|Madeleine Messinger, Regina Paparo, Sam Farrell, Clare Yoder, Elise Van Arsdale, Marielle Alexander, Nicole Kim, Eugene Gonzales, Kristina Sumfleth|
Marielle Alexander / firstname.lastname@example.org
I am a senior English major with minors in Writing and Rhetoric and Psychology. I am very involved with the English department Advisory Committee and various volunteer organizations on campus. After graduating in December, I plan to attend graduate school to study secondary education with the goal of one day becoming a teacher.
Francesca Cocchi / email@example.com
I am a junior English and Honors major with a minor in Humanities. I began my education at Villanova in the Honors department's Interdisciplinary Humanities cohort (Interdisc), where I met the professors and friends who continue to guide me through my undergraduate experience every day. After Villanova, I plan to earn a graduate degree in journalism and move to a new city or country to begin my career. If I'm not reading one of the 35 books I purchased for my courses this semester, you can probably find me in the Writing Center, where I work as the junior undergraduate assistant, at the Pavilion for cheerleading practice, or with my brothers from our campus's honor fraternity. I spent the last two summers working as an intern for New Jersey's Asbury Park Press, researching dystopian fiction, and volunteering as an Orientation Counselor.
Amanda Eliades / firstname.lastname@example.org
I am a junior English major who will be graduating this May with a concentration in Writing and Rhetoric, an Honors minor, and hopefully a theology minor as well. After graduation, my goals include a career in publishing both as an editor and a writer; I also look forward to receiving an MFA and PhD after I gain some more experience in the "real world" so I can spice up my writing! My literary interests include Gothic novels, Thomas Hardy, Charles Dickens, as well as a new-found obsession with the series Outlander. I've had internships in editing, marketing and public relations--including work as an editorial intern and writer for the up-and-coming platform for political awareness, Daily Clout. I also work in the Writing Center and have co-founded Villanova's first Poetry Society and look forward to its success this year!
Samantha Farrell / email@example.com
I am a senior English major. This summer I had an internship with a television production company. It was amazing to see how useful the skills I have developed as an English major were to work in this field. I transferred into the English department at the start of my junior year, and everyone has been so helpful and kind. It was definitely the best choice I could have made here at Villanova. I feel that when I graduate in the spring I will be well prepared, thanks to the outstanding department and my professors.
Eugene Gonzalez / firstname.lastname@example.org
I am a senior English major and one course away from completing a Spanish minor. I’m involved with the BRIDGE Society, and I serve as the president of the Pre-Law Society. I have interned at Davis & Gilbert LLP, a corporate law firm, and at Bank of America Merrill Lynch as well. Being an English major has opened many doors for me, and I am extremely proud to call myself one. I plan to attend law school after my graduation from Villanova in the spring.
Kate Kafka / email@example.com
I am a Junior English major with minors in Classical Languages, Honors, and Communications. I am hoping to attend law school after graduation. I have been involved in Blue Key Society, The Villanovan, and Greek life through Alpha Phi. While I have yet to study abroad, I recently drove from California to Villanova and hope to continue to travel frequently in the future. My favorite authors include Kurt Vonnegut and F. Scott Fitzgerald, but I will read just about anything passed my way.
Nicole Kim / firstname.lastname@example.org
I am a junior English and Humanities double major. Although my preferences are very eclectic, short stories and poetry are two of my favorite literary genres. I hope to work in the editorial department of a publication one day.
Kevin Madden / email@example.com
I am a senior English major with minors in Spanish and Gender & Women’s Studies. I’m particularly interested in literature that can be described as spooky, eerie, and generally bizarre, including narratives within the Gothic literary tradition, (post-)apocalyptic literature, and weird fiction. This semester, I have the good fortune of being able to explore these interests in a more pedagogical capacity as Dr. Heather Hicks’s teaching assistant in her Literature of the Apocalypse core writing seminar. I plan to pursue a Master’s degree in English after graduating from Villanova, looking toward either a PhD or a library science degree after that. When I’m not reading or writing for my classes, you can expect to find me perusing the feminist blogosphere, binge-watching The X-Files, or supporting my local roller derby league.
Madeleine Messinger / firstname.lastname@example.org
I am a junior English, Humanities and Honors major with minors in Business, Spanish and Theology. I’m actively involved with Villanova Emergency Medical Services (VEMS) on campus. My current post-graduate plan is to attend graduate school. My favorite texts to read are folk and fairy tales. Over this previous summer I completed Villanova’s Summer Business Institute, and the summer prior I had an internship with VectorUSA in Los Angeles. This next summer I plan on studying abroad in either Chile or Urbino.
Regina Paparo / email@example.com
I am a junior English and Political Science major with a Humanities minor (possibly a third major). I am from Virginia Beach, Va., but currently live in the DC area and previously lived in Japan. I am very involved in the Service Learning Community (SLC) on campus, and I hope to study abroad next semester, preferably in South Africa. I am interested in contemporary literature, particularly Catholic fiction.
Kristina Sumfleth / firstname.lastname@example.org
I am a senior English major with a concentration in Irish Studies and minors in Peace and Justice and Classics. Recently I returned from a semester abroad in Melbourne, Australia, where I studied English at the University of Melbourne. At Villanova I participate in Club Judo, work as a photographer for the Villanovan and also work for the College of Arts and Sciences. For the past three summers I have been a photojournalist at a local newspaper, and my current post-graduate goal is to pursue journalism and photojournalism full-time. Some of my favorite writers include James Joyce, Zora Neale Hurston and Jane Austen.
Elise Van Arsdale / email@example.com
I am a senior English and Honors major with a History minor. During the fall of my junior year I studied abroad in Vienna, where I had an internship teaching English at a local school. This past summer I worked in New York City as the National Development fellow at a non-profit called Summer Search. I come from Charlottesville, Va., and have always been passionate about reading and writing. I am not yet sure what I want to do after graduation, but I know I can rely on my English major to help me out no matter what!
Clare Yoder / firstname.lastname@example.org
I am a senior English major from San Clemente, Ca. I transferred out of the Villanova School of Nursing and into the Villanova English program after my sophomore year and I have been extremely happy with my decision. I still don’t know what I want to pursue in terms of a career or grad school, but I look forward to figuring it all out with the help of my classes and professors these next two semesters.