What Our Graduates Are Doing

Alanna Smith 
Assistant Editor at Marvel Comics | Graduated in 2012

At Geneseo, I majored in English (creative writing path) with a minor in studio art. I also worked as a writer, cartoonist, and editor at the Lamron.

I'm a writer in my free time, and since graduating my plays have been produced three times and I also had a short film produced through a Tongal contest. I'm currently working on a YA fantasy novel and another play.

Benjamin Allee 
Assistant United States Attorney | Graduated in 1999

I graduated from Geneseo in ’99 with dual majors in English and Philosophy. When I found out there was no English factory to go work in, I decided to go to law school, with the hope that I might work as a prosecutor or in some other rare job where I could be intellectually challenged and productive and useful to the community all at once. I graduated from Fordham Law in ’03.

Wendi Hoffenberg 
Research Specialist | Graduated in 2000

I majored in English because I wanted to teach composition at the high school level. I knew that I'd need a Master's degree for teaching certification, and one of the professors in Geneseo's School of Education suggested that I earn an MLS (Master of Library Science) degree and become a school library media specialist. I graduated from Geneseo with provisional teaching certification in 2000 and completed the MLS at Syracuse University in 2001.

Julie Nociolo 
Law Clerk, NYS Court of Appeals, Central Legal Staff | Graduated in 2009

I graduated from SUNY Geneseo in 2009 with a degree in English Literature, a minor in Philosophy, and as a member of the Edgar Fellows Honors Program. My goal was to attend law school and I thought that an English degree would be the best training knowing that I would need to read critically and quickly as a law student.

Patrick Morgan 
Graduate Student | Graduated in 2010

[Chair's note: Pat had a bit more to report than we had room for here. In particular, he wanted to offer some advice to our undergrads. You can read his full text on the department blog at http://go.geneseo.edu/pm10.] The hardest thing about connecting the skills I learned as a Geneseo English major with my life after graduation is knowing where to stop. I could write a book on the subject.

Ann Nicodemi 
Director, Donald F. Andrews College Writing Center | Graduated in 2008

I always knew that I wanted to major in English. What that meant professionally, though, I hadn’t quite figured out when I started coursework at Geneseo.  Like many of my classmates, I assumed I would eventually become a high school English teacher. One semester, however, I took a course on James Joyce not knowing a thing about him except for the fact that he was an Irish author.

Jennifer Estleford 
Attorney | Graduated in 2010

     I have known since a young age that I wanted to be a lawyer, but I wasn't sure what I wanted to major in for undergraduate school.  When I was in high school someone told me the best thing to major in before law school is something you are good at and enjoy; this turned out to be the best advice!  I had always enjoyed reading, but one of my English teachers senior year of high school made me remember how much I loved literature by allowing us to choose many

Margaret Giordano 
Graduate Student | Graduated in 2011

Reading has always been a passion of mine, yet it never occurred to me to pursue English as a degree until I was well into my sophomore year at Geneseo.  I arrived as an undeclared major and explored my options by taking classes in several disciplines before I realized that English was the only class where I truly enjoyed myself.  I was fortunate enough to explore Broadway with Tom Greenfield, learn about the African-American experience with Beth McCoy, and immerse myself in Dante A


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