Raab Writing Fellows Showcase

Join Writing Program faculty, students, friends, and family as we celebrate the year-long writing and research projects of our Raab Writing Fellows. The Raab Writing Fellows Program, funded by a generous gift from UCSB Trustee Diana Raab, provides opportunities for mentoring and research in writing to outstanding undergraduate students.  

May 29, 2019  4-6pm
Mosher Alumni Hall

Welcome          4-4:10
Madeleine Sorapure, Writing Program Director
John Majewski, Dean of Humanities and Fine Arts
Presentations         4:10-5:30
Jessica Reyes
“The Road to Recovery: Healing from the Thomas Fire and Montecito Debris Flows”  Mentor: Deborah Harris

Ector Flores-Garcia
“Digital Games: A Creative Approach to Decreasing Suicidal Ideation in Young Adults”
Mentor: Christian Thomas 

Hannah Maerowitz
“Exploring the Narratives of Siblings with Autism”
Mentor: Ljiljana Coklin 

Haley Nolan
“The Gray Area of Rape Culture: Exploring Everyday Microaggressions”
  Mentor: Patricia Fancher

Caroline Peacock 
“Vagabond Vista”
Mentor: Peter Huk

Diana Mendoza
“Hiding in Shadows: The Experience of Undocumented Working Service Employees of Hispanic Origin”
Mentor: Kenny Smith

Isabelle Rodriguez
“Mindfulness in the Workplace"
Mentor: Dipali Murti

Arbel Illya, Yvette Linares, Claire Stanley
“Researching Visual Propaganda: From Posters and Pamphlets to Memes and Fake News”
Mentor: Kevin Moore

Maya Bernal and Wendy Santamaria
“United against ALEC: Dismantling the Exploitation of the 99%”
Mentor: Bob Samuels

Andrés Worstell
Don’t Worry Baby
Mentor: Bob Krut

Delenn Jadzia and Hannah Morley
Homebrewed: A Musical Quest
Mentor: Katie Baillargeon

Annika Erickson
“The Power of Midnight Oil: Procrastination and Creativity”
Mentor: Kenny Smith

Karina Lucero-Aleman
“Performance of Chicanx Feminism”
Mentor: Patricia Fancher

Madeleine Almond, Michelle Politiski, Talia White
Spectrum Literary Journal
Mentor: Ellen O’Connell Whittet; Madeleine Sorapure  

Website Presentation (Table)
Hayley Tice
“Where the Money Goes: Tracking Political Contributions in Santa Barbara”
Mentor: Nomi Morris

Reception          5:30-6:00