Lisa Heyamoto teaches multimedia storytelling, reporting and writing at the University of Oregon. She also advises the award-winning student magazine, Flux. Lisa comes to the university from the newspaper world, where she was a pop culture and trends reporter for The Seattle Times and a metro and nightlife columnist for The Sacramento Bee. She is a narrative journalist with an interest in underdogs, eccentrics, and true believers.
Maya Lazaro is an advertising major at the University of Oregon who enjoys collecting things like rocks, bottle caps, candy wrappers, and those little paint samples you get at Home Depot. She believes that creativity is essential to any job, and considers The Golden Girls a national treasure.
Max is a senior studying journalism at the University of Oregon. He’s an avid cyclist and enjoys studying the cosmos. In the past, he worked as a writer for Flux and served as Editor-in-Chief of The Commuter, Linn-Benton Community College’s student-run newspaper. He was also Co-Editor in Chief of OR Magazine, the University of Oregon’s first iPad magazine. Once he finishes school, he hopes to travel around the world and see the stunning sights Earth has to offer.
Megan Bauer is in her junior year at the University of Oregon and is double majoring in public relations and advertising. Aside from working in PR for Flux Magazine, Bauer is the treasurer for the university chapter of Public Relations Student Society of America and works for the nonprofit Tariro. She is excited to be part of Flux, a publication dedicated to telling unique stories. Bauer is looking forward to a great year of knowledge and growing readership.
Iris is managing editor of multimedia for Flux, and both a media studies graduate student and graduate teaching fellow in the SOJC. Her research interests include video games, feminist theory, storytelling, digital media production, and pedagogy. Prior to her work as a master`s student, Iris worked as a production assistant for KEZI 9 News, and as a FIG assistant and student coordinator for First Year Programs at the University of Oregon. Her search terms routinely include keywords such as: “feminist Ryan Gosling,” “Mafia 2,” and “kittehs.” Learn more about her at http://irisbull.com
After graduating in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree Journalism and Communication, Elliott Kennedy decided to continue her education with the University of Oregon. She is now a graduate teaching fellow and first-year master’s candidate of French. When she’s not teaching 100-level French courses, writing for Flux, or studying foreign language literature, she is running, watching Top Gear, and making travel plans to Ireland.
Lily Nelson is a senior at the University of Oregon double majoring in journalism and Spanish. After growing up in Park City, Utah, she finds comfort in long hikes, crossword puzzles, laughing, unhealthy amounts of coffee, reality television, and the smell of bacon. Some say she has a way with words, so working at Flux is a great opportunity to let her passion for the written language out. You can follow her sarcastic self on Twitter.
Sydney “Sam” Bouchat is a senior studying journalism and Japanese. She is the film/TV writer for the Emerald, and she also works as an archivist at the Knight Library Special Collections. Bouchat hails from Seal Rock, Oregon, and enjoys drawing, watching action movies, and reading Sherlock Holmes in her spare time. She does not own any fancy clothes but hopes to some day in the future.
Jordan Tichenor is a senior at the University of Oregon. This is his first year at Flux. He has worked in management positions at both University of Oregon publications and local community college publications in Eugene, Oregon. He has also worked professionally on ad campaigns, commercial design, and marketing efforts both for Ernst Designs and as a freelancer. In 2011 he was the recipient of the Oregon Newspaper Foundation Scholarship. He believes journalism education is an integral part of a functioning democracy.
Maygan Beckers is a senior at the University of Oregon majoring in journalism with a focus in magazine editorial. Being a new associate editor for Flux, she’s excited to contribute her hard work ethic, eye for detail, and creativity to the publication. Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, Maygan enjoys helping out her local community and has recently found a new passion for photography. She has written for The Oregonian, The Times, The Torch and is currently volunteering at Skipping Stones Magazine. After graduation, she hopes to land an editorial position in a big city and dive into the next big chapter of her life. Follow her on Twitter @MayganBeckers.
Sam Katzman is a sophomore majoring in journalism with a focus in magazine writing. A native of Conifer, Colorado, he loves hiking, golfing, and watching Colorado’s professional sports teams—his favorite being the Colorado Rockies. This is Sam’s second year on staff after working as a writing department intern last spring. Aside from Flux, he also works as a communications intern for the Athletic Department. He gets his inspiration by reading compelling articles, especially those featured in Sports Illustrated. Katzman is looking forward to writing gripping stories for Flux this year and contributing to the publication’s twenty-year tradition of storytelling.
Originally from a small town near the White Mountain Apache reservation in Arizona, Keegan Clements-Housser has spent the last fourteen years in Eugene, Oregon, and now considers himself an Oregonian. He is a senior majoring in journalism.When he’s not writing stories for publications or classes, he’s writing for fun. Clements-Housser seeks to spread truth through storytelling and joined Flux as a way to do just that. He hopes to go on to land a job that lets him explore the world and tell tales about it. Follow him on Twitter.
Max Londberg is double majoring in communication studies and journalism. He’s graduating in the spring after four memorable years as a student, freelancer, rower, blogger, basketballer, and tireless editor. But he’s most enjoyed gaining the confidence to proclaim himself a writer. He’s an editor and columnist for Uloop, an online student news network. He interned and later freelanced for the Statesman Journal. His other interests include watching Kobe shoot a jumper, reading books, and the Multiverse Theory. Follow him on Twitter! @MaxLondberg
Caitlin Feldman is a senior journalism major with a minor in political science at the University of Oregon. A native Oregonian who grew up in a small town with nothing to do, she has read the Harry Potter series no less than six times. Her life will be complete if she can turn both her love for traveling and storytelling into a career. She really likes hugs and dancing in her living room. She’s weird, but you should follow her on Twitter @CatieFeldman.
Casey Klekas is a senior at the University of Oregon studying philosophy and history. He enjoys coffee when he’s not listening to Bob Dylan, but he refuses to combine the two.
Marissa Tomko is a junior from Salt Lake City, Utah, majoring in journalism with a minor in women’s and gender studies. You can usually find her bouncing off the walls and talking about mountains with a cup of coffee in her hand. In addition to working for Flux as a web writer, Marissa is a writer for Her Campus, an online magazine for college girls. As far as the future goes, she just hopes to be laughing, traveling, and writing. Follow her on Twitter @marissa_tomko.
Emily Fraysse is a senior from Lafayette, California and majoring in journalism at the University of Oregon. She works for Flux as a blogger, Ethos Magazine as a photographer, and Envision Magazine as a photographer. When not sending out tons of e-mails or behind the lens of her camera, Emily can be found adventuring through Oregon or hiking Mt. Shasta.
Rachell Brown is a sophomore majoring in journalism with aspirations of putting her love of beauty to use by obtaining a career in the fashion industry as a stylist or magazine editor. Born and raised on the Central Oregon coast, Rachell hopes to leave Oregon behind and move to New York City after graduation. In her free time, she enjoys crafting, waffle Sundays, and Tumblr
Kathryn Boyd-Batstone is a sophomore double majoring in journalism and environmental studies. She was born and raised in Long Beach, California, but loves the rain. After college, she plans on working for the Peace Corps and eventually pursuing a career combining photojournalism and videography to bring environmental issues to light. She is a member of the UO Running Club and enjoys reading and traveling.
Mason Trinca is a senior majoring in environmental studies with minors in geology and multimedia. In addition to Flux, Mason is a staff photographer for the Emerald and the photo editor of Ethos Magazine. When he has free time, he enjoys listening to music and traveling. Follow him on Twitter.
Sarah Keartes is an aspiring science writer double majoring in journalism and biology. She hopes to focus her writing career on marine ecosystem health and conservation and is enjoying finding her place in science communication. Keartes is a born and raised Eugenian who enjoys figure skating, zooxanthellae, sharks, and of course, the occasional light saber battle. Follow this Attenborough wannabe on Twitter @sarahkeartes.
Chelsea Kopacz was born and raised in the heart of Portland. She’s a feisty fashionista majoring in advertising at the University of Oregon. She’s currently an interactive designer for Flux. Being a design geek, she loves to create personal art projects using InDesign and Photoshop. Creativity is her middle name and she tends to express her craftiness through handmade cards and scrapbooks. She’s constantly curious and is addicted to coffee, sunflower seeds and glitter. Chelsea also loves to travel and hopes to do it more in the future. Feel free to follow her on Twitter.
Raised in St. Paul, Minnesota, Robert Gillin is a senior at the University of Oregon majoring in business administration with a concentration in information systems and operations management along with a minor in economics. Last year he spent six months studying international business and economics at the Copenhagen Business School in Copenhagen, Denmark. Aside from school, he is a passionate traveler, photographer and green tea fanatic. Upon graduation he plans on working for a consumer tech firm in Seattle, San Francisco, or Los Angeles. Follow him on Twitter @rjgillin.
Double majoring in cinema studies and journalism at the University of Oregon Allysa Veigel loves to share her interests of inspiring stories, technology, ocean wonder, and humanity through video. When she’s not in a dark corner editing movies you’ll find her doing extreme sports, whale-watching, or watching How It’s Made on repeat.
Julia Reihs is a sophomore journalism major and first-time multimedia producer for Flux. She has worked for the public relations team for Duck TV and also produced a science fiction show last term. She has enjoyed writing stories, filming, and editing videos since she was a child and hopes to become a documentary filmmaker. After determining she had an interest in too many things–art, music, marine biology, swing dancing, etc.–she decided journalism was the obvious choice and enjoys living her life vicariously through others. Follow her on Twitter @JuliaVi12
James French is studying advertising at the University of Oregon and is a multimedia producer for Flux. Originally from a small costal town, James has a large range of interests, which includes surfing, snowboarding and ping pong. He likes to push the boundaries and find new solutions to old problems. James joined Flux because he wants to produce quality work for people to enjoy.
Garrett Guinn is a 20-year-old sophomore, born and raised in Portland, Oregon, it comes without saying that he takes a lot of interest in outdoor activities. Creating video projects and studying the art of filmmaking has become an increasingly important aspect of his life, working as a way to filter and practice his creativity. In his spare time, Garrett takes comfort in spending time with close friends and family, as well as recording “acoustical” music.
Alan Sylvestre is a journalism major minoring in music and communication studies. Alan joined FLUX for the opportunity to tell unique feature stories relative to the Pacific Northwest, that also have significance on a national level. In his free time, Alan shoots video for OR Media and plays saxophone in the Oregon Marching Band.
Twitter Handle: @SylvestreAlan
“Features is the news below the surface; features is the shadow truths we don’t always recognize…” – Abraham Aamidor
Ella Gummer is a fourth year journalism and Spanish student at the University of Oregon. Her professional interests include gender studies, media literacy education, and multimedia production. Hailing from Northern California where her large, hilarious family still lives, Ella now works, studies, explores, and gardens in Eugene with good friends and her fat cat. You can listen to her campus radio show, where she is known as DJ Boots, every Monday at 11 a.m. on KWVA 88.1 Eugene. Follow her on Twitter @ellaGummz.