I am currently a senior at Goshen College, pursuing a double major in Spanish and Writing and a minor in International Studies. I serve as a Publishing Fellow in the English Department. In this position, I oversee projects for Pinch Penny Press, and direct the boards of two campus publications, Broadside poems and Red Cents literary magazine. I also participate in theatre and choir. I love to be creative, and expect to continue to write and perform as hobbies for the rest of my life.
I have spent some time traveling internationally, which I greatly enjoy. Most significantly, I spent a year in Managua, Nicaragua doing service. Most recently, I studied in Granada, Spain for a semester, travelling to Morocco and Italy while I was there.
After college, I hope to find work in editing before eventually pursing a graduate degree in social work.
B.A., SPANISH AND WRITING GOSHEN COLLEGE
Anticipated May 2021
Experience in creative writing, academic writing and research and journalistic writing.
SPANISH/ ENGLISH BILINGUAL
Proficiency in reading, writing and speaking Spanish.
Extensive practice as an editor for research, academic writing, and creative writing.
WRITING, EDITING AND PUBLISHING EXPERIENCE
HORSWELL PUBLICATIONS FELLOW
2020 - present
As Horswell Publications Fellow, I serve as student head for all Goshen College publications through the on site Pinch Penny Press. In this role, I solicit student work, help to edit and select work received. I also organize and lead board meetings for Red Cents, Broadside, and the Pinch Penny Press.
WRITING TUTOR, GOOD LIBRARY
2020 - present
In this position, I worked with students to edit and improve their essays. I also work to help students navigate academic research and occasionally work as a Spanish tutor.
RED CENTS LITERARY JOURNAL PUBLISHED AUTHOR
Red Cents is GC's literary and arts journal which features the work of students. One of my poems, "What Virgo Saw," was published in the 2020 edition.
ARTS COLUMN EDITOR, THE RECORD STUDENT NEWSPAPER
Wrote and solicited/edited articles from student journalists on a weekly basis.
STAFF WRITER, THE RECORD STUDENT NEWSPAPER
2017 - 2019
Wrote articles weekly in a variety of areas, including News, Perspectives, Arts, Funnies, etc.
August 2016 - July 2017
Between high school in and college, I participated in Mennonite Central Committee's SALT program. I lived with a host family and served as a volunteer in an orphanage and a deaf school. I also took Spanish lessons with a private tutor.
I took a month long study abroad class, the Arts in London, with Goshen College. During this time, I attended concerts (classical and contemporary), performances (theatre, plays, dance), and visited museums (modern/classical art, history). I also attended lectures and completed assignments over the same.
September 2019 - December 2019
I spent one semester studying at the Centro de Lenguas Modernas, an affiliate of the Universidad de Granada. I studied a full course load in Spanish, and also took a class in French. I lived with a host mother in the center of the city, and took various trips with the school to other cities and sites in the region.
2016 - present
VARIOUS INDEPENDENT TRAVELS
Ireland, Switzerland, Italy, Morocco, England, Spain, Mexico, Honduras
You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.