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Taryn Heon graduated from Keene State College in 2014 with a B.A. in Psychology. She plans to carry her passion for narrative with her as she pursues a career in clinical therapeutic work. Taryn hopes to work alongside others to find their unique narratives—those of the body, those of the mind—and, at their side, witness and experience the constellation of expressions of the human condition.

Maria Avery is currently working on her Master’s Degree in English at Seton Hall University and hopes to continue on to get her PhD. When not in class, Maria can be found drinking endless cups of coffee or watching Netflix.

Hersch Rothmel is a senior at Keene State College pursuing a double major in Women’s and Gender Studies and American Studies. Before coming to Keene State, he served as a corps member for City Year Greater Philadelphia where he completed over 1700 hours of community service to the city of Philadelphia. He is an active leader on campus and received the President’s Compact Award of New Hampshire for civic engagement for his work as the student co-chair for the Campus Commission on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusiveness, and for his work as a peer educator for Mentors in Violence Prevention. Hersch is also an active member of the Keene State Feminist Collective. His research interests include the historical implications of the intersections of race, gender, class, sexuality, and ability; concepts of ethnocentrism and nationalism; and critiques of the Prison Industrial Complex. Hersch is currently serving on two committees organizing an international conference on masculinities through his summer internship with Professor Michel Kimmel at Stony Brook University. He hopes to work toward social justice as a community organizer for a few years before pursuing graduate school.

A New Hampshire native born and raised in Nashua, and a lifelong scholar, Benjamin Piche expects to graduate in 2014 with a degree in Secondary Education and History. Benjamin’s future plans include teaching overseas in Europe and Asia.

Alexander Davis graduated from Keene State College in 2014 with a B.A. in Dance and a B.A. in English, with a focus in writing. Davis’ original dance, “Slight Displacement,” was selected from 45 adjudicated pieces to be produced in the American College Dance Association New England conference’s closing Gala Concert. “Slight Displacement” also received Honorable Mention as an alternate selection for the 2014 National Dance Festival at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. After graduation, Davis worked as a summer intern at the American Dance Festival in Durham, North Carolina.

Sarah Croitoru is a senior at Keene State College. She expects to graduate May 2015 with a B.A. in Women’s and Gender Studies, a B.A. in Sociology, and a B.A. in Social Science. Sarah is currently a tutor at the Center for Writing and hopes to attend law school after she completes her undergraduate degree.

Gabriella Raccio is a senior at Keene State College. She is pursuing a B.A. in English literature with a secondary education teacher certification. She recently received an honorable mention for the Fred Fosher Excellence in Writing Award. Gabriella’s academic interests include modernist and Medieval literature, drama, mythology, and secondary/higher education. She works as a writing tutor, student assistant librarian, and peer advisor. She is also one of two new student orientation program coordinators as well as a summer teaching assistant at KSC. She hopes to work as a high school English teacher or in higher education. For Strigidae issue 1.2, Gabriella will join our editorial board.

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