English, Creative Writing, Book Club, Viewpoint, Tutoring
Way back in the day, when the birds sang a little sweeter and there was still a chance for your Hogwarts letter to come in the mail, Lori Peters had a student named Melanie. She ran wild, a barefoot child roaming the woods and the beach like some kind of fairy. She kept growing up, sprouting dreams, spanning miles until finally, she ended up at UC Santa Cruz. There, she spent four years studying Shakespeare, Kerouac, and Woolf, exploring Iceland and New Zealand and everywhere in between.
With a creative writing degree under her belt and a self-published book under her arm, she moved back home, continued climbing mountains, surfing waves and backpacking secluded trails. And then, as fate would have it, she showed up on Lori’s metaphorical doorstep and this is where our story truly begins. After chaperoning the 2014 outdoor school trip to Santa Cruz Island, she came to love all the One Spark hooligans and knew she just had to join the team. So a little under a year later, she found herself walking through the doors as a teacher’s assistant, an English tutor and an overall supporter of the OSA mission. Now, Melanie is a well-trained educator, with plenty of creative classes percolating. Melanie holds a BA in Creative Writing from UC Santa Cruz. email@example.com