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Koko Woods is the editor-in-chief of Tahoma West. As a child, Koko couldn’t wait to read and write, to the point she taught herself from various sources and went into kindergarten already able to read and write. She was often getting in trouble for writing stories in her school books, as well as anything else she could get her hands on. Any free space was to be filled with work, in her eyes. Now that she’s able to purchase her own notebooks, she has bookcases filled with stories and various books. Michael Crichton is a huge inspiration to her and her writing idol.
Halanna Williams is the fiction editor for Tahoma West. Halanna has been writing since she was five years old with an old, beige Dell computer her father had fixed up for her. It had no internet access but it could edit a Rich Text Document. From there, with the help of her mother's determination and father's pursuit of his own dreams, she fell in love with reading and writing, and is determined to make a career as an author fo various genres and writing forms.
Visual Arts Editor
Adora Keser is a senior finishing up her studies in Psychology, and Teaching, Learning, and Justice. Her visual arts education spans 13 years, encompassing knowledge in photography, film, graphic novels, and fine arts. Adora's personal focus is on portrait and botanical photography. As a future school psychologist, she hopes to better integrate art into school curriculum and psychological assessment to enhance students' social and emotional skills. Her photography has previously appeared in volumes 24 and 25 of Tahoma West.
Creative Nonfiction Editor
Finn Sharp is the creative nonfiction editor for Tahoma West.
Sage Ahrens-Nichols is the Poetry Editor for Tahoma West, and a graduate student in the Master of Social Work program. She studied psychology in her undergraduate program, which has been a passion of hers since conducting mock therapy sessions as a child. As someone who struggled with verbal self-expression most of her life, she found a passion in the arts for conveying her raw thoughts and emotions. She especially appreciates the power of words and the role they can play in human connection.