Hi all! My name is Rasheeda, and I'm a senior in the English Department. On campus, I participate in a literary publication, WPRB, and other mentorship programs.
I am also from Maryland, and growing up, the arts have been such a major part of my life: though I used to be a serious and committed trumpet player while dabbling into the theatrical arts, I have found a home in creative writing—and especially the Program in Creative Writing at Princeton. As a Student Peer Arts Advisor, I am here if you need any advice on how to navigate the many and different opportunities within the arts at Princeton and, in particular, I am also here to share my own story of how I found myself in creative writing. Though I had written fanfiction and flash fiction in high school, I did not begin to write original stories until I took my first creative writing class at Princeton. In many ways, I felt as if I was only learning to write for the first time and though it was overwhelming, it completely revolutionized my perspective of myself and of literature. Some of my most memorable moments at Princeton have been in my creative writing classes: sharing work with my peers, being vulnerable and open to feedback, and growing together as writers. Ultimately, I am here to help you figure out how to tailor your own interests and passions to creative writing or otherwise.
Please feel free to talk about creative writing or your other interests with me. Let’s enjoy this wild ride in the arts together!