Faculty Director of the Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research; Professor, Department of Molecular, Cellular and Biomedical Sciences
Brigid Carroll Casellini holds a bachelor’s degree in horticulture from the University of New Hampshire and a graduate certificate in publishing and communications from Harvard University. Over the past twelve years she has worked for several magazine and book publishers in the greater Boston area. Brigid has been a senior editor of Inquiry since 2005. She resides in Newburyport, Massachusetts, with her husband and two daughters.
Dr. Jennifer Lee holds a master’s degree in English from Michigan State University and a doctorate in comparative literature-medieval studies from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She is retired from the English department of the University of New Hampshire and has extensive experience in writing, researching and editing in both the humanities and the sciences. She has been a senior editor of Inquiry since its first issue in 2005.
Nias Achorn, of Newfields, New Hampshire, is a graduating senior English literature major who loves to read and write and is also active in the outdoors. A University Honors Program student, he plans to write his thesis on Ernest Hemingway in the spring of 2012. Nias came to the University of New Hampshire as an undeclared student but knew that the school would offer a range of liberal arts courses to interest him. He decided to join Inquiry this year in order to become involved with a university publication and use skills he has learned in his classes. After graduation, Nias would like to get a job with a publisher and see where that leads him, but he has not ruled out graduate school. He knows he would like to continue writing and publish his work.
She may not be a native of the Granite State, but Elizabeth Barker is no stranger to the area. Born in nearby Eliot, Maine, her love for the University of New Hampshire began at a young age when she was introduced to the University by her mother, a staff member. Once here, her hard work on campus has given UNH every reason to love her back. She is a highly motivated sophomore with a double major in English and political science and is a member of the University Honors Program. As a research assistant for Colonel Lionel Ingram, one of her political science professors, she researches notable political events and edits lecture notes for his classes. She joined Inquiry to improve both her knowledge of the research process and her editing skills. While Lizzy plans on completing her undergraduate degree in 2014, she will be spending an additional year at UNH for a master’s degree in teaching. She hopes then to teach at the high school level in one of her two disciplines. In addition to being active last year in Student Senate, in the coming year she hopes to join the College Democrats. When she is not exercising her mind, she is exercising her body rock climbing and playing soccer.
When Jacqueline Cordell is not slicing up the competition on the fencing strip or swinging on the dance floor, she may be found simply enjoying one of her beloved Victorian novels. A graduating senior from Bedford, New Hampshire, Jacqueline is an English literature and linguistics double major who intends to study Old English and British literature in graduate school with the hopes of becoming a university professor. Jacqueline came to the University of New Hampshire because of her familiarity with the students and campus, and she has taken full advantage of the opportunities she has discovered. A University Honors Program student, she has spent her summers doing undergraduate research in collaboration with faculty from the English Department. This year she joined Inquiry in order to see what the last steps of the research process, the editing and publishing components, are all about.