Editorial Board & Staff

Leadership

Sara Chopra (she/her), Editor-in-Chief is a senior from Princeton, NJ studying Classical Languages and Literature, Consumer Psychology, and Ancient History. Her academic interests include translation and classical reception. In her free time, you can find her listening to podcasts or working on her very detailed Animal Crossing island.

Margaret Dunn (she/her), Deputy Editor-in-Chief & Lead Articles Editor is a junior from Pelham, NY double-majoring in Classical Studies and English. Outside of academia, she is a part of Penn Dems, West Philadelphia Tutoring Project, and PennPals. In her free time she enjoys cooking, running, and reading.

Lily Nesvold (she/her)Deputy Editor-in-Chief & Articles Editor is a junior from New York, NY, studying Classical Studies and Economics. In addition to Discentes, she is a member of Zeta Tau Alpha and the Penn Equestrian Team. In her free time, she enjoys running and listening to music.

 

Articles

Editors

Alicia Lopez is a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences studying Classical Studies and English. In addition to Discentes, she is on the Penn Classics Board and the UTB staff. Originally from Alexandria, VA, she enjoys reading and writing in her free time.

Olivia Wells (she/her) is a senior majoring in Classical Studies with a concentration in Mediterranean Archaeology and minoring in History and French. She is a member of Classics Board and Penn Dems. She is originally from Philadelphia, PA and in her free time, she loves cooking and knitting.

Catherine Sorrentino (she/her) is a freshman from Philadelphia, PA majoring in Anthropology and minoring in Classical Studies. Outside of academia, she is a part of the Philomathean Society, the Penn Film Society, and Classics Board! In her free time she enjoys listening to music and and thrifting. In addition to her role on the Articles team, Catie is a Discentes Copy Editor.

Contributors

Maggie Yuan (she/her) is a freshman from Orlando, FL studying 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.

Angela Nguyen (she/her) is a freshman 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.

Ryan Burns (he/him) is a sophomore from Cincinnati, OH studying Classical Studies and Neuroscience. Outside of the classroom he is a member of Penn Neuroscience Society and is a research assistant at Monell Chemical Senses Center. In his free time, he loves to watch sports and play cards. In addition to his role on the Articles team, Ryan is a Discentes Translations Contributor.

 

Copy

Alexander (Sasha) Morledge, Lead Copy Editor is a junior studying Health & Societies and Classical Studies. In addition, he is in the Pre-Medicine track hoping to pursue clinical research. Originally from Point Lookout, NY, he is an avid tennis and squash player, playing for Penn’s Club Squash team in the winter.

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

 

 

Events

Luke Snyder, Lead Events Editor is a junior from Napa, California studying Classical Studies and minoring in STSC as well as International Relations. His interests include religion in Late Antiquity and Ancient Mediterranean empires. In his free time, he enjoys running and reading.

Cecelia Heintzelman, Lead Events Editor is a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences studying Ancient History and History of Art, with a minor in Global Medieval Studies. She is originally from Collingswood, NJ. At Penn, she works as a Curatorial Assistant in the Mediterranean Section at the Penn Museum. She spends her free time dancing for Penn Latin and Ballroom Dance.

Olivia Lee (she/her), Lead Events Editor is a sophomore from northwest Indiana. She’s majoring in Classical Studies with a concentration in Languages and Literature, as well as minoring in religious studies. In addition to Discentes, she’s also part of the classics Undergraduate Advisory Board and the board of the Social Deduction Club. She likes to read and play cards in her free time, and she’s always thinking about her next tattoo (as well as how to pay for it).

 

Research

Millie Huang is a senior from Vancouver studying Neuroscience and Classical Studies, interested in how brain research may deepen our understanding of human values and moral judgment. She is involved in Neuroethics Canada and the Penn Bioethics Journal. Millie is excited about sumi painting, Herman Miller furniture, and winter.

Brandon Block is a senior majoring in Biology and Classical Studies. In addition to Discentes, Brandon is a research assistant at the Perelman School of Medicine, and will be attending the Icahn School of Medicine following graduation. Originally from Manalapan, NJ, he enjoys running, cooking, and taking spin classes in his free time.

Will (Jin) Byun is a junior from Daejeon, South Korea, majoring in Sociology and minoring Journalistic Writing. He is a member of the Penn Wind Ensemble playing clarinet. He enjoys playing video games, listening to classical music, and going to museums.

Daniel Stein is a sophomore 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.

 

Translations

Editors

Sara Albert (she/her), Lead Latin Translations Editor is a senior from New York, NY double-majoring in Neuroscience and Linguistics and minoring in Chemistry. Aside from Discentes, Sara is a member of the Shabbatones, Penn’s Jewish a cappella group, and Phi Sigma Biological Research Honors Society.

Adrian Altieri (he/him) is a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences majoring in Classical Studies with a concentration in Languages and Literature and minoring in Chemistry. Originally from New England, Adrian enjoys biking and watching football in his free time. In addition to his role on the Articles team, Adrian is a Discentes Articles Contributor.

Dara Sanchez (she/her) is a freshman 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.

Contributors

Hanzhao Kuang (Grant/Kangaroo) is a sophomore from Guangzhou, China majoring in Classical Studies with a concentration of Classical Language and Literature. He is passionate about Philosophy, Psychology, and Psychoanalysis as well. At Penn, he works as an RA in Ware College House of the Quad.

Noah Apter (he/him) is a freshman 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.

 

Web

Elizabeth Vo-Phamhi (she/her) is a senior from San Bruno, CA majoring in Classical Studies and Cognitive Science and minoring in philosophy. Her interests include the subaltern and social mobility in Greek and Roman antiquity. Elizabeth is co-chair of the Penn Classics Board and plays the harp with the Penn Symphony Orchestra.

Annie Ma (she/her) is a junior studying both History of Art and Classical Studies, originally from Madison, WI. Her interests include contemporary and ancient art, as well as the reception of Ancient Greek literature. In addition to Discentes, Annie is a member of the Institute of Contemporary Art Student Board and the OAX Society.

 


 

2021-2022 Masthead

Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief – Sara Chopra

Deputy Editors-in-Chief – Margaret Dunn, Lily Nesvold

Lead Articles Editor – Margaret Dunn

Lead Copy Editor – Sasha Morledge

Lead Events Editors – Luke Snyder, Olivia Lee

Lead Research Editors – Emilia Bebic, Millie Huang

Lead Translations Editors – Sara Albert, Stephen Jagoe

Lead Web Editors – Elizabeth Vo-Phamhi, Annie Ma

Articles Staff

Associate Editors: Alicia Lopez, Lily Nesvold, Catherine Sorrentino, Olivia Wells

Contributors: Adrian Altieri, Ryan Burns, Angela Nguyen, Maggie Yuan

Copy Staff

Associate Editors: Erin Schott, Catherine Sorrentino

Research Staff

Associate Editors: Brandon Block, Jin (Will) Byun, Daniel Stein

Translations Staff

Associate Editors: Doulin Appleberry, Dara Sanchez

Contributors: Adrian Altieri, Noah Apter, Ryan Burns, Hanzhao Kuang