Meet the Editors

Interested in becoming an editor?

  • Speak to Susan Rich and let her know you're interested
  • Be able to work in a group setting.
  • Have a love for creative writing.
  • Have an interest in visual art.
  • Have an interest in learning new skills.
  • Be interested in coordinating and hosting events.

Arcturus 2021 Editors

Jenn Ngeth is a returning student to Highline finishing up her AA. To balance out her school life and sanity, she spends her time in the kitchen blending flavors of Southeast Asia; to create dishes to suit her tastebuds. She tends to her growing plant family while enjoying random documentaries or any of Shinichiro Watanabe’s works––Samurai Champloo being her favorite.

Kiera Golden will graduate Highline with an AA-Emphasis in English. She is the Lead Tutor at Highline’s Writing Center and an Editor for Arcturus 2021. She recently moved to Montana, where she is working on her 1990 Manual Toyota 4Runner. She is passionately involved with Film/Digital Photography, Nature, Mental Health Advocacy, Teaching, and Creative Writing.

Emily Hamilton is attending Highline College. After recovering from a Traumatic Brain Injury she taught herself to read again by using poetry. Expanding on this, Emily took Creative Writing classes, is an Editor of Arcturus, and will be transitioning to her BAS degree at Highline College in the fall.  In her free time, she enjoys studying philosophy, camping, and exploring local parks with her pug Wookie, learning photography, and hopefully finding new ways to not kill the plants on the balcony.

Mireille Inema-Mwizerwa is a running start student who is receiving her AA degree with an emphasis in Mathematics in the spring of 2021. She has always had a love for writing but wasn’t confident enough to start to write properly or share any of her pieces with other people. She got introduced to writing poems in a creative writing class at Highline, where she gained more appreciation for editing. She continues to write in her free time, to release to stimulate her brain creatively.

Patty Wells was born in the Midwest but has called the PacNW her home for the last twenty-plus years. She is currently enrolled at Highline College with plans to transfer to the University of Washington to pursue a creative writing degree. In her free time, she loves to travel, garden, and feed the murder of crows in her backyard. 

Arcturus 2020 Editors

Paul Lupe is an international student from South Sudan. Having lived most of his life away from home, he uses his writing as a mobile home- a haven that he can retreat into when life around him turns difficult.



Jiro Jones is a part time college student and store employee by day, and by night he is asleep.
However, in those in-between moments when he has nothing to do, he writes poetry or messies his hands with paint.
A large contributor to the of his work is his synesthesia. Linking words to feeling and taste is what makes art so involving and beautiful for him.

Ashlee Stone is finishing up her A.A. degree here at Highline and is hoping to move onto a BA in respiratory care in the Fall. She loves to go camping and to the beach, and writing stories in her spare time.

Cori Arndt is in her second year of Running Start and is currently working towards getting her A.A. In her free time, she enjoys writing, reading, and painting. She also enjoys competitive swimming and baking things for her friends. In Fall 2020, Cori is planning on transferring to the University of Washington to study Creative Writing.

Jerry R. Vorhies lives in Federal Way with his brilliant husband and harebrained corgi-shepherd canine. Jerry pursues an AA at Highline with the intent to attend the UW Tacoma for business. Being an Editor on Arcturus has been an enjoyable experience and appreciates the chance to read so many unique pieces of work. It was a real pleasure for me to read and discuss all of the wonderful pieces that were submitted. If you read my comic-strip, Cut-n-Cheese and enjoyed it, more can be found on Facebook. My story, “Breve Boys,” was inspired to tell an unapologetic outrageous and awkward story that will hopefully make you squirm and laugh out loud.


Arcturus 2019 Editors

Shiyana Daniels is currently enrolled at Highline College for an AA with an emphasis in Psychology. She fell in love with writing when she was a child. And since then, that love has just blossomed. Spoken word poetry and fiction are two of her favorite things to write. She loves people watching which probably comes from the Psych degree, which also makes for amazing characters in stories and poetry. 

Genevieve Tucker is a Running Start student, earning her general AA here at Highline. She plans to transfer to Washington State University in the Fall of 2019, and will major in Bioengineering. She loves writing poetry and short stories, and expressing herself through her work.

Olena Velichko was born in Ukraine and came to the United States in 2014. Olena is earning her Associates of Arts degree at Highline. In the future, she plans to get into an Architecture program. Her favorite hobbies are making art and buildings models.

Kailynn Hyde is a second year Highline College student. She has always enjoyed writing, and wanted to learn more about the publishing process. Kailynn just needed an excuse to get involved on campus, especially since shes always been a lone wolf.

Eloyi Patience Agih is a second year international student from Nigeria. She has always enjoyed reading and writing different genres of literature. She loves watching Korean dramas, listening to music, writing and spending time with her family. She hopes to transfer to a four year university after graduating this spring and major in English.

Elliot Johnson is a first year student at Highline College. After he finishes his AA degree, he plans on transferring to a university to pursue a Bachelor's in English. His ultimate dream is to become a published author, but he is also interested in becoming an editor. In his free time he reads and plays video games. He's a huge fan of the fantasy genre and hopes to one day create a fictional world that others can enjoy.


Arcturus 2018 Editors


Mike Bailey is a retired IT professional and returning student studying Creative Writing at Highline. Over the past several years he has written three science fiction novel manuscripts  and has recently started writing short stories.

Currently a Running Start senior at Highline, Isabella Stewart has always been in love with stories of all kinds. She loves reading, writing, coffee, overcast weather, and fantastical video games. Isabella will be graduating this spring and will transfer to Western Washington University in the fall, where she will be majoring in English. 

Naileah Abarca  is a second year Running Start Student. She’s earning her Associate's Degree with an emphasis in Psychology, and hopes to major in Communications in Multimedia and Journalism at a four year university.  She enjoys music, film, and astrology!

Chalisa Thompson is a sophomore at Highline College. Her passion for the arts is driven by a love for expressing creativity and telling stories in a universal language. “Everyone loves art.” Chalisa enjoys writing poetry and volunteering with the youth in her community. After Highline Chalisa will be attending the University of Washington to pursue her Masters Degree in Social Work. She plans to continue giving back to the community.

Arcturus 2017 Editors

A Running Start Senior at Highline, Cindy Ngo first found out about Arcturus through her English 101 class but never imagined she’d be able to be part of Arcturus. Cindy enjoys Creative Writing and poetry immensely, but she is aiming for a Master’s in Library Science and Information. Cindy loves literature and books and hopes to surround herself with them in her future. Cindy hopes to stay at Highline until she transfers to a university.

Currently a Running Start Senior at Highline, Elizabeth Abramchuk has been drawing for a sizeable amount of her life and wants to pursue art in the future. She loves running and hiking and used to do cross country and track. Elizabeth took creative writing in 2016 and fell in love with poetry. The first time she came across Arcturus she was fascinated by how writing, photography, and art came together in this book.

A second-year student at Highline, Lindsey Brunk is finishing up her Associate's degree with an emphasis in English. She is an aspiring novelist writing short fiction and hopes to one day publish one of her stories. Lindsey is looking to transfer to a university for degrees in either English or Folklore. Lindsey is an avid reader and photographer and hopes to someday visit Ireland and Scotland.

Harper Villani is a second year student here at Highline College. The opportunity to get involved in Arcturus fell into her lap. When she started at Highline, Harper never saw herself getting involved on campus, but as time went on she found herself doing just that, and happily. Last year, Harper participated in a poetry contest on campus and fell in love with poetry, as well as fiction.

A Running Start Senior, Allison Deboer has been writing for as long as she remembers. Allison will be graduating this Spring, and then attending Seattle Pacific University in the Fall where she will be majoring in Creative Writing. Allison is also interested in potentially studying ESL Linguistics in graduate work. One day Allison hopes to be a teacher, editor, or journalist.