Who Are We?

The Patriot: Inspired Minds Literary & Arts Feature is a student-run literary magazine created as an outlet for students’ original works. An issue of collective works will be published once each semester, unless stated otherwise. As a team, we pour our hearts and souls into these publications to make them successful. We thank all of our contributors with our utmost gratitude. This magazine could not have been created without your courage and willingness to display your works. We hope that you will enjoy reading these works as much as we enjoy collecting them, and look forward to seeing your inspired creations.

Meet the Team

Autumn VanBuskirk - Chief Editor

My name is Autumn VanBuskirk and I’m from right here in Tyler, TX! I am a Graduate Student here at UT Tyler pursuing a major in English with a focus in rhetoric and composition. A fun fact about me is that I enjoy yoga and musicals! I have been with Inspired Minds Magazine for 2 years (1 as associate editor and 1 as chief editor). I enjoy working for the Magazine because I love sharing the voices and stories of our exceptionally talented UT Tyler community and giving them an outlet to express themselves creatively, intellectually, and boldly.

Monica Cruise - Associate Editor

My name is Monica Cruise and I’m from Bogata, TX. I am a Senior (Class of 2022) here at UT Tyler pursuing a major in English with a focus on professional editing. A fun fact about me is that I have a 2-year-old dachshund named Loki, and he definitely lives up to his namesake. This is my second semester with the Magazine. I enjoy working for the magazine because it has helped me affirm what I want to do as a future career. Not only that, but I get to work with awesome people to help create a safe space for people to share their art with others.

Dove Lott - Illustrator

My name is Dove Lott and I’m from Vallejo, CA. I am a Senior (Class of 2022) here at UT Tyler pursuing a major in Mass Communications. A fun fact about me is I am a skateboarder! I ride a 7.5 single kick freestyle board and can’t live without it. I have been with Inspired Minds Magazine for 2 semesters. Working on the magazine gives me a creative outlet with a purpose. I kept a lot of my artwork and photography to myself just because I didn’t know what to do with it. Now I can use my skills to benefit our student media!

Ary Rosario - Social Media Manager

My name is Arinellys Rosario and I’m from - Puerto Rico. I am a Jumior here at UT Tyler pursuing a major in Mass Communications. A fun fact about me is that I have lived in 9 different! I have been with Inspired Minds Magazine for 2 semesters. I enjoy the group of girls so much! It is so easy to work with them. The ideas flow so naturally and we are all able to collaborate so well together!

Liz Romo - Associate Illustrator 

My name is Lizbeth Romo and I’m from Conroe, TX. I am a Freshman here at UT Tyler pursuing a major in Nursing. A fun fact about me is that I am fluent in both English and Spanish! This is my first semester working with Inspired Minds Magazine, and I love the idea of bringing all this literature together and making it something even better! The staff is so kind and welcoming, I look forward to a great semester!