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Thank you to our current and former contributors at Overlooked in Appalachia!

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
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Caleb Key

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Caleb is a graduating senior this semester and a co-editor for Overlooked in Appalachia. He is studying journalism and minors in sports management. He enjoys spending time with friends and family and is a man of God who loves his hometown of Ashe County, North Carolina. 

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Elizabeth Swanson

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Elizabeth is a graduating senior this semester and co-editor of Overlooked in Appalachia. She is studying journalism and minors in Spanish. Hiking and writing are just a few of her passions and she loves living in the mountains of Appalachia where she is from. 

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Anna Adelfang

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Anna is a junior majoring in media & communications with a minor in English. She is one of the social media coordinators for Overlooked this semester! Some of her hobbies include spending time outdoors, pottery, and watching local music.  

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Kaitlyn Thomas

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Kaitlyn is a Junior majoring in Media & Communications. She is from Harrogate, Tennessee and a fun fact about her is that she also writes for the East Tennessean, and she loves cats! 

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Bailey Wynn

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Bailey is a multimedia producer for Overlooked in Appalachia. She is currently a junior at ETSU majoring in media and communications with minors in Appalachian studies and digital media. Bailey looks forward to working with the Overlooked in Appalachia team and learning more about the region! 

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Jacob Orr

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Jacob is an aspiring Sports Photographer based out of Bristol, TN. He is a senior at ETSU majoring in Media/ Communications with a minor in Digital Marketing. Living in the smokey mountain area of East Tennessee he uses his diligence and passion to encapsulate the area around him. Jacob will be the Graphic and Design Editor for Overlooked in Appalachia! 

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Alexandra Daub

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 Alexandra is currently studying Communications and will be graduating in May. Writing has always been a passion for her, especially when it’s about something as important as her community. 

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Abby Herndon

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 Abby is a senior at East Tennessee State University majoring in Media and Communications and concentrating in Journalism. She has a passion for writing that she aspires to one day share with the rest of the world. She is excited to be writing for Overlooked because of all the hidden gems of Appalachia that deserve to be uncovered. 

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Isaiah Quaintance

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Isaiah is a Senior at East Tennessee State University. He grew up in Northeast Tennessee. He is an avid sports fan, also an animal lover. He has one jack Russel Terrier, two orange tabby cats, and several different fish.

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Olivia Perry

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 Olivia is a senior at ETSU. She is studying Media and Communications with a focus in journalism, and  minoring in RTVF and Art. She loves photography and writing, and she cannot wait to help produce content for the Overlooked Magazine

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Jaymee Woodmore

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Jaymee is a senior at ETSU and is majoring in media and communications with a minor in digital marketing. She is a multimedia producer for Overlooked this Fall and is excited to work with everyone. Her favorite things are sushi, reading, game of thrones and concerts

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Remi Chartier

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Remi is a redshirt Junior on the ETSU Men’s Golf team. He is studying journalism and minoring in Finance.  

He aims to be a competitive professional golfer after he graduates from ETSU. He absolutely loves golf, and has a passion for music as well. 

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Olivia Preshong

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Olivia Preshong is a senior from Johnson City, Tennessee. She is graduating in December with a bachelor’s in media and communication with a technical writing minor. Olivia hopes to use her degree to work remotely as a writer and editor while traveling and pursuing her goal of Christian ministry with her husband. 

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Janin Hernandez

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Janin is a  senior who is  majoring in Advertising and minoring in Digital Marketing from Morristown, TN. She enjoys the outdoors, especially hiking, and in her spare time, a good book in her hand is all she needs. After graduation, she plans to move to Nashville, focus on her career, and meet new people along the way. She is excited about this semester in Overlooked and hopes to learn new things.   

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Abbey Bentley

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Abbey is a senior majoring in Media and Communication w/ Journalism concentration.  Her hobbies include listening and singing to music, watching Disney and Marvel movies, and reading fantasy and science fiction novels.  

Former Contributors

Spring 2022

Elizabeth Swanson

Karaline Baley

Sterling Stone

Maris Rennolds

Will Holcombe

Olivia Preshong

Seth Dunham

Katie Jenkins

Caleb Key

Neyland Kilpatrick

Chandler Bradley

Mia Bertani

Elizabeth "Lily" Edwards

Janin Hernandez

Spring 2021

Casey Keeley

Atlantis Warren

Kayla Hackney

Kate Trabalka

Allison Winters

Hannah Brooks

Alisha Lakhani

Spring 2020

Hannah Wallace

Laura Chrisman

Paige Hill

Kirsty McCaughtry

Michaela Platt

Fall 2020

Casey Keeley

Kayla Hackney

Kate Trabalka

Allison Winters

Fall 2019

Alex Daugherty

Keriann Lane

Victoria Marion

Rachael Swidan

Morgan Holland

Sarah Judkins

Jamey Vicars

Laura Chrisman

Jeremiah Pearson

Cole Sams

Matt Peace

Carly Tribble

Andrew Diggs

Elizabeth "Lily" Edwards

Jonathan Walker

Jonathan Roberts

Paige Hill

Sydney Wright

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