About Us


If you are interested in volunteering to help us solicit manuscripts, read and edit them, choose cover art, and work with the layout of the journal, contact us at undergraduate.scholar@gmail.com.

About the Staff:

Lauren Conkling is a senior English major with a focus in creative writing and a minor in French. This is her fourth year working on and third year acting as coordinator for the Undergraduate Scholar. She studied abroad the spring of 2012 in Canterbury, England, where she adopted a love of the BBC.s Sherlock and Doctor Who. This semester, she has continued working part-time as a tutor with the Writing Tutorial Services (WTS) on campus. She plans to find a job in the publishing industry following graduation in the coming spring.

Erin Leonhard is currently a first year student at Indiana University Bloomington pursuing a major in journalism with a concentration in public relations. In addition to editing for the Undergraduate Scholar, she is also involved in the Public Relations Student Society of America chapter on campus, Hutton Honors Council Association, and Camp Kesem IU, which is an organization that raises money to provide a free summer camp for children whose parents have cancer.

Andrew Weiss is a handsome, intelligent sophomore who hopes to graduate next year and continue on to law school. He is a political Science major whose interests include reading, movies, .redditing,. and everything Game of Thrones. Andrew's editing experience comes from a profound love of the English language and the book Elements of Style by Strunk and White.

Erin van Wesenbeeck is a sophomore majoring in neuroscience and with minors in French and chemistry. This is her third semester editing for the UGS. She is also an IU Auditorium usher and a member of the jiu-jitsu club.

Sireen Yang is currently a sophomore pursuing a major in biology, as well as minors in French, psychology, and chemistry. She has worked as part of the Undergraduate Scholar staff for two years. She hopes to eventually study abroad and plans to enter into a healthcare career after her undergraduate years.

Lily Wolf is a sophomore and this is her first semester working with UGS. She is majoring in neuroscience and minoring in Chinese and chemistry. She loves reading and is also involved with her residence's Judicial Board, her floor's Leadership Council, and Christian Student Fellowship.

Rebecca Kimberly is a sophomore majoring in English and journalism. This is her third semester working with the UGS. She enjoys literature and film and wants to work in publishing.

Sarah Neterer is a transfer student from a small Catholic Philosophy school in Virginia. She came to Indiana University to study Ethnomusicology and Music, and to continue her Philosophical studies. After completing her undergraduate degree, Sarah hopes to pursue her Masters and P.h.D. in Ethnomusicology. Sarah is excited to be a part of the Undergraduate Scholar for the first time this semester. Besides editing for UGS, Sarah is a member of the Folklore and Ethnomusicology Student Association, Hoosier Catholic Student Association, and VegIU. Outside of class and extracurricular clubs, Sarah enjoys playing piano and flute, writing music, running, writing, and learning about various religions and cultures.

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