Coral Bello is a senior from the Bronx, New York. She enjoys spoken word poetry, yummy food, and maintaining a stable sleep schedule. She is currently studying Creative Writing with a minor in Africana-Studies, but she typically does not enjoy answering, "What are you going to do with that?" She finds it a tad offensive. However, Coral is in possession of a great sense of humor and loves working at the Writer's House!
Kimberly Brandolisio is a senior Creative Writing major and Comparative Literary Studies minor. She is the Assistant to the Editor of the Alumni Arts Review. Reading and writing are two of her favorite things, so after graduation she hopes to find a career that allows her to do both. She also aspires to be an author. Her other interests include mythology, Russian literature, astronomy, and cats.
Samantha Friedlander is a senior from the suburbs of New York, and is a double major or joint major in Psychology and Creative Writing. After graduating from college, she wants books to become her life, so she is an aspiring editor and author. She is also a proud member of F&M Players and Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity. When not working, you can find Sam either in Roschel, rehearsing for Players, or reading in her room, under masses of blankets.
Navneet Kaur aka Nav hails from Queens, New York City. She's still undecided about her major but is exploring her options in English and Literature and looking at Law as a possible future. When she's not stressfully reading her assignments for class, you'll find her napping wherever possible and scrolling through her phone, listening to music. She loves to read so feel free to ask for suggestions and feel extra free to give any!
Omar Salem is a CompSci major from Bronx, New York. Hobby wise, he does a little of everything, but most of his day is spent reading, writing, listening to music, or at any piano he can find. He likes to sit by the river and take pictures of the sunset when he needs some time alone. If there's a piano nearby being played, you can usually find him there with a cup of tea in hand.
Jonathan, or Jonny, Teklit is a joint Psychology and Creative Writing major from Alexandria, Virginia, despite having lived the vast majority of his life in Dubai. President of the poetry club, LIFT, a member of the improv club, The Rumspringas, and a member of the Alice Drum Women's Center, his dreams of being a published, working writer are slowly coming true. When he’s not in class or working at the Writers House, you can almost always find him rambling about a movie, rambling about a TV show, rambling about his favorite poet— lots of rambling, really.
Chris Rosica is a Film and Creative Writing joint major from North Jersey. He is a member of the club ice hockey team here at F&M. In his free time Chris likes to complain about his favorite sports teams, and watch Italian films from the 1960s. He does not like when the cheese on pizza is white (it should be orange), or when bagels are too doughy. He also loves learning about art and being creative.
Class of 2022
An Ly is a film major (and potential studio art minor!) from rural Pennsylvania. She's considering going into film school or maybe just heading to LA to pursue her movie-making dreams, or something along those lines. When she's not in class or the House, she's learning emboidery, having picnics, or thrift shopping.
Sterling Nelson is a second year student at F&M from Staten Island, New York. She is currently trying to narrow down her wide array of interests and is undeclared. Apart from her time working and going to class, she loves creative writing, competitive archery, and chatting with friends.
Cameron Purdy is an intended English and Music double major from Windsor, Connecticut. On campus, she is involved in credit voice lessons, chamber singers, and theatre. Outside of classes, she can be found singing in Meyran, humming in Arts House, or whistling in Buchanan park. She loves pineapple on pizza and getting into pointless but heated debates (sometimes about pineapple on pizza).
Lydia Shaw is an English lit and American Studies double major from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. When she isn't working at the lovely Writers House, she can usually be found doing acro-yoga, reading, writing, or on air at WFNM, all the while drinking (a probably unhealthy amount of) coffee. She has a slight obsession with Wales after studying abroad there, and she will talk about books, music, and politics endlessly when prompted.
Class of 2023
Tegan Baldini is an intended Biology and English Literature joint major from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She loves good food and trying new restaurants, especially in her new hometown of Lancaster, and is involved in Spoon University. Her other interests include reading, traveling (she can’t wait to go abroad during her time at F&M), and performing in and watching theatre. While diligent in pursuing academic excellence, she attends concerts of her favorite bands as often as possible. In her spare time, you can find her wandering around campus with friends, explaining why Ravenclaw is the best Hogwarts house, or watching The Good Place in her dorm room.
Mariel Paces Carter is a first-year from Central New Jersey, intending to major in English Literature. Besides reading and writing, she is extremely involved in instrumental music, and plays the clarinet in Orchestra, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, and the clarinet studio on campus. Mariel is a competitive napper, sticker enthusiast, and Shakespeare lover.
Lauren Proffitt is a freshman at F&M this year. She is from Lancaster, and has two dogs, two cats, and a fish (but they live at her house). She doesn’t know what she wants to do at F&M, but it will probably have something to do with Studio Art. When she’s not studying or working, she can be found taking care of plants in her room, or walking around Downtown Lancaster.
Will Scouten is a first year student at F&M with the intention of being an English major. He is from South Carolina. Contrary to the popular belief, he does not enjoy sweet tea or grits. When not in class or working, Will is a member of the Xtreme sports club, and he enjoys finding time to read and write. Most of the time, however, he can be found with a smile on his face, hanging out with his friends.