Steven London (’19) is the New Writing Center Coordinator

October 25, 2023 Steven London
Steven London (’19) is the New Writing Center Coordinator

Steven London graduated from AUBG in 2019. While staying involved with the AUBG community through the following years, this fall, he decided to become a permanent member of the AUBG staff list as a coordinator of the AUBG Writing Center. Read a message from him below:

Dear AUBG community, it’s a pleasure and a privilege to (re)introduce myself to our vibrant community.

My name is Steven London and about 10 years ago, as I transitioned from the Army back to academia, I found myself visiting AUBG for the first time. At that time, I had no idea that I would spend the next decade actively involved in our campus culture in a variety of roles – from prospective student to alumnus to English instructor and now as the incoming coordinator for the Writing Center (WC).

As a first-year AUBG student, I won the More Honors “Freshman” award, and you’ll find my Dickie proudly displayed in my office alongside my published book and Purple Heart. I hold Radio Aura near and dear to my heart as the family I spent countless hours with as a DJ playing an eclectic mix of ‘90s alternative rock. As a student, I founded the Writer’s Guild, a club devoted to publishing student-written works.

On the academic side, I studied Politics and International Relations, which led to my self-designed major in Diplomacy. I graduated AUBG with two majors before earning an executive diploma from the European Academy of Diplomacy and my Masters from Northern Arizona University. Go Lumberjacks!

As with many AUBGers, post-graduation I found myself seeking out the next chapter in my life. Little did I know that scrolling through LinkedIn during a bus ride back from Sofia would connect a career with my passion. A Harvard-educated doctor who started a newspaper replied to my message and took a chance on me. Fast forward, with that newspaper, the NYC Daily Post, I’m honored to serve as its Editor-in-Chief. As the newspaper grows, so do I. Its tagline reflects a philosophy I bring to AUBG: “Empower your perspective.”

Continuing that philosophy, as AUBG cultivates the thought leaders of today and tomorrow, the Writing Center at AUBG will be a place where ability meets opportunity. Our community of faculty, staff, and students will be able to access a world-class center focused on tailored skill development. I encourage you to stop by the WC for a cup of coffee or a chat – even if it’s not writing-related. Your involvement is inherent to the success and growth of the WC.

In closing, I’ll welcome you with some thoughtful advice my high school choir teacher Ms. Hansens gifted me: “Grow where you are planted.” After 10 years of being planted at AUBG, as I continue to blossom – so too will the Writing Center and our vibrant community.

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