The English department appoints student representatives each year, whose job it is
to represent the interests of English majors and minors. They attend monthly department
meetings, where they have voting rights (with the exception of issues regarding personnel).
Feel free to get in touch with one or all of them if you have questions, concerns, or ideas about how the English department can better fulfill its mission.
The representatives for the 2022-2023 school year are:
Senior Aymon Langlois returns to serve a second year as Student Representative. Aymon's scholastic interests include disability studies and he's published on the subject, namely in Wordgathering: A Journal of Disability Poetry and Literature. Last spring he presented at the Northeast Modern Language Association's convention in Baltimore, Maryland. Outside of the classroom Aymon is a competitive runner and this summer organized and ran a pledge run for reproductive rights, raising $575.
Emilka Jansen is an English and Art History double major from New York City. On campus, she works as a research assistant and Writing Center tutor. She is also a member of the Periclean Honors Forum and the Student Government Association. In her free time, she enjoys reading Victorian literature, baking pies, and playing chess. She looks forward to serving as a student representative for the English department.
Jacob Smith is a rising Junior from The Bronx, New York. In addition to majoring in English, he is also minoring in Theater. Outside of classes, he is a Staff Editor for The Skidmore News and is a Student Ambassador for Skidmore College Admissions. His passions include fashion, yoga and meditation, and spending quality time with friends and family.