NAME: Kayla Minguez
MINOR: Technical/Professional Communications
FAVORITE THING ABOUT
The amazing professors with whom I’ve had the opportunity
to meet and learn from.
TWO INTERESTING THINGS
I enjoy origami and the only thing I do left-handed is play pool.
I was the Fall 2012 intern for the SU
Magazine and I am currently the student editor for Write the Ship.
both the SU Foundation Scholarship and the Class of 1958 scholarship. These
scholarships have benefited me tremendously by lightening the burden of
student loans that I will have to start paying off soon. Also, although I work
part-time, I am well aware that I would need to work much more during school
semesters if I were not receiving this financial care through the university.
I was the SU Magazine intern and wrote five different articles that got published across two issues of the magazine. I am now the Write the Ship student editor. Write the Ship is a collection of essays and papers that students have written throughout the year. As editor, I choose which articles will be published. I feel like I’ve conducted research on jobs in my field by
fulfilling these positions, and have gained very useful and motivational
knowledge from them.
LEARNING EXPERIENCE AT SHIP:
Several of my English classes have dealt with the
study of literary theory, and in learning these theories I have also gained new
perspectives of the world. In studying Structuralism, Deconstruction, Feminism,
and Cultural Studies with several amazing professors I feel that I have gained
an enhanced view of the world around me.
I have not participated in community service or
volunteer projects at Ship.
WHAT I DO FOR FUN:
I have free time, I enjoy exercising, playing Pokémon on my Nintendo DS, doing
origami, and spending time with my husband, Johnny Minguez, who is a Ship
PLANS AFTER GRADUATION:
I would like to pursue a career in editing. I feel that
my classes here, along with my valuable experiences with SU Magazine and Write
the Ship have given a very real chance of realizing this goal.