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Center Graduate Students: Lesley Owens

laowens2Lesley Owens is a PhD student in the Center for Writing Studies and the English Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Lesley Owens became a PhD student in Writing studies at UIUC in 2018. Orginally from Kansas, she earned a BA in English and Humanities from the University of Kansas before completing an MFA in Poetry from the Pennsylvania State University. Afterward, she spent eight years serving students in advising, communications, and administrative roles at the University of Kansas. Her current interests include multimodal composition, critical pedagogies, digital ethnography, and social justice work in writing centers and writing program administration.