Meet our Staff: Dana Stuckey

Meet Dana Stuckey, senior in radio, television and film, and our visual arts editor! She has been on the photography and arts staff since freshman year and became an editor this past fall. She originally came into Auburn as an aerospace engineering, but decided she needed more artistic influence in her life.

“I did a lot of stuff with my literary magazine in high school,” Dana said. “When I started at Auburn, I was in aerospace engineering, so I kind of wanted that outlet to keep being creative.”

She said her favorite artist is Robert Rauschenberg, the American painter and graphic artist.

“We did a lot of stuff in my senior honors photography class in high school with him, and it was really cool,” Dana said.

Dana also said one of her favorite mediums for submissions is light painting.

“It’s a type of photography,” she explained. “I tried it once and I wasn’t very good at all. Mary Cole, who’s on our staff, did her senior thesis in light painting and it’s my favorite thing to see.”

In addition to offering a creative outlet, Dana said The Circle has given her more direction for her future career.

“It helped me discover what I really wanted to do,” she said. “So now I do want to be a visual editorial photojournalist for a magazine. So it really just helped me define where I want to go.”

The visual arts section received 164 art submissions this semester. Dana said it’s hard to choose among the hundreds of submissions she’s seen, but her favorite piece ever submitted to the Circle was “Crag” by Andrew Whited in the Fall 2013 issue.

“I’m also kind of outdoorsy, so I had a very emotional response to it,” Dana said.

Maybe your piece will be Dana’s new favorite! Thanks to all our awesome submitters!