English Literature Major
Mellow Mays Fellow
Mayelin, a native of the Dominican Republic, has found her passion in the field of English literature. For her, literature provides a window into the minds and souls of people. She believes that through literature, the motivations, the struggles, the passions, the beliefs, the happiness, and the ambitions of people from all walks of life—and from all periods of time—can be glimpsed in the most sincere of forms. The desire to share in this knowledge, and to truly understand the wheels that have turned human life throughout the years, is what interests Mayelin so much in studying literature. Two research topics that she finds especially compelling are the significance of horror literature in the development of human society and the role of women in literature during the medieval and Renaissance periods. In spring semester 2012, Mayelin will embark on her third year of college, and is highly motivated and excited about becoming a City College Fellow. She hopes this program will open the door to fulfilling her dream of earning a doctoral degree in literature and one day becoming a college professor. In the shorter term, Mayelin is looking forward to the summer and the opportunity to develop her first research project.