Where are they going?
English Majors - Class of 2011
Julia Aaker - Next year I will be in Seattle with the Lutheran Volunteer Corps where I will use my writing skills at The Emergency Feeding Program.
Stina Attebery - I'm following up on a couple of writing and editing internships for this coming year, with the intention of also spending the year applying to graduate programs in English. I am also very excited to be presenting my first every conference paper this summer, which is awesome for two reasons: 1) the conference is put on by the Science Fiction Research Association and 2) this year the conference is being held in Lublin, Poland!
Lindsay Berg - I am teaching English in St. Petersburg, Russia. And then I hope my liberal arts education carries me from there!
Byron Eckert - I will be student teaching next fall, but someday I want to write something, anything, that will be remembered after I am gone.
Tom Jorgenson - When I grow up I want to be a librarian and marry Emily Dickinson.
Laurel Kallman - This summer she will be the Development and Event Intern at The Ordway Performing Arts Center, and from there pursue a career in arts management where she is sure the skills she's developed will be put to good use.
Anna Klenke - She will attend the Denver Publishing Institute and then begin to search for educational publishing jobs in Chicago. Eventually, she hopes to get an MFA in fiction and build a career in writing.
Erik Lane - For some reason, I decided two years ago that teaching 14-18 year olds how to read, write, and think about stuff would be a good life choice, so I will be student teaching next fall on my way to obtaining teaching license in Communication Arts and Literature. I'm looking foward to throwing some 19th century dystopian novels at my students, but mainly I just want to wear teacher cloths.
Anna Lehn - This summer she gets to flex her English muscle running backstage security and the like at Tanglewood, the Boston Symphony Orchestra's summer festival home, and next year you'll find her in Grenoble, France sharing the wonders of the English language with beaming French school children. In the end she hopes to find herself employing all her persuasive, articulate, charming English major skills to fundraise for a major nonprofit orchestra or dance company.
Laura Linder-Scholer - After graduation I will be serving for a year as an AmeriCorps VISTA, working in communications, community organizing, and social advocacy at ThreeSixty Journalism, A St. Paul nonprofit youth journalism organization. Eventually I want to enter a PhD program focusing on Caribbean literature (hopefully at the University of the West Indies in Barbados), with the hopes of becoming an English professor someday!
Greta Morgenthaler- My future plans include working as an Assistant Program Director for a children's program over the summer and are still in development for the fall.
Caroline Nitz - Six days after graduation, Caroline will be moving to New York City to attend New York University's Summer Publishing Institute. She hopes to have a career in publishing.
Lauren Peck - Future Plans: Putting my mad Manitou Messenger executive editor skills to work in the professional publishing world.
Theresa Rabbass - My future plans include teaching high school in North Carolina with Teach for America. I'm looking forward to discovering the mountains, great scenery, and beach all within a short drive of my placement, and I'm also planning on honing my cooking skills after 4 long years of being spoiled by Bon Appetit.
Katherine Rieck - Next year, I will be taking a gap year to teach English and English Literature (Yay!! 221/222) in Tisovec, Slovakia through the ELCA. After my gap year, I plan on pursing a MA, in something that will be defined at a later date.
Elizabeth Rollins - I would be the happiest girl alive if I could someday earn a living by making things up, and that's exactly what I'm going to do. I have plans for a book series about my all-girls' boarding school as well as for many other creative ideas and projects. My dream is to also have a career in television production. Call it a long shot, but it could totally happen!!!
Ashley Severson - My passion for literary studies is accompanied by a burgeoning passion for religious studies. Some of my favorite philosopher-theologians include St. Augustine, Fredrick Buechner and Wendell Berry. It is toward this discipline that I now turn more fully, pursing a degree in Theology this coming fall at Luther Seminary.