Olivia Tonelli

Olivia (she/they) is the Publicist and Webmaster for the English Society! She is from Joliet, Illinois, and is majoring in English and Creative Writing on the Publishing track with a minor in Spanish! Outside of English Society, she a poetry editor on earthwords, a writer for the Iowa Reading Research Center, and the poetry intern at The Iowa Review. She is so excited to introduce the new members to the club and help plan wonderful events for the literary community!

Emmylane Linh Palmersheim

Emmy Lane Palmersheim (they/them) is the Education Chair of English Society! From Cedar Rapids, IA, Emmy is a triple major in English / Creative Writing, English Education, and Education Studies & Human Relations, with minors in Theatre Arts and Social Justice, as well as a teaching endorsement in English All. Outside of EngSoc, Emmy is a drama editor on earthwords, a member of the Vietnamese Student Association, and of Aspiring Educators.

Samantha Mayer

Sam (she/her) is from Park Ridge, IL, and is our Marketing and Outreach Chair! She is double majoring in English and Theatre Arts, as well as participating in the Honors Writing Fellow Program, From Cover to Cover, and theatrical productions on campus! She is so excited to share her love of stories with the society and connect with other organizations!

Jenny Eikre

"Hi everyone! I'm Jenny and I'm the new social media chair for the English Society. I'm an avid reader and writer who loves to listen to any music that comes out of a jukebox (especially Sir Elton John). I talk constantly about the little zoo in my house: my two cats, my rat, and my hedgehog. I take my Lipton tea with milk and sugar and I think that's the only correct way to take Lipton tea. "I'm excited to be an officer for the English Society and to bring joy to all of the literature and writing lovers across campus!

Shalini Jasti

"Hello, my name is Shalini (rhymes with Colony). I'm an English and Creative Writing and Secondary Education major and I'm the new Education Chair for English Society! When I'm not thinking about English Education, diverse literature, and becoming the next Secretary of Education, I like to play my saxophone and sing in Sigma Alpha Iota. I have an interesting obsession with mustard, worms, and pickles. I'm really excited to be a part of the English Society this upcoming year and I'm excited to meet all our new members soon."

Kate Struckman-Johnson

"My name is Kate and I am going to be the Event Manager this year! I’m majoring in creative writing and anthropology, with a certificate in museum studies. I tend to stress bake completely randomized dessert items, like egg custard, pancake bread, lemon-lavender shortbread, cornbread, and chocolate chip cookies. A book I can recommend at the moment is ‘Lovecraft Country.’ Feel free to contact me if you want to talk about how amazing alpaca farms and/or primates are. Let's see where online events take us this year!"


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