Category Archives: Graduate Assistants

Ruiz del Sol, Alejandro

  Alejandro Ruiz del Sol is a Floridian who is thriving as an MFA Poetry candidate and Instructor here at NMSU. His poetry can be described as surreal and atmospheric, and has been published online with Barren Magazine, Okay Donkey, and The Shore Poetry

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Holden, Haley

    Haley Holden, MFA. Haley Holden is from Ohio. She writes realistic fiction focusing on familial connections. Her work has been published in places such as The Gateway Review, Linden Avenue Literary Journal, Palaver, and additional journals.

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Raphael Ivan Reyes Juarez

Name: Raphael Ivan Reyes Juarez.      Program: Ph.D., Rhetoric and Professional Communication. Bio: In 2013, I received my bachelor´s degree in Communication from Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla in Puebla, Mexico. In 2016, I received my Master of Sciences in Strategies for Regional Agricultural Development degree from Colegio de Postgraduados in Puebla, Mexico. I have experience working as a Scientific Research Assistant for 6 years for Colegio de…
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Susan Rother

Degree in progress: MFA in Creative Writing More about Susan: Susan Rother is a fiction writer from Belleville, Illinois where she received her BA in English and French at Webster University with International Distinction. Currently, Susan lives in Las Cruces, New Mexico where she works on Puerto del Sol’s literary magazine as an editor. You…
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Brooke Sahni

Degree in progress: M.F.A in Creative Writing, Poetry More about Brooke:  Brooke Sahni, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, earned her BFA in Creative Writing from Prescott College, a small liberal arts school situated in the high desert mountains of Prescott, Arizona. Her writing has appeared in magazines such as Poet Lore, Hubbub, Alligator Juniper, and Portland Monthly. She is excited…
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Mirna Palacio Ornelas

Degree in progress: M.F.A in Creative Writing, Poetry Contact: mirnapo@nmsu.edu

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Tessa Kennedy

Degree in progress: M.A. in English, Literature Contact: tesskenn@nmsu.edu More about Tessa:  I am an individual who believes in the power of story.  I have come to understand the world around me as a supporting character in a larger story; and because of my deeply rooted faith, my role is written by The Author (God).  That…
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Jill Mceldowney

Degree in progress: M.F.A in Creative Writing, Poetry Contact: jmceld@nmsu.edu

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Timothy Loperfido

Degree in progress: M.F.A in Creative Writing, Fiction Contact: tlope@nmsu.edu

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Hayley Ellisor

Degree in progress: M.A. in English, Literature Contact: hellisor@nmsu.edu Research interests: Victorian Literature, Gothic Literature Bio: Twice an Aggie, I graduated from Texas A&M in 2014 with a degree in Literature, minors in Psychology and History and a certificate in Linguistics. In my studies, I find myself most interested in the ways history, culture and literature interact. This…
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