Loyal Jones Appalachian Center

Student Staff

Operations Team



Research & Writing Associate

Lizbeth Saucedo is from Cicero, Illinois, but moved to Birmingham, Alabama for high school. She is currently a Senior with a double major in Psychology and Women’s and Gender Studies. Lizbeth is undecided on what she wants to do after graduating from Berea College. She is considering Graduate school or joining an organization to help serve low-income communities. Currently, Lizbeth is active with the campus community; she is a member of several clubs and has a primary labor position in CELTS working with the Hispanic Outreach Project. An interesting thing about Lizbeth is that she enjoys writing poetry.





Program & Events Associate

Maggie Smith is from Mount Sterling, Kentucky. She is now a Senior with a major in Agriculture Natural Resources with a double minor in Communications and Appalachian Studies. Maggie’s plans after graduation include obtaining a job in extension, write a book, and promote local agriculture through each aspect of her career. She eventually wants to run for the Commissioner of Agriculture for Kentucky. Maggie’s extracurricular activities include: Student Leader – Berea Ambassadors, Student Leader – Berea Patrons,  Talcott House Council Vice President, SGA Student Judiciary, Mountaineer Club Member, and Student Judiciary Board Member. A few interesting things about Maggie are that she loves cattle, Loretta and Conway, Tractors, books about Appalachia, a good cup of coffee, a cold glass of Sweet Tea and cooking.


Operations Assistant

Operations Assistant

Britney Napier is from Clay County, Kentucky which is found in Central Appalachia and is statistically the hardest place to live. She is currently a Sophomore majoring in Sociology with a concentration in Appalachian Studies and considering a History minor. Her goals after graduating from Berea College include being involved with social movements in Appalachia for the improvement of education, living conditions, and the rights of Appalachian people. Britney’s involvement at Berea College is being a part of the Berea College Promise Neighborhood Initiatives and volunteering with Berea Buddies. A few interesting facts about Britney: she does traditional, modern, and free form fiber arts, she plays the ukulele, and is learning traditional folk tunes on the banjo.


Curatorial Team


Curatorial Associate

Kathryn Dunn is a Biological Anthropology major, from Berea, Kentucky. After Berea College, she plans to attend graduate school for Forensic Anthropology/Archaeology. Her life goals include seeing at least 20 countries before she’s fifty (so far she’s hit 4 in two years – Tanzania, Germany, Poland, and Holland), spending most of her summers covered in dirt, and maintaining her habit of always reading too many books at one time. She is involved in the Berea College Gymnastics club, and the Catholic Newman Club and was previously involved with the Berea College Country Dancers, and Artists in Modern Motion.



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