Lauren Ahern


Lauren Ahern is a third year student at Eastern Michigan University.  She is a Linguistics major with two minors, Spanish and Electronic Media and Film Studies.  This is her third year with Cellar Roots and first 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.


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Assistant Editor

Rheanna Reeder is a senior from Saginaw, MI. She is majoring in Social Work and minoring in Women and Gender Studies and plans on graduating in April 2020. This is her fourth year working with Cellar Roots and she is excited to see what this year holds in store. Her passions include fancy pens, reading, creative writing, social justice advocacy, and her pets.


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Visual Arts Editor

Mili Phan is a Junior from Grand Rapids, MI, studying graphic design in the Bachelor of Fine Arts program. She hopes that one day she will inspire others and spread love through her artwork. Mili’s hobbies currently include writing, listening to music, going for walks, and hanging out with friends—she also pours the milk before the cereal. This is her first year working for Cellar Roots.


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Visual Arts Editor 

Madison Maryja Wheeler is a Junior 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 writing, reading, spending time with her dog, photography, & painting.


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Fiction Editor

Tiffany King is a senior from Toledo, OH. She is majoring in Journalism and minoring in Apparel, Textiles, and Merchandising. With a passion for words and literature, Tiffany hopes to get into editing and work for a magazine or publisher in NYC. She has many hobbies such as reading, watching movies, going thrifting, keeping up on the latest entertainment news and keeping up with the latest fashion trends.


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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.


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Copy Editor

Michaela Burton is a Junior at Eastern Michigan University currently striving for a degree in Language, Literature, and Writing. Since childhood she has known that someday she would like to be an editor. This is her first year working with Cellar Roots, and she’s eager to help continue to grow this magazine. She lives with her fiance and two cats, and enjoys spending her free time reading, writing, and playing strategy games.


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Submissions Coordinator

Sydney Keenan is a sophomore 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. 


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Web Editor/Social Media Coordinator

Erica Ward is a junior majoring in film and media with a minor in children’s lit. She is from Cleveland Ohio. Some of her favorite things to do is to watch movies and listen to music.  A fun fact about her is that she is left handed.