About Emily Raffensberger
Emily Raffensberger is a 2011 graduate of York College of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary English Education. She was a dedicated peer tutor at the Writing Center and presented twice at the Mid-Atlantic Writing Center. Her creative nonfiction writing won first place in the Bob Hoffman Writing Contest for two consecutive years.
Emily’s graduate coursework at Towson University is exemplary, especially considering that she works two part-time jobs. Her leadership is demonstrated by serving on the 2013-2014 MAWCA board and belonging to ODK. She will graduate from Towson University in 2014 with a Master’s in Professional Writing with a 3.7 GPA or higher.
Emily’s teaching experience ranges from working with elementary, middle, and high school ages. Her current studies are focused on higher education, rhetoric and composition, writing centers, and undergraduate workplace readiness. Her experience in the writing field is diverse, ranging from nonprofit fundraising, editing, research, analysis, and instructional design. Emily also has a long work history of providing quality customer service with the ability to meet multiple demands.
Additionally, Emily is dedicated to giving back to the community and has volunteered at Kaltreider-Benfer Library, WellSpan York Health Foundation, and Friends of Patapsco Valley State Park. Her volunteer work aligns with her love of writing, reading, and helping others. In January 2014, Emily began work as a grant-writing intern for America’s Future Workforce, a nonprofit organization that provides vocational training through internship advocacy.
Emily attributes reading The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank in third grade as her inspiration to begin writing. Her focus since then has been to study what makes writing memorable and motivating. She aims to create a lasting impact on the reader by developing ideas that are made to stick. She is currently looking for a full-time writing-related position that includes full healthcare benefits; however, freelance work requests are welcome.
Hobbies and Interests
When Emily is not furiously banging her laptop’s keys to produce yet another high-quality writing assignment, she enjoys reading, knitting, crocheting, cooking, watching TV, and spending time with family and friends. She is an open Anglophile and religiously watches Masterpiece Theater on PBS. Emily can also be found acting like a crazy pet owner when she talks to her Betta fish, the Mighty, Majestic Simba.