Our Graduates: Abby Wargo

Abby  Wargo

Class of 2020 • Journalism
Abby graduated in 2020. During her time at WAC, she won the Maureen Jacoby Prize and was a finalist for the Sophie Kerr Prize. She was Editor in Chief at The Elm for two years, Cherry Tree production intern for the Literary House, and intern for the Literary House Press. For her SCE, she worked closely with Dr. O'Connor and explored how different types of trauma—specifically sexual and postcolonial trauma—influence and ultimately break the protagonist in Jean Rhys's Voyage in the Dark. Her time at the Elm prepared her for her current journalism job at the Capital Journal. At the Capital Journal, Wargo has covered COVID-19, marijuana legalization in South Dakota, state politics, general health and wellness, social services, and education.


Read Abby's SCE here: "The 'Dreamlike Downward Career of a Girl': Compounding Trauma in Jean Rhys's Vogage in the Dark"

Read Abby's work for the Capital Journal here: Abby Wargo