MA in Rhetoric Student Profiles-Department of English - Carnegie Mellon University

Sage Boyd

Sage Boyd

M.A. Student, Rhetoric

Email: sboyd1@andrew.cmu.edu

Sage graduated from Portland State University in 2002 with a B.S. in Philosophy. During the past several years he has worked in cafes, bakeries, on farms, taught English in South Korea, and traveled in foreign countries. With rhetoric he is most interested in the interpretive aspects of language and ideas.

Emily DeJeu

Emily DeJeu

M.A. Student, Rhetoric

Email: edejeu@andrew.cmu.edu

Emily graduated in 2004 with a B.A. in English from Grove City College. She spent the next three years teaching 8th grade Language Arts in Indianapolis and the following 5 years producing and raising children (she has 3). For the last 4 years, Emily has held a position as lead staff writer and marketing manager for a large web-based company. While at CMU, Emily plans to study rhetorics of social marginalization and exclusion surrounding those in recovery, incarceration, and mental health populations. Her long-term goal is to pursue a Ph.D. and to utilize her research to better serve those in her own community.

Katie Henry

Katie Henry

M.A. Student, Rhetoric

Email: kaitlynh@andrew.cmu.edu

Katie graduated Summa Cum Laude from Loyola University Maryland with a B.A. in English Literature, minors in Studio Arts and Business and memberships in Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Tau Delta. While completing her undergraduate degree, she worked as a tutor in the learning center and as a research assistant on an interdisciplinary English and Computer Science project. This research analyzed the personal and geographical relationships among artists in New York City in the early twentieth century based on the diary entries of one of the artists. Her honors thesis examined Edmund Spenser's depiction of chastity as a dynamic process in Book Three of The Faerie Queene. During her time at CMU, she hopes to use rhetorical theory to interpret familiar texts within the context of contemporary challenges.


Claire Kelly

Claire Kelly

M.A. Student, Rhetoric

Email: clairek@andrew.cmu.edu

Claire graduated from Ramapo College of New Jersey in 2014. During her undergraduate years, she studied Literature, Philosophy, and Education. After graduating, Claire went on to teach secondary Language Arts for two years in the public school system. This formal teaching experience coupled with the theory she was exposed to during college have led her to her research interests today. At Carnegie Mellon University, Claire would like to continue studying ways that authoritative systems use force and coercion to control the lives of individuals, especially in the context of traditional schooling. She aims to discover and develop nonviolent communication methods that allow people to reach common goals through persuasion, mutual consent, and voluntary action, rather than force.

Mark McLean

M.A. Student, Rhetoric

Email: mmclean1@andrew.cmu.edu


Laura Ramírez

Laura Ramírez

M.A. Student, Rhetoric

Email: laurar1@andrew.cmu.edu

Laura Ramírez graduated from the University of Hawaii at Mānoa in 2016 with a B.A. in English and Economics. While completing her degree she enjoyed working at the writing center and the university radio station, KTUH. She enjoyed researching land issues and the related intersections between economics and rhetoric. Laura looks forward to continuing her studies and exploring Pittsburgh.

Jeffrey Sachs

M.A Student, Rhetoric

Email: jsachs1@andrew.cmu.edu