Jennifer Madison, Fall '21 Intern, designed the new EcoArts logo and poster and worked to update the website. She returned to Washington State University as a Post-Bacc (BA '99,Edward R. Murrow School of Communications) to pursue a degree in Creative Writing-Digital Editing and Publishing. As an Alaskan girl raised on the Kenai River, she learned at an early age that the natural world deserves respect and that we are all stewards of this planet we call earth. She is a poet, aspiring essayist, and UI/UX Creative. “I am grateful to be a part of the EcoArts on the Palouse project. I have learned so much about the local biotic community, and in doing so, I have learned about myself."
Allyson Pang has created videos for exhibits featured on this site. She is a double-major in Creative Writing and Multimedia Journalism. Her hometown is Honolulu, Hawaii. She loves creating, whether it’s video editing or writing a new slam poem. At Washington State University, she is the editor-in-chief of the literary arts journal, LandEscapes, and co-president of the Palouse Poetry Society. Allyson is very excited to be in collaboration with Hannah Levy on her choreographed piece, "In the Pause" (which she edited), through EcoArts.
Contributing Writer Rachel Clark writes about the interconnection between humans and the planet that sustains or diminishes all Life. She is the author of The Blackfish Prophecy, and her work has appeared in Nature News Online, Psychology Today, The Revelator, Harper’s Bazaar, The Joint Fire Science Program, Salon, Mental Floss, Farmer’s Almanac, Earth & Sky Radio, Mom.me, The Dodo and more. You can connect with Rachel's work at rachelclarkauthor.com.
Alexander Jensen, Summer '20 Intern, has been communing with nature in the Palouse ever since the Palouse River near Reaney Park claimed the life of his Nokia in a fitting poetic moment. He is a Honors undergraduate at Washington State University, majoring in Psychology and English, and minoring in Queer Studies and Women’s Studies. In these interconnected fields, the natural world serves as a point of intersectionality that Alexander enjoys exploring. “It is important to back and stand behind resources and information that is quite literally grounded in our world, and to me, that is what the mission of EcoArts reflects.”
Emily Lupoi, Fall '21 Intern, is a senior at WSU, majoring in Creative Writing. She has been an avid nature lover since she can remember, and deeply values the personal reflection that nature invites. Emily's writing tends to be more lyrical, and she is hoping to be a travel writer. She joined EcoArts to utilize her passion for writing and nature, and take advantage of the many opportunities to reconnect with the beautiful organic world around us.
Lindsey Shannon, Fall '19-Spring '20 Intern, graduated from Washington State University with a major in English Teaching and an Editing and Publishing Certificate. In addition to her role as Communications Director, Lindsey undertook fieldwork and learned about the urban-wild river ecology of Missouri Flat Creek. "I was drawn to EcoArts and the exploration of Palouse edge spaces because it was something I knew very little about, and I wanted to challenge myself to be part of something outside of my literary comfort zone."
Caitlyn Smith, Spring '20 Intern, graduated from the English Department (majoring in Creative Writing) at Washington State University where she also pursued an Editing and Publishing Certificate. She worked on website design, and her fieldwork took her to local cemeteries to search for lichen. “I was drawn to EcoArts because I knew pretty much nothing about it and needed to know more. I think that it is super interesting to focus on both local art and the environment. I think it’s important to stop and look at the life that surrounds us.”
Kathlene Roberts, Fall '19 Intern, graduated with a BA from Washington State University and majored in psychology and creative writing. She designed the webpage of Dennis DeHart's photos and wrote a highlight article about Gerry Sayler's mandalas.
Coleman Davis, Spring '19 Intern, graduated with a BA from Washington State University and majored in creative writing. He designed the webpage for Gerri Sayler's mandalas and write a highlight article about John Walton's poems.
Special thanks to our previous contributors who laid the groundwork for this web project:
Miguel Bustos, Brianna Esqueda, Emily Heston, Darcy Malberg, Ellen McNary, Makayla North, Hannah Utter, and Anna Young.