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

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

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.

Efrain Arias-Medina Jr.
Graphics Editor

Efrain Arias-Medina Jr.

My name is Efrain I'm a junior commercial photography major and a minor in studio art. I am a certified graphic designer and this is my third 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. Email: powellme@appstate.edu

Mia Mendez
Multimedia Editor

Mia Mendez

Reporter

Rachel Leahy

Rachel Leahy is a sophomore news reporter, journalism major and photography minor. She is from Greensboro, North Carolina and this is her first year writing for the Appalachian.

Ella Adams
Opinion Editor

Ella Adams

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