MEET THE O&B STAFF

Fall 2017 Staff

Editor-in-Chief

Molly

 

Molly Donovan

Molly Donovan is a 4th year journalism major and the current editor in chief of Orange and Blue. She loves storytelling, the Jonas Brothers and being way too dramatic about everything. Molly’s posts are inspired by traveling and friends, two of her very favorite things!

Artistic Director

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Mary-Lou Watkinson

Mary-Lou Watkinson is a 20-year-old journalism senior. She has recently discovered a passion for design and coding, and she hopes to bring her talents to a big city once she graduates. When she is not working on homework or learning how to build a website, she is obsessing over Rick and Morty, hiking Paynes Prairie or reading a true-crime novel.

 

Blog/Social Media Editor

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Jennifer Jenkins

Jennifer Jenkins dreams of covering high fashion runway shows as a fashion reporter or drawing up concepts for fashion spreads in the editorial department of a women’s fashion magazine. In her final year of journalism school, she interns at Gainesville Magazine where she coordinates the fashion spreads for each issue. She hopes to apply her passions for writing and fashion to a career in NYC after she graduates, all the while wishing she were a Carrie even though she and her friends know she is a Charlotte.

 

Copy Editor

Josh Klafter

Joshua Klafter

Joshua Klafter is a senior journalism major with a concentration in political science. Although he is currently an active journalist and content writer, his primary aspiration is to become a successful author of both fiction and gonzo journalism. With two completed novels and a third in-progress, he is actively working his way toward said goal. When Joshua isn’t writing, researching, or reporting, he enjoys spending time with friends, reading, and yelling about politics and Game of Thrones.

Adviser

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Nicole Irving

Adjunct Professor Nicole Irving is the owner and publisher of Giggle Magazine, the award-winning parenting and family magazine in Alachua County and Leon County, Florida. She also owns Wellness360 Magazine, a health and wellness magazine for Alachua County. Nicole, originally from New York, is a UF alumna with an honor’s degree in Sociology. She came to Gainesville in 1997 from Jupiter, Florida. Nicole is the mom to three boys and has been married to her husband and business partner Shane for 14 years. She currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Florida Magazine Association, a Leadership Gainesville Class of 38 graduate, a member of the Society of Professional Journalists  and an active member of the Junior League of Gainesville. Nicole won 2012 Business of the Year for Leading Women’s Enterprise, and she is a member of both the Gainesville and Tallahassee Chambers of Commerce.

 

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