Academics

Goldring Arts Journalism

Meet the 19-20 Arts Journalists

Kate Mazade

Kate Mazade

Kate Mazade is a recent graduate of Auburn University with a bachelor of architecture. While pursuing her undergraduate degree, the Texas native worked with Habitat for Humanity, designing and constructing sustainable and accessible alternatives for affordable housing. Kate currently serves as the associate editor of the CRIT Journal, a publication sponsored by the American Institute of Architecture Students. Her passion for people-centered architecture has prompted travels to Europe, Africa and Asia. As a 2019-2020 arts journalist, Kate aims to add a pen to her tool belt, to rest alongside her hammer.

Sharee Turpin

Sharee Turpin

Sharee Turpin, born and raised in Rochester, NY, is no stranger to the arts. Having written for a hip-hop magazine for more than three years and being sought out to write a feature on one of Capitol Music Group’s newest artists, Sharee has clearly found her niche in music. She wants to collide her passion for writing with her passion for hip-hop to continue telling the story before and beyond the music booth. Currently, she is working to create a website to assist indie artists (battle rappers included) with global networking and promotions.

Madeline Powell

Madeline Powell

Madeline Powell graduated from George Mason University with a bachelor of arts in communication, concentrated in media production and criticism. She was the live news director for George Mason University’s television network, Mason Cable News, where she also had the opportunity to develop her on-camera and post- and pre-production skills. Madeline hopes to continue this journey and more through the Goldring arts journalism program.

Utkarsha Laharia

Utkarsha Laharia

Utkarsha Laharia has been on a rehearsal of a performance that she believes has yet to materialize. She is a recent architecture graduate on a quest to tell stories. Studying architecture, working for her college magazine and recording for campus radio while interning in Ladakh, India, she realized she wants to tell stories that are held within the walls of buildings. She dreams about art, architecture, history and small places. Utkarsha fell in love with mud and things that can be made with it while interning as an architect. Most of the time you will find her with her camera, as in the picture here.

Gracyn Doctor

Gracyn Doctor

Gracyn Doctor, born and raised in Charleston, S.C., is a passionate advocate who uses her voice to fight for marginalized communities. She’s a graduate of Johnson C. Smith University with a B.S. in sports management. Most recently, Gracyn worked as an intern with ESPN and as the social media manager for a boutique PR firm in Charlotte, NC. She has also curated content and written for her personal lifestyle and culture blog, Thee Gray Space. Gracyn is a founding administrator of The Reverend DePayne V. Middleton Foundation, created in honor of her beloved and late mother.

Sarah Tietje-Mietz

Sarah Tietje-Mietz

Sarah Tietje-Mietz serves as assistant director at Stone Quarry Hill Art Park in Cazenovia, N.Y., a sculpture park listed on the National Register of Historic Places. With a background in traditional studio arts (BFA, Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University) and historic preservation, (MSHP, Art Institute of Chicago), her passion for architecture, history, art and their place in the wider community comes through in her writing. She strives to find the stories behind the art and architecture we see around us, and hopes to empower and engage those in our communities by telling them. This is her second year in the Goldring program.