Anna Learis    Co-Founder, Senior Editor       Anna Learis is a junior studying Industrial and Operations Engineering with a Public Health concentration from Brooklyn, New York. Her favorite part about Mentality isn’t the writing/editing process, but the community of writers and members who are all so dedicated to creating an open discussion about mental health and illness. Outside of Mentality, Anna is heavily involved in Wolverine Support Network, MHacks, the Center for Healthcare Engineering and Patient Safety, and the College of Engineering's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion board.

Anna Learis

Co-Founder, Senior Editor

 

Anna Learis is a junior studying Industrial and Operations Engineering with a Public Health concentration from Brooklyn, New York. Her favorite part about Mentality isn’t the writing/editing process, but the community of writers and members who are all so dedicated to creating an open discussion about mental health and illness. Outside of Mentality, Anna is heavily involved in Wolverine Support Network, MHacks, the Center for Healthcare Engineering and Patient Safety, and the College of Engineering's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion board.

  Joseph Fraley    Social Media Editor     Joseph Fraley is a junior studying Psychology and Screen Arts and Culture from Milan, MI. His dream is to be heavily involved in changing the way media outlets portray mental health. His favorite part of Mentality is the building sense of community within the magazine as well as the magazine's role in helping to reduce the stigma of mental health on campus.

Joseph Fraley

Social Media Editor


Joseph Fraley is a junior studying Psychology and Screen Arts and Culture from Milan, MI. His dream is to be heavily involved in changing the way media outlets portray mental health. His favorite part of Mentality is the building sense of community within the magazine as well as the magazine's role in helping to reduce the stigma of mental health on campus.

  Mary Kate Kemp    Events Coordinator       Mary Kate Kemp is a junior studying Communications from the Chicagoland area. She believes having an open-mind is important not only for the benefit of others, but for one's own well-being. She has an undeniable love for animals, novels, sandwiches, films, lilacs, and hot chocolate. She believes that ending the stigma surrounding mental health is an essential movement.

Mary Kate Kemp

Events Coordinator

 

Mary Kate Kemp is a junior studying Communications from the Chicagoland area. She believes having an open-mind is important not only for the benefit of others, but for one's own well-being. She has an undeniable love for animals, novels, sandwiches, films, lilacs, and hot chocolate. She believes that ending the stigma surrounding mental health is an essential movement.

  Liz Fern    Outreach Coordinator     Liz is a sophomore from Connecticut. She's hoping to get into the Ford School of Public Policy. A few things that make her happy are grilled cheeses, her dog, and every single one of the 46 songs on the Hamilton soundtrack.

Liz Fern

Outreach Coordinator


Liz is a sophomore from Connecticut. She's hoping to get into the Ford School of Public Policy. A few things that make her happy are grilled cheeses, her dog, and every single one of the 46 songs on the Hamilton soundtrack.

  Alexandra Eastman    Writer     Alexandra is a senior majoring in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience. She transferred to Michigan in the fall of 2016 from Wayne State University. Currently, she in involved in research in the Sociology and Psychology departmnets. Although her free time is limited, she enjoys playing guitar, painting, and socializing with friends. She views Mentality as a great way to help promote mental health and reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness.

Alexandra Eastman

Writer


Alexandra is a senior majoring in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience. She transferred to Michigan in the fall of 2016 from Wayne State University. Currently, she in involved in research in the Sociology and Psychology departmnets. Although her free time is limited, she enjoys playing guitar, painting, and socializing with friends. She views Mentality as a great way to help promote mental health and reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness.

  Stefan Deuchler    Writer    Stefan Deuchler is a second year graduate student at the School of Information, specializing in Human-Computer Interaction. He is interested in raising awareness of mental health topics and in promoting access to a variety of mental health resources. When he's not writing for Mentality Magazine or studying, he might be running along the Huron River, hanging out with friends, or drinking coffee and reading a book at Roos Roast or Literati. He loves dogs and he hopes he'll soon own one again. Stefan wishes there were taller mountains in Michigan as he thinks there's nothing better about winter than skiing and snowboarding.

Stefan Deuchler

Writer

Stefan Deuchler is a second year graduate student at the School of Information, specializing in Human-Computer Interaction. He is interested in raising awareness of mental health topics and in promoting access to a variety of mental health resources. When he's not writing for Mentality Magazine or studying, he might be running along the Huron River, hanging out with friends, or drinking coffee and reading a book at Roos Roast or Literati. He loves dogs and he hopes he'll soon own one again. Stefan wishes there were taller mountains in Michigan as he thinks there's nothing better about winter than skiing and snowboarding.

  Natasia Pelowski    Writer       Natasia Pelowski is a sophomore in LSA, double majoring in Creative Writing and Sociology. She is from the Bay Area of California. Outside of Mentality, Natasia loves to write poems, make art, bake, and have a good time with friends. Natasia is grateful that mentality gives U of M a place for mental health to be discussed rather than kept silent.

Natasia Pelowski

Writer

 

Natasia Pelowski is a sophomore in LSA, double majoring in Creative Writing and Sociology. She is from the Bay Area of California. Outside of Mentality, Natasia loves to write poems, make art, bake, and have a good time with friends. Natasia is grateful that mentality gives U of M a place for mental health to be discussed rather than kept silent.

  Evelyn Wallace    Writer       Evelyn Wallace is a freshman studying political science and communications from Marin County, CA. Beyond her interest in mental health and Mentality, she loves listening to music and learning about American history and politics. Evie loves dogs, chocolate, her family, and Michigan football.

Evelyn Wallace

Writer

 

Evelyn Wallace is a freshman studying political science and communications from Marin County, CA. Beyond her interest in mental health and Mentality, she loves listening to music and learning about American history and politics. Evie loves dogs, chocolate, her family, and Michigan football.

  Alyssa Abbate    Editor-in-Chief       Alyssa Abbate is a junior studying Communications from Livonia, Michigan. What she especially loves about Mentality is that it creates a space for students to share their personal stories about mental health because this expression is beneficial for both the writers and readers in understanding their own mental health and the perspectives of others. Other than Mentality, Alyssa loves listening to music nearly constantly and fashion. 

Alyssa Abbate

Editor-in-Chief

 

Alyssa Abbate is a junior studying Communications from Livonia, Michigan. What she especially loves about Mentality is that it creates a space for students to share their personal stories about mental health because this expression is beneficial for both the writers and readers in understanding their own mental health and the perspectives of others. Other than Mentality, Alyssa loves listening to music nearly constantly and fashion. 

  Amelia Cacchione    Co-Founder, Webmaster       Amelia Cacchione is a junior studying Information Science from Charlotte, North Carolina. She loves photography, and often finds herself running around campus on assignments for The Michigan Daily. When walking around campus, you’ll most likely find Amelia listening to a podcast. She is thankful to write for Mentality and keep the website running, all so she can be involved in furthering the conversation surrounding mental health.                                                                                                                                                                                               

Amelia Cacchione

Co-Founder, Webmaster

 

Amelia Cacchione is a junior studying Information Science from Charlotte, North Carolina. She loves photography, and often finds herself running around campus on assignments for The Michigan Daily. When walking around campus, you’ll most likely find Amelia listening to a podcast. She is thankful to write for Mentality and keep the website running, all so she can be involved in furthering the conversation surrounding mental health.                                                                                                                                                                                             

  Rhianna Vergeer    Print Editor     Rhianna Vergeer is a sophomore from Washington, DC studying Psychology and Spanish. As print editor, she loves getting the opportunity to read different people’s unique perspectives about a variety of topics, as well as helping spread awareness of mental health in the community. When she is not working with Mentality Magazine, she loves going to MRun, singing for the women’s glee club, playing piano, watching basketball, and hanging out with friends.

Rhianna Vergeer

Print Editor


Rhianna Vergeer is a sophomore from Washington, DC studying Psychology and Spanish. As print editor, she loves getting the opportunity to read different people’s unique perspectives about a variety of topics, as well as helping spread awareness of mental health in the community. When she is not working with Mentality Magazine, she loves going to MRun, singing for the women’s glee club, playing piano, watching basketball, and hanging out with friends.

  Jenie Li    Business Manager     Jenie Li is a junior studying Mathematics of Finance and Risk Management from Rochester Hills, MI. She enjoys listening to music and relaxing with friends. To her, Mentality Magazine is a much needed gateway to openly discussing mental health.

Jenie Li

Business Manager


Jenie Li is a junior studying Mathematics of Finance and Risk Management from Rochester Hills, MI. She enjoys listening to music and relaxing with friends. To her, Mentality Magazine is a much needed gateway to openly discussing mental health.

  Neema Prakash    Writer       Neema Prakash is a Freshman studying Biology in LSA and hoping to get a Ph.D in Marine Biology in the future. She is an unapologetic promoter of her spotify (follow her @Neema Prakash on spotify, you won’t be disappointed) and loves dogs and poetry to what is a probably an unhealthy degree. You can often find her lying on the Diag or under some tree, headphones put in, and brain turned off.

Neema Prakash

Writer

 

Neema Prakash is a Freshman studying Biology in LSA and hoping to get a Ph.D in Marine Biology in the future. She is an unapologetic promoter of her spotify (follow her @Neema Prakash on spotify, you won’t be disappointed) and loves dogs and poetry to what is a probably an unhealthy degree. You can often find her lying on the Diag or under some tree, headphones put in, and brain turned off.

  Alexa Di Luca    Writer       Alexa Di Luca is a junior studying Communications from Connecticut. She transferred to Michigan in the fall of 2017 from Sarah Lawrence College. She is a part of Alpha Phi Omega, a community service co-ed frat, and writes for various student run publications, including Wolverine Cuizine, SHEI Magazine and HerCampus. To her Mentality Magazine is a great outlet to share similar experiences and to learn from others regarding mental health and well-being!

Alexa Di Luca

Writer

 

Alexa Di Luca is a junior studying Communications from Connecticut. She transferred to Michigan in the fall of 2017 from Sarah Lawrence College. She is a part of Alpha Phi Omega, a community service co-ed frat, and writes for various student run publications, including Wolverine Cuizine, SHEI Magazine and HerCampus. To her Mentality Magazine is a great outlet to share similar experiences and to learn from others regarding mental health and well-being!

  Heather Fairbairn    Writer       Heather Fairbairn is a second year PhD student in Chemical Engineering at the University of Michigan. She credits her personality and love of the color pink to growing up as the older sister to 3 rambunctious brothers. When she's not researching how to diagnose cancer using engineering principles, she loves to cook, bake, teach, make new friends, paint her nails, and travel.

Heather Fairbairn

Writer

 

Heather Fairbairn is a second year PhD student in Chemical Engineering at the University of Michigan. She credits her personality and love of the color pink to growing up as the older sister to 3 rambunctious brothers. When she's not researching how to diagnose cancer using engineering principles, she loves to cook, bake, teach, make new friends, paint her nails, and travel.

  Christine MacKenzie    Writer       Christine MacKenzie is a freshman studying creative writing and biochemistry on a pre-medical track from Bloomfield Hills, MI. She loves playing classical piano, editing her novel, reading books, and taking long walks around campus. To Christine, Mentality perfectly combines her passions for writing and mental health.

Christine MacKenzie

Writer

 

Christine MacKenzie is a freshman studying creative writing and biochemistry on a pre-medical track from Bloomfield Hills, MI. She loves playing classical piano, editing her novel, reading books, and taking long walks around campus. To Christine, Mentality perfectly combines her passions for writing and mental health.