Amanda Talavera

B.S. in Criminal Justice, St. John’s University

M.A. in English, St. John’s University (Work in progress)

Amanda (she/her/hers) is a first-year M.A. English student at St. John’s University. In Spring 2022, she received her B.S. in Criminal Justice from St. John’s University, graduating Summa Cum Laude, and aspires to become a professor and a novelist. As a lover of knowledge, Amanda is always interested in learning and engaging her mind into all kinds of subjects. Her areas of interests include creative writing, comics (American comics and Japanese manga), speculative fiction, classics, Shakespeare, philosophy and literature, and religious studies. 

Currently, Amanda is writing a novel. Her creative writing tends to focus mainly on fantasy fiction that deals with existentialism. 

In her spare time, she loves to read, draft creative works, watch anime and superhero movies, play video games, exercise, participate in volunteer work, and explore New York City.