Meet Editor Jonathan Gillis

Get to know our wonderful staff working on The Bridge vol. 19. We asked Jonathan a couple of questions, keep reading to find out more!

Jonathan is a sophomore here at BSU, studying English and Education. He has a passion for literature and prose poetry. In his free time he loves to write short stories, read comics, and train in martial arts.

What is your area of focus?

               I am an English and Secondary Education major looking forward to teaching High School English in the near future.

What is a class you have taken in your field that you really liked?

               My first semester freshman year I took a First-Year Seminar called Into the Absurd. At the time, I was a Criminal Justice major looking into a forensic science path, but learning about a niche aspect of literature made me realize that English was really my passion. So that one English class completely changed my college career. So in short, it has been my favorite class so far.

What’s your dream job?

               My dream job would be to own and operate a small bookstore and spend my days enjoying what I do and to have the free time to branch out and explore different experiences like journalism or collegiate teaching.

What’s the best book you’ve read in the past year or two?

               The best book I have read in the last two years was We Are Lost and Found by Helene Dunbar. It takes place during the 80s AIDs epidemic and explores the rollercoaster of self exploration and being true to who you are even in the face of adversity; all with a hypnotic, lyrical prose.

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