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English Department Presents English At Work

Published on March 15, 2016

English Department Presents English At Work

Eastern Connecticut State University’s English Department hosted a panel discussion of Eastern alumni titled “English at Work” on March 11. The English Department, led by department chair Lisa Fraustino, established the panel two years ago to help current English majors get a sense of the career paths they could pursue after graduation. The panel discussed how majoring in English led them in different directions, including graduate programs and a variety of careers. The panelists were Rosanne Carlo, Lauren Biatowas, Angela DiLella, Melissa G. Dwelley, Christian Gallichio, Samuel Lisi and Ashely Parker.

Carlo graduated from Eastern in 2008 with her B.A. in English and political science. She earned her Ph.D. in rhetoric, composition and the teaching of English at the University of Arizona. She currently works as an assistant professor at The College of Staten Island.

In 2012, Biatowas received her B.A. in English and a secondary teaching certificate. She currently teaches eighth grade at a middle school is New Milford, while working on a master’s program in media literacy and digital culture at Sacred Heart University. Dwelley also graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in English and a minor in writing. While enrolled at Eastern she was a writing tutor. She is currently working at a community college in Massachusetts and manages a dual enrollment program, international admissions and electronic communications.

In 2013, Gallichio and Lisi graduated from Eastern. Gallichio graduated with a B.A. in English. He is currently pursuing an M.A. at the University of Massachusetts-Boston. He has previously worked as a screenplay reader for The Weinstein Company. He is currently working on his master’s thesis focusing on 19th Century Christmas Fiction. After Eastern, Lisi attended UConn School of law. He has also been admitted to the master of law program and will obtain an LL.M. in intellectual property and information governance. Currently, he is serving as corporate director and founding member of a legal technology corporation in Hartford.

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