Emma Hinchliffe is a senior in the College majoring in government with minors in journalism and French. Emma started out at The Hoya in fall 2011 as a news writer covering such scintillating stories as the introduction of double-sided printing to campus. She then served as campus news editor and executive editor for the paper before taking on the role of editor-in-chief last November. Originally from Glen Ridge, N.J., Emma has spent the past three summers interning in New York and New Jersey at companies including parenting website Babble.com, SiriusXM Radio and The Bergen Record. She can usually be found editing articles and ordering takeout from Mai Thai in Leavey 421.
Michal Grabias is a senior in the McDonough School of Business studying finance and operations and information management with a minor in English specializing in script writing. Prior to his role as General Manager, Michal joined The Hoya’s personnel department in the spring of his freshman year and became director in November 2012, establishing such internal changes as peer reviews and a mentorship program. When not trying to be best friends with each member of the 70-person publishing division, Michal can be found searching the District for the perfect crepe shop.
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
Mallika Sen is a junior in the School of Foreign Service, born and bred in the surprisingly gray sprawl of Los Angeles, Calif. She is majoring in regional and comparative studies, with a concentration in whatever will allow her to focus on Václav Havel. In addition to spending time composing articles rife with needlessly multisyllabic diction, she serves as cover designer for the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, attempts to inspire enthusiasm for the SFS Centennial, which will take place when she is 25 and focuses on recovering from her term as campus news editor and the Pavlovian response “GUSA election” induces. 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.
Robert DePaolo is from New Rochelle, N.Y., and is a junior in the College with tentative majors in psychology and history with a minor in Italian. After serving as copy chief for the past semester, he can’t wait to take on his new role as managing editor. Besides working at The Hoya and doing homework, he can be found running through the streets of D.C. preparing for another race, watching all his favorite N.Y. sports teams or displaying his bombdiggity dance moves. In the office, he is known to try to confuse his fellow staffers with strange and obscure riddles.
Ian Tice is a junior in the College double majoring in economics and French and minoring in business administration. He originally hails from Maple Glen, Pa., a suburb of Philadelphia, and wishes people would stop telling him he pronounces things incorrectly. After two semesters as The Hoya’s layout editor, he is excited for the unique challenges the role of online editor offers. When not performing his duties for The Hoya, Ian is a member of GAAP, works at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs and Yates Field House and avidly watches “Game of Thrones.” His favorite season is autumn and his favorite avifauna is the goose.
Campus News Editor
Molly Simio is a sophomore in the School of Foreign Service studying science, technology and international affairs. Raised in New York and New Jersey, she can often be found lamenting the quality of pizza in the District. Molly is excited to cover all of the news on the Hilltop this semester as campus news editor. Aside from writing and editing for The Hoya, her interests include mathematical theory, ’90s sitcoms and large iced coffees with caramel syrup, skim milk and one sugar.
City News Editor
Suzanne is a sophomore in the College tentatively majoring in English with a minor in French. Born and raised in Atlanta, Ga., Suzanne can’t wait to cover news from her second favorite East Coast city. When she’s not at the newspaper office, Suzanne can be found riding horses at the barn with the Georgetown Club Equestrian Team, hanging out with her friends and scrounging around her room floor for loose change in order to feed her peach Snapple addiction.
Sam Abrams is a sophomore in the School of Foreign Service, originally from Overland Park, Kan. In his youth, Abrams was well on his way to becoming a star pitcher in Major League Baseball, until a tragic realization of his lack of talent derailed his dream. An incorrigible optimist, he still believes his hometown Kansas City Royals will make the playoffs before he dies, and that he will be playing for them when they do. Abrams recently fled the suffocating confines of campus news for the greener pastures of sports.
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. Her love for The Guide was confirmed when she was sent to the premiere of “Frozen,” which she then didn’t stop talking about for weeks. Aside from working for The Guide, Jess also serves on the board of the Brilliantly British Club. In rare moments of free time or the more common moments of procrastination, Jess can be found watching a Hitchcock movie, listening to Young the Giant or rereading a Cormac McCarthy novel.
David Chardack is a junior in the College hailing from Salt Lake City, Utah, with a major in philosophy with minors in economics and business administration. David was opinion editor last semester after being a copy editor for three semesters at The Hoya, and he is ecstatic to be continuing at the helm of the opinion section for another semester. Aside from his work at the paper, David spends much of his time and energy foraging for something delicious to eat or wrestling science majors for one of the booths in Regents.
Michelle Xu is a junior in the School of Nursing and Health Studies majoring in health care management and policy. This year, she is taking a break from the pre-med track to concentrate on taking cool electives and extracurriculars, including The Hoya. She began her photo career her freshman year and has worked her way up ever since. She also contributes to the opinion section by drawing portraits and cartoons. Michelle is from the lazy beach town of Encinitas, Calif., right above San Diego. She has been spoiled by the perfect SoCal weather and will never be quite satisfied with the grossly hot temperatures of The Hoya office. Despite that, she is incredibly excited to spend her semester as photo editor!
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.”
Emma Holland is a sophomore in the College. She is undeclared but she’s working on it. Emma is a proud representative of her homeland, Long Island, and she strongly contests the notion that it is entirely composed of parking lots. Emma began writing for the Fourth Edition, The Hoya’s blog, in the fall of her freshman year. After serving the Fourth Edition as deputy editor for one term, Emma is thrilled to be named senior editor and she can’t wait to see what the bloggers will come up with in the coming term. Besides working for The Hoya, Emma enjoys playing for the club field hockey team and thinking in the round with her fellow Carroll Fellows. Emma loves to laugh heartily, frequent Waffle House and reminisce about her illustrious race walking career.
Deputy Business News Editor
Kim Bussing is a junior in the College majoring in English and double-minoring in business administration and psychology. Originally from Seattle, Wa., she has strong opinions about fair-trade coffee and refuses to use an umbrella. After spending two years with The Guide and a semester as Guide Editor, she is excited to work on the business section, although she misses finding weekly cocktail recipes. When she’s not in Leavey 421, Kim is eating gluten-free pasta, googling cat GIFs and waiting for her letter from Hogwarts.
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
Nicole Foggan is a junior in the College with a tentative major in psychology and minor in journalism. Originally from Maryland, Nicole has been a member of the marketing division since her freshman year and hopes to pursue a career in marketing and public relations after graduation. In her spare time, she can be found frequenting Sweetgreen, obsessively watching episodes of “Parks and Recreation” and enjoying coffee in her second home, Lau.
Director of Personnel
Addie Fleron is a junior in the College majoring in medieval studies (yes, that’s an actual major!). Hailing from Westfield, Mass., a small town aptly described by the country music she can be found listening to, she is excited to be living in the vibrant city of Washington, D.C. She has been with The Hoya since a fateful Student Activities Fair run-in the September of her freshman year, previously serving as human resources manager and a personnel assistant. On campus, Addie can also be seen competing and performing with Georgetown’s competitive ballroom dance team. When she finds a few spare minutes, she enjoys Netflix marathons and Baked and Wired trips with her friends.
Director of Sales
Brian Carden is a junior in the McDonough School of Business double majoring in 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. When not selling advertisements for The Hoya, he can be found actively involved in Georgetown’s International Relations Club or playing impromptu jazz flute.
Director of Technology
Janet Zhu is a senior in the College studying computer science with a minor in chemistry, originally from a small town in Maryland not far up the road. Aside from her involvement with the technology department of The Hoya, she also draws cartoons for the opinion section. On campus, Janet can usually be found at practice with the step team, buried deep in code or designing flyers like nobody’s business. She also enjoys hot yoga, great puns and eating multiple consecutive breakfasts.
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.
Ben Germano is a sophomore in the School of Foreign Service majoring in international politics. He grew up in Jupiter, Fla., the spring training home of the Miami Marlins, the St. Louis Cardinals and, in all likelihood, your grandparents. Never one to turn down a trip to the National Mall, he is probably too excited to live in the District. Ben enjoys “Scandal,” “House of Cards” and all things Aaron Sorkin, and his greatest fears include spiders and comma splices.
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.