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Spring 2021 Senior Spotlights

We interviewed graduating English seniors about their time as an English major.

Angela Lambert

Angela Lambert

English Senior Angela Lambert loves writing and computer science and hopes to one day write for magazines like Vogue or Vanity Fair. Read about Angela.

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Maya Gujral

English senior Maya Gujral is passionate about equality in outdoor spaces and making her communities safer and more inclusive. Read about Maya.

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Lauren McNerney

English senior Lauren McNerney is a member of the Mighty Sound of Maryland marching band with a strong interest in equal protection and civil rights law. Lauren will pursue a J.D. at the University of Virginia School of Law next fall. Read about Lauren.

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Emily Ray

English senior Emily Ray has been involved with everything from the Novelist Support Group, to the UMD Writing Center, to DJing for WMUC-2. Emily hopes to one day work as a screenwriter for a TV show. Read about Emily.

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Jason Wright

English major Jason Wright's dream job would combine his two academic interests, English and Biology, allowing him to write stories to educate and inspire others. Read about Jason.

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Chidinma Opaigbeogu

English major Chidinma Opaigbeogu is passionate about protecting and aiding homeless communities and is interested in being an editor for children’s and young adult books one day. Read about Chidinma.

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Jacy Zhang

English major Jacy Zhang loves the power of language and dreams of one day doing an arts residency or humanities graduate research in Alaska. Read about Jacy.

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Brandon Vittetoe

English senior Brandon Vittetoe is interested in making a difference in the healthcare system and hopes to one day become a physician. Read about Brandon.

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Zarafsha Ahmed

English major Zarafsha Ahmed has loved learning the power of words through literature and hopes to one day work in the publishing industry. Read about Zarafsha.

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Glendy Vasquez

English major Glendy Vasquez is an alumni of the Jiménez-Porter Writers' House program and hopes to someday publish children's stories and fiction novels centered around Latin American culture. Read about Glendy.

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William Wong

English major William Wong has been the editor-in-chief for UMD's Paper Shell Review for the last two years and plans to enter the publishing industry after graduation. Read about William.

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Natalie Filipov

English major Natalie Filipov is interesting in the reparative nature of storytelling and hopes to become a psychiatrist one day. Read about Natalie.

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Michael Todd

Michael Todd is a first-generation graduate from his family who hopes to one day work in work in public policy, education, and with at-risk youth. Read about Michael.

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Shylee Yachin

Shylee Yachin fall will pursue a Master's in clinical social work at Columbia University to become a child therapist specializing in writing and narrative counseling. Read about Shylee.