Elizabeth Borngraber '11

Elizabeth Borngraber '11

When Elizabeth Borngraber ’11 was three year old she wanted to become a pharmacist. Luckily, that phase didn’t last very long and she found her true calling between the pages of her most beloved YA books. Since then, she has dreamed of nothing more than seeing her name in print and contributing to the collective imagination of the fiction world. She graduated cum laude from Canisius with a degree in English, Creative Writing, and Classics. Currently, she is serving a year with AmeriCorps as the project coordinator of Speak Your Mind & Shape Your World, a literary and visual arts journal for Buffalo high school students. After her term, or perhaps terms, of service are over, she plans to pursue her MFA in Creative Writing at the most prestigious school that will accept her and also pay her way through. It is her hope to one day start a literary non-profit and to finish at least one novel in her lifetime. As far as the making money portion of life goes, she has yet to figure that out. However, she is more than willing to live in a cardboard box for a time, lined and roofed with her many books, if that means finally realizing her dreams