Rachelle Linda Escamilla

Foreign Instructor, Creative Writing, Sun Yat-sen University Department of English in the School of Foreign Languages

The professors at Pitt were, by far, the most important and influential part of my experience. Pitt's MFA program was balanced with legendary poets and super modern, super contemporary poets. This spectrum was confusing at first, but over time it allowed me to develop my own concepts and ideas and take on craft, critique, and conventions. My work grew leagues at Pitt, I've learned to push boundaries without forgetting my roots. That kind of guidance is very hard to find in today's writing world.

Link: Co-founder & Webmaster for Sun Yat-sen University's English-Language Center for Creative Writing.

Date of graduation: 2011

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