Rutgers GSE CMSI

Janie Raghundan

Janie Raghunandan is pursuing a Ph.D. in English at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro (UNCG). She is a recent graduate of Florida International University (FIU), where she obtained a B.A. in English with a minor in Communication Arts and a certificate in Professional and Technical Writing. At FIU, she worked as a writing consultant at the Center for Excellence in Writing for three years. This experience allowed her to actively explore both rhetoric and composition and enriched her curiosity in writing center pedagogy. Her passion for rhetoric, composition, and writing center studies is sparked by a desire to help other people unlock their own writing abilities, educate others, and express their multifaceted identities. The pedagogical aspects of writing center work have exposed her to the larger effects and implications of how teaching can impact students’ learning. At UNCG, she hopes to explore rhetorical theory, feminist rhetorical theory, composition theory, and pedagogy that focuses on deep learning and students’ intrinsic motivations.