April 19, 2016


Screen Shot 2016-04-28 at 9.30.15 PMBrooke Harty is a senior at the University of Richmond majoring in Journalism. She recently finished her year serving as Managing Editor of “The Collegian,” the university’s student-run, all-online newspaper. After graduation, Brooke will be moving to Washington D.C. for a job in federal consulting. Through the Out of Eden reporting project, Brooke has enjoyed being able to combine her love for journalism with her passion for the Civil War and history. 


CharlotteDowellCharlotte Dowell is a sophomore at the University of Richmond majoring in Journalism and Spanish.  This summer she will be living and working in New York City, and in the fall she will be studying abroad in San Sebastian, Spain.  Through the Out of Eden project Charlotte has enjoyed getting to know the city of Richmond better and engaging with its lively music scene.



Jack Nicholson is a senior at the University of Richmond majoring in Journalism and Leadership Studies. He recently finished his year serving as Editor-in-Chief of “The Collegian,” the university’s student-run, all-online newspaper. After graduation, Jack will be moving to Nashville to teach 5th and 6th grade English through Teach For America. Through the Out of Eden reporting project, Jack has enjoyed being able to combine his love for journalism with his passion for live music.



Beaumont Smith is a senior double majoring in Business Administration and Geography. She has a passion for traveling and learning about new cultures. She has found the Out of Eden walk to be a fascinating exploration of many different people and places. She has loved learning more about the impact of public art on the culture of Richmond, Virginia through her reporting assignment.



Garrett Fundakowski is a senior, double majoring in Mathematics and Biology with a minor in Integrated Sciences. During his four years on campus, he spent his time playing Quidditch, serving as a campus EMT, and working as an undergraduate researcher in a marine lab. After having discovered his passion for coral reefs and marine conservation during his study abroad experience in Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean, Garrett plans to pursue a career in Marine Biology.


Will PicWill Hogge is a senior majoring in Geography and minoring in Business Administration. In his time at Richmond, he has been a tour guide, a member of greek life, and a research fellow focusing on sustainability. He has a passion for sports and the outdoors. The Out of Eden project has given him a new perspective on the city he has called home for four years and driven an interest in how the city’s past defines its present and shapes its future.


IMG_6586 copyMarissa Parker is a senior Environmental Studies and Geography double major. After discovering her passion for GIS (Geographic Information Systems), she has been an intern in the campus Spatial Analysis Lab for the last 2 years, including a summer fellowship. Marissa has also studied abroad in Costa Rica and spent a summer doing research in the Biology department. She plans to pursue a career in the environmental field and will stay in Richmond post-graduation. Marissa has enjoyed getting to know this beautiful city even better through the Out of Eden project.


10572032_10204990599072873_6225364587456922633_oMolly Brind’Amour is a freshman planning to double major in International Studies and Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law. “Out of Eden” has inspired her to think deeply and write often. In particular, she’s enjoyed exploring new areas of Richmond and its complex past with “Unhealed Wounds.” Her experience volunteering with the Higher Achievement has inspired her interest in the relationships between race, poverty, and education. While she has yet to decide on an ideal career field, she hopes to continue to develop her writing during the remainder of her time at Richmond.


Tracee CarterTracee M. A. Carter is a senior majoring in Journalism. Her love of broadcast inspired her to found University of Richmond’s first broadcast journalism organization, ArachnoMEDIA, which she serves as Communications Director. She is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Historian for Richmond’s National Pan-Hellenic Council and serves as the Community Outreach Chairwoman for The Vagina Monologues. In her spare time, Tracee enjoys karaoke and photography, and pursues her passion in theatrics by auditioning and acting in commercials and indie films. Upon graduation, Tracee plans to pursue a career in radio and television, where she ultimately hopes to host her own late night talk show.