Eileen Ellis

Hello! I’m Eileen. I’m a senior creative writing major from Holland, Michigan. I love poetry and since that’s my specialty, I expect to work as a waitress for the rest of my earthly time. Unlike Adriana, I am not a horse-girl (although my sister was). Instead, I just watch Bob’s Burgers incessantly and with passion. I will pay anyone who can guess which of my teeth is fake $10. 

Lindsay Jankowski

Hi guys! I’m Lindsay and I’m one of the Opus Co-Editors. I’m a senior Biology major with a Chemistry minor (yes, you read that correctly). In the interest of saving time, I’ll spare you the extensive, convoluted story of how I realized senior year that the pre-med path wasn’t for me. But ask me about it in person and I’ll gladly share all the gory details! If this editing and publishing thing doesn’t work out, I’ll pursue a career in the culinary arts and continue writing delectable food poems about tortellini, my favorite Italian pasta.

Prose Editor

Gabrielle Crone

Hi, my name is Gabrielle Crone and I am a junior studying Creative Writing here at Hope. The only person who calls me Gabrielle with actual fondness is my grandmother, so please call me Gabbie. My childhood growing up around farm animals has made me appreciate the finer things in life like sturdy denim and eating dinner before 5:30. While I am the Prose Editor, my passion is writing poems for the people in my life and hoping they appreciate my word choices regarding their eye color.

Poetry Editor

Kallen Mohr

Hi, my name is Kallen and I am a junior studying Sociology and English with a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies. I have always had a passion for storytelling and exploring what makes us human. From this passion, I have found that the true power of art is most profoundly felt when both the writer and the reader are willing to be vulnerable. I have deep admiration for anyone who strives to create and I am more than excited to read everyone’s work at Opus! If you see me on campus, movie and book recommendations are my favorite form of introduction. 🙂 

Art Editor

Sophie Mae

Sophie Mae is a senior studio art major, one of the DePree basement gremlins, an avid consumer of My Hero Academia fanfiction #thetraumabereal, and is obsessed with her seven cats. Her studio practice consists of mainly sculptural work with an emphasis on sculptural installations. She recommends listening to the group Citizen Soldier, in particular their song “Found.” If you see her and she is humming or talking to herself,  don’t worry, she’s just like that.  


Katelynn Paluch

Abi Vanderwall

Issy Gaetjens-Oleson

Poetry Editor

Art Editor

Social Media Manager

Katelynn Paluch is an aspiring physician-poet majoring in Biochemistry. This creature’s varied interests include mitochondria, jazz music, a K-pop idol known as Kang Taehyun, collecting lavender stationary with cute bear stickers, and trying to survive on a gluten and dairy-free diet. You can find this endangered species on the 3rd floor of Schaap with multiple textbooks, crumpled pieces of paper, and a calculator, or, rarely, walking around their habitat of Holland at sunset. 

Hi! I’m Abi Vanderwall, and I’m a freshman double majoring in English and Communications with a leadership minor! I am from Byron Center, Michigan but I am super excited to be a Phelps Scholar and call Hope College home! Art has always been a huge factor in my life, and has been a touch point for me as I transition into a new place! There’s a special place in my heart for multimedia and ceramics, but I love a good poem too. If you ever hear Mac DeMarco blaring through the walls, it’s probably me, so feel free to come jam out with me and my vinyls! 🙂

Issy’s bio is coming soon! 

Opus Staff Hall of Fame

Email opus@hope.edu to find out how you can get involved!

Violet Peschiera, Co-Editor
Krystyna Koedyker, Art Editor
Rebekah Cook, Poetry Editor
Photo of Katie Shantz
Katie Shantz, Social Media Manager
Photo of Ellie Kirby
Ellie Kirby, Poetry Editor
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Rachel Douma, Art Editor
Emma Gail Compton, Prose Editor
Adriana Barker, Co-Editor

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