Elizabeth Cornick '21

Elizabeth Cornick has studied English and Spanish modernisms under the expert guidance of Professors Antonio Gómez and Melissa Zeiger at Dartmouth this year. In addition to investigating the influence of Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse on Carmen Martín Gaite's modernist prose and themes in El cuarto de atrás for my MA Essay, she greatly enjoyed continuing to improve my Spanish in elective courses on Frida Kahlo and love in Hispanic film. Elizabeth's other courses allowed her to explore American modernism and the roots of feminist theory for which I earned a course citation. Outside the classroom, she served on the Graduate Student Council (GSC). There, she worked with the Communications Committee and handled the GSC's social media platforms to promote various graduate student events, programs, and initiatives, earning the GSC Member of the Month award. She also worked as a teaching assistant in two courses and as a research assistant for Professor Melissa Zeiger's forthcoming publication on the poet Anne Spencer. In addition to all this, Elizabeth has done public writing for the nonprofit journalism website Who What Why; one about the impact of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Supreme Court vacancy on the Jewish vote in Florida during the 2020 presidential election and the other about switching from banks that finance fossil fuels to green banks that support sustainable investment practices. She now looks forward to teaching upper school English and coaching girls lacrosse at the Ransom Everglades School in Miami, FL.