Wael Al Ghanami is an international student, born and raised in Oman. He has been quite invested in reading fiction since 9th grade. His favorite novel series is probably The Witcher by Andrzej Sapkowski. Aside from academics, he spends his time playing the piano, hitting the gym, or gaming. He likes writing about observing people and things, whether he’s self-reflecting or commenting about what he perceives.
Jalen Bryan is a student at the Georgia Institute of Technology majoring in Psychology. He is a Black Lives Matter activist who has recently started focusing his activism on ending the criminalization of mental health in young black teens. He also aims to not only bring awareness to the systematic issues that are present in the American education system but also combat them firsthand. He is an avid advocate for reforming our criminal justice system, ending the school-to-prison pipeline, and especially ending behaviors and patterns of internalized white supremacy that have plagued the black community for decades. Jalen is a medium, spiritual reader, and diviner who is studying herbalism and natural healing. He possesses many spiritual gifts, one of them being the gift of writing. With this gift, he can write his poems empowered with words of healing.
Jeff Howard is a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow teaching first-year composition and creative writing in the Writing and Communication Program at Georgia Tech. Jeff is also an assistant co-director of the Naugle Communication Center. In 2020-21, he was the recipient of both the Helen H. Naugle Professional Tutor of the Year Award and the Southeastern Writing Center Association’s (SWCA) Professional Tutor of the Year Award. He is the managing editor for RAMBLE.
Mike Lehman is a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow at Georgia Institute of Technology. His research explores the potential of borders in reimagining our notions of human rights and belonging. He posits the figure of the migrant as central for an alternative understanding of literature as a site of resistance, and as a way to being to imagine new logics of global connection. His scholarship has been published in and is forthcoming in Crossings: Journal of Migration & Culture, Ariel: A Review of International English Literature, and several edited collections. He teaches composition courses at Georgia Tech on multimodal communication, refugee and migrant narratives, and border rhetorics and aesthetics. He is an assistant editor for RAMBLE.
Eric Lewis earned his B.A. in English and philosophy at William Jewell College and his Ph.D. in English at the University of Notre Dame. He studies reader-character relationships in twentieth- and twenty-first-century Global Anglophone fiction, especially Irish and South African fiction. He loves podcasts, scary movies, and complicated, friendship-risking board games. He is an assistant editor for RAMBLE.
Shanty Papakosta is an EAS major at Georgia Tech with a focus in Oceanography. She is curious and passionate about the ocean. Born and raised in Greece in a Brazilian household, Shanty is fluent in Greek, Portuguese, and English.
Sol Peña is pursuing undergraduate degrees in Literature, Media, and Communication and Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. They are Salvadorian-American and were raised in a multicultural, military household.
Rocio Soto is a fourth-year undergraduate Literature, Media, & Communication (LMC) student at Georgia Tech and is the current Lead Peer Consultant in the Naugle Communication Center. When she is not exploring the interdisciplinary discipline of multilingual learning and technical communication with students in the CommLab, Rocio loves to stress bake, watch The Great British Baking Show while she stress bakes, and read. However, more recently she has taken an interest in hiking!
Anu Thapa is a Marion L. Brittain Fellow in the Writing and Communication Program at Georgia Tech. Her specialties include Cinema and Media Studies, Digital Humanities, and Postcolonial Theory. Her research examines the intersections between religion and technology in Hindi commercial cinema, from its inception to present. Her works have appeared in Cinéma&Cie, Film Criticism, and the Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television. She is an assistant editor for RAMBLE.