Alumni

Katie Daniels ‘17 is an editorial fellow at The Atlantic this year and  has been writing for Commonweal -- see, e.g., a book review and an essay on the only Catholic church in Hazard, KY (where she worked with Appalachia Volunteers this past spring). 

Phi Beta Kappa class elected in 2017:

  • Carly Barnhardt
  • Andrea Fitzgerald
  • Ilana Galpert
  • Colleen Reynolds
  • Ross Tetzloff
  • Stephanie Zambo

Corinne Sullivan's '14 debut novel, Indecent, is forthcoming from Wednesday Books, a new YA/Adult Macmillan imprint, in March of 2018.

Olivia Hart '16 is the Fulbright grant recipient this year - English Teaching Assistant grant, Cyprus.

Phi Beta Kappa class elected in 2016:

  • Rachel Aldrich
  • Kaitlin Astrella
  • Jaimie Carvalho
  • Christopher Kabacinski
  • Rachel Ruha
  • Ryan Towey
  • Melissa Warten

Benjamin Key '11 is Director of Content Strategy & Programming at Condé Nast Entertainment.

Liz Kulze '11 is a freelance writer and works for New York Magazine's online department. Her work has appeared on the Daily Beast, Bullett Media, XOJane, The Atlantic, and in New York Magazine. She lives in Brooklyn.

Caitlin Moran '11 was awarded the Gary Fincke Writing Prize for Prose, for the best work of fiction published in the Fall 2010 Susquehanna Review. Her work has appeared in BC’s own Stylus and Laughing Medusa, as well as Pure Francis, RIPPLE magazine, and AISES Winds of Change magazine.

Jack Neary ‘11 is the Head of Community at the Cambridge-based literary merchandise startup, Litographs.

Chris Staudinger '11 is a riverperson in Clarksdale, Mississippi, where he works under artist John Ruskey as a boat builder, canoe guide, teacher, and writer. His most recent piece, a feature in the Memphis Flyer, described a Mississippi River expedition that was broadcast into classrooms throughout the valley.

Skye Shirley '10 is a poet who teaches English and Latin at Newton Country Day School during the academic year. She spends her summers giving classical tours to high school students in Rome, Italy. She received the Dever Fellowship in 2010 after the completion of her poetry thesis, “The Good Women.” Her poems have been published in several journals, including Mid-American Review, Passages North, Ruminate Magazine and Post Road.

Kate Griwert '09 works as a writer for the Brafton news and marketing agency.

Sarah (Sally) Holmes '09 completed the Columbia Publishing Course in 2009 and now has a paid internship with New York Magazine.

Natalie Horbachevsky '09 is an associate editor at Penguin Random House, working with the nonfiction Portfolio, Sentinel and Current imprints. Among the authors she's worked with are Tom Coughlin (head coach of the New York Giants and author of Earn the Right to Win with David Fisher), Richard Sheridan (author of the award-winning Joy, Inc.) and sales and marketing gurus including John Jantsch, Jill Konrath, and Jay Baer. Natalie recalls wonderful memories of her days as an English major at BC, especially classes with Professors Beth Kowaleski-Wallace and Kim Garcia.

Sarah Lunnie '09 is Associate Literary Director at Playwrights Horizons and co-editor of three anthologies of new plays from the Humana Festival of New American Plays.

Gino Orlandi '09 received a 2009 residency under the Edgewood Arts Program in Savannah, GA. As part of the residency, he has also taught at local middle schools three times a week through the “DEEP” Storyboard Program, a non-profit organization that offers after-school creative-writing courses to students in grades six through eight.

Kate Balch '08 received her Master's degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. She is the recipient of the 2016 Philip J. Callan, Sr., '25 Young Alumni Award.  

David Benoit '08 is a reporter for the Dow Jones News Service.

Rebecca Buckley '08 completed the Columbia Publishing Course and is now Assistant to the CEO at Prometheus Global Media, which owns such media properties as Billboard, The Hollywood Reporter, and Adweek Media.

Katherine Cannella '08 is a design and planning associate for the Battery Conservancy in New York City. A significant part of her job involves writing about landscape, a subject she studied in an advanced nonfiction writing workshop at BC.

Jennifer Close '08 published her first novel, Girls in White Dresses, in 2011. The novel chronicles a group of recent BC graduates and highlights the bond between women during those crucial years after college and before marriage, employment, and children. The book was featured in Washington Life Magazine, Canada's National Post and elsewhere.

Kathryn Dill '08 is a Staff Reporter at Forbes. She received her M.A. in Business Journalism from New York University in 2014.

Katie Moulton '08 is working as an administrator at Washington University, and writes regular concert reviews for the Riverfront Times. She is also a contributing editor for the literary journal River Styx, and was a featured poet at their 2009 summer reading series for young writers.

Reeves Wiedeman '08 works in the fact-checking department at The New Yorker, and his writing is featured regularly in the magazine's "Talk of the Town." His first full-length article for The New Yorker appears in the December 10, 2012 issue.

Sean Keck '07 started the PhD program at Brown in 2009 and during the final year of his MA at BC served as Assistant Managing editor of Post Road. He was a finalist in the 2009 Redivider AWP Quickie Contest (Poetry), winner of the 2008 PSA Poetry in Motion Contest (St. Louis), received Honorable Mention in the 2007 Deane Wagner Poetry Prize, and has published work in Eclipse and Concho River Review.

Christopher Kramaric (formerly Young) ‘07 English, German Studies, and History, following graduation he moved to Berlin where he served as a DAAD-sponsored associate visiting researcher with the Center for Transdisciplinary Gender Studies at Humboldt University. He went on to earn his M.A. in English Literatures and Literary Theory at the University of Freiburg where he subsequently worked as Assistant Professor (akademischer Mitarbeiter) of North American Studies prior to arriving at Yale in 2011. In addition to his studies, Christopher is the lead curator of the Initiative for the Study of Material and Visual Cultures of Religion's Material Objects Archive. Since 2012, he has also served as Co-Chair of the American Studies Association’s Students Committee. Inspired by insights culled from critical theories of affect, materiality, and performance, Kramaric’s research uses ethnographic and historiographic methods to explore alternative suburban histories since the late 1960s with emphases placed on two contexts in particular: economic precarity and the corporate form, both as objects of study in their own right and as each comes to shape the other.

Lloyd Liu '07 published a short story in Kartika Review (an Asian-American lit journal) last year, and is at Georgetown Law School. He is looking to do public interest work.

Will Dowd ('05) is the author of Areas of Fog, a forthcoming collection of essays published by Etruscan Press. His writing and art have appeared in numerous magazines. He earned a BA from Boston College, as a Gabelli Presidential Scholar; an MS from MIT, as a John Lyons Fellow; and an MFA in Creative Writing from New York University, as a Jacob K. Javits Fellow. He lives and works in the Boston area.

Simone Kearney '06 received her MFA in poetry from Hunter College. She is one of this year’s recipients of the Amy Award from Poets & Writers Magazine, and her work can be found in Post Road MagazineElimae, MaggySal Mimeo and Supermachine. She works for the Thierry-Goldberg Projects gallery in Manhattan, and teaches writing and literature at Pace University. She lives in Brooklyn.

Matthew Di Paoli '05 was a Dever Fellow and recipient of the Cardinal Cushing Award. He recently finished his MFA at Columbia University for Fiction. He has been published in the Nib Magazine, FictionWeek Literary Review, BlazeVox, Ascent Aspirations, Newport Review, and Post Road literary magazines among others. He also has an article series with Atticus Books called On Location NYC. Currently, he is writing a novel entitled Doc and teaches Writing and Literature at Monroe College.

Adam Fitzgerald '05 lives in New York City and teaches creative writing and literature at The New School and Rutgers University. His debut poetry collection, The Late Parade, was published by W.W. Norton in June, 2013.

Kate Kreinbring '05 sought to combine her two interests as a student at Boston College: reading literature and tutoring Boston Public School students through BC’s service program 4Boston. In order to do this, she joined Teach For America, a nationwide program set up to place recent college graduates as teachers in high-need school districts across the country. Because of her experiences at Boston College, Kate wanted to help further the mission of Teach For America: to close the achievement gap in our nation’s public school system between high and low income school districts. Kate is currently in her second year of Teach For America and teaches 9th grade English in Chicago, IL. She works in a community called Little Village with a population of mostly Mexican American students who are extremely motivated to achieve and to go on to college. Kate’s work in English at Boston College has helped her to bring the excitement of discovering literature to her classroom and school community.

Marissa Matteo '05 got her MFA at U of Miami in 2009 and is enrolled in UCLA's MFA in Screenwriting program. She has, along the way, become a successful ghostwriter (her ghost-written work has appeared on the NY Times bestseller list). She is also at work on a novel.

Daniel Pritchard '05 works at David R. Godine, Publisher, and is the founder and managing editor of The Critical Flame: a Journal of Book Reviews & Criticism. He is also a founding member of the Boston Poetry Union, and the managing editor for Fulcrum: an Annual of Poetry and Aesthetics. He is a poet and critic with work appearing in 66: the Journal of Sonnet Studies, The Charles River Journal, Pusteblume, Fulcrum, and the Contemporary Poetry Review, among others.

Joseph Spece '05 completed an MFA at Columbia in 2009, and was awarded a 2009 Ruth Lilly Fellowship in poetry. He has published work in Post Road and Poetry and his first book of poems, Roads (Cherry Grove), is forthcoming in March 2013.

Donald Harrison '04, who will finish the three-year MFA at the University of Texas in 2010, won an honorable mention in the 2009 Atlantic Student Writers Competition and has published fiction in The Roanoke Review.

Cass Chisholm ’03 received Masters in Literature in Modernities from the University of Glasgow, Scotland in 2008. Cass worked in educational testing for several years and currently is an examination editor for the American Board of Anesthesiology in Raleigh, NC.

Sarah Khan '03 was an English and communication major at BC and received an MA in Magazine, Newspaper, Online Journalism from Syracuse University. She is an editor at Travel and Leisure magazine in New York, and her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Christian Science Monitor, Vogue India, and many other publications. You can read more of her work or follow her on Twitter @BySarahKhan.

Jim O'Sullivan '03 is a reporter for the State House News Service, on Beacon Hill.

Kathleen Dunley '02 kept busy working on her PhD at the University of Colorado at Boulder and will be ABD this spring. She taught literature and composition at CU, as well as a variety of English courses at Red Rocks Community College. In the 2004-2005 academic year, Kathleen received the CU-Boulder Provost's Fellowship for Teaching with Technology that enabled her to begin building a web resource guide for professors using visual rhetoric in their classrooms (http://visualrhetoricresources.info). Recently, she has received a full time position as a professor of English at the University of Advancing Technology in Tempe, AZ.

Jonathan Farina '02 is Assistant Professor of English at Seton Hall University, where he teaches courses on nineteenth-century British literature and culture. He has taught English at Vanderbilt University and New York University, where he earned his Ph.D. in 2008. Much of this he owes to BC English, which gave him wonderful things to read, taught him how to write, wrote on his behalf, and most of all modeled the best of professions. The irreproachable architecture of Carney Hall and afternoons of reading well-jammed in booths of the Eagle's Nest still haunt him.

Janelle Nanos '02 is an editor at National Geographic Traveler and edits its Intelligent Traveler blog. She's also a DC stringer for New York Magazine, for which she used to work. She has an MA in journalism from NYU.

Jennifer Massoni Pardini ’02 was a Dever Fellow and recipient of the McCarthy and Cardinal Cushing Awards. In 2011, she earned her MFA in English and Creative Writing from Mills College, where she won the Amanda Davis MFA Thesis in Fiction Award. As a longtime magazine editor and contributor, her journalism has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, Gentry, Crawdaddy!, and Vanity Fair, where she was the Associate Editor of Oscar Night: 75 Years of Hollywood Parties. Her creative nonfiction has been published with Literary Mama and anthologized in Leave the Lipstick, Take the Iguana: Funny Travel Stories and Strange Packing Tips. She lives in Santiago, Chile, and blogs.

Meaghan Mulholland '01 will complete her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Arkansas in 2010. She worked for several years at National Geographic in Washington, DC, and won a Fulbright Fellowship to Italy in 2005 to do research for a novel set in Sicily. Her writing awards include top rankings in several fiction contests.

Iva Yates '01 graduated with an MA in English Literary Studies from the University of York in 2014. That same year, she began a Ph.D. in Creative Writing at the University of Limerick under the supervision of Prof Joseph O'Connor, author of Star of the Sea and Redemption Falls. Iva currently lives in Limerick, Ireland where she teaches creative writing, academic reading and writing, and renaissance literature. Her short fiction has appeared in The Ogham Stone, Contratiempo, and Identidad.

Amy Woodbury '01 currently works as an editorial assistant in the children's book division of Harper Collins. She works with authors and illustrators from picture books to young adult fiction, including Newbery Honor Winners (Bruce Brooks and Gail Carson Levine), the "Little House" series, and most recently, Joyce Carol Oates on her upcoming YA novel. Though Woodbury loves her work in publishing, she hopes to enter a PhD program and go on to a career in college teaching.