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First-Year English


Laura Irei

Graduate Teaching Assistant
First Year English
University of South Carolina



Laura is pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Fiction Writing at USC. Her interests include contemporary American fiction and short fiction. Laura graduated Summa Cum Laude from Middlebury College, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, with highest honors, and a minor in Arabic. She was a 2011 recipient of the Middlebury Student Scholarship at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. Laura originally hails from Arizona.