Staff

Merrick Ramza is a junior at North Central College, studying English and Secondary Education with a minor in Film and Screen Studies, and is the senior editor for 30N. Merrick is a weirdo who enjoys mysteries, art of all forms and the human mind. Merrick is ready for a new wave of submissions and creativity to ponder and question with his excellent crew.

Elle Fortman is a senior at North Central College, majoring in English Writing, double minoring in Spanish and TESOL, and is co-editor for 30 North. After college, she intends on pursuing a career in technical writing and editing. She enjoys the simpler things in life: her America’s National Park Commemorative Quarters Collection, taking care of her plants, and finding doppelgängers of her friends.

Jaidene Samiec is a senior at North Central College studying Interactive Media Studies with a minor in Film and Screen Studies. A color that best represents her is #96B3D1 but someday hopes to be more like #224F5E. She wishes she had a Russian Blue cat named Zucchini (Zucchi for short). But for now she is okay with her pet fish, Falkor.

Madysen Nardi is a senior at North Central College studying Graphic Design. She is passionate design and film photography. In her free time, she enjoys staying active, reading, and giggling with her twin sister, Wynter. Madysen dreams to become a graphic/motion designer in a hip creative studio.

Adam Volles is a senior at North Central College majoring in Graphic Design and have a Studio Arts Minor. He enjoys playing video games, playing badminton, magic the gathering, and he always enjoyed hanging out with his friends doing whatever.  After college he plans on getting a job as a graphic designer.

Tiara Hawkins is a Senior at North Central College with a major in English writing and a minor in East Asian Studies. When she is not in school or working, she enjoys reading, binging Netflix shows, and playing with her pet kitten and chinchilla. She dreams of working in the publishing industry and to write inspiring, gritty tales.

Thom Hayes is a senior at North Central College, majoring in English with a creative writing focus, and is currently the treasurer for 30 North. After college, he plans to attend graduate school and hopefully pursue a career as a professional writer. In his free time, he enjoys writing horror stories, taking long walks, and writing songs on his guitar.

Zoe Ellis is a freshman at North Central College studying Writing with a creative writing focus. She plans to become a professional author in the future, and loves to write stories ranging anywhere from grotesque horror-type stories to fantastical magic-related stories. In her free time, she likes to travel to different areas, read novels and manga, work out (occasionally), and sketch out concept art for her stories

Claire Katsion is a senior majoring in English writing at North Central College. Passionate about psychology, mental health, and identity, they write novels about the human experience and dream of being published. Claire hopes to spread more awareness about 30N on campus and to encourage more North Central students to submit.

Nikki Campbell is a junior at North Central College, majoring in English literature with a focus in creative writing. She is a mother to two teenage boys. When not spending time with them, she enjoys reading, writing, and attending concerts. She hopes to dabble in various areas of writing, including: technical, fiction, and freelance.

Carly Dagen majors in English (Writing Concentration) and Psychology at North Central College, and is slated to complete her undergraduate studies in December, 2019. An active member of the campus community, Carly has participated in four years of athletics at North Central and sat on the Student Political Panel in 2018. In her spare time, Carly enjoys writing poetry and performing self-written songs. Carly has accepted a position on the Proposal Writing Team at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois and will begin her employment in January, 2020.