Student Research Journal Announces New Editorial Team Members


The Student Research Journal welcomes new members to the editorial team for the 2021-2022 academic year. Tierra Holmes is the editor-in-chief, and Kari Lease is the managing editor.

Tierra_HolmesHolmes graduated summa cum laude from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where she earned a B.A. in History and a B.A. in Art History. She worked on a special project for the Duke Energy Archives following her graduation in May of 2018. The position with Duke sparked a passion for archival practice that ultimately led her to the Master of Library and Information Science program at the San José State University School of Information, where she has been enrolled since fall of 2019. She currently has one year left in the online graduate degree program.

Holmes brings a wealth of experience to her new position as editor-in-chief of SJSU’s only fully student-run, double-blind peer-reviewed open access journal. As an undergraduate, she spent four years working for UNC Charlotte’s award-winning publication, Sanskrit Literary-Arts Magazine. She worked her way up from content editor to associate editor before ultimately earning the position of editor-in-chief during her senior year. Her experience working for Sanskrit has allowed her to become familiar with numerous facets of the publication process.

Kari LeaseIn addition to her new role as managing editor for the research journal, Lease is the webmaster and secretary-treasurer for SJSU ASIS&T Student Chapter. Before starting the master’s degree program at the SJSU School of Information, Lease earned her B.A. in English from Iowa State University and her M.A. in Literature from University of Nevada, Reno. Along with her leadership experience and impressive educational background, she has worked multiple jobs, including a graduate writing assistant in the Writing Center of University of Nevada.

Editorial team positions are open to SJSU School of Information students. More information is available on the SRJ websiteSRJ is also on TwitterInstagram, and LinkedIn.