The Columbia Journal’s online staff positions are filled by students in the graduate writing program at Columbia University.

Nonfiction Editor: Trenton Pollard

Trenton Pollard, Online Nonfiction Editor

Trenton Pollard

Trenton is a poet and essayist in New York City. A graduate of Bennington College and North Carolina State University, he currently is a graduate student at Columbia University. He has work forthcoming in Denver Quarterly, Lambda Literary, The Journal, and elsewhere. As Online Nonfiction Editor, he seeks to in publish innovative, genre-bending essays from writers of all backgrounds, and is most interested in promoting work by writers from marginalized communities.

Art, Film and Music Editor: Beca Alderete Baca

Beca Baca

Beca Alderete Baca

Beca lives in New York and is from Albuquerque, New Mexico. That space and landscape frames the poetry she writes. She loves art that has a strong sense of place–its own atmosphere.

Fiction Editor: Sihan Tan

Sihan Tan

Sihan Tan

Sihan is a writer from Singapore and an MFA candidate in Fiction at Columbia University. He has previously studied at the University of Edinburgh. As Fiction Editor, he speculates publishing obscure and established voices from all hidden corners of the world.

Poetry Editor: Halley Furlong-Mitchell

Online Poetry Editor

Halley Furlong-Mitchell

Halley is a poet. She likes poems that challenge understanding of language, space, form, and identity. Halley is a graduate of Skidmore College, and a current MFA candidate in Poetry at Columbia. She works at the 92nd Street Y’s Unterberg Poetry Center and currently lives in New Jersey with her dog.

Online Managing Editor & Web Editor: Andrew H. Miller


Andrew H. Miller

Andrew is a nonfiction writing MFA candidate at Columbia University. He served as a captain in the US Army and was honorably discharged in 2012, after 6 years of active duty, having been awarded the Combat Action Badge, Afghanistan Campaign Ribbon (3 stars), and the Bronze Star Medal (meritorious; 1 OLC). He is a co-founder of Syracuse University’s Moral Injury Project, a co-founder of the Charlotte Veterans Writing Group, and the former deputy director of Clear Path for Veterans, Inc. His writing is published in The New York Times, Salt Hill Journal, Line of Advance, The Journal of Military Experience, Intertext, and the anthology Incoming: Veteran Writers on Returning Home. His work is forthcoming in the anthology The Weight of My Armor.