Sofia Liszka is this year’s Editor in Chief. She is a sophomore 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.



Staff Writers


Taylor McCann is this year’s Social Media & FullSizeR - Taylor McCannMarketing Manager. She is a sophomore 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. She’s very excited to help lead the GreenHawks team this year!



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Caroline Roethlisberger is this year’s Business Manager. She is a junior 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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Makayla Archer is a sophomore 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 sophomore 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 junior 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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Allison Forsythe is a senior Accounting and Sustainability major with a love for the environment. Her goal is to create environmental change inside corporations and their supply chains to create large impacts on the rest of the world.



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Karis Gladieux is a freshman 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!





Michael Hallagan is a senior Political Science major from Cleveland, Ohio. He enjoys hiking at local parks, and after graduating from Miami University, he plans to hike the Appalachian Trail, which extends for about 2,200 miles!



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Sam Halulko is a freshman 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 this year’s food beat writer. She is a sophomore 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 second-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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Archer K Hill II is an Environmental Science graduate student from Bermuda. He has an undergraduate degree in International Studies and Geography and a first master’s in International Relations. He is interested in many things—especially the human implications of climate change. After Miami he hopes to work in journalism.



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Naiyi Jiang (Themis) is a sophomore 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 sophomore 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 freshman 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!




Noah Miller is a first-year IES graduate student studying
Environmental Science. During undergrad at Miami, he studied Geography and Economics, with a co-major in Sustainability. He is very interested in the interaction of human and natural systems, neo-Marxist critical theory, deep ecology and the history of environmentalism. He also enjoys rock climbing and backpacking. When Noah graduates, he plans on fighting wildfires or joining a search and rescue team.



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Shannon Reilly is a sophomore and studies Public Health and Environmental Science. Shannon is 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.




Claire Rinck is a junior pursuing a double major in Social Justice Studies & Geography with a minor in Latin American Studies. She serves as the Social Justice Scholars Divisional Representative of the University Academic Scholars Program. 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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Sydney Rushing is a sophomore 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 freshman 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 freshman 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 sophomore 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 sophomore 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.



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Helena Wolenski  is a junior 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.




Brandi Young is a junior 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 junior 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 sophomore 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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Annie Lalonde is a pre-law sophomore 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.



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Gia Mariani is a sophomore 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 freshman 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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