Blake Chernin ’19 is an English major, and a Creative Writing minor. Along with being an officer of Sigma Tau Delta and an editor for the MAR, she is a writing tutor and a member of Sit, Muhlenberg’s stand up comedy ensemble. When she is not reading for the MAR or reading for class, she is probably reading. You can also catch her getting really heated over the difference between fabulism and magical realism, talking to her record player as if it was a human child, and absolutely killing it on twitter (@bcherns).
Lissa Heineman ‘18 was a double major in English and Film Studies and a minor in Asian Studies. She was Web Designer and Developer for the MAR online and a Sigma Tau Delta officer. She also was an officer of multiple clubs on campus, and has been a dramaturg and stage manager for a few MTA productions. In Fall 2016 Lissa spent her semester abroad in Prague at CIEE’s intensive screenwriting program at FAMU, and Summer 2017 she did independent on-campus research as a Dean’s Grant Recipient. Her first job after graduating will be an internship with the Disney College Program. She hopes, in her future, to write for a variety of media, continue to code, and pursue a PhD in Film and Media Studies.
Linda Miller currently directs and teaches in the Creative Program at Muhlenberg College. Previously she was an Associate Dean for Muhlenberg’s First-Year Seminar Program and Writing Center. All of those experiences have made her an apt sponsor of Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honors Society, and thrilled that she gets to work with smart creative students on MAR.
Kelly Shannon ’18 was a double major in Theatre and English. She was Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Muhlenberg Academic Review’s premier edition. During her time at Muhlenberg, she acted and participated in several Mainstage Theatre productions and devised performance art pieces, and served as a Lead Tutor at the Muhlenberg Writing Center, an officer of Sigma Tau Delta, a member and officer of the Muhlenberg Dynamics, and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Her current work centers around performance, feminisms, queer theory, and affect. Kelly’s future plans include applying to doctoral programs in Performance Studies.
Jack Pennington ’18 was Physics & English double major. Besides doing layout and design for MAR, he has worked on several other campus publications, such as the Muhlenberg Weekly and MUSES Art & Literary Magazine.
Tara Werner ’18 was a Mathematics and English double major. In addition to serving as a Sigma Tau Delta officer and as MAR’s Co-Editor-in-Chief, she was a Lead Tutor at the Muhlenberg College Writing Center and active member of Muhlenberg’s academic community. Immediately after graduating, she will be working as an Assistant Math Editor at Curriculum Associates in Massachusetts. She hopes to pursue a PhD in English literature in the future.
Katelyn Winter ’18 was an English major with a Creative Writing minor. She then headed off to Philadelphia, the birthplace of our nation and, she hoped, her career as a writer. She plans on applying to MFA programs in the future, but for now she will keep writing as she enjoys the vibrant culture and art scene that Philly has to offer.