The Spectator

2019-2020 Staff

Jenna Erickson

Jenna Erickson

Jenna Erickson is a first-year integrated strategic communications and Spanish student. This is her second semester on The Spectator. Jenna loves coffee, singing and playing the marimba.

Morgan Burke

Morgan Burke

Morgan Burke is a fourth-year photography and multimedia communications student. This is her fourth semester on The Spectator, and first as Multimedia Editor. In her free time, she loves to make hyper-specific Spotify playlists...

Owyn Peters

Owyn Peters

Owyn Peters is a third-year computer science student, and he enjoys riding bikes, traveling and being outdoors.

Tiana Kuchta

Tiana Kuchta

Tiana Kuchta is a  fourth-year English critical studies student. Outside of The Spectator, she enjoys spending her time reading, being with family, catching up on Netflix and being surrounded by cats.

McKenna Dirks

McKenna Dirks

McKenna Dirks is a fourth-year journalism student and this is her seventh semester on The Spectator staff. She thrives under chaotic environments, loves plants and often gives off "granola girl" vibes with her Blundstone boots...

Timothy Spierings

Timothy Spierings

Timothy Spierings is a fourth-year Spanish and journalism student. This is their eighth semester on The Spectator staff. They enjoy trying all types of new foods and listening to new music artists and are currently trying to lea...

Lea Kopke

Lea Kopke

Lea Kopke is a fourth-year journalism and German student. This is her seventh semester on The Spectator staff. She plays the clarinet in the Blugold Marching Band and recently relearned how to ride a bike with no hands....

Bridget Kelley

Bridget Kelley

Bridget Kelley is a fourth-year journalism student. Bridget enjoys hanging out with babies, coffee and oxford commas. If anyone has any gluten-free food suggestions, Bridget's inbox is open.

Taylor Reisdorf

Taylor Reisdorf

Taylor Reisdorf is a graduate student in the English program who revels in both telling and engaging with compelling stories. This is her seventh semester with The Spectator. She prides herself in her adaptability and desire to...

Madeline Fuerstenberg

Madeline Fuerstenberg

Madeline Fuerstenberg is a fourth-year journalism student. This is her eighth semester on The Spectator staff and she’ll miss it with all her heart once she graduates (if she graduates).

Clara Neupert

Clara Neupert

Neupert is a fourth-year journalism student at UW-Eau Claire. She is the executive producer of Engage Eau Claire on Blugold Radio Sunday. In her spare time, Neupert's working on becoming a crossword puzzle expert.

Sam Johnson

Sam Johnson

Sam Johnson is a fifth-year creative writing and journalism student and this is his fourth semester on staff. When he's not panicking in The Spectator office about becoming a real adult soon, he's panicking in other places, usua...

Macey VanDenMeerendonk

Macey VanDenMeerendonk

Macey VanDenMeerendonk is a senior English Creative Writing major. She likes to cook, go camping, and travel every chance she gets!

Robin Armagost

Robin Armagost

Robin Armagost is a first-year English and Journalism student. She loves to play Pokémon and Super Smash Bros.

Sam Janssen

Sam Janssen

Sam Janssen is a fourth-year journalism student with a psychology minor. This is his fifth semester with The Spectator. In his free time, he enjoys being an avid sports fan and playing the guitar.

Will Seward

Will Seward

Will Seward is a fourth-year creative writing major, minoring in physics and chemistry. Alongside The Spectator, he is also a co-host for Blugold Radio Sunday's shows: Blugold Literary Broadcast and How'd You End Up Here? Ou...

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