Editorial Board

Alexandria Otero
Editor in Chief
Alex is a senior from San Antonio, TX majoring in History and Political Science. When not working on News, she enjoys travelling, talking about her dogs, and watching reality TV, especially The Bachelor and all of its spinoffs.
Jacqueline Sanchez
Editor in Chief
Jacqueline is a senior from Las Cruces, NM majoring in History and English. Outside of work, she enjoys tweeting about current events (@jacquelineagsan), reading suspense novels, and eating authentic Mexican cuisine.
Mary Meisenzahl
Managing Editor
Mary is a senior from Rochester, NY studying history. She has contributed writing to Boston Magazine and Curbed Boston. In her free time, she likes listening to podcasts, becoming emotionally invested in cooking shows, and showing off her hedgehog.
Kathryn Cross
Managing Editor
Kathryn is a junior studying Media Arts & Sciences and Economics. She is from Manhattan Beach, California, and she is passionate about traveling, social justice, fitness, and all things matcha.
Sophie Hurwitz
News Editor
Sophie is a sophomore from St. Louis, Missouri, majoring in History with a minor in Environmental Studies. She can often be found talking about the Midwest, taking care of her growing collection of dorm plants, or tweeting (@sophiehurwitz on Twitter). Outside of her work at the Wellesley News, she writes for the St. Louis American and the Contemporary, and is the 2019-2020 New Voices/Jewish Women’s Archive Fellow.
Erin Kelly
News Editor
Erin is a junior from San Diego, California, majoring in English Literature. When she is not working on the Wellesley News, Erin enjoys going on runs around Lake Waban, reading thriller novels, FaceTiming her younger brother Timothy and spending time with her wonderful friends at Wellesley.
Floranne McComas
News Editor
Floranne is a sophomore from Baltimore, Maryland interested in History, Philosophy, and Economics. When she’s not writing for the News, you can find her eating Takis or goofing off with friends. In her free time, she likes listening to live music and visiting her students at Mission Hill. One day, she thinks it would be cool to learn how to fly an airplane.
Annabel Thompson
Features Editor
Annabel is a senior from Annapolis, MD. She is studying English and spends her free time reading, hiking, and writing poetry.
Leilani Aguila
Assistant Features Editor
Leilani is a sophomore from Los Angeles studying Anthropology and Education. Along with being involved with the News, she is a DJ for WZLY. In her free time, she enjoys finding new places to eat, face masks, and updating her dog’s Instagram.
Deeksha Udupa
Opinions Editor
Deeksha is a first-year from New Jersey studying Economics and Environmental Studies. In her free time, she loves exploring Boston, binge-watching crime documentaries, and spending time with her favorite people.
Virginia Faust
Opinions Editor
Virginia is a junior English major originally from the small but spunky town of Gastonia, North Carolina. Between writing think pieces, Virginia reads Samuel Taylor Coleridge, writes mediocre poetry, and competes in Silver Latin and Rhythm with the MIT Ballroom Dance Team.
Ciara Wardlow
Arts Editor
Ciara is a senior from Chicago, Illinois and a double major in Cinema and Media Studies and Biological Sciences. When she is not writing for the Wellesley News she is writing for Film School Rejects or The Hollywood Reporter.
Kelechi Alfred-Igbokwe
Arts Editor
Kelechi Alfred-Igbokwe is a senior from Lagos, Nigeria studying International Relations with a concentration in Political Science. She loves writing about books and movies, and can often be found debating about characters who deserve better. She dreams of being an International Human Rights Lawyer post-college.
Emma Deary
Sports and Wellness Editor
Emma is a sophomore from Guilford, Connecticut majoring in Anthropology. She is passionate about cultural preservation, sustainable tourism, and the New England Patriots. In her free time she loves singing, snowboarding, watching football, and going on outdoor adventures.
Diana Lam
Business Manager
Diana is a junior at Wellesley, where she studies Political Science and Economics. A native of the Los Angeles area, Diana is a big fan of avocados and sunny days.
Ashley Kim
Assistant Photography Editor
Ashley is a senior from Pasadena, California majoring in Media Arts and Sciences and minoring in Economics. She is an avid podcast listener and loves a good cup of coffee in the morning. Some of her favorite things are >72% cacao chocolate, reading on Kindle, going to movies, doodling, taking photos, and shooting and editing videos in her free time.
Victoria Deng
Social Media Coordinator
Victoria Deng is a junior from Shanghai, China studying Economics and Math. In addition to the Wellesley News, she also loves watching horror movies and rom-com, riding and coffee.
Artemisia Luk
Digital Editor
Artemisia Luk is a sophomore intending to major in Media Arts and Sciences. She enjoys experimenting with and making anything related to art and technology. Her favorite medium is photography.
Nina Sachdev
Digital Editor
Nina is a sophomore from Princeton, New Jersey. She is a Computer Science major and enjoys playing piano jazz music, learning about Latin American culture, watching “Sherlock”, and hanging out with her dogs.