I am a first-year graduate student with a bachelor’s in English Education, a minor in Child Development, and a certificate in Editing and Publishing. My emphasis is in Creative Writing, and I hope to one day work as an editor at a publishing company in the Children’s and Young Adult Literature department. I have a passion for young adult and children's literature and a strong desire to help instill a love for reading and books in children at a young age. I am also interested in innovative ways of incorporating new, digital media along with traditional print media to stimulate young adults' interest in books. I believe that by developing my own skills as a writer in the graduate program I will be more effective as an editor and better equipped to help authors utilize every aspect of language to communicate their ideas and stories as effectively and as possible.