Maranda Ward

Maranda Ward

English literature, 2010

Acquisitions editor at World Scientific Publishing Co.

The best part of my job is speaking and meeting with scientists and educators from some of the nation’s top universities. I love brainstorming and interacting with academic communities to develop and publish the research they are passionate about, which may one day lead to scientific breakthroughs that could change lives.

Lycoming helped me get to where I am today by helping me to develop the skills and tools I needed in order to function in today's constantly evolving workforce. Lycoming is a place to build confidence and test the waters to see where your passions lie. Not enough can be said about the encouragement given at Lyco to propel one forward.  At the same time, a majority of my favorite memories involve dorm-mates, lots of laughter and shenanigans on the Quad.

Now that I have earned a master's in library and information sciences, I finally have free time again! I enjoy reading any and all fiction that allows one to escape into new worlds and new lives. I am also thoroughly obsessed with USA Today and recently discovered kayaking.