My name is Brooke Hawkins and I'm one of the new HASTAC scholars for the class of 2013.
I'm so excited to be a part of this wonderful collaboration of scholars! It has been really exciting reading some of your posts, and learning about your research interests. As an undergraduate at Michigan State University, all of you scholars are teaching me a lot about potential areas of research and study. I look forward to interacting with you all more throughout the coming year, and learning from all of the work we do.
Like I mentioned, I'm from East Lansing, Michigan. I study Professional Writing and English at MSU. I currently work in an innovative, creative workspace for students called the Creativity Exploratory. Here, I work with students from many different disciplines on many different collaboritve projects. Most recently, a few of my coworkers and I designed a kiosk with historical information about the nine different buildings that make up our college at MSU. It was a really interesting experience to work with students with different backgrounds. My writing and research experiences were met with other knowledges of Art History and design in order to make the final product. I look forward to talking more about that project in the future!
This year, I am also working on a project with other students and faculty in my department to create a digital resource to help educate people about freelance writing and editing. Becoming a successful freelancer requires a lot of information that is not often easy to find all in one place. When we are finished, we hope to have created a resource where people can find both information to help them enter the field of freelancing, and a place for writers to talk about their experiences with other seasoned writers and editors. I will also be sharing updates about this project as we make more progress!
Again, I look forward to meeting more of you through this program. Some of the research projects I've read about have been extremely interesting, and I am excited to learn more from all of you!