SOAR Student Profiles

Charlotte Daigle

Charlotte Daigle

  • SOAR Position: Member; Vice President (2022-23)
  • Major: English
  • Faculty Mentor(s): Dr. Rhonda McDaniel

Current Focus: Through a Different Eye: An Honors Creative Thesis Project

Project Description

Through a Different Eye is a short story collection that allows the reader to immerse themselves in different perspectives, experiences different personas, and interact with the stories in different points-of-view. The project itself includes an academic component, and I have been conducting research on perspective, persona, and point-of-view within the context of short stories.

Why does this topic interest you?

I have always been an avid writer and a dream to publish creative works. I chose to study perspective, persona, and point-of-view in hopes of providing insight into the generally unseen matters of life.

What are your professional aspirations?

I plan to publish this short story collection upon its completion at the end of next semester. I will continue to write and publish my works while continuing to conduct research in my field until I graduate. I will continue writing on the side, but hope to work my way up to being a writer and editor for the United Nations.

Do you have any advice for future researchers?

I would advise that no matter what you think, you are completely capable of conducting a research project, a creative project, or both. It is intimidating at first, but worth taking a risk, because the benefits are worth every bit. I found out that I can research something that interests me, and it did not have to be a STEM field. I believe it is important to take the leap; find good people to surround yourself with for guidance, support, suggestions. Don't think you are a failure if something went wrong, but think of it as a learning experience. Thinking in that manner made me a better learner, researcher, and writer.

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