Kelli Bennett is a senior at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Kelli is pursuing a degree in magazine journalism with a minor in creative writing. She is currently an assistant editor for the university’s award-winning magazine, Ball Bearings Magazine. She has also written for the university’s official newspaper, The Ball State Daily News. Upon graduation, Kelli will continue her pursuit of being a voice for the unheard as she searches for magazine staff writing positions.
In her spare time, Kelli dedicates herself to steadfast service as the president of the Beta Phi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She enjoys serving the community through this lifelong commitment. Kelli also uses performing arts as an outlet. She enjoys singing, writing poetry, public speaking, blogging and discovering faith-building pursuits.
Kaneisha Montague is a junior, psychology major, and comparative women’s studies/writing double minor at Spelman College. Montague writes for Tender Magazine and a literary magazine on campus by the name of Aunt Chloe. Additionally, she is a member of the NAACP education and PR committee, Caribbean American Student Association, Psychology Club. She also serves as an ambassador at Spelman College’s Fine Art Museum, Founder of ‘Bold As Love’ organization for young girls, a member of the Morehouse Business Association and Investment Club, a member of Habitat for Humanity and also a member of Natural and Proud Sisters.
Most recently, Montague was the recipient of the Delta Eta kappa chapter scholarship and was designated a Walmart First Generation member. In her downtime, she manages two blogs; kmontagu.wordpress.com and infamous.wordpress.com. She enjoys writing, reading, music, styling hair and spending time with her family.
Clarissa Williams is a senior at Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina. Williams is pursuing a degree in English with an emphasis in writing and publication studies and a minor in psychology. While attending Clemson, Williams has branched out in more ways than one. She is currently a third-year Resident Assistant and is an opinion columnist on her school newspaper The Tiger. Upon graduation, Williams plans to ultimately inspire young adults around the world through her words and faith while attending grad school or searching for a writing position at a magazine or newspaper.
In the midst of managing 20+ girls and spending time writing for the newspaper, Williams has also written several short stories and is currently working on a novel that explores the life a young black college student. In her free time, Williams encourages women to embrace their natural side and guides them through their natural journey with a blog titled, “Naturally Unique.” Despite the work she puts into her writing, Williams also makes sure to maintain an exemplary academic record. She is currently a member of the honors fraternity Sigma Alpha Lambda and upholds her current position on the deans’ list.