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Meet the Editorial Board

The Editorial Board
Editors-in-Chief
Managing Editor
Senior Editors-at-Large
Senior Copy Editor
Sports Editors
Opinions Editor
News Editor
Arts Editor
Features Editor
Photography Editor
Layout Editor
Editor-at-Large

Editors-in-Chief

Hannah Schuster began writing for The Hoot her first semester on campus and then served as a News Editor before becoming editor-in-chief. She has also been dancing for many years and is the co-president of the Ballet Club and a member of the Adagio Dance Company. Hannah is majoring in American Studies with a double minor in journalism and French. Last Spring, she studied abroad in Paris.

Emily Sorkin Smith has been writing for the News section since her first year and joined Hannah as co-News Editor her sophomore year. Emily majors in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies with a Hispanic Studies minor. She spent her junior year abroad in Amman, Jordan.    

Managing Editor

Allison Plotnik started at The Hoot as a copy editor. She is a sociology and education studies major and is also the UDR for the sociology department. She studied abroad last Spring in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Senior Editor-at-Large

Charlotte Aaron is The Hoot’s Senior Editor-at-Large. She has been writing for The Hoot since her first year when she started as a news writer, had her fun as a co-news editor and transitioned to features last year to do more in-depth articles on topics of student interest. A business major with double minors in journalism and legal studies, Charlotte loves to ask questions and then find the answers!

Senior Copy Editor

Sarah Terrazano  started copy editing her first semester on campus and sometimes switches gears to write articles. You can also find her working behind the circulation desk at the library or tap dancing with Hooked on Tap. Sarah is an English major with minors in Hispanic Studies and CAST.

News Editors

Elianna Spitzer is the News editor. She began writing for The Hoot her first semester at Brandeis. She is involved in Mock Trial and works at the Hiatt Career Center. Elianna is a double major in politics and American Studies.

Celia Young is the Deputy News Editor.

Opinions Editor

Katarina Weessies is the Opinions section editor. She is a senior, majoring in politics and English. She has been writing for The Hoot since her first year at Brandeis. In addition to her work with The Hoot, she is a member of the Brandeis Quiz Bowl Team.

Arts Editor

Katie Decker-Jacoby is the Arts section editor. She is a junior majoring in American Studies and minoring in journalism. Katie began writing for The Hoot in the first semester of her sophomore year. She is also the publicity coordinator for Cupcake Obsession Club and the co-editor for Archon Yearbook.

Features Editor

Polina Potochevska is the editor of the Features section of the Hoot. She started writing for Features in the fall of her first year, and hopes to major in English and Creative Writing. In addition to writing for The Hoot, she dances with Adagio Dance Company and the Brandeis Ballet Club.

Sports Editors

Sarah Jousset is the Senior Sports Editor at The Hoot. She is a senior, double majoring in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies and International and Global Studies. She has been the sports editor for nearly four years, being named to the position at the beginning of her first year. She is on Banshee (the women’s Ultimate Frisbee team) and has two jobs on campus. Last spring, Sarah studied abroad in Dublin, Ireland.

Zach Cihlar is the 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.

Photography Editor

Yarisa Diaz is The Hoot’s photo editor.

Layout Editor

Candace Ng is is The Hoot’s layout editor. She is a sophomore majoring in psychology and minoring in 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 is a Community Advisor and on the e-board of Cru Brandeis.

Editor-at-Large

Ryan Spencer is is The Hoot’s Editor-at-Large.