager of The New Republic, a magazine of centrist liberal opinion, later becoming managing editor and eventually the executive editor.
Contribution: Executive Editor of The New Yorker
College Activities: Phi Beta Kappa, High Honors in English, a member of the Retention and Promotion Committee for the English Department, Student Action Committee for the United Farm Workers, Reporter for the Herald, Squash, Swimming
Other Education: Radcliffe Publishing Procedures Course, Nieman Fellow at Harvard University (Cambridge, Mass., 1989)