Meet the Team

Iris Editor

Mary Esselman Iris Editor

Mary Esselman

Assistant Editor

Madeline Baker Iris Writer

Madeline Baker

Madeline is a second year planning on majoring in English with a minor in History. She is a member of the Delta Gamma sorority, and is on the Intersorority Council's Scholarship Committee. She loves to spend her free time reading, hanging out with friends, and eating hummus.


Kirsten Hemrich

Kristen Hemrich is Iris' Digital Media Contributor for this year! She is a fourth year student and artist living in Charlottesville, VA. Her work has been exhibited in multiple galleries around town. She currently runs a podcast on the arts that airs on WTJU Radio and she is the director of WXTJ Student Radio. Her paintings can be found on her blog:

Maeve Hayden

Maeve is a fourth year Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Major. She is a proud transfer student, and in the past served on the Transfer Advisory Board and worked as a Transfer Student Peer Advisor. In her free time she loves reading fantasy novels and watching sitcoms.

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