English Department Alumni

Our majors have gone on to careers in law, business, government, teaching, higher education administration, writing, editing, publishing, library science, and communication. Recent alumni include:

  • Mark Bowers, ’01, Manager of Digital Research and Analytics, ESPN
  • Adam Leszyk ‘02,Vice President - Investment Officer and Financial Planning Officer, Canandaigua National Bank and Trust
  • Michelle Girardi, ’04, Producer and two-time Emmy award winner, NFL Films
  • Catherine Agar ’07, Director of Writing Center, Keuka Community College
  • Ali Palmieri ’08, Research Associate, The Grants Office
  • Mike Daum ’08, Associate Attorney, Blitman & King
  • Jesse Sleezer 09, Community Relations Coordinator, Monroe County
  • Emily Housecamp ’09, Assistant Director, Career Development Center, Nazareth College
  • Iaen Nylund ’10, Learning and Resource Coordinator, Office of International Affairs, Oregon Health and Science University
  • Justin Mawhir ’10, Operations Support Specialist, iCardiac Technologies, Inc
  • Kourtney Blackburn ’11, Digital Initiatives Librarian, Rochester Regional Library Council
  • Tricia Potocki ’11, Manager of Advancement, Jewish Senior Life Foundation
  • AnneMarie Maurer ’12, Administrative Assistant, Next Step Magazine
  • Chelsea Puntillo ’12, Technical Writer, Far Medical Innovations
  • Liz Gorney ’13, Marketing Assistant, Oxford University Press
  • Marissa Petta 13, Special Ed. Teacher, Albany Leadership Charter high school for girls
Gelsey Randazzo

Gelsey Randazzo '12

Graduate Assistant at RIT, M.S. in communications and Media Technology

My background in English from Fisher has really helped me in graduate school. I have writing assignments due every week and research papers for all four of my classes this semester. Writing is a main part of graduate school and the field of Communications requires strong analytic skills. Also, my writing and research skills helped me land my assistantship, editing journals before their final publication.

CMT Grad Assistant Responsibilities
  • Assist professors in various research projects.
  • Edit scholarly articles prior to publication. 
  • Attend meetings and events

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