Danielle Bullen (’06) is now Senior Editor at ADVANCE Newsmagazines, a healthcare publishing company with multiple trade journals. She focuses on Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy titles, writing for both print and online, and managing social media accounts.
Suzanne Cotter ('12) has a new job as Marketing Specialist for The Think Company, an experience design consultancy.
Anthony Calabro (’12) was recently named Associate Editor at Clinical Orthopaedics, a peer-reviewed journal based in Philadelphia. He is also a contributor to Hoop76, a Philadelphia 76ers website affiliated with ESPN.
Vanessa Constantinidis ('16) was recently hired as an Associate Director of Admissions at Hellenic College Holy Cross in Brookline, MA.
Don Corcoran ('15) is co-founder and Creative Director of Merokian Author Marketing, which provides a variety of individualized marketing services to make authors' books stand out for targeted readers. The company was started in March 2016. Additionally, Don recently began teaching at Philadelphia University.
Emily Czerniakoski (’08) served as a National News Correspondent in Washington D.C. following her M.A. in Writing Studies. She is now the co-founder of her own media company for kids, CaRu Entertainment. She also maintains Modern Mommie – a lifestyle blog geared toward non-traditional families.
Clare Herlihy Dych (’06) started as a grant writer for the Boys & Girls Club of Philadelphia after completing her Writing Studies M.A. She recently took on a new role as Associate Director of Development for Penn Medicine.
Kim Krol (’13) was promoted to Managing Editor of Global Traveler and is currently in charge of launching a new travel website aimed at twenty-somethings. For freelance opportunities, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Ryan Latini ('15) recently had an essay from his thesis published in the Germantown Crier, the publication of the Germantown Historical Society. It’s in the winter 2016 issue. It’s print only, but is available in the SJU library, which subscribes to the journal.
Bernadette McBride (’06) has published her second collection of poetry with Aldrich Press, titled Food, Wine, and Other Essential Considerations--an Alphabet since graduating from the Writing Studies M.A. program. Her poem, “Flying Lessons,” was recently featured on NPR’s The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor. Visit her blog to learn more.
Veda McLean ('08) is a teacher at Telesis Preparatory Academy in Arizona.
Marisa McClellan (’06) completed her M.A. in Writing Studies and now blogs professionally for numerous food-based websites, including the Food Network. She is currently on tour for her second book, Preserving By The Pint. She has a new cookbook coming out in March, 2016. It's called Naturally Sweet Food in Jars.
Camille Moore (’14) is now the Assistant Director of the Writing Center at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pa. Her duties include overseeing TRIO/Student Support Services, which is a federal grant program funded by the U.S. Department of Education. It provides academic support to students who are from disadvantaged backgrounds, are first- generation college students, and/or individuals with disabilities. She will also plan workshops and other events to promote the Writing Center.
Lana Morelli (’12) left law school to get her M.A. in Writing Studies and now works as a legal reporter. She also teaches writing as an adjunct professor at Delaware County Community College and Neumann University. Her blog is still going strong at LanaMorelli.com.
Colleen Mullarkey (’12) phased out of medical writing after receiving her Writing Studies M.A. and is now the Assistant Director of Publications at her undergraduate alma mater, La Salle University.
Jackai Musonge (’07) returned to Cameroon after completing his Writing Studies M.A. and began work for a telecommunications regulatory agency. He was recently appointed Bureau Chief. His manuscript "International Student Part One: Journey to America," was recently accepted by a publishing company in South Africa.
Mary Beth Peabody ('15) joined the Diocese of Camden as communications and marketing manager for Catholic schools in March 2016. In this capacity, Peabody is responsible for developing and implementing communication and marketing strategies to support the ministry of Catholic education.
Elishia Peterson ('13) published her first poetry collection, titled "Black Roses: Five Women and Their Mental Breakthrough," in November of 2014 through 2 Pens & Lint.
Don Philbrick ('15) is co-founder and Managing Writer/Editor of Merokian Author Marketing, which provides a variety of individualized marketing services to make authors' books stand out for targeted readers. The company was started in March 2016. Don recently landed a job as a Marketing Copywriter for Carroll Community College in Maryland. He is also the author of Uglyville, published in 2015.
Justin Rademaekers (’09) went on to complete a PhD in Rhetoric and Composition at Purdue University. He was recently invited to join the faculty at West Chester University as Assistant Professor of English.
Megan Larrisey Tertel (’10) has worked as a medical editor at the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) since November 2010. She was hired as Assistant Editor, promoted to Editor in November 2011, and promoted to Editorial Manager in April 2014. In May 2015, she became a Board-certified Editor in the Life Sciences (ELS) by successfully passing the certification examination administered by the Board of Editors in the Life Sciences.