We’re glad to welcome two new members to our summer staff: Sarah & Shatanya!
Shatanya (pictured right) is a Summer Student Assistant, originally from New Jersey. She is a French major in the Mount Holyoke Class of 2016! She’s almost fluent in French, and plans to study and work abroad after she graduates. She also has performed as a dancer in Mount Holyoke’s popular annual African-Carribean “A.C.” Day, a celebration of African and Caribbean culture produced and performed entirely by MHC Students. Working at Gaylord is certainly a change from the Law Office internships she’s been a part of in the past! Shatanya’s favorite author is James Patterson, and a fun fact about her is that she once freaked out the lead singer of the rock band “The Cab” because she touched his hair (I’m sure it was glorious).
Sarah (pictured left) is the Summer Tech Assistant (and subsequently will be writing most of these posts, including this one — it’s surprising how difficult third person can be!). Sarah is originally from Maine, and graduated from Mount Holyoke in 2014 with a B.A. in Gender Studies and Theatre Arts. Forever a Red Sphinx, she currently holds two positions in Alumnae organizations and is a proud alum of the Mount Holyoke Victory Eights. She loves Young Adult novels, especially by Garth Nix and Scott Westerfeld. Her fun fact is that it is rumored that Stephen King wrote his novel “Carrie” about her hometown (it’s definitely true) while working at the local high school (which she and most of her family also attended).
Be sure to say hello to them when you stop by the library over the summer!