Shelli Rottschafer ’96

Shelli Rottschafer ’96 was a professor of
Spanish from 2006 to 2023 at Aquinas College
in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She taught Spanish
language classes as well as Latinx literature, film
and cultural studies. Additionally, she taught in
the inquiry expression program for the first-year
students’ research writing skills courses. From 2014
to 2023 she was the director of the contemporary
writers series program, which brought nationally
acclaimed authors to speak on campus. She will
begin a new chapter by returning to school for
her MFA in creative writing, focusing on poetry
and nature writing, in a low-residency program
at Western Colorado University in Gunnison,
Colorado. Shelli, Daniel Combs ’93 and their
canine-child, Bayden, have moved to Colorado.

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