CLS Fellows

Romaissaa Benzizoune is an NYC based writer and and a college sophomore. Her work has appeared in outlets including Buzzfeed and The New York Times. Her latest endeavor involves transferring the memes in her camera roll to a separate album titled "Memes."
Louisa Brady is majoring in English, with a double minor in Child/Adolescent Mental Studies and Creative Writing. She is also a contributing editor for The Blotter. When she is not reading, writing, or researching, she can be found listening to ABBA, befriending dogs on the streets of NYC, or making Tony Awards predictions.
Alexandria Brown is from Brooklyn and is studying English with a focus in Creative Writing at NYU. She loves to explore how religious literature influences contemporary Black American art and culture and listens to music Baby Boomers laugh at.
Elizabeth de Leon is majoring in English, on the creative writing track, and Psychology and minoring in Creative Writing. She has a passion for creating a permanent space for Latin/x writers and helping minorities understand the importance of mental health. She is currently reading 5 different books and stuck between a rock and a hard place on dropping all responsibilities and traveling the world or following a structured path, only time will tell.
Gina Elbert is majoring in English and Computer Science and minoring in French. Addicted to crosswords, she also expects to be supplied with books, cats, and warm hugs on a daily basis.
Gabrielle Flores studies in NYU Abu Dhabi and tries not to rhyme too much. Her literary interests include writing extensively on the margins of books and trying to find a non-Marxist contemporary literary critic.
Julia Friedland is currently studying English and Creative Writing at NYU. She enjoys her two kittens, hearing books read aloud, and writing about her family.
Alfredo Gutierrez is majoring in English and minoring in Creative Writing and French Literature in Translation. He enjoys writing short fiction, particularly chronicling the experience of 1st generation Latinos and the complications that arise at the intersection of race and nationality.
Annesha Sengupta is an English major and creative writing minor. She is always worried, but thinks dogs are one of the silver linings of the world. She edits the Minetta Review and writes stories about mothers and daughters. You can often find her filing paperwork at your local unpaid internship.
Mark Sologuren is majoring in Comparative Literature. He brings glad tidings.