Tell us about yourself!
Hi! I’m Claire, and I’m a first year MA student. I have a BA in English from Penn State. I’m originally from Bethlehem, PA, so I’m really excited to be experiencing my hometown through a whole new lens. I’m primarily interested in the ways class is portrayed in American literature and the effect literature has on a reader’s class consciousness. In my spare time, I used to enjoy cooking and baking, reading for pleasure, and traveling. Now I just do school.
Why did you choose Lehigh?
The opportunity for MA students to teach cannot be beat. I also love the emphasis the department puts on social justice.
What is your favorite book outside your field of study?
The first few weeks of classes have rocked my world so hard that I don’t know my field of study anymore! But I think I can say that I probably won’t be studying 19th century Brit Lit, so maybe Jane Eyre.
What are you most looking forward to this year?
I’m looking forward to continuing to work with my undergraduate students. Teaching has consistently been my favorite part of the week, and I can’t wait to continue developing my relationship with my class.