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Tess Halpern '19

Tess Halpern is a senior English major, pursuing a specialization in the Study and Practice of Writing (SPOW) and minoring in Political Science and Sociology. She writes for the Massachusetts Daily Collegian, tutors at the Writing Center, and interned at MassLive this past summer. View her LinkedIn profile to learn more or to connect with her!

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Kevin Xu '19

Kevin Xu is a senior English major, pursuing specializations in the Study and Practice of Writing (SPOW) and Professional Writing and Technical Communication (PWTC). This past summer, he was a Technical Writing Intern at Akamai Technologies. View his LinkedIn profile to learn more or to connect with him.

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Sabrina Taylor '20

Sabrina Taylor, a junior at UMass, is majoring in English with a specialization in Professional Writing and Technical Communication (PWTC). She is also pursuing an IT minor.

Sabrina enjoys working as a photographer for the Off Campus Student Center. She also hosts a show, “Keep Bouncing” for WMUA 91.1 FM, the UMass college radio station. Tune in to hear her on Sunday evenings from 8–10pm EDT.

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Symone Green '19

Symone Green is widely involved across campus. From participating in the Five College PoetryFest to community-based learning in HFA classes, Symone finds herself creatively and socially engaged daily. She discusses her experiences as an English major, an ESL instructor, a poet and songwriter, her involvement on the UMass campus, and her excitement for both the present and future.

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Jenna Henderson '18

The idea that "you can do anything with an English major" is absolutely true, so my piece of advice to underclassmen would be to make sure to explore your options! It's never too late (or too early) to adjust your sails …

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Elizabeth Riezinger '17

Cressida Richards, one of the department’s first publicity interns, tracked down busy senior Elizabeth Reizinger to discuss some of her experiences in the departme

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