Kate Schiltz is a first year college student at the College of Saint Benedict in St. Joseph, Minnesota. She is excited to continue her journey with Blue Marble, and to start her work at the Writing Center at Saint Benedict’s next semester. She enjoys playing clarinet, traveling, watching movies, and spending time with friends and family.
Isabella Milacnik is a junior at Minnetonka High School. This is her second year as a Writing Center coach at Minnetonka. She loves reading fiction (especially mystery) and likes to write as well. She plays volleyball all year round and also loves dogs. She is so excited to work on the publishing team of Blue Marble this year.
Ellie Retzlaff is a sophomore at Minnetonka High School. She is currently a writing coach and an editor for the school newspaper, which probably explains her love for reading and writing. Also, she is a strong advocate for the environment and a part of the Kids for the Boundary Waters, which is a movement to protect the Boundary Waters, a place that is like home to her.
Maya Schrof, a junior in high school from Minnetonka, Minnesota has enjoyed every moment of her time with the Blue Marble Review team; the writing has been so wonderful and inspiring. She is passionate about journaling and non-fiction, and hopes to develop a repertoire of fictional and poetic writing through this opportunity.
Becca Schumacher is a senior at Minnetonka High School. Writing has been her passion since elementary school, and she’s grateful for the opportunity to work with the amazing writers who submit to Blue Marble.
Alexa Vos is an eighteen-year-old senior at Minnetonka High School. She is also a co-editor, feminist, photographer, designer, writer, environmentalist, bookworm, and Christian. Aside from labels, she is a woman who loves life and enjoys reviewing beautiful works of art created by others.
Priscilla Trinh is a first year college student studying at the University of Minnesota. Her passion is food sustainability, and she spends much time thinking about the human predicament. Otherwise, she engages in all things literature, art, and music while striving to lead a minimalist life.
Other than reading and writing, junior student Faith Quist also enjoys band, sailing, skiing, running, biking, and watching movies.
Arushi Avachat is a high school junior from Pleasanton, California. She is a three-time Scholastic Art and Writing Awards National Medalist as well as a 2018 National YoungArts Winner in Writing. Her work has also been honored by One Teen Story, Columbia College Chicago, Susquehanna University, the Bay Area Book Festival, and more. She is the author of When Love Dies & Other Stories, a self-published short story collection that will be available on Amazon in April 2019.