Simon Cross is pursuing an MFA in Screenwriting at Dodge College. He graduated from Loyola University in New Orleans with a Bachelor's in Music and a minor in Creative Writing. He has a wide range of experience in writing, including research essays, philosophical/literary analysis, short stories, creative non-fiction, flash fiction, and feature films. He is familiar with MLA and Chicago style formatting, and has a strong liberal arts background.
Jordan Taffet created a self-designed major in Nutritional Science. Although Jordan’s studies at Chapman are primarily science-based, she has always had an immense passion for writing. Jordan’s past experiences in writing include interning for a local, Arizona magazine, Raising Arizona Kids, and assisting in the composition and publication of a nutrition-based novel with a local nutritionist in Arizona. Jordan has also taken many writing courses on her own solely out of interest in the subject field. Jordan’s experience as a writing tutor has been very rewarding, as she has loved assisting her peers in improving their writing capabilities. Jordan hopes to continue as a writing tutor for all her years spent at Chapman.
Sarah Donawerth has a BA in English Writing and minors in history and Bible from Biola University. She is currently pursuing her MFA in Creative Writing. She served as Editor-in-Chief of Inkslinger, a literary magazine. She has written articles for New Identity magazine and Make It Organized magazine. She has experience in literary journalism, fiction, creative nonfiction, research papers, and historiographical analysis.
Sean Woodard graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University, earning degrees in Writing and Music. During his time there he branched into journalism and regularly contributed film, album, and concert reviews to its newspaper, The Point Weekly. He also worked as a staff member for the campus’s Driftwood Creative Arts Magazine and rose to the position of Co-Editor-in-Chief for its 2014 edition. In the summer of 2013, Sean interned at Los Angeles Magazine. Since then, he occasionally contributes to its Arts & Culture section. Sean’s most recent academic criticism is a study of Ennio Morricone’s film scores, detailing his collaboration with film directors (forthcoming: Arête, the PLNU Honors Journal). Sean is currently pursuing a MFA in Creative Writing at Chapman University.