Meet the SEO Team

M.C. Tilton: Editor-In-Chief 

M.C. is a wrapping up her senior year of science, environment, and social justice journalism at Ohio University. She couldn’t be any happier to call Southeast Ohio home, but is excited to soon join her fiancée, cat, and New Zealand rabbit in San Francisco as they begin their new life as the Travers-Miller family.



Sydney Dawes: Managing Editor 

Sydney Dawes is the managing editor of Southeast Ohio magazine. She’s written for multiple college publications, and she is currently the lifestyle editor and social media co-manager at FANGLE Magazine. Sydney hails from Cedarville, Ohio. In her free time, she loves to cook, watch documentaries, go to concerts, and explore hiking trails.



Elizabeth Backo: Copy Chief & Deputy Editor

Elizabeth Backo is a senior studying journalism and a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She loves the Pittsburgh Penguins and Sheetz coffee. She spent the summer geeking out about analytics at The Chautauquan Daily. Now, Backo serves as editor-in-chief of The Post, an independent print and digital media outlet on campus.


Julia Brown: Copy Chief & Deputy Editor

Julia Brown is a senior at Ohio University studying journalism and Spanish. A native of Columbus, Ohio, she spends her time writing for the Scripps College of Communication, watching more television than she should and reminding everyone that she was Class Clown in high school. After college, she hopes to find a job writing about issues that affect women.


Charlee Cobb: Department Editor 

Charlee Cobb is a senior at Ohio University, majoring in Journalism with a specialization in English and a Global Leadership Certificate. A local of Athens, Ohio, she enjoys writing about social justice and international relations. Charlee has worked at The Athens Messenger, and previously interned at NBC News in New York City. Upon graduation, Charlee hopes to work as a foreign  correspondent.


Robbie DiPaola: Department Editor

Robbie DiPaola, a native of Stow, Ohio, is a senior at Ohio University studying journalism. Robbie has a passion for sports journalism and this shows in his work with Ohio University’s WOUB media outlet. In addition to that work, Robbie writes for two websites dedicated to covering the Cleveland Cavaliers. After college Robbie has a job lined up in Cleveland, Ohio, working for a college football magazine.



Samantha Parker: Department Editor

Sam Parker is a senior majoring in journalism at Ohio University. A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, she has worked for publications both in her home city and on campus. She is passionate about entertainment, social issues and media, and has worked with student organizations like Thread Magazine, Backdrop Magazine and the Odyssey at Ohio University. After graduating, she hopes to start a career in magazine journalism.


Calli Whaley: Department Editor

Calli Whaley is from Dayton, Ohio. She is a senior journalism major at Ohio University. Beyond reporting, she enjoys watching TV and movies, hanging out with her cat and eating good food. She also does writing outside of the journalistic sphere, specifically poetry and short stories.




Adriana Navarro: Department Editor

Adriana is a senior Journalism major, Spanish minor and pursuing a Women, Gender and Sexuality study certificate from Cornelius, North Carolina. She is expecting to graduate from Ohio University this May. The Senior Writer at The New Political, Adriana has an interest in experimenting with news platforms and plans on working with 360 video and virtual reality for future news projects.



Sarah Franks: Feature Well Editor

Sarah Franks is a senior studying journalism with a specialization in environmental studies and visual communication. She has spent her time at Ohio University as a culture and features writer for OHIO’s student newspaper, The Post, interning at the Dayton Daily News and exploring Southeast Ohio’s wild beauty while hiking at Strouds Run State Park.



Ethan Felderstein: Digital Editor 

Ethan Felderstein is a graduating senior at Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, he has spent his college career writing for The Post, the school’s independent student-newspaper. He has professional media experience with Major League Baseball Advanced Media, USA Baseball and elsewhere. When not striving for a professional career in digital media, he enjoys reading, doing the New York Times crossword and rooting for disappointing sports teams.



Kelsey Brunner: Photo Editor

Kelsey Brunner is the photo editor for Southeast Ohio Magazine and the Visuals Editor at WOUB. Originally from Northern Virginia, she went to the University of Colorado in Boulder and studied journalism and is now a graduate student studying photography at Ohio University. Kelsey’s drive in photojournalism comes from the people she meets on a daily basis and she is passionate about telling stories of women in non-traditional roles.


Will Edmonds: Writer

Will Edmonds is a journalism news and information major in his senior year at Ohio University. A Columbus, Ohio native, Will works on campus in Ohio University’s Athletic Media Relations office and with the National Hockey League as a social media correspondent with the Columbus Blue Jackets. Gunning for a career in professional athletic media relations, Will enjoys digging beneath the surface and unearthing the passion that drives people.


Jordan Horrobin: Writer

Jordan Horrobin is a senior News and Information journalism major from Windsor, Ontario. He covers Ohio University football and men’s basketball for the university’s student newspaper, The Post, and spent this past summer covering the Detroit Tigers as an intern with His passions include sports, in-depth reporting and stories about the human triumph. An ideal career would combine all three.



Michael Powell: Writer

Michael Powell is a senior studying Journalism at Ohio University. Michael has a passion for consuming the news and telling stories. Outside of his professional life he enjoys the outdoors, traveling, backpacking, skiing and fishing. In his opinion, there is not much better in life than good food shared with friends and family.




Cristina Sicard: Writer

Senior and adventurer Cristina Sicard will graduate in May 2018. But she’ll have a dandy degree in journalism and a certificate with the Global Leadership Center. The best news she can share with you now: she and her roommate/best friend are publishing a children’s book titled Harmony (buy it in April ’18)! Cristina loves writing, traveling (road trips and abroad) and trying new things. In the near future, she dreams of working in children’s media and using her Spanish somehow.


Allie White: Writer 

Allie White, a Lancaster native, is a second year Journalism Masters Student at Ohio University. Allie has a passion for learning about stories from all walks of life and sharing those stories. In addition to her freelance writing work for, Allie is the Assistant Women’s Golf Coach for the Bobcats. For her undergrad, she attended the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and studied English.