Laura is currently pursuing her second M.A. in American Studies. In 2011, she earned her first, in English, receiving an English Department Award for outstanding graduate scholarship. Laura earned her B.S. in Adolescent English Education in 2009 from LIU Post, where her hard work garnered her the English Education Achievement Award. In addition to working in the Writing Center, Laura teaches Composition. Laura hopes to one day be as influential as her past and present teachers have been in her life.
Amanda-Beth Campbell (ABC) is currently working on her Master's in English at LIU Post. She enjoys interacting with and learning from tutees at the Writing Center and greeting familiar faces at Circulation as a Library Assistant. ABC is very enthused to be teaching ENG 1 for the first time next fall. She runs the poetry club, Students Networking for a Positive Poetic Society (SNAPPS), leads bi-weekly Unitarian Universalist worships on campus, and helps to organize and advocate for student's rights and economic justice through the Occupy Post movement. Expanding her consciousness about feminism, queer, immigrant, and labor rights through performance poetry and songwriting is her favorite pastime, next to snuggling up with a book and her tuxedo cat, Angel Lovey, who is in fact the reincarnation of Marilyn Monroe. After obtaining her Master's, ABC wants to pursue a PhD in women's and gender studies and enter an academic career, or work for a non-profit organization, and continue to engage in grassroots activism.
Christopher Leach, a senior, is an Honors student majoring in Health Care Administration and minoring in Film. An alumnus of the Waldorf School of Garden City, he enjoys watching films, writing, exercising, playing videogames, reading, and listening to music. Christopher is a patient individual looking forward to working with whomever comes into the Writing Center.
Nicole is a graduate student pursuing her M.A. in English Literature. She completed her undergraduate degree at St. Joseph’s College with a B.A. in English, a concentration in Adolescent Education, and a dual minor in Psychology and Speech Communication Studies. She is an avid reader and enjoys networking in an online global community of educators sharing resources for education reform. Nicole is also a certified Personal Fitness Trainer and spends a portion of her time working in the gym, assisting others to reach their personal fitness goals. Outside of the academic environment, she loves spending quality time with her family and friends.
Meryl is an Honors undergraduate pursuing dual majors: English (Writing) and Philosophy. When not musing over The Walking Dead series, witty t-shirts, or Kant’s writings, she enjoys hanging out with her friends, painting, and reading poetry. Meryl also tries to stay extremely involved on campus, as a Senior Resident Assistant in the residence halls. In addition, she hosts and attends programs that focus on academic excellence and marginalized youth. She is the recipient of awards for both Student Life and Residence Life, and has been inducted into both the English and Philosophy International Honors societies. Upon graduating, she hopes to eventually pursue an M.A. and a PhD in Philosophy and work alongside the writers of FX shows. One day, Meryl hopes to be an English and Philosophy professor, write her own television series, be proficient in German, and see the world.
Haifah is an international student from Sweden, pursuing her B.A. /M.S. in Criminal Justice. She is a proud member of Alpha Phi Sigma, the National Criminal Justice Honor Society. Apart from being fluent in Swedish and English, Haifah also speaks Luganda. Haifah has a passion for issues surrounding human rights, as well as for fiery debates and captivating speakers. On a less serious note, Haifah enjoys the company of her friends and a good piece of cheesecake.
Rosemarie is an undergraduate pursuing a degree in Adolescent English Education, with minors in both Sociology and American Studies. She is deeply involved with Alpha Epsilon Phi Sorority. As a sister of Alpha Epsilon Phi, Rosemarie dedicates her time to raising awareness about, and money for, a variety of organizations. She is also involved with the Peer Mentor Organization, with whom she co-instructs College 101 classes, assisting first-year students in their transition to college. She is also a Lead Teacher at Tutor Time Child Care/Learning Center. In her spare time, Rosemarie loves to read and spend time with her family. After graduation, Rosemarie hopes to pursue a Master’s Degree in School and Mental Health Counseling. Rosemarie enjoys helping people and is looking forward to helping those who come into the Writing Center.
Belinda Kremer directs The Writing Center, coordinates First-Year Writing, teaches courses in writing and literature in the English Department, and is the poetry editor of Confrontation magazine. She holds an A.B. in Human Biology from Stanford University, and an MFA in Creative Writing (Poetry) from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She has hand-produced a number of limited-edition collections, including Blue: Poems for New York, and the graphic poem All Begin Guy Walks into a Bar. Her work appears in literary journals such as FENCE, Calyx, and Washington Square Journal; poems appear most recently in the anthology Long Island Sounds (2009). Her chapbooks include “Field(0),” “Chaos & Other Love Songs,” and “Lake Diary,” which is briefly excerpted in Fresh Water: Women Writing on the Great Lakes. Among the awards and fellowships she has received are the Rackham Fellowship, the Hopwood Award for Poetry, the Meijer Fellowship in Creative Writing, and a NYSCA Community Arts Regrant. Her current interests in the teaching of writing cluster around rhetorics of “common knowledge" and open-source effects on "common knowledge." "So It Was This Beautiful Night: Infecting the Hybrid," an essay on teaching creative writing, appears in ALT DIS: Alternative Discourse and the Academy, and she is co-editor, with Richard McNabb, and a contributor to, Collide: Styles, Structures and Ideas in Disciplinary Writing (Boston: Pearson, 2007). Her first full-length poetry book, DECOHERENCE, will be published by Meander Scar in late 2012.
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