Past Interns

Dear Former ALSC(W) Interns,

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Edward Hinman

Edward Hinman hails from Warren RI, and completed an English major at BU in 2013. At the ALSCW, he maintained the website and newsblog, and performed assorted office duties, writing tasks, and errands.

Kathie DeMeritt

Kathie DeMeritt started working at ALSCW in June 2010. She is a master's candidate in the Library Science program at Simmons College. When she isn't recycling floppy disks, Kathie lead and worked collaboratively with a team of Simmons students to begin designing a new website for us! She later completed the website -, the very website you are looking at - and launched it in June 2011.

Literary Matters 3.4

Matthew Connolly

Matthew Connolly earned a degree in English from Boston University. His academic interests include poetry, gender studies and literary theory. Matthew helped to reconcile the financial accounts of the ALSCW. The task was often challenging, but he found that a zero balance can be as rewarding as working one's way through a challenging poem ... kind of. In addition to his accounting duties, Matthew processed new memberships, and contributed to the ASLCW blog. He attended our 2010 Conference in Princeton, where he reported on multiple panels, took pictures and signed up new members to the organization.

Literary Matters 3.4

Chris Blair

Christopher Blair studied at BU's College of Arts and Sciences, where he double majored in Sociology and German Language and Literature. He worked at the ALSCW from early 2010 through 2011, and was involved in several projects during his time with the association; most notably he helped organize the ALSCW's $2,500 Meringoff Essay Prize for exceptional secondary school writers. He also wrote several articles covering the 2010 Princeton Conference for the ALSCW's online publication, Literary Matters. Chris holds the record for tallest intern in ALSCW history.

Literary Matters 4.1

Brendan Ryan

Brendan Ryan volunteered at the ALSCW from October 2010 to May 2011, when he graduated from Boston University. He currently attends law school at Roger Williams University in Rhode Island. As an ALSCW intern he updated the blog, processed new memberships, and helped out with other office tasks and errands.

Brendan Ryan

Erin McDonagh

Erin McDonagh worked at the ALSCW from May 2008 to May 2010. She did a lot of copy-editing and helped with the organizational transitions that happened during that time. She graduated from Boston University in 2010 and is now working for the textbook publisher Pearson Education.

Erin McDonagh

Liza Katz

Liza Katz interned at the ALSCW from Fall 2007 through Spring 2010 and was involved in office administration, Literary Matters, and conference registration. She graduated from the University Professors Program at Boston University in May 2010 and is currently employed as a publications assistant at Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education. Her poetry and critical essays appear in Critical Flame, Pusteblume, and Clarion, and she is working on a book-length essay entitled "Bridging the Gap between French and Francophone Literature."

Intern Zoriada Cabrera

Richie Hofmann

Richie Hofmann worked at the ALSCW from September 2007 to May 2009, doing administrative and editorial work at the office in Boston as well as volunteering for the Association at various conferences. He graduated from The University Professors Program at Boston University in 2009 and is now a Ph.D. student at Emory University.

Literary Matters 3.4