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I am a senior Writing Studies major. In Environmental Advocacy, I had to write about an experience with the Susquehanna River. The part I was most passionate about was creating a sense of place in my writing. When reading my series of poems, the reader can expect to imagine the scenery. Additionally, I am passionate about local environmental issues. The reader will learn more about the issues with farm runoff in the local waterways.


My main goal was understanding how to create a sense of place with discourse I was unfamiliar with. I wanted to better understand the issue of farm runoff to write my poems. Another goal I had was to learn about the Susquehanna River. Because I am not a local, I had to go to Marietta and learn about the town and environment. Additionally, Dr. Justin Mando took us to go kayaking during the course. This excursion helped me understand what locals would see, feel, and hear if they were to be on the river.


In the future, I would like to either teach in higher ed or become an academic writer. I would like to focus my writing on local issues. I would like to focus my writing on environmental and educational advocacy. I want to use my abilities as a writer to educate others. I am very proud of my work and I hope others enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

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