Jarrett Kaufman and his wife Nichole Kaufman will be moving to Louisiana this fall to start graduate school for their PhDs. Jarrett and Nichole were both awarded full academic scholarships that included tuition wavers, living stipends, teaching positions, and four years of research funding.
Jarrett has a Bachelor of Science in History and a Bachelor of Art in English from Southern Illinois-Edwardsville and a Master of Fine Arts in English and Creative Writing from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Jarrett will attend the University of Louisiana-Lafayette where he will pursue a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in English. His studies will concentrate on Creative Writing and Modern American Literature, Politics and Religion. Jarrett is currently working on a collection of short stories. His fiction has been published in Owen Wister Review, River Bluff Review, The Raleigh Review, and The Worcester Review. His work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Two of his stories have also been a finalist for the Mimi Zangler Fiction Prize and a semi-finalist for the Sherwood Anderson Fiction Award.
Nichole has a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry with a Specialization in Medical Sciences and a Master of Science in Chemistry from Southern Illinois-Edwardsville. Her thesis project was in the field of Biochemistry and focused on proteomics, and her graduate work was honored with the Bouman Memorial Award and the Outstanding Graduate Student Award. Nichole will attend Louisiana State University where she will pursue a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Chemistry. Her research will focus on Organic Chemistry.
Jarrett is the son of Dan and Anita Kaufman of Nashville.