I find these things so incredibly difficult, she thought to herself as she spun in circles at her desk. Yes, I do carry on an inner monologue, a lot like J.D., Zach Braff’s character on Scrubs. However, my inner monologue is slightly less annoying and doesn’t impair my ability to function like his often does. I also enjoy putting theme music to my life Sinatra, Sondre Lerche and the Temptations. Like a new car, I have plenty of quirks, but I hide them pretty well until you get to know me.
So my name is Angel, I don’t like any shortened versions because it’s only five letters and I feel like you’re robbing me every time you take two away. I’m a first year M.A.W.P. student and graduate assistant for the undergraduate English Department. I’ve lived my entire life in the southwest suburbs, the cultural void, and attended Benedictine University in Lisle, IL. I majored in English and Political Science, strange because I’m somewhat apathetic when it comes to politics.
After graduating in 2008, I worked in Baltimore at Johns-Hopkins University, spent some time as an intern at a brokerage firm, logged many hours tutoring and editing various publications for Benedictine’s English Department, and traveled. I feel incredibly blessed to be here at DePaul, and I’m hoping that just being in the same space as my fantastic professors will make me a better writer.
When I’m not here, I’m somewhere else. Just kidding, I’m either knitting, reading, playing video games, watching dusty old movies, renting French and British films, napping, shopping, or singing.
Stay tuned for more graduate assistant profiles in this series.