Emily Bartlett — Editor-in-chief
Emily Bartlett is a senior majoring in Creative Writing, Spanish, and Communication Studies. This is her fourth year working on The Dulcimer, and she is excited to reprise her role as the club’s fearless leader. She plans to utilize her organizational and communication skills to make this year easy and fun for the staff who she is sure are going to create another amazing magazine. In her spare time, Emily enjoys doing Insanity workouts, sleeping, and writing poetry Tumblr would be proud of.
Ivy Clarke — Social Media Manager
Ivy is a third-year student at Mercer double majoring in English Literature and Creative Writing and double minoring in Women & Gender Studies and Art. Her passion lies in poetry, which often features motifs of fruit, and has been published in The Atlanta Review and Glass Mountain. In addition to managing The Dulcimer’s social media, Ivy edits for Macon Magazine and The Cluster, interns with Mercer University Press, and works as a gallery attendant at the McEachern Art Center. When Ivy isn’t writing, she’s reading a book in the sunshine, hunting for vintage cameras, and café hopping to find the best vanilla iced coffee.
Allison Whitehead — Literary Submissions Editor
Allison Whitehead is a sophomore double-majoring in Economics and Law & Public Policy. She has been published in Deep South Magazine, The Cumberland River Review, and the Dickson Post, as well as last year’s edition of The Dulcimer. A native of Tennessee, she enjoys reading and writing Southern stories. This year, she’s excited to help others cultivate their passions for writing as a literary submissions editor for The Dulcimer.
Savannah Granito — Literary Submissions Editor
Savannah is a Sophomore Art History major, with a minor in Biology and Public Heath. This is her second year working as the Verbal Submissions Editors for The Dulcimer, and she is very excited for what this year has to offer. While Savannah has a passion for all mediums of literature, poetry holds a special place in her heart as she has been writing and reading it for over 10 years. She is looking forward to working with all of the talented artists of Mercer University.
Kallie McDaniel — Lead Designer
Kallie May McDaniel is a senior triple-majoring in English, History, and French. This is her third year on the staff of The Dulcimer, and she is very excited to start working on this year’s magazine. She is resuming her role as a co-lead designer for the 2020-2021 school year. While not reading, writing papers, or reading other people’s papers, she enjoys cooking and watching cooking shows.
Drew Robertson — Copy Editor
Drew Robertson is a sophomore at Mercer University majoring in Journalism and Creative Writing and minoring in Entrepreneurship. When she’s not doing schoolwork, she can be found giving tours of campus, having movie nights with friends, or curled up reading a book. Her plan after college (for now) is to pursue a career in book publishing for the Young Adult genre. She firmly believes that non-readers just haven’t found the right books to love, and she is always looking for something new to read.
Cecelia Poehlman — Copy Editor
Cecelia Poehlman is a junior Creative Writing major, writing preceptor, graphic designer, German speaker, fencer, Dungeon Master, certified Photoshop wizard, scripturient, and copyeditor. Her other interests include sketching, singing, reading, trivia, and food. Her career goal is to find work as an editor for a major science fiction and fantasy publishing imprint, though after a cybersecurity internship, she finds she also enjoys technical writing.
Amelia Rivers, from Newnan Georgia, is a third-year student at Mercer.
She is double majoring in Music Arts and English—her two loves. She is
also pursuing a certificate in music composition, and she is president
of Point B.L.A.N.K poetry club. On an off day, Amelia is most likely
reading books, obsessing over dead composers, making chill lofi beats,
or re-watching Lord of the Rings.
Faith Reagin is a Fine Arts major in her junior year at Mercer and this is her second year working on The Dulcimer. She has always been a creative person, and she enjoys the processes of making different types of art—especially drawing, painting, and photography. She has worked at the McEachern Art Center in downtown Macon for two years and aspires to one day run her own art gallery. In her free time, Faith enjoys being outside and reading or listening to music.
Thomas Neely is a freshman Mercer. He hasn’t declared yet, but hopes to double major in Marketing and Finance and double minor in Creative Writing and Photography. Or if he hates himself less, he will just major in Marketing and minor in Creative Writing. His hobbies include playing video games, reading, watching tv, walking, listening to music, staring at the wall, and just general stuff. His favorite show is Doctor Who (the 12th Doctor is his favorite). He loves a good story and writing no matter the medium (be it a novel, poem, screenplay, comic, or whatever). He’s also weirdly proud that his middle name is Anthony so his initials spell TAN. He’s happy to be on the Dulcimer staff even though he really doesn’t know what to expect for any part of college life.
Sarah Cunningham is a first-year student at Mercer University where she is double majoring in Marketing and Graphic Design. For three years, she has worked on her high school’s yearbook and town newspaper where she realized her passion for journalism and graphic design. She enjoys watching movies and baking in her free time. She is so excited to be a part of a creative team that will further her graphic design and literary skills.
Oneeka Kohli is a first-year student at Mercer University where she is double majoring in Spanish and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology on the Pre-Med track. When she is not doing schoolwork, she is found in some corner of her room curled up and reading a book, watching television or helping around campus in some way! She also loves spending time with her friends and family! Oneeka is super excited for writing for The Dulcimer and hopes to grow and learn so much!
Morgan Dykes is a second-year student at Mercer University planning to major in Neuroscience, with minors in Biology, Chemistry, and Women and Gender Studies. While she is also on the pre-medical track with hopes of becoming a physician, her passion for science and medicine is easily matched by her love of art. Painting, sculpting, and writing creatively since she was very young, Morgan’s work has been recognized both locally and nationally. When she is not writing or obsessing over getting her homework done, she can be found traveling or pouring over one of her many plants and begging them not to die. This is her second year on staff for The Dulcimer, and she is excited to be a part of such a talented team.
Sydney Walker is a Biology major and Environmental Studies minor in her sophomore year. This is her first year on the Dulcimer staff, and she is very excited to be a part of the team. She has always loved trying different types of art such as painting, photography, printmaking, or sewing. When she’s not doing class work, she can be found out enjoying nature or in bed re-watching her favorite tv shows.
Ashley Pemberton is a sophomore double majoring in Journalism and Art and minoring in Graphic Design. Her work has been published in That Green Tea. She currently writes for The Cluster and, in her free time, likes to indulge in taking photos, capturing moments, and telling stories. Her hope is to use her journalism and photography skills to cultivate a space in which everyone can exist openly and freely.
Mandi DeLong is a junior English Literature major, double minoring in Film Studies and Journalism. This is her third year working on The Dulcimer, and she still has the same enthusiasm for it from freshman year! She currently writes for The Cluster and interns with Mercer University Press. In her free time, Mandi loves playing the Sims 4, reading way too many books, watching musicals, and petting all the dogs that she possibly can. She’s excited for this year’s publication and can’t wait to see everyone’s hard work!
Marylou Sutherland is a sophomore at Mercer, and she is currently planning on double majoring in Psychology and Public Health, and minoring in Creative Writing. She dearly treasures writing as her method of self-reflection, and along with being awarded the Poet Laureate’s Prize for the state of Georgia, her poetry and short fiction have been published in places such as the Atlanta Magazine and last year’s copy of The Dulcimer. Whether it comes to learning to embroider, sketch, write mediocre sonnets, play DnD, or the like, Marylou loves to dive headfirst into learning something new and suck at it for a while until she figures it out. She is incredibly lucky to have wonderful friends and family who will cheer her on, whatever she chooses to do next. Right now, Marylou is excited to see how this year’s Dulcimer turns out with such a fabulous team, and she is so grateful to be a part of it.
Sam is a second-year Journalism and Criminal Justice major. This is her second year on the Dulcimer staff, and she is on the literary committee. She has been published in the Johns Creek Herald, the Dunwoody Crier, and last year’s issue of The Dulcimer, and she works for The Cluster. Her favorite TV show is Parks and Rec and she enjoys music, photography and community service. She is so happy to be a part of The Dulcimer‘s team and is looking forward to what this year holds.
Kiki Smith is a senior majoring in Criminal Justice with minors in Women’s Studies and Biology. This is her second year helping with The Dulcimer. She enjoys embroidery, horror media, pressing flowers in the pages of the nearest book, and lavishing attention on a positively spoiled cat.