Kayla Hackney is a southwest Virginia native and a senior at ETSU with a major in journalism and a minor in creative writing. She currently serves as an editor for ETSU’s campus newspaper, the East Tennessean. In her spare time she enjoys writing poetry and binge-watching Star Trek.
Feature Editor/Interactive storytelling
Summer issue "Media and Arts in the Mountains" lead, Copy Co-Editor
Kate Trabalka is the feature/interactive storytelling editor for Overlooked in Appalachia this semester, as well as the co-editor for the magazine’s "Media and Arts in the Mountains" summer issue. She is from Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and loves dance, writing, photography.
Magazine and Layout Editor
Hannah is a senior majoring in Media and Communications with a focus in journalism, minoring in Japanese. She plans to travel after graduating.
Lead Copy Editor
Casey Keeley is a Senior in Media and Communications at East Tennessee State University with a concentration in journalism with a double minor in RTVF and Marketing. She currently works as an Editorial Columnist for the East Tennessean, ETSU’S student run newspaper, and an Event Photographer for VIPSeen magazine.
Graphic/Design and Interactive Engagement Editor
Atlantis Warren enjoys being creative in various ways that brings her ideas to life. Atlantis was born and raised in Memphis, TN. She is a senior who is double majoring in Kinesiology and Media and Communication with a concentration of Journalism and is set to graduate May 2021.
Karaline Bailey is a junior at ETSU, majoring in Media Communications with a concentration in advertising and public relations, and double minoring in journalism and creative writing. She loves reading, music, and being outdoors in the lovely mountains we call home. After graduation, she plans to work in the public relations field in the music industry.
Visual/Photo Editor and Senior Reporter
Sarah is a senior reporter for Overlooked in Appalachia this spring. She is a journalism major from Belfast in Northern Ireland, and also on the women's soccer team here at ETSU. Aside from writing and sport, she enjoys countryside walks with her dog, and is a lover of coffee and music.
Multimedia Editor and Senior Reporter
Benjamin Gilliam is a Tennessee native, outdoors enthusiast, and media all-rounder. A senior at ETSU, Ben spends most of his time reading, drinking tea, petting his cats, or some combination of the three.
Social Media Editor
Allison Winters loves photography and writing poetry. Originally from Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, she is now a senior studying media and communications with a focus in journalism. She hopes to be able to further her journalism career by writing for a print newspaper after graduation.
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.
Head of Communication, Blue + Gold
Alisha Lakhani is the social media and marketing intern for ETSU Climate Stories. She was born and raised in Oak Ridge, Tennessee and is now a senior at ETSU majoring in media and communications with a concentration in AD and PR and minoring in psychology.
Derrick J. Vaz
Graduate Assistant for Blue + Gold = Green
Derrick J. Vaz is a second-semester graduate student in the Brand and Media Strategy program. Derrick is a Content Developer and Media Outreach Lead for the Department of Media and Communications, as well as a professional musician. Derrick is from Boone, NC, and received his undergraduate degrees in Public Relations and Music Performance from the University of South Carolina.
Lab Student, Contributor
Lucy Groscost is a lover of painting, poetry, and the great outdoors. Originally from Oak Ridge, Tennessee, she is now a junior studying both Radio-TV-Film and Biology at ETSU. After graduating, Lucy intends on starting up her own nature-based magazine, where she can integrate all her passions into one.