Spring 2016

AlexisAlexis Traussi is from New York City. She is a History and English major at Skidmore College.  She is a student ambassador, co-vice president of a gender and society forum and is a research assistant helping transcribe seventeenth-century letters. In her free time, Alexis reads literature of all sorts; when she’s not nose deep in a book, you’ll find her in a kitchen kneading bread or on her bike, riding towards the green market.


CarolynCarolyn Paletta lives in Greenwich, Connecticut. She is currently a sophomore at the University of North Carolina, but will be attending Brown University in the fall to study international relations. Carolyn worked as a reporter for her college newspaper, the Daily Tar Heel, and her hometown paper, The Greenwich Sentinel. She aspires to be an international correspondent and use media to bring awareness to areas of need and conflict around the world.


DominickDominick Scafidi is from Wheaton, Illinois and attends Lake Forest College. When he’s not busy studying Global Politics, Urban Planning, and Entrepreneurship you can find him spending time with friends, indulging in a good HBO show, or exploring the best local restaurants.  Follow Dominics blog.


HayleyHayley Schultz is new to journalism but enjoys writing and has done some work in non-fiction creative writing. She’s deeply interested in investigative journalism and looks forward to practicing journalism in a post-conflict society.



LeahLeah Willingham is a junior majoring in English and political science at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts. She enjoys swimming and writing for her college newspaper, the Mount Holyoke News. When she finishes college, she hopes to become a professional journalist and travel the world.



MaeveMaeve Rogers is a junior studying political science and religious studies at the College of Wooster. Among other things, she is involved with admissions and research work. Maeve is passionate about people, writing, and learning.