Meet the Editors: Angela Ciarlette

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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Meet the Editors: Kyle Paup

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Kyle Paup

It’s another Monday, which means a second editor is going to be introduced. This week we are introducing Kyle Paup, our new Asst. Fiction Editor & Asst. Layout Editor, as well as our Communications & Media Editor.

Kyle Paup is a junior at Lewis University double majoring in English Writing and Philosophy of Law. This is his first year working for Jet Fuel Review, but he is no stranger to writing or editing. He is passionate about writing and has already worked on developing his own novels. In the past, Kyle was Editor in Chief of his high school newspaper, and now works as a Communications intern for the City of St. Charles. He is open to all types of literature, but dark fantasy is one of his favorite genres.

Below is our Q&A with Kyle Paup:
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Meet The Editors: Amber Curl

Amber Curl

Welcome back to Meet the Editors! We have a new semester, a new blog editor, and a slew of new editors at Jet Fuel Review. In keeping to old habits, we have decided to continue the Meet the Editors series every other Monday until all our new editors are introduced. First is our Asst. Poetry and Copy Editor, Amber Curl.

Amber is a senior at Lewis University majoring in Business Administration, with a minor in English Literature and Language. She works at Harrah’s Casino in Human Resources. She is a proud dog-mom of a crazy, Siberian Husky named Maya. In her free time, Amber enjoys reading and binge-watching TV shows on Netflix. Her current binge obsession is Law and Order: SVU. Amber also enjoys attending concerts and music festivals. Some of her favorite writers include J.K. Rowling, John Green, and Emily Dickinson.

Below is our Q&A with Amber Curl:

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Meet the Editors: Justin Fortes

Justin Fortes

Surprise! Welcome to an additional Meet the Editors post for this semester, where we are introducing our new Foreign Horror Film Blogger, Justin Fortes.

Justin is a senior majoring in physics at Lewis University, with a minor in mathematics. He is a Resident Assistant at St. Charles Borromeo, as well as co-director for the a capella group, Harmonic Uprising. Back home, he works part-time as a pharmacy technician at Jewel-Osco. In his leisure time, Fortes enjoys sitting around the table with friends fighting against ogres and saving fair maidens in the fantasy world of Dungeons and Dragons. Fortes also enjoys listening to a variety of media (political podcasts, metal radio, and DIY home improvement videos just to name a few).

His selection of literature varies and is consistently expanding. He has read a handful of books from his favorite physicists, authors, and playwrights including Stephen Hawkings’ A Brief History of Time, Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman, and Michael Crichton’s The Andromeda Strain. Fortes is always searching for the next big scare in the international horror scene. He hopes to one day travel the world to experience what it has to offer, as well as gain better insight into the fear each culture faces and to better understand what it is that inspires each unique style of horror film.

Below is our Q&A with Justin Fortes:

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Meet the Editors: Eryn Stochelski

Eryn Stochelski

In our final Meet the Editors post this semester, we are happy to have yet another Fiction & Nonfiction Editor to introduce you to, so please welcome Eryn Stochelski.

Eryn is currently a junior majoring in English and minoring in creative and professional writing. Her conflicting loves of English and medicine confuse her on a daily basis, but she is so far handling it by reading novels during her breaks at her healthcare job. She enjoys writing, reading, swimming, blogging, and obsessing over people in white coats. Some of her favorite genres are fantasy, thriller, young adult, classics, and re-tellings. If she’s not busy trying to figure out which path to pursue, you can find her reading at a café, studying herbalism and medicine, or jogging at night.

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