Rachel Drake, Coordinator of Advising and Undergraduate Studies
I worked as a college adviser in the CLA Languages and Mathematics Student Community for nearly ten years. My undergraduate majors were English and History, and I did study abroad programs in London and the Netherlands. After college, I spent time in this department as a PhD student (Victorian literature) and Teaching Assistant before realizing I would be happier as an adviser than as a professor. As a result of my own experiences, I am passionate about helping students with career investigation and study abroad. In my spare time, I love cooking, baking, reading, yoga, and especially spending time with my family. Please stop by 227 Lind and say hi!
Judith Katz, CLA Regional Adviser in English and GWSS
I have a MA in Playwriting from Smith College. I’ve published two novels with the independent feminist press Firebrand Books, one of which, The Escape Artist, was re-issued in spring 2013 with Bywater Books. I’m more than happy to discuss adventures in publishing or the long process of novel writing with you (good advice: don't quit your day job). I'm a fan of contemporary literary fiction, world music, opera, and jazz, but please note: my guilty pleasures include contemporary mystery novels (a current favorite is Norwegian Jo Nesbo); Law & Order re-runs; and watching Bones episodes via Netflix with my partner.