Amani Liggett is from Sacramento, California, where she received her bachelor's degree in English and Philosophy at UC Davis in 2011. Afterwards, she worked as an inner-city reading comprehension tutor in Sacramento, as well as a grant writer for a Sacramento-based nonprofit that focused on refugee resettlement, victims of human trafficking, and helping the financially illiterate. Amani began attending Dartmouth College as a graduate student in the fall of 2013 in Dartmouth's MALS program, where she is now the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the MALS Journal publication. Through Dartmouth she attended a Literature Summer School at Oxford University this past summer, and presented a paper at the 2014 AGLSP annual conference. Amani is currently working on her thesis about the history of women who have acted as Hamlet onstage.
Kelsey Smith, originally from East Corinth, Vermont, graduated from The University of Vermont in 2011 where she received a bachelor's degree in political science. After college, Kelsey worked as a public relations and communications assistant for The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, and then as an account management specialist at The Advisory Board Company, a healthcare consulting company based in Washington, D.C. In the winter of 2014, Kelsey ventured back to New England to attend the MALS program at Dartmouth and is currently working on her Independent Study with Professor Christopher Wren, former correspondent and bureau chief for The New York Times. Her study seeks to address the question of whether print magazines can still be considered relevant in today's digital age.
Carmen Brady finished from Dartmouth with an AB in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in 1998 and spent time working as a juvenile services assistant for Child Haven in Clark County, Nevada before moving to Washington, DC in 2006. After working as a Congressional intern in the House of Representatives, she transitioned to the Senate in 2007 with a permanent position as Constituent Services Coordinator for a Nevada Senator. Her time as a MALS Creative Writing student has allowed her to hone underdeveloped creative gifts and has opened up numerous opportunities such as the Oxford Creative Writing Summer Program in 2014. She hopes this time will also work towards building a bridge towards a career in helping coach and counsel others in the future.
Kelley Bumstead, originally from Cape Cod, studied journalism at the University of Tampa and Boston University before coming to Dartmouth. She has lived and traveled all over the world and is researching sports culture and expatriate communities in the Far East, where she taught English for five years. Gregory Poulin is currently studying government and globalization at Dartmouth; he is a graduate of Wheaton College where he earned his BA in political science and history. His research has appeared in a variety of publications including The Diplomat, Real Clear World and China-US Focus.
Gregory Poulin is currently studying government and globalization at Dartmouth; he is a graduate of Wheaton College where he earned his BA in political science and history. His research has appeared in a variety of publications including The Diplomat, Real Clear World and China-US Focus.
Amanda Spoto, originally from Staten Island, New York, is a recent '14 graduate from Dartmouth College. She majored in English (Concentration in Cultural Studies and Popular Culture) and a did a minor in Native American Studies (Concentration in Government). She wrote a senior English Honors Thesis entitled, "Decoding the Alternate Gaze Amidst the American Labyrinth: Counter Memory and Re-remembering in Native American Literature" under Professor Pease (ENGL Dept.) and Professor Taylor (NAS Dept), and is currently on the Cultural Studies track in the MALS Program. She has a strong interest in law school, and may soon pursue a Ph. D.
Brian Young is a MALS student currently writing his thesis on development and its impact on culture within the country of Bhutan, specifically within the Brokpa ethnic group. He recently returned from doing ethnographic field research in Bhutan, where he lived with a semi-nomadic yak herding family in the jungle. His research focuses on three generations within one family, analyzing the changing structure of the family, relationships between each generation, and different identities of each generation formed by, among other things, their different experiences with modernization and development.