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  • Katherine Martin, Co-Editor in Chief

    Katherine Martin is a senior at Columbia College Chicago studying Fiction writing and photography. Originally from small- town Michigan, Katherine prefers to spend any free time she can outside and has an intense affinity for all things furry or scaly--much of her work takes inspiration from her own life. Her writing is often young adult, focusing largely relationships within families and between human and nature. After school, Katherine hopes to pursue both writing and photography professionally, though she’s not quite sure where.
  • Danielle Uppleger, Co-Editor in Chief

    Danielle Uppleger is a senior at Columbia College Chicago. She is studying Fiction Writing, but when she gets a free moment from school and work, she likes to binge-watch Grey’s Anatomy, New Girl, and Letterkenny.
  • Delise Vann, Managing Editor

    Delise Vann is an MFA student is the Creative Writing Fiction program at Columbia College Chicago. He writes in Japanese and English and started an online Japanese art magazine. Website: erotesque.com
  • Alexis Bowe, Fiction Editor

    Alexis Bowe is a senior at Columbia College Chicago double majoring in graphic design and creative writing. She enjoys attending music festivals in different parts of the country, late night Netflix binges, and clever memes.
  • Jessica Powers, Fiction Editor

    Jessica Powers is a senior and hopes to go to grad school someday, even though she is sick of homework. She eats too much sushi and writes a lot of poems in her free time.
  • Aja Todd, Nonfiction Editor

    Aja Todd is currently studying for her BA in Fiction. Her major interests are toward genre writing, specifically fantasy. She hopes to one day bring more diversity to the genre, giving minorities a chance to shine.
  • Kala Wahl, Nonfiction Editor

    Kala Wahl is currently a senior at Columbia College Chicago, majoring in Fiction Writing. She had to write the bio in a short period of time and she isn’t very happy about that, so she’s going to put on several coats of lip gloss to calm down. Lip gloss is calming.
  • Jerakah Greene, Reviews Editor

    Jerakah Greene is a junior at Columbia College Chicago. They are studying Fiction Writing, Literature, and Sexuality Studies. When they are not holed up in the library, they can be found at home in Oklahoma, baking pies and hiding from tornadoes.
  • Carlos Reyes, Interviews Editor

    Carlos is a recent VONA alum and a graduate student in the Creative Writing Poetry MFA program at Columbia College Chicago. He holds a BA in English with a Minor in Creative Writing, from Northwestern Illinois University. His favorite pastimes involve traveling and trying new foods.
  • Janae Iloreta, Social Media Editor

    Janae Iloreta is a senior creative writing fiction major at Columbia College Chicago. She enjoys reading and writing fiction and creative nonfiction, making music, and testing out new recipes in the kitchen.
  • Jay C. Mims, Social Media Editor

    Jay C. Mims is a writer from Denton, TX, pursing an MFA in Creative Writing with a specialization in fiction. He is a literature writer at Into the Void Magazine and his first novel, Skin Eater, is available on Amazon. The short fiction that he is proud of can be found at Empty Shelves.
  • Lily Reeves, Special Features Editor

    Lily Reeves is an escaped comic book character. She came to the third dimension to get an interdisciplinary degree at Columbia College Chicago and become the special features editor for Hair Trigger 2.0. She’s just happy to be here. Website: www.lilyiscomics.com
  • Alexis Bowe, Graphic Designer

    Alexis Bowe is a senior at Columbia College Chicago double majoring in graphic design and creative writing. She enjoys attending music festivals in different parts of the country, late night Netflix binges, and clever memes.