Editorial Staff of the 2022 Summer Creative Writing Academy
Jonathan Braun Managing Editor & Designer
Jonathan Alexander Braun is 34 years old and is originally from Bloomsburg, PA. He is a first year student at Pasadena City College majoring in Software Engineering with hopes of one day becoming a Bio Software Engineer. Jonathan participated in the 2022 PCC Summer Creative Writing Academy and enjoyed it so much that he decided to be a part of the Inscape Magazine Editorial team.
Jaclyn Ho Non Fiction Editor & Assistant Fiction Editor
Jaclyn Ho, 22, is a PCC student born and raised in Arcadia, California. She recently graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in General Biology from Cal Poly Pomona. When she isn’t studying medicine, she is an aspiring author who loves creative writing and the city of Pasadena. This led her to attend this year’s PCC Summer Creative Writing Academy, where she was greatly inspired and amazed by the work and wisdom of visiting writers K.E. Ogden, Allison Joseph, Arthur Kayzakian, Karin Cecile Davidson, and Marco Wilkinson.
Special thanks to Professor Adler, Dr. Ogden, and the student INSCAPE team.
Mallory Corben, 25, was born and raised in Pasadena, California. A sophomore student at PCC, she is working to earn her English Associate’s In Arts degree. She volunteers with 826LA, a national non-profit tutoring center. She participated in creative writing and book clubs in high school and worked onstage in theatre productions of “Oliver!” and “Seussical.” Her backstage work includes “Godspell,” “Julius Caesar,” and as college stage manager for “All In The Timing” by David Ives. She has published articles with the late, great Hypable.com, and she has worked on the Doctor Who Companion’s Toolkit with Fandom Forward, previously The Harry Potter Alliance.
Thanks to Professor Adler, Professor Ogden, and the student team at INSCAPE. The Winter’s Tale (3.3.1551).
Photo by Suse Sternkopf.
Irene Mae Tan-Cembrano Fiction Editor & Graphics Contributor
Irene Mae, 30, was born in the Philippines, and raised in Alhambra, California. A sophomore student taking Library Technology, she is a PCC alumna. She graduated in 2017 with an Associate in Arts in Social and Behavioral Sciences. She loves to write and read books. Some of her favorite works are The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck, You’ve Reached Sam by Dustin Thao, Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata, Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens, The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee, and Shine by Jessica Jung. She also loves to read Archie Comics, and likes to watch PBS Kids’ Arthur by Marc Brown. During her free time, she sometimes volunteers at Alhambra Civic Center Library. A very special thank you to Prof. Adler, Dr. Ogden, and the entire PCC INSCAPE Magazine family. Thank you for making this a very wonderful experience for me to participate in and thank you also for this extraordinary opportunity—to be a part of an amazing team of students, faculty, and staff.
Faculty Editor Dr. Kirsten Ogden
Dr. Ogden is a Professor of English & Languages Studies and Chair of the Creative Writing committee at Pasadena City College. She organizes the PCC Summer Creative Writing Academy each year. She teaches Creative Writing, Composition, and Literature courses at PCC and organizes the PCC Culture & Public Humanities speaker series and co-organizes the college's Visiting Writers program. She is a two-time judge for the Flannery O'Connor short fiction prize, a two-time winner of the Academy of American Poetry Henri Coulette Memorial Prize from CSULA, a former Peter Taylor Poetry Fellow for the Kenyon Review, and she recently won the Finishing Line Press New Women's Voices Poetry Prize for her chapbook What the Body Already Knows coming out in September 2023. Visit her on the web to learn more.