Meet the E-Board

PUBLICITY CHAIR

SOCIAL MEDIA CHAIR

EVENTS MANAGER

WEB CHAIR

COMMUNITY OUTREACH CHAIR

FOUNDING EDITOR


Sara Lucas ’22

Editor-in-Chief
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“Hi everyone! The Wellesley Review has been an integral part of my Wellesley experience from my first semester on campus, and it’s thanks to TWR that I’ve become an English with Creative Writing major (and Italian Studies minor)! TWR and the community it fosters plunged me deep into the wonderful world of literary and arts lovers at Wellesley, and it continues to bring me great joy and purpose as an ongoing celebration of our collective campus creativity. Perhaps now more than ever, I think we all feel the power of creative expression and the potential our stories have to act as both a balm and a catalyst for change in times of crisis and uncertainty. I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of the team this year, and I’m even more excited to see what we will all create together. Thank you for sharing your voices with us! Love and light to all.”


Alyssa Robins ’22

Editor-in-Chief
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“Hello all! I’m double majoring in English with Creative Writing and Psychology, but if I could, I’d probably major in Studio Art, too. I’ve been a part of the Review as long as I’ve been at Wellesley, and I’ve been obsessed with the Review since I first visited campus in 2015. For me, creative expression in the forms of visual art, poetry, and prose are powerful tools for justice, revolution, self-expression, and self-discovery. This year, I’m excited to create a magazine that captures all the ways our community uses art and the written word to express ourselves, everything we love and everything we grapple with.

When I’m not working on the Review, I’m probably hiking and camping on Ohlone land (and losing all my cold tolerance in the process!), quilting, or baking something with chocolate in it.”


Alex Ewing DS ’22

Prose Editor
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“I’m a fat bisexual non-traditional student, and I try to represent all these things wherever I go at Wellesley. (Where are the plus size clothing options at the bookstore? I should be able to purchase a shirt that fits me. Do you know how many Wellesley clothes I own? Zero. Davis Scholars don’t even get a shirt when they show up for orientation! Contact me to complain about it.) I feel lucky to be serving as co-prose editor for my third consecutive semester. When I was the same age as the trad students here at Wellesley, I could be best summed by my LiveJournal interests, which included: litmag, slang, wet hair, Thursdays, commenting, and skim milk. The more things change, the more they stay the same.”


Diana Daniela Padrón ’24

Prose Editor
she/her

“Hello there! I’m a Mexican American sci-fi nerd from South Texas. Along with literature, I’m also an avid fan of cinema, journalism, visual arts, and napping. You can most likely find me doing either of those things in my free time. Some authors I enjoy reading include Horace McCoy, Doris Lessing, and James Baldwin. My writing, as well as my reading, typically follows a thread of lower middle-class frustration but I love any writing that is courageous. 2020 for me has been a testament to both human decency and its failings, and yet I am excited to read Wellesley write its own history this semester. The tides are changing and The Wellesley Review is here to document it.”


Abby Martinage ’24

Poetry Editor
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“Hello beautiful people!
I grew up surrounded by bits and pieces of poetry – from the ‘Where I’m From’ poems we wrote in elementary school to the Mary Oliver poems my mom would tape to my wall to the poems I memorized for recitation competitions (favorites include Adrienne Rich’s ‘Planetarium’ and Elizabeth Bishop’s ‘One Art’) – but in the past few years poetry has started to take up even more space in my heart. I find such comfort in other people’s words, and sharing in people’s stories makes me feel hopeful about the future. When you strip everything down to the fundamentals, you see that we all share the same big hopes and the same crushing fears – and if we recognize that, maybe we’ll get better at taking care of each other. Taking care of each other’s stories is the first step in that process – so I’m over the moon that I’ll have the opportunity to do that this semester!”


Cheryl Minde ’24

Poetry Editor
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“Warm Greetings! I am from Minneapolis, Minnesota and some of my favorite poems include won’t you celebrate with me by Lucille Clifton and When I say that we are all teen girls by Olivia Gatwood. Poetry has been a very important part of my upbringing and I continue to hold a deep love and appreciation for it. I believe the theme 2020–because the year is as abrupt as it is familiar–will make room for a wide range of perspectives and forms of expression. I am looking forward to reading each piece and being a part of creating the magazine!”


Grace Ramsdell ’22

Art Editor
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“I’m an English & Creative Writing major and Studio Art minor, and I’m so excited to serve as co-art editor on the Review this fall. I’m a writer, photographer, and book artist myself…but one of my favorite parts of studio classes at Wellesley is seeing my classmates’ work! I’m interested in how words and visual art can work together as a language for storytelling. I love em dashes, black lab dogs, and Harold and the Purple Crayon. While remote this semester, I’m missing the English Department common room, the Book Arts Lab, and Claflin 💙”


Isa Orozco ’24

Art Editor
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“I’m a prospective Anthropology / Sociology major. I am so excited to be serving as co-Art Editor for TWR this spring <3! Art of all mediums has been part of my life for as long as I can remember, and has significantly influenced who I am today. My Latinidad and the vibrant colors of my culture exposed me to artists like Kahlo, Botero, Basquiat, and others, cultivating within me an interest in how art translates experience across space and time. I cannot wait to see what amazing things the Wellesley community creates.”


Audrey Lin ’22

Layout Editor
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Hi hello! I’m a psychology and economics double major. I’ve been a layout editor for the Wellesley Review since my first semester at Wellesley so this org holds a very special place in my heart! In my free time, I’m usually hyperfixating on songs, talking to my friends, hanging with my cats, or trying to do art (poorly). I’m currently working on crocheting, but we’ll see if I actually finish any projects. I look forward to seeing and reading all of your pieces and hope that y’all are looking forward to seeing the finished issue~


Blythe Terry ’23

Layout Editor
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“I’m a sophomore studying anthropology and English, and I’m new to the Wellesley Review e-board as one of three layout editors. Since my first semester at Wellesley I’ve participated in the TWR selection process, and it’s been so rewarding to understand the Wellesley community better through art. Outside of the magazine and school, I like to read, tag team crosswords with my mom, and get brutally defeated at chess by my best friend here at Wellesley.”


Elisha Ham ’24

Layout Editor
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“Hello there! I am incredibly excited to contribute to the visual aesthetic of the magazine and diversify our campus’ literary narrative this year. I’m a self-proclaimed “film junkie” from Central Illinois, which means I love cinema but am not quite experienced enough to call myself a film buff. My favorite relaxation activity is watching Ratatouille (the best Pixar movie) while eating good food, especially strawberries and cheese. I’m also very passionate about accurate representation in film media, both on and behind the silver screen. If I’m not holed up in my room watching a movie, you can find me struggling with cello, experimenting with tea, or drowning under a growing amount of homework.”


Tiffany Chu ’22

Layout Consultant
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“Hey! I’ve been a part of the Review since my first year and it’s been the best creative community and outlet. I’m an English and Media Arts and Sciences major. I like making monthly playlists, listening to the podcast Reply All, and compiling my favorite poems in the Notes App. Richard Siken’s Crush has been my number one traveling companion since I impulse-bought myself a physical copy in the midst of a funk. I love @sikenpoems, @queerlitbot, @poclitbot, and @chenchenwrites (and of course TWR) big time!”


Anastasia Kondrashin ’23

Treasurer
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“Hi everyone! I’m a sophomore majoring in English and Peace & Justice. I’ve held this E-board position since last year and love being a part of a collaborative and artistic org that highlights the beautiful voices in our community. I’m rooting for everyone creating art during times like the present.

When there’s not a pandemic going on, I spend my free time having coffee (one cream no sugar) in the Russian department, mulling around Cambridge streets, having existential dilemmas to Mitski, and dyeing my hair at every inconvenience.”


Lucy Liversidge ’24

Treasurer
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“As a first year, I’m beyond excited to be in a role that involves two of my greatest interests: writing and finance. Just kidding. But, for now, there are logistics to artfulness, and I plan to embrace those, not to take the joy out of the art but to ensure its place. I am proud to be involved with this awesome community. In other news, my favorite things include The White Stripes, the Southwest and hot tea.”


Kelsey Dunn ’21

Publicity Chair
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“I’m a senior this year double majoring in Environmental Studies and Political Science. I really love being part of TWR because it allows me to keep art and literature in my life even as a social studies person, and I feel so much joy seeing all of the talent of my fellow sibs <3”


Claire Cheek ’21

Social Media Chair
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“Hi! I’m a senior (yikes!) majoring in English. I’m super excited to serve as the social media chair for The Wellesley Review this year, and hope that our social accounts can help provide a sense of community and uplift Wellesley artists on campus during our distance this year. I love talking about my horoscope (I’m a textbook Cancer), playing the piano, having spontaneous dance parties, cooking elaborate meals (and not cleaning them up), listening to Phoebe Bridgers on repeat, and wandering through small bookstores. Some of my favorite authors are Elizabeth Hardwick, Joan Didion, Adrienne Rich, Elizabeth Bishop, and Robert Lowell.”


Brynne Ruark ’23

Events Manager
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“Hey everyone! I’m leaning towards majoring in Economics, but have always loved writing and other forms of creative expression. Although this semester is different, I am excited to see what people have been writing and creating. I hope to help create a space that can foster more creativity on and off campus.”


Diana Salinas ’24

Senator
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“Hello everyone~ My name is Diana and I’m the current Senator for the lovely Wellesley Review. I’m a prospective English and Anthropology major. I’ve held a love for literature since I was young and I’m really passionate about creative writing and art! Despite this ongoing pandemic, I hope the Wellesley Review continues to be a welcoming place for everyone’s craft!”


Anna Lieb ’24

Web Chair
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“Hello! I’m a prospective computer science and political science double major with a love for arts and literature. I hope that the website will help share the creative voices of the Wellesley community and make The Wellesley Review accessible to more people, on campus or otherwise.”


Gabby Garcia ’22

Community Outreach Chair
she/her

“Hello! I am a junior from Arizona majoring in Cognitive & Linguistic Sciences and Anthropology. I am so excited to be serving on the board this year; the Review has been such a joyful and precious part of my experience at Wellesley. When I’m not at the Review, you can probably find me trying to find every interview with Natalie Diaz that exists on the internet (Natalie Diaz vs. the Lexicon – VS is a good one) or sitting on a floor somewhere, preferably with a cup of tea by a fire in the dead of winter, surrounded by good books. Here’s a poem I love: What It Looks Like To Us and the Words We Use.”

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