I’m Lisa LeMay and I will be working at the University Press during the Spring 2014 semester. I will graduate in May with a B.A. in English, writing and publication concentration, and a minor in business. When I started at UNG in 2010, then NGCSU, I chose English because of its versatility. I enjoy all subject matter, especially science and philosophy, and saw the English major as the quintessential Liberal Arts degree – it would give me a broad, comprehensive education which I could apply in any field.
My business minor came to me more grudgingly, but I’ve always recognized the value in that particular skill set. Understanding accounting, financial, managerial and, most importantly, marketing structures and systems is critical to success in contemporary capitalist economies. The truth is, as Dr. Robinson taught me, it’s very difficult to make a living as a writer, but I can still indulge my compulsion to read, to learn, and to share that knowledge with others without becoming a starving artist – hence my interest in the marketing department of University Press.
I’m a pretty mellow person, but thrive on pleasing everyone around me. I love grammar; it is my singular passion. If I could get a job with a degree in grammar, I would. I have had the privilege to travel all over the world (mostly Europe) and value those experiences more and more as I mature. I have a 13 week old lab/hound puppy, Briar. (She was nearly named Scout after the character from To Kill a Mockingbird, one of my favorite books.) I currently tutor a high school sophomore in language arts and literature twice a week, but have also worked as a communications intern, staff writer, sales associate, and even a personal trainer in my 22 years.