Rutgers GSE CMSI

Jessica Armendariz

Jessica Armendariz is an undergraduate student at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) where she is pursuing a B.A. in English and American Literature with a minor in Creative Writing. Jessica’s areas of interest are Romantic and Gothic literature. Currently, her research includes the exploration of borders and heteronormativity in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Living on la frontera, Jessica has a personal understanding of the physical and psychological effects of the border. Jessica is a member of Sigma Tau Delta, UTEP’s English Honor Society. She is also a member and public relations officer of the Creative Writing Society, a newly established organization at UTEP. In this society, students workshop their writing and plan to publish work annually. Jessica has been on the Dean’s List for four consecutive years, starting from her first semester of college in the fall of 2014.