This ragtag team of misfits makes up The Eckleburg Project editorial board.
Editor in Chief, Sasha Adams
Sasha Adams is a junior Biomedical Sciences major from Huntsville, Texas. She started out as a Poetry screener in Spring 2016, moved on to Prose Editor in Spring 2017, and recently became Editor-in-Chief . On a normal day, you will find Sasha procrastinating on homework by eating copious amounts of tacos or napping with her super cool pitbull, Nala. She will come out of her cave by being bribed with iced coffee, food, or doggos.
Managing Editor, Jason Arrington
Jason is a junior English and Philosophy double major from Plano, Texas. He joined The Eckleburg Project in Spring 2016 as a Prose Screener and moved on to become the Managing Editor in Fall 2017 . In his free time he enjoys chess, Miles Davis, and not doing the reading for class.
This picture is actually Jason-he's a sloth.
Treasurer, Marina Buttecali
Marina is a member of the Aggie Class of 2019 and is studying accounting to pursue a career as a CPA. She was born and raised in The Woodlands, Texas, but it has been a goal of hers to attend Texas A&M University since she was in the sixth grade. She became a staff member of The Eckleburg Project her freshmen year in order to be a part of a small group of people working together to produce a magazine that spreads the creativity of other students. In her spare time, Marina enjoys painting, reading, and spending time with her pets. She adores animals, especially her dog back home, Dixie. In the future, Marina would love to travel the world, especially to Australia, Germany, and Greece in hopes of developing her career internationally.
Publicist, Haley Walker
Haley Walker is a sophomore Communication major, sociology minor from Frisco, Texas. She joined The Eckleburg Project as the publicist in the Fall of 2017. Haley is currently a content creator for the Odyssey and is the author of the poetry and prose book, The Ubiquity of it All. She can be found playing the bassoon in the university’s concert band, chasing Jesus, coffee, concerts, and adventure. Haley aspires to be an editor or publisher of some sort upon graduating, visit every national park in her lifetime, and continuously act as a groupie for all of her favorite bands.
Prose Editor, Savanna Hoover
Savanna Hoover is a senior English major with a concentration in creative writing. She started writing for The Eckleburg Project as a blogger in Spring 2017. Savanna is currently writing for Spirit magazine and tutoring local elementary school students. In her free time, she enjoys reading political literature and cheering on the Texas A&M Hockey Team. Her favorite place is the Texas Hill Country, with a close second being the shark tunnel in the Dallas Aquarium. After graduation Savanna plans on starting a vineyard, traveling, and continuing her writing career.
Poetry Editor, Maggie Stephens
Maggie Stephens is a sophomore English major, Communications minor from San Antonio, Texas. Maggie joined The Eckleburg Project as a screener in Spring 2017 and became Poetry Editor the following fall. Currently, Maggie works as a research assistant in the Communications Department, and dreams of one day working as a copy editor in a real publishing house. She enjoys reading Stephen King, watching Downton Abbey, and drinking black coffee.
Head Designer, Kirbie Koonse
Kirbie Koonse is a junior English major, minoring in Graphic Design (but A&M calls it art). Raised in the heart of Austin, TX, she has a long-term love for tacos, dogs, and live music. Though she began her time with TEP as a blog writer, she found her way to Head Designer through a few internships and the right professors. Kirbie is currently an intern for the TAMU English Department, where she creates/designs/edits The English Aggie, among other things. She has previously interned at Ubuntu and Austin Fit Magazine. You can find her with her dog somewhere, probably.
Blog Manager, Jess Lucas
Jess Lucas is a junior History/English major from Keller, TX. Jess joined the Eckleburg Project in the spring of 2017 as a blogger. She became Blog Manager the next fall. She also works as a tutor for student athletes. When not stressing about classes, Jess snuggles with her Shih Tzu, Lilly, and watches her favorite movie, National Treasure. She also enjoys sarcasm, cardigans, and anything British. Jess aspires to be Wonder Woman when she grows up.
Academic Advisor, Florence Davies
Florence Sarah Davies is the Academic Advisor for The Eckleburg Project. She possesses MFA in Writing & Literature from Stony Brook University, specifically the Southampton campus located on the east end of Long Island, New York. Currently, she works at Texas A&M as an Administrator for the University Writing Center. Prior to that, she worked for the non-profit, Writers in the Schools Houston, as a visiting creative writing instructor. She has completed one secret and slightly terrible novel for young adults, and has another in progress—yay! She’s worked at more bookstores than you have and can definitely tell you where to find that copy of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Reading Lolita in Tehran. She currently lives in College Station, Texas with her three stealth blogs.