CONTRIBUTORS 

 

2022

Nicole Cason, class of 2023, is a senior majoring in Environmental Studies and Policy Studies with minors in GIS and Geography. On campus, she is a member of a climate policy research lab and holds a leadership position in Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. Outside of class, Nicole works as a math tutor for all grade levels and enjoys going to yoga classes. After graduation, she will be working in the governmental environmental consulting field in Washington, D.C. 

Sydnie Matda, class of 2023, is a senior from Bristol, VA. She is double majoring in Environmental & Ecological Science and Biology with a minor in Environmental Education. On campus, she is involved in and holds leadership roles in the marching and pep bands where she plays the saxophone. She also works as a teaching assistant for the environmental studies department and a stockroom assistant for the chemistry department. After graduation, she hopes to pursue a career in zookeeping or wildlife conservation.

Emerson Wells, Class of 2023, is a senior from West Jefferson, NC. Majoring in Environmental and Ecological Sciences with a minor in Environmental Education, Wells is interested in both the hard and social sciences with a specific interest in sustainable and regenerative agriculture. On campus, she works as both an Outreach Intern with the Office of Sustainability and Assistant Manager at Loy Farm. She is also involved with the Campus Kitchen program. After graduation, she hopes to work in the food system sphere, particularly within rural communities.

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Meredith Pettinaro, class of 2023, is a senior from Wilmington, DE. She is majoring in Environmental Studies and Communications Design with minors in Environmental education and Communications. On campus, she is a member of Tri Sigma Sorority, and she fosters animals often from a local animal shelter. After graduation, she hopes to pursue a career that will combine both of her majors and move to a big city such as New York.

Caroline DiGrande, class of 2023, is a senior from Warren, NJ. With a major in Environmental & Sustainability Studies and minors in Spanish and Sociology, she is passionate about studying the intersections between culture and policy with the environment. Through the Elon College Fellows program, she is conducting research on how the pandemic affected waste accumulation and sustainability programs for colleges and universities across the US. She is President of Liberal Arts Forum and works as an Office Assistant at the Truitt Center for Religious & Spiritual Life on campus. Post-graduation, she plans to pursue opportunities with Cooperative Extension around community education and outreach about food justice and sustainability. 

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Hannah Miller, Class of 2023, is a senior from Harrisonburg, VA majoring in Environmental and Sustainability Studies with minors in Professional Writing and Policy Studies. Hannah combines these interests as the Communications Intern for the Office of Sustainability, where she develops graphic and written communications and collaborates with fellow interns to increase awareness of sustainability on campus. Outside of classes, Hannah is a captain of Elon’s Varsity Cross Country and Track teams and enjoys spending time outside running, walking with her favorite puppy Howie, and hiking.

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2021

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Alejandra Gonzalez, class of 2023, was born and raised in Charlotte, NC. She was a junior Professional Writing and Rhetoric major with minors in Creative Writing and Art History at Elon University. On campus, she works within the Office of Academic Advising, serves as the secretary for the Latinx-Hispanic Union, and is the assistant copy chief for The Edge Magazine. She is a dog lover and cheesecake enthusiast who reads every day. She is motivated to continue this while working in publishing in the future.

Mollie Lund, class of 2024, was a Sophomore at Elon University who is double majoring in Professional Writing/Rhetoric and International/Global Studies. Mollie is a Lifestyle Writer for The Edge, a student-run magazine that operates on Elon’s campus. Mollie is also the Social Media Intern for the Professional Writing/Rhetoric program and is tasked with designing and scheduling posts containing information about events and updates related to the program. Mollie loves to read, hang out with friends, write, play soccer, and binge-watch Community and Brooklyn-99. After graduating in the Spring of 2024, Mollie hopes to go to graduate school and later pursue a career as a foreign media correspondent in Asia.

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Liz Crouse, class of 2022, was a senior Professional Writing and Rhetoric major at Elon with a minor in Creative Writing. She works at the Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life and also serves as a Campus Tour Guide. Born and raised in the suburbs of Raleigh, NC, Highway 64 runs close to Liz’s heart (and house)!

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Morgan Bassett, class of 2023, was a junior at Elon University, majoring in Professional Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) with minors in Criminal Justice Studies and American Studies. On campus, she works as an Elon Writing Consultant, Academic Mentor with Disabilities Resources, and is the Design Thinking Storyteller with the Center for Design Thinking. Morgan loves to play tennis with friends, go on runs, and re-watch Gilmore Girls and Grey’s Anatomy in her free time. After graduation, she hopes to attend graduate school or law school.

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Emily Holland, class of 2022, was a senior at Elon University from Raleigh, NC. She is double majoring in Strategic Communications and Professional Writing and Rhetoric with a minor in Spanish. Emily has worked at Elon’s Writing Center since her freshman year and is now the Social Media and Marketing Coordinator there. In her free time, she enjoys reading all kinds of novels, working on her bullet journal, and playing with her dog. After graduation, she hopes to work in public relations or digital marketing.

 
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Mia D'Agostino, class of 2023 ,was a sophomore at Elon University who majored in Professional Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) and Political Science, with a minor in Italian. Mia was involved in leadership positions in Elon Italian Club and Alpha Xi Delta sorority. When not in class she could be found writing outside of Mosely, watching Gilmore Girls, or reading Stephen King’s On Writing for the third time. After graduation, she planned on pursuing a career in both Political Science and Professional Writing as a speechwriter in Washington D.C.

Michaela Bramwell, class of 2021, was a senior at Elon University from Cary, NC. She  majored in strategic communications and minored in professional writing and rhetoric. Michaela worked at Elon Office of Admissions as a social media student worker. After school, she hoped to work for Spotify's communications team. When not in classes, you could find her listening to music, binge-watching Scandal, or talking to friends on Facetime.

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Kyra Letsinger, class of 2021, was a senior strategic communications major double minoring in multimedia authoring and professional writing studies. Outside of class, Kyra acted as an account supervisor for Elon's student-run PR agency, Live Oak Communications, and was a Class of 2021 Senator and PR Committee Chair for the Student Government Association. When she wasn't working on a million projects, Kyra loved to bake and binge-watch crime documentaries. After graduation, Kyra hoped to work in corporate communications in her hometown of Knoxville, Tennessee.

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Maya Anderson, class of 2021, was a senior at Elon University majoring in Environmental Studies and minoring in Geography and Environmental Education. She was interested in wetland and coastal conservation as well as stewardship of our natural lands and resources. Hailing from down south in Louisiana, she enjoys hiking, driving mountain roads in her Subaru, and seeking out new spots to explore. She had spent the last year hiking the many trails at her disposal in North Carolina and Virginia and camping along the blue ridge parkway.

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2020

Hannah Naehring, class of 2021, was a senior at Elon University majoring in Environmental Studies and Political Science and minoring in Environmental Education and Dance. She was interested in environmental justice and policy and hopes to work in environmental advocacy after graduation. She is a North Carolina native and her favorite ways to explore the state are through food and finding cool thrift and used book stores. When she's not in class you could catch Hannah reading a good book, baking ridiculous amounts of banana bread, or working on a new art project. 

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Hannah Kimberlee Fox, class of 2021, is a senior at Elon University majoring inProfessional Writing and Rhetoric with a minor in Political Science. She owns and operates HanKimFox, her Digital Marketing Agency that opened in August of 2021. She is the executive director of Highway 64. 

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Delaney Myers, class of 2021, was an Environmental and Ecological Science Major who is Minoring in Environmental Education and Biology. She was working on adding a climate resilience element to the Highway 64 project in the Environmental Studies Senior Seminar. She was particularly interested in Environmental Education and has worked doing some environmental and science education through jobs at summer camps. After college, she is looking to get a job in environmental education.

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Sam Penry, class of 2021, was a Senior Environmental and Ecological Studies Major with a minor in Biology and Geographic Information Systems. He is from Cary, North Carolina, and has a passion for camping, fishing, and the outdoors. He one day hopes to become a professor of environmental science so that he can spread his love for the environment to others.

Sydney Sirkin, class of 2021, was a senior Arts Administration major with minors in Theatrical Design and Environmental Studies and is originally from Trumbull, Connecticut. She is excited to merge her love of writing and the environment via Highway 64. At Elon, Sydney worked in the theatrical costume shop and Office of Admissions, studied abroad in Dublin, stage-managed various dance concerts with Performing Arts, and is Secretary of Elon's service fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega. Outside of class, Sydney loves to sew, explore art, practice yoga, hike and travel.

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Alissa (Ali) Butler, attends Elon University as a part of the graduating Class of 2023. She majors in Professional Writing & Rhetoric and has a minor in Policy Studies. On-campus, Ali is a member of Kappa Delta Sorority, in which she has had leadership roles pertaining to public relations, media, and internal conduct. She is also a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, a national Honor society that recognizes leadership, and Sigma Tau Delta, a national Honor society for students and scholars within English. After she graduates in the spring of 2023, Ali hopes to find work within education policy and campaign management.

Camryn Levyn, class of 2023, was a junior at Elon University double majoring in Professional Writing and Rhetoric and Creative Writing. Camryn is also currently interning with the publication company Level Best Books and is in charge of reading unpublished manuscripts and writing reviews, while also reviewing author’s contracts. She is also a part of Elon’s women’s lacrosse team. Born and raised in Severna Park, Maryland, she grew up playing lacrosse, soccer, and basketball. In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing and watching old movies. In the future she hopes to obtain her masters degree while traveling abroad, and continue working in the publishing

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