STAFF

Editor-in-Chief

Hi, I’m Hannah, the Editor-in-Chief of Thread. I’m a Junior majoring in Journalism Strategic Communications and this is my first year as Editor-in-Chief, but I’ve been working for Thread since my freshman year. I started as a staff writer and last year I was the Seams Editor. I’m a big fan of Parisian and Italian culture and fashion and hope to travel to Paris one day and return to Italy in the near future. I plan to work in the fashion industry after graduating, hopefully for a magazine, in a big city far away from rural Ohio, which is where I’ve spent my entire life. I love minimalistic looks and as I’ve gotten older I’ve learned to embrace the girlier sides of fashion. 

Photo Editor

Hi! My name is Leanna and I am a 3rd year Visual Communication: Commercial Photography major with a marketing minor, finance minor, Social Media Certificate, and Virtual Reality Specialization. I am the photo editor for Thread, work at the front desk of Schoonover as an ambassador for the Scripps College of Communication, and also am a learning community leader. Feel free to say hello if you see me around campus!

PR Chief

Hello there! I’m Bailey Kormick, the Public Relations Chief of Thread. I’m a soon-to-be graduate from OU with a degree in journalism and specializations in marketing as well as restaurant, hotel and tourism. I spent my summer dahntahn in the ‘Burgh as a marketing and event planning intern for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. When it’s time to say goodbye to this beautiful hOUme, I aspire to have a career in destination tourism or event planning. Until then, you can find me spending endless hours at Court Street Coffee, roaming Athens thrift stores and trying to keep my plant-babes alive!

Web Editor

Hi! I’m Mack! (yes its short for Mackenzie) and I’m the web editor for Thread. I am currently a Junior majoring in commercial photography with a certificate in social media studies. I have been apart of Thread ever since I joined my freshmen year. I am also a student photographer for the Ohio University Advancement Communications and Marketing center and a member of the Ohio University Waterski Team. While I am not running around with my camera you can find me working out at Ping, hanging out with my friends or laughing over funny cat photos.

Video Chief

Hi! My name is Yana, and I’m the Video Chief for Thread this year. I’m a junior majoring in Integrated Media with a minor in Film. I’m from the Philippines, but I mostly lived abroad and have been traveling all over the world ever since. I’ve been to 25 countries so far and I can’t wait to see more of what’s out there. Traveling not only opened my mind but it also introduced me to my love for storytelling.

I plan on pursuing a career where I can compliment art and music in videos as well as use it to tell diverse stories. Aside from being a Video Chief, I’m also the Media Manager for Ohio University’s Global Ambassadors and I also work as an Event Support Assistant where I set up audio / visual tech in major event spaces around campus. During my free time (something I barely have these days), I’m either out with my friends, sketching portraits, binging Netflix shows or composing new music with my guitar and ukelele.   

Features Editor

Hey, there! My name is Bailey Fink and I’m the features editor, a.k.a. those longs one you probably skip to get to the pictures. I’m a senior studying journalism: news and information and super passionate about magazine journalism! I spent my summer interning with Pittsburgh Magazine and gaining more Pittsburgh pride than I had before, which I didn’t even think was possible. When I’m not working on Thread, I’m also the Vice President of Internal Affairs for BobcaThon, the dance marathon on campus, and have been lovingly (I hope) called the crazy BobcaThon girl because I think everyone should join, so let’s talk about being FTK. 

As a senior, I can be found crying literally anywhere on campus thinking about leaving these bricks and the place I’ve called home for four years … but if anyone wants to hire me, hit me up, I’m super cool, I promise!

Seams Editor

Hi! I’m Marie, the Seams Editor! I am senior Journalism News and Information major with a minor in Retail Fashion and Product Development. I have been writing for Thread since my freshman year when I won Rookie Writer of the Year! I love Seams because it’s trend-focused and I get to talk about my favorite celebrities, shows, and designers. I hope to move to New York when I graduate in May and get a job in the media field. Last year I studied abroad in London fall semester and had an internship as the Promotions Intern at a radio station in Washington D.C. spring semester. You could say I love city-hopping! I love Athens and when I graduate I’ll miss working at Jackie O’s and going to Donkey at least twice a day the most!

Business Manager

Hi! My name is Nathaniel Stansbery and I’m the Business Manager for Thread Magazine. I am a junior majoring in Journalism Strategic Communications with a double minor in Marketing and RFPD as well as the Global Leadership Certificate.

This is my first year serving as Business Manager. I got my start in Thread as a member of the PR team and also as a staff writer. I am also a member of Student Alumni Board as an Internal Affairs Committee member and the Marketing Executive and Co-Founder of Kappa Alpha Zeta, OHIO’s first marketing and communications fraternity. After graduation, I would love to move out of the state, but I’d settle for getting my start in Columbus. I have been learning how to style and embrace my minimalistic tastes, and I love being exposed to new or different styles of fashion.

Photo Chief

Hello, my name is Matthew Jones and I’m a senior majoring in commercial photography. I am the current Photo Chief at Thread Magazine. I stop by all the shoots to help assist or digital tech throughout the shoot. Feel free to ask for help with lighting or working in the studio, class assignments or personal assignments! I’ll lend a hand as long as my schedule allows it. When I’m not taking pictures, I’m probably hiking at Strouds Run, biking along the bike trail or at home watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

Copy Chief

Hi! I’m Emily, the Copy Chief for Thread. I’m a senior, and I’ve loved working for Thread for the past three years. I enjoy taking photos and writing articles, and I’m excited to work as the Copy Chief these next two semesters!

I’m studying Journalism News and Information with a minor in Screenwriting and Digital Storytelling. This past summer, I worked with The Bowery Boys, a podcast and website about New York City History. I’m always working at the cafes on campus, so if you see me, say hi!

 

Managing Editor

Hi! My name is Chloe Ruffennach, and I am the Managing Editor for Thread this year. I am a junior majoring in Strategic Communications, and I have a passion for writing and social media. Other than being Managing Editor, I am also the Communications Director for the Ohio University College Democrats. When I am not committing my time to my organizations or classwork, I enjoy hanging out with friends, watching television, and occasionally writing creatively.

Fashion Director

Hi! I’m Erin and I’m this years Fashion Director. I am a senior majoring in Retail Fashion and Product Development with a minor in business. I joined Thread when I transferred to OU my sophomore spring semester and instantly fell in love with it. I love being creative and anything that deals with clothes. I work at the local boutique, Kismet, and in my free time I like to spend all my money on Insomnia Cookies or Chipotle. 

Design Director