Sofia Liszka is returning for her second year as Editor in Chief. She is a junior from Crystal Lake, Illinois with majors in Economics and Sustainability and minors in Spanish and Political Science. She hopes to pursue a career in corporate sustainability or environmental policy.

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Helena Wolenski is this year’s Managing Editor. She is a senior Environmental Earth Science and Professional Writing double major from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is interested in environmental policy and hopes to pursue a career in law.

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Shannon Reilly is this year’s Social Media & Marketing Manager. She is a junior studying Public Health and Environmental Science from Aurora, Illinois. She also enjoys reading, exercise and baking. She hopes to one day have a career where she can educate on and increase access to sustainable and healthy lifestyles.

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Annie Lalonde is this year’s Business Manager. She is a pre-law junior majoring in International Studies and Sustainability with minors in Spanish and Global Perspectives in Sustainability. She is from Naperville, Illinois, and one of her favorite things to do is go on nature adventures with her friends. Her dream job is to be an international lawyer helping countries with water rights and social justice issues.

Staff Writers

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Makayla Archer is a junior studying Supply Chain & Operations Management, Environmental Sciences and Entrepreneurship. She is a long-time nature-lover and has goals of starting her own sustainable business. She enjoys watching documentaries, heavy-lifting and journaling in her free time.

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Lindsey Brown is a junior Public Health: Epidemiology Major and Environmental Science co-major with a minor in Political Science from Seattle, Washington. She enjoys reading, exercising and learning about topical events about the environment. She looks forward to becoming more involved in the school through organizations such as GreenHawks Media and research labs on campus. She hopes to one day work for a program that aids in prevention and promoting health in needing communities.

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Aidan Das is a senior from Columbus, Ohio majoring in Biology and Environmental Science. She is interested in the sustainability of cities and businesses and hopes to pursue a career in environmental consulting or environmental law.

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Karis Gladieux is a sophomore 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!

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Sam Halulko is a sophomore from Washington, Pennsylvania. He is a Statistics major and runner that prefers the trails green, clean and beautiful, just like they should be.


Sammy Harris is the publication’s food beat writer. She is a junior from Glen Ellyn, Illinois with a major in Finance and a minor in Chinese. She loves to try new foods and restaurants (obviously!), explore hidden-gem coffee shops and neighborhoods and train for/run half marathons.

Blair Hassett is a third-year from Cincinnati, Ohio majoring in Political Science with a co-major in Sustainability. She is currently completing a Master of Environmental Science degree in Miami’s combined program. She is interested in attending law school after Miami and specializing in environmental law.

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Naiyi Jiang (Themis) is a junior from Chengdu, China and is planning on majoring in Marketing and Sustainability. She loves to hike, learn about plants, and hopes to enjoy her college experience at Miami.

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Alex Knutte is a junior majoring in Environmental Earth Science with a co-major in Sustainability. She is interested in a career in environmental law and policy. Her hobbies include hiking, swimming and spending time with friends. Fun fact: she  swam across the Boston Harbor!

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Mackenzie Lotz is a sophomore 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!

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Taylor McCann is a junior from Mount Vernon, Ohio with majors in Strategic Communications and Nutrition. A short term goal of hers is to become a Road Warrior for Thirst Project to do her part in ending the global water crisis. After that, well… Stay tuned.


Claire Rinck is a senior pursuing a double major in Social Justice Studies & Geography with a minor in Latin American Studies. Claire is from Atlanta, Georgia. Claire’s main passions are social and environmental justice, and she hopes to hold a career at the United Nations that would allow her to do both of these things. She is an advocate for the understanding of (dis)abilities, youth mentoring, greener living, gender and racial equality and global crises.

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Caroline Roethlisberger is a senior from St. Louis, Missouri. She is a Journalism and Political Science major with a minor in Spanish and hopes to pursue a career in law.

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Sydney Rushing is a junior from Naperville, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. She is an architecture student and loves that she gets to be creative in her major every day. Recently, Sydney has become more interested in the intersection between design and sustainability and how the two might inform one another. She is a member of the Chi Omega sorority and the American Institute of Architecture Students. Sydney feels so lucky to be a student at Miami and is grateful for all of the wonderful friendships and opportunities it has given her.

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Denali Selent is a sophomore from Cleveland, Ohio majoring in Bioengineering with a minor in Humanitarian Engineering. She enjoys traveling, spending time outdoors and learning more about environmental topics and sustainability.

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Taj Simmons is a sophomore out of Cincinnati, Ohio majoring in Journalism. He hopes to use his writing skills to convey the power of advocacy for a more sustainable planet. When not writing or reading, he enjoys traveling, exercising and watching sports.


Celine Thormann is a junior from Westfield, Indiana. She is a Biology and Spanish major on the pre-medical track who hopes to be a surgeon one day. She loves dogs, reading, writing, volunteering and protecting the environment.

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Elizabeth Weber is a junior Environmental Earth Science Major, Sustainability co-major with a minor in History from Richmond, Indiana. She enjoys traveling, exercising, bullet journaling and playing with her pets. One day she hopes to have a career in sustainability when she can improve efficiency of resource use and educate communities on making sustainable choices.


Brandi Young is a senior from Dayton, Ohio. She is majoring in Zoology and Environmental Science with a minor in Geology. She loves reading, music and being outside. She hopes to have a career protecting the environment and educating the public about sustainable solutions for the future.

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Jules Zimmerman is a Media & Culture and Interactive Media Studies double major. She is a senior from Columbus, Ohio. She hopes to pursue a career in web design and social media marketing. This is her first year with GreenHawks, and she is excited to write about saving the environment.


Staff Photographers

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Holly Flaig is a junior Individualized Studies major from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. She enjoys spending time out in nature, creating music and art, and exploring ways to adopt a more sustainable lifestyle. Holly is excited to join GreenHawks as a photographer to help promote ideas of sustainability and environmental protection to Miami students and beyond.

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Gia Mariani is a junior Zoology major and Photography minor from Bettendorf, Iowa. She enjoys doing nature and wildlife photography, traveling, playing video games and raising miniature horses. On campus, she lives in the Goons with Spoons Living Learning Community.

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Maya Smith is a sophomore Psychology major with a co-major in Sustainability from Detroit, Michigan. She is interested in how daily choices and actions can affect the environment. By writing and photographing for GreenHawks, Maya hopes to learn, and inform other students about how to make more sustainable choices for their lifestyles and the Earth.

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

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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