In addition to working as the Graduate Program Assistant in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, Martha is also an English major with a history minor. She has written several young-adult urban fantasy novels and is currently working on publishing short stories and non-fiction pieces. In Spring 2016, her short story "The Silence of Space" was published in Sonoma State University's ZAUM literary magazine.
Cynthia has been working in the department for three years and really enjoys her work with the students, faculty and staff in the department. She was honored with the 2017 Staff Sustainability Leadership Award for her efforts to make this a Green Office. After completing her Bachelor’s degree in English at Texas A&M University, she worked in several fields including car insurance claims, childcare and sales. She is fan of Freakanomics Radio and Frank Sinatra and considers herself a life-long learner. This makes working in higher education a great fit for her. Cynthia lives in Baldwin City with her husband and three daughters.