Student Accomplishments

Students and alumni of the Department of English in New York City are extremely accomplished and are involved in a wide variety of fields and activities, as you can see in the examples below.  We look forward to adding your achievements to this listing when you become part of our department.

Marie Cyprien, '14, has presented at Sigma Tau Delta National Conferences: 2014 (Washington, DC): "Global Citizen;" 2013 (Portland, Oregon): "Butterfly Bones."

Sarah Poppe '14, completed a number of internships, including:

  • Editorial Intern for Gael Greene (renowned food writer)
  • Editorial Intern, Penguin Group
  • Sales Communications Intern, Marvel Entertainment
  • Editorial Intern, St. Martin's Press

Stephanie Kozofsky ’13, completes a Watson Fellowship in Germany and teaches in a Chicago high school through Teach for America.

Ian Holubiak, Dec.’13, has a job as a Staff Writer for a website called as a "jazz writer." but also writes about anything under the arts umbrella for the site's 2 million readers. His band "Oh Honey"  is signed to Atlantic Records and has performed at South by Southwest and opened for James Blunt on his US/Canada tour.

Nina Freeman, '12, is a co-founder and instructor at Code Liberation, where she organizes and plans game jams and game development workshops for people who identify as women. She has taught 2 classes on C++ functions and references during the summer of 2013. Currently teaching C++ and openFrameworks to high school girls in a workshop held twice a week at NYU-Poly. Code Liberation has had a panel at Indiecade 2013 and an interview on Rock Paper Shot Gun in November 2013. The September 2013 Code Liberation Game Jam was featured on News 12 Brooklyn.

Lisa Marie Basile, '09, is author of the chapbooks Triste (Dancing Girl Press), Andalucia (The Poetry Society of New York) and war/lock, forthcoming from Hyacinth Girl Press in 2014. She is the founding editor and publisher of Patasola Press, and is an assistant editor for Fifth Wednesday Journal.

Grace Jung, '09, works at Kino Lorber and is producing a documentary backed by Spike Lee and Women Make Movies' called "A-Town Boyz," about Asian-American gang members in Atlanta, Georgia. She has also been publishing her fiction in e-books available through Amazon and iTunes.