STAFF

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

Olivia is a political science (pre-law) and environmental sustainability double major and an English and creative writing double 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 also tries her best to find time to read and write creatively. After graduating from Meredith, Olivia plans on getting her PhD in Political Science.

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 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 the 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.

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 volunteering as a student advisor for incoming freshmen. When away from Meredith’s campus, you can find her adventuring through North Carolina, camping, kayaking or rewatching her favorite Disney movie, Tangled. After graduating from Meredith, Rachel intends to pursue a master's degree in journalism in hopes of landing a job with a news company.

Associate Editor: Aminah Jenkins, '23, she/her 

Aminah is a public policy in education major pursuing a 9-12 social studies licensure. Outside of The Herald, she is a class co-chair for Cornhuskin' and Stunt. She is also the service outreach coordinator for Meredith Hues Organization and the secretary for White Iris Circle. Aminah is currently working at Every Child NC as a summer intern, and she will be interning with NC Child as their Youth Engagement Intern in the fall. In her free time, she loves to read and listen to music. After graduating, Aminah plans on attending graduate school to get her master's in education.

Features Editor: Molly Perry, '22, she/her

Molly is a psychology major with minors in social work and professional writing. In addition to her work with The Herald, she serves as the vice president for White Iris Circle, as a member of the STAT Team and as a Study Abroad Peer Ambassador. In her free time, Molly enjoys reading, discovering new music and exploring Raleigh's hidden gems. After graduating from Meredith, Molly plans to pursue a doctoral degree and career in neuropsychology.

A&E Editor: Ally Cefalu, '22, she/her

Ally is a biology and psychology double major. When she isn’t writing for The Herald, Ally can usually be found in Ledford analyzing data from her research or helping students write lab reports. Ally enjoys reading, listening to music and eating her way through Raleigh. After graduating from Meredith, Ally plans to attend graduate school for genetic counseling.

Opinion Editor: Hannah Porter, '22, she/her

Hannah is majoring in child development, along with pursuing a K-6 teaching licensure. Aside from The Herald, she is Vice President of the Meredith Advocates for Young Children (MAYC) organization, as well as a freshman student adviser. In her free time, you can find Hannah reading fiction, spending time with family and friends or traveling. Upon graduation, Hannah plans to become an educator and an advocate for elementary school students.

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

Sofi is a political science (public affairs) and business administration double major and a Spanish minor. Apart from their work with The Herald, they are also a member of the Residents Housing Association (RHA) and the Residence Hearing Committee (RHC). On their 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. Their dream job is to create an environment in which they and their peers can create, travel and enjoy life to its fullest. 

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

Erin is an English major with a minor in Professional Writing. Aside from The Herald, she also works as a staff editor for The Colton Review and is a member of the Meredith flute ensemble, also known as the Flutastix. When not on school property, you can see her going for long walks in Cary or cosplaying for a comic convention at the Raleigh Convention Center. After graduating from Meredith, she plans to get a job as a professional copy editor with a side job as a fiction writer.

Staff Writers

Rania Abushakra, '24, she/her

Maggie Barnhill, '24, she/her

Jeanine Carryl, '22, she/her

Freya Dahlgren, '24, she/her

Kaylee Haas, '22, she/her

Mia Russell, '24, she/her

Contributing Writers

Hadleigh John, '25, she/her

Angelina Morin, '23, she/her

Laurelyn Ponder, '22, she/her

Anna Prince, '24, she/her

Other Staff

Ashley Hogan, Advisor, she/her

Julia Langenderfer, '21, Guest Writer, she/her

Madison Sholar, '22, Staff Photographer, she/her