Editor in Chief: Aminah Jenkins, '23, they/she 

Aminah is a public policy in education major pursuing a 9-12 social studies licensure. Outside of The Herald, she is the service outreach coordinator for Meredith Hues Organization. They also work on the Common Experience Committee for the School of Arts & Humanities. Aminah is currently an intern at NC Policy Watch as a writer. In her free time, she loves to read and listen to music. After graduating, Aminah plans on attending graduate school to get their masters in education.



Associate Editor: Rachel Van Horne, '23, she/her

Rachel is a communication major with a double concentration in public relations and mass communication. When not writing or editing for The Herald, Rachel can be found working with the Meredith College Student Media Association as a blog writer. Along with her role at The Meredith Herald Rachel serves as the Treasurer/Secretary for Lambda Pi Eta honors society and as the Social media chair for Angels for Disability Advocacy (ADA). When not at Meredith Rachel can be found adventuring through North Carolina, camping, kayaking or rewatching her favorite Disney movie, Tangled. After graduation, Rachel intends to pursue her masters degree in communications.



Features Editor: Freya Dahlgren, '24, she/her

Freya is majoring in psychology and communication with a concentration in interpersonal and public relations. When not working on The Herald, she serves as the Associate Director for the Meredith Student Media Association. She also helped found the Meredith Angels Dance Team and serves as both a Meredith College SGA Senator and Fundraising Co-Chair. In her free time, you can find Freya coloring, watching Netflix, spending time with family and friends or traveling. Freya is also busy working on her psychology thesis and an internship with a nonprofit in the Raleigh area called TheraFriends Community Partnership.


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A&E Editor: Cady Stanley, '25, she/her

Cady is an English major with minors in dance and professional writing. In addition to her work with The Herald, Cady contributes to DanceWorks, the Meredith Dance Theatre and the Meredith CRU publicity team. During her free time, Cady enjoys reading, spending time with her family, playing tennis and exploring Raleigh. After graduation, Cady hopes to attend law school and become an attorney.



Senior Copy Editor: Evelyn Summers, '25, they/she

Evelyn is double majoring in Public Health with a Biology concentration and in Studio Art on the Pre-Med track. In addition to their work with The Herald, Eve is a Meredith Health Professions Society member, the ISPE (International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering) historian, and the Oak Leaves Campus Events editor. In their free time, you can find Eve hanging out with their beloved cat, KitCat. Eve also enjoys making art, reading, and hanging out with friends. After graduation, they plan on attending medical school to pursue a career as a neurosurgeon.



Piper Carriere, '24, she/her

Khadejra Golding, '24, she/her

Anna Prince, '24, she/her

Haileigh West, '24, she/her

Contributing Writers

Stella Bowers, '25, she/her

Camila Cardoso-Herrera, '25, she/her/ella

Kayla Dunn, '26, they/them

Charlie Hatch, '23, she/they

Gabriella LeBron, '26, she/her

Danika Ray, '24, she/her

Abigail Ruehle, '26, she/her

Rebecca Simmons, '23, she/her

Sheridan Taylor,'24, she/her 

Cecilia Thompson, '26, she/her

Copy Editors

Caroline O'Daniel, '25, she/her

Clary Taylor, '26, she/her


Kayla Dunn, '26, they/them

Lex Hanson, '23, she/her

Grayson Morris, '26, she/her


Destiny Calvin, '25, she/her

Other Staff

Ashley Hogan, Advisor, she/her