Meet the FORUM team


Meet the team behind FORUM. We are a dedicated group of students at the University of Oklahoma who are excited to be working to bring you a new forum (pun most definitely intended) for exploring important and relevant ideas and issues.


11905769_818320174949521_8923360761974326834_nLucy Mahaffey, Editor-in-Chief, is double majoring in international area studies and interdisciplinary perspectives on slavery. She appreciates the daily joys of chocolate, tango, and baking with her grandmother. More here.



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Alexandra Goodman, Co-Editor, is a junior professional writing major minoring in art history and German. She loves reading, writing, and art museums and spends inordinate amounts of time driving on I-40.



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Kelsey Morris, Co-Editor, is a first-years sociology student minoring in medical humanities and social justice. She is involved with OU Debate and various social justice organizations on campus.



Ashley Jeffalone

Ashley Jeffalone, Co-Editor, is a junior here at OU. She is majoring in psychology and minoring in criminology and writing. In her free time she likes to read all kinds of speculative fiction.



Nick PennerNick Penner, Co-Editor, is an economics senior from Fort Worth, Texas. He is passionate about fighting human trafficking. In his free time he loves cooking, reading, and watching basketball.



11401175_10152917776428597_8862151612288478678_nDanielle Wierenga, Co-Editor, is a senior studying psychology. An OU Writing Consultant, she is an avid traveler and loves Jamaica, the Netherlands, good food, and nature.




miranda kMiranda Koutahi, Co-Editor, is a sophomore journalism major at OU. She enjoys reading, writing, art and illustration. She is a former theatre kid who still attends every production she can.




Amanda AwadAmanda Awad, Social Media Director, is an aspiring clinical psychologist who is very passionate about mental health and intersectional social justice. She loves music, nature, travel, cooking, reading, and trying and learning new things.



RWRachel Whitfield, Marketing Director, is double majoring in writing and marketing and minoring in Spanish. When she is not studying, she can be found reading and writing poetry at the nearest Starbucks.

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