Student Spotlight

Ashley Collins, '16

“All good writing is swimming underwater and holding your breath.” - F. Scott Fitzgerald


How did you end up at UMass Boston? What drew you here?

Favorite part of the program?

What are you most interested in studying?

Favorite class and why?

Most influential professor?

Do you TA? What was the best moment you had while doing so?

Are you working on a Final Project/Thesis or preparing a proposal for one?

Do you have plans for after you graduate?

Best & worst part of graduate school?

Any advice to prospective graduate students?

  1. Make grad school your love. (this is inevitable)
  2. If you can, teach. (this is critical)
  3. Read an act of Shakespeare a Day. (good luck trying to do this)