2016-2017 Sanskrit Staff

2016-2017 Staff



Sarah Kinney is a senior at UNC Charlotte working towards her BFA in Illustration. She likes hugging her two kittens, laughing at her own jokes, sleeping, and drawing faces. After graduation, she hopes to get a job in some sort of illustrative work, whether it will be concept art, magazine illustration, sequential art, or portraiture.


Associate Editor:

Tierra Holmes is a sophomore studying Art History and History at UNCC. When she isn’t chained to her computer working on research projects, she enjoys marathoning Korean dramas and spending money she doesn’t have. After graduation, she hopes to curate a museum or gallery and possibly guest-star on Mysteries at the Museum.



Branden Mabe is a freshman at UNC Charlotte pursuing a B.S. in Biology. In addition to his love for the sciences, Branden considers himself a photography aficionado who takes shots of the Milky Way, the occasional cat, and interesting human beings. When he’s not doing the next research paper or capturing a captivating photo, you can find him in his room reading Harry Potter or playing Spicy Uno with friends.



Michaela Yount is a junior at UNCC studying some sort of art. When she isn’t busy procrastinating or being indecisive, she enjoys running, jamming out to classic rock, and photographing things. In the future she hopes to start a YouTube channel, work for a magazine, and do lots of traveling.



Alex Hunt is a senior English major with a concentration in Creative Writing. Her specialized talents include putting on workout clothes and not working out, sleeping during the day, losing bobby pins, and procrastinating grad school applications. She also thinks being a published author one day would be pretty cool.


Content Editors:

Sierra Beeler is a sophomore English major at UNC Charlotte. An aspiring screenwriter, she hopes to one day entertain the masses with a book series turned television show she hopes will “put J.K Rowling to shame.” When not working on one of her many uncompleted projects, Sierra enjoys watching Hulu and crying over fictional characters.

Melissa Martin is a freshman at UNCC pursuing a degree in psychology. She has unhealthy addictions to Cosmic Brownies and Teen Wolf, but doesn’t let these loves take away from the time she dedicates to friends, family, and, of course, writing!

Nancy Carroll is a junior at UNCC double majoring in English and Political Science. When she is off campus you can find her speculating Star Wars fan theories or hanging out with her cats. If she ever graduates, Nancy would like to join a publishing house and see the world.



Elissa Miller

Yesika Sorto Andino is a freshman at UNC Charlotte studying Political Science and International Studies. An aspiring United Nations diplomat, she hopes to one-day end world hunger and grant world peace. While she is not contemplating the complexities of life, she is watching the West Wing while eating chocolate.