volume twelve editorial staff
Tate Burkholder is a sophomore Biotechnology major. He studies the pathogenesis of Bordetella avium and the symbiotic relationship of Bradyrhizobium japonicum and soybean plants in a biotechnology research lab here at JMU. Reviewing biology-related journal articles in weekly lab meetings influenced Tate to join the e-Vision editorial board. Tate also plays guitar and soccer for fun, and participates in the JMU snowboarding club Boarderline. After graduation, he plans to attend graduate school for a Ph. D. in Cell and Molecular Biology.
Casey Coughlin is a junior WRTC major with a Human Resources Development minor. This is her second semester as an e-Vision editor. Casey is a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha where she helps raise money for the Special Olympics and Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Over the summer she had an internship with Conde Nast Publications, Inc. in the textbook department, Fairchild Books. During the spring 2012 semester, she will be studying abroad in London. After graduation Casey hopes to work as an editor for an entertainment magazine or a publishing company. Casey enjoys watching her favorite TV show, Grey's Anatomy, and reading novels in her free time.
Erica Holsclaw is a junior Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication major with a minor in Art. She is a member of the co-ed National Honors Fraternity, Phi Sigma Pi. Erica is also a peer tutor at the University Writing Center. After graduation, Erica hopes to work as an editor for a magazine or book publishing company. In her spare time, Erica enjoys reading, baking delicious treats, and spending time with friends and family.
Meghan Lavin is a sophomore WRTC major with advising track in pre-law. She is a member of Phi Alpha Delta, a professional pre-law co-ed fraternity. Meghan is the marketing director for a non-profit organization called Emmaus, based in Sierra Leone. She lived in Ireland for thirteen years and hopes to continue to travel the world after she graduates, pursuing her dreams in writing and practicing law. In her spare time, Meghan enjoys writing poetry and cooking.
Genevieve LeFranc is a senior pursuing her undergraduate degree in Writing, Rhetoric & Technical Communication with a double minor in Creative Writing and British Communication & Media, which she earned during a recent semester abroad in London. In addition working as a peer tutor at JMU's University Writing Center, Genevieve writes a monthly beauty column for Old Town Crier, a lifestyles magazine published in Alexandria, Va. After graduation, she plans to pursue a career reporting on and writing about the fashion industry. In her free time, Genevieve enjoys traveling, the beach, spending time with her sisters and family, and the outdoors.
Paul Loman is a senior WRTC major and Music minor. This is his third year as an editor for e-Vision. Paul works as a peer tutor at the University Writing Center. In his free time, Paul accompanies vocalists and instrumentalists in the School of Music, takes long walks, and watches 30 Rock.
Alicia Pettis is a sophomore Sociology major with a minor in Human Resource Development. She serves as the Secretary for the Sophomore Class Council where she loves to program events for the Class of 2014. Also, she enjoys creating a safer JMU community through her participation in SafeRides. Recently she studied abroad in Florence, Italy, with the Honors Program and looks forward to another exciting summer. As a new member to the editorial board, she is most enthusiastic about reading JMU students' essays.
Chris Petty is a junior WRTC major with a concentration in Technical and Scientific Communication. He is also minoring in sport communication. This is his second year as an editor for e-Vision. Chris is a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon where he serves as the Public Relations chair. He is also a member the National Society of Leadership and Success. In his spare time he likes to watch sports, read, and help out at his family's vineyard.
Sarah Piper is a sophomore Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication major with a concentration in Writing and Rhetoric and a minor in Cultural Communications. This is her first year on the e-Vision editorial board. Sarah is involved in Campus Crusade for Christ and the Association for Women in Communication; she is also a member of the JMU Honors Program and plays flute in the Concert Band. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends, listening to music, and watching football.
Ryan Waldron is a junior Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication major with a concentration in Technical and Scientific Communication. He is also minoring in Environmental Science. Ryan has been a guest contributor to the JMU Breeze Opinion Pages since his first article as a sophomore. After graduation, Ryan plans to follow his passion for surfing and to find work in the emerging sustainability industry for ocean preservation. This is his first semester as an e-Vision editor.
Jennifer Walker is a senior WRTC major and a Human Resources Development minor. This is her first year as an e-Vision editor. Jennifer is involved in the JMU chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success. After graduation in May she hopes to move to Washington D.C. to find a job in advertising or publishing. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.
Abby Ware is a Junior Political Science major with a minor in Philosophy. This is her second year as the SGA Student Body Executive Treasurer, and she is also a member of the Triathlon Club and SafeRides. Abby loves to travel and has spent her past two summers studying abroad in Greece and interning for the British Parliament in London. After college, she hopes to attend law school or to pursue a master's degree in European Policy Studies abroad in Italy. In her spare time, Abby likes to read, hike, exercise and relax with family and friends.