Junior Jenessa Abrams is studying creative writing, film and cinema studies as well as child and adolescent psychopathology. Her concentration is "Examining the Abnormalities of Human Behavior through the Lens and on the Page." Originally from Long Island, New York, she serves on the poetry board of the Gallatin Review and on the editorial board of the Literacy Review, where she served as editor in the 2011-2012 academic year. In the fall of 2010, Abrams co-taught a writing class for ESL students at the University Settlement in New York, and in the spring of 2011, she taught a writing course at the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center. “Working with the students in both University Settlement and the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center was immensely inspiring for me,” she says. Abrams cites Gallatin Professor June Foley, director of Gallatin’s Writing Program, as a particularly influential teacher, observing, “Her personal dedication and focus with individual students is amazing.” Abrams spent the summer of 2012 working at the Cannes Film Festival and at MUSE, a documentary film company.