Student Accomplishments

Department of English and Foreign Languages

Proud of Our Students!

Nadege Green

Nadege Green is an independent researcher, writer, editor, community archivist and audio producer based in Miami.  She developed the digital archive, Black Miami Dade.

She also published, “The Black Religion That’s Been Maligned for Centuries,” in The Atlanta (June 2022).


Courtney Scales

Courtney Scales published “What Has BLM Learned from the Civil Rights Movement?” in Queen City Writers (Dec. 2021).


Brianna Lopez

Brianna Lopez

Brianna Lopez is enrolled in The New School’s MFA Creative Writing Program, with a concentration in Nonfiction Writing.  She published “Inside the Writing World: Defining the Term ‘Writer’ in Multiple Contexts” in Queen City Writers (Dec. 2021).

She also presented at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, Undergraduate Research Symposium, “How Academic Identity is Linked to First-Year Students’ Ability to Effectively Write Academic Discourse” (March 2022).


Alexander Orozco

Alexander Orozco published his short story, "The Light of a New Parish" in Overtly Lit (Fall 2022).


Sirena Register

Sirena Register (Spanish Minor) is currently a graduate student at FIU's African and African Diaspora Studies Program. 


Jessica Hernandez Blanco

Jessica Hernandez Blanco (Spanish Minor) is currently a graduate student of Hispanic Studies at the University of British Columbia. 


Sheehan Planas-Arteaga

Sheehan Planas-Arteaga is a working writer.  Below are links to his blog, selected publications, and his portfolio.


Sam Stanton

Sam Stanton has been writing professionally for over a decade and has recently transitioned into Product Ethics and Content Design leadership at a Fortune 50 company. Her work is available here:


Fabienne Josephat

Fabienne Josephat

Fabienne Josephat’s book, Kingdom of No Tomorrow was just selected for the PEN Bellwether Prize for Socially-Engaged Fiction.


Eduardo Ortiz

Eduardo Ortiz

Eduardo Ortiz is a freelance writer published often in Just Beginmagazine. He utilizes his background in English to teach abroad.  Previously, he taught in Korea, and he aims to work in southwestern Europe during this upcoming school year.


Shayne Kearny

Shayne Kearny is currently a third-year law student at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. 


Dominique Agri

Dominique Agri is a chef, independent researcher, editor, and future law student. Recently, her chapter, “The Inimitable Trina Robbins” is published in Jewish Women in Comics: Bodies and Borders released in 2023 by Syracuse University Press. 


Brianna Baphelus

Brianna Baphelus

Brianna Baphelus’s essay, “Cluelessly Emma,” won the 2023 Dr. Helen Connell Film Essay Award Contest.  Her essay will be published in Sigma Tau Delta’s literal journal, What Oft Was Thought.


Caitlin Granfield

Caitlin Granfield

Caitlin Granfield is a freelance writer and photographer based in Miami. She has published articles in various media outlets, including The Miami Herald, Biscayne Times, WLRN and The Miami New Times.  Her articles are available here:


Lana Borema

Lana Borema is attending George Washington University and is earning a master's in public health with a specialization in global health epidemiology and disease control. 

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