Since the Fall of 2016, Klio has been created by students in the English 209: Literary Journal Practicum class at Penn State, University Park.
Jake Starr is a sophomore from West Chester, Pennsylvania, and is a broadcast journalism major who is the Editor-in-Chief for Klio. Currently, he is the news director and a broadcaster for Comm Radio, as well as a writing intern for Penn State Athletics, covering men’s hockey. In his free time, Jake enjoys hanging out with friends and watching sports.
Managing Editor and Nonfiction Editor
Sophie Stein is a junior from Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania, and is an English major with a Spanish minor. In addition to serving as the 2019 Managing Editor and Nonfiction Editor of Klio, she is currently training to become a peer tutor in Penn State’s writing center with Penn State Learning. Also, Sophie is looking forward to The Nittany Review’s debut. As the secretary of the new, long-form publication at Penn State, she is excited to be a part of the leadership team. In her free time, Sophie likes to spend time with her family and friends, tie dye, and draw.
Saie Kim is a junior heading towards a Science major. She’s from Seoul, South Korea, and lived in Beijing, China, for eight years. The diverse backgrounds she has experienced and lived, she was always interested in arts from different countries. She’s been interested in communication and publication as well, so she was very excited to join the Klio staff and English 209 course for this fall.
Adia Hearns is a sophomore at Pennsylvania State University. She is double majoring in English and African American studies. She is involved in Blueprint, which is a peer-mentoring organization for the first year and change of campus students of color. She is also involved with the spoken word organization on campus called W.O.R.D.S. She has been immersed in the arts from a young age, namely poetry and singing.
Leia Skidgel is a 5th-year student from State College, Pennsylvania, with an English major and a Korean minor. As someone who wants to learn more about editing, she is excited to be the Blog Editor for the 2019 Klio team. In her free time, Leia enjoys reading, drawing, and spending time with her ornery pet rabbit.
Terrance McCrystal (T.J) is a junior here at Penn State. He is pursuing a career in sports journalism with a minor in business. He hopes to one day become a sportswriter for ESPN. He also dreams of one day creating his own television show. Communicating has always been one of his strong suits, inspiring him to choose a career in Journalism.
Public Relations Coordinator
Emma Creamer is a junior from Reading, Pennsylvania, majoring in broadcast journalism with minors in global and international studies and creative writing. In addition to being the 2019 PR Coordinator for Kio, she is also a VALLEY Magazine section editor. Emma is also an executive chair of the Public Relations Student Society of America Penn State Chapter for their THON committee and a member of the Sigma Kappa sorority. In her free time, she enjoys writing, going to SoulCycle and finding new workout classes around State College.
Web Co-Editor/Social Media Co-Captain
Jack McCune is a sophomore majoring in broadcast journalism. He is from Yardley, Pennsylvania, which is outside of Philadelphia and right next to New Jersey. He is a broadcaster and a writer for CommRadio, Penn State’s student-run online radio station. He’s also the social media chair for Lev, the THON Organization for Penn State Hillel. In his free time, Jack loves to play sports, watch sports, and play video games with his friends.
Omou Barry is a senior majoring in Print Journalism with a minor in English. She is currently a social media intern for The Dinner Table Documentary Inc. In her free time she loves to watch Anime and bad Reality TV.
University Park Outreach Coordinator
Brendan Sutcliffe is a junior at Penn State University from Havertown, Pennsylvania, outside of Philadelphia. He is an English major and his hobbies include hiking, reading, and watching the Philadelphia Eagles. Brendan hopes to build useful communication and planning skills as the UP Outreach Coordinator for Klio.
International Student Outreach Coordinator
Bowen Fang is an international transfer student who is from China. He earned his associate degree of arts at Spokane Falls Community College and graduated from a one-year English program at Beijing Foreign Studies University. Now, he is a junior here at Penn State and is majoring in English and business management. He is also interested in international communications, English translations, and interpretations.
Alison Condie Jaenicke is faculty advisor for Kalliope, Penn State’s print undergraduate literary magazine, and teaches ENGL 209, Literary Journal Practicum, the class that creates a new edition of Klio each fall semester at Penn State University Park. Alison is an Assistant Teaching Professor and the Assistant Director of the Creative Writing Program in the English Department. Alison has published stories, essays, and poems in various literary magazines. To learn more, visit: https://alisoncjaenicke.weebly.com/.