Meet Our Editors
Sarah Pape teaches English and works as the Managing Editor of Watershed Review at CSU, Chico. Her poetry and prose has recently been published in The California Prose Directory, California Northern, The Superstition Review, The Southeast Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and Cadence of Hooves: A Celebration of Horses. Her chapbook, Road Z, was published by Yarroway Mountain Press. Committed to community arts and literary collaboration, she is on the board of the 1078 Gallery and leads creative writing workshops.
Sabrina Derr is the Student Editor-in-Chief of the Watershed Review and in her final semester of graduate school at CSU, Chico. As a fluent Farsi speaker and the daughter of an Iranian immigrant, her own writing traces ancient Persian traditions, superstitions, and characters that both challenge and conform to the customs that have been set deep into the soils of the past. She is fascinated in carnival culture, and much of her current writings have steered themselves in that direction. Sabrina has two cats and two chickens, enjoys gardening, and reads fiction and nonfiction of all genres.
Nathan Collins has completed degrees in Journalism and English and has worked with multiple campus-based and freelance publications. As an editor, he values a strong use of imagery coupled with clean, concise form. In design, he strives for a bold, minimalistic approach. Nathan will complete his Master’s thesis in Fall 2013, a work which focuses on Henry David Thoreau’s Walden-by-the-sea, Cape Cod, in an analysis of the variations of individualism embedded within American culture. He plans to continue his studies in American literature while seeking out opportunities in the publishing world. When he isn’t being a professional, he likes to hike in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada and write poems.
Chase Chevallier is a graduate student editor and soon-to-be graduate of the Master’s in English with an emphasis in literature at CSU, Chico in May 2013. Chase enjoys the study of American literature and its effect on culture, specifically in regards to how early Puritan values became ideology in New England, and then universally American. At the same time, he is intrigued by macabre and off-the-wall literature in creative fiction and non-fiction. When he is not writing, teaching, and reading for the Watershed Review, he occupies himself with listening to progressive rock and metal, and playing guitar in a local metal band.
Athena Murphy is a native of the Ojai Valley. She spent her younger days as a dedicated theater rat and unabashed bookworm. She received her B.A. in English Literature from CSU, Chico in 2012 and is currently a first-year graduate student with a focus on American Literature and Humor Studies. In addition to working on the Watershed Review, she is the acting Vice President of the English Graduate Student Council. In her downtime, she indulges in good tea and books that make her laugh.
Timothy R. Hayes is a senior at CSU, Chico completing his degree in English with a minor in Creative Writing. He has had a novel published and has appeared in Seven-Eighths Underwater, the literary magazine published by Chico High School, which has won the Columbia University Gold Medal Award. Timothy has been working with both the high school literary magazine as well as with Watershed Review and is planning to enter the Master’s program at CSU, Chico.
Emily Gonzales is preparing to graduate with the 2013 class for her B.A. in English Studies from CSU, Chico. She transferred to Chico from Las Positas Community College in the eastern portion of the Bay Area. She hopes to pursue editing and publishing as a career in the San Francisco area where she plans on residing post-graduation. In her spare time she enjoys shopping locally, baking with friends and family, and playing with her dog.
Meagan Hernandez was born and raised in King City, CA., and left her small town right after high school graduation in search of new life experiences. She sought to adventure to CSU, Chico to peruse her dream of becoming a future educator. Meagan is planning to graduate in Spring 2014 with her Bachelor’s degree in English Education. She discovered her passion for teaching while working as a swim instructor through the YMCA. When not working and going to school, she enjoys long bicycle rides on her road bike, and exploring secondhand stores for the discards that others no longer want and restoring them into new treasures.
Stan Upshaw was born in Eureka, California, and currently lives in Chico, California where he is a student and poet. He will be pursuing an MFA in creative writing in 2014. He lives with his wife, Margie, his daughter, Johanna, and is expecting a son in June.
Trisha Goff is a twenty-eight-year-old English major at CSU, Chico who will be graduating with her Bachelor’s Degree in May, and hopes to establish a long career filled with as much creative writing as possible. She has two young sons that have helped her become a better person and devote her life to doing the same for them. They keep her working hard and striving for more, and have also inspired her to begin writing children’s books.
Kris Wheat is currently finishing her first year in graduate school at CSU, Chico. She is working towards getting her Master’s in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing. She received her Bachelor's Degree in English Studies at CSU, Chico after transferring from Monterey Peninsula College. Besides reading and writing, she enjoys cooking, drinking tea, and watching baseball.
Lisa Berman is in her second year of graduate school, majoring in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. She has returned to school after many years teaching English, abroad and domestically. She is the mother of two boys, Jacob, 13, and Matthew, 10. Poetry is her passion and she spends every free moment reading and writing.