The people that make it all happen…
Editor in Chief: Laura Walsh
Laura Walsh is a Political Science major with a Legal Studies concentration. She intends to go on to law school after graduation, with the end goal of becoming a judge. Laura served as Chief-Justice of the Student Government Association, President of the Pi Sigma Alpha Honors Society for Political Science and Vice-President of Sigma Iota Rho Honors Society for International Relations. She is also the Vice-President of the Political Science Society and a member of the Law Society and Model United Nations. Laura is a non-traditional student with experience as an Insurance Coordinator and Office Manager. She has been married for 9 years and has three children ranging from 18 months to 8 years. Most of her time outside of classes is spent on soccer practices, singing along to Disney princess movies, and recreational extreme couponing. In her non-existent free time, she enjoys hiking, running, video games, reading, scrapbooking, recreational tree-climbing, and various DIY projects.
Managing Editor: Caitlin Sinclair
Caitlin Sinclair is a graduating senior earning her degree in Political Science with a specialization in International Relations. She has been accepted and plans to attend graduate school at Georgia State University. Caitlin will pursue her Ph.D in Political Science, focusing on Comparative Politics in Latin America. Caitlin has served in the Student Government Association at Georgia Gwinnett College as a Judge. Also, she has served both as Managing Editor and Copy Editor since the paper’s inception. Caitlin looks forward to the institutionalization of The Globe and its continued success at Georgia Gwinnett College.
Copy Editor: Alexa Elliott
Alexa Elliott is a senior, earning her degree in English with a concentration in Writing and Rhetoric. After completing an editing internship at the Gwinnett Daily Post, she was kept on as a freelance copy editor. She is excited to bring her experience in editing and page design to ensure the success of The Globe. Outside of school, Alexa keeps busy as a wife and mother to two wonderful children. Her academic interests include editing, linguistics, 20th Century literature, and New Historical criticism.
News Editor: Tyler Vining
Tyler Vining is a Political Science major with a concentration in International Relations. His interests include human rights, particularly LGBT and women’s rights. He has served as the President of the Pride Alliance from 2012 and serves in the capacities of Managing Editor for The Globe, President of College Democrats, and Vice President of Pi Sigma Alpha and Model United Nations. In his spare time, he enjoys studying various languages and cracking corny jokes.
Design Editor: Arrica Wynn
Arrica is a junior at Georgia Gwinnett College. She is also a freelance writer, professional blogger, and social media enthusiast.
Business Manager: Ana Bedon
Ana Bedon is a sophomore at Georgia Gwinnett College. Her major is International Business and she will be graduating in May of 2017. She is a Senator of the School of Business in the Student Government Association since 2014. She is also a member of OLAS (Organization of Latin American Students), one of the largest student organizations at Georgia Gwinnett College. She looks forward to continue working in the newspaper, and dedicating her time to the development and growth of The Globe.
Communications Manager: Rachel Patti
Rachel Patti is a senior at Georgia Gwinnett College majoring in Political Science. She is very involved in many programs at the school, such as the Student Government Association (SGA), the Political Science Club (POLIS), a sitting member on the Mandatory Student Fees Committee, and working as a student assistant in the Student Involvement Office and the Student Center. Outside of pursuing her degree, Rachel enjoys the live theater, being outdoors, and crafts.
Primary Advisor: Dr. Daniel Vollaro
Dr. Daniel Vollaro is an assistant professor of English at Georgia Gwinnett College. He holds a master’s degree in Jewish-Christian studies from Seton Hall University and has taught a wide variety of humanities courses, including composition, journalism, technical writing, American and world literature, religious studies, ethics and philosophy. His dissertation explored how anthologies of American literature construct historical origin stories about the United States, and he has published articles on Harriet Beecher Stowe’s meeting with Abraham Lincoln, Briton Hammon’s Narrative, the Transcendentalist publication The Dial, and Utopian Communities in Nineteenth Century America. Before he entered academia, Dr. Vollaro worked as a journalist, a freelance writer, and an editor in publishing. He is a member of the Thoreau Society and serves on the boards of the digital journal Notes on Teaching English and the literacy organization Read Aloud Chattanooga.
Co-Advisor: Elizabeth Ozment
Dr. Elizabeth Ozment is an assistant professor of music at Georgia Gwinnett College. She is a founder of the National Women’s Studies section on performance studies, the Southern Graduate Music Research Symposium, and the peer-reviewed publication SEM Student News. She is a former Frederick Douglass Teaching Fellow, and an instructor for the National Institute for American History and Democracy at the College of William & Mary. Her publications can be found in The Music Educators Journal, Civil War History, The Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association, The New Grove Dictionary of American Music and Musicians, and the forthcoming Musical Repatriation: Open Dialogues about Sonic Heritage from Oxford University Press.
Co-Advisor: David Sepulveda
Dr. David Sepulveda is an assistant professor of English at Georgia Gwinnett College. He was born in Vina del Mar, Chile, but spent most of his formative years in Central Florida. He earned a bachelor’s in American Literature from the University of Florida in 1998 and then spent several years working first as a book editor and then as a sports writer and editor. In 2003, Sepulveda returned to academics, earning a master’s in technical communication from the University of Central Florida in 2005 and a Ph.D. in rhetoric, composition and the teaching of English from the University of Arizona in 2012. He has published over a hundred reports and articles in the fields of technical communication and international soccer, and his academic research focuses on political rhetoric and critical race theory.