Editorial Staff


Joseph LangAN
Editor in Chief

Joseph Langan is a lifelong student of literature and philosophy. He works as a writing tutor, specializing in serving the international community by helping non-native English speakers. He’s worked for a variety of different newspapers both on campus and in his hometown and was a slush reader for a science fiction magazine. He runs his own website dedicated to movie reviews and analyses of the entertainment industry. When he’s not creating art of his own or sharing the works of others through Brainchild, Joseph is planning trips abroad.


Kelsey Williams
Art Director

Kelsey is a graphic designer and marketer from Cleveland, Ohio. She is interested in just about every aspect of design but specializes in web design and has also won a multitude of photography awards. Kelsey has spent time interning at Vitamix Corp., MIM Software, and is currently working at Sherwin Williams with their User Experience Design and Development team. Nothing thrills Kelsey more than a new adventure to a new place and often daydreams of her next trip.


Charlie Malone

Charlie is a professional advisor with the Honors College at Kent State. Charlie takes over advising from the Aaron Hanlin who served as the advisor since 2013. Charlie served as an Assistant Editor at the Colorado Review and Poetry Editor for Matter Journal and helped found a community-based journalistic endeavor at Wolverine Farm Publishing. He edited the anthology A Poetic Inventory or Rocky Mountain National Park and continues to publish his own writing.




Nicholas peters
marketing Director

Nicholas Peters is an outgoing and incredibly driven individual with a love for learning that envelops every aspect of life. He hopes to one day have a career that utilizes his passion for communication and allows him to connect with a very large audience in a positive way. In addition to being the marketing director for Brainchild, he is also the recruitment director and public relations director for Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity, a member of PRSSA, and Senator for the College of Communication and Information on the Undergraduate Student Government.



Carrie George
Assistant Editor

Carrie is a writer with a love for human stories. She uses her photography and poetry to share the unwritten stories that many of us silently carry on our shoulders. A traveller with a deep interest in the world around her, she draws inspiration from the places she’s been and the people she’s met. A staff writer for Luna Negra, Kent State’s literary arts magazine, a published writer, and an award-winning poet, Carrie hopes her writing and photography will continue to take her around the world.



Corinne Engber
Poetry Editor

Corinne Engber is an award winning poet whose writing focuses on anatomy. She recently received first place in the Kent State 2015 Undergraduate Poetry Scholarship contest for her piece "The Body Exhibit." Her past awards include the Patricia Winchek scholarship, the Wick Poetry Honors Scholarship and first place for the 2014 Perryman Award. She is currently working on her first chapbook, The Body Exhibit, which will combine free verse poetry with the hard science of the human body.


sarah grages
Assistant editor

Sarah is a writer and reader who hopes to one day write her own novel, preferably while somewhere in Italy. She spends her time drinking tea, reading books, and planning trips abroad. A member of Sigma Tau Delta, she strives to immerse herself in a world of talented writers and to better her own writing in doing so. She also writes a blog for her hometown newspaper, The Times Reporter, and is currently enamored with the world and all it has to offer.



david SolbErg
fiction editor

Planning to someday teach English as a second language and to study world languages, David Solberg is interested in how the words we choose shape our social and psychological realities. He enjoys reading and writing poetry and listening to the connotations that certain words and phrases create. A senior, he has had three poems published in Brainchild in previous years, 2014 and 2015, and is happy to be joining the editorial team this year. He is also involved in Kent State International Mentors, Flash Fiction Club, and Lutheran Campus Ministries. He also loves painting and drawing, walking in nature, and talking to people from different cultures.


Ellie marshall
assistant editor

Ellie has a love for natural beauty and self expression.  She has researched and written about the individual and group efforts regarding the Civil Rights Movement and how those efforts manifested in society.  Ellie aspire to influence law and policy dealing with educational equality while simultaneously promoting individuality and art.



melanie Sugalski
Graphic designer

Melanie Sugalski is a graphic designer and illustrator. She longs to write and illustrate children’s books.  Her work has been published in both Luna Negra’s print and electronic editions. She had the honor of working for the Walt Disney Company last fall as part of the Disney College Program. Someday she hopes to return to the Walt Disney Company and continue making the magic.



Emily Gommel

Emily is a designer and artist from Cleveland, Ohio. She designs for the Kent Stater and Universal Windows Direct. She is also an artist instructor at a paint and sip studio. Emily has taken courses in jewelry and drawing and received the Outstanding Student Award in the Foundations exhibit at the school of art at Kent State. Someday, you will see Emily’s work on the cover of the New Yorker.




This is Caroline’s second year working on the design team for Brainchild. In the past she has also created marketing materials for the Erie 1 BOCEs Fashion Show and currently runs the website for Alpha and Omega Photography based out of Buffalo, NY. At Kent she is involved with H2o ministry and is on the executive board of the Alpha Phi Sorority. She has hopes of moving back to Buffalo after graduation, marrying her fiance and working for a local ad agency.