Melissa is from Gardnerville, Nev., and is pursuing a degree in English, along the writing track, as well as a minor in Editing and Publishing. Melissa was on the yearbook staff throughout her four years in high school and worked as the editor-in-chief for her junior and senior years. Ever since she was young, Melissa has loved to write, which is evidenced by her notebook collection full of half finished stories and lists and her spelling tests from elementary school, on which she always received 100%. After spending her first semester at Whitworth writing for the Arts and Culture section of the Whitworthian Newspaper, Melissa decided to return to her favorite form of journalism as the Natsihi copy editor. She spent two years in this role before taking over as the editor-in-chief in her senior year.
Lauren is a biology major on the pre-medicine track with minors in psychology and chemistry.Lauren was born in Whitehaven, England and moved to Tri-Cities, Wash. when she was sixteen months old. She is currently the Natsihi writing editor and also plays clarinet in the Wind Symphony. Lauren has been involved in yearbook since she was in eighth grade. She joined her high school journalism class as a staff writer for the newspaper but quickly fell in love with yearbook. After being the editor-in-chief of her high school yearbook for two years, she decided to continue yearbook in college. She is in her third year as the writing editor for the Natsihi.
Maddy is from Camas, WA, and majoring in graphic design with minors in French, visual communication, and art history. She has been building her freelance experience since 2016. One of her favorite projects includes the development of a logo for the Build-A-Heart Campaign, a program providing psychological aid for Syrian refugees. Maddy has also been involved in designing several t-shirts for events at Whitworth University and Skyridge Middle School.
Copy Editor and Social Media Director
Michaela is from Mill Creek, Wash. and is studying journalism and mass communication with minors in visual communication and editing and publishing. She has been involved with yearbook since eighth grade in various capacities. In high school she was a section editor freshman and sophomore year, co-editor junior year and editor-in-chief senior year. Her senior year of high school she was awarded the 2015 Leadership Award from the Washington Journalism Education Association. At Whitworth, she was a staff writer for the Natsihi in the fall of her freshman year and was the writing editor in the spring. She was the editor-in-chief of the Natsihi for two years and currently interns at The Inlander for arts and culture.
Lauren is from Sandpoint, ID and is studying journalism and mass communication with minors in Film and visual communication. She has been a photographer for yearbook since junior year of high school. During her senior year of high school, she was photo editor of her school's newspaper and yearbook. She was on staff as a photographer for the athletic department in Spring 2018. Sfeir loves all the visual aspects of journalism and hopes to one day work in social media.