B.A. in English, St. John’s University
Sami Korgan is completing her M.A. in English. She splits her time relatively evenly between coffee and research on the roles of writing centers and storytelling in student success. Sami’s own narrative begins in Corona, California, where she grew up before beginning undergrad studies at St John’s in New York and Paris. She conceived and established the Writing Center at St John’s Paris campus. Through her work with the Institute for Writing Studies both there and in New York, Sami first became interested in the role of Writing Centers in the college careers of students. Over the past four years she has devoted her research to this area, presenting at NEWCA (the Northeast Writing Centers Association) conference panels on safe spaces for writing center clients and consultants, experiences as a first generation writing consultant, and grand narratives of writing center work. She is currently working as a Graduate Assistant in the Institute for Writing Studies and developing her Master’s thesis.
You can reach her to chat- especially about coffee, Paris, or writing center work -at Samira.Korgan11@Stjohns.edu .