Meet the Editors: Jovaughn Williams

Welcome back, everyone! We hope the winter weather has been treating you all well as we transition seasons. For our first and only installment of our Meet The Editors series this semester, we’d like to introduce to you our newest staff member: Jovaughn Williams. Jovaughn is a Junior transfer student from College of Dupage. He’s majoring in English within the Writing concentration with a minor in Psychology. If he’s not getting his hands dirty in a sport, he likes to spend his free time writing stories, making videos, and hanging out with his friends. His major goal is to bring his writing skills to the next level, eventually becoming a novelist so he can spread his creative novel ideas to everyone around him. His favorite authors included the likes of Pierce Brown, James Dasher, and Cherie Dimaline. 

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Meet The Editors: Jason Ludtke

Welcome back, everybody! For our last Meet the Editors of this semseter, we’d like to introduce one of our prose editors and author of Jason’s Metal Library, Jason Ludtke! Jason is a Junior at Lewis University majoring in Business Administration. His free time is filled with various hobbies, as he likes to read, listen to music, go to concerts, play various video games, go on runs, and watch all kinds of tv shows and films. Some of his favorite writers include Christopher Paolini, Edgar Allan Poe, and J.R.R. Tolkien.

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Meet The Editors: Haley Leon

Welcome back, everyone! We hope the month of March was kind to you! Today we’d like to introduce our Art and Design editor, Haley Leon. Haley is a junior at Lewis University majoring in Aviation Administration, with a minor in Dispatch and a Technical Writing Non-degree Certificate. While her main goal is to become a future pilot, she wants to pursue a writing career when she is not soaring in the clouds. Haley enjoys writing short stories, listening to music from other cultures, exploring new cultures, and learning new languages. She hopes to use her newfound knowledge in her future works and in her career as she plans to travel the world. Some of her favorite writers include Mindy McGinnis, Langston Hughes, and Victoria Aveyard.

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Meet The Editors: Sylvia Szewczyk

Welcome back, everyone! This week we would like to introduce the author of Sylvia’s Psychological Summaries, Sylvia Szewczyk! Sylvia graduated in May of 2021 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Resource Management and Psychology, as well as a minor in Polish Language and Culture. While at Lewis, Sylvia was a Community Engaged Learning Facilitator, a founder for Lewis’s Habitat for Humanity Chapter, as well as a LUMINATE Volunteer leader. She currently works full-time as an HR Generalist and joined Jet Fuel Review in hopes of following one of her lifelong passions – writing. Her favorite genres to read are historical fiction, sci-fi, and mystery. In her free time, she likes to paint, solve puzzles, play the piano, read, rock climb, and hike. She loves to travel and does it spontaneously, but wishes she could do it more often. After getting her Master’s, she plans on moving to Poland for a few years to experience work and life there.

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Meet The Editors: Samuel McFerron

Welcome back, everyone! This week we would like to introduce you to our blog editor, Samuel McFerron. Sam is a Sophomore at Lewis University. They are an English Major with a concentration in literature and hope to procure a minor in Philosophy. They aspire to become a professor of literature and spend most of their free time reading and writing music. They hope to improve upon their writing skills as well as their literary analysis skills during their time here at Lewis and are seeking publication within this time frame.

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Meet the Editors: Mateusz Czubiński

Hello and welcome back, everyone! For our first “Meet the Editors” of March, we’d like to introduce our assistant social media editor, Mateusz Czubiński. Mateusz is a senior at Lewis University, majoring in English with a concentration in Writing with a minor in History. He is an aspiring technical writer, with experience working as a blog writer and Writing Center tutor. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with friends and family, as well as traveling at any given opportunity. If he isn’t with friends and family, he is most likely binging any of his favorite shows – Psych, Scrubs, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and New Girl. 

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Meet the Editors: Alexciana Castaneda

Welcome back, everyone! For our last “Meet the Editors” panel of February, we would like to introduce you all to our assistant managing editor: Alexciana Castaneda. Alexciana is a Junior at Lewis University, majoring in Public Policy with a minor in Sociology. She is also a tutor and English – Language Learner Specialist in the university’s Writing Center. At Lewis, Alexciana has experience as a Community Engaged Learning Facilitator and as the Secretary for Pi Sigma Alpha. She has joined the Jet Fuel Review team in hopes of expanding her knowledge about editing and publishing as well as to help others find their voice. Alexciana has presented twice at Celebration of Scholarship, with her most recent work, “Who Asked the Children? The American Welfare State and the Initial COVID-19 Response” presented in Spring 2021. Some of her favorite writers include bell hooks, Carla Shedd, and Susan Wendell. After graduation, Alexciana plans to pursue her Masters of Public Health degree with a focus in Health Policy and Administration. Her co-authored work has appeared in the Journal on Policy and Complex Systems

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Meet The Editors: Lauren Lotarski

Welcome back, everyone! We hope this past week has treated you well. Today we’d like to introduce the author of Lauren’s Etude to Eden: Lauren Lotarski. Lauren is a sophomore at Lewis University majoring in Psychology and English with a concentration in Literature and Language. She is also employed at the university library. In her free time, she likes to read, draw, knit, and consume general popular media like movies, TV shows, and video games. Some of her favorite authors are Leigh Bardugo, Charles Dickens, and Neil Gaiman. She hopes to improve upon her writing and knowledge of literature during her time at Lewis and apply it to her future endeavors. 

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Meet The Editors: Selena Tomas

Welcome back to our 2022 spring semester everyone! We hope the new year is treating you well! We have a lot of new staff this year and we’d like to introduce you to our newest member and assistant poetry editor Selena Tomas.

Selena is a Junior at Lewis University, majoring in English and Secondary Education. She is also a writing tutor at the Lewis University Writing Center, as well as the vice president of Sigma Tau Delta. She aspires to become a high school English teacher after graduation. Outside of Lewis, Selena enjoys reading, writing, playing video games, and spending time with her baby brother. Some authors that she recommends are Kate Chopin and Rupi Kaur.

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Meet the Editors: Brandon Peck

Happy Halloween, readers! This evening we will be introducing the last (but not least) of our new batch of editors, assistant prose editor and layout editor Brandon Peck. Brandon Peck is a senior at Lewis University. He holds a great interest in painting miniatures and writing stories in his spare time. In addition, he enjoys many different kinds of media, ranging from movies to anime to video games, always keeping up to date with the latest trends of the time. Some of Brandon’s favorite pieces of writing include Devastation of Baal, Baneblade, Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse, and Fallout: New Vegas.

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