My name is Allison Begezda (pronounced Beg-S-duh) and I'm from Poland, OH (near Youngstown). I graduated from Miami University of Ohio in May with a B.A. in English. I also took several science courses throughout undergrad because I'm interested in scientific/academic publishing. Last summer I had an internship at the Journal of the American Dental Association in Chicago which encouraged me to pursue a career in publishing.
I'm excited to begin the program and excited/nervous about my move to D.C. I've only been to the area twice; once for a school trip in 8th grade and once this summer to see GW. I'm hoping to find a publishing related job so I can get some more experience in the field while I'm completing graduate school.
I love traveling! I spent a summer studying in Florence, Italy and traveled on the weekends to several various countries. It was the best time of my life! I also enjoy reading, shopping, and photography. I look forward to meeting everyone and feel free to "friend" me on facebook!
Here is an interesting article about Google's movement to put out-of-print books on the Internet.