Rebekah Hallman smiling in front of trees

Rebekah Hallman

Major: English and Creative Writing / Minor in GWSS
Track: Publishing
Hometown: Atlantic, Iowa

Editing Experience: My experience as a Resident Assistant has given me skills in editing resumes, emails, and other noncreative writing in the workplace. Last summer I was Editor-in-Chief for Quarantine Magazine, a literary magazine based in Iowa City. I've also gained experience editing for New Moon, Metal, and Ink Lit Magazine. 

Involvement: I am a member of University Democrats and was previously a Poetry Editor for New Moon Magazine. 

Fun Facts: I love painting in my free time! I'm most comfortable working with acrylics but over the summer I've branched out to watercolor. 

Abby Laures

Abby Laures

Major: Biomedical Engineering
Track: Bioinformatics
Hometown: Cedar Falls, IA
Graduating Class: 2022

Engineering Experience: Information Services Intern with the VGM Group, BME Virtual Intern with Case Western

Involvement: Get Out the Vote! Campaign

Fun Facts: Over the years I've been slowly acquiring more houseplants, but since quarantine, my collection grew drastically.

Danielle Montgomery

Danielle Montgomery

Major: English and Creative Writing. Minor in Psychology

Track: Publishing

Hometown: Glendale, Wisconsin

Editing Experience: My experience as a Fiction editor for B.A;R.S (Black Art; Real Stories) has allowed me to develop skills such as editing, grammar, and proper sentence structure that would be helpful when peer-editing scholarship letters, resumes. thank-you letters, and persuasive papers that classes in the English department have helped me to establish.

Involvement: I am the fiction editor for B.A;R.S and have attended many campus events for Earthwords and Fools Magazine in the past.

Fun Fact: I love to cook and bake! I'll try any new recipe I find on Pinterest especially if it involves sweets because I have a MAJOR sweet tooth.

Rachel Tabor

Rachel Tabor

Major: English and Creative Writing major on the publishing track

Hometown: Copperas Cove, Texas

Editing Experience: I was a co-editor for the “Voices and Visions” literary magazine, and got a perfect score presenting the technical brief of a play in the Texas Thespian Festival, placing Nationals.

Involvement: I’m a member of the Office of Sustainability program as well as the Housing and Dining office.

Fun Facts: I’m writing a book I hope to publish next year—it’s been in the making for several years now and I’m excited to get it out!