Emily Crooker (Junior)
I am a junior English major with a Political Science minor. I chose English as my major because I knew it would allow me freedom in my learning experience at Villanova University. It is perfect because I am able to take classes on a variety of subjects while still acquiring the foundation for the writing and analytical skills I will need on my career path post-graduation.
Jenny Lee (Junior)
I am a junior English major pursuing minors in Chinese and Communication. I am interested in mass communication and pop culture, and I hope to pursue a career in the media field. This previous summer I interned with Turner Broadcasting in the Entertainment Integrated Marketing Team and have gained a great deal of useful insight through that experience. On campus, I am a contributing columnist for the Opinions section of The Villanovan, a tutor at the Writing Center, and the events chair for the Korean Students Association. During my free time, I enjoy reading modern and post-modern American literature, perusing online magazines and blogs, and crafting witty less-than-140-character tweets about my daily musings.
Grace Kim (Junior)
I am a junior English major, and I chose English because reading and writing allow me to explore, imagine, create, and I love that! I am also a member of the dance team, Ablaze, actively involved as a mentor for Multicultural Affairs, and serve with Campus Ministry. I hope to attend graduate school and aspire to be an English teacher because I adore kids!
Mary Grace Mangano (Senior)
I am a senior English major and Honors major with a concentration in Writing and Rhetoric and an Italian minor. I studied abroad last spring in Padua, Italy, and I took courses in Italian contemporary literature and language. This past summer, I had an internship with Open Road Integrated Media in New York City where I learned about e-book publishing. I love Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Harry Potter, and many other books and authors. I enjoy creative writing, too. I am also the co-Editor-in-Chief of The Villanovan, a Polis Poet, a campus ministry lector, a CRS Ambassador, an Honors Peer Advisor, and an Ambassador. I am excited for my last year at Villanova!
Kevin Reilly (Senior)
I am a senior English major with a Business minor from the Summer Business Institute at Villanova. During my junior year, I had the opportunity to study abroad in Galway, Ireland. The experience allowed me to pursue an interest in Irish literature that I developed at Villanova and to study writers like James Joyce in their home country. I have interned on the NYMEX and recently finished an internship with the WorkReady program in Philadelphia.
Nelson Rice (Junior)
I am a junior History and English double major at Villanova University. I am also a member of the Phi Kappa Phi honors society and the Villanova Sailing team. After graduating from Villanova, I hope to attend law school. My favorite aspects of the English major are the excellent professors and the in-depth discussions that we have every class.
Danielle Sekerak (Junior)
I am a junior English major with a minor in Spanish. Reading literary novels is very much a learning process for me, while writing is an expressive process. I enjoy creative writing and deciphering Shakespeare! I am involved in Blue Key, Ambassadors, and the orientation steering committee.
Lily Suh (Junior)
I am a junior English major on a pre-med track. My literary interests range from Shakespeare to Vonnegut, and I have recently developed a new-found appreciation for medieval works as well! I find that English and literature are key to learning about the past and are applicable to any future a person may envision for himself or herself.
Jessica Swoboda (Junior)
I am a junior English major with a second major in Humanities. I am a member of the Honors Program, the Varsity Field Hockey team, the Faith and Learning Scholars Program, and the Villanova Athletics Leadership Institute. I am also a Writing Center Tutor, and my primary interest is in 20th century British literature. In the past, I have interned with my district's U.S. Congressman as a Constituent Service Representative. In the future, I hope to attend graduate school and aspire to be an English professor.
Katie Tucciarello (Senior)
I am a senior English major with a minor in Business and am attempting a second minor in Sociology. This past summer, I interned with the Montgomery County Public Defender's Office in Pennsylvania, and this spring, I am looking forward to interning with the Philadelphia District Attorney. If it is not obvious, I am applying to law school this fall and hope to attend Fordham to study labor law.
Nkiruka Umegbolu (Senior)
I am a senior English major with a double minor in Communication and Sociology. Throughout my academic career, I have secured internships at Golin Harris and Weber Shandwick, two reputable public relations firms. As an English major, I am able to utilize my writing and critical thinking skills when editing press releases, writing media reports, and communicating with my colleagues.