Pablo Gonzales | Editor-in-Chief Photo Credit: Schirra Photography
Pablo Gonzales is just another dynamic senior journalism and English major from Dallas, Texas. He is passionate about telling interesting stories and integrating technology and journalism, especially in this digital age.
Outside of The Bundle, Pablo enjoys good music, photography, playing the piano, reading or grabbing a cup of coffee with friends. Pablo is a strong believer in the power of words to capture the essence of our world.
“I’m just a fun guy.” – Post Malone
Morgan London | Managing Editor Photo Credit: Schirra Photography
Morgan London is a senior 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.
In addition to her time spent at The Bundle, Morgan is invested in her sorority, Pi Beta Phi. After college, she hopes to establish a career in the fair trade industry promoting the betterment of trading conditions in developing countries.
“The hardest step she ever took was to blindly trust in who she was.” – Atticus
Abby Opersteny | Managing Editor Photo Credit: Schirra Photography
Abby Opersteny is a senior 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 excite 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 every day to make God belly laugh, glad that he gave life to someone who loves the gift.” – Shauna Niequist
Andi Risk | Photographer Photo Credit: Schirra Photography
Andi Risk is a sophomore journalism major from Dallas, Texas who is always up for an adventure. Wandering through cities, exploring hidden coffee shops and attending concerts are just a few of her favorite things. From a young age, Andi has always found a sense of belonging and understanding through her writing. In addition, art and photography also play an important role in her life and have served as a creative outlet for as long as she can remember. Andi’s friends and family are extremely valuable to her, and there are few things she wouldn’t trade for a good laugh with some of her favorite people.
“They say everything looks better with odd numbers of things. But sometimes I put even numbers—just to upset the critics.” – Bob Ross
Austria Arnold | Fundraising Coordinator Photo Credit: Schirra Photography
Austria is a sophomore raised on a ranch in Terrell, Texas. When not on horseback, she can be founding reading theSkimm or studying news editorial. Austria has a heart for capturing human interaction whether it be through the written word, an image or video footage.
When Austria is not in the classroom or playing intramurals with her sorority, Alpha Delta Pi, she can be found in the kitchen. She loves cooking for family and friends as well as traveling the world and sharing the gospel with kids at summer camp.
“A river cuts through rock, not because of its power, but because of its persistence.” – Jim Watkins
Courtney Marco | Fundraising Coordinator Photo Credit: Cydney Marco
With a home base split between Hawaii and Texas, Courtney Marco is a sophomore from Harker Heights, Texas. 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 the written word brings to the world. She also has a love for music, travel, video games and crafts, cultivated from years of only having her mind to amuse her. Her goal in life is to get paid to shop as that is her one true love and to hopefully change the world someday, with any luck, through her writing.
Emily Edwards | Fundraising Coordinator Photo Credit: Schirra Photography
Emily Edwards is a sophomore public relations major from Colleyville, Texas. Recognizing the impact of a good story, she feels that journalism will allow her to reach people and make a difference. She is still trying to figure out exactly how she will leave her mark but hopes it will involve many strong relationships, some creativity and a little bit of design.
As an avid traveler, a self-proclaimed foodie and an art history nerd, Emily hopes to explore every nook and cranny of this magnificent world while pleasing her taste buds and visiting every art museum along the way.
Emily appreciates handwritten letters, farmer’s markets, a good cup of tea and a lot of adventure. When she isn’t writing for The Bundle, you can find her outside enjoying nature, at a quaint coffee shop or laughing the day away with her beloved friends and family.
“The reason birds can fly and we can’t is simply because they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings.” – J.M. Barrie
Jacobe Beltran | Videographer Photo Credit: Schirra Photography
Jacobe Beltran is a freshman theatre performance major from Dallas, Texas. He enjoyed serving as an anchor and video editor for Garland High School’s lighthearted video newscast. Jacobe hopes to bring his positive energy and creativity to The Bundle.
When Jacobe received his first computer at the age of twelve, he loved creating on it, whether the result was a story packed with imagination or an exceptionally edited video carrying wit. Another boundless outlet of creativity Jacobe particularly enjoys is theatre as he is a member of Baylor University Theatre. Jacobe is also a mascot instructor for the National Cheerleaders Association, teaching high school and middle school mascots how to creatively show their school spirit.
“Everybody’s somebody’s everything.” – Chance the Rapper
Kristina Valdez | Copy Editor Photo Credit: Schirra Photography
Kristina Valdez is a sophomore journalism major from Irving, Texas. When she is not eating at a Japanese restaurant or combing through the aisles of a library, Kristina is driving home to her family or laughing with her friends over a plate of freshly made chocolate chip cookies. Kristina is passionate, with a heart full of love. She purses her dreams just as she pursues the heart of Jesus Christ.
Whether it is for the summer or for the years right after graduation, Kristina will move to New York City, the city that lightens up her dreams. Kristina is excited to apply for jobs and internships at her favorite women’s magazines. There will come a day when Kristina is strolling down the streets of New York City to her favorite coffee shop wearing a bright red jumpsuit and carrying her unfinished novel.
“I am a woman phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, that is me.” – Maya Angelou
Laura Grace Pustmueller | Web Editor Photo Credit: Schirra Photography
Laura Grace Pustmueller is a senior 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 happy with her decision to study public relations. She believes in the power of storytelling and has experienced first-hand the beauty in the way stories unite people through vulnerability.
Aside from writing and photography, Laura Grace likes queso, dogs and any good Facebook video that will make her laugh or cry. Unsure of what the future holds, Laura Grace will be happy with whatever comes, as long as it includes good friends and good times.
“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald
Lauren Lewis | Fundraising Coordinator Photo Credit: Schirra Photography
Lauren Lewis is a sophomore journalism new media major who was raised in the Austin area. Originally a pre-occupational therapy major, she realized she would rather thrive in a creative environment. She turned to her passion for writing that has always been there for her, whether through writing essays, poems, songs or raps. After switching to the journalism department the start of her second year, she found her happy place amongst the others in The Bundle.
Other happy places of Lauren’s include the movie theater, shopping mall and any establishment that serves mozzarella sticks. You can find her making cards for others or designing flyers for different organizations, such as Impact Bible Study, which she is a part of. Most likely, she will be doing any of these things while listening to some 90s R&B.
“I am a woman phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, that is me.” – Maya Angelou
Mary Claire Brock | Digital 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
Mary Dunton | Fundraising Coordinator Photo Credit: Schirra Photography
Mary Dunton is a junior who spent most of her life in Wheaton, Illinois (about 45 minutes out of Chicago) but moved to Hurst, Texas with her family in 2015. She started her career at Baylor wanting to be a nurse but quickly evolved and found the journalism department. Her writing and designing skills stem from her mother and grandmother, who are both very creative women. The Bundle is a new and different opportunity for Mary and her writing.
She has a passion for animals and when she is not studying or playing with someone’s dog, you can find her drinking tea next to a burning candle with a good book or watching a “Harry Potter” movie with her roommates (or alone in the dark).
“If you don’t turn your life into a story, you just become a part of someone else’s story.” – Terry Pratchett
Michaela Schirra | Photographer 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
Savvy Cooper | Copy Manager Photo Credit: Schirra Photography
Savannah Cooper 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
Taryn Koroschetz | Copy Manager Photo Credit: Schirra Photography
Taryn Koroschetz is a sophomore born and raised in Ohio but now an adopted Texan after four years. Between spending time with friends and studying new media, Taryn finds peace in a good book or trip to the gym with some good tunes. The new adventures and cardio help her to relax.
When Taryn is not on campus serving in one of her organizations, you can find her surrounded by friends, watching Netflix or at one of the coffee shops around Waco.
“Take hold of who you are and let go of the rest.” – Anonymous.
Taylor Wolf | Copy Editor Photo Credit: Schirra Photography
Taylor Wolf is a sophomore journalism major who calls Seattle, Washington home, though her family has recently relocated to Dallas, Texas.
A passionate Seattleite, she obsesses over coffee and wears flannels almost daily. Mountains, water, scenic views, rainy weather and coffee always bring her a special joy.
Taylor has a passion for people and relationships. She believes everyone has a story to tell and is a fierce advocate of sharing how you feel and think. Taylor has a deep obsession with words and phraseology. She often must pause a conversation to make an addition to her running quote book. To Taylor, writing is both communicative and creative expression. Her other creative outlets include photography, dance and coloring.
Jesus, spontaneous adventures, music, family and friends are Taylor’s oxygen. Her mantra is “Love God. Love people. Ask questions.”
“It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers.” – James Thurber