Meet Your Student Leaders

Student Leadership

Active student members have the opportunity to serve Sigma Tau Delta on a Society level. Those members who do so gain valuable networking, organizational, and leadership skills that benefit their personal and professional lives.

Student Advisors (SA)

SA Duties

Brett Iarrobino – Senior Student Advisor
Clark University
Worcester, MA
Email: sa1@wordybynature.org

Brett Iarrobino (they/them or he/him) holds a BA in English and Theatre Arts from Clark University, an MA in Teaching from Clark’s Hiatt Center for Urban Teaching and School Practice, and an initial license for teaching secondary English Language Arts and Drama with a Sheltered English Immersion endorsement from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. They are currently a member of the English Department at University Park Campus School, teaching courses on introductory English Language Arts, film-as-text, creative writing, visual theory, and graphic literature. Brett has been involved with Sigma Tau Delta since their induction as an undergraduate and has worked on the Student Leadership Committee for two years now, having previously served as a Student Representative for the Eastern Region, and is proud to continue to support the service and scholarship of future scholars, educators, and writers through Sigma Tau Delta. Brett also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the national education nonprofit Learning Unlimited.

Kaitlynn Sass – Junior Student Advisor
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Indiana, PA
Email: sa2@wordybynature.org

Kaitlynn Sass (she/her) is a PhD student in the Literature and Criticism program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she studies multimodal LGBTQIA+ literature and media. She holds a BA in English from Clarion University and an MA in Composition and Literature from IUP. She is a member of the Xi Xi Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta and a member of IUP’s English Graduate Organization (EGO). Kaitlynn has served EGO as both Vice President (2018-2019) and as Secretary (2020-2022). In her free time, she enjoys reading graphic novels; hiking with her dog, Roxy; and re-watching Stranger Things. She is passionate about nonprofit work and advocating for LGBTQIA+ rights.

After joining Sigma Tau Delta in 2014, Kaitlynn served as the 2016-2017 Eastern Region Student Representative and then went on to hold the Student Advisor position from 2018 to 2020. Kaitlynn is delighted to be returning to the Student Leadership Committee and looks forward to serving Sigma Tau Delta again!

Student Representatives (SRs) and
Associate Student Representatives (ASRs)

SR and ASR Duties

Eastern Region

Autumn Koors Foltz – Student Representative (SR)
University of Maine at Farmington
Farmington, ME
Email: esr@wordybynature.org

Autumn Koors Foltz (she/her) is a junior attending the University of Maine at Farmington, originally from Baltimore, MD. She is pursuing her Bachelor’s degree with a double major in Creative Writing and English, with a triple minor in Gender & Women’s Studies, Environmental Studies, and Editing & Publishing. On campus, Autumn is the president of her university’s Writers’ Guild, the station manager and program director of WUMF (91.5 FM), and the Vice President of the Alpha Chi Sigma Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta. She loves poetry, has a Capricorn moon, and is always looking for a good cup of coffee.

Autumn is thrilled to be serving as the Eastern Region Student Representative for the 2022-23 year.

Zoe Talbot – Associate Student Representative (ASR)
The College of New Jersey
Ewing Township, NJ
Email: easr@wordybynature.org

Zoe Talbot (they/them) is a senior at The College of New Jersey, where they are studying English and Secondary Education. They have been involved with the Alpha Epsilon Alpha Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta since fall 2020, and will be serving as Co-Vice President for the chapter for the 2022-2023 school year! When they aren’t student teaching, Zoe works as a writing tutor and a theatre technician on campus. They love Dungeons & Dragons, baking, and playing with their cats. Zoe is so excited to be serving as the 2022-2023 Associate Student Representative for the Eastern Region!

Far Western Region

Anthony Quigley – Student Representative (SR)
University of Oregon
Eugene, OR
Email: fwsr@wordybynature.org

Anthony Quigley (he/him) is a junior at the University of Oregon in Eugene, OR. He is pursuing a BA in English, the SLAT Certification (Certificate in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching), and a minor in Philosophy. Though originally having joined the Alpha Tau Phi Chapter in fall 2021 out of a mixture of curiosity and encouragement by the Alpha Tau Phi Chapter Advisor, he has quickly become passionate about being involved in Sigma Tau Delta in any way he can. Passionate about pedagogy, he plans to pursue a career as a global educator, working with educators and educational institutions around the world to develop more effective and multi-faceted learning environments and techniques that appropriately address the needs of various communities as well as the global community at large. Being a strong advocate for a pragmatic approach, he has been running his own English teaching business via Zoom since June 2020 in order to gain a wealth of perspectives and accumulate experience as an educator. Originally from Pennsylvania, he loves to read (science fiction and philosophy, in particular), game with friends, go for walks, and listen to podcasts. He is incredibly honored and thrilled to serve the Far Western Region as their Student Representative for 2022-2023!

Tonie Stewart – Associate Student Representative (ASR)
University of Alaska, Anchorage
Anchorage, AK
Email: fwasr@wordybynature.org

Tonie Stewart (they/them) is a senior attending the University of Alaska, Anchorage (UAA) with a major in English. Tonie has been a member of Sigma Tau Delta since spring 2020. They have participated in many volunteer opportunities with the University of North Georgia, Gainesville’s Sigma Tau Delta chapter including coffee sales, blind date with a book, and at the registration table for the Sigma Tau Delta 2022 International Covnention. They would like to continue their education journey by obtaining a masters degree in Linguistics and eventually their PhD.

Tonie likes to read and write, and they have been working on a young adult fantasy series since 2020. They spend a majority of their time attending classes at UAA and teaching preschoolers, but they always find time for a good book.

High Plains Region

Deane Reaves – Student Representative (SR)
Friends University
Wichita, KS
Email: hpsr@wordybynature.org

Deane Reaves (she/her) is a graduate student at Friends University where she will be completing her Masters of Sports Management. Deane graduated in 2022 with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration and Minored in English Writing. Deane is involved in the Friends University English Club serving as the Event Coordinator and Social Media Representative. Deane is passionate in researching dream sequences, nightmares, fantasy, YA, and horror. She is also a member of the university’s women’s golf team where she will begin coaching in fall 2022.

Kati Rivera – Associate Student Representative (ASR)
Fort Hays State University
Hays, KS
Email: hpasr@wordybynature.org

Kati Rivera (she/her) is a junior at Fort Hays State University, majoring in English Education. Kati is a member of the Pi Rho Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta and the president of the Delta Omega chapter of Delta Zeta. Kati enjoys volunteering at her university and being a part of her community in Hays as well as her hometown, Salina, KS. In her free time, Kati is either hanging out with friends or binge watching every season of Survivor or The Bachelor/ette.

As her first year in Student Leadership, Kati is so excited to spread her love for English and the benefits of Sigma Tau Delta.

Midwestern Region

Baylee Harding – Student Representative (SR)
Missouri Southern State University
Joplin, MO
Email: mwsr@wordybynature.org

Baylee Harding (she/her) is a senior at Missouri Southern State University (MSSU) majoring in Secondary English Education. She is in the Honors Program at MSSU, a member of Omicron Delta Kappa Honors Society, Event Coordinator for MSSU S-MSTA, and Secretary for the MSSU chapter of Sigma Tau Delta. In her spare time, Baylee leads worship at her church, works with children to prepare for her career as an educator, and reads as many books as she possibly can.

Julie Harvey – Associate Student Representative (ASR)
Missouri Southern State University
Joplin, MO
Email: mwasr@wordybynature.org

Julie Harvey (she/her) is a senior at Missouri Southern State University (MSSU) studying to be a high school English teacher. She will graduate in spring 2023 with two education degrees, and a literature degree. On campus, she serves as the Treasurer for the local Sigma Tau Delta chapter. Her favorite authors are Jane Austen, Edgar Allan Poe, and Louisa May Alcott. Her hobbies include spending time with her family, reading, dabbling in photography, crafting, and binging Netflix.

Southern Region

Matthew Karshna – Student Representative (SR)
University of Georgia
Athens, GA
Email: ssr@wordybynature.org

MKarshnaMatthew Karshna  (he/him) is a Senior attending the University of Georgia in Athens with a major in English. Matthew has been involved in Sigma Tau Delta since fall 2019, and served as Co-Community Engagement Liaison of the Alpha Upsilon Phi Chapter at the University of North Georgia in fall 2020; he then served as Community Engagement Liaison in spring 2021. He has also served as the 2021-2022 Southern Region Student Representative. After graduating, Matthew plans to become an editor for a major publishing house, magazine, or media group. He would also like to pursue technical writing/editing in just about any field that will take him!

Matthew loves to read in his free time, go hiking, try just about as many new things as possible, and believe it or not, considers school a hobby! He also loves to write, and hopes to publish his first book in fall 2022.

Catelyn Errington – Associate Student Representative (ASR)
Northwestern State University of Louisiana
Natchitoches, LA
Email: sasr@wordybynature.org

Catelyn Errington (she/her) is a Liberal Arts major with a concentration in Humanities and Social Thought and minors in English, Creative Writing, History, and Classics at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, LA. She is concurrently pursuing a Master’s degree in English Literature. Catelyn is the president of the Nu Iota Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, as well as an officer of the Iota Beta Chapter of Eta Sigma Phi. She also has a passion for writing poetry, and was recently awarded the NSU-Argus Creative Writing Award. After she graduates this spring, Catelyn hopes to earn an MFA in Poetry, then teach creative writing at the collegiate level. Catelyn’s interests also include music, art, thrifting, and crafting!

Southwestern Region

Katie McQuay – Student Representative (SR)
Oklahoma Baptist University
Shawnee, OK
Email: swsr@wordybynature.org

Katie McQuay (she/her) is a senior at Oklahoma Baptist University studying English with a minor in Professional Writing and Editing. She is an Honors student and President of her school’s Sigma Tau Delta chapter. In her free time, she loves collecting and reading classic books, with the works of Shakespeare and Dickens being some of her favorites. She is excited and honored to represent the Southwestern Region this year.

Associate Student Representative (ASR)
Email: swsr@wordybynature.org

 

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