The OPW Legacy

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Rachel Kornoelje, Membership Officer

Rachel Kornoelje was a transfer student from Grand Rapids Community College. She graduated in December 2019 with a B.A in Writing, and a minor in Advertising and Public Relations. Not only was she the secretary and membership officer of OPW, but she was also involved in GVSU Writers’ Club. Rachel enjoys writing both creative prose and professional documents.

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Chelsea Best, Financial Officer

Chelsea Best graduated in December 2019 with a major in Writing and minors in Psychology and Digital Studies. In her time at GVSU, she worked as a marketing and design intern for GVSU Benefits & Wellness within HR. During her academic career, Chelsea enjoyed her document design and web writing courses. In her free time, she enjoys reading John Greene novels and spending time at Lake Michigan.

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Emily Zerrenner, President

Emily Z. graduated in April 2019 with a major in Writing and a minor in LGBT studies. In addition to being the president of OPW, Emily was the fiction editor of fishladder, an e-board member of In the Margins poetry club, and a co-director of the Student Reading Series. She was also a writing consultant at the Fred Meijer Writing Center and had hopes to earn a M.F.A. after graduation.

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Kelly Tekiela, Vice President

Kelly graduated in April 2019 with a major in Cell & Molecular Biology and minors in Writing and Chemistry. Outside of OPW, Kelly was an e-board member of the Pre-MD/PhD club and worked with fruit flies in Dr. Martin Burg’s BMS/CMB research lab. To pursue her goal of becoming a medical writer, she planned to apply to a Masters program in Technical/Scientific Writing after leaving GVSU.