Hello, my name is Jessica. I received both my Bachelors (2010) & Masters (2011) in English from Jacksonville State University in Alabama. This is my first semester at MTSU where I will be working towards my Ph.D. in English. I taught as an English adjunct instructor at a community college for a year before moving to pursue my doctoral degree. Primarily, I have always been entranced with gothic or just generally eccentric writers.  However, Edgar Allen Poe, Sylvia Plath, & the Bronte sisters probably are my favorites. I want to focus on African American & Feminist studies for my dissertation. I love English literature as well. Other than reading and my education, I enjoy travelling to old towns or just anywhere on a spontaneous adventure.  I love movies and live theater. I worked as a theater manager for three years and loved that experience. My minor is drama. In addition to one day teaching at the college level, I hope to open a community theater. I have a miniature zoo at home; they are my children and spoiled accordingly!