English Student Spotlight – Carley Charbonneau

The Spring 2017 Student Spotlight details sophomore Carley Charbonneau. Starting in the Fall of 2017, Carley will be the English Department Outreach Fellow.

Article by Zack Amato

Carley Charbonneau is a sophomore English and Strategic Communication double major with a minor in Creative Writing from Houston, Texas. She was prepared to attend a school out-of-state, but a visit to TCU changed her mind. She believed TCU to be a good fit for her because of its size, friendly population, and liberal arts emphasis. Not knowing what subjects she wished to major in when coming into college, Carley appreciated that TCU offers an environment suitable for academic exploration. This helped her develop her interests and choose her path.

When asked what her favorite experience at TCU thus far has been, Carley was torn between two: Frog Camp Alpine and serving in a leadership role for sorority life at TCU. However, she is also excited to soon be serving in a new role. Starting in the Fall of 2017, Carley will be the English Department Outreach Fellow, working heavily with the department’s website, media, and events. She is excited to get more involved with the department and to get to know the faculty, staff, and students of the department better.

Carley immediately cited The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald as not only her favorite book but also as the book that sparked her love for English. She credits a wonderful teacher and the rich themes of the novel as its primary draw for her.

Carley hopes to use her major and minor combination to pursue a job in Advertising or Marketing. After working for a few years, Carley’s goal is to obtain a Ph.D. in English and teach at the university level.