Haley Morrison | Editor-in-Chief Photo Credit: Schirra Photography
Haley Morrison is a journalism major from Houston, TX. She loves her family, her faith, and her coffee (two spoons of sugar, no milk).
Writing is her creative outlet of choice, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. She has been reading and writing for as long as she can remember, and loves the short, concise writing style that comes with journalism. She has always been a lover of the English language and is an AP style nerd. She firmly believes in the power of words, which is why she is so excited to work the journalism field.
Haley has worked for a newspaper and a magazine, and would like to continue working for a paper, magazine or online publication. While she isn’t quite sure what she wants to do in journalism in the future, as long as she is writing and learning about people, she is happy.
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
Pablo Gonzales | Managing Editor Photo Credit: Rachel Leland
Pablo is passionate about writing and telling stories that have to do with culture and the human experience. His ardor for words and communication stems from growing up listening to stories and reading with his parents. He is an advocate for equality and diversity. Pablo believes in the power of words to capture the essence of our world.
In his free time, you can find Pablo taking pictures, reading, spending time with friends, and playing the piano.
“At any rate, that is happiness; to be dissolved into something complete and great.” – Willa Cather
Morgan London | Internal Relations Director Photo Credit: Schirra Photography
Morgan London is a junior public relations major from Kilgore, TX. After high school, Morgan attended Kilgore College where she pursued her passion for dance as a Kilgore College Rangerette. When those two years came to a close, she discovered her unknown passion for writing and has not stopped since. Her world revolves around her family and friends, traveling, coffee and the Lord.
Morgan is always up to try new things. From yoga classes to spontaneous road trips, nothing is off limits. After her first international trip to the Dominican Republic at the age of 12, she has had an undeniable love for traveling. Morgan hopes that one day she will be able to travel the world while using journalism to spread the word of God.
“The hardest step she ever took was to blindly trust in who she was.” – Atticus
Abby Opersteny | Campus Outreach Director Photo Credit: Schirra Photography
Abby is a junior raised in San Antonio, Texas, but has planted deep roots in the city of Waco. Between spending time with those she loves and studying public relations, Abby finds solace and continuity in writing. The electricity and joy found in a good story excites her, and she is incredibly grateful to share her own stories through The Bundle.
When Abby is not on campus serving in her sorority, Chi Omega, you can find her watching “Father of the Bride,” drinking coffee, taking yet another personality test or laughing with her five roommates.
“I want my everyday to make God belly laugh, glad that he gave life to someone who loves the gift.” – Shauna Niequist
Katie Stewart | Community Outreach Director Photo Credit: Schirra Photography
Katie Stewart is a junior news editorial major from Rockwall, Texas. The first thing you might notice about Katie are her red glasses. If you dig a bit deeper, you will find out she has a dog called John who she rescued and could probably ride, since he is a lab-shepherd mix. Before arriving at Baylor University, she was a fine arts major and classical pianist. She loves the Blues, Gypsy Jazz and before long become a singer/songwriter playing her music across Texas.
When not pursuing her creative outlets, Katie, who loves old people, takes care of Miss Granny (her grandmother) and gets in a few rounds of golf in with Grandpa Bill (an adopted old person) who shoots his age. Oh—and she loves artisan cheese, reading and the occasional glass of red wine.
“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ashlyn McCowan-Perez | Content Editor Photo Credit: Haley Rodriguez
Ashlyn McCowan Perez is a cross-cultural mess of blonde hair, boots, fall skies and snow days born in Texas, but raised in New York. She’s a sophomore university scholars major studying journalism, creative writing, education and apparel design. When she graduates, she hopes to become a novelist, costume designer, entrepreneur and motivational speaker. In short, she hopes to change the world.
Inspired by her battle with self-esteem and disordered eating, Ashlyn is an advocate for eating disorder recovery and body positivity. She is passionate about individuality, freedom of speech and the power of the written word.
Music is her life, coffee is her soulmate and redemption is her favorite word. Right now, she’s probably reading.
“Live and write.” – anonymous
Hannah Kleinick | Content Editor Photo Credit: Schirra Photography
Hannah Kleinick is a senior public relations major from Los Angeles, CA. Her goal in life is to help tell people’s stories.
Hannah loves the ocean, binge watching Netflix and a good book. In addition to writing for The Bundle, she is the Founder and Creative Director at ButtonedBears.com.
After graduation, she hopes to work in fashion, music and entertainment.
“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” – Maya Angelou
Jade Moffett | Content Editor Photo Credit: Schirra Photography
Jade Moffett is a missionary kid who has moved 22 times in 20 years. Living in Germany and France during her childhood taught her how to be open-minded and adventurous. She loves trying new things and travelling to new cities. Claiming Austin, TX as her hometown, she enjoys everything artsy and creative. Her favorite pastime is going to concerts and eating with her friends and family. She is currently studying photojournalism with the dream of owning her own major media publication. Homeschooled until six by her mother, she started reading and writing at the age of three, loving stories of strong princesses the best.
Music and poetry are her primary loves, and after having her work published in a collection of poems series, she feels more confident about her work. Jade enjoys tacos, football games and Lord of the Rings marathons.
“The woman who doesn’t need validation from anyone is the most feared individual on the planet.” – Mohadesa Najumim
Megan Leonard | Content Editor Photo Credit: Schirra Photography
Megan Leonard is a Los Angeles native but slowly learning to love BBQ and big hair. As a public relations major, she has hopes of working for a boutique agency in Dallas and ultimately starting her own. In her spare time, you can find her channeling her inner Julia Childs, watching her favorite show, “This Is Us” or burying her face in fashion trends.
Megan loves all things politics, partly because she grew up watching Fox News every night with her dad and partly because she is a journalism junky. Having two older sisters taught her if you dish it out, you better be able to take it.
“Life is short – buy the shoes.” – Anonymous
Maya Butler | Copy Editor Photo Credit: Schirra Photography
Originally from Temple, TX, Maya moved to Waco to attend a private Catholic high school. With high school drawing to a close, she still was not sure what she wanted to major in. Knowing the fields of math and science were not right for her, she decided to further develop her creative mind by majoring in journalism, with a concentration in news editorial. Since becoming a student at Baylor University, Maya has met a diverse community of students and hopes to take any opportunity college offers her. She hopes one day to work in the book industry and maybe even write her own book.
Like so many others, Maya has succumbed to the powers of Netflix and Hulu. Fun facts about her include being left-handed and playing the flute. A lover of animals, she is susceptible to the innocence and unconditional love dogs have to offer. She loves spending time with family and friends, listening to all kinds of music and getting lost in the literary world.
“Imagination is like a muscle. I found out that the more I wrote, the bigger it got.” – Philip José Farmer
Olivia Bragg | Copy Editor Photo Credit: Schirra Photography
Olivia hails from Carrollton, TX. A Jesus freak, purveyor of puns and avid rock climber, Olivia has been storytelling since the fourth grade and hopes her writing has improved since then. When she’s not climbing trees, Olivia is studying public relations and relaying random psychology facts to innocent bystanders.
A big fan of uninterrupted eye contact, Olivia is all about people. She would happily make a career of asking questions, capturing moments and writing about humans for the rest of her life.
“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.” – C.S. Lewis
Mary Claire Brock | Graphic Designer/Multimedia Editor Photo Credit: Schirra Photography
Mary Claire Brock is a public relations major born and raised in Boerne, TX. She is passionate about people, her family and extending the kingdom of God. Her love for journalism began in ninth grade when she decided to join her high school magazine staff. From then, she has realized the power of words, design and photography. Mary Claire found that much of journalism is about listening to people and then conveying their stories to the public.
She also loves playing tennis, shopping and road trips with her mom who doubles as her best friend. She looks forward to the future with hopes that it includes some type of public relations job.
“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor and some style.” – Maya Angelou
Maggie Malone | Multimedia Editor Photo Credit: Schirra Photography
Maggie Malone is a world-traveling tea enthusiast from Bolivar, Missouri. Her love of storytelling began on the island of Japan, where she spent her days waiting for her parents to get out of missionary meetings and getting her hands on all the books she could read in the school library.
She is a lover of all things nerdy and can often be found with her nose in a book, huddled over her sketchbook, lugging her camera around or curled up in a fuzzy blanket watching YouTube and Netflix. When she is not working with The Bundle, Maggie also serves as the Co-Editor-in-Chief with FOCUS Magazine.
“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There’s no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharlal Nehru
Michaela Schirra | Multimedia Editor Photo Credit: Schirra Photography
Michaela Schirra comes from a family of die-hard sports fans from Houston, TX. Studying journalism, she hopes to go into the sports industry and write about sports every day until she cannot anymore. While she sees the value in writing, Michaela has learned that a picture is in fact worth a thousand words. Photography has become a passion of hers, and she often goes out on photo shoots with her friends.
Michaela is a self-proclaimed cheese connoisseur, tea enthusiast and cat lover – so much so that she is convinced that people only visit her to see her kittens. Since she is a perfectionist, she often has to encourage herself to simply try her best and remind herself to live each day like it’s the last.
“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” – Vince Lombardi
Courtney Marco | Public Relations Editor Photo Credit: Schirra Photography
With a home base split from repeatedly moving back and forth between Hawaii and Texas, Courtney Marco is a journalism major currently from Harker Heights, Texas. From rap to K-pop, her music taste is an endless void that only grows the more genres she crosses. Her vast and varying palate doesn’t just stop at music, but stretches to books and TV shows. Just mention a good show off of Netflix and she’ll binge watch all the seasons in one day.
From a love of reading that started young, coupled with a love of writing that came about after one fateful story project in the eighth grade, Courtney has come to appreciate the full potential that written word brings to the world. She also has a love for travel, video games and crafts, cultivated from years of only having her mind to amuse her. Even though she doesn’t know exactly what she wants to do with her life, Courtney hopes that her future job will enable her to change the world, hopefully, through her writing.
“Stay afraid, but do it anyway. What’s important is the action. You don’t have to wait to be confident. Just do it and eventually the confidence will follow.” – Carrie Fisher
Jeff Wright | Public Relations Editor Photo Credit: Schirra Photography
Jeff Wright is a senior public relations major from Dallas, TX. He is passionate about sports, television, singing and fitness. He was not sure what major he wanted to study coming into college but found his groove in public relations his sophomore year. While he is sad to leave school, he is looking forward to the future and the application of the skills he learned in school.
Jeff loves how powerful stories can be. He is excited to write and share them himself. While he is not sure where he will be or what he will be doing after college, he is excited for God’s plan to unfold.
“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.” – Ephesians 6:10
Laura Grace Pustmueller | Public Relations Editor Photo Credit: Schirra Photography
Laura Grace is a junior journalism – public relations major from Dallas, Texas. After switching majors and struggling to find her passion for the first two years of her college career, she is content with her decision to study public relations.
Laura Grace likes to run, eat queso, watch hockey (go Stars) and discover new music, but she will most often be found in her bed watching Netflix or taking naps.
Unsure about the future after graduation, Laura Grace will be happy with whatever comes, as long as it includes sunshine in a Texas city, family, photography and dogs, specifically labs.
“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald
Savvy Cooper | Social Media Director Photo Credit: Schirra Photography
Savannah is a D.C. raised girl with a hint of Carolina blue who’s always looking for an adventure or a Chipotle. Growing up, she has always been the new kid, so the development of her conversational skills with strangers grew exponentially, which lead her to the journalism field.
When she completes her time at Baylor, she hopes to use her news-editorial journalism degree and enter the sports media realm. Watching sports and talking to others are two of Savannah’s passions, so she aspires to use both in her future profession one day.
“No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.” – Robin Williams