The Team

Brushfire Literature and Arts Journal Currently Employs 5 Part-Time Student Workers. Meet the Small Dream Team Below!

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Phoebe Coogle

Editor-in-Chief

Hello! My name is Phoebe Coogle, and I’m an English Literature major, Economics and Creative Writing minor at UNR. Fiction and creative writing are my predominant passions, so I’m extremely excited to serve as Brushfire’s EIC. When I’m not ranting about niche English topics, I enjoy cooking, animation, and, of course, being generally nerdy.
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Sequoya Casey

PR Manager

Hey there! I’m Sequoya Casey, the PR Manager at Brushfire. I’m majoring in Political Science and Philosophy with a minor in Spanish. Aside from my love for politics and philosophy, I’m very passionate about the arts— particularly music and literature. When I’m not out and about (as I do love a good adventure!), I’m usually immersing myself in a good book. I also enjoy cooking, horseback riding, and hanging out with friends!
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Israel Cruz

Audiobook Producer

Greetings everyone! I'm Israel Cruz, Audiobook Producer for Brushfire. I am studying Applied Mathematics while minoring in Music Industry and Japanese. I love sound and anything to do with it and its transformation. When not racking my brain on maths I can barely understand or making some new cacophony I will probably be playing games with friends or trying some new series with my family.
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Abigail Macdiarmid

Literary Editor

Hello! I’m Abigail MacDiarmid, the Literary Editor at Brushfire. I am an English Literature major and Mathematics minor at the University of Nevada, Reno. My favorite genres are speculative fiction, magical realism, and gothic fiction, but I am open to any and all types of writing. One thing I love about this position is discovering new perspectives and writing styles. I hope that this journal will inspire all those who submit to not be afraid to experiment because sometimes the weirder, the better.

Danian Arguello

Visual Arts Director

Hey everyone! I’m Danian Arguello, the Art Director at Brushfire. I’m a Fine Arts major and minoring in Entrepreneurship. I absolutely love art, so drawing and creating take up a lot of my time. Besides art, I love listening to music, hanging out with friends, watching anime, and chilling with my dog named Appa.