The Appalachian

2021-2022 Staff

Aubrey Smith
Editor-in-Chief

Aubrey Smith

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

Gabrielle Troutman
Chief Copy Editor

Gabrielle Troutman

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

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. 

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
Reporter

Mia Mendez

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

Ethan Hunt
Reporter

Ethan Hunt

Ethan Hunt (he/him) is a senior journalism major and a history minor from Charlottesville, VA. Email: hunter@appstate.edu

Ansley Puckett
Reporter

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
Reporter

Xanayra Marin-Lopez

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

Emily Broyles
Reporter

Emily Broyles

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

Ella Adams
Opinion Editor

Ella Adams

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

Max Correa
Photojournalist

Max Correa

Max Correa (he/him) is a senior Biochemistry major from Black Mountain, NC.

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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.