2021 editorial team
Rachel Hicks is a senior English major with a concentration in Writing Studies, minor in History, and a minor in Government & Political Affairs. After serving as the Web Design Specialist for the 2020 Issue, Rachel took the position of Editorial Team Liaison for this year’s MIMJ issue. In this role, Rachel makes sure the Journal’s publication process is as smooth and efficient as possible for authors, editors, and the editorial board. After graduation, Rachel plans to attend graduate school for Archival Studies and History. Someday, she would love to write long books that require years of research and myriad cups of tea.
Editorial team Liaison
marketing & outreach specialist
Haley Schott is a senior English and History major. Haley serves as the Outreach and Marketing Specialist for the MIMJ 2020 issue. Haley’s role serves to increase awareness of the Journal and encourage authors to publish in the Journal. She runs the Journal’s social media channels. During her junior year, she completed an internship conducting historical and burial research for a historic cemetery. After graduation, she hopes to do something that combines her love of English and history.
Macy Souders is a senior Applied Engineering Technology Management major with a concentration in Graphic Communications and a minor in Marketing. In tandem with the Made in Millersville Journal internship, they work as the Marketing Graphics intern for Turkey Hill Dairy, the Marketing intern for MU’s Dining and Conference Services, and Webmaster for WIXQ 91.7 FM. As the Web Design Specialist for the Journal, Macy works on refreshing content on the website, conducting usability testing, and ensuring a successful publication. After graduation, Macy plans to pursue a career within the graphics department of marketing, serving as a Design Specialist, or a position similar in qualifications.
web design specialist
Leah Freeman is an Honors College Junior working toward a BA in English with a concentration in Writing Studies. Her two minors are Linguistics and Psychology, as she aims to do a little bit of all she loves. Besides interning with the Made in Millersville Journal, she has been working for MU's University Research Newsletter as an editor. She also works for the MU Honors Report as its editor and student director. As the Project Manager for Authors for MiMJ, Leah works with the students who plan to publish in the Journal, motivating them and managing their progress throughout the publishing process. Leah wishes to continue educating herself in her favorite subjects.
project manager for authors
author Support specialist
Sarah Solomon is a junior Biology major working toward a BS in biology. Taking on the role of Author Support Specialist, Sarah aims to publish efficient blog posts for any audience or author for the Made in Millersville Journal. Alongside interning with MIMJ, she is in the works with a research project following the research, ‘Potential for the Bioaccumulation of Endocrine Disrupting Chemical’. She hopes to attend graduate school to work towards a PhD in microbiology in the future, and, through this internship, looks forward to continuing to hone in on her writing and editing skills while working with the Made in Millersville Journal team.
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