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Current MAWRD Students

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Liz Adames

Liz Adames is a first-year graduate student in the MAWRD program, returning to school after many years of teaching. Currently, she serves as a developmental reading faculty at the College of DuPage. Liz loves working at a community college, and especially her time with students. Previously, she spent fifteen years in the K-12 system as a middle and high school English teacher, literacy specialist, and instructional coach. Liz holds a BA in English from Bates College and an EdM in Language and Literacy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Family is most important to her, especially spending time with her husband and two young daughters.






Lara Diaz

Lara Diaz

Lara Diaz is a first-year MA student in the WRD Department through the Combined Degree program with a concentration in Professional and Digital Writing. She will graduate in Spring of 2022 with her BA in Journalism and a minor in Creative Writing. Lara is also a third-year peer writing tutor at DePaul's University Center for Writing-based Learning, where she collaboratively works with writers, other peer writing tutors, and administrators as a Head Writing Fellow. 





Kristin Fleming

Kristin Fleming

Kristin Fleming is a WRD graduate assistant in her first year of the MA program at DePaul. She received her BA in English at Loyola University Chicago, while also earning a minor in Biology. She worked in a synthetic Inorganic Chemistry lab all four years of her undergrad, and was able to co-author a publication. She hopes to channel her passion for science through her passion for writing and found that WRD was the place to do so.


Amanda Finn

Amanda Finn

Amanda is a first year grad student with the MAWRD program. She received her BA in English, Theatre and Film/Media Studies from Ripon College in 2014. Since then Amanda has worked as a journalist covering a little bit of everything, but prefers travel and theater writing. Amanda is a member of the American Theatre Critics Association and the North American Travel Journalists Association. She lives in Chicago with her husband Kyle, their Puggle Puggsley and their two bunnies Sinnabun and Clove. 

 

Twitter: twitter.com/FinnWrites

Instagram: Instagram.com/Finn.writes

 


Faiza Ikram

Faiza Ikram

Faiza Ikram is an MA student in the WRD Department and her program concentration is on teaching writing and language. Faiza is also a writing tutor at DePaul's University Center for Writing-Based Learning. She loves blogging but won't share her blog URL here. Whenever she has a moment to spare, you can find her reading books on feminism, antiracism, and personal development!


Twitter: @FaizaIkram10



Kerri Martin 

Kerri Martin

Kerri is a first-year WRD student and GA for the First Year Writing Program. Her concentrations are Teaching Writing and TESOL and she hopes to work in a college academic resource center or writing center. Her research interests include pedagogy and multilingualism. She is an avid mystery reader and is hoping to land an agent for her YA mystery thriller.

 

Twitter: @kerriaislingM










Steven Reese 

Steven Reese

Steven Reese is a first year WRD student with a concentration in Teaching Writing & Language. After a career in visual merchandising taking him from Los Angeles to Washington, DC, he switched gears and earned his BA in History from DePaul in 2017. During his time as an undergraduate, Steven developed a passion for helping others express themselves and achieve their personal, academic, and/or professional goals through writing. He currently works at DePaul providing administrative support for the Urban Studies Cluster but is looking forward to beginning a career in secondary education when he finishes the program. In his free time, Steven enjoys baking, going to the beach, riding his bike, being a plant dad, and ruminating on the state of the Oscar race.










Margaret Rothrock

Margaret Rothrock

Maggie is a first-year graduate student in the MAWRD program, hoping to pursue the Teaching Concentration along with a certificate in TESOL. After graduating from Wheaton College with a BA in English Writing, she served as an Americorps member with City Year Chicago, coaching small groups of students in a public elementary school classroom. There, she gained a passion for education in underserved communities. She is currently a graduate assistant at the University Center for Writing-based Learning and hopes to continue supporting writers as a teacher or tutor in the future.


Kristen Vosberg

Kristen Vosberg

Along with being a first year WRD Masters student, Kristen Vosberg is a 2020-21 Graduate Assistant in the WRD department. She earned her B.S. in Biochemistry from DePaul in June 2020 along with a Minor in Professional Writing from the WRD department. Kristen worked as a peer writing tutor at DePaul’s amazing University Center for Writing-based Learning and will continue working for them remotely in WQ2020. She currently works in a Cell and Molecular Biology lab at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine and contributed as first co-author to a publication in the academic journal Essays in Biochemistry. She did all the copyediting on this project and contributed some original work as well. Kristen is pursuing technical writing in her MA work and her dream job would be as Chief Editor of Science magazine, Nature Cell Biology magazine, National Geographic or something of the likes.



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