Co-Editor in Chief: Olivia Slack, '22, she/her

Olivia is a political science (pre-law) and environmental sustainability double major and an English minor. When she's not in Joyner 111 working on The Herald and as Co-Editor of Meredith's literary journal, The Colton Review, you can also find her in the Office of International Programs, where she works as a student assistant. She is also president of the Meredith College Democrats club, is involved with Meredith's dance department and tries her best to find time to write creatively. After graduating from Meredith, Olivia plans on attending law school and eventually pursuing a career in environmental law.

Co-Editor in Chief: Elinor Shelp-Peck, '22, she/her

Ell is a biology and public health double major (pre-med) with minors in professional writing and chemistry. Outside of The Herald, she is also the vice president of Spectrum and is involved in the Meredith Health Professions Society. You can find her tutoring as a writing and peer research tutor in the Learning Center, as well as adventuring around Raleigh with her dog, Bentley. Currently, she is also working as an intern in a Developmental and Reproductive Biology lab at the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences. Following her graduation from Meredith College, she plans to attend medical school in order to achieve her goal of becoming an OB/GYN.

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

Rachel is a communication major and a religious and ethical studies minor. When not writing for The Herald, she is a student advisor for incoming freshmen and a Tea for Two Co-Chair for the Class of 2023. When not on Meredith’s campus, you can find her adventuring through North Carolina, camping, kayaking or participating in Girl Scout activities as an adult member. After graduating from Meredith, Rachel intends to pursue a master's degree in journalism in hopes of landing a job with a news company.

A&E Editor: Katelyn Wiszowaty, '21, she/her

Katelyn is an English major pursuing a 9-12 teaching licensure. Besides writing for The Herald, she is also a staff member of Meredith’s literary journal, The Colton Review, and is a member of the Meredith Educators Club. Off campus, Katelyn enjoys creative writing, road trips and baking. After graduating from Meredith, Katelyn plans to become a high school English teacher and publish original fiction.

Podcasting Director: Sofia Gomez, '22, she/they

Sofi is a political science (public affairs) and business administration double major and a Spanish minor. Apart from her work with The Herald, she is also a member of the Residents Housing Association (RHA) and the Residence Hearing Committee (RHC). On her days off, Sofi enjoys working out, reading, listening to music and finding new and creative ways to better the social environment both on and off campus. Her dream job is to create an environment in which she and her peers can create, travel and enjoy life to its fullest. 

Staff Writers

Jeanine Carryl, '22, she/her

Freya Dahlgren, '24, she/her

Kaylee Haas, '22, she/her

Rae Hargis, '24, she/they

Aminah Jenkins, '23, she/her

Molly Perry, '22, she/her

Rylee Petty, '23, she/her

Hannah Porter, '22, she/her

Mia Shelton, '22, she/her

Contributing Writers

Claire Heins, '21, she/her

Milin Santizo-Escobar, '23, she/her

Madison Sholar, '22, she/her

Hannah Taib, '21, she/her

Other Staff

Ashley Hogan, Advisor, she/her

Erin Wendorf, '21, Copy Editor, she/her

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