Contributors

Kevin Brennan

A former political reporter, Kevin Brennan '07 is the Alumni Association's associate director of marketing and communications.

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Darcy Dehais

Darcy Dehais is a senior from Leawood, Kansas, majoring in American Studies at Notre Dame. She works for the Alumni Association as the Hannah Storm journalism intern.

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Maggie Feighery

A South Bend native, Maggie is pursuing her studies in the Program of Liberal Studies at the University of Notre Dame. She has studied abroad with the Madrasa Discourses Summer Intensive in Kathmandu. 

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Tara Hunt McMullen

Tara Hunt McMullen ’12 is a writer and editor based in North Carolina. She has written for a variety of publications, including Notre Dame Magazine.

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Jessie  McCartney

Jessie McCartney ’18 SMC is a writer from Grand Rapids, Mich., currently interning for the Notre Dame Alumni Association. She has written for publications such as ND Works, which covers Notre Dame campus news, and the Grotto Network, which shares inspiring stories of faith in action for young adults.

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Emily McConville

Emily McConville ’17 works in communications at Bates College in Maine. She has written for the Notre Dame Alumni Association, Notre Dame Magazine, and the College of Arts and Letters.

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Renee Peggs

Renee (Dysert) Peggs ’04 M.T.S. is a freelance writer from South Bend, Indiana. She has written for Notre Dame Athletics and the College of Arts and Letters as well as the Alumni Association.

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Amanda Pilarski

Amanda Pilarski '18 works as an assistant and a freelance writer in Los Angeles.

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Jack Rooney

Jack Rooney ’16 is a Chicago native who currently works as a breaking news and courts reporter for The Daily Record in Wooster, Ohio. He has also written for Notre Dame Magazine, the College of Arts & Letters, the Notre Dame Law School and the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism. 

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Alexandra Smith

Alexandra Smith recently graduated from Ball State University with a degree in journalism. She will begin her graduate studies in public relations in the fall.

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Josh Stowe

Editor

Josh Stowe '01 is the Alumni Association's writer and editor. He manages We Are ND and also contributes to Notre Dame Magazine as the publication's alumni editor. 

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Maura Sullivan Hill

Maura Sullivan Hill ’11 is a writer and editor based in Portland, Oregon. She has written for Notre Dame Magazine, Holy Cross Magazine, and Loyola Magazine, among other higher education publications.

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