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Major Mentors

Major Mentors  are Texas State University graduates who majored in English and have graciously agreed to offer career advice to Texas State English majors.  Contact our Major Mentors to learn how to translate that degree in English into gainful employment upon graduation.

Mandy Alyss Brown, Graduated 2012, Professional Writing concentration,email:  Mandy [at]

Current Position:  Managing Editor for eFiction magazine, book editor/reviewer, and writer.


Erin Jines, Graduated 2011, Rhetoric and Composition concentration, email:  jines [at]

Current position: UIW Composition Instructor/UTSA Undergraduate Programs Coordinator for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering / PR Manager for Newfound Literary Journal


Daniel Griego, Graduated 2007, English Literature concentration, email: daniel.a.griego [at]

Current position: Brigade Public affairs NCOIC for the Joint Task Force 71, Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Texas Army National Guard; Brigade Public Affairs NCOIC for the 36th Combat Aviation Brigade, Texas Army National Guard.


Luke Quinton, Graduated 2007, English Education concentration, email: lukequinton [at]
Current position: Freelance journalist for the Austin American-Statesman (classical music critic), Gramophone Magazine (London) and others.  Writes about art, music, (pop and classical), generally through interviews and in-person reporting.  Has also taught English and elementary school and worked as a copy writer.

Carter Maddox, Graduated 2012, Literature concentration, email: cmaddox [at]

Current position: Marketing Manager for ExamSoft Worldwide, Inc., Movement Member with ReimaginEDallas, and After-School Volunteer with The Launch Collaborative. My professional work involves nurturing professional academic innovators who provide students with timely, data-driven feedback based on direct assessment of student learning. Likewise, my volunteer work involves providing inner-city elementary school students with the aforementioned type of feedback and spreading the news about Dallas, TX, becoming a hub for the same sort of 21st-century, innovative teaching techniques.

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