Mallika Sen is a junior in the School of Foreign Service, born and bred in the surprisingly gray sprawl of Los Angeles. She is majoring in regional and comparative studies, concentrating in Václav Havel. A former campus news editor and executive editor, her career at The Hoya has been marked by a devotion to spending time composing articles rife with needlessly multisyllabic diction, recovering from the Pavlovian response “GUSA election” induces and offering to execute things, with a certain glee. She can usually be found pacing The Hoya office, not wearing a jacket (and bemoaning #californiaproblems), adding to her Thomas Müller scrapbook and failing to maintain a steady accent.
Brian Carden is a junior in the McDonough School of Business studying finance and operations and information management with a minor in economics. Originally from Port Washington, N.Y., Brian spent nine years living in Paris, France, where he developed an affinity for cheese and the ability to sound pretentious while talking about it. Before assuming the role of general manager in November 2014, Brian joined The Hoya’s sales department his freshman year, first as local advertisements manager and subsequently sales director. Outside The Hoya, Brian previously served as executive director of the 42nd National Collegiate Security Conference hosted by the Georgetown International Relations Association, whose board on which he currently sits. He enjoys NBC comedies, playing with spreadsheets and forming strong opinions on pizza.
Chair of the Board
Sheena Karkal is a senior from Orlando, Fla., majoring in biology of global health with a minor in government. She began working for The Hoya as a writer for The Guide, eventually becoming Guide editor and then managing editor. Outside of The Hoya, Sheena is co-president of GlobeMed at Georgetown, a student-run non-profit organization focused on grassroots work in developing countries. In the future, she hopes to attend medical school and work toward health care policy and reform. When she’s not too busy color-coding Google spreadsheets, Sheena can be found enjoying solo night cheese and teaching others the way of the Sheep.
Board of Directors
Member of the Board
Hanaa Khadraoui is a senior in the College majoring in economics with minors in French and biology. Hanaa started out in The Hoya as an assistant in the opinion section and has since served as a member of the editorial board and senior opinion editor. Hailing from Bergenfield, N.J., Hanaa has spent her past two summers working as a research assistant at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and works part time as a sales associate at Madewell. She likes yoga, almond toffee and Georgetown, even though Jack the Bulldog once attacked her when she was carrying a balloon. She’s sure he didn’t mean it.
Member of the Board
Hunter Main is a senior in the College majoring in English and government. After obsessing over minute details as copy chief and handling the paper’s day-to-day operation as managing editor, he has enjoyed taking an even more forward-looking view of The Hoya as a member of its board of directors. Hunter hails from Titusville, N.J., but is trying to learn as much as he can about his new home, Washington, D.C. He enjoys drinking coffee, writing about music, movies and politics, wearing sweaters and Twitter.
Community Member of the Board
Zach Singer is a senior in the School of Foreign Service studying international politics and pursuing a certificate in international business diplomacy. For the past three years, Zach has been actively involved in GUSA, serving as Chief of Staff for Nate and Adam, and representing students on various working committees, including the Healey Family Student Center committee. He is excited to bring his enthusiasm and campus-knowledge to the The Hoya’s board of directors. When he is not working at Vital Vittles or enjoying the beauty of Lau, Zach enjoys rooting for Toronto Maple Leafs, listening to far too much House music, and talking about his love of Barcelona.
Member of the Board
Laura Wagner is a senior in the College from Hagerstown, Md., majoring in government with minors in journalism and Spanish. She spent the spring semester in Seville, Spain, improving her Spanish, taking siestas and bullfighting. As former senior sports editor, former editorial board member, former columnist, former sports staff writer and one-time news writer, she knows her way around the editorial side of the paper and hopes she can continue to contribute to The Hoya as a member of the board of directors.
Board of Editors
Carolyn Maguire is a junior in the College majoring in English, hailing from northern New Jersey. She joined The Hoya’s sports section in the fall of her freshman year and has been hooked ever since. Carolyn covered various Georgetown teams before she served as sports editor during her sophomore year. Now, she is eager to bring her sports background to the executive editor position. Although she is a devout Hoya, she will always be a Boston sports fan first. When Carolyn is not in Leavey 421, she is either searching for another necklace to add to her colorful collection, running in Virginia or working a shift at Madewell.
Alexander Brown is from San Francisco, C.A., and is a junior in the College with a major in government and a minor in business administration. After serving as photo editor for the 2013-14 academic year, he fled the country and spent his fall semester in Pune, India, from which he relentlessly bothered his peers on The Hoya with nostalgia for late production nights in Leavey 421. He is beyond excited to assume the role of managing editor upon his return. Aside from his commitment to The Hoya and occasional acknowledgement of homework, he can be found trudging to and from Down Dog Yoga, frequenting Good Stuff and Baked and Wired or DJing the occasional house party. In the office, he is known to break out his camera and snap incredibly unattractive photographs of his peers (always a photographer at heart).
Jess Kelham-Hohler is a sophomore in the College, likely pursuing a double major in English and government. Originally from London, England, she has become very used to bemused and occasionally horrified facial responses to her accent, as well as being asked many times if she has met the Queen. She joined The Hoya as a writer for The Guide and was Guide editor last semester. Jess also serves on the board of the Brilliantly British Club. In rare moments of free time or the more common moments of procrastination, she can be found watching a Hitchcock movie, listening to Young the Giant or rereading a Cormac McCarthy novel.
Campus News Editor
Katherine Richardson is a sophomore in the College from the beautiful, always sunny Los Angeles. She is tentatively majoring in English with a minor in Spanish, and loves reading books (and articles) in her spare time. Katherine began at The Hoya the fall of her freshman year as a news writer, then moved up to become a campus deputy. She is excited to begin her term as campus news editor this semester! When she is not in Leavey 421, she enjoys curating her Spotify playlists, thinking about sloths and tripping over things.
City News Editor
Kshithij Shrinath is a sophomore in the School of Foreign Service from Sunnyvale, Calif., majoring in international political economy. Kshithij started out as a writer for the guide in spring 2014 but defected to news halfway through the semester. He’s still unsure why he was asked to be deputy after writing all of seven news stories, but he managed to get through all of last semester without anyone asking too many questions. When he’s not in the office, Kshithij can be found at the Alexandria prison tutoring inmates for the GED, in the ICC tutoring students on their economics homework or in the streets tutoring people in the pronunciation of his name.
Kara Avanceña is a sophomore in the College majoring in government and French. She spent the first half of her life in the unbearable humidity of Quezon City, Philippines, before relocating to northern California in 2005. Kara wrote for the sports section last semester and quickly grew fond of Georgetown’s sports teams and even shed a tear when the women’s cross-country team won its regional meet. Her constant sources of joy include cold, rainy weather, Vampire Weekend, good vegan food, dark-roasted black coffee and Bay Area sports teams.
Hannah Kaufman is a sophomore in the College majoring in English and history. She began working for The Hoya as a writer for The Guide and eventually made her way to becoming Guide editor. Born and raised on Long Island, Hannah brings her rare suburban experience to the District. When she’s not editing film, album and food reviews, she’ll still probably be found watching a sci-fi movie, listening to throwbacks or enjoying the fine cuisine of M Street Chipotle.
Jinwoo Chong is a sophomore in the College majoring in English with minors in economics and studio art. Hailing from the quiet, tender suburb of Princeton, New Jersey, he joined The Hoya in the fall of his freshman year and oversaw the pilot year of Chatter, the online branch of the opinion section. He is also a member of the Georgetown Phantoms a cappella group, with whom he sings a lot of Sara Bareilles. He spends most of his free time in the buffet line at Epi, not wearing sweatpants because they’re lazy, and humming Lana Del Rey songs to give the impression that he likes Lana Del Rey.
Daniel Smith is a sophomore in the School of Foreign Service studying international politics instead of his true passion, interior design. When not watching “Property Brothers” on HGTV, he fantasizes about playing high school football for a small town in Texas. From Minneapolis, Minn., Smith prefers that you not underestimate the relevance of his home state. He has a beard, but not always.
Shannon Hou is a freshman in the School of Foreign Service, hoping to major in international economics or science, technology and international affairs. She started working on The Hoya in the fall of 2014 as a layout assistant, and previously worked as a news editor in high school. Hailing from Winchester, Mass., Shannon has spent the last two summers interning in the Massachusetts State Senate. In her free time, she enjoys working with children, trying new restaurants and watching way too much television.
Zack Saravay is a sophomore in the College from Berkeley Heights, N.J. He is still undecided about his major, but he is interested in economics and history. Zack started on The Hoya as a copy assistant during the fall of his freshman year and is very excited about the opportunity to be copy chief. When he’s not in the office looking for misplaced commas, Zack enjoys going for runs through D.C., playing basketball in Yates and watching “Game of Thrones.”
Emily Min is a junior in the School of Nursing and Health Studies majoring in human science. Having joined the Fourth Edition in the spring of sophomore year, Emily is super excited to be senior editor this coming semester. When she’s not blogging, Emily likes to play “Turn Down for What” alone in her apartment, talk about New Jersey and peruse the online Chipotle menu.
Molly Simio is a sophomore in the School of Foreign Service majoring in science, technology and international affairs. After working as The Hoya’s campus news editor in the fall, she is excited to expand the newspaper’s online presence with multimedia content. In her rare moments of free time, Molly can be found eating bread and trying to emotionally recover from the Jonas Brothers’ breakup, which happened in October 2013. Pears are her least favorite fruit.
Publishing Division Directors
Director of Accounting
Jason Yoffe is a junior in the McDonough School of Business majoring in accounting and finance and minoring in theology. 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 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 Corporate Development
Brenna Muldrow is a junior in the McDonough School of Business double majoring in management and marketing, and hopefully swinging a minor in English because numbers are her worst enemy. Originally from Fayetteville, N.C., this Southern girl has decided she likes The Hoya and public transportation almost as much as she likes sweet tea and that’s enough of a reason to stay in the big city of D.C. Brenna has been a member of The Hoya since her first semester of freshman year and can’t imagine being anywhere but with Corporate Development. Whenever she finds a spare hour to herself Brenna is usually out literally getting lost in the city and finding cool places that become her destination.
Director of Marketing
Genie Douglass is a sophomore in the McDonough School of Business, majoring in marketing and either management or OPIM. She has been on The Hoya’s marketing team since January 2014 and can’t wait to begin to expand and innovate the marketing department as director. She has a love for fashion, design, coffee, rom coms and brunch, and if you dare speak against her home state of New Jersey, you will certainly get some of that famous Jersey attitude (you’ve been warned).
Director of Human Resources
Ellen Zamsky is a junior in the College studying political economy and French. Though a native of Darien, Conn., she studied abroad this fall in Strasbourg, France, where she cultivated her language skills, pastry-tasting abilities and American patriotism. When not serving as a resource to humanity, Ellen enjoys giving campus tours to prospective Hoyas, running the same route down the National Mall for the zillionth time, and feeding her love for coffee and veggie burgers. She would like to thank Google Drive and Docs for making her job about 30 times easier.
Director of Sales
Lena Duffield is a sophomore in the McDonough School of Business majoring in finance and management, and is a fellow in entrepreneurship. Before becoming sales director, Lena was the first national ads manager for The Hoya and joined the sales department in her freshman year as an associate. Originally from Chester Springs, Penn., Lena attended boarding school in Connecticut for four years before coming to Georgetown. Outside of The Hoya, Lena is involved with GUSIF and the GU Real Estate Club. In her spare time, she enjoys figure skating, complaining about Corp coffee and sailing in the summer.
Director of Technology
Born and raised in southern California, Matthew De Silva is a junior in the School of Foreign Service majoring in international economics. He joined The Hoya in fall 2013 as a technology associate. After a semester, he became systems manager and The Hoya’s unofficial Grill Master. Aside from plugging in wires and restarting computers for confused staffers, Matt serves as the southern California state chair for the Georgetown Admissions Ambassador Program and works as a receptionist at the SFS Dean’s Office. Matt loves playing basketball, applying game theory to his life and listening to classic rock. In his spare time, Matt attends classes.
The Editorial Board
The Editorial Board is composed of three Hoya staffers, two community members and is chaired by the opinion editor. The Editorial Board, which produces The Hoya’s editorials, is an autonomous body whose views do not represent the opinions of The Hoya.
Celeste Chisholm is a senior in the College majoring in Japanese, with a minor in Economics to ensure others that she is still rational. Celeste hails originally from Fairbanks, Alaska, and is a seasoned traveler, after having visited over 40 different states and having lived in 11 of them. Not to pigeonhole herself to one continent, she spent the last semester studying in Tokyo while penning fortnightly op-eds for Chatter. Celeste has also been an active member of GU Pride, initially as Georgetown’s first-ever Trans* Representative last year, and now serving as Vice President of Political Affairs. In her moments of avoiding obligation, Celeste often enjoys tree-climbing, chatting up strangers or some combination of the two.
Kit Clemente is a sophomore in the School of Foreign Service majoring in international politics. Originally from Connecticut, Kit enjoys exploring the enticing D.C. atmosphere Georgetown offers. After working in the news section, she looks forward to the opportunity to discuss issues surrounding the university with the rest of the editorial board. In her free time, Kit enjoys obsessing over “The West Wing” and “House of Cards,” scouring the city for gluten-free products and reliving her hockey glory days.
Johnny Verhovek is a senior in the College hailing from Seattle, Wash. After transferring from Tulane University last year, he joined The Hoya in the fall, covering mostly city news before moving on to become the paper’s beat writer for the 2014 D.C. mayoral race. He is pursuing a degree in government, and his interests include his Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks and binge watching “The Newsroom” and “House of Cards” in his spare time. He is excited to bring the transfer perspective to the editorial board this semester, but only while he isn’t wasting his money at Chipotle.