MEET OUR EDITORS

ZOË BROWN

Copyeditor,
Creative Nonfiction Editor

Zoë Brown is a senior at UW-Milwaukee, where she is majoring in English Literature & Cultural Theory. When she’s not in school, you can find her making oat milk lattes at Stone Creek Coffee or reading queer literature. You can also find her on her YouTube channel reviewing, ranking, and raving about books of all kinds.

Cody Burt

Managing Editor

Cody Burt is a junior at UW-Milwaukee majoring in English with an open focus. In his free time, Cody spends countless hours arguing the merits of alternative economic systems and subsequently despairing at the languid pace of change. When not wallowing in melancholy, he can be found sipping on a cardboard held drink (carefully crafted to disguise the bitter tang of coffee) and devising masterful turns of phrase that will never escape the confines of lost memory.

Vivian Coenen

Fiction Editor, Publicist

Vivian Coenen is a sophomore at UW-Milwaukee majoring in English with an open focus. If she is not watching a movie with her friends, experimenting with a new cooking project, or working, she is probably out for a long, long walk. A lover of classic diners, she is on the hunt for the best waffle in Milwaukee.

Emily Dalske

Poetry Editor, Publicist

Emily Dalske is a senior at UW-Milwaukee majoring in English Literature & Cultural Theory. She is passionate about Stephen King, puns, and breakfast for dinner. When Emily isn't working as a librarian, she loves to spend time at home with her Hemmingway cat, Ghost.

Simeon De Valk

Fiction Editor, Web Editor

Simeon is a perpetually tired senior majoring in Creative Writing at UW-Milwaukee. He is very used to correcting people on the pronunciation of his name, and his plans after graduating include winging it and adopting a cat. Outside of class, he enjoys reading, writing, wasting time on the internet, and playing video games. He does not enjoy writing about himself, but he'll do it if he has to.

Tayler Drew

Art Editor, Graphic Design

Tayler Drew is a Graphic Designer and Art Editor on Furrow’s team. She is in her graduating semester at UW-Milwaukee where her concentration is Design. She is interested in designing spaces that embody human-centered principles for the hospitality industry. Her current philosophy: a truly enjoyable moment should not be work. She loves pork tacos, a good laugh, and midnight air.

Olivia Faleta

Fundraiser, Publicist

Olivia is her name (or “eclectic” she would claim), and she's a senior at UW-Milwaukee. She’s an Ad/PR major but prefers the title “creator” since her passions spread wide as the sea. Today she’s a writer, but each tomorrow invites her to be all that she wishes to be. And if you think she sounds cool, you should hire her after school; by this winter she’ll have a degree...

Emily Fedewa

Editor-in-Chief

Emily Fedewa is an Editor-in-Chief of Furrow and a third-year Creative Writing major. When she's not in class or working as a writing intern at an insurance company, you can find her exploring Milwaukee coffee shops, reading anything she can get her hands on, and pointing out every dog she sees on the sidewalk. She is awful at parallel parking but can at least say she always tries her best.

Leah Fischer-Toerpe

Poetry Editor, Web Editor

Leah Fischer-Toerpe is a Poetry and Web Editor for Furrow. The UW-Milwaukee senior's previous experience includes Features Editor for the MATC Times and publication in Gumbo Magazine, the Washington Island Observer, and the West Allis Public Library Staff Blog. In addition to writing, Leah enjoys hiking, biking, and folk music. Their future plans include graduate school and trying to save the world with solarpunk novels.

Evelyn Hinton

Fiction Editor, Copyeditor

Evelyn Hinton is a flagrant transsexual with a penchant for devilry and general chicanery. She's also majoring in English and Anthropology at UW-Milwaukee. Her interests include exploring the irreal, pigeons, and disappointing her parents. She will never learn how to keep her glasses from fogging up.

Madeline Hornok

Art Editor, Layout Designer

Madeline Hornok is a digital creative living in Milwaukee who joined Furrow this year as an Art Editor and Layout Designer. She graduates this December with a Bachelors in Design and Visual Communications and has goals to continue her career in Package Design although she appreciates all kinds of art, digital or traditional. In her free time, Madeline is walking her cat, Pikachu, or traveling to attend different music festivals across the country and hopefully, one day, internationally.

Tasneem Jassar

Poetry Editor, Publicist

Tasneem Jassar is currently a junior at UW-Milwaukee majoring in Creative Writing. In her spare time, you can find her reading, writing, spending time with her cats, obsessively re-watching her favorite shows, and listening to the tunes of Taylor Swift. She loves sunrises and hopes to travel the world to experience as many sunrises and opportunities as she can!

 

Tabitha Kerr

Fiction Editor, Copyeditor

Tabitha Kerr is one of Furrow’s Fiction Editors and Copyeditors. A senior at UW-Milwaukee majoring in Creative Writing and minoring in Linguistics, she can be often found working on coursework or experimenting with various hobbies. She dabbles in painting and illustration but primarily focuses her time on creative writing and storytelling.

Tanya Khazin

Graphic Designer, Publicist

Tanya Khazin is a senior at UW-Milwaukee majoring in Design Studies. She is also an officer and graphic designer for KOMET, a student-led dance team on campus. When she is not in class, she enjoys dancing, making oddly specific playlists, and trying as many coffee syrup flavors as possible. You can find Tanya’s work on her portfolio website.

Wyatt Koelsch

Poetry Editor, Event Planner

Wyatt Koelsch is a junior at UW-Milwaukee majoring in Creative Writing with what he thinks might be a minor in Journalism, but don't quote him on that. When not in class, you can find Wyatt exploring (getting lost in) Milwaukee, despite living there his entire life, playing bass guitar with his indie-rock band, and unsuccessfully trying to garden.

Haley Krueger

Fiction Editor, Layout Editor

Haley Krueger is a third-year Journalism student who's prone to prolonged giggle fits and stubbing her toes. Despite constantly losing to the formidable General Blank Page, she somehow managed to publish several pieces on Media Milwaukee. Haley second-guesses most human interactions and is most comfortable bundled in Costco blankets and watching nature documentaries and sci-fi shows, where no one can see her shame. Friends describe her as a "mom-like figure who always has snacks". Haley loves listening to Cold War Kids and has cried to Phil Collins on more than one occasion.

Grace Lubinski

Art Editor, Layout Editor

Grace Lubinski is one of Furrow's Art Editors and Layout Editors. She is currently a junior pursuing a Design and Visual Communication degree with a minor in Journalism, Advertising, and Media Studies, and is eager to explore the different areas of work these fields may bring her. When not critiquing designs, brands, or ads, you can find her doodling, daydreaming, cuddling with her cat, or spending time with friends and family.
Check out her Portfolio here.

Mandy McAllister

Nonfiction Editor, Event Planner

Mandy McAllister is a junior at UW-Milwaukee majoring in English & Creative Writing. She enjoys reading and writing, but her favorite activity is re-watching films she’s already seen. On the weekends, you can find her googling whether or not she’s mentally stable. She currently lives in a haunted hotel and named her new kitty, Astor, after it.

Nicholas Oscar

Creative Nonfiction Editor,
Researcher

Nicholas Oscar is a senior at UW-Milwaukee and he is pursuing an English Major with a focus on Creative Writing. His hobbies include Youtube, writing fiction, playing video games, practicing martial arts, and watching movies and TV shows on various apps. Since high school, writing has been a passion and primary hobby for Nicholas; for the last seven years, he has been writing original fantasy books and fan-fiction. His intent is one day to be a successful, published fiction author.

Neve Schauer

Fiction Editor, Copyeditor

Neve Schauer is a senior at UW-Milwaukee pursuing a Creative Writing degree. In her spare time she enjoys gaming, drawing, and writing, the last one being a lifelong effort to explore worlds of her own making and fulfill her dreams of battling dragons. Shockingly, she is an English student who can't have caffeine, but that doesn't stop her from staying up past bedtime to finish her latest fiction project. When she remembers, she posts creative fiction on her blog.

Haneul Seo

Graphic Designer, Web Editor

Haneul is pursuing his passion for graphic design. He is currently studying Design and Visual Communication at UW-Milwaukee. Most of his free time, he dives into creative activities like composing songs, drawing, and creating posters. With his multicultural background, sharing his experiences is one of the big themes in his artwork. Challenging himself to new experiences, he would extend his limitation and see what else he can achieve.

Shepherd Silver

Poetry Editor, Copyeditor

Shepherd Silver is an avid reader, writer, and editor. They are majoring in English and should be graduated by the time you’re reading this unless something has gone horribly wrong. They wrote for the UWM Post from 2019 to 2020 but didn’t produce anything worth reading. They enjoy Albatrosses, tequila, Lord of the Rings, or any combination of the three.

Syd Vinyard

Editor-in-Chief

Syd Vinyard is an Editor-in-Chief for Furrow. They are currently a student at UW-Milwaukee majoring in Creative Writing, and, one day, they hope to obtain an MFA in poetry (fingers crossed). When they’re not in the classroom, you can find them working on poetry, drinking way too much coffee, and hanging out with their polydactyl cat, Callie. They also make rocks cry, which is to say that they look more intimidating than they actually are. 

Kahrima Winston

Poetry Editor, Event Planner

Kahrima Winston is an English Major and Creative Writing student at UW-Milwaukee. She aspires to be a journalist. Kahrima loves poetry; she spends a lot of time reading and writing poetry. The first story she ever wrote was “The Magic Skateboard” at the age of 6 in first-grade, and she knew then she wanted to become a writer. She has a deep appreciation for the work of James Baldwin. Some of her words can be read in the UWM Post, The Shepherd Express, and Milwaukee Magazine. #BlackLivesMatter

Angela Voras-Hills

Graduate Student Advisor

Angela Voras-Hills is Furrow’s Graduate Student Advisor. Her first collection of poems, Louder Birds (Pleiades 2020), won the Lena-Miles Wever Todd Poetry Prize. Her work has appeared in Kenyon Review Online, New Ohio Review, Best New Poets, and Prairie Schooner among other journals and anthologies. She earned her MFA at UMass-Boston and is a PhD student in English at UW-Milwaukee. She likes birds, sewing, Chaucer, and bright colors. Learn more here!

Danielle Harms

Faculty Advisor

Danielle Harms is Furrow’s Faculty Advisor. She is a PhD candidate in English at UW-Milwaukee, where she is the Creative Nonfiction Editor for Cream City Review. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing at George Mason University, where she was the Editor-in-Chief of phoebe. She is the winner of an AWP Intro Journals Award and her writing has been published in the Denver Quarterly and DIAGRAM. Once, she went to Space Camp. You can find her online: @danielleharms.

2021 Editors:

Tristan Adams (Editor-in-Chief)

Emily Fedewa (Managing Editor)

Tyler Acker

Katie Beeman

Lauren Breunig

Kaitlyn Diskin

Rae’ven Eddy 

Erika Jacobsen 

Carly Minor

Lindsey Naze

Abby Pipho

Andrea Riley 

Bill Stephens 

Libby Thomas 

Syd Vinyard

Natalie Wallace

Patrick Weary 

Melissa Wesloski 

Casandra Zimmerman 

Shelby Zwintscher

 

 

 

2020 Editors:

Natalie Bagniefski (Editor-in-Chief)

Tristan Adams (Managing Editor)

Daniel Clinton

Lizbeth Gama

Allie  Habeck

Robbie Imbrie

Valerie Johnson

Cass Kieck

Faith LeMay

Aleah Merriwether

Amanda Niebauer

Nick Orfield

Cal Owens

Elliott Vickrey

Grace Winter

Brittany Wetter

 

2019 Editors

Kat Skjoldager (Editor-in-Chief)

Morissa Young (Managing Editor)

David Acosta

Natalie Bagniefski

Nathan Adam Beadel

Matthew Brandfass

Katie Durant Schultz

Rachael Kohler

Mia Krantz

Kayley Lane

Rachel Lapow

Rachel Radomski

Joe Schmidt

Hayley Stumbris

Jordan Sykes

Katie Turyna

Sara Weiss

Tesia Zeitlow

 

 

2018 Editors

Scott Clark (Editor-in-Chief)

Eddie Ahrenhoerster

Meghan Calderone

Jessie Choinoski

Paul Crowley

Mai Yer Hang

Stephen Jensen

Shenandoah LaRock

Keyllyn Emily Lock

Malachi Lyonsdove

Deanna Schneider

Kat Skjoldager

Callie Weers

2017 Editors

Elliott Baas

Katrina Brinkman

Hannah Bulgerin

Scott Clark

Paul Dixon

Brian Eisel

Nat Froiland

Nicholas Gruber

Alena Hansen

Jennifer Johnston

Margaret Kennedy

Lauren Lisak

Christina Luick

Rachel Lynn

 

2016 Editors

Jess Alanis

Kayci Bodart

Kearstin Estrada

Nick Fitzpatrick

Jessica Gollwitzer

Melissa Holck

Alexandra Howard

Andrew Mathwick

Lorna Pecard

Benjamin Smart

Rachel Stuplich

Emily Talapa

Alex Tubbs

Matthew Wamser

2015 Editors

Ashanti Anderson

Rebecca Bohdalik

Max Bradshaw

Eric Buenning

Jack Ceschin

Leah Froats

Megan Gray

Jacob Herzfeld

Carli Knudten

Casey Kyles

Chelsea Morrow

Amanda Puerzer

Rehanna Skonecki

Nick Tabat

Angelika Villafuerte

 

2014 Editors

Colleen Cotter

Tyler Ford

Theresa Gamble

Sarah Grzezinski

Joshua Hancock

Alexander Knox

Spero LoMenzo

KrisAnne Madaus

Brian Malloy

Chelsea Moskow

Tanner Rogers

Nick Tabat

Nicole Timblin

 

2013 Editors

Kristin Drescher

Matt Farr

Maddy Hughes

Tanner Irons

Rachel Kinnard

Veronika Kunath

Lexi Majack

Rachel Niemann

Amber Scarborough

Monica Thomas

Emily Tobias

Sharon Jessica Van Leuven

Jess Wichman

Jason C. Wilkerson

Margaret Wilson