Danny Funt is a senior in the College originally from Carmel, Calif. Funt, 21, studies government and philosophy, with aspirations to attend law school after graduating Georgetown in 2014. He currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of THE HOYA and previously served as opinion editor and chair of the Editorial Board. Funt got his start on THE HOYA as a news reporter after working on the Carmel High Sandpiper and Monterey County Herald. He also served as an intern on Capitol Hill for Rep. Sam Farr. Funt resides on California's Central Coast with his mother and father Amy and Peter, sister Stephanie and dog Dottie.
Mary Nancy Walter is a senior German major pursuing business coursework and a history minor who hails from the lively and offbeat cultural mecca of Louisville, Ky. Moving from that quirky town to Washington, D.C., was a huge change, but Georgetown basketball and D.C.’s unpredictable weather quickly helped her to feel at home on the Hilltop. Since her first days with THE HOYA pounding the pavement to sell ads to local businesses as part of the sales department, Mary Nancy has taken her pitch about why THE HOYA is a great business partner to heart. When she’s not in the Biz Office listening to bluegrass while looking over contracts and financial statements, Mary Nancy can be found running the bimonthly Mobile Soup Kitchen program or exploring the District. As General Manager, Mary Nancy is excited to lead the Publishing Division staff to ensure that the newspaper can serve Georgetown in the most innovative ways possible into its 93rd year.
Chair of the Board
Evan Hollander is a senior in the School of Foreign Service. Hailing from the college basketball mecca of Louisville, Ky., it was no surprise that Hollander got his start in the sports section, covering men’s lacrosse and football before serving as sports editor. Elected to the Board in November, Hollander was also a writer and columnist on Georgetown’s men’s basketball beat this spring. In April, he was elected to a one-year term as chair of THE HOYA’s board of directors. An international politics major, you can often find Evan chewing over the topics of the day at Martin's or Tombs. His most treasured memory of Georgetown so far is celebrating the Hoyas' win over Syracuse on press row at Verizon Center, but he's still waiting to make a trip to the Final Four.
Board of Directors
Kent Carlson is a senior in the School of Foreign Service majoring in international politics. Originally from Minneapolis, Mn., he likes to spend his time skiing, reading and exploring Georgetown's history. For the past two years, he’s spent many hours in service to the THE HOYA, enjoying the work and challenges that came with the job of director of personnel and is proud now to serve as a member of the board of directors. He will certainly never forget his friends at THE HOYA, who never fail to pour their sweat, blood and tears into preserving one of the most historic institutions on Georgetown's campus.
Vidur Khatri is a senior in the McDonough School of Business with a double major in finance and Operations and Informational Management who hails from Norwood, Mass. Before joining THE HOYA, Vidur was heavily involved in The Corp, serving as chief financial officer in his sophomore and junior years. In addition to serving on the board, he is also currently a member of the McDonough School of Business International Case Competition and active as an undergraduate research fellow. As an incoming member of the board, Vidur is excited to to do his part in improving THE HOYA’s business model and profitability to ensure that the paper can give back to the Georgetown in the most beneficial and innovative ways possible. He enjoys long walks through the Leavey Center or blasting “Born to Run” on his saxophone at Corp events. Still left to check off his Georgetown bucket list: Stealing the Leo's clock hands and having a cartoon sketch of himself in THE HOYA.
Braden McDonald, former executive editor of THE HOYA and current member of the Board of Directors, is a College senior majoring in government with minors in philosophy and history. Braden was born and raised in Canada. Though THE HOYA has fast become his raison d’être at Georgetown, Braden enjoys learning languages and finds the academic questions of state formation and democratic realities and unrealities particularly tantalizing. Braden will likely work for RBC Royal Bank for the third consecutive year this summer and hopes to find a permanent job that will nurture his love for skyscrapers, cosmopolitan cities and problem-solving. His most cherished memory of his time on THE HOYA is the collective loveable insanity that is sure to emerge at around midnight on production nights — an insanity that all at once forges lasting friendship, drives productivity and affords comic relief.
Samantha Randazzo is a senior French major and linguistics minor originally from San Jose, Calif. A former copy chief, Sam has since branched out into blog writing, interning at Lucky magazine and finally serving on the Board of Directors of the paper that has shaped her Georgetown experience. Outside her life at THE HOYA, Sam enjoys “Game of Thrones,” Sweetgreen fro yo, spending an appalling amount time on BuzzFeed and hanging out at Tombs. She has too many awesome memories from her time at THE HOYA to pick a single favorite, but most of the front runners include late nights in Leavey 421 with her best friends and a few too many glazed Pop’ems.
Board of Editors
Emma Hinchliffe is a junior in the College, tentatively majoring in government with minors in French and journalism. She's from Glen Ridge, N.J., and will never get over the lack of bagels in D.C. As executive editor and former campus news editor for THE HOYA, she spends a lot of time in the office but also tries to make time for hanging out with her friends, occasionally doing homework and watching Parks and Recreation and Gossip Girl.
Hunter Main is a junior in the College majoring in English and government. As managing editor of THE HOYA, he tries to ensure that production of the newspaper runs smoothly. When he's not in Leavey 421 eating weird stuff from Vital Vittles, you'll find him hanging out with friends, playing guitar and drinking coffee. His newly granted responsibility of controlling the office speakers is daunting but one he is looking to tackle with aplomb.
Victoria Edel is a senior in the College from Brooklyn, N.Y., pursuing a double major in history and government and a minor in English. After one semester as Guide editor and one as managing editor — the best job in the office — she’s excited to take on the revamped role of online editor and help shape THE HOYA’s online presence in new and innovative ways. When she does find a few free moments, she enjoys watching nerdy television shows (and writing a column for The Guide about it), going to Chipotle with her friends and avoiding Lau. As she starts her fifth semester at THE HOYA and her last year of college, she realizes that she wouldn’t have wanted to spend her time any other way.
Campus News Editor
Eitan Sayag is a sophomore in the School of Foreign Service from the quaint suburb that is Brookeville, Md. Tentatively a Middle East regional studies major with a certificate in Jewish civilization, he can be found late at night jamming to music as he writes Arabic on blackboards in empty Healy classrooms. Having sold his soul to THE HOYA in September of his freshman year, he is excited that he can now contribute to informing the Georgetown community as the campus news editor. If he weren’t constantly working, Eitan would enjoy hanging out with friends and causing (more) mischief.
City News Editor
Penny Hung is a sophomore in the School of Foreign Service from Livingston, N.J. She plans to major in science, technology, and international affairs with a concentration in biotechnology and global health. As city news editor, she can most often be found in Leavey 421, but she also enjoys doing yoga, hanging out with her friends and eating yummy food in the city. She is also the resident assistant for the Greenhouse Living and Learning Community, so make sure that you are recycling your copies of THE HOYA!
Ryan Bacic is a junior in the College looking to major in history and minor in journalism after having recently transferred out of the School of Foreign Service. A Massachusetts native, his ultimate goal is to pursue a career in sportswriting, thanks in large part to his work as the men's soccer beat writer this fall. His Hoya highlight so far has been travelling to Alabama in December to cover the Blue and Gray in the 2012 national championship. Outside of THE HOYA, Ryan is involved with intramural sports and intimately involved with his N64.
Sheena Karkal is from Orlando, Fla., and a junior in the College majoring in biology of global health and government. Now Guide editor, she has written for The Guide since freshman year and was a deputy guide editor in the fall. Her other interests include working as an executive board member of GlobeMed and dancing with GU Bindaas, a hip-hop and Bollywood fusion dance group. She also enjoys Bharathanatyam, a type of Indian classical dance, which she has studied for 15 years. She plans to spend this summer in Guatemala working with Primeros Pasos, GlobeMed's partner organization and a free health clinic, to cultivate its nutrition and education programs for malnourished toddlers. In the future, she hopes to translate this passion for global health to the field of healthcare law and reform.
Katy Berk is a sophomore in the College from Cambridge (Massachusetts, not England). She plans to major in history with a minor in Chinese and hopes to study abroad in Shanghai. Katy joined the opinion section at the beginning of her freshman year and is thrilled to now be working as its senior editor. When not in Leavey 421 or drowning in Chinese homework, she enjoys doing yoga, watching “Game of Thrones” and eating German chocolate cupcakes from Baked & Wired.
Alexander Brown is a sophomore in the College, tentatively majoring in government. Originally from the Bay Area in California, he likes to spend his time hiking, driving along the Stinson Beach cliffside and swimming (not at home though, the water’s freezing). For the past year, he’s spent many hours as a photographer for THE HOYA, enjoying the challenges of coordinating with his section and taking full advantage of the invaluable opportunities presented by this paper. He will never forget the countless memories from his first year at THE HOYA, including covering Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and sitting 10 feet from Rosario Dawson, camera in hand. He is eagerly anticipating three more years of late nights and the lifelong friendships that come from them.
Ian Tice is a sophomore in the College, tentatively double majoring in economics and French. He originally hails from the suburbs of Philadelphia but loves living in D.C. When not performing his duties as layout editor for THE HOYA, Ian is a member of Hoya Blue and works at Yates Field House. His favorite season of the year is autumn.
David Chardack is a sophomore in the College hailing from Salt Lake City Utah with a possible major in American studies. As copy chief, he spends most of his time protecting THE HOYA against the evil forces of poor grammar, inconsistent style and unreliable facts. Aside from his work at the paper, David spends much of his time and energy foraging for anything delicious to eat or wrestling science majors for one of the booths in Regents.
Lindsay Lee is a sophomore in the College with the intended major of economics and an intended minor in Spanish (emphasis on word “intended”). She is currently serving her second term as the senior editor for THE HOYA’s blog, The Fourth Edition. She is also the web manager and public relations director of the Georgetown Phantoms and the music representative on the Performing Arts Advisory Committee. When she’s not blogging or singing, she’s likely watching a Patriots game or chowing down somewhere on M Street.
Publishing Division Directors
Director of Corporate Development
Mariah Byrne is a junior in the School of Foreign Service majoring in culture and politics. After studying abroad at the University of Costa Rica for a semester, Mariah is back at THE HOYA serving as director of corporate development. She previously worked as campus news editor and wrote a column for the guide while abroad. When not juggling her classwork, internship with No Labels, job with Georgetown's Masters of Professional Studies in Journalism program and position as treasurer of Dance D.C., she is usually curled up reading with a cup of chai tea or trying to convince her friends to join in her frequent impromptu dance parties.
Director of Finance
Jason Yoffe is a sophomore in the McDonough School of Business majoring in accounting and finance. Originally from Boston, Mass., he has taken his love of sports to the Hilltop, where he can be found cheering for the Hoyas on campus and at the Verizon Center. When not serving as a resident assistant in New South or playing intramural sports, he can be found swimming laps at the pool or shooting hoops with his friends.
Director of Marketing
Mullin Weerakoon is a junior in the McDonough School of Business majoring in marketing and international business with a psychology minor. From Potomac, Md., he started as a marketing analyst and has worked his way up to be the current director of marketing. When he is not in the Biz Office figuring out how to use Adobe InDesign or sending out random emails about how to promote THE HOYA brand, you can find him studying (procrastinating/checking his email constantly like all the other MSB students) and listening to music (avoiding conversation with people) while hogging an MSB breakout room for hours. His favorite memory so far has been helping the staff figure out its brand identity; apparently they thought Lauren Weber was the brand …
Director of Personnel
Michal Grabias is a sophomore in the McDonough School of Business studying finance and operation and information management systems with a minor in English. When not working on personnel issues, Michal is also involved with WGTB Georgetown Radio, where he hosts "The Arbitrarily Named Show," and playing drums in the Guild of Bands. He hopes to one day open up a production studio in Southern California or sail off into the sunset on a stolen boat.
Director of Sales
Michael Lindsay-Bayley is a junior in the McDonough School of Business majoring in accounting and international business with a minor in economics. In addition to serving as director of sales for THE HOYA, he is a member of both the club soccer and club tennis teams at Georgetown and is a financial analyst for Zeeba Investment Group. Michael joined THE HOYA at the end of his freshman year, when he started as a local ads assistant before working as classified ads assistant and then online ads manager. This summer, he will be interning at PwC in Bermuda, which is where he will begin work upon graduation.
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