Department: Issue 32

Camila Cal, CNF Editor and Copy Editor
[caption id="attachment_793" align="alignleft" width="200"]Camila Cal, CNF Editor and Copy Editor Camila Cal, Creative Nonofiction Editor and Copy Editor[/caption] Camila Cal is a first-generation immigrant from Uruguay, raised in Naples, Florida. She is a senior at the University of Central Florida, majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in Letters/Modern Languages and Communications. She works as an editorial intern and journalist for the Florida Apartment Association’s Multifamily Florida Magazine. Camila is passionate about writing creative nonfiction centered on her experience as an immigrant. She is the creative nonfiction editor and a copy editor for The Cypress Dome. Find her on Instagram at @camivcal and at Twitter at @camivcal! ID: Camila Cal wears an orange tank top, floral print headband, and gold hoop earrings and she is surrounded by tropical foliage. She has long curly brown hair, brown eyes, and golden brown skin.

Camila Cal

Catherine Murphy, Fiction Editor and WITS Volunteer
[caption id="attachment_795" align="alignleft" width="200"]Catherine Murphy, Fiction Editor and WITS Volunteer Catherine Murphy, Fiction Editor and Writers In The Sun Volunteer[/caption] Catherine Murphy is a senior at UCF, graduating in the spring of 2021 with her bachelor’s degree in Writing and Rhetoric (with a minor in Creative Writing). She is proud to work on this edition of Cypress Dome as a fiction editor and with Writers in the Sun as a student volunteer. Her main passion is excellent literature and after graduation, she hopes to work in publishing, preferably as a fiction editor. Twitter: @catchherine ID: Catherine wears a royal blue halter top and rests her head on her hand. She has long straight brown hair, brown eyes, and fair skin.

Catherine Murphy

Sarah Bailey Fiction Editor
[caption id="attachment_805" align="alignleft" width="200"]Sarah Bailey Fiction Editor Sarah Bailey, Issue 32 Fiction Editor[/caption] Sarah Ashleigh Bailey (Ashby) is one of the fiction editors for the Cypress Dome magazine. She has an associate’s degree in English, and is majoring in Creative Writing/ minoring in Anthropology at the University of Central Florida, and hopes to continue a future in editing while satisfying her curiosity about humanity through her writing in both fantasy fiction and the occasional non-fiction essay. When not trying to catch up on the classic novels she never bothered to read in high school, she enjoys bonding with her dog Amelia Pond, and bingeing YouTube videos hilariously over-analyzing pop culture since her friends and family don't always appreciate when she does it in real time about popular books, movies, and TV shows. She is also a fairly good singer, photographer, baker, and nail artist which she tries to showcase on occasion via IG @spencerthe3rd, and in a future blog: ID: Sarah Bailey stands against a wood-paneled wall. She wears a green beret and a black shirt, has brown eyes and long curly brown hair and golden brown skin with freckles.

Sarah Ashleigh Bailey

Bonny Tran Head Shot
[caption id="attachment_791" align="alignleft" width="200"]Bonnie Tran Head Shot Bonny Tran, Issue 32 Poetry Editor and Art Screener[/caption] Bonny Ha Tran is the poetry editor and art screener for the magazine. She leads her fellow poetry team members to figure out which poems would be the best fit for the magazine, also while screening through the art. She is a Creative Writing major with an Editing and Publishing certificate graduating a year early. Being a slam poet herself, Bonny has won CUPSI's 2019 Haiku Championship. She loves all the realms of art and writing and dabbles in musical theatre. Follow her adventure through her Instagram @adorkabon! ID: Bonny smiles in the sunlight. She is of Vietnamese descent, has light brown skin, shoulder-length straight black hair and dark brown eyes. She wears glasses, a black and green shirt, and there are brown backpack straps around her shoulders.

Bonny Tran

[caption id="attachment_841" align="alignleft" width="200"] Nicole Pendleton, Graduate Advisor[/caption] Nicole Pendleton is an essayist and occasional cartoonist. She lives with her husband and dog in Clearwater, Florida. ID: Illustration of Nicole on a blue background. Nicole sits and hugs her knees to her chest. She has short brown hair, brown eyes, glasses, and an eyebrow piercing. She wears a gray sweater, black pants, and black boots.

Nicole Pendleton

Laurie Uttich, the faculty advisor for the Cypress Dome Society, believes the act of creating any type of art is an act of courage. It is her great honor to work with the brave peeps of this group who apply their creativity, passion, and editing skills to magnify the stories of those in our UCF community. Secretly, she believes that writers and artists are from the Island of Misfit Toys and it's her great pleasure to hang with other spotted elephants, water pistols that squirt jelly, and birds that swim instead of fly.

Laurie Uttich

[caption id="attachment_780" align="alignleft" width="200"] Renee Harrison. Cypress Dome Society President and Contributor, Issue 32.[/caption] Renee Harrison is a senior English major. She's worked on several literary magazines, including The Florida Review. When she's not reading and writing, she's either baking cookies or cuddling with her twelve-year-old dog, Romeo. Renee also served as Copy Chief and Creative Nonfiction Reader for Issue 31. ID: Renee Harrison has pale skin and wavy long brown hair and blue eyes. Her hand brushes against her cheek. She wears a gray sweater.

Renee Harrison

Veronica Silva Editor-In-Chief, The Cypress Dome
[caption id="attachment_777" align="alignleft" width="200"]Veronica Silva Veronica Silva Editor-In-Chief, The Cypress Dome[/caption]   Veronica Silva is a Cuban American poet who grew up in Miami and currently lives in Orlando. She is a senior Creative Writing major at the University of Central Florida, with a minor in Writing & Rhetoric. Her work, which explores familial dynamics, mental illness, and intersectional identity, has previously appeared in PANK Magazine and The Acentos Review. She currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of The Cypress Dome. ID: Veronica stands in Times Square in New York. She wears a leopard print, coat, a black mock turtleneck shirt and blue jeans. She has light brown skin with shoulder-length straight brown hair is held back by a headband. She rocks red lipstick like a boss.

Veronica Silva