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Overlooked in Appalachia Non-Student Administration
Dr. Mimi Perreault
Publisher and Advisor
Dr. Mimi Perreault is the publisher and advisor to Overlooked in Appalachia. Dr. Perreault is an assistant professor in the Department of Media Communication at East Tennessee State University and teaches the journalism capstone, magazine class, and crisis communication. Dr. Perrault's contact information can be found in the "Contact Us" tab.
Overlooked in Appalachia Student Team Members
Meet The Team
Abby is a senior majoring in Media and Communications and concentrating in Journalism, as well as a co-editor for Overlooked in Appalachia. After graduation, she will combine her passion for writing and social justice by pursuing a career in advocacy journalism. She enjoys writing poetry, playing guitar, and practicing yoga in her free time. She is excited to be writing for Overlooked because of all the hidden gems of Appalachia that deserve to be uncovered.
Marisa is a junior this semester and a co-editor for Overlooked in Appalachia. She is studying Media and Communications with a minor in Journalism. She is from Knoxville, Tenn., and her biggest passions are writing, films and discovering new music. Marisa looks forward to working with Overlooked as she discovers the beauty of the region that is Appalachia.
Nikki is a junior majoring in Media and Communications and minoring in Digital Marketing. This semester, she is working as a lab student for Overlooked in Appalachia and she could not be more excited. Her entire life, she has been surrounded by the Appalachian Mountains and is excited to be a part of this organization. Outside of being a college student, she owns a business where she is a full-time photographer. She mainly photographs couples, engagements and weddings so she is excited to branch out into the world of nature photography as the semester picks up.
Jordan is a senior and will be graduating in December. She is majoring in Media and Communications and minoring in Appalachian Studies. Jordan is excited to be working with Overlooked’s social media team this semester. Her favorite things include her cats, movies, music, reading and living in the Great Smoky Mountains.
Jacob is an aspiring sports photographer based out of Bristol, Tenn. He is a senior majoring in Media/ Communications with a minor in Digital Marketing. Living in the Great Smoky Mountains, he uses his diligence and passion to encapsulate the area around him. Jacob is a lab student working with the graphic and design team for Overlooked in Appalachia.
Abigail is a junior majoring in Media and Communications. She has grown up enjoying the beauty of the East Tennessee mountains, which formed her love for nature, camping and all types of animals. The Appalachian Region also inspires her passion for writing stories and poetry; she looks forward to sharing this interest in her articles for the magazine.
Mahayla is a sophomore studying Media and Communications with a concentration in Journalism. She is also minoring in Political Science. She is a magazine layout editor, copy editor and writer for this edition. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors, writing and watching scary movies. She is also a writer for the East Tennessean and enjoys research and writing. In the future, she hopes to work as a reporter for a major newspaper or magazine. Mahayla is very excited to be contributing to Overlooked in Appalachia this year and looking forward to learning more about the region.
Kayliee is a senior studying Public Relations and Journalism who is graduating in the summer. She is from Bean Station, Tenn., which is hidden at the bottom of Clinch Mountain. The mountains and forests of Appalachia have always made for gorgeous hiking spots and have never left her without writing material. Kayliee is excited to contribute to the graphics and design as well as the layout team this semester.
Madison is a sophomore pursuing a degree in Media and Communications with a double minor in Journalism and Digital marketing. She is from Knoxville, Tenn., and she is interested in social media and content creation. She is excited to see what this semester with Overlooked will bring.
Hannah is a senior studying Media and Communications with a minor in Digital Marketing. She will be working alongside the social media team this semester. She loves to travel throughout the great outdoors hiking alongside her dog, Maui, and her partner, Brent. After graduation, she plans to move to Boulder, Colo. to focus on her career and to be closer to the great national parks out-west.
Elizabeth "Lily" Edwards
Elizabeth "Lily" Edwards