Kathryn Fitzpatrick is a senior English major with a minor in Creative Writing. Besides her position as editor-in-chief of the Helix, Kathryn serves as a prose reader for the Adroit Journal. Her essays have been featured in Out Magazine, Crack the Spine, Gravel, and the print anthology Flash Nonfiction Funny (Woodhall Press, 2018), and her poetry is forthcoming in The Flexible Persona and Unbroken Journal. She was a recipient of the Connecticut Young Writers Trust Award for Prose, the Leslie Leeds Poetry Prize, and the Barry Leeds Essay Award. Kathryn is currently co-editing an anthology for Woodhall Press called Flash Nonfiction Food, and recently attended the Yale Writers Workshop.
Maria J. Carrasquillo is a senior at CCSU majoring in English with a minor in Writing. Joining the Helix literary magazine changed the path she was taking in college. One day she might find the courage to submit some of her own work instead of hiding it in her desk drawer. She also hopes to not write another bio for a significant period of time.
Ryan Curcio is a senior at CCSU. He studies English with a minor in Writing. He was a contributing writer for Trill! Magazine, and is currently an intern reporter for the New Britain Herald. His work has appeared in undergraduate literary magazines, on 121words.com, The Wagon Magazine, and Crack the Spine. He was a finalist for the Leslie Leeds Poetry Prize.
Kelsey Murray is a junior at CCSU. She is studying Environmental Geography with a minor in Writing. She is happiest when exploring the outdoors, taking and editing photos, hanging out with dogs, traveling, reading and writing. When pestered by family members about why she would major in geography, she usually tells them it’s because she wants to learn about the earth, which isn’t vague at all. Her real goal is to be a storyteller through both photography and writing.
Nikodemas Marcinkevicius has been a part of the Helix team for over a year. Though not a writing major, he joined to see examples of other people’s writing as inspiration for a creative writing class, and stuck around for the awesome team and getting to read what the students of CCSU came up with. When not spending time at college, Nikodemas likes to go on hikes, draw, or spend an arguably disproportionate amount of time at the gym.
Noah Hulton is a Political Science major who, although possessing no real web design experience, took the job anyways. He is a photographer and very into adventure. With a rustic aesthetic, Noah is not quite certain why a self-written bio should be in third person.