Meet the Staff of the Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Experience (OUR)
Elizabeth Wimberly-Young, M.F.A
Associate Director, Undergraduate Research
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Elizabeth Wimberly-Young’s research interests revolve around exploring methods for incorporating high-impact and engaged learning through research in various fields and genres, including humanities and the literary and creative arts. She has been teaching composition, creative writing, literary nonfiction and business writing for over ten years. During her six years at LMU, she’s served as a Lecturer in English and the Core through BCLA and worked as Academic Affairs Associate for the University Core Curriculum, where she managed the challenges and daily functions of the Core and engaged in collaborative, cross-disciplinary work to help coordinate and implement our new Core Curriculum. She’s a co-creator of the Rhetorical Arts Festival, a student supported event where Rhetorical Arts students deliver persuasive speeches on social justice, and a collaborator on several university initiatives, including the task force to bring Phi Beta Kappa to campus. Her work has appeared in various publications, including storySouth, and was a finalist for Creative Nonfiction’s Essays on Animals contest. Elizabeth was the recipient of an Independent Travel Grant for work and research at New Light, a care center for the children of sex workers in Kolkata, India. She received her B.A. in Philosophy from Elon University and her M.F.A. in Creative Writing, Fiction from Arizona State University.
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Kiran Singh is an LMU Alum who received her B.S. in Biology in 2016. As a student, Kiran was extremely involved in Undergraduate Research during her 4 years at LMU, participating in SURP and the Undergraduate Research Symposium for two years in a row. As a recent graduate, Kiran participated in the SURP Program for a third time as one of the 2016 SURP coordinators. With the ultimate goal of going to medical school, Kiran is enjoying her gap year working for the Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Experience and contributing to its growing visibility. As Administrative Coordinator, Kiran most enjoys working with students and faculty mentors directly, spearheading projects such creating LMU faculty and student profiles and working with ITS (Information Tecnology Services) to create educational videos for the office.