Moira Meijaard

Your name: Moira Meijaard

Your home town: Miami, Florida

Your major(s): English and Economics

Are you fluent in any language(s) other than English? 

Spanish and French

What are your career plans? I hope to attend law school and would eventually like to work in the government, preferably in the judicial system.

What is your favorite book or author and why? Agatha Christie because she makes it near impossible to predict the ending.

What is your favorite word? Ameliorate

Describe a significant breakthrough in your development as a writer:  In 7th grade, my teacher asked us to put away our textbooks on the first day of school and told us we wouldn’t be using them. Instead, we focused on reading and analyzing novels and holding Socratic seminars to discuss our thoughts. Through discussion, I learned so much more about how much one can write about something as simple as a word or phrase and how different parts of a story contribute to its whole. How I thought about analysis was henceforth completely altered, and as a result I found it was significantly easier to get my thoughts down on paper and write essays.