Your name: Sia Beasley
Your home town: Pittsburgh, PA
Your major(s): Human Health, English Minor
Are you fluent in any language(s) other than English?
What are your career plans? I would like to get a Masters in public health and then work in health care quality and hospital efficiency.
What is your favorite book or author and why? One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez is the wildest thing I have ever read.
What is your favorite word? Marvelous
Describe a significant breakthrough in your development as a writer: In the ninth grade, we were assigned to write a series of vignettes based on the concept of The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. My teacher emphasized the fact that we could write about anything- it didn’t have to be a huge life-altering story. With good writing you can make anything interesting. This helped me to put less pressure on my writing and kind of just let it flow.