Anna Cabe '13

anna-cabe_largeWhen Anna Cabe ’13 isn’t writing fiction as a Master of Fine Arts candidate in Indiana University’s creative writing program or working as the web editor of the Indiana Review, a non-profit literary magazine dedicated to showcasing the talents of emerging and established writers, she is teaching Freshman Composition. She began teaching the course right before the 2016 presidential election and realized that, for many of her students, her class was their first time being exposed to discussions about race and gender—topics tackled regularly when she was a student at Agnes Scott and which she plans to delve even further into in future writing projects. In the age of “fake news,” Anna knows her work is important, “I’m helping students learn reasoned discourse. How to find evidence to support an opinion and how to argue and express themselves clearly.”

Anna discovered her passion for teaching as a tutor in Agnes Scott’s Center for Writing and Speaking and credits the supportive faculty members of the English department, especially Dr. Christine Cozzens, for where she is in her life today. She has since developed a great appreciation for how much time and energy—both mental and emotional—professors dedicate to their students.

As a student at Agnes Scott, Anna also benefited from study abroad experiences, including spending a summer in Spain and a semester in Scotland. She is grateful for the kinds of opportunities she and her fellow Scotties had at Agnes Scott, made possible by donations from generous alumnae and friends of the college.

“College is expensive, and a lot of students struggle to pay for it,” Anna said. “[For many students] that really want to go to Agnes Scott, they need financial support so they don’t have to worry and can just enjoy the experience.”