English Graduate Student Association-EGSA

English Graduate Student Association

The English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) is an organization of and for UNC Charlotte's graduate students in the English Department. Every graduate student in the English program is automatically an EGSA member and we invite students from every graduate concentration in the program to become involved in EGSA activities.

EGSA plays an important role in Graduate Student Development by organizing activities with faculty, providing financial support for students attending conferences, and by hosting one of the largest Graduate Conferences in the southeast.  EGSA serves as a starting point for students to coordinate study groups for such things as the MA exam and coordinates various fundraisers and social events throughout the year.

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EGSA  OFFICERS (2020-2021):

Mikayla Marlow, President
 

Mikayla Marlow, President

Hi, everyone. My name is Mikayla, and I am excited to serve as your EGSA president this year. I am a second year Graduate Assistant pursuing my Master’s in English with an emphasis in Children’s Literature. I am excited to teach a course this year on Children’s Gothic/Horror Literature. When I’m not studying, I can be found perusing bookstores, drinking coffee, or playing music. My goal is to start my own editing company for fiction and nonfiction writers while also working to be published myself. I look forward to knowing you all! Please contact me at <mmarlow7@uncc.edu>.  

 

 

Sarah Whichello, Vice President

 

Sarah Whichello, Vice President

Hello, everyone. My name is Sarah, and I will serve as your EGSA Vice President this year. I am a first-year Graduate Teaching Assistant pursuing my Master’s in English Literature. I am excited to support the course "Sexing Shakespeare" over the next two years as its curriculum lines up with my primary interests; women and gender studies and early modern literature. When I’m not working or preparing for classes I enjoy hiking the blue ridge mountains, thrifting for antiques, and refinishing furniture. My career and education goals include obtaining my Ph.D. and teaching either early modern or gothic literature at the college level. I look forward to working with you all to make our organization the best it can be! Please contact me at <swhichel@uncc.edu>.

Katie Baker, Secretary

 

Katie Baker, Secretary

Hi y’all, I’m Katie! I graduated from UNCC, and am now a graduate student pursuing an M.A. in English with a concentration in Children’s Literature. I also work on campus as a teaching assistant for two undergraduate children’s literature courses. I devote a few hours a week to the Writing Resource Center where you can find me for tutoring. I am thrilled to be your Secretary for EGSA! Academically, I'm interested in Gothic children’s literature, human rights studies, multicultural literature, and intertextuality. My other interests include petting dogs, cooking food for people, going on adventures, organizing things, and writing/watching/reading/listening to stories. Feel free to contact me at <kbaker81@uncc.edu> with any questions, comments, concerns, etc!

Ashley Wilson, Treasurer

Ashley Wilson, Treasurer

Hey, everyone! My name is Ashley, and I am a first year Graduate student studying English with a concentration in Education. I am a teacher by day and a student by night. I am extremely excited to be studying at UNCC and look forward to serving as the Treasurer of the EGSA. You can contact me at <awils211@uncc.edu> if you have any questions or concerns!

Abby Olive, GPSG Senator

 

Abby Olive, GPSG Senator

Hey, everyone! My name is Abby. I am a first year Graduate Assistant studying English with a concentration in Literature, and I'm planning to teach Secondary Education after receiving my Master's. When I'm not reading and writing, you can find me running or hiking a trail, baking bread, or sipping London Fogs with friends. I just moved back to Charlotte from Birmingham, AL and I am excited to re-explore this city. I'm also very excited to get to know and serve our department as a GPSG Senator for EGSA this year! Go Niners!

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Contact EGSA:   egsa@uncc.edu

EGSA Advisor:  Prof. Lara Vetter [lvetter@uncc.edu]