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Skidmore College
English Department

Student Representatives

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 2023-2024 school year are:

Merritt Baldwin

Merritt Baldwin is a rising Sophomore from Charleston, SC. In addition to reading, she is passionate about hiking and climbing. She also likes to knit. She is a member of the Outing Club and Tbreds Raising Pups, and she can't wait for her first fall in New York! 

Emilka Jansen

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. 

Liza Schnauck

Liza Schnauck is an English major with an Honors Forum minor from Marshfield, Massachusetts. On campus, they work at the Lucy Scribner Library, run a radio show, and play for the Ultimate Frisbee team. When not reading literary fiction or writing short stories, Liza can be found drinking cappuccinos, hiking, or drawing.

Jacob Smith

Jacob Smith is a rising Senior 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.