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Spirit is published three times per year by the Texas A&M Foundation, which manages major gifts and endowments for the benefit of academic programs, scholarships and student activities at Texas A&M University.

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Editorial Staff

Dunae Crenwelge '15
Marketing Communications Manager/Spirit Editor
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Born and raised in Fredericksburg, Texas, Dunae Crenwelge ’15 graduated summa cum laude from Texas A&M University in 2014 with a communication degree. She interned for the Texas A&M Foundation’s marketing department as an undergraduate, primarily writing articles for Spirit magazine. In addition to her position at the Foundation, she studied abroad in Cyprus, completed an internship in Washington, D.C., worked as a teaching assistant and participated in the MSC L.T. Jordan Institute for International Awareness. She was hired as managing editor of Spirit in August 2014 and named editor in March 2015. Aside from writing, Dunae enjoys traveling, reading, DIY projects and trying new recipes and restaurants.
Molly Kulpa '15
Marketing Specialist/Spirit Managing Editor
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Born and raised in Arlington, Texas, Molly Kulpa ‘15 graduated from Texas A&M University with an English degree with an emphasis in creative writing. As an undergraduate, she worked as a writing consultant at the University Writing Center and later interned for the Texas A&M Foundation’s marketing department. During her time at Texas A&M, she was a summer camp counselor and held officer positions for Camp Kesem, a national nonprofit that provides a free, week-long overnight summer camp for children of cancer patients. She is currently pursuing a graduate certificate in nonprofit management from The Bush School of Government and Public Service. In her free time, Molly enjoys watching live theater, collecting vinyl records and long rides through the Texas countryside with her husband on his motorcycle.
Laura Simmons '19
Marketing Writing Student Worker
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Laura Simmons is a member of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Class of 2019. Originally from Santa Fe, Texas, Laura is an English major pursuing a minor in women and gender studies. Aside from her work with the Texas A&M Foundation, Laura has also interned with Maroon Weekly, writing lifestyle content for the Bryan-College Station publication. Laura joined the Foundation's marketing team in April 2017 as a writing student worker to assist with Spirit magazine, the website and e-newsletter. After graduation, Laura plans to attend graduate school before pursuing a career in journalism. In her free time, she enjoys reading, creative writing and practicing yoga.
Savanna Hoover '18
Marketing Writing Student Worker
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Savanna Hoover, contributing writer for Spirit magazine and the Foundation's website and e-newsletter, is a senior English major with a creative writing concentration at Texas A&M University. Outside of school, you can find her ice skating, cheering on the Texas A&M Hockey Team or blogging for The Eckleburg Project, the campus literary magazine. Savanna also works at the nonprofit Reads & Counts, where she tutors local elementary school students in reading and math. Previously, Savanna taught a series of fifth grade science classes through experiential learning activities. A native Texan, she looks back semi-fondly on her nomadic childhood with her military family. Her favorite place is the Texas Hill Country, with a close second being the shark tunnel in the Dallas Aquarium. After graduation, she looks forward to publishing a best-selling novel and eating a large amount of pasta in Italy.