Emily Win is a graduating senior who will be receiving a Bachelor's degree in English in the Research Intensive English program. While this is her first year on the Kiln staff, she has enjoyed reading and collaborating as Co-Editor with this great team of writers and editors.
Deanne Sleet is a senior finishing her B.A. in English, with a concentration in Creative Writing, and two minors in African American Studies and Women's and Gender Studies. Outside of studies, she is a sales associate and baker at Three Dog Bakery, a dog treat bakery and pet store. In her free time, she writes short fiction, poetry, and plans her novels.
Hannah McGinley is a junior majoring in English and French. She is also a writing consultant at the Saint Louis University English Language Center and on the Core Team for Una, the Feminist Voice at SLU. After a semester abroad, Hannah is ecstatic to return to the Kiln and Via staffs for a third year of creative and insightful collaboration.
Olivia Greene is a junior English major and minor in Women and Gender Studies and Medical Humanities. She loves plants, coffee, and cats- typical english major stuff.
Valerie Guempel is a graduating senior serving as one of the Editors-in-Chief of The Kiln Project this year. She is an English and Women’s and Gender Studies double major, with concentrations in Creative Writing and Research Intensive English. This is her fourth year on staff for both The Kiln Project and Via. In the fall, she will be attending Fordham University in New York City to pursue a master’s degree in English.
Claire Peterson is a graduating senior majoring in English (Research Intensive), Spanish, and International Studies. She is a student worker in the Rare Books Department of SLU's Library and a translator and tutor at Lolly's Place Tutoring. She is grateful to the staff and to Saher for the support and participation through this year's process.
Simone Sparks is a senior studying English (Research Intensive). She is a member of Progressive Youth Organization, Serve the People St. Louis, and KSLU Radio. She would like to thank all students who submitted work, the Kiln staff, and the English department for their love of literature and for fostering this community at SLU. She hopes that the university continues to make this possible.