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Meet the Editorial Board

Editors-in-Chief

Sabrina Chow was the Layout Editor and Opinions Editor of The Hoot before becoming Editor-in-Chief. She is a double major in HSSP and Biology. Outside of The Hoot, she is an undergraduate research fellow at The Lurie Institute for Disability Policy, a volunteer with the American Cancer Society (ACS), plays tennis and is involved with sustainability on campus.

Celia Young was the Senior News Editor for The Hoot before becoming Editor-in-Chief, having written for news since her first semester at Brandeis. She is studying politics and journalism and is part of Brandeis’ Mock Trial team. She is studied abroad in London, England during spring 2020.


Managing Editor

Natalie Fritzson is a senior and has been a copy editor at The Hoot since her first semester at Brandeis and served as Senior Copy Editor before becoming Managing Editor. She is an English major with a minor in journalism. She is studied abroad in Dublin, Ireland during spring 2020.


News Editor

Rachel Saal is News Editor of The Hoot. She is a junior from West Hartford, CT. She started writing for the News section her first semester at Brandeis. She is studying Business and Economics and is a project manager for TAMID.


Deputy News Editors

Tim Dillion is the Deputy News Editor of The Hoot. 

Victoria Morrongiello is the Deputy News Editor of The Hoot. She is a sophomore hoping to study HSSP and Psychology. She is also a member of the varsity cross country and track and field team. 


Opinions Editor

Sasha Skarboviychuk is the Opinions Editor at The Hoot. She started writing for News her first semester at Brandeis. She is a senior majoring in Economics and Philosophy. She is also the Vice President of the Campus Activities Board (CAB).


Features Editor

Shruthi Manjunath is the Features Editor at The Hoot. She is a junior at Brandeis studying biology.


Sports Editor

Sophie Trachtenberg is the Sports Editor at The Hoot. She is a senior majoring in Psychology and minoring in Hispanic Studies and HSSP. She is also a member of the varsity women’s basketball team. When not writing for The Hoot, she is a Peer TA, volunteers at Admissions and serves on the Student Athlete Advisory Committee.


Arts Editors

Aaron LaFauci is one of the Arts Editors. He is an English and Creative Writing major with a taste for fine art. In his opinion, anything can be interesting if you know how to write about it. He is a strong believer in the importance of the humanities in building a more ideal world in the 21st century. In his spare time, he likes to explore natural spaces and practice drawing.

Emma Lichtenstein is also an Arts Editor. She is a third-year humanities fellow majoring in English and business. She joined The Hoot her first semester as a copy editor and later became in charge of running The Hoot’s social media. She also plays in multiple on-campus ensembles, including Wind Ensemble and Top Score.


Copy Editor

Madeline Rousell is the Copy Editor of The Hoot. She is a sophomore who has been copyediting for The Hoot since her first semester at Brandeis. She hasn’t yet declared her major, but plans to go into the Humanities. In addition to The Hoot, she is a member of the Brandeis Ballet Club and the Adagio Dance Company.


Photos Editor

Grace Zhou is the Deputy Photos Editor of The Hoot. She is a junior studying sociology.


Layout EditorS


Social Media Editor

John Fornagiel is The Hoot’s Social Media Editor. He started writing his second semester at Brandeis. He is a junior majoring in Biology and Neuroscience, on the Pre-Med track. He is also a TA and a Big Brother for BBBS in Waltham Group.


Editors-at-Large