See what some of our recent grads are doing with their LJML degrees:


Literature Majors

Gaelen Gilbert (07): M.A. from San Diego State, specializing in medieval lit—now pursuing a Ph.D. at University of Victoria in medieval literature

Ashley Hermsmeier (03): M.A. from San Diego State—high school teacher and PLNU adjunct

Robin Dodds Lang (05): Reference Librarian at Westmont College, Santa Barbara

Rachel Hurn (08): Attended the grad program in creative writing at the New School in NYC

Rick Jenkins (09): Park Ranger at Cabrillo National Monument

Alicia McClinitic (11): M.A. in English at San Jose State University

Schuyler Eastin (06): M.A. from Cal State Long Beach, specializing in medieval lit—Lecturer at San Diego Christian College and adjunct professor at PLNU

Kaitlin Barker Davis (06): A law student now working at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice at USD

Denise Nelson (02): Assistant Professor of Library Science at PLNU 

Shaun Farrell (02): Freelance Writer, Sacramento


Language Majors

Nell Becker Sweeden (02): Finishing her Ph.D. dissertation at Boston University

Nicole Thomas (05): Attorney for the State Department, Washington, D.C.

Tori Hartage: M.D. from the University of Maryland

Josiah Guzik (11): Teaching in New Jersey with Teach For America

Eva Babcock (03): Spanish Teacher in Washington

Amy Hamilton: Teaching in Latin America 


Journalism & Writing Majors

Jeremiah Wood (08): Director of Sports Information & Media Relations at Fresno Pacific University

Nathan Scharn (10), Jen Lebron Kuhney (08), and Ashly McGlone (09): Reporters at U-T San Diego

Joshua Soch (11): Working in film production in the Temecula area

Alicia Castro (09): Feature Reporter, Calvaras Enterprise

Molly Yanity (96): Ph.D. program at Ohio University

Andrea Verdin (07): Editor at Fallbrook News

Darin Bunch (90): Editor of Fairways and Greens magazine

Kendra Strey (02): Editor, Texas Magazine (part of the AAA chain)

Kat Engh (07): Managing Editor, N. Atlantic Books, San Francisco

Jordyn Grooters (10): Missionary, Ocean Beach

Meg Hunsberger (06): Technical Writer, Seattle

Aura Talbott (07): Senior Writer for Miva Merchant and a San Diego tech firm

Rose Creasman Welcome (09): Program Coordinator of the Washington Journalism Center in Washington, D.C. previously a copy editor for Smooth Jazz News Magazine and managing editor for San Diego Newsroom, a nonprofit online news organization