Kristen Starkowski completed her Ph.D. in English at Princeton University in 2021. Before coming to MIT, she taught at the Harvard College Writing Program. Currently, she is working on a mixed-methods study about students’ experiences with writing in STEM. Her other research focuses on minor characters in the Victorian novel and proposes a new methodology of reading for the various networks of survival and subsistence in the nineteenth-century social and economic world. Kristen's work has appeared in Composition Forum, Discourse and Writing, Novel, Victorian Review, and other outlets. She is an active member of the Boston-area writing community and serves on the BRAWN Board of Governors.