Note on the Author

Cassandra Couto, a recent graduate of Bridgewater State University, holds a bachelor's degree in English with a concentration in Education. Throughout her academic journey, she displayed unwavering dedication and a profound passion for the English language, distinguishing herself as a departmental honors student. Her thirst for knowledge and commitment to excellence culminated in the completion of her Honors Thesis during the Spring of 2023, under the guidance of her mentor, Dr. Lee Torda. This pivotal experience not only pushed Cassandra beyond her comfort zone but also proved to her that she possesses the capability to achieve anything she sets her mind to.

With her Honors Thesis as a testament to her academic prowess, Cassandra embarks on her post-graduation journey with a sense of purpose and determination. Armed with valuable skills in research, critical thinking, and writing, she is eager to make a meaningful impact in the fields of Education and English. As a trailblazer in her academic community, Cassandra's journey at Bridgewater State University has shaped her into an inspiring individual whose tenacity and thirst for knowledge continue to motivate and inspire those around her. With each accomplishment, Cassandra Couto proves her ability to overcome challenges and reaches new heights, leaving a legacy of academic excellence and unwavering determination for others to follow.

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