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Department of English Language and Literature


Leanna Herbert

Title: Graduate Student
MA Student, Graduate Instructional Assistant
Department: English Language and Literature
College of Arts and Sciences
Leanna Herbert


BA in English and Spanish, Creative Writing Concentration (Wofford College, 2016)

I’m a first-year MA student. I grew up in Irmo, SC, and after graduating I got my TEFL certificate and moved abroad to teach English. Since returning, I worked in a non-profit as an afterschool youth programs facilitator for newly arrived refugee students aiming to provide additional, engaging instruction and to ease the transition into the American public school system. Then I worked as a book buyer for a small gift store. My primary interest is how literature and can best serve English language learning students in the humanities classroom, but I also enjoy contemporary fiction, sci-fi and monster stories. Off campus, I enjoy eclectic music, bookstores, hiking, and spending time with my dog, Florence.  

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