The Appalachian

2021-2022 Staff

Emily Broyles
Editor-in-Chief

Emily Broyles

Emily Broyles (she/her) is a senior journalism major, Spanish minor, from Camden, NC. This is her fourth year with The Appalachian.

Jessica Kimes
Business Manager

Jessica Kimes

Jessica is a senior Advertising Major, Spanish and Business Minor from Concord, North Carolina.

Makenzie Hamrick
Assistant Business Manager

Makenzie Hamrick

Makenzie is a junior Management major, double minoring in Dance and Digital Marketing.

Ansley Puckett
Managing Editor

Ansley Puckett

Ansley Puckett is a senior journalism major with a minor in English. She is from Columbia, S.C. (she/her)

Xanayra Marin-Lopez
Visual Managing Editor

Xanayra Marin-Lopez

Xanayra Marin-Lopez (she/they) is a senior journalism major and media studies minor from Clinton, NC.  

Gabrielle Troutman
Chief Copy Editor

Gabrielle Troutman

Gabrielle Troutman (she/her) is a junior English, creative writing major with a communication minor. She is from Mount Airy, N.C.  

Jake Markland
News Editor

Jake Markland

Jake Markland (he/him) is a senior journalism major with a political science minor from Atlanta, Georgia. Follow him on Twitter @jake_markland.

Aubrey Smith
A&C Editor

Aubrey Smith

Aubrey (she/her) is a sophomore from Cary, N.C., majoring in public relations and journalism.  

Dan Davidson
Sports Editor

Dan Davidson

Dan Davidson (he/him) is a junior journalism major, recreation management minor, from Mooresville, NC. This is his third year with The Appalachian. 

Kara Haselton
Photo Editor

Kara Haselton

Kara Haselton (she/her) is a senior Interdisciplinary Studies (self-design, photojournalism and social justice) major from Raleigh, NC.

Graphics Editor

Efrain Arias-Medina Jr.

My name is Efrain I'm a senior commercial photography major and a minor in studio art. I am a certified graphic designer and this is my fourth year as the Graphics Editor for the paper.  

Meg Powell
Director of Marketing and Public Relations

Meg Powell

Meg (she/her) is a senior advertising major from Mars Hill, N.C.

Mia Mendez
Multimedia Editor

Mia Mendez

Mia Mendez (she/her) is a senior electronic media broadcasting major from Asheville, North Carolina.

Ella Adams
Opinion Editor

Ella Adams

Ella Adams (she/her) is a sophomore anthropology major from Waxhaw, North Carolina.