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Andrew Becker

Andrew Becker

Andrew Becker is a Masters student of English Literature from Grenville, South Carolina. He received the Outstanding English Major award his senior year at the University of South Carolina Upstate, along with a B.A. in English. He has also studied in Oregon and Holland. Andrew previously worked as a tutor for USC Upstate's Writing Center and as a journalist for The Carolinian. His expertise resides in the fiction of James Joyce, modernism, and experimental fiction.

Grace Ebert

Grace Ebert

Grace is a first-year MA student in the English Department. She is interested in 20th Century literature and feminism.

Samantha Lepak

Samantha Lepak

Samantha is a first year Ph.D. student. She received her MA in 2018 and her BA in 2014, both from the University of Minnesota Duluth. Her research interests include 18th to 21st Century literature; Feminist studies; Women, Gender, and Sexuality Literature; and a special interest in trauma narratives. She has a long-standing passion for creative writing and incorporated a poetic portion in her MA thesis. She is also currently working on a magical realism novel and is always looking for inspiration. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, playing board and video games, studying religions and spiritualism, and dancing with her dog.

 

Ian Magrath

Ian Magrath

After receiving his BA in English from Hope College and his MAT in secondary education from National Louis University, Ian volunteered as an educator in Panama before working as a middle school teacher in Cicero, IL from 2016-2018. Originally from a small town in Western Michigan, he moved to the Chicago area in 2012. He is now working towards his MA in English at Loyola University. In his free time, Ian enjoys hiking, reading, playing his guitar and banjo, and spending time with his family.

Anthony Shoplik

Anthony Shoplik

Anthony is a Master’s student in the English Department at Loyola University Chicago. He received his Bachelor’s from John Carroll University in 2018, where he double-majored in English and Italian Studies. His research interests include Modern American literature, religion and literature, and race in literature. He enjoys playing guitar and traveling.

Krislyn Zhorne

Krislyn Zhorne

Krislyn is a first-year Ph.D. student in the English Department at Loyola University Chicago. She received her Master's in English Literature from Morehead State University in 2017 while simultaneously teaching Literature and Composition courses to high school students over the span of three years. She completed her Bachelor's Degree in English (2014) while studying at the University of North Carolina in Wilmington. During this time, she also completed over 120 hours of required tutoring, lesson building, and instruction to acquire her Secondary Teaching Licensure in the state of North Carolina. Her research interests include historical criticism and gender/cultural studies of the English Renaissance; predominantly focusing on the works of William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe. Krislyn enjoys long tenting trips of solitude where she is able to hike, kayak, and explore her surroundings while leaving technology behind.

Specialties:  Krislyn has an extensive background in assisting peers and students alike in cultivating research procedures including locating credible resources, creating a working outline and annotated bibliography, MLA formatting procedure of in-text citations and Works Cited, and rough-to-final-draft conversion. She believes that without proper structure, style, and flow, an essay or research paper may become lost in translation. She has worked alongside many who feel their thoughts cannot be easily converted into a coherent essay. If you feel that you need extra assistance in any of these areas, she is more than happy to take the time necessary to help you feel confident in the work you turn in.