Kevin Riel | Editor-in-Chief
Kevin is a PhD student in English studying twentieth-century American poetry. He has a BA in English and political science from San Diego State University and an MA in literature and creative writing from CGU. His poems are forthcoming or have recently appeared in the Iowa Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, New Madrid, RHINO Poetry, Aethlon, Going Down Swinging, and in Split Lip Press’s Utter Foolery: Best Global Literary Humor 2015.
April Anderson | Managing Editor
April is a doctoral student in the English department at CGU and is currently working as a writing consultant in the CGU Writing Center and an instructor at CSU San Marcos and the University of La Verne. Though she has been caught reciting the poetry of ee Cummings and TS Eliot and/or pondering the human condition as is appears in Russian literature, her primary research focuses on American women poets and aesthetics.
Emily Schuck | Managing Editor
Emily is a PhD student in English at Claremont Graduate University focusing on Modernism. She subscribes to Carl Sandburg’s philosophy of poetry—that it is the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits. She is an adjunct at University of La Verne, and the editor-in-chief of CGU’s student newsletter, the Pedant. When not diligently promoting Foothill, you may find her debating the mechanics of language, vehemently defending the Oxford comma over a glass of wine, or attempting to recite a recently memorized Mary Oliver poem.
Brian F. McCabe | Outreach Editor
Brian is a third-year doctoral student at Claremont Graduate University whose main focus is poetry and poetics in the twentieth- and twenty-first-centuries. Brian works primarily on Irish, American, and Irish-American writers, but has a general interest in all good poetry. Brian’s studies have taken him all over the country, and beyond; to England and Ireland, where he plans to return every summer until he dies.His bedside table generally has Cummings, Mary Oliver, Eavan Boland, and Seamus Heaney on it—and the latest edition of Foothill.He’s also a photographer of some moderate skill.
Kelsey Kimmel | Design Editor
Kelsey received a BA in graphic design from the University of Redlands and an MFA from Claremont Graduate University. Her work incorporates digital photographs and drawings, and is inspired by the complexities and haphazardness of daily life. In her free time, you’ll find Kelsey playing soccer, dog-sitting (in hopes of soon getting her own), or enjoying the California sunshine at the beach, either with friends or with a good book.
Peter Lane | Communications Editor
Peter Lane received his MA in English from Claremont Graduate University in 2014. He now assists Professor Thomas Leabhart in the research and development of corporeal mime at The Pomona College Theatre Department. In addition to mime, he also enjoys acting, directing, and play-writing. He still loves writing poetry and occasionally dabbles in the world of improv comedy and standup.
Brock Rustin | Associate Editor
Born underneath the funnel cloud of an Oklahoma twister, Brock Rustin has always been a little shaky and therefore easily swayed. In the third year of his graduate studies, Brock continues to be amazed by his unfolding and unusual existence. As a bumbling poetry reader for Foothill, he tries to mostly listen and infrequently share his backward insights.
Ashley Call | Digital Communications Editor
Ashley Call is an MA student in English literature at Claremont Graduate University with a focus on modernism. She has recently started writing for CGU’s student newsletter the Pedant, covering campus and community stories. Though her emphasis primarily has her studying the prose of Virginia Woolf and Marcel Proust, you can always find her with a book of poetry on hand (think: Mina Loy, Anne Sexton, and Marie Howe). When she’s not reading, Ashley spends her time listening to hip hop, chasing her step goals on her pedometer app, and shamelessly singing Madonna at karaoke bars.
Francesca Gacho | Associate Editor
Francesca is a doctoral student in the English department with research interests in nineteenth-century British literature and culture, the novel, history of the book, and media studies at CGU where is also a Writing Center consultant. She has previously worked as a book editor and journalism intern. Currently she is a composition instructor at Chaffey College. When not studying or grading, she’ll most likely be found enjoying awesomely bad movies.
*Assistant editors: Scott Kneece, Jan Andres, Daniel Rivers, Clarissa Castaneda, Lauren Hartle
*Previous editors: Brendan Babish, Tyler Reeb, Jaji Crocker, Joel Childers, Sophie Soprano, Amanda Kallis, Rachel Tie, Shayna Citrenbaum, Jordan Perry, Kenton Freemuth