Lizette Aurelia Roman-Johnston

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing: Creative Nonfiction


Wilton, Connecticut

My Greatest Supporters

I'd like to thank the Saint Mary's MFA community. All my classmates, professors, and other faculty members have given me guidance, friendship, and support on my way to receiving my MFA. Thanks to my family at home in Connecticut: Momes, Diddy, Nickle, Ken, and Winnie. And thanks to my California family: Robert, Stompy, Nick, Julia, and everyone else who has made the Bay Area feel like home!

Favorite Saint Mary's Memory

My favorite Saint Mary's memory was getting to meet up with my classmates at the Canyon Club after evening classes. On one evening, I got to be part of a reading and read a piece about Trader Joe's cauliflower crust pizza!

My Next Chapter

My next chapter is... my next chapter. I am ready to keep writing my memoir!

Clubs and Activities

MARY: A Journal of New Writing
Writing Circle Professor
Graduate Student Reading Committee
Graduate Assistant of SMC Softball Team

Favorite Quote

"Remember, licking doorknobs is illegal on other planets."
— Spongebob Squarepants