Meet Our Team

The Collective Magazine is made up of a team of passionate students and graduates.

Find out more about them here!

Millie Smith

Founder & Editor in Chief

Millie is a current English Literature Undergraduate at the University of Reading. With a passion for journalism, Millie wanted to create a dedicated space for young people and students to showcase their work and talents.The Collective Magazine was founded with this vision in mind, and she hopes that others will be excited to work with her in making it come to life. As well as studying English, she is also passionate about musical theatre and has performed as a hobby from a young age. In her free time, she can be found binging Netflix or playing The Sims.

Rhianna Hurren-Myers

Deputy Editor

Rhianna is a first-class Sociology, Journalism and Media 2020 grad, and will be beginning her MA at Cardiff University in Public Relations & Communications Management this October. Having stumbled across Millie’s magazine vision on a Facebook page (it was fate!), she hopes TCM will provide a much-needed creative outlook for students to grow their portfolio. Alongside a borderline unhealthy obsession with houseplants, there is nothing Rhianna loves more than curling up in the sunshine with a good book.

Lauren Russell

Current Affairs Editor

Lauren is a 2020 history graduate from the University of Southampton with aspirations to complete the multimedia journalism course with News Associates this year (covid permitting!). Lauren says "I have admired the work of The Collective Mag on Instagram ever since it launched & now on board as the Current Affairs editor want to keep readers as up-to-date and passionate as possible with the latest stories around the world." In her spare time she can be found binging the latest Netflix series with cup of tea and a big slice of cake.

Millie Braund

Lifestyle Editor

Millie is an English Literature and Theatre Studies student at Warwick University. She loves travelling, about to embark on a study abroad year in Berlin, and cannot wait to share all her adventures with our readers! She is also passionate about musical theatre, beauty and crafting in her spare time.

Isabel Brewster

Culture Editor

Isabel is an English Literature and French student at Cardiff University, and is currently also studying Japanese and Spanish. She has a column with her university magazine, likes to write about the books she reads, and has ambitions to pursue a career in journalism. Isabel can be found at her laptop writing, on the sofa reading, or cooking with her housemates. She collects soap and has two houseplants, called Wilhelmina and Diana. 

Lauren Bromley-Bird

Health and Wellbeing Editor

Lauren is a Psychology graduate from Sheffield Hallam University and an aspiring advice columnist. While studying, she gained a wealth of health and wellbeing knowledge that she wants to share with The Collective Magazine community and aims to create a positive space for readers to seek advice and relate to. If we were not in lockdown, her spare time would be spent watching West End musicals, but in the meantime, it's spent overindulging in buckets of hot chocolate and Netflix. 

Megan Shepherd

Creative Collections Editor

With a Foundation Diploma from Arts University Bournemouth and an English degree from the University of Exeter, Meg has a passion for all things creative. As well as illustration, fine art, and literature, Meg was also widely involved in student theatre whilst at university and enjoys sketch comedy, films, and playing The Sims in her spare time.

Chloe O’Keeffe

Graduate Corner Editor

Chloe is a 21 year old, soon to be New Media and English graduate of the beautiful University of Limerick. Over her time in college, Chloe has gained a wide range of experience in the journalism and media industry, and has been actively writing for the college newspaper, her own blog as well as a variation of other platforms. Along with writing articles, Chloe loves reading, socialising with her friends and keeping fit.

Lily Newman

Head of Photography

Lily is a recent photography student from Plymouth College of Arts. With a career and hobby  combined she enjoys events and products as well as focusing her personal work on photojournalist and documentary style photography. In her spare time she loves to spend time in the Devon countryside with her family and five dogs and of ourse loves a good netflix series

Alice Frost

Twitter Co-Manager

Alice is a Journalism and Communications student, currently battling through her last year at Falmouth University. Given the chances she'll chat her ears off about all things film and feminism. Her dream is to one day see her name in the by-lines  of magazines like Vogue or Elle. She's excited to bring her knowledge of social media to The Collective Magazine, and begin pursuing a career in magazines, whilst knowing the she's in good company working alongside an amazing team of talented women.

Faye Minton

Twitter Co-Manager

Harriet Allan

Instagram Assistant

Faye is a Political and International Relations student at the University of Reading. She id an aspiring journalist who can't wait to travel the world, have fun and see as much as possible. You'll probably find her curled up on the sofa, scrolling through Twitter with a cup of tea and a scented candle nearby.

Harriet is 21 and a soon to be graduate of BA Digital Media and Society at the University of Sheffield who loves creating content for social media. She is passionate about music, film and all other forms of media! Growing up in the UK and the US, she loves keeping up with things both sides of the pond and going home to Texas whenever she can to visit her family and her dog, Winston.

During her spare time she can be found re-watching Jane the Virgin (for the millionth time) or scouting out new coffee shops to visit!

Aimee Lee


Amiee is a 2020 Illustration Graduate, who loves getting creative at any given chance. She’s a big nature and animal lover, and enjoys spending her free time having fun with her friends

Amelia Field


Amelia is a journalism, media and culture undergraduate studying at Cardiff. She enjoys illustrations, A Capella and watching films. She has been spending lockdown running her Etsy shop and spending time with her family in Sussex.

Abigail McKeown

Web & Design Team

As part of The Collective Magazine’s Web & Design team, Abi is a second-year student at Northumbria University, currently studying Cyber Security and Networks. She has a big interest in web design and development, and hopes to enter this industry after graduation. She’s so excited to be working with The Collective Magazine to connect with new people, work on innovative projects and build her portfolio.

Isabelle Swan

Web & Design Team

Isabelle Swan is a recent graduate from Kingston University where she studied Graphic Design. She loves learning and teaching herself new things in order to get the best outcome. Her uni experience was a bit different to most, in the sense she moved out for a year and then moved back home to commute to uni. Now having finished uni, Isabelle is missing the workload and is looking forward to pushing her career in the design industry.

Lowri Humphreys- Jones

Web & Design Team

Lowri has recently graduated from NTU with a BA (Hons) in Theatre Design in July 2020. She has a passion for the performing arts – ranging from Theatre, TV and live music. Her main interest is digital drawings such as AutoCAD and Photoshop. In her spare time Lowri enjoys walks on her local beaches with her friends and family.

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