Morgan Schneider is this year’s Editor in Chief. She is a senior majoring in journalism and environmental science, with a minor in French. She is from Cincinnati, Ohio, and likes to hike and cook. Her dream job is to be an environmental reporter for a major publication, writing and talking about the climate crisis.

Sydney Rushing is this year’s Social Media and Marketing Manager. She is a senior from Naperville, Illinois majoring in Architecture with a minor in Urban and Regional Analysis. She is interested in sustainable design and the impact public green spaces have on communities. In her free time Sydney enjoys reading the New Yorker, hiking, anything that involves arts and crafts. Her dream job entails working directly with communities to serve them through equitable, sustainable, and intentional design.

Staff Writers

Maria Almeida is a second year Environmental Earth Science and Journalism co-major at Miami. She loves to write, get involved with her community, and spend time outdoors. She hopes that through GreenHawks she can begin to develop her love for writing and promote understanding and ideas on how to develop healthy lifestyles that benefit our planet.

Tommy Baker is a senior majoring in Political Science and Strategic Communication. He loves cycling and the rural cycle trials in Oxford. He also loves traveling and would like to see every National Park in the United States.

Grace Berry is a senior Zoology major with a minor in Spanish from Columbus, Ohio. After she graduates from Miami Grace hopes to attend veterinary school at OSU with a focus on small animal medicine. She also love going on hikes and playing soccer and badminton!

Annalise Chapdelaine is a junior from Eagan, Minnesota majoring in Diplomacy and Global Politics, Comparative Religion, and German. In her free time, she likes hiking, learning languages, and working at Kofenya! Annalise is excited to write for GreenHawks, especially about sustainable farming, the impact environmental issues have on indigenous peoples, and making eco-consciousness student-friendly.

Katie Gabe is a junior studying Biology. She is from Columbus, Ohio, and is passionate about sustainability and nature. She spends her free time painting and relaxing with her friends and family and is an amateur portrait photographer. She is interested in a career in marine biology and hopes to one day work in research benefiting efforts toward a more sustainable world.

Karis Gladieux is a senior from Toledo, Ohio. She’s majoring in Marketing with a co-major in Arts Management. She loves music, theatre, traveling, writing, and has a passion for creating change in her community. She hopes to impact the thinking of others when it comes to environmental concerns and what Miami as a whole can do to help!

Mackenzie Lotz is a senior from Fishers, Indiana majoring in Political Science and Journalism with minors in Spanish and History. She is interested in how college students can become more environmentally conscious and what Miami can do for the environment. She is passionate about the environment and her dogs!

Indigo Miller is a Geography and Sustainable Development major planning to graduate in December 2022. They hope to find work in private sector sustainablility management or non-profit lobbying after they graduate. Lately they’ve been writing for an eco-living blog called, so check out their stuff over there! In their spare time, they care for many (mostly alive) plants and their two rats, Merry and Pippin.

Allison Rieneck is a senior with a majors in Public Health and Political Science from Defiance, Ohio. She enjoys caring for her plants, finding new places with great food, and drawing. She is excited to continue writing for GreenHawks and is interested in food security, recycling initiatives, and social and justice issues.

Denali Selent is a senior from Cleveland, Ohio majoring in Bioengineering with a minor in Humanitarian Engineering. She loves to travel, hike, cook and bake. In the future, she is interested in a career in environmental law and policy, specifically in our food system.

Rebekah Shook is a junior Communication Design major with a minor in Photography at Miami University. She is a dog groomer from Lebanon, Ohio, loves to hike in the mountains, and dreams of one day renovating a French Chateau.

Taj Simmons is a senior Journalism and History major from Monroe, Ohio. He enjoys writing, sports and exercise. One of his favorite places to be in is Acton Lake in Hueston Woods where he frequently practices as a member of the rowing club. He hopes to use GreenHawks as a platform to educate not only others, but himself on the importance being environmentally conscious.

Dakota Skinner is a senior with majors in Quantitative Economics, Environmental Science, and a minor in Computer Science. He is from Washington, D.C., and some of his favorite things to do include going out on the water, visiting art museums/galleries, and photography. His dream job is to be a chef, and do marine and estuary conservation work.

Jarred Watkins is a third year Journalism and Marketing Major, with a photography minor. Jarred is from Cincinnati OH and after graduating from Miami Jarred wants to attend law school. In his free time he loves to write, hammock, go for a run or hangout with his friends.


Staff Photographers

New staff profiles will debut on the site with the publication of the student’s first submission. Stay tuned!

Faculty Advisors

Annie Blair

Annie Blair has been faculty advisor to GreenHawks Media since its inception in her Environmental Journalism class in 2009. She is a senior clinical professor of journalism at Miami University and a freelance journalist. Annie is an affiliate faculty member of Miami’s Institute for the Environment and Sustainability and its Institute for Food. She also serves on the board of the Mill Creek Watershed Council. Her idea of a great day is getting lost in the woods.


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