Lauren Ahern


Lauren Ahern is a senior at Eastern Michigan University majoring in Linguistics major and minoring in both Spanish and Electronic Media and Film Studies.  This is her fourth year with Cellar Roots and second year as editor-in-chief, and she couldn’t be more excited to continue growing this magazine.  In her free time she rows for the rowing team, reads books, hangs out with friends and travels when she can.



Assistant Editor

Sydney Keenan is a junior from Brighton, MI, studying professional writing and technical communication. She has a passion for writing and editing, and hopes to eventually be able to have a career that allows her to travel. Outside of school, she enjoys photography, snow skiing, and hanging out with her two rescue dogs and younger sister. 



Visual Arts Editor

Madison Maryja Wheeler is a senior from New Baltimore, MI. She will earn a Bachelor of Science for Electronic Media & Film Studies in April 2021. Through the films she creates, she hopes to share emotional stories with others and is excited to see her name on the big screen for a major motion picture. Madison’s many hobbies include but are not limited to writing, reading, spending time with her dog, photography, & painting.


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Fiction Editor

Chinelle Russell is a junior at Eastern Michigan, majoring in English with a minor in Teaching English as a Second Language. She plans to teach English in Japan for a few years after college, and then continue her career in the publishing field as an editor. When not in school, she spends time with her dogs Sadie and Bell, and reads an excessive amount of books.


Poetry Editor

Gracie Thompson is a sophomore at Eastern Michigan University. She is majoring in Professional Writing with a concentration in Creative Writing, and a minor in Sustainability. This is her first year working at Cellar Roots and she cannot wait to see what there is to come. Gracie’s passion for writing carries into journalism, as well, as she is the News Editor for the Eastern Echo Newspaper. In her free time she enjoys working with stained glass, writing poetry, and traveling.




Juliana Lumaj is a senior at Eastern Michigan University.  She is majoring in Journalism and minoring in Political Science.  She currently is an Intern Reporter at MLive and can’t wait to see where Cellar Roots takes her as a Copy Writer.  She loves to read, travel, paint, and watch anime in her spare time.


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Jasmine Scroggins is a sophomore at Eastern Michigan University. She is majoring in English with a Creative Writing concentration and minoring in Marketing. Her interests include writing poetry, painting, playing guitar and hiking. She plans to continue her education after graduating by pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing to prepare for a writing based career.