Our Team

Erin Paglione

Erin Paglione

Editor-in-Chief

Class of 2021; aggressively from NYC but fell in love with the mountains after 4 months in Colorado. She enjoys reading and talking about bacteria, literature, and the environment.

Emma Stiefel

Emma Stiefel

Editor-in-Chief, Class of 2021 Managing Editorr

Class of 2021; passionate about using storytelling to connect people and start conversations; currently looking for better ways to do both by combining art and technology; awkward but hopes to talk to strangers for a living.

Aspen Pflughoeft

Aspen Pflughoeft

Class of 2022 Managing Editor

Class of 2022; forever busy & usually addicted to coffee, using stories to bring awareness & action to social injustices as a megaphone for overlooked, unheard, or ignored voices. Resident optimist, extrovert, & chai-enthusiast

Anh Chu

Anh Chu

WordPress Hero
Helen van der Merwe

Helen van der Merwe

Class of 2023 Managing Editor, Resident Poet

Helen is a zoology enthusiast and animal lover. She enjoys reading fantasy novels and poetry. She is also a nap enthusiast and an amateur beanie knitter.

Jatin Kansal

Jatin Kansal

Class of 2022, Editor and Manager

Jatin is a curious person who tries to understand how everything works. He also loves to hear people's stories. He is currently exploring the blend between Physics and Philosophy.

Tanha Kate

Tanha Kate

Staff Editor, Writer, Critical Technologist, Class of 2021, Brown

How do you deal with feeling like you don't belong in this world?

Kroner (Amelia)

Kroner (Amelia)

Former Chief of Global Operations; Editor-in-chief

Class of 2020; Kroner (preferring her last name) spends her time cooking, eating, or thinking about food while also contemplating how to create sustainable systems – from effective organizational structures for The Quest to environmentally sustainable cities of the future.

Ben Chen

Ben Chen

Former Vlogging Team Lead

Class of 2020; Ben was born in China but now lives in Canada. Studying business and economics, Ben dreams of one day hosting a talk show but will realistically become a marketing consultant instead.

Eric Lin

Eric Lin

Former Chief of Finance, Digital, and Business Operations

Class of 2020; really loves food. Not so talented content producer but here to keep things running for more than one semester. Optimization and staying out of debt is what I do.

Gabriella Grahek

Gabriella Grahek

Founder

Class of 2019; optimistic realist, Mogi (meditator and yogi), and lifelong believer in the feasibility of creating a more equal world for all.

Louis Brickman

Louis Brickman

Founder

Class of 2019; born in Berlin and grew up in NYC. He's a dreamer; tree-hugger; student of politics, ethics, and development; and a strong believer in independent, vigorous journalism.

Sadie-Rae Werner

Sadie-Rae Werner

Founder

Class of 2019; Sadie is from Canada. She is studying socioeconomic development and history at Minerva and plans to go to law school and work in journalism and journalists' rights.

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