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Sarah Decker

  • B.A. in English Literature
  • Research Assistant
  • Dartmouth College


    I graduated in 2008 from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado with a B.A. in English Literature. During my academic studies I benefited from the instruction of many accomplished professionals. I was also actively involved with the college's literary club, Scarlet Letters as well as submitted work to the college’s literary journal, Images Magazine, and wrote articles for The Independent News Magazine. In 2007, I attended a study abroad writing workshop in India which was co-taught by Kate Niles and Pamela Uschuck. This journey deepened my understanding of the world and provided me with a backdrop that has enriched my literary voice. As a member of Sigma Tau Delta, a national English society, I presented a collection of my poetry titled "Nature of Sin" at the 2006 International Convention in Portland, Oregon. From 2007-2008, I worked as an intern for the literary journal, Cutthroat: A Journal of the Arts. My responsibilities consisted of reviewing submissions, collecting funds and managing their booth at the 2008 Association of Writers and Writing Programs conference in NYC. These experiences introduced me to the professional field of literature and helped me to realize that this was a career that I wanted to be a part of. I believe in the innate human need to communicate and the desire to be informed or entertained. As a current student in the Master of Arts and Liberal Studies program at Dartmouth College, I look forward to expanding my academic knowledge, as well as connecting with other colleagues in this profession, while continuing to write and communicate with the world at large.

    Professional experience

    Research Assistant

    Dartmouth College

    July 2014 - Present


    Master of Arts in Liberal Studies - Creative Writing

    Dartmouth College

    January 2013 - December 2014(2 years)

    Bachelor of Arts in English Literature

    Fort Lewis College

    August 2005 - April 2008(3 years)