After Macalester

What are English Alums involved in?

Spoken Word:


Button Poetry - Promoting and producing spoken word and slam poetry in the Twin Cities including some English majors and alums.

Alumni Poetry Slam Performances

Written Word:

Tempered Magazine - Tempered is an online arts magazine founded by Macalester College alums.

 Issue 01 December 2013/January 2014

Cloud City Press -  An independent chapbook press for Twin Cities authors including some English majors and alums.


  Grim by Anna Waggener '12

  Anything but Ordinary by Lara Avery '11

Past English majors include notable authors Tim O’Brien ’68, Charles Baxter ’69, and Mary Karr ’76.

Many English majors pursue careers in academia, teaching, publishing, marketing, law, non-profit administration, and social service.


Allison Dobscha ‘15 (Portland, OR) will be teaching English at Yes Charter School in Houston, TX.

Ariel Estrella ‘15 is a Community Specialist with Groundswell, Washington, D.C.

Zoya Haroon ‘15 (California) is an Administrative Coordinator for Admissions and Public Affairs at the Alliance for Community Health Plans in Washington, D.C.

Danny Ross ‘15 (Minnesota) is an administrator for Breakthough St. Paul.

Ilana Fogelson ‘14 (Salt Lake City, Utah) is entering an MFA program at Brown.

Robert Gelberg ’14 (St. Paul, Minn.) is pursuing a master’s in playwriting and dramaturgy at the University of Glasgow, Scotland.

Rudy Henriquez ’14 (San Francisco, Calif.) is an account executive for Yelp in California.

Aubrey Rickle ‘14 is pursuing a PhD in Psychology in Chicago.

Erin Schulz ’14 (Reardan, Wash.) is teaching English in Washington state for Teach for America.

Abbie Shain ‘14 is working in the Alumni Relations Office at Macalester College.

Adrian St. Francis ‘13 will be entering law school at the University of Chicago.

Annie McBurney ‘13 (Wisconsin) is working in Employment Services at Macalester College.

Elizabeth Niemer ’13 (Dubuque, Iowa) is a photo researcher for Lerner Publishing Group in Minneapolis.

Tanisha Prell ’13 (Lombard, Ill.) is a performing arts and creative writing teacher in Chicago.

Rebecca Schultz ’13 (Chicago, Ill.) is a writer for

Audrey Silverman ’13 (White Plains, N.Y.) is an editorial assistant at Alfred A. Knopf, under Penguin Random House in NYC.

Erica Solomon ’13 (Mendota Heights, Minn.) is working at CLIMB Theatre in Minneapolis as an outreach coordinator.

Amy Fitzgerald ‘12 is an editor at Lerner Publishing Group in Minneapolis.

Micah Fowler  ’12 (Ontario, Canada) is pursuing a master’s in children’s literature at Cambridge University.

Samantha Gupta ’12 (Wayland, Mass.) has completed a law degree at Harvard University.

Eliza Leahy '12 is a Communications Assistant with Clean Energy Resources Team in Minnesota.

Sarah Mintz '12 is working for Free Minds Book Club and Writing Workshop through Americorps AVODAH in Washington, D.C.

Matea Wasend ’12 (Denver, Colo.) works at Morphology Games with alumna Kate Ryan Reiling ’00.

Jana Wiegand '12 is an intern at Minnesota Children's Museum.

Natalie Owens-Pike ’11 (Minneapolis, Minn.) is teaching Spanish in the Mississippi Delta through Teach for America.

Sarah Ellerton ’10 (Suffield, Conn.) is an editorial assistant at Oxford University Press.

Emily Howland ’09 (San Francisco) is a community organizer for Amazon Watch in Tena, Ecuador.

Katherine Levy ’09 (New York) is an editorial assistant at Harper Collins in New York City.

Marina Duvall ’09 (Tucson, Ariz.) is teaching English in Korea.

Tim Lehman ’09 (Mechanicsville, Va.) is a communications specialist for National Wind in Minneapolis.

Rachel Bunkers-Harmes ’08 (Mankato, Minn.) is a development assistant at the University of California–Berkeley School of Law.

William Clarke ’07 (Somerville, N.J.) is pursuing a PhD in English literature at the University of Chicago.

Ellen Fogelman (Glenview, Ill.) ’05 is a legal analyst at Mayer Brown in Chicago.

Christina Houghton ’06 (New York) is an account executive at Resnicow Schroeder, a PR firm in New York City.

Dani Heinemeyer ’06 (Madison, S.D.) is a grants writer at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in Brooklyn, New York.

Adi Heller ’05 (Amherst, Mass.) is the senior city coordinator for Greenpeace in Boston.

Jennifer Foughner ’05 (Highland Park, Ill.) is assistant director of development at the Court Theatre in Chicago.

Simon Morrison’04 (Kingston, Jamaica) is a policy and communications manager for Google UK in London.

Carley Bomstad ’04 (Apple Valley, Minn.) is an associate editor at EMC Publishing in St. Paul.

Peter Bognanni ’01 (Des Moines, Iowa) published his first novel, The House of Tomorrow (Putnam) and is an Assistant Professor of creative writing at Macalester.