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Matt Baczewski is a senior at Lebanon Valley College majoring in English literature and minoring in music. His interests include innovative aesthetic techniques in language and music as well as the synthesis of the arts. After graduation, he plans to continue his work in scholarly and creative writing in addition to musical composition.

 

John Bennett is an undergraduate film studies student at Muhlenberg College, whose interests range from modernist European cinema to classical Hollywood film, from contemporary independent film to cult trash, and everywhere in between. John is also an independent writer, producer, director, and editor. He made his feature debut with April in 2011, and his most recent feature, The Outer Loop, was nominated for best feature in the Greater Lehigh Valley Filmmakers Festival in 2013. The Outer Loop can be watched in full for free online at https://vimeo.com/84655047

 

Thomas Crosby graduated from Young Harris College in May 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in history. A native of Coventry, England, Thomas came to the United States on a soccer scholarship and soon became captivated with historical research. His main interest is radio propaganda during World War II, a topic he plans to pursue at graduate school.

 

Erin Gavin is a senior at Lycoming College majoring in art history with minors in archaeology and photography. She has a multitude of interests including ancient and foreign cultures, all manners of art and, of course, video games. She plans to attend Studio Art Centers International in Florence for a post-baccalaureate year program in art conservation, and eventually pursue art conservation at the graduate level.

 

Chelsea Johnson is a senior at Lawrence University in Wisconsin, majoring in English and environmental studies. Her love of Tristram Shandy is the culmination of an unexpected relationship with 18th century literature. After graduating, she will pursue work in environmental advocacy in the upper Midwest. 

 

Ryan Jones is a sophomore at Lebanon Valley College, currently majoring in digital communications. Upon graduation, he hopes to become a user experience researcher occasionally moonlighting as a novelist. His interests include writing, videography, and working himself to death. 

 

Samantha Keng is currently a high school senior at the Lovett School in Atlanta. Although she does not yet know where she hopes to attend college in the fall, she plans to major in history while continuing to study French and Spanish. She enjoys traveling, reading, and bargain hunting in her spare time, and she hopes to one day eat her way around the world.

 

Tess Onink is a junior majoring in physician assistant science at St. Francis University. A member of Phi Iota Sigma, Tess has also completed a minor in Spanish. This April, she defended her thesis "Dental Health Needs in Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic: Analysis and Implementation of Intervention." Following graduation, Tess plans to work as a PA-C and pursue several interests, including mission work and World War II history.

 

Anna Marie Storti graduated with honors from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona with degrees in ethnic and women's studies and business management. As a student, Anna worked at the Violence Prevention and Women's Resource Center, was Vice President for the Queer People of Color Collective, and was a member of the McNair Scholar's Program. Her research interests include queer theory, transnational feminism, performance studies, critical mixed race studies, and cultural studies. She will be beginning her Ph.D. in women's studies at the University of Maryland in fall 2014.

 

Adam Thordarson is a senior interdisciplinary visual arts student focusing on metal sculpture at the University of Washington. He found his passion for working with metal through interning at a custom motorcycle shop in Seattle, and he is currently working as an apprentice in metal furniture fabrication. He plans on honing his skills through the apprenticeship and attending grad school for industrial design.

 

Elissa Watters is a junior at Dartmouth College majoring in English and minoring in art history.  On campus, she conducts research in art history, photographs for the yearbook, plays flute in the student-run orchestra, dances in the swing club, and frequently attends arts performances.  Elissa plans to pursue a career in the arts.

 

Daniel Whitten is in his second year of study at the University of King's College and Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada. He is pursuing honors Bachelor of Arts degrees in both early modern studies and political science with a minor in religious studies.  He grew up outside Toronto, Canada with an unusual interest in books, history, and politics. He's published papers on Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli, and early modern coffee culture in various undergraduate journals.

 

Margaret Williams graduated from the University of Michigan with honors and a Bachelor of Arts in literature as well as in history in December 2013.  Both of her degrees focused on medieval and Renaissance studies.  She wrote "Antiquity and the Italian Renaissance: Platonic Building Blocks" as her senior history thesis. Having been accepted to several Master's degree programs, Margaret is deciding which school will best prepare her for her Ph.D. and the challenge of teaching at the college level. 

 

Adam Young is a second-year arts student at La Trobe University's Melbourne campus in Victoria, Australia. His double major is in cinema studies and philosophy, and he was a founding member, program curator, and the president of the La Trobe Cinema Society. His interests, scholarly or otherwise, include radical ecology, Lucy Liu, writing in the third person, Frank Zappa's 60s period, Ghassan Hage lectures, György Ligeti, the Veronica Mars TV series, Stanley Kubrick, and James Naremore's film noir book. He is currently developing his own eco-centric philosophy, producing a publication on Veronica Mars, maintaining his arts-based blog--mylatrobecinemastudies --and plotting a career in academia.

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