Martha is a second year student at the University of Florida. She is majoring in history, her passion, and really has no idea what she wants to do with her degree, although her current ideas are to teach or become a tour guide. Martha loves traveling, especially solo backpacking other continents while meeting kindred spirits along the way. Her favorite book genres are fantasy and historical fiction and nonfiction (she’s a history nerd, after all), and in case you’re curious, her favorite films are Schindler’s List and The Wolf of Wall Street. Martha loves to sing and dance, although she’s not particularly good at either, and her aim is to live a fulfilled and adventurous life.
Fiona Schneider is a second year Graphic Design student at the University of Florida. As long as the description interests her, Fiona will pick up and read just about any book. Outside of books, she enjoys traveling, music, and researching random scientific discoveries. She doesn’t have a set vision for her life except to try out and experience everything she possibly can along the way. So far she has dabbled in many things from being a musician to beekeeping.
Kylie Widseth is a senior journalism major at the University of Florida. Her favorite book genres are contemporary, romance, dystopian, and suspense. In her free time, she’s usually watching YouTube videos (most often Kian and Jc), making her own videos for her BookTube channel, obsessing over dogs, watching hockey, or buying too much makeup and too many books. Her dream job is to continue to work for book publishing companies!
Kristen Joseph is a second-year student at the University of Chicago, majoring in English Language and Literature. Her ultimate dream job is to be an editor for a publishing company’s Young Adult department. In her spare time, she can usually be found with her nose in a YA novel (most likely of the fantasy genre), watching a movie, or listening to music/spontaneously bursting into song.
Danielle Lieneman is a recent graduate of the University of Florida and a project manager at Atlantic Publishing. She enjoys books of every genre, but especially fantasy, literary fiction, and nonfiction books about European history. She can usually be found wandering around a bookstore, studying at the local coffeeshop, or marathoning Gilmore Girls. When she isn’t reading or studying, Danielle is singing Broadway musicals at the top of her lungs and reciting facts about Hamilton to anyone who will listen.
Zach Arcivar is a senior at Columbia College Chicago, and is pursuing a degree in creative fiction writing. He hopes to publish his own short story fiction as well as fulfill his entrepreneurial goals by starting a microbrewery after finishing school. When he isn’t reading or writing, he’s usually at the gym, binge-watching Netflix, or hanging out with his one-eyed dog named Gracey.
Yvonne Bertovich is a junior journalism student at the University of Florida. She enjoys reading historical nonfiction, autobiographies, fiction, and every kind of magazine. When she isn’t at UF’s Weimer Hall, Yvonne enjoys watching Gator football, basketball, and other sports, volunteering for a fitness and exercise program for students with disabilities, grocery shopping, going to the gym, quoting sitcoms and movies, and making smoothies. Yvonne also loves hanging out with her family in Tampa, including her sister, Cake, an 11-year-old yellow lab.
Lauren Capps is a senior at the University of Florida currently studying for an English degree. Lauren hopes to be a paranormal romance author one day. If not writing or brainstorming story ideas, her hobbies include horseback riding, reading, and playing League of Legends.
Taylor Gaines is a recent graduate from
the journalism program at the University of Florida. He’s always reading three different books, watching 50 different TV shows, and writing about sports or entertainment. His weird obsessions include “Hamilton,” “Supergirl,” Fall Out Boy, and podcasts about journalism. (Twitter)
Grace Hudgins is a senior journalism student at the University of Florida. She enjoys reading nonfiction books by award-winning journalists just as much as fiction books. Other than reporting, reading and writing, Grace’s hobbies include tanning at the beach, shopping and going to the movies. Her favorite people, besides her family, are the talented Orlando WESH 2 news reporters; the influential and inspiring Tim Tebow; author Jojo Moyes; and the infamous Kim Kardashian.
Audie Lauf is a senior at Illinois State University pursuing a double major in public relations and fashion design. Audie is currently training for his first half marathon. When he is not studying or training he enjoys reading autobiographies of fashion leaders through history.
Melody Wolf is a second-year Marketing student at the University of Florida. Her career goals are very broad, but she eventually wants to reside in Seattle, WA. In her spare time, she enjoys tennis, paddle-boarding, and writing/performing acoustic sets. Melody is very interested in international affairs and is set on studying abroad in Ireland next Spring!