Anterior Cruciate Ligaments
By Alexis Jenkins
Alexis Jenkins definitely is very active from the start. Sports have always been her passion; growing up, you could always catch her outside at the softball field playing with her high school, tournament team, or family. This all was until she had an almost career-ending injury occur not just once but twice. Luckily, she could continue to play two years of college softball, but she always wondered why tearing your ACL, also known as your Anterior Cruciate Ligament, was such a big deal. Now years later, she is a Senior here at Millersville studying Sports Journalism. After graduation, she plans to work her way into the ESPN world to eventually become an ESPN Broadcast Journalist.
marketing & outreach specialist
Sarah Solomon is a senior Biology major, with a concentration in Cellular and Molecular Biology. With previous background work in the 2021 issue of the Made in Millersville Journal and the 2022 issue of the Engage for Change Journal, she is excited to continue her work with the 2022 issue as the Marketing and Outreach Specialist. Sarah hopes to continue exercising her passion of Cellular and Molecular Biology and work towards earning a PhD after graduation. As the Marketing and Outreach Specialist, Sarah works to create content that helps inform authors and those within the Millersville community of topics involving the publication, writing, and editing process.
web design specialist
Hannah Carricato is a junior Digital Journalism Major. She had previously interned at the Engage for Change Journal as the Web Design Specialist to assist in publishing their inaugural issue. Hannah believes the experience prepared her for the jump into the same role at the Made in Millersville Journal. Being an avid sports fan, she hopes to find her way into the Sports Journalism field after college. As the Web Design Specialist for the Made in Millersville Journal, Hannah works on updating content and refreshing the website, conducting usability testing, and ensuring a successful publication.
project manager for authors
Alison Koch is a junior Biology Major, with a Creative Writing and Publishing Minor. Previously, she has worked on the first issue of the Engage for Change Journal as the Project Manager for Authors. From the Engage for Change Journal experience, she is ready to help authors through the Made in Millersville publication process. With a dream of publishing a book series, Alison believes that her experience on the journal team will prepare her for this goal. As the Project Manager for Authors for the Made in Millersville Journal, Alison informs authors about the next step in the publication process and supports them when help is needed.
Kerrie R. H. Farkas is a professor of writing in the English Department at Millersville University. Her research focuses on civic discourse and community engagement and preparing students for informed and engaged public discourse. She is the founder and co-director of the Made in Millersville Journal, a conference proceedings journal based on student research and creativity presented at the annual Made in Millersville Conference, and she co-directs the undergraduate student internship program that produces the Journal.
founder & co-director
Tatiana Pashkova-Balkenhol serves as Undergraduate Research and Instruction Librarian at Millersville University. She collaborates with faculty in a variety of disciplines to engage undergraduate students in meaningful and sustainable research and creative projects. In collaboration with Kerrie, she is the founder and co-director of the Made in Millersville Journal, a conference proceedings journal based on student research and creativity presented at the annual Made in Millersville Conference, and she co-directs the undergraduate student internship program that produces the Journal.
founder & co-director