Meet the Team
Taraneh is the Senior Manager of Creative Marketing for Penguin Random House Audio. From spending every weekend of her childhood at her local library in Illinois to getting a degree in English Literature from Lawrence University in Appleton, WI, books have always been an integral part of her life. Needless to say, Taraneh is very passionate about literacy and reading in any format! Outside the office, Taraneh writes about pop culture and theater, volunteers with a children's art program, bakes, and travels as much as possible.
Erin Murphy is the Creative Marketing Assistant for Penguin Random House Audio. She graduated with a degree in Media Studies, Journalism and Digital Arts from Saint Michael’s College in Burlington, VT, where her passion for stories in all mediums—from photography to poetry to newspaper articles—flourished. Erin has been an avid reader since childhood, and spent many summer days poring over books in the library in her hometown of Newington, CT. Erin is so excited to work on content that connects audiobooks to story-lovers in libraries and beyond!
Ameela Persaud is the Strategic Marketing Assistant for Penguin Random House Audio. She graduated from Baruch College, with a degree in Marketing Communication and Advertising. Ameela is inspired by experiences- whether that be experiences through events, marketing campaigns, and most importantly the experience of listening to audio books! A great book can transform a persons life, so Ameela finds even playing a small part in that process extremely rewarding!
Becca Stumpf is the Associate Manager of Creative Marketing for Penguin Random House Audio. After graduating from Grinnell College with a BA in English Literature, she moved to New York City armed with a passion for books and an eagerness to live in urban bliss with 8.5 million humans. Before joining PRHA and BOT she was a literary agent representing both adult and children’s fiction, and she loves how audiobooks and the act of listening can spark new creative synapses and inspire readers to dive ever deeper into the world of books. When she's not in the office, Becca can be found adventuring with her dog, editing novels, coaching writers, and thinking about what to eat for dinner.
Jennifer Rubins is the Associate Director of Creative Marketing for Penguin Random House Audio and has been listening to audiobooks since she learned to read (turning the page when she heard the chimes!). Jen has devoted herself to supporting the art of storytelling in some shape or form for as long as she can remember. After graduating from Binghamton University with a degree in English and theatre, she performed as an actress in theatres & schools around the country, including educational & literature-based theatre where she led Q & A’s with students after performances. Jen studied Shakespeare at the British American Drama Academy in Oxford and is a proud member of Actors Equity. She first discovered her passion for publishing while working as both a copy editor and author of reading comprehension books. Jen couldn’t be more thrilled to bring her passions for books, actors, and storytelling all together with Books on Tape where she’s always excited to connect with libraries and listeners!