Bret Shepard, MFA Poetry '09

Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of Creative Writing, University of Idaho and Editor of Dikembe Press

Bret Shepard's "Note to Self" is a featured poem in Colorado Review!

Rashaan Alexis Meneses, MFA Fiction '06

Rashaan Alexis Meneses has an essay called " The Others are Strangers" in New Letters!

Laura Straub, MFA Poetry '11

Laura Straub's piece "The Cape" was published in Wild Quarterly.

Jenny Drai, MFA Poetry '06

Jenny Drai's chapbook "Life Attempt" was a semi-finalist for YesYes Books Vinyl 45 Chapbook Contest!

Lorien McKenna

Department Manager, PIXAR Animation Studios

While I was at Saint Mary's College happily working my way through an English Literature and Performing Arts double major, I sometimes wondered how I'd "use" my degree in the real world after graduation.

Sapna Ghandi '00

Actress & writer

Sapna has worked in business and for several non-profit organizations. She now dedicates herself to writing and acting full time. 

Eric Ivary '68

Trial lawyer, mediator & arbitrator

Eric Ivary has thirty years experience as a trial lawyer. He is now a mediator and arbitrator. In my line of work, first as a trial lawyer and now as a mediator, I've found that telling and recognizing a compelling story is key to...

Christopher Mullen

Head of Marketing

Whether attempting to convince lather-deprived consumers that a particular brand of soap will change their lives forever, or touting the merits of the next big to a particularly vicious room of venture capitalists, not a day goes...

Melissa Camilleri '01

English teacher

Melissa Camilleri teaches at Casa Roble High School in Orangevale, where she was once a student. Being an English major has benefitted me tremendously. During my last semester and right after graduation, I worked at Smart Business...

John Neudecker

Director of Development

Five years from now, the majority of graduates will find that most of what they need to know professionally was learned on the job, and almost none of it in a classroom. English majors, on the other hand, will discover that their ability...


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