Welcome Our Spring 2018 Incoming MA Class!!!

January 11, 2018

Grace Albritton received her BA in English from VCU in 2011 with a minor in American Studies. After graduating, she worked as an online marketing expert for a local small company and started her own business and nonprofit.  She loves to read, and her favorite topics are history, horror, and historical fiction. When she isn’t lost in a book, she loves to garden, cook for friends, or spend long summer afternoons by the river. 

Ramey Childress moved from his hometown of Gloucester, VA to attend VCU in 2012, and graduated in May of 2016 with his BA in English.  His academic interests include Transcendental Utopian writing of the nineteenth century and the New Journalists of the mid-twentieth century.  Ramey’s long-term ambitions are to obtain a PhD and pursue a career as a professor.  When he is not in school Ramey works as a bartender and enjoys a trip to Richmond’s local breweries, playing music, collecting oddball films, and attending the occasional Phish show.

Alexa Doiron was born and raised in Williamsburg, VA. She recently graduated from Roanoke College with a BA in Literary Studies and a minor in Communications. Professionally, she has been published in a variety of journalistic platforms and has been the editor of two newspapers in Southwest Virginia. Currently, she works for WYDaily in Williamsburg. Her goal in earning a Masters in English from VCU is to become more involved in academic publications.   

Skyler Edwards is originally from Yorktown, VA, a place that instilled a love of history and revolution.  She originally moved to the Richmond area when she attended Randolph-Macon College, but moved into the city upon graduating.  Having originally taken undergrad courses in Chemistry, she switched her major and earned her undergraduate degree in Neuroscience with a minor in English.  Despite growing up to have interests in the sciences, she learned to read at an unusually young age which instilled an inescapable love of literature.  She has studied literature, history, psychology, and architecture all over the world.  She is currently focused on keeping it domestic and studying current events in the United States as well as horror movies and stories.  A combination of the two has turned into her current thesis and she is excited to see how it will continue to evolve.  When she’s not reading the news and comparing it to monsters, she enjoys exploring, watching TV, art, and maintaining her blogs.

Malcolm Lenore is an Alexandria, VA local who received his BA in English from James Madison University in 2016. From a young age he's always yearned for a pad and paper to write down his ideas, and a book to spend the day with. Building upon his love of writing and literature, he hopes to further develop his own writing skills and expertise. He is an avid lover of food, yoga, and music as well, pursuing them as a hobby in his spare time (whenever he can find some).

Anne Persons received her BA in English from Washington and Lee University in 2015. She began VCU’s MFA in creative writing program with a concentration in poetry in the fall of 2016 and is working on a collection of poetry that explores eighteenth century material culture. Her scholarly interests include Restoration and eighteenth century British literature with a focus on women writers, poetry, and the abolition movement. 

Tessa Solee is from Hampton, VA, but considers Richmond her home. In December 2017 she received two BAs from VCU, one in English and the other in German, as well as a certificate in Global Education. She loves Franz Kafka and all kinds of science fiction literature, and hopes to aim her research specifically on this genre throughout the MA program. Aside from reading sci-fi and teaching German, she loves traveling, her volunteer work as a Bavarian folk dancer, and eighties music.