ACGCC Undergraduate Conference
Friday, May 11, 2007; 11:00AM-3:00PM; Lobero Room, UCen
UC Santa Barbara
Allison Britt is a graduating senior who will be attending Mills College this fall. There she will be studying American Literature for
her Master's degree. She is also one of the undergraduate
representatives for the ACGCC and has loved being a part of this
specialization and group. She is particularly interested in
modern/post-modern work, gender studies and war narratives.
Tracy Bueno is a 21 year old, third-year student majoring in English with a plan to minor in Professional Writing. She was originally born in Altadena, California but raised in Los Angeles. At the moment she is currently enjoying being a student at UCSB with ocean views and spending time with friends and family back home. Her future plans once she graduates are going into journalism, especially newspaper and magazine publications. She wants to become a writer for entertainment magazines, because she likes reading everything relating to film, television, and music, basically everything in our pop culture. In addition, she hopes to focus on writing her first novel, which she has trouble getting off the ground because aside from creating the concept, she learns more about different ideas of English Literature from the classes she currently takes. Before embarking on this special project, she wants to acquire experience in a print publication and practice honing her writing skills. In her leisure time she loves reading certain types of books, like chick-lit novels and classics.
Darlene Craviotto is a fifth generation native of Santa Barbara, and a returning student who first attended UCSB in the fall of 1968. With a goal of having a career in films, she transferred to UCLA in June of 1969. However, the old saying, “You can’t serve two masters” is true, and she left UCLA that spring to put all of her energies into seeking employment in the film industry. It was no easy task, but eventually she began a successful career as an award-winning, Emmy-nominated (Hallmark Hall of Fame’s “Love Is Never Silent”) screenwriter. Moving back to Santa Barbara in 1992, married, and with two children, Ms. Craviotto returned to UCSB in 2005 to finish her undergraduate work in Women’s Studies, and to create cultural production that educates and elevates.
Jonathan T. Graves is a 19-year-old English major, raised in Lake Arrowhead,
California. This is his second year here at UCSB, and he hopes to spend his
third year studying abroad in Spain where he will complete his Spanish
minor and hopefully return with a decent level of Spanish literacy.
Literature is of great interest to him, especially that which concerns
issues of border crossing, culture, and war.
Mollie Hailey is a senior graduating this June with a double major in English and Global Studies. She spent last year abroad in Barcelona, Spain, and hopes to continue traveling throughout the rest of her life. Next year she is entering the work force, with plans to return to the Bay Area, where she is from. She has loved her time at UCSB, enjoying outdoor activities and the wide range of opportunities to get involved that the campus has provided.
Sean J. Rys