Elisabeth Oster studies Journalism at the University of Iowa with certificates in Entrepreneurial Management and Writing. She hopes to explore how media affects society in creative and practical manners. If there’s a record store in town, Elisabeth’s definitely been there; but as a broke college student, she’s trying to cap her record collection at 300. 

Bri Brown is studying art and journalism at the University of Iowa. She is planning for a graphic design career, preferably in the journalism industry. Outside of working on VERVE, she works as a designer at The Daily Iowan, and in her free time, she enjoys traveling, taking pictures, listening to Glass Animals, and playing Animal Crossing on her Switch.

Emma Rosenberg is the Social Media Manager for VERVE Magazine. She is a senior majoring in English/creative writing and minoring in film and philosophy. You will likely find her at a cafe with a book in one hand and a large oat-milk latte in the other or at home watching a classic black and white movie.

Madeline Sottos is a freshman from Davenport, Iowa. She is an open major and is excited to be working with VERVE and dipping her toes in the journalism field!

I’m Isabella Cervantes from Cedar Rapids, Iowa and am a freshman at the University of Iowa. I am majoring in Journalism and Communications. I love writing but I also love photography. My goal for VERVE is to create a page that captures the University of Iowa in a way that acknowledges everyone who is a part of it, as well as capture the faces of this beautiful campus! VERVE would love to hear YOUR story and I will do my best to write it and photograph it! 

Ema Oyeyiola is an International student from Nigeria in the MSBA program at Tippie College of Business. She studied International Relations as an undergrad and founded a virtual grocery store in Lagos which she managed till June 2021 when she came here to study Business Analytics.
She’s passionate about the Sorellas Circle- a sister club created to empower women, instill hope in communities, and make living more pleasant for the less privileged people in Lagos, Nigeria- and currently serves as the Vice president. In her spare time, she loves to bake, play with new recipe’s, read books, watch sappy romance movies, and stay indoors.