Wendy Biddlecombe '12
I'm a journalist and editor by day, and spend my nights and weekends practicing Bikram yoga, editing the news section of The Crow's Nest and growing vegetables in my backyard. I'm a Buffalo, New York, native, and I've lived in New York City, India and France. I hold a bachelor of arts degree in writing (journalism) from The New School in New York City. I'm currently finishing up my master's thesis, and will graduate from USFSP in December 2012. I have mixed feelings about leaving.
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Andy Fairbanks '12
I just graduated (May 2012) with an MLA from the Florida Studies Program. Perhaps I'm biased, but I think it's the most interesting graduate program in the state. My thesis is titled "The Good, the Bad, and the Garbage: The Making of Modern Florida Solid Waste Policy." Before I commit to a job or further study, I am taking a gap year to explore places around the world that have long captivated my imagination.
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Erica Gordon '15
Sophomore. Political Science major. Procrastinator. I have more goals than motivation.
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Stephanie Lawler '11
I am proud to be a graduate of USF St. Pete. This past fall I graduated with a bachelors degree in Environmental Science and Policy with a minor in Political Science. I am originally from Orlando and have been a resident of St. Petersburg for 3 years. This city is incredible and I have loved every moment of my time here. While at USFSP I had the opportunity to serve as an Ambassador, the President of the Student Environmental Awareness Society, and an Orientation leader. I love life and aim to experience everything it has to offer.
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Ricki Reisinger '13
I am currently an Exceptional Student Education teacher for Pinellas County Schools. I am a working toward completion of a Masters degree in Educational Leadership at USF St. Petersburg and will graduate in December 2013. Prior to enrolling at USF I earned an Education Specialist degree in Brain-based Teaching and Learning and a Masters degree in Special Education. Upon graduation I aspire to become a leader in the field of education where I can facilitate change. I am passionate about technology in education and all that is has to offer students and teachers. In my spare time I enjoy reading, shopping, travel, and spending time with family and friends.
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Benjamin Smet '13
Benjamin Smet has been teaching Spanish and Speech & Debate at Oak Grove Middle School in Clearwater for the past four years. In addition to teaching, he is the liaison for the Principal's Multicultural Advisory Committee and has partnered with the Hispanic Outreach Center of Clearwater to pioneer an Hispanic Outreach program at Oak Grove. He has two sons, kindegarten and first grade at New Heights Elementary where he is the PTA President and SAC Chairman. He is pursuing his master's in educational leadership with the goal of enacting public education reform in Pinellas County and the state of Florida.
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Zach Westmark '12
Zachary Westmark is a USFSP graduate who loves puns. His last name affords a convenient connotation: his blog captures his attempt to migrate to the West coast of the USA while exploring culture, frugality, geography, physical exertion and sustainability - via long distance bicycle trek (peppered with other random tidbits).
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