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. She has worked for several magazine and book publishers in the greater Boston area and has been a senior editor of Inquiry since 2005. She resides in Newburyport, Massachusetts, with her husband and three children.
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.
Elizabeth Sheckler is a doctoral student in the University of New Hampshire's English literature program. Her work centers on Victorian fiction, and she is primarily interested in the intersections of medicine and gender. She completed an MA in literature at UNH in 2010. Elizabeth is a great lover of stories and grew up in a small town on Cape Cod in Massachusetts, but feels very at home in New Hampshire, and currently lives in Epping with her family.
Sarah Bogert is a coffee-loving senior English literature major and business administration minor. Her favorite book is Persuasion by Jane Austen. From Laconia, New Hampshire, Sarah chose the University of New Hampshire for the classic college campus feel, for the perfect distance from her hometown, and for the multiple activities UNH offers. Her favorite experience at UNH thus far has been participating in the Cambridge Program this past summer in Cambridge, England. This is Sarah’s third year with Inquiry, and she is very excited to be back for another terrific publication. She joined the student editorial board in her sophomore year because she was interested in learning about editing and thought it was a good opportunity to see what it was all about. Looking ahead, Sarah hopes to be working in her field, preferably in an editorial position, after graduation in May.
Senior Rosie Donegan, from Melbourne, Australia, came to the University of New Hampshire for its track and cross-country program, its location in a small New England town, and for its proximity to Boston and New York. She enjoys that UNH offers strong academics as well as athletics in a relaxed atmosphere. Currently she is captain of the women’s cross-country team and was awarded the NCAA Division I Elite 90 Award for excellence in athletics and academics at the 2015 Cross Country Championships. Rosie is a member of the University Honors Program and is majoring in political science, minoring in French and also working on a master of arts degree in political science, which she will complete in 2017. She spent this past summer in Washington, D.C., as an advocacy intern for a non-profit organization that advocates for victims of torture, primarily from Africa. She joined the student editorial board to develop skills for her future career and to enrich her final undergraduate year. Rosie plans to stay in the United States, ideally live in Boston and work in government relations for a non-profit or private firm. She says, “I want a job where I can do research and writing, and develop personal connections.”
Although a self-professed bookworm, Sarah Milicia is no cliché. A senior and member of the University Honors Program, Sarah is in the final stretch of her bachelor of arts degree, with a major in English and a double minor in Italian and women’s studies. Arriving on campus undeclared in 2012, Sarah has certainly made the most of her time at the University, which she chose for its diversity of studies, its study abroad programs, and its location not too far from her home in Fairfield, Connecticut. Although she spent the second half of 2014 in the London study abroad program, Sarah has thoroughly enjoyed the entirety of her UNH academic experience, pointing to the small classes and close friendships with students in her major as her most positive experiences. The 2016 issue of Inquiry marks Sarah’s third year as a member of the student editorial board, and she is currently undertaking research of her own on the confessional poetry of Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton for her senior honors thesis. What’s next for Sarah? She hopes to get involved with the editing and publishing industry. For now at least, you can catch Sarah reading or writing poetry, enjoying the New England outdoors, or both—probably with some York Peppermint Patties on hand.