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Lindsay (Barfield) Hamilton, 2007
English - LWR
Instructional Designer III, Team Lead of Content + Standards , Red Hat
I am a 2007 graduate of NCSU's English department. After graduation I got a job writing online training content for NC SECU. They hired me for my writing skills, but I learned so much and was able to contribute a lot more. I worked as an eLearning developer there for four years, where I refined my business writing skills, learned how to develop online training content using a variety multimedia development tools, and familiarized myself with instructional design principles related to adult eduction in the business world. Now I work at Red Hat writing, designing, and developing online training courses on a variety of subjects for Red Hat associates. I am also a member of the local ASTD chapter, and I love writing, singing, and being outdoors.
Esha Adhya, 2015
Technical Writer, NC State University
Photo of Threa Threa Almontaser, 2016
Creative writing
Rachel Amity, 2016
MS Technical Communication
Knowledge Manager, IBM
I've always been curious about how language shapes the way we understand the world around us, and I was fortunate to turn that curiosity into a career after completing the MSTC program in 2016 and joining IBM as a Knowledge Manager.
Susan Anthony, 2016
English, Minor in Spanish, MSTC
Technical Writer
Cheyenne Autry, 2011
Language, Writing and Rhetoric, Minor in Creative Writing
Vice President, Marketing and Innovation, Eidetico Radiology Solutions
As the VP of Marketing and Innovation, Cheyenne is responsible for company branding, promotions, event coordinating and product development for Eidetico Radiology Solutions. Cheyenne edits and creates the templates for its premiere product, Breviloquent Reporting, as well as handling all marketing and public relations for the system, including coordinating the ERS exhibit at the Radiological Society of North America's Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL. Cheyenne also created and maintains the company website and designs all promotional material in house.
Photo of John John Balchunas, 2001
B.S. in Microbiology, M.S. in Technical Communication
Assistant Director, Professional Development Courses, Biomanufacturing Training & Education Center, NCSU
John Balchunas is the Assistant Director of Professional Development Courses at North Carolina State University’s BTEC (Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center) where he has responsibility for overseeing industry-targeted short courses (custom and open enrollment) for industry professionals. Prior to joining NC State in 2014, John was the Director of Workforce Development for the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, an internationally-recognized and state-funded private non-profit corporation ultimately charged with creating jobs through support of research, education, and business. Through his professional work, John has gained tremendous insight into the hiring and training needs of the life science, information technology and other industries. John has authored several publications focused on career preparedness, workforce assessment, and skill standards in the biomanufacturing industry as well as articles in journals and trade magazines. John holds a Master of Science in Technical Communication and a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from North Carolina State University. In addition, John was selected as a Marano Fellow in the Aspen Institute's Sector Skills Academy for 2012-2013, a one year fellowship that provides emerging leaders with an opportunity for experiential learning with practical applications for present and future work in sector-specific workforce development field. In addition to his professional work, John is also extremely active and successful as a freelance resume writer. Consulting with clients both on his own and as a resume writer for, John develops winnning resumes for clients in nearly every industry.
Melanie Baldwin, 2011
English - Creative Writing
Taylor Barbour, 2011
Communication Media, Minor in Journalism
Photojournalist, WCBD-TV
George Barilich, 2014
Teacher Education, English
English Teacher, Enloe High School
Emma Dare Barnhill, 2011
Creative Writing, Minor in French
Au Pair
Ciao Alumni! After graduation I worked in Raleigh for the summer to save money to come over to Montpellier, France. There I took a Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) course. As a Creative Writing major, my goal was to travel so that I can gain enough life experience to write something that people would be interested in. In Montpellier, I had an amazing time but had to leave two weeks after arriving! I found an excellent job 30 minutes outside of Venice, Italy as an Au Pair! I will be living here for the next year, so if anyone needs a contact in Italy or just an excuse to come visit, don't hesitate to e-mail me!! Hope everyone is doing well and enjoying life post-graduation.
Victoria Baucom, 2013
Recruiter, Volt Workforce Solutions
Photo of Nicole Nicole Baum, 2015
English BA: Concentration in Secondary Education
Jennifer Bedard, 2015
Master of Arts
Caroline Berry, 2006
B.A. in English
Occupational Therapist OTR/L, Nash Health Care Systems
I graduated in Dec. 2010 w/ a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy and am working at Bryant T. Aldridge Rehab Center, an acute rehabilitation facility. I have two sons, Nick (age 20) and Jamison (age 12), plus 2 horses, 2 dogs, and three cats.
Photo of Michael Michael Biesecker, 1996
Language, Writing and Editing, Bachelor's of Arts
Investigative Reporter, The Associated Press
Biesecker is an investigative reporter for The Associated Press based in Raleigh. He lives in Durham with his wife, N.C. State Technical Education professor Dr. Jenny Buelin-Biesecker, and their three young children. Before joining the AP in 2011, Biesecker worked as a state capital reporter for The News & Observer and The Charlotte Observer, North Carolina’s two largest newspapers. His work has been recognized with numerous national and state journalism awards. Biesecker has also occasionally taught journalism courses at N.C. State and in 2010 was appointed to the university’s Student Media Authority, on which he continues to serve.
Sandy Bjorkback, 2008
MS Technical Communication
Technical Services Professional, IBM
I work as a Technical Services Professional for IBM Global Technology Services. I provide Project Office support and direction to teams that deliver Output Management Solutions for IBM. I also lead a web content team and design information for a site used by IBMers across the globe. Professionally, technical writing and information design is my passion. In my world, the best things in life are: Family. Friends. People. Writing. Editing. Coffee.
I was selected to be part of IBM's Corporate Service Corps and will be working in Almaty, Kazakhstan for a month in 2011 as part of the program. NCSU’s MS in Tech Comm degree helped prepare me for this opportunity and I am very grateful for that. Learn more about IBM's Corporate Corps:
Nicole Black Stewart, 2008
English (LWR), Minor in Spanish, B.A.
Technical Writer, M.C. Dean, Inc.
After receiving a Master of Science in Technical Communication from NCSU, I relocated to the D.C. metropolitan area for work. I give credit to all of my wonderful professors and my education at NCSU for where I am today. My participation in internships and the IBM Pathfinder program propelled my career. GO WOLFPACK!
Photo of Alison Alison Bolen, 2001
Technical Communication
Editor of Blogs and Social Content, SAS
Alison Bolen is the editor of blogs and social content at SAS, where she writes and edits blog content and coaches SAS bloggers on the technical, editorial and community-oriented aspects of blogging. Alison maintains the corporate SAS Voices blog and recently spearheaded a large blog migration project that moved more than 25 corporate blogs from a legacy platform to WordPress. Since starting at SAS in 1999, Alison has edited print publications, Web sites, e-newsletters, customer success stories and blogs.
Judith Bond, 2013
Secondary English Ed, BA
Andrew Branch, 2013
LWR, Minor in Music
I am a native of Raleigh, N.C. and recent graduate in Language, Writing, and Rhetoric. I have almost two years of experience in print journalism, specializing in features and copy editing . My love for people translated to a passion for human interest stories, including First Place in Feature Writing with the North Carolina College Media Association in both 2011 and 2012. Through the intern program and the economy, I got internships at The Independent Weekly, the N.C. State College of Engineering communications office, and The News & Observer. I have had the pleasure to work for Technician. While I don't know where I am being led in life, I am "loaded up" on internships before I graduated with both newspapers and businesses to diversify my skills and prepare myself for wherever I am led.
Looking for a job in journalism
Elizabeth Brenneman, 2015
English- LWR
Aspiring Editor
I have a strong interest in editing and would love to pursue a career in this field!
Jennifer Bridgers, 2004
MS, Technical Communication
Senior Medical Writer, INC Research
Mark Bright, 2004
MS Technical Communication
Documentation Manager, SAS
Photo of Gideon Gideon Brookins, 2012
M.S. in Technical Communication
Technical Writer
I received my B.S. in English - Professional Writing from UNC Wilmington in 2010 and immediately enrolled in the Technical Communication master's program at NC State. I completed my degree in two years (full time) and have been working as a technical writer for telecommunications in RTP ever since.
Caitlin Brown, 2014
English - LWR
Photo of Matthew Matthew Bruchon, 2008
English (LWR), Electrical Engineering & Computer Engineering
Graduate Research Assistant, M.I.T.
After I finished at N.C. State, I worked for two years as a software engineer at Applied Research Associates in Raleigh. In the fall of 2011, I began graduate studies in the Technology and Policy Program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Vincent Bugica
Kayla Bullock, 2015
English LWR
I am an English major that is currently working and plans to enroll in grad school in the fall 2017 semester.
Michael Byrne, 1991
English LAN, B.A. English
Attorney, Law Offices of Michael C. Byrne
Attorney practicing state personnel law and NC law enforcement representation
Work Address: 150 Fayetteville St. Suite 1130 Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
Photo of Charles Charles C Duncan Pardo, 2005
Language, Writing & Rhetoric/journalism
Editor, Raleigh Public Record, Courthouse News Service
Charles started working as a reporter before graduating in 2005. Charles' has worked as a freelance reporter for NPR, the BBC, the Agence France Presse, The Independent Weekly and many others. Charles supervises 20 reporters in the Southeast for the Courthouse News Service and founded the Raleigh Public Record in 2008.
Started the Raleigh Public Record in 2008, a 501(c)3 nonprofit news organization to serve Raleigh, online at
Julia Carmody, 2017
English, LWR, Minor in Business Administration
Associate Technical Writer, Allscripts
Michael Carver, 1996
BA UNC Chapel Hill, MS Technical Communication
Program Specialist, Office of Inspector General, US Postal Service
Michael began his career in IT as a technical writer and developer of online help applications with the US Postal Service in the late 90's. Michael went on to work in several technical writing, marketing, and project/program management positions in both private and public industries including GE, Teradata, Fairfax County government, Arlington County government, and most recently in the federal sector.
Christian Casper, 2009
Lecturer, Technical Communication, University of Michigan
Ph.D., 2009, CRDM. Lecturer III, Technical Communication, University of Michigan
Caitlin Cauley, 2011
Creative Writing
Elections Assistant, Wake Country Board of Elections
Andrew Cheek, 2017
English/Film Studies, Minor in Arts Entrepreneurship
Lana Chiad, 2014
Rebecca Childs, 2000
MA English
Professor, Coastal Carolina University
Moni Chow, 2015
English, Minor in History
Ben Christoph, 2013
English - LWR
May Chung
Jennifer Cianchetta-Riordan, 2007
Botany, Technical Communication
Content Developer, IBM
Christina Clark, 2011
English, Minor in Creative Writing, BA
Graduate Student
Christina Clark earned her BA in English and creative writing from North Carolina State University in 2011 and her MFA in creative writing from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, and she is now pursuing an MEd in speech-language pathology from North Carolina Central University. She also teaches creative writing privately on the side. Her poems have previously appeared or are forthcoming in journals such as Off the Coast, Cactus Heart, The Poet’s Billow, Calyx, cream city review, and New South.
Her poem, "Adrift in the Port City," won the North Carolina Literary Review's 2017 James Applewhite award. A press release announcing Clark's win of the the 2017 James Applewhite Poetry Competition is at this web address:
Photo of Ludwig Ludwig Colato, 2017
Master of Science in Technical Communication
Content Developer, HCL Technologies
Melissa Colello, 2015
Photo of Heidi Heidi Collins, 2005
English/Writing, Minor in Science, Technology & Society, Technical Communications
VP of Operations, Bennett Aerospace, Inc.
Heidi has recently been promoted to Vice President of Operations at Bennett Aerospace, a start-up R&D company that focuses on advanced science and technologies. As Vice President, Heidi is in charge of Bids & Proposals, Human Resources, IT, Administration and Marketing. Heidi's favorite part is writing -- and winning -- grants and proposals for advanced technology R&D.
Photo of Marshall Marshall Crawley, 2015
Minor in Anthropology, BA English CRW
Recent alum trying to put my talents to work and live gloriously.
Landra Cunningham, 2006
Communication - Public Relations, Minor in Technical and Scientific Communication, MS Technical Communication
Technical Writer, SAS
Photo of Mark Mark Daniel, 2009
English LWR, Spanish Language and Literature
Marketing Writer/Editor, IBM
I began working as a Marketing Writer/Editor for IBM Design Source, a team that provides marketing communications support for the various brands that make up IBM Software Group. I am also a student in the MS in Technical Communication program at NC State. I plan to graduate from the program in May 2012.
Photo of Hillary Hillary Danz, 2010
MA in English, Literature Concentration
Independent Publishing Professional, Hillary Danz Editorial Services
Scott Day, 1998
Regional Sales Manager, Wright Medical Technologies
Photo of Tyree Tyree Daye, 2017
MFA Poetry
Tyree Daye is a poet from Youngsville, North Carolina. He is winner of the 2017 APR/Honickman First Book Prize for his book River Hymns. Daye is a Cave Canem fellow and longtime member of the editorial staff at Raleigh Review. He received his MFA in poetry from North Carolina State University. Daye’s work has been published in Prairie Schooner, Nashville Review, and has poems in Four Way Review and forthcoming in Ploughshares. Daye recently won the Amy Clampitt Residency for 2018 and The Glenna Luschei Prairie Schooner Award for his poems in the Fall 2015 issue.
Kristie Demers, 2012
English - LWR
Communications Coordinator , Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina
I am a 2012 graduate of NCSU's English department. I am the Communications Coordinator at Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina, the only statewide organization dedicated to preventing child abuse and neglect in North Carolina. I manage statewide multi-media public awareness campaigns, implement essential education and engagement opportunities, and cultivate relationships with stakeholders to build awareness and support around effective child abuse prevention strategies. Feel free to email me if you’re interested in connecting and talking about how we can work together to better-serve our community! Thanks so much! Kristie Demers
Photo of Alexandra Alexandra Dermigny, 2018
MS Technical Communications
Malamine DIATTA
Christa Dolan, 2013
English/Literature, Bachelor's Degree
Photo of kathleen kathleen Domaruk, 2011
English - LWR, B.A.
Web Developer & Technical Writer, Lewmanosity Digital Imagery, LLC ATTN: Kathleen Domaruk
Kathleen Domaruk is an experienced web designer and writer located in the Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina area. Originally from Bethesda, Maryland, she immigrated to the south to attend North Carolina State University and take part in the growing technology industry in the RTP area. She is currently working on a fiction novel while freelancing as a contributing writer, web developer, and technical writer.
I am currently working on a fiction book!!/kmdomarulewis
Photo of Daria Daria Dorafshar, 2015
Art+Design, Creative Writing
Writer, illustrator and animator
Zachary Dorsett, 2015
English/Creative Writing
Dual Major in English and Arts Studies. I will be attending NYU in the fall to pursue a master's in Integrated Digital Media.
Jana Dunkley, 2006
B.A. English, B.A. Multidisciplinary Studies
Masters in Social Work Candidate, University of Texas - Austin
Jana D. Dunkley graduated from North Carolina State University in 2006. She started her career with an interest in nonprofit organizations. Jana spent four years working for political think tanks, philanthropic organizations, international nonprofits, and service-oreinted nonprofits while recieving her Nonprofit Management Graduate Certificate at NCSU. Most recently, Jana applied and was accepted to the University of Texas at Austin where she is now earning her graduate degree in Social Work. She has particular interest in working in underserved communities with health disparities. She anticipates graduating in May of 2012.
Megan Dunton, 2016
English: LWR and Biology: Human Biology, Minor in Genetics
I am from Newport, NC and was a Thomas Jefferson Scholar at NC State. I also was a member of the NC State Wind Ensemble for all four years and a Chancellor's Writing Intern. Additionally, I was a member of the University Honors Program and an Honors Village Fellow.
I am beginning a physician assistant program at Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, NC.
MaryBeth Duprey, 2001
English, LWR, B.A.
Sr. Computer Systems Validation Analyst, PPD
After some initial positions in the communications field, I found myself at home in the IT industry. I have worked for state government agencies in Vermont and North Carolina providing software quality assurance services for student information systems. I am now working in the private sector in the Pharmaceutical CRO industry. My role includes validating software either developed in-house or purchased by my company. Personally, I have two lovely children and a husband and a dog. I am happy to be living back in the Raleigh/Cary area, and hope to eventually have the time to complete a graduate degree.
Amanda Eads, 2016
Masters in English: Sociolinguistics
Adjunct ESL Instructor and ESL Advisor, Wake Tech
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Science Policy Fellow, USDA Food Safety & Inspection Service
Sarah Edwards received her PhD in chemistry from Stanford University in 2008, where her dissertation research focused on the model organism yeast. After graduate school Sarah studied Alzheimer’s Disease as a neurology postdoctoral fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. After tiring of academic research, Sarah pursued a short science policy fellowship at the National Academy of Sciences in D.C. Sarah then returned to her home state of North Carolina to become the scientific coordinator at Duke University's Center for Systems Biology. Sarah has since returned to the nation’s capital for the AAAS Science & Technology Policy fellowship, where she will work at USDA Food Safety & Inspection Service.
Thanks to Susan Katz and Cat Warren for letting me audit ENG515 and ENG520. I gained valuable skills in writing and rhetoric to complement my research background.
Sarah Egan Warren, 2000
MS Technical Communication
Asst Director Professional Writing Program, NC State University English Department
As Assistant Director of the Professional Writing Program, I train the new TAs to prepare them for teaching ENG 331 or ENG 332. I am part of the Interdisciplinary Consortium for Advancing TA Training (iCATT) in the Graduate School and assist with New Graduate Student Orientation, Fundamentals in Teaching (FIT) workshops, and the Certificate of Accomplishment in Teaching (CoAT)program. As a senior lecturer in the Professional Writing Program, I teach undergraduate engineering and business students. I created and delivered the first online offering of ENG 331 in 2001 and have taught face to face, hybrid, and online classes. I was the faculty advisor for a very active chapter of SAS for 10 years. In 2010, we transitioned to become one of the first SIGDOC (Special Interest Group on Design of Communication) student chapters.
Bryce Emley, 2016
MFA Creative Writing
Freelance Writer/Editor
James Ensley, 2015
British Literature, M.A.
PhD Student, Yale University
My research interests include history of the book, the digital humanities, and approaching medieval texts through their material remnants. B.A. Classics, Columbia University M.S. Information & Library Science, UNC-Chapel Hill Ph.D. in English, in progress, Yale University
Photo of Vincent Vincent Feucht, 2011
Minor in Spanish, English - LWR
Assistant to Vice Chancellor of External Affairs, NC State University
Studied all kinds of things, settled on English, might teach, want to work with food! Plan to pursue my passion for food in Raleigh for a while.
Just got back from Africa, now working temporarily in the Chancellor's Office. Am looking for work in the restaurant industry!
Photo of Suzanne Suzanne Fischer, 1992
BA in English, Writing and Editing, MS in Technical Communication
Writer/Editor, FHI
I moved from NJ to attend NC State, got a BA, worked for several years as a newspaper reporter, an editor at a scientific journal, a magazine writer, and a technical writer. I returned to State to get my MS, and now I am a writer and editor at FHI (formerly Family Health International), where I work on projects about the sexual and reproductive health of adolescents and young adults in developing countries. With FHI, I've traveled to Costa Rica, Ecuador, Panama, India, Kenya, and Zambia to help conduct trainings, do research, and field-test curricula.
Kayla Forrest, 2011
LAN (double major in French Language and Lit as well)
Teaching Assistant, I'm working for the French Ministry of Education
I studied English and French while at NC State, and I greatly enjoyed my time there. I can't get enough American Lit, but I also appreciate World and British Lit as well. This September I will be an English teaching assistant in Lyon, France. It should be quite an adventure!
In September I will start my teaching assistant position in Lyon, France. I will teach English in two French middle schools for 7 months.
Ashley Franklin, 2015
M.S. in technical communication
editorial assistant, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Faith Furlough, 2016
Film Studies, co-major Art + Design
Kamaria Fyffe, 2017
English - Language, Writing and Rhetoric, Minor in Music
Assistant Copy Editor, J&J Editorial
Shortly after graduating from NC State, I came across the opportunity to write music for Eric Laber, a statistics professor at State. I write original music for the video games and creative videos that his graduate students create as part of their studies. A little later, I began working at J&J Editorial as an assistant copy editor and have been there since.
Elise Gallivan, 2018
MS in Technical Communication
Technical Writer, KBRWyle
I graduated from the MS in Technical Communication program in the spring of 2018. Less than a week after the graduation ceremony took place, my husband and I moved to Florida so I could accept a technical writing position at KBRWyle, an aerospace and defense company located in Jacksonville. I will be working on a documentation project for the US navy. I am looking forward to applying all of the skills that I learned in the MSTC program.
Sarah Goelz, 2015
Literature , Minor in Spanish
Karina Gomez, 2016
English: Language, Writing, & Rhetoric
Samantha Gradle, 2016
Realtor, Better Homes and Gardens Go Realty
Mobile: 919.610.6984; Work email:
Photo of Beth Beth Graham Revis, 2004
English Education, Minor in History, English Literature
After receiving a BA in English Education in 2003 and a MA in English Literature in 2004 (both from NCSU), I worked as an English teacher for 6 years in a rural NC school. My first novel, ACROSS THE UNIVERSE, debuted on the New York Times Bestsellers List in 2011. I am now a full-time writer, and my second novel was released in January 2012.
My second book, A MILLION SUNS, was recently published. It is a science fiction novel for teens, and debuted on the New York Times Bestseller's List.
Sarah Guy, 2018
English - Literature, Minor in Film
After graduating from the English department in May 2018, I'm heading to UNC-Chapel Hill as a master's student to study library science.
Susie Hansley, 2014
M.S. Technical Communication
Castle Worldwide
Photo of Renee Renee Haran, 2015
Physics, Minor in Chemistry, M.S. Technical Communication
Learning and Performance Support Architect, Nutanix
I have the brain of a scientist and the heart of an artist. I look at things from both creative and technical perspectives, which makes me great at bridging sticky communication gaps between tech-tongued scientists and engineers, mission driven marketeers, and baffled learners. I'm also an ace problem solver, and I can sing like a siren.
Katie Hartley, 2016
Language, Writing, and Rhetoric: Focus on Linguistics, Bachelor of Arts in English
Jaimie Harwood, 2012
Bachelor of Arts in English with a Teacher Education Concentration and a minor in Theatre
Teacher, Teach for America
DeLisa Hawkes, 2012
English and History, Minor in Health, Medicine and Human Values
Doctoral Candidate and Academic Advisor, University of Maryland
Originally a History major, I added English as a second major during my Junior year. On May 12, 2012, I graduated from NC State University Summa Cum Laude, and On May 9, 2014, I graduated with a Master's in English from North Carolina Central University with honors. Fall 2014 marks my journey as a PhD student in English at the University of Maryland-College Park.
Photo of Mir Mir Haynes, 2000
Technical Communication
Writer, RTP Resumes, Anabo Studios
SEO/Web Copywriter, Anabo Studios Web Services & Consulting, Raleigh, NC Professional Resume Writer, RTP Resumes Resumes, Cover Letters & LinkedIn Makeovers, Raleigh, NC!/RTP_Resumes
Eileen Heyes, 2015
Writer/Editor, Self
Photo of Jennifer Jennifer Higley, 2005
Technical Communication
Associate Training Director, Quintiles
Andrew Hill, 2017
English/Literature, Minor in Philosophy
Brittany Hilliard, 2015
English Literature
Aspiring English Professor
My interests include medieval and romantic literature along with creative writing. I love studying the writings of Dante and I also enjoy studying psychology on the side, especially personality theory.
Ashley Hincher, 2013
English Language and Literature
Social Media Campaign Manager, Triangle Direct Media
Lindsay Hite, 2008
MS in Technical Communication
Technical Writer, Allscripts
Erin Holloway, 2015
English:LWR + Anthropology, B.A. in English + Anthropology
Program Assistant, New Mind Education
Aisha Holmes, 2010
Technical Communication
Business Analyst, Duke University
Over thirteen years experience in information technology as a technical communicator with extensive experience in process improvement and requirements analysis for finance, human resources, and student service areas.
Photo of Matthew Matthew Holmes, 2010
English: Creative Writing, Minor in Japanese Culture, English: American Literature
Copy Editor, WebAssign
Went into English interested in writing and narrative theory. Left with multiple degrees after applying narrative theory to games studies.
Nearing the one-year mark at WebAssign!
Photo of Amanda Amanda Holton, 2015
English/Literature, BA
Recreation Instructor, City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources
Although my degree is in English, I have worked part-time with the City for four years. I was not sure what I wanted to do when I graduated, so this was the perfect opportunity for me! I get to work directly with kids in a full-time position, which I'm very excited for.
David Horgan, 2014
Master of Science in Technical Communication
Instructional Designer and Technical Writer, Provider Resources Inc.
I develop web-based training and assist in developing proposals in response to Request for Bids. When I am not doing that, I spend the majority of my free-time with my daughter, Gabrielle.
Nicole Houlton, 2011
M.A. English
Photo of melissa melissa howsam, 1999
LWE/English and Mass Communications, BA, English; BA, Communications; MA, English
writer/editor, news & observer, and dc magazine
Graduated with a double major in 1999 before coming back to NCSU in 2001 to complete a Master's in English, during which I served as a TA. After grad school, I taught writing courses at NCSU, Peace, then at DePaul in Chicago, where I lived from 2007-2009. After Chicago, I decided to pursue my dream to write, moved to DC and got a job as a writer/copy editor at DC magazine. After a year in the District, I returned home to Raleigh, where I still work for DC magazine telecommute,in addition to working as a correspondent for News and Observer and its sister site
Photo of Amy Amy Hutton, 2009
Communication (Public Relations), Minor in Nonprofit Studies & Journalism , undergraduate alumni
Marketing Director, Fulcrum Strategies
I graduated from NC State in 2009 with a B.A. in Communication (Public Relations concentration) and minors in Journalism and Nonprofit Studies. I began my career as Marketing & Public Relations Consultant at Fulcrum Strategies in May of 2009. Fulcrum Strategies is a physician advocacy group that has gone from a small, start-up company in 2004 to earning over $1 million in annual revenue in just six years. We represent more than 1,000 physicians nationwide in their dealings with managed cared companies, and we also provide practice marketing and business consulting services. In my current position as Director of Marketing & Physician Outreach, I oversee all marketing and physician outreach endeavors for several large specialty physician groups.
Susan Johnston, 2016
English LWR, Minor in Nonprofit Studies
Allen Jones, 2011
English/Teacher Concentration
Andrew Jones, 2008
Information Developer/Software Design Professional, IBM
My past experience is in journalism and marketing, but my current interests are technical communication, information architecture, and usability. In my spare time, I'm a college b-ball junkie, music snob, and family man (kids and dogs). Oh, and my favorite movie is Clue.
Photo of Louisa Louisa Jones-Dang, 2005
LWE, Minor in Journalism, M.F.A. Creative Writing
I've worked as a reporter, technical writer, and copy editor and fact checker for Our State magazine. Right now, I'm focusing on my fiction writing and doing a little freelance magazine writing.
I'm working on my first novel and hope to find a literary agent in the not-too-distant future.!/LouisaDang
Dwuan June, 1990
Writing and Editing/Criminal Justice
Topic designer, The Washington Post
Dwuan June’s journalism career began in junior high school. His journalism teacher submitted one of his school newspaper stories to the 'School Page’ -- a page of stories in his hometown paper that were written by area students. The paper ran his story and with his first real byline under his belt, the Gastonia native knew the newspaper business was for him. June joined the staff of Technician as a freshman and in his senior year he became editor-in-chief. During June's tenure as editor the paper achieved an All-America rating from the Associated Press. After graduation, June worked at The Charlotte Observer as a page designer, where he was the lead designer for several of the paper’s major projects, including the grand opening of what is now Bank of America Stadium and ”Taking Back Our Neighborhoods," a 1994 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. In 1998, June went to work at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, where one of the highlights of his career occurred. The paper launched a series on child prostitutes and my centerpiece for the first day of the series featured a picture of a lost child under a headline I wrote that simply asked,“Where’s Brittany?”’ The next day, authorities found Brittany and reunited her with her grandmother. June has worked at the Washington Post since 2001. He is a topic designer for the news desk and creates graphics for the financial pages. He was a key member of the team that designed "Being a Black Man," a groundbreaking series by the Post. He is a former adjunct professor of journalism at the University of Maryland and a member of the Society of Newspaper Design.
Photo of Cynthia Cynthia Kain, 2007
English - LWR
Owner, Cyn Kain Photography
Cyn Kain Photography is currently in the process of rebranding and will be launching its new look in June 2011. This new look entails a new logo, a fresh color palette and a new website + blog. Follow me on Twitter (!/CynKain) and be on the look out :)
Joel Kearney
Tech Comm
Photo of SangJong SangJong Kim, 2014
MS in Technical Communication
Senior Patent Engineer, Samsung Electronics
SangJong Kim is a patent engineer at Samsung Electronics, where his field of technology is the semiconductor. He was born in Seoul, Korea in 1975. He received the B.S. in chemical engineering from the Korea University in 2001. He has ten years of work experience as a semiconductor engineer. he received his M.S. degree in Technical Communication at North Carolina State University. His main research interests are the technical writing and editing related to the patent drafting.
Mary Kornegay, 2011
English, Minor in Journalism, BA
I'm living in New York City looking for a position in publishing.
Nathan Kotecki, 2018
MFA Creative Writing
Photo of Sreeranjani Sreeranjani Kuppuswami Pattabiraman, 2015
MS Technical Communication
Technical Writer, 200030443
Joined the MSTC program in Fall 2013 and graduated in Spring 2015. Currently working as a Technical Writer for a data management company based out of Bay Area, California.
Photo of Matt Matt Lail, 1997
Writing/Editing, Minor in History
Following graduation, I have worked in a variety of journalism/media/communications roles: daily and weekly newspapers, online publications, specialized publications and membership association communication. I have also served as a freelance columnist for sports-related publications. I live in downtown Raleigh with my family, and we love to travel.
I am President of the NC State English Alumni Society: Also see below for our alumni Facebook group.
Jeannene Lang, 2013
LWR, Minor in Cognitive Science
Going to graduate school for speech-language pathology!
Meaghan Lanier, 2011
Religious Studies, English - Creative Writing
Graduate Student, Duke University
I am in the M.A. program in Religion at Duke's Graduate School. It is a terminal Master's program, so I hope to move on to a Ph.D. program afterward, either at Duke or somewhere else. I plan to teach at at the university level once I complete my programs. My concentration is in American Religion with a more specific focus on New Religious Movements, gender, and sexuality.
I am in the M.A. program in Religion at Duke's Graduate School. It is a terminal Master's program, so I hope to move on to a Ph.D. program afterward, either at Duke or somewhere else.
gary lazorick, 2011
Technical Communication
Martha Lee, 1998
English, BA
Technical Writer, Coventor, Inc.
I graduated in May of 1998, and I went on to get my professional writing certification, during which I took a technical writing class and found my calling. I've been working at Coventor since 1999, and I love the challenge of working with high tech, and then writing about it in a way that makes it accessible to the users of our software.
Casi Leisure, 2016
English with a concentration in teacher education
Photo of Kirsten Kirsten Lemmons, 2013
English - LWR, Minor in Creative Writing, BA
Teal Lepley, 2017
Creative Writing concentration, Minor in Theatre
Sera Lewis, 1990
Manager, Worldwide digital marketing, Rational Software, IBM
Currently managing the global team that delivers digital marketing (web content, social media, electronic nurture systems) for the IBM Rational software division.
Photo of Greg Greg Lindquist, 2003
LAN/BAD, 2003
I live in New York, I am an artist and writer for, ARTnews, The Brooklyn Rail, among other publications. I am represented by Elizabeth Harris Gallery, NYC and Flanders Gallery Raleigh, NC.
I am participating in 'No One is an Island," curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud in collaboration with LMCC at Governors Island in May this year. I have a solo show in NYC, Tbilisi, Georgia and Raleigh, NC scheduled for 2012.
Andrew Lockwood, 2014
English concentraion in teacher education, Bachelor of Arts in English with concentration in Teacher Education
Construction Worker, 180 Contracting
Andrew Wayne Lockwood is a native North Carolinian born and raised in Cary. He graduated from Cary High School in the year 2000 and began working in the construction industry soon after. When he was twenty seven he decided, with the support of his wife and family, to return to school at Wake Technical Community College. For three and a have years he attended classes part time in the evening while maintaining full time hours during the day. He was proud when he finally received his acceptance letter to North Carolina State University where he continued and expanded upon his educational experience. Inspired by his parents, who are all educators, he chose to become a teacher himself. In the fall of 2014 he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in teacher education and plans to remain local to teach high school level English.
Photo of Zachary Zachary Lunn, 2018
Fiction, MFA Creative Writing-Fiction
Alison Martin, 2017
Master of Arts, Rhetoric and Composition
Anthony Martin, 2011
English/Creative Writing, Minor in Classical Greek, English
Emma Marx, 2017
Genetics and English, B.S., Genetics; B.A., English
Graduate Student, UNC-CH
Pursuing a Ph.D in Genetics at UNC-CH with a concentration in Epigenetics
Haley McClure
Photo of Brandi Brandi McElveen, 2015
B.S. Communication, PR, Minor in Journalism, Technical and Scientific Communication, M.S. Technical Communication
Sr. Associate Technical Communicator, SAS
After graduating from NCSU in 2010, I had the opportunity to work for some fantastic companies including IEM and Red Hat. I am now a Sr. Associate Technical Communicator for SAS Solutions OnDemand. Thanks to my time at NCSU, I have been able to start a wonderful career. I love to play board games, practice historical European martial arts, and I am a total anglophile. I hope to someday move to the Glasgow or Edinburgh, but I'd be happy anywhere in the UK.
Tessa McLoughney, 2014
Laura Michaud, 2010
B.A. English (Language, Writing, and Rhetoric), M.S. Technical Communications
Technical Writer & Editor, IEM
I graduated from N.C. State in May 2008 with a B.A. in English, and in May 2010 with an M.S. in Technical Communications. Right before graduation in 2010, I was offered and accepted a job as a technical writer and editor at IEM, a Federal contractor in emergency management and disaster recovery. I have thoroughly enjoyed my job, especially because it deviates away from what I originally thought technical writing was restricted to (i.e., software or information technology subject matter). The aspect that I enjoy the most about my job is participating in the development of plans that will help communities better prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters and emergencies.
Non-academic or work-related news: I was proposed to by my boyfriend of two years while we were vacationing at Walt Disney World in December 2010. He had a glass slipper made with our names and the proposal date engraved on it. The ring was brought out in the glass slipper as we ate dinner on a balcony at the Grand Floridian overlooking Cinderella's Castle. It was a fairytale proposal!
Reba Milbourne Holley, 1999
Communication - Public Relations, Technical Communication
Technical Writer
I graduated with a B.A. in 1996 and an M.S. in 1999. I have worked as a technical writer for a small, private software company, a pharmaceutical company, and in banking. I am currently studying psychology, with plans to make a career change once I complete my PhD in 2012.
Emily Milks, 2017
Master of Arts, Literature
Photo of Polly Polly Miller, 2010
Secondary English Education
Teacher, Graduate Student @ NCSU
Newly crowned Miss Raleigh 2011. I have a B.A. in Secondary English Education, and I'm now a certified middle grades Language Arts teacher. I completed my first teaching job from March-June 2011 in my hometown of Beulaville, North Carolina. I will obtain my masters by spring 2012; thereafter, I plan to teach at both the primary/secondary level and then use my masters as a literacy coach. My ultimate goal is to one day open a literacy center for Duplin County offering free services to both children/adults.
I'm currently enrolled, and a full time student in the Curriculum & Instruction M.A. New Literacies & Global Learning: Reading Concentration program. I will graduate in May 2012. I will be doing a presentation on the importance of the professional digital identity, at the North Carolina Reading Association Conference in March 2012.!/tchrLADYpm
Bradley Mitchell, 2011
English/World Literature, Minor in Japanese
Photo of Emily Emily Morris, 2016
MA in English, Literature Concentration
Adjunct Instructor, Wake Technical Community College
Megan Myers, 2010
English Secondary Education
High school English teacher
I graduated early and was able to get a job at the same school I student-taught. I am teaching 9th grade Academic and Honors classes. I hope to attend graduate school in the next few years to obtain my MA in American Literature.
Amitha Narayanan, 2015
I'm a graduate of the MSTC program.
Natalie Newton, 1980
English, Minor in Writing & Editing, BA
licensed psychologist, self
Worked as a journalist until 1989. Travelled all over Europe. Then editor-in-chief of a PAC Rim business newspaper in Australia 1988-89. Set two world records in endurance cycling in the mid-1980s. Late 1989 I returned to the USA due to family health issues and was the managing director of a private college in NJ for four years until leaving to complete my PhD in Counseling Psychology in Cincinnati. Licensed as a psychologist and practiced in NJ, PA, and GA. Clinical and sports psychology. Favorite activities are visits with old friends, playing with my pets, and talking literature and politics until the wee hours of the morning with writer friends. I think this point is when I say I love puppies and want world peace. Actually, I prefer adult, well mannered dogs and just wish we could stop paying for short bouts of peace.
Just finished building a home in New Bern and have relocated from Atlanta. My husband (ECU, Class of 1980)is still trying to sell our home on Lake Allatoona. Anyone interested?! Sold my private practice in ATL in clinical psychology last year. Deciding what to do regarding my sports psychology with professional athletes. Would love to hear from old friends as I spent most of my first decade after graduation overseas as a journalist and lost contact with everyone at NCSU.
Photo of Courtney Courtney Nicholson, 2013
English with a concentration in Creative Writing, Minor in Anthropology, History, and International Studies
Senior Recruiter The Creative Group (Charlotte, NC), The Creative Group
I entered NC State in August of 2009 with a love of English and a passion for writing. This passion soon carried over into other fields as I joined organizations such as University Scholars, Honors in English, Sigma Tau Delta (the English Honor Society), Gamma Beta Phi, and National Residence Hall Honorary. During my time at NC State, I worked as a Copy-Editor for the Technician, served on the Windhover prose committee, and eventually created a Creative Writing Workshop series, which ran throughout the Spring 2013 semester. I have also had the honor of having five poems and two short stories published in the Windhover, NC State's award-winning literary magazine. In addition to my work at the Technician, I have worked as a Resident Advisor for University Housing, as a Marketing intern for C&M Online Media, Inc., and as a Human Resources intern for Innovative Talent Solutions. I currently work at Innovative Talent Solutions as a Direct-Hire Recruiter/Office Coordinator and continue to write in my spare time.
Ryan Nilsen, 2009
English, LWR; International Studies, Minor in Mathematics, BA
Student, Duke Divinity School
Joshua Orol, 2018
MFA Creative Writing
Joshua Sassoon Orol is a trans Jewish poet from Raleigh, NC, writing with the texts, tunes, and stories passed down from their mixed heritage family. Josh completed an MFA at NC State University, and received an Academy of American Poets prize while at UNC Chapel Hill. Their work has most recently been published in the Jewish Literary Journal and Nimrod, and was chosen as a finalist in NCSU's 2017 contest. In addition to writing, Josh is passionate about music and youth work within the Jewish community.
Melody Owens, 2014
English, Minor in Spanish
Kathryn Parker, 2008
Language, Writing, and Rhetoric, Minor in Italian
Membership Director, Americans for Safe Access
Lisa Payne, 2016
English with a concentration in Secondary Education, Minor in Creative Writing
English Teacher
Sarah Perkins, 2017
MA, Literature
Photo of Jessica Jessica Peters, 2015
English/LWR, Minor in Entomology
Christin Phelps, 2007
MS Technical Communication
Director of Online Programs, Peace College
After obtaining my BS in Computer Information Systems from Guilford College and graduating from the MS in Technical Communication program, I entered directly into the PhD program in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media. I have recently accepted a position as the Director of Online Programs at Peace College and am in charge of training the faculty members in terms of best practices for teaching online as well as being the IT support for the program. I will also (after baby #2 is born) be teaching for Peace College, namely courses in technical communication.
Expecting baby #2 this summer, finishing up my dissertation for the Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media PhD program!
Nicholas PIschak, 2018
English, Creative Writing, B.A.
Ashley Pittman, 2011
English- Language, Writing, and Rhetoric
Graduate Student, University of Edinburgh
Since completing my BA in English at State, I am now pursuing an MSc in Speech and Language Processing at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.
Derek Poindexter, 2015
M.S. in Technical Communication
Information Developer, IBM
Photo of Brenda Brenda Ransom, 2010
Quality Assurance/Technical Writer Intern, Allscripts Corporation
Currently working in Quality Assurance testing and beginning an internship in Technical Writing at Allscripts Corporation in October. Also, beginning online classes at ECU in Healthcare Informatics and Professional Communications. 20+ years in ophthalmology.
Just started working for Allscripts as a temporary employee and really recommend the company for those of you looking for a great summer internship in the medical software field.
Photo of Jennifer Jennifer Riehle, 2011
Technical Communication
Technology Support Specialist, NC State University
Jen earned a B.S. in Textile Business Management in the spring of 2005 and will have her M.S. in Technical Communication in December 2011. She works as a Web Designer and Outreach Coordinator for the NC State University Office of Information Technology. She focuses on social media outreach and community-building and is currently helping to plan SpeedCon, a communication-focused unconference to be hosted at NC State this fall.
Eric Roe, 2008
Lecturer II, First-Year Writing Program; Director, Young & Teen Writers' Workshops, North Carolina State University
Hayden Russell, 2015
English Literature, Minor in Classical Latin & Classical Culture
Assistant Editor, The Escapist
Kevin Schaefer, 2016
English-Film Studies, Minor in Creative Writing, B.A. in English
My main interests are related to film, tv and comics. After spending most of my time in college writing and editing for NC State's newspaper The Technician, I went on to write for various entertainment websites and do podcasts. I currently do a podcast with a couple other NCSU alumni covering various entertainment and pop-culture topics. I'm also trying to pursue a career in comic book writing.
Ashley Schlax, 2007
English/Creative Writing, Minor in Journalism
Photo of Valerie Valerie Schwartz, 2010
M.S., Technical Communication
Assistant Director of Admissions, Duke University
Communications and marketing have been the unifying themes of my career in higher education administration. I worked in admissions at two small, private colleges in PA before relocating to NC. Here, I have made my professional home at Duke University, first in student affairs and more recently in undergraduate admissions. In addition to recruiting students and reviewing thousands of applications, in my current role I manage the day-to-day maintenance of our office's website, sit on our website redesign project team, and train new staff. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, scrapbooking, hiking, kayaking, and spending time with my partner, Aaron, and our Welsh terrier, Denbigh.
Brooke Shafranek, 2014
English (Language, Writing and Rhetoric), Minor in Creative Writing
Law School Student
I graduated as Valedictorian of the Class of 2014, and was honored to deliver the Commencement Address at the English Department Graduation Ceremony. After graduation, I entered the corporate world working for The Walt Disney Company in the Florida executive offices. I currently attend the University of Florida Levin College of Law, and plan to enter the practice after I receive my J.D. in 2018.
Photo of Cynthia Cynthia Sharpe, 2015
English/Creative Writing, Minor in Business Administration, Bachelor
Photo of Victoria Victoria Shockley, 2014
English/LWR, Minor in French, Bachelor's
PR and Communications Coordinator, Stephanie Wolf PR
After three years at NCSU, I graduated Summa Cum Laude a year ahead of my class with a Bachelor's in English (LWR) and a minor in French. During my time at NC State I was a member of the English Honors Program, and in the spring of 2014 I was selected as the recipient of the A.M. Fountain Scholarship for excellence in writing, scholarly merit, and recommendations from NCSU faculty. I launched my own freelance writing and editing business in the summer of 2012, contributing guest posts, ghostwriting, blogging, submitting articles, and editing manuscripts, articles, blog posts, scripts, and more. I now work remotely as a PR and Communications Coordinator for Stephanie Wolf PR, based in New York City. In my spare time I'm a freelance model, and I enjoy yoga and dance.
Lisa Simorelli, 2011
English/Creative Writing, Minor in Art & Design
Photo of Anni Anni Simpson, 2016
Technical Communication, MS
Information Developer, IBM
Brittany Smith, 2016
English/Creative Writing, Minor in Arts Entrepreneurship
Chad Smith, 2013
English/language,writing & rheotric, Minor in Graphic Communications
Program manager, Cisco
Irecka Smith, 2007
English, Minor in Journalism
I am forming a creative writing group in order collaborate with other writers and receive feedback on writing projects. All is welcome. Please email me for more information.
Margaret Smith, 2010
English - LWR
Editor/Writer, RTI International
Margaret Smith serves as an editor/writer at RTI International, where she edits and proofreads a variety of documents for style, format, and consistency, including technical proposals and grants, project reports, staff resumes, abstracts, graphics, and PowerPoint slides, using house and client style guides. Clients include the National Science Foundation, the National Cancer Institute, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and many others. Ms. Smith also records minutes of in-person and telephone meetings. Her other experience includes blogging, writing alt text for Section 508–compliant documents, and manuscript indexing. Before joining RTI, Ms. Smith edited nonfiction book manuscripts for two New York City–based publishing companies.
Robert Smith, 2011
LWR, Bachelors of English!/RCorySmith
Zachary Smith, 2018
English, Minor in Writing/Film Studies, 2018
Writer, Self
Working in education (teaching English and Communications) plus writing for Indy Week and other publications, covering pop culture, comic books, film, etc.
Photo of Nick Nick Solovieff, 2011
English w/ a conc. in creative writing
Technical Writer, DZone
Upon graduating from high school in 2003, I took some time off from school and worked in manual labor positions for a few years. By 2007, I realized the value of a college education, and so I started classes full-time at Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington, NC, transferred to Wake Tech, got into N.C. State in the fall of '08, went from engineering to English, and graduated this past December of 2011 with a smile on my face and a developed Wolfpack howl that others can only attempt to mimic. As of mid-January 2012, after doing some applying to companies in need of entry-level technical writers, I accepted a technical writing position at DZone, a software publishing, advertising, and developing company in Cary, NC. Undoubtedly, taking Dr. Katz's internship class while writing as an intern at SolarHot in my last semester strongly helped me get this job. I recommend such a combination to any current student!
Photo of Clint Clint Spear, 2015
Catherine Sprankle, 2013
M.S. Technical Communication
Communications Specialist, Integrated Laboratory Systems, Inc.
I came to the MSTC program to support a career change to scientific and technical communication after a 20+ year career as a biological research scientist. I currently work as a science communicator and webmaster for a contractor supporting an office of the National Toxicology Program.
Elizabeth Steere, 2006
English, MA
I have a book coming out with Palgrave Macmillan UK this year, "The Female Servant and Sensation Fiction: 'Kitchen Literature.'"
Photo of Khaki Khaki Stelten, 2014
Master of Arts
Anne Roth Strickland, 2009
MS in Technical Communication
Director of Communications, North Carolina Association of School Administrators
Photo of Seth Seth Styers, 2007
Copywriter, Harrison and Star
After serving a brief stint as a freelance writer (based out of my living room behind Hillsborough Street), I turned in my sweat pants to enter the exciting world of healthcare marketing editing. I moved to New York in May 2010, where I spend my free time collaborating with fellow Village-based artists and writers, and weeping in front of my bank on the 1st of every month.!/sethstyers
Ashleigh Swartz, 2011
English-Film Studies
Brandi Swope, 2015
Information Developer, IBM
BA English, Christopher Newport University (2012) (USMC Veteran)
Grace Taylor, 2017
Rhetoric and Composition, MA
Charlene Thomas, 2010
Communication Medica, Minor in Creative Writing
Marketing Associate, Advisory Board Company
Hi guys! My name is Charlene and after three years of college I graduated from State in 2010. I'm originally from Gaithersburg, MD, and wanted to return to the DC area to work after school. It's a really tough market out there right now, so if anyone is ever looking to relocate to the District or is interested in networking up here, I'm happy to help in any way I can. Please feel free to reach out to me anytime! Hope everyone is doing well. Go Pack :)!/profile.php?id=635675629
Photo of Sasha Sasha Thomas, 2015
English Literature
Originally from Tokyo, Japan. Joined NC State to study English Lit, as well as to improve my communication skills (in English). What a rewarding experience to be coached by excellent and supportive instructors while mingling with motivated students! My learning experiences at State are all positive!
Jacob Thompson
English/Literature (also Plant Biology)
Erica Thoms, 2011
English/ Creative Writing
Photo of Neal Neal Timpe, 2010
Philosophy, Minor in Spanish, Technical Communication
Information Developer, IBM
I'm a technical writer in the Lotus division of IBM after two years in the program.
Photo of Mark Mark Tosczak, 1994
English/LWE, BA
Vice President, Strategic Services/Freelance writer, RLF Communications/Freelancer
I graduated in '94 and spent several years working in newspapers as a reporter, copy editor and business editor. Since then, I've also worked in various PR/marketing/communication roles. I've worked at nonprofit organizations, as a freelancer/consultant and in an agency. I now work for a Greensboro marketing and public relations agency (RLF Communications) and do freelance writing on the side.
Angela Tramontelli, 2015
Linguistics, MA
Julia Trimmer, 1994
Manager, Faculty Data Systems and Analysis, Duke University
I work at Duke University’s Office of the Provost managing institutional IT projects. I've been working in IT jobs at Duke since 1996.
Robert Trogdon, 1989
English, English
Department Chair, Kent State University
I received my MA in English in 1992, my Ph.D. from University of South Carolina in 1996. I have worked at Kent State University since 1997.
In October 2011, the first volume of The Letters of Ernest Hemingway, co-edited by Sandra Spanier and myself, was published by Cambridge University Press. In January 2012, I assumed the position of chair for the Department of English at Kent State University
Kristina Turnage, 2013
English/Creative Writing, Minor in history, BA
Photo of Rob Rob Underhill, 2007
English, BA in English
Filmmaker, Director, Producer, Rob Underhill Productions
ROB UNDERHILL has over ten years production experience: directing, producing, writing, editing: feature films, pilots, music videos, promos, short-films, commercials, live performances and more. Visit his website at and his Facebook at Featured on NPR shows, THE STATE OF THINGS with Frank Stasio and THE STORY with Dick Gordon, Rob’s work is subject in newspapers, radio, TV-news and more across the US. His films have screened at over 100 film festivals across the globe, and he's received over 50 awards including for Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay. In 2013, Carolina STYLE Magazine selected Rob as one of 25 Most Stylish People Influencing positive change in the Carolinas. Rob began with building theatre productions from the ground up beginning in 1998. In 2004 he incorporated WAKE DRAMA, his non-profit production house. He has a BA in English from NC State University. Born and raised in Williamston, MI, he is now based in Raleigh, NC.
Photo of Janelle Janelle Vadnais, 2004
B.A. English (Writing & Editing), M.A. (2006) English-Sociolinguistics
Web Copywriter, Unlimited Web Solutions, Inc.
A full scholarship athlete representing the Wolfpack in Cross Country and Track, I earned my undergraduate degree in English, with a concentration in Writing and Editing in 2004. I then continued my studies at N.C. State under the direction of the esteemed, Dr. Walt Wolfram and subsequently earned my Master's Degree in English, with a concentration in Sociolinguistics in 2006. From college, I served the fine city of Raleigh as a police officer for almost 2 years before transitioning into my current position as a web copyeditor/copywriter for a Raleigh-based Internet marketing company, Unlimited Web Solutions. Our company focuses on Search Engine Optimization (SEO) practices that include but are not limited to: Google Analytics, web optimization for search engine success, social media, podcasting, Pay-Per-Click (PPC) marketing and web design/re-design.
Amelia Vogler, 2006
Usability and Design, M.S. Technical Communication
Technical Writer , SAS
In addition to writing at SAS. Amelia owns The Healing Space LLC and works after hours and on the weekend as a healing touch practitioner. She will be getting her yoga teaching certification in the winter of 2011 and hopes to open a retreat center in Pittsboro, N.C. in the next 5 years.
Martin Wall, 2015
Technical Communication
Reference Data Specialist I, INC Research
Dylan Ward
Film Studies, B.A.
Fiction writer and screenwriter in North Carolina.
Photo of Linda Linda Watson, 1979
English: Writing & Editing, Minor in Design
chief cook & researcher, Cook for Good
I'm living proof that an English degree from NCSU prepares you to do nearly anything. I've been a technical writer, programmer, a computer-games developer, executive, political organizer, and now a cookbook writer and food evangelist.
My book is coming out in June 2011. The title is Wildly Affordable Organic: Eat Fabulous Food, Get Healthy, and Save the Planet—all on $5 a Day or Less.
Christopher Watts, 2013
English/ Language, Writing, and Rhetoric
Greek Life Graduate Assistant, Texas Tech University
Born in Tampa, Florida, Chris graduated from NC State in the Spring of 2013 where he spent time working with NRHH, Housing, IRC, New Student Orientation, and was a brother of Delta Upsilon International Fraternity Inc. He is currently attending Texas Tech University pursuing a Masters degree in Higher Education Administration.
Cara Williams
Photo of Ellyson Ellyson Williams, 2017
English LWR, Minor in Psychology; Health, Medicine, and Human Values, BA
Graduate student, ECU
Graduate student at ECU pursuing an MS in Communication Sciences and Disorders.
Photo of John Wilton John Wilton Williams, 2009
MS in Technical Communication
User Experience Design Engineer, IBM
Before returning to graduate school, I worked as an Information Technologist at the Gregg Museum of Art & Design at NC State University. I started graduate school and quickly became focused specifically on a concentration in the user experience aspect of technical communication. In my final year of the MS program, I accepted a 3 month coop position in User Experience with IBM, in their Rational Software Group. At the end of this initial coop, they extended me through the end of the school year and then offered me a full-time position as a User Experience Design Engineer with Rational in Boston, MA. Thus, I completed my MS in Technical Communication in Spring of 2009 and moved to MA to begin my career in UX with IBM. I am still with the company and am very happy with how my career is progressing. At IBM, I provide UX support for Rational's Collaborative Lifecycle Management solutions in addition to Rational System Architect, a large enterprise architecture solution. I also provide assistance with various User Technologies' collaborative work solutions in addition to consulting with User Assistance and Learning teams on UX-related issues as they encounter them in their work. I have a wife, Alison, a son, Julian(6), and a stepdaughter (Taylor). We all live in Boston as a big happy family. Personal interests include professional cycling, riding my own bicycle, tinkering and fixing things, reading, music (I was a professional musician for many years, so I prefer to play it), and spending tons and tons of time with my family.
Here's a link to my LinkedIn profile:
Photo of Ward Ward Williams, 2017
English -- Language, Writing, Rhetoric, Minor in Film Studies
Intern, EUE/Sokolow
Photo of Brooke Brooke Wilner, 2016
English - Literature, Minor in Science, Technology, and Society
Law Student, Georgia State University
B.S. Aerospace Engineering; B.A. English - Literature
Intellectual Property Fellow (full-ride fellowship to GSU Law)
Cameron Winter, 2010
Language and Literature, Minor in Creative Writing, Bachelor of Arts
I'm from Gastonia, NC and a loyal wolfpack fan!
I plan on using my English degree to pursue a Ph.D. after taking a year off from school.
Jason Winter, 2007
Technical Communication
Owner, WinternetWeb Technologies
I teach middle school in South Hill, Virginia.
Photo of Jake Jake Young, 2012
MFA Creative Writing
My first book of poems "American Oak" has been accepted for publication by Main Street Rag, and will be released on March 13, 2018. Thanks so much to all of my mentors and friends who helped me reach this milestone!