Fall 2017 – Spring 2018 Interns

Zoe Albrecht Emmy Earsom Laney Flanagan
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 Bree Kelly Kuhn kelly m square
Bree Jones Kelly Kuhn Kelly Martin
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Shelby Spies

Zoe Albrecht

Zoe, recently a volunteer for the CLC, is looking forward to her new title as an intern. She is excited to continue encouraging self-expression in the community and exploring how words unite people. Zoe is an undergraduate Creative Writing major specializing in Fiction. Additionally, she has a Sociology minor. Outside of her time at school and with the CLC, Zoe frequents concerts, watches comedians, reads, and writes.

Emmy Earsom

Emmy Earsom is delighted to be back with the CLC this year, after volunteering with SpeakOut last semester.  Emmy is currently a psychology student at Colorado State University, hoping to enter the fields of clinical social work and psychotherapy following the completion of her degree.  She loves reading, creative writing, and journaling, and sees the power, impact, and healing expressing one’s self through words can have on one’s psyche.  In her spare time, Emmy loves to bake, travel, hike, and rock climb.  In her spare time, she loves to drink coffee and do crossword puzzles.

Laney Flanagan

Laney is a senior at Colorado State University studying English. She loves words and everything having to do with words. Stories have been in her life from the very beginning, considering she was raised by a writer herself. Creative writing and teaching others have always been a passion of hers and she hopes after she graduates to teach English to people in other countries, especially in South Korea.You can generally find Laney writing, reading, hiking, snowboarding, listening to all sorts of music (Korean pop music included!) learning Korean, and spending time with her fiance and family.

Bree Jones

I am currently a senior at CSU working toward a degree in social work and criminal justice. I have been volunteering with SpeakOut! for 3 semesters now but I wish I would’ve started earlier! I’m so thankful to have been able to come back as an intern this semester! My passion lies in working with underserved communities, especially with incarcerated or recently incarcerated populations and through SpeakOut! I have realized how much power and healing writing can provide to these individuals and communities. In the future I hope to be able to use this knowledge to continue to bring the tool of writing to people who may not yet see it as one. In my free time I enjoy hammocking, reading, watching movies, and making pottery.

Kelly Kuhn

Kelly is a senior at Colorado State studying Criminal Psychopathology. She uses writing as self-expression through narrative and fiction, and hopes to study how creative writing could be used as therapy in her own practice. Kelly is a Colorado native, and enjoys hiking and nature photography, as well as listening to local Denver bands, and cooking with her friends on the weekends.

Kelly Martin

Kelly Martin is a graduate student at Colorado State University working toward her MA in English with a specialization in Rhetoric and Composition. Her research interests include issues of agency, identity, marginalization, and textual silences. In recent years she has also discovered a passion for reading and writing creative nonfiction. When she’s not reading or writing, Kelly enjoys hiking and exploring Colorado with her family. She loves cooking and traveling, though her favorite pastime is watching her daughter discover new things.

Shelby Spies

Shelby is a senior at Colorado State University studying Human Development and Family Studies, with an English minor. She loves working with people and hopes to pursue her doctoral degree in Applied Human Development. Shelby would like to research and develop programs for the education community, by emphasizing creativity in the classroom and multiple teaching approaches. She hopes to travel the world and to help as many people as possible. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, being outside, and reading. She also, loves flowers, new girl, and coffee.


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