About Chloe

Welcome to Coffee with Chloe!

My name is Chloe VanGerpen. I’m a junior at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, S.D., where I’m majoring in journalism, communication and media studies.

During my sophomore year, I enrolled in multimedia journalism. One of the class requirements was to create a blog. I decided to write feature stories, which you can learn more about in my first blog post. All of my feature stories can be found by visiting home.


I grew up on a farm in southeast South Dakota with my parents and eight older siblings. After graduating high school, I packed up my Ford Focus and traveled to Augustana University.

I am a Student Life Editor and the Design Editor of the award-winning Augustana yearbook. You can look at some of my yearbook designs here! When I’m not at class in the humanities building, I’m working in the division office.

Me sitting on the Augustana University sign outside the Froiland Science Complex.

In my free time, I hang out at my favorite coffee shops, where the baristas know me by name.

The beans are ground and the carafe is full. Let’s brew.