Our Staff

Abby Doonan

Abby Doonan ('24) is the Arts Editor for The Anchor and was previously a staff writer. She is a theatre and communication double major from Kalamazoo, Michigan. Abby loves acting, any music that makes her dance or sing, hula hooping, romcom movies, and all things Marvel. She is passionate about arts journalism and strives to publish content that keeps you updated on all the artsy things!

Anna Snader

Anna Snader ('26) is the section editor for News. She is a Social Studies Education major with an English Education minor and enjoys writing, reading, and running in her free time.

Aubrey Brolsma

Aubrey Brolsma ('23) is a former Staff Writer and current Editor for the Campus section. She is double majoring in History and Classical Studies and wants to one day earn a PhD and pursue a career in the academic field. She is from Noblesville, IN and can often be found with a book in hand. She has been on the Anchor staff since the Fall of 2020. A former Phelps scholar and Emmaus scholar, she is passionate about social justice matters. Currently, Aubrey works in leadership at Klooster Writing Center and as the intern at Hope Church RCA. She is also involved in Prism and is an oration coach of Nykerk.

Carole Chee

Carole Chee ('24) is the editor for the Beyond section. A double major in English and Women's & Gender Studies, you can find her around campus in the Keppel House, behind the library's research help desk, or in the theatre props shop! She is passionate about uplifting each person's unique story and voice.

Claire Dwyer

Claire Dwyer ('24) is a current Co-Editor-in-Chief of The Anchor. Joining as a News Writer fall of a freshman year, she has enjoyed the opportunity to connect with the campus community through journalism!

Claudia Hwang

Claudia Hwang ('26) is the Production Manager for the Anchor, as well as the copy editor for Campus and News. She plans on majoring in English and minoring in Communications. At Hope College, she is also heavily involved in the theater department! In whatever free time she manages to find, she enjoys crocheting, knitting, reading, and falling asleep curled up under random surfaces.

Eleanor DiLeonardi

Elijah Maxwell

Eli ('23) is a senior from Noblesville, Indiana currently working as a Co-Editor-in-Chief for the Anchor. He is a psychology major with minors in classics and writing. In addition to working at the Anchor he is a writing assistant at the Klooster Center for Excellence in Writing and the SARD of Cook Hall. After his time at Hope, he plans to further his education and become a therapist.

Gabrielle Menya

Grace Gruner

Grace Gruner ('23) is a Creative Writing major with minors in Religion and Peace and Justice. She is currently the Features Editor for The Anchor, a Stylistic Editor for The Bell Tower, and a member of the Alpha Phi Zeta sorority. When she isn't serving coffee at Uncommon Coffee Roasters, Grace can be found wherever her people are, usually with a cup of coffee in hand.

Jonah Whalen

Jula O'Halla

Lauren Schiller

Lauren Schiller ('25) is a sophomore from Oxford, Michigan. She is one of the Co-Editors-in-Chief at the Anchor. A communication and global studies double major, Lauren is also on the TEDxHopeCollege Executive Team, a writing assistant at the Klooster Center for Excellence in Writing, and the founder and chapter lead of Hope Students Demand Action for Gun Safety. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, watching movies, and being with her friends and family.

Mark Lewison

Mark Lewison is The Anchor's faculty advisor and director of the Klooster Center for Excellence in Writing.

Madeline Kenney

Madeline ('25) is a sophomore from Livonia, MI and she is the Social Media, Publicity, & Web Manager of the Anchor. She is studying Business and Biology. At Hope, Madeline is also a core member on SAC, a TedxHopeCollege Executive Team Member, and the Business Club Lead. She is athletically involved in Cross Country, Basketball, and Track. In her free time, Madeline enjoys biking, baking, and spending time with family and friends.

Sarah Stevenson

Sarah Stevenson (’23) is the photographer for The Anchor. She is majoring in biology with a minor in religion on the pre-med track. In addition to being involved with Hope’s newspaper, she also volunteers at Holland Hospital and conducts research in the Biology Department. Sarah enjoys playing pickleball, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

Therese Joffre

Therese Joffre ('24) is studying chemistry and plans to pursue a PhD in chemistry. She is the Opinion Editor of The Anchor, the website/marketing managers of The Bell Tower, a TA in the chemistry and anatomy labs, a tutor, does research in organic chemistry, and is the campus leader for the Ford Leadership Forum. In her free time, she enjoys travel, reading, adventuring in the outdoors and eating a variety of foods.