Editorial Board & Staff

Leadership

Lily Nesvold (she/her), Editor-in-Chief is a senior 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.

Margaret Dunn (she/her), Editor-in-Chief is a senior 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.

 

Articles

Editors

Catherine Sorrentino (she/her) is a sophomore 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 sophomore 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 sophomore 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 junior 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 senior 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 junior 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 senior 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.

Olivia Lee (she/her), Lead Events Editor is a junior 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

Will (Jin) Byun, Lead Research Editor is a senior 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

Adrian Altieri (he/him), Lead Translations Editor (Latin) is a senior 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 sophomore 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 junior 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 sophomore 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.

 


 

2021-2022 Masthead

Editorial Board

Editors-in-Chief – Lily Nesvold, Margaret Dunn

Lead Articles Editor – Margaret Dunn

Lead Copy Editor – Sasha Morledge

Lead Events Editors – Luke Snyder, Olivia Lee

Lead Research Editors – Jin (Will) Byun, Emilia Bebic

Lead Translations Editors – Adrian Altieri (Latin), Doulin Appleberry (Greek)

Articles Staff

Associate Editors: Catherine Sorrentino

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

Copy Staff

Associate Editors: Erin Schott, Catherine Sorrentino

Research Staff

Associate Editors: Daniel Stein

Translations Staff

Associate Editors: Dara Sanchez

Contributors: Noah Apter, Ryan Burns, Hanzhao Kuang