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Lauchlin Fields, a native of Clinton and a 15-year resident of Vicksburg, manages and maintains the Mississippi Today website and works closely with the executive director to develop growth and brand strategies for the organization. She formed and leads our engagement team, a small group focused on strengthening audience engagement through newsletter products, enhanced story presentation, social media strategies, search engine optimization and marketing and branding. She has a bachelor’s in Southern Studies from the University of Mississippi and was a news and features reporter for The Vicksburg Post. Lauchlin founded and was the publisher and editor of The ‘Sip Magazine, a quarterly print publication centered on Mississippi culture.