My name is Stephania Lopez. I am a recent graduate of Mercer University where I received my B.A. in English and history. I am pursuing a career in the editorial sector of the publishing industry.

My favorite genres to read are historical fiction, science fiction, contemporary fiction, fantasy, and thrillers. I hope to use my love of books and reading in a career I am passionate about. 

In my historical research, I have delved into studying 20th-century Mexican-American life. As a child of Mexican immigrants, this topic is important to my understanding of my own family. Through my research, I hope to use past eras of immigration to better navigate the current polarized climate surrounding Mexican immigrants and Mexican-Americans.

I was the Copyeditor of The Mercer Cluster, Mercer University's student-run newspaper. Read articles and learn more about the newspaper on The Cluster's website

Additionally, I was a Writing Fellow for Mercer's new Writers' Hub. I offered drop-in tutorials and information sessions on writing elements. You can find resources on my Writing Fellow page as well as on the Mercer Writers' Hub website

I was also a general staff member on the literary committee of The Dulcimer. As a staff member, I supported Mercer University's literary and arts magazine, selected written pieces for publication, and designed layouts. View previous magazines, submit pieces for publication, and join the staff on The Dulcimer's website

Previously I worked as an editorial intern at Mercer University Press where I proofread and copyedited manuscripts. While at MUPress, I worked with titles in genres such as true crime, fiction, nonfiction, literary criticism, and poetry. 

I served as a writing preceptor in the Mercer Great Books Program for two semesters. As a preceptor, I collaborated with instructors in first-year writing courses, assisted students with their writing, and conveyed writing instruction material. You can learn more about precepting, the Great Books Program, and my resources under my Precepting tab.

You can find my writing resources on this site using the tabs at the top of the page and on my Google Drive. Additionally, highlights of my academic career at Mercer University are available under the My Work tab. 

"Her Great Grandmother's Books," a creative nonfiction piece, was published in The Dulcimer Volume LVI, Catalyst, in 2023.

"Am I?" a poem was published in The Dulcimer Volume LVII, Reverie, in 2024.

"The Dark," a prose piece, was published in The Dulcimer Volume LVII, Reverie, in 2024.

"Drowning in All," a short fiction piece, was published in The Dulcimer Volume LVII, Reverie, in 2024.

Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, an honor society for excellence in the liberal arts and sciences

Graduated Summa Cum Laude from Mercer University

Departmental Honors in History at Mercer University

Departmental Honors in English at Mercer University

Member of  Sigma Tau Delta, an honor society for English students and academics

Member of  Phi Alpha Theta, an honor society for history students and academics

2024 Honorable Mention for Tarver Library's Valerie B. Edmonds Student Research Award

Please email me at stephania.lopez@live.mercer.edu

I would be happy to hear from you!

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