Meet The Staff
Editor in Chief
Grace is graduate student pursuing a masters in English Education, and has a BA in English and Creative Writing! Her long term goal is to be a high school English teacher and continue to publish her own poetry-- her poetry was published in the Artemis Journal in 2021. She loves to read, crochet, and hangout with the cats at the animal shelter or her lizard Stewart when she isn't napping in the Silhouette office or listening to D&D podcasts.
Social Media Manager
Lillie is a freshman studying Communication from Roanoke, Virginia. She hopes to switch to Public Relations and go into a career in social media management. When she’s not working on homework, she loves watching New Girl, reading, and spending time in the outdoors. She cannot wait to work with the Silhouette staff this year!
Social Media Manager
Sylvia is a junior majoring in Communications with a minor in Sociology. This is her first semester here at Tech and her first semester with Silhouette. She's super excited to join the team and get involved on campus! Aside from being in Silhouette she loves hiking, reading, baking, listening to podcasts, and being a summer camp art director (respectively the best job in the world).
Anna is a sophomore studying interior design with a minor in entrepreneurship. She loves being a part of Silhouette and can't wait to be a part of more amazing magazines!
Alana is a freshman undergrad majoring in Interior Design and currently working with the Honors college toward an Honors minor. She enjoys a lot of the basic country girl stuff like riding horses and chewing weeds every now and then. She loves to go on a walk or hike, as well as to adventure and explore. Music is also something she cannot live without nor without her cat Stripes, as you can probably see by her bio image (goofiness should never be hidden). She enjoys art as for her, it is a way to escape reality. This is her first year in Silhouette and she cannot wait to see everyone's thoughts and memories come to life through the submissions to come.
Aidan Mason is a freshman Creative Writing Major and is excited to be joining the Silhouette Team this year. He is an author alongside being a student, with two published books in his name ("Blood and the Stars" Volumes One and Two) and short stories in the "10,000 Dawns" and "WARSONG" universes. He can be found wandering around campus thinking about his fictional worlds or on the webs of the internet while he desperately tries to convince himself that he's not procrastinating, that he's merely researching and taking just a tiny little break...
Prose and Blog Editor
Emy is a sophomore studying professional & technical writing and journalism, with minors in biodiversity conservation and natural resources recreation (and she claims CNRE over CLAHS, thankyouverymuch). She grew up tromping the country as an army brat, but is decidedly obsessed with Appalachia. Outside of class, much of her time is spent practicing and writing for the Marching Virginians, writing for the Collegiate Times, and out with the Bird Club. Otherwise, she’s probably taping random things to her walls, laying on the ground or the roof of her car, or driving with the mountains set in her sights. She requests that you listen to Bom Bom - Wookie Remix by Sam And The Womp.
Poetry Senior Editor
Kiera majors in clinical neuroscience, and might add a double major in philosophy or minor in language sciences. She's so excited to have this opportunity as poetry editor to be exposed to so many fresh ideas here at Tech! It is how she intend to stay connected to the craft and the community behind it even as she pursues different courses of study. Happy writing!
Natalie is a sophomore studying psychology and creative writing. She hopes to become a licensed therapist in the future (and maybe publish a few fantasy books on the side). In their free time they enjoy writing, reading, and anything else that prompts a good think. Natalie is excited to be back this year as a poetry editor for Silhouette!
Poetry Editor and Blogger
Josh is currently a Senior 0.6 (he will graduate next December) within the Wildlife Conservation major, who is also pursuing a minor in Creative Writing. He is an avid birder, herper (finder of reptiles and amphibians), and wildlife photographer, rarely seen outdoors without binoculars and a camera. He is passionate about writing poems and prose about his experiences in nature and his travels in pursuit of it, and hopes to one day publish his works in books and magazines. He is seen here, sweat-drenched, dehydrated, semi sleep-deprived, and with a torn shirt, but joyful nonetheless, after crashing through the Belizean rainforest this past summer, something he did every day for a month while assisting with jaguar research.
Photography Editor and Blogger
Will is a sophomore studying marketing. He is also going for an art minor. He enjoys to paint and sketch in his free time. Silhouette has allowed him to get more in touch with the creative community within Virginia Tech. He cannot wait to see the photography submitted.
Autumn is a junior majoring in multimedia journalism with a minor in cinema. She hopes to produce documentaries in the future, but she’d be just as happy to snap pics for the rest of her life. In her free time, she loves photography, art, and books. She is looking forward to finding her own inspiration in your photo submissions!