Primary Submission Contact

Kirsten Mikesell

Faculty Sponsor

Lanie Steinwart

Faculty Sponsor Email Address


Arts and Sciences


English Studies and Communication

Document Type

Oral Presentation


Spring 4-21-2016

Biographical Information about Author(s)

Kirsten Mikesell graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor's Degree in English Education in 2013. After graduation, Kirsten spent two years taking graduate classes through Purdue, obtaining her license to teach ESL while teaching high school English. She started at Valparaiso University in May 2015 and is set to graduate in May 2016 with a Master’s Degree in English Studies and Communication. Kirsten is very passionate about her thesis, as she is a millennial herself.