DEREK MARINARO / by Stillwater Magazine

Derek is a senior Planned Studies major in Behavioral Neuroscience and has been a poetry editor for the magazine for three years. Having a balanced amount of writing, psychology, foreign language, and physical science classes under his belt, he has become a well-rounded student and individual with interests not limited to one particular subject. Working with the Stillwater team continues to be an engaging and exciting atmosphere for creativity in his final semester at IC, and as such he hopes to prepare others for taking on the roles for the poetry genre. His favorite artists include lyricist and vocalist Florence Welch and renowned fiction writer Toni Morrison, in whose work he finds inspiration.