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Meet the Editorial Board

 

Editors-in-Chief

Abigail Gardener was a News editor before becoming Editor-in-Chief. She is a senior majoring in English and Anthropology. She began writing for The Hoot her first semester at Brandeis and became a deputy News editor her second semester. Abigail is also a coordinator for Companions to Elders in the Waltham Group and works as an office assistant in the Department of Community Service. Last spring, she studied abroad in Seville, Spain.

Sarah Terrazano started at The Hoot her first semester on campus and served as Senior Copy Editor before becoming Editor-in-Chief. She is an English and Creative Writing major with minors in Hispanic Studies and CAST. You can find her working behind the circulation desk at the library or tap dancing with Hooked on Tap. Last spring, she studied abroad in Madrid, Spain.   

Senior Managing Editor

Elianna Spitzer was The Hoot’s News editor. She began writing for The Hoot her first semester at Brandeis. She is involved in Mock Trial and works at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism. Elianna is a double major in politics and American Studies. Last spring, she studied abroad in The Hague, The Netherlands.

Senior Editor

Ryan Spencer has been working for The Hoot since his first semester on campus. He studied abroad in London.

Copy Editor

Natalie Fritzson is a sophomore and has been a copy editor at The Hoot since her first semester at Brandeis. She is an English major with a minor in journalism.

Deputy Copy Editor

Jennifer Cook began copy editing last semester. She is projected to major in Education Studies and minor in Legal Studies. She is constantly surrounded by children in her free time, whether that be through her jobs at the YMCA or Build-A-Bear, or through her volunteer work.

News Editor

Celia Young is the News Editor for the Hoot, having written for the news section her first semester. She is considering double minoring in journalism and law and in addition to working at The Hoot, she is also a member of Brandeis’ Mock Trial team.

Opinions Editor

Sabrina Chow is the Opinions Editor for The Hoot. She started in News and then expanded to Opinions and Features. She is majoring in Biology, HSSP, and Neuroscience. Apart from The Hoot, she is an event chair for Relay for Life, VP of the Brandeis Tennis Club and a Sustainability Ambassador.

Arts Editors

Ben Beriss is the co-arts editor for The Hoot. He started writing theater critique for The Hoot during his first semester after writing for several organizations before coming to Brandeis. He hopes to major in economics, with double minors in philosophy and theater.

Noah Harper is the co-arts editor for The Hoot. He’s double majoring in Film, Television and Interactive Media, and English. He desperately wishes that someone would write a book review for The Hoot Arts section.

Features Editor

Polina Potochevska is the editor of the Features section of the Hoot. She is a junior majoring in English and Creative Writing and minoring in Women’s Studies and Russian Studies. She started writing for Features in the fall of her first year, and has written for the section since. In addition to writing for The Hoot, she dances with the Brandeis Ballet Club and is a Humanities Fellow.

Sports Editors

Zach Cihlar is the co-editor of the Sports section. He has been writing for Sports since his first year and joined the editorial board his sophomore year. Besides working on The Hoot, he plays for the varsity tennis team, gives tours through undergraduate admissions and volunteers for ACEing Autism. He is a junior majoring in economics.

Shea Decker-Jacoby is the co-editor of the Sports section. She has been writing for Sports since her first year and joined the editorial board her junior year. Besides working for The Hoot, she plays for the women’s volleyball team and is an editor for the Brandeis Law Journal.

Layout Editor

Candace Ng is is The Hoot’s layout editor. She is a junior majoring in psychology and minoring in economics and German studies. She joined The Hoot in her first semester at Brandeis and became deputy layout editor her second semester. Outside of The Hoot, Candace works as a Community Advisor for the Department of Community Living and is involved with Cru Brandeis.

Editors-at-Large

Emily Botto is a junior who started as a copy editor at The Hoot during her first year at Brandeis. She is a Communications Independent Interdisciplinary Major (IIM) and business major. She is also a member of the Brandeis Gymnastics Club. She is studying abroad in Chile.