Editorial Board & Staff

Leadership

Maggie Yuan (she/her), Editor-in-Chief is a junior from Orlando, FL majoring in Classical Studies and International Relations. Outside of class, she plays violin for the Penn Symphony Orchestra. In her free time, she enjoys reading and exploring Philly.

 

Erin Schott (she/her), Editor-in-Chief is a senior from Abington, PA majoring in Classical Studies and English. Outside of school, Erin loves hiking in the Adirondacks, writing short stories, and playing with her golden retriever, Blue.

 

Articles

Editors

Angela Nguyen (she/her) is a junior from St. Petersburg, Florida studying Classical Studies. At Penn, Angela works at Penn Closet and is a member of Vietnamese Student Association and the Penn Classics Board. In her free time, she also enjoys making jewelry, thrifting, and going to concerts. She is also an Articles contributor.

 

Contributors

Devin Casano (he/him) is a sophomore from Long Island, NY studying Political Science and Earth and Environmental Science. Outside of Discentes, Devin is a member of Phi Alpha Delta and Pi Lambda Sigma (POLIS) and is involved in a host of student groups, namely the Penn Aerospace Club, Transfer Student Organization, Penn Undergraduate Law Journal, Clio Society, and the Government and Politics Association. In his free time, Devin enjoys reading about history, learning new languages, and keeping up with contemporary politics.

 

Copy

Alethea Lam (she/her), Lead Copy Editor, is a junior from Hong Kong studying Classical Studies and Linguistics. In her free time, she enjoys reading mysteries, crocheting, and watching baseball and football. In addition to her role on the Copy team, Alethea is a Discentes Research Editor.

 

Isaiah Weir (he/him), is a junior from Bronxville, NY studying Classical Studies and Linguistics. Aside from the copy editing team of Discentes, he is involved with the Penn Judo club, the Collegium Institute and Penn Cru. He enjoys good tea, reading (I mean, that’s sort of why we’re here), and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. In addition to his role on the Copy team, Isaiah is a Discentes Translations Contributor.

 

Madeleine Dawson (she/her) is an exchange student in her third year studying Business at King’s College London. In her free time, she enjoys reading historical fiction, exploring, and playing rugby.

 

 

 

Events

Riley Glickman (she/her), Lead Events Editor is a junior from Los Angeles majoring in Classical Studies. In addition, she is a member of the Classics Undergraduate Advisory Board and serves as the Vice President of Philanthropic Service for Sigma Kappa sorority.

 

Anthony Sallustio (he/him) is a sophomore from Asbury Park, NJ, majoring in Economics and Classical Studies. Outside of school he is involved in music, serving as a pianist in a local jazz band, and in Greek life. In his free time he enjoys playing poker, restoring classic cars, and the Knicks. In addition to his role on the Events team, Anthony is a Discentes Copy Editor.

 

Katrina Korendiy (she/her) is a sophomore from Detroit, Michigan double majoring in Health and Societies, with a concentration in Public Health, alongside History, with a concentration in World History.  At Penn, she works at a cell identity and cancer diagnosis lab, but outside of that she tutors students in different languages  (she speaks 7 languages in total). She enjoys watching horror movies with her friends, traveling, and eating new food.

 

Research

 

Alex Larrow (he/him), Lead Research Editor is a sophomore from Vermont. He plans to major in Classical Studies and Economics. Outside the classroom, he is a member of the Classics Board, and he enjoys playing and listening to classical piano.

 

Daniel Stein (he/him) is a junior from Omaha, NE, majoring in Neuroscience, Classical Studies, and Near Eastern Civilizations. He works in a cancer research lab, plays on the Penn club baseball team, and is a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon (SigEp). He enjoys reading and writing about history.

 

Matthew Breier (he/him) is a sophomore from Woodbridge, Connecticut, studying Classical Studies, Anthropology, and History. Outside of academia, he plays alto saxophone in the Penn Wind Ensemble and the Penn Jazz Ensemble, has founded the Fencers Group at Penn and co-heads the Internal Committee of the Clio Society. In addition to his role on the Research team, he is a Discentes Event Contributor. In his spare time, Matthew loves to bake (especially muffins!) and read.

 

Liat Arginteanu (she/her) is a junior from Bergen County, New Jersey, majoring in Classical Studies and concentrating in Mediterranean Archaeology. Outside of academia, she is also an editor in the Penn Undergraduate Law Journal, a member of the Government and Politics Association, and she enjoys writing poetry and cooking. In addition to being an editor on the Research team, she is also an editor on the Translations team.

 

Audrey Lehneis (she/her) is a junior from Allamuchy, New Jersey studying biology. At Penn, she is a member of the Penn Equestrian Team, the McKay Orthopedic Research Laboratory, and Zeta Tau Alpha. In her free time, she enjoys running, visiting cute cafes, and playing fantasy football.

 

Natalie Dean (she/her) is a student with the Classical Studies Post-Bacc program. She has her BA in English Literature and is interested in the linguistic side of Classics, including language and literature. In her free time, she enjoys painting, reading, and matcha from cute cafes.

 

Sophia Lee (she/her) is a sophomore from Pennsylvania studying Classics and Creative Writing. In her free time, she likes to read novels, write poetry, eat good food, and spend time with her dog.

 

 

Translations

Editors

Doulin Appleberry (he/him), Lead Translations Editor (Greek) is a senior in the College of Arts & Sciences studying Economics and Classics.  Apart from being involved in Discentes, Doulin is a member of the Penn Lightweight Rowing team. In his free time he enjoys watching football and other sports.

 

Noah Apter (he/him), Lead Translations Editor (Latin) is a junior from Springfield, NJ double-majoring in Philosophy and Classical Studies with a concentration in Classical Languages and Literature. His academic interests lie primarily in translation and jurisprudence. If he’s not enthralled in some Greek text, he’s most likely at Pottruck pursuing his powerlifting goals.

 

Contributors

Dara Sanchez (she/her) is a junior from Brooklyn, NY and a prospective Classical Studies major with a concentration in Languages and Literature. Her interests include Latin poetry and contemporary uses of the classical world. In her free time, she enjoys reading sci-fi and writing her own poetry.

 

Hadleigh Zinsner (she/her) is a junior from Boston, MA, majoring in Classical Studies with a concentration in Languages and Literature. She also works and publishes at FactCheck.org.

 

 

Teresa Shang (she/her) is a freshman from Shenyang, China studying Systems Science and Engineering. Outside of school, she is in the Penn Figure Skating Club, Penn Archery Club and Penn Data Science Group. She enjoys Kpop music and dances. In addition to her role on the Translation team, Teresa is a Discentes Research Editor.

Web

Jake Maeng (he/him), Lead Web Editor is a junior from Las Vegas, NV majoring in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. In his free time he enjoys playing pickup basketball and poker.

 


 

2024 Masthead

Editorial Board

Editors-in-Chief – Maggie Yuan, Erin Schott

Lead Copy Editor – Alethea Lam

Lead Events Editor – Riley Glickman

Lead Research Editor – Alex Larrow

Lead Translations Editors – Doulin Appleberry (Greek), Noah Apter (Latin)

Lead Web Editor – Jake Maeng

Articles Staff

Editors: Angela Nguyen

Contributors: Devin Casano, Angela Nguyen

Events Staff

Contributors: Anthony Sallustio, Katrina Korendiy

Copy Staff

Associate Editors: Isaiah Weir, Madeleine Dawson, Anthony Sallustio

Research Staff

Associate Editors: Katrina (Katya) Korendiy, Audrey Lehneis, Alethea Lam, Matthew Breier, Liat Arginteanu, Natalie Dean, Teresa Shang, Daniel Stein, Sophia Lee

Translations Staff

Associate Editors: Liat Arginteanu

Contributors: Dara Sanchez, Hadleigh Zinsner, Isaiah Weir, Teresa Shang