Name: Jordyn Taylor
Grad Year: 2021
Hometown: Bangor, Pennsylvania
Majors/Minor: Creative Writing and Publishing and Editing/Professional and Civic Writing
Where you went (are going) for GO:
What clubs/organizations are you involved in on campus?
FUSE (The Forum for Undergraduate Student Editors), Slam Poetry Club, The Common Reading Internship, Student Ambassador, The Sanctuary Magazine
Why did you choose Susquehanna University?
I chose Susquehanna because I fell in love with the writing department as soon as I sat in on a class. I also loved how beautiful the campus is and how homey it felt, and still feels. I knew when I stepped on campus that this is where I was meant to be.
Describe your experiences with research/internships:
I have had two internships during my time at Susquehanna. I have been a part of the Common Reading Internship, which creates an anthology that is based off of the university theme for that year for incoming students, for two years. I began as the Introductions and Biographies Editor and am currently the Head Editor, which means I am in charge of overseeing the team's jobs and having the final decisions are certain elements in the anthology. I absolutely love this internship! I also had a summer internship with my local newspaper (The Slate Belt Town Topics) where I wrote and edited feature stories, edited the website and created graphics for social media. It was a great experience.
What is your favorite class and why?
My favorite class this semester is Performance Poetry. I love getting the chance to perform and get feedback in front of my peers on a daily basis. It's a very interactive class and is one I always look forward to.
What is your favorite tradition?
My favorite SU tradition is the Night Before Finals. I love getting into my PJs, getting some snacks, and listening to President Green and the choir sing the Night Before Christmas in the dining hall. It's always so fun and relaxing :)
What does being a Student Ambassador mean to you?
Being a Student Ambassador means getting to interact with students and showing them how much SU has to offer. It means so much to me. It is so fulfilling to answer questions for families to help them make a decision on what college they want to attend. I love that I get to make that decision a little easier by talking about my favorite things about SU.