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Meet the Spring 2022 YSW Intern: Lexi Stewart


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Hello there! My name is Lexi Stewart (she/her), and I am the new intern for Young Scholars in Writing. I am a junior student at York College of Pennsylvania, majoring in Professional Writing with a minor in Creative Writing. I am also a tutor for my college’s writing center and love being able to work with students on their papers.

Outside of college, I spend a lot of time on other creative projects. During the pandemic, I picked up a few new interests, and among them, crocheting has become a favorite. I also spend a lot of time creating digital art and, of course, reading as much as possible. I am also an avid listener to Taylor Swift and have been greatly spoiled with new music during the past two years.

While I’ve always loved writing, I wasn’t always sure what I wanted to do in college. I went back and forth between biology and writing before ultimately deciding on writing due to my personal interest in becoming a writer. When I was looking at potential colleges, I noticed the Professional Writing major at YCP and was instantly sold. I had already known I wanted to minor in Creative Writing but originally planned on going for a general English or Literature major. Once I had met a few professors in my program, I knew I’d made the right choice in picking Professional Writing. I’ve had the opportunity to take some incredibly helpful classes and even had the opportunity to help with our college’s student-run publication. In fact, it was through one of these classes that I learned about Young Scholars in Writing, in which I was able to interview a few authors from volume 19.

Of course, I’ve had plenty of fun in classes for my minor as well. From fiction to playwriting to nonfiction, I always found myself enjoying the pieces I created. In fact, one of my favorite stories written for a creative writing class wound up being accepted to YCP’s publication, and I’m very excited to see my writing published.

I am very grateful for this opportunity to work with YSW and look forward to the experience I will gain from it. In previous instances working with the journal, I have already gained a great deal of knowledge, and I expect to gain more throughout this time. I would say that I’m most excited to see the submission process and witness all the inner workings of starting up a new volume. This unique experience will hopefully help my future decision about which field I choose to pursue after graduation.

Overall, I am very thankful for this opportunity to work with Young Scholars in Writing, and look forward to my time here!