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 follow my passion for writing feature stories, which you can read here. You can learn more about my decision to write features in my first blog post.


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 check out some of my 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.