Meagan Gacke is an alumna of the master’s program in the Department of English. While conducting research for a project in her feminist theory seminar, she found biographical information on 18th century English author Mary Deverell that was previously unknown to literary scholars. Following the discovery, she was able to provide enough evidence to have the information accepted by the “Oxford Dictionary of National Biography,” the authoritative source on the people that have impacted British culture. A native of Waco, Texas, Gacke received her bachelor’s degree in English literature from the University of North Texas in 2011. After taking some graduate-level courses at the University of North Texas, she transferred to Auburn for the fall semester of 2012. While pursuing her master’s degree, she also served as a graduate teaching assistant in the Department of English.