Daron Blake ~ 2011 Graduate Assistant Profile

Daron Blake is one of our talented Graduate Research Assistant here at the Chapman Center for Rural Studies and is entering her second year of graduate school in the Department of History at K-State and her second year with the Center. Daron earned her BS in Environmental Studies from Binghamton University in New York. She is currently researching the life and work of poet J.S. Penney of Fort Scott, KS and working on her Master’s thesis about Penney’s place within a national framework of environmental literature and poetry. Her major professor is Dr. Bonnie Lynn-Sherow and she works closely with Dr. M.J. Morgan as well.

Daron says, “My work at the Chapman Center has acquainted me with a wide variety of research projects. My main responsibilities are to assist undergraduate interns with their research and to edit and submit research papers to our online research databases. Working at the Chapman Center is helping me prepare for a career in research, writing, and editing.”

One of Daron’s favorite things about working at the Chapman Center is coming in every day to hear about a new discovery someone has made or a fresh lead on a research paper.

There are always multiple projects going on at once here and our people are excited about the research and the publishing process.

We are glad to have such a talented graduate assistant like Daron working for us.

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