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Danielle Yancey


Danielle Yancey is the Senior Articles Editor for JAEL. She studied political science and communication studies at Eastern Kentucky University. After college, Danielle returned to her hometown of Louisville to begin her journey as a law student at Brandeis. Growing up on a farm, she developed a love for animals and the environment at a young age. When not studying or working, Danielle enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with family.

Makenzie Ackermann


Makenzie is a Louisville native. She attended the University of Louisville for her undergraduate career and studied political science and criminal justice. She was drawn to JAEL because of her passion for animals and interest in sustainability and zero-waste initiatives. In her free time, Makenzie enjoys hiking with her two dogs, Ozzy and Roger, and trying new recipes.