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Center for Writing alumni—Lauren Curtright

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11 Questions for Center for Writing Alums

  • Your name: Lauren Curtright
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  • When did you work with us? 2006 to 2010 
  • What was your role? writing consultant, front desk/computer lab attendant, TA Coordinator
  • What education and/or occupation(s) have you pursued since working with us? Postdoc at a university and Assistant Professor at a two-year college—both in composition and literature—in Atlanta, GA.

Reflections on your center experience:

  • Did your work with us influence your educational or occupational choices? If so, how?  Yes. It gave me a more flexible and ethical approach to student writing that made me seek teaching, and learning from, a diverse student body.
  • What are the most significant abilities, values, or skills that you developed in your work with us? Listening skills
  • In your personal and professional life today, how do you find yourself using what you learned from working with us?  I try to ask more than tell.