Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University

“When I arrived at Carolina as a first-year, I had no plans to major in English. But after taking an English survey on a whim, I fell totally in love with literature, and soon found that UNC’s English department was a welcoming and inspiring place to cultivate that passion alongside others who shared it. I benefited so much from my years studying in and around Greenlaw Hall, encouraged by the incredible professors, the variety of unique programs for undergraduates (like the PIT Journal, or studying Shakespeare in London and Oxford), and the active literary scene around campus, especially in poetry. The experience was unforgettable, and not to mention the best possible preparation for the path I chose to follow of becoming an English professor. But most of all, the relationships I made at the UNC English Department continue to nourish me.”