Meet the Editors: Paulina Zougras

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Paulina Zougras


Welcome to our final “Meet the Editors” post for this semester! Surprisingly, JFR only got only a few new editors, which means there are not many to introduce through the “Meet the Editors” series. This week’s highlighted editor is Paulina, who is taking the role of Art and Design Editor and Layout Editor.

Paulina is a junior at Lewis University where she is majoring in Graphic Design and minoring in Marketing. She graduated from Moraine Valley Community College with an Associates in Art. Some inspirational graphic designers she follows are Mike Perry, Shepard Fairey, as well as Aaron Draplin. She loves action movies and drinking lots of coffee. If she’s not studying or working her two jobs, she likes to watch design or makeup tutorials in her free time.

Below is our Q&A with Paulina: 
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Meet the Editors: Angela Ciarlette

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Angela Ciarlette

Hello readers! We have geared into the new semester and are ready to bring back the Meet the Editors series for your enjoyment. Surprisingly, Jet Fuel Review has not received as many new editors as last semester, but it is still important to give a voice to the ones that have been recruited. It’s time to introduce the first new editor of this semester, an editor who is by no means a stranger to the literary. This week we are introducing Angela Ciarlette, Copy Editor; Fiction Editor.

Angela is a junior at Lewis University, and she is majoring in English with a concentration in writing.  She aspires to be a legal immigration document proofreader in the hopes of making the process of becoming a legal citizen quicker.  Exercising, reading, spending time outside, and spending time with her boyfriend are some of her favorite pastimes.  As far as her favorite authors and bands go, she does not favor any in particular; she simply reads what looks interesting and listens to what is appealing to her.

Below is our Q&A with Angela Ciarlette:

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Meet the Editors: Jakob Kagay

Jakob Kagay

It’s time to introduce the final editor for this semester, an editor who has already made presence on the JFR blog with hisFrom Fact to Film”, which looks at historical fact compared to historical films. This week we are introducing Jakob Kagay, Asst. Nonfiction Editor; Asst. Fiction Editor. Please take a look at his blog here: From Fact to Film 

Jakob is a senior at Lewis University who is majoring in History with a concentration in Public History and minoring in Professional Writing and Business Administration. On campus, he works at the front desk of the Library and interns at the Adelmann Collection on the second floor. During his free time he enjoys playing video games and being the Game Master for a Dungeons and Dragons game he plays with a group of online friends. He also enjoys learning history whenever possible, reading history books and watching documentaries or historical films whenever possible.

Below is our Q&A with Jakob Kagay:

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Meet the Editors: Kasia Wolny

Kasia Wolny

It’s time to introduce another new editor, an editor who has been making a presence through Open Mic Nights at Lockport’s Port Noir with Zach Klozik. She has already made a presence on the JFR blog with her “The Canon—Close Encounters “, which have essays observing canonical literature. This week we are introducing Kasia Wolny, Asst. Art & Design; Asst. Fiction Editor; Copy Editor. Please take a look at her blog here: The Canon—Close Encounters

Kasia is a senior at Lewis University, where she enjoys her studies in English literature and creative writing. In addition, she works at the Writing Center where she is a Fellow in the ELL program. Kasia loves to read literature from around the world and across genres; some of her favorites are Ernest Hemingway, Toni Morrison, Khaled Hosseini, Wojciech Kuczok, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Diana Gabaldon. In her writing, she likes to focus on short story and essay composition, and on Polish-English translation of poetry. Kasia is a mom of two teenagers who, being bilingual, regularly poke fun at her for mispronouncing English words. In her free time, she likes to hike, cook, tend to her garden, visit art museums, and drink tea with friends.

Below is our Q&A with Kasia Wolny:

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Meet the Editors: Zachary Klozik

Zachary Klozik

It’s time to introduce another new editor through our Meet the Editors series, an editor who has been making a presence through Open Mic Nights at Lockport’s Port Noir. This week we are introducing Zachary Klozik, our Asst. Poetry Editor and Asst. Fiction Editor.

 Zachary is a junior at Lewis University, majoring in English Creative and Professional Writing. On campus, he also works as a tutor for the Writing Center. Zachary especially enjoys reading and writing poetry. His favorite author is Jhonen Vasquez and that is why one of his favorite television shows is Invader Zim. He also loves Vasquez’s graphic novel Johnny the Homicidal Maniac. Zachary likes to spend a lot of his free time listening to music and watching movies. His favorite genre is science fiction which is why some of his favorite movies are Donnie Darko and A Scanner Darkly.

Below is our Q&A with Zachary Klozik:

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Meet the Editors: Patricia Damocles

Patricia Damocles

It’s time for another addition to our Meet the Editors series with someone who has already made a presence on this blog. This week we are introducing Patricia Damocles, our Asst. Poetry Editor; Asst. Layout Editor; Communications & Media Editor. Please visit her music blog: Putting Tracks on the Map with Trish. 

Patricia is a junior at Lewis University majoring in English Language Arts and Secondary Education with a minor in Creative Writing. She is a transfer student from Benedictine University who previously studied Writing & Publishing in the journalism field. Aside from being an editor for Jet Fuel, Patricia is a member of Sigma Tau Delta, a tutor at the university’s Writing Center, and a sales associate at LOFT Outlet. What she strives to achieve as a Jet Fuel editor is to give passionate, aspiring writers a platform to express themselves. As someone who has had the opportunity to be published in a previous issue, she is aware of how empowering it is to have her voice acknowledged in the world of literature. In her free time, she enjoys reading poetry and short stories, and also making memories with her friends, family, and cats. Some of her favorite writers include Maya Angelou, E.E. Cummings, T.S. Eliot, and Langston Hughes.

Below is our Q&A with Patricia Damocles:

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Meet the Editors: Dina Nashed

It’s rather late, but we can’t forget the Meet the Editors Series. This week we are introducing Dina Nashed, our new Asst. Poetry & Nonfiction Editor.

Dina is a junior at Lewis who is majoring in Biology on a pre-med track. On campus, she conducts chemistry research, serves as the president for ACS, historian for Beta Beta Beta Biological honor society, and is the student senator for Arts and Sciences. Off-campus she works as a medical scribe and teaches Sunday School at her church as well as volunteers at Almost Home Kids for children with complicated medical needs. She enjoys watching spoken word poetry performances and reading various types of poems. In her free time, you’ll find her at a random coffee shop reading or watching tons of spoken word poetry.

Below is our Q&A with Dina Nashed:

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