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Kelsey McCabe is a sophomore from Royal Palm Beach, Florida, majoring in global studies and journalism. She became interested in journalism and politics after taking an environmental policy course in high school and began writing for The Collegian during her first semester at UR. When she’s not outside on a long trail run or reading a book in the sun, Kelsey spends her time taking afternoon naps and hand-curating the world’s best Spotify playlists.
Jenna is a junior majoring in journalism. She grew up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, but loves going to the beach when she can. Jenna is a first-generation student and came to UR undecided in her major, but began pursuing journalism after randomly taking News Media and Society her first year. Now, she could not imagine herself studying anything else. Jenna works on campus in the student development office and as a well 100 peer-instructor and orientation advisor, and she spent her summer ‘23 as a reporting intern for the Henrico Citizen. She enjoys playing tennis, doing puzzles and spending time with her friends and family. Jenna loves plants, and on warm days you can typically find her lying in her hammock by Westhampton Lake.
Edward is a junior studying business administration with a concentration in finance and management consulting and also pursuing a minor in music. Aside from his academic pursuits, he is the President of the UR Anime Society and enjoys playing guitar and gaming in his free time. He’s looking forward to leveraging his business acumen for The Collegian.
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Lily Wood is a Business Administration major with a marketing concentration and a minor in Chinese Studies from Goochland, Virginia. During her free time, you’ll often find her listening to music or gaming. She’s incredibly excited about the opportunity to use her skills for Marketing and PR at The Collegian.
Caitlin McCormack is a junior double majoring in Journalism and Global Studies with a concentration in Culture & Communication. She's from Wilton, Connecticut, but prefers to spend her time in New York visiting friends when she can. On campus, Caitlin works at the Journalism Department, Center for Student Involvement, and most recently here at The Collegian! She enjoys exploring new places, trying new foods, and finding new pins for her collection.
Julia Abbott '24
Julia is a senior double majoring in English and LALIS with a minor in History. She plans to pursue a career in editing after graduation and got her first experience in the publishing industry this summer, interning for a literary agency. Julia can usually be found in the Humanities Building with a stack of books.
Jaize Francis is a 21-year-old Junior from Harlem, New York who enjoys dancing, doing make-up, editing pictures, creating clothing, and doing photoshoots in her spare time. She is double majoring in Spanish and Africana Studies and dedicates herself to advocating against social inequity which is what drew her to take over the Notes from the Margins section of The Collegian.
Jimmy James is a junior from Hagerstown, Maryland, double majoring in Journalism and Leadership Studies. When not attending sports games or writing articles, Jimmy is an office intern and tour guide for the Office of Admissions, is a journalism department student worker, is a Supervisor in the student call center and is the Vice President of the oldest a cappella group on campus, the Richmond Octāves. Jimmy has a passion for sports, especially Spider basketball and he loves interviewing and working with people. In the future, he hopes to go into broadcasting and create his own podcast for The Collegian soon.
Son Tran '25
Son Tran is a junior from Hanoi, Vietnam. He is currently pursuing a double major in Accounting and Economics and a minor in Journalism. He loves watching (almost) any sports, cooking, and traveling the world. In his free time, Son enjoys listening to the radio, reading magazines and planning for his next school break. He started writing for The Collegian because of his passion for helping others stay informed and highlighting unique people and stories at UR that go unnoticed.
Ahona Anjum is a first-year majoring in Business Economics and minoring in WGSS. She is passionate about gender equality and education and has been actively involved in taking initiatives for these causes both on and off campus. In her free time, Ahona loves doing adventure sports, traveling and watching movies!
Nick Mossman is a sophomore from Carver, Massachusetts, majoring in Political Science and Journalism. On campus, Nick works as a peer instructor for WELL 100 and as a navigator for the Endeavor program. He is also a member of the Speech & Debate team and is president of the Gymnastics Club, which he started last year. In his free time, he enjoys collecting records, going to concerts, and watching reality television. Nick started writing for The Collegian last year, and is excited to be the editor for the City and State section!
Gareth Woo is a sophomore who still is undecided about his major. He’s an international student hailing from Malaysia. Outside of the Collegian, he manages front of house at the Modlin Center for the Arts, is a tour guide, and is a speech consultant. He is also the Vice President of Public Relations of SpiderBoard, the Social Chair of UR Players, and just joined Off the Cuff. His love for meeting new people and sharing their stories pushed him to pursue journalism through its multiple formats, although he has a particular interest in broadcasting/multimedia.
Ethan Swift is a senior from Harrisonburg, Virginia majoring in computer science and minoring in mathematics. He first gained interest in photojournalism while working with the yearbook and newspaper at his high school, and joined The Collegian as a staff photographer soon after arriving at UR. In his free time, Ethan enjoys catching up on his favorite TV shows and getting off campus to explore new places.
Helen Mei '26
Helen Mei is a sophomore planning to double major in Psychology and Rhetoric & Communication Studies with a minor in Film Studies. She joined The Collegian because she loves the spirit and the working environment of an independent, student-run newspaper. She has a great interest in media marketing, photography, and is recently exploring videography. Helen grew up in Shanghai, China, and enjoys watching/making/reading anything aesthetic in her free time. Her go-to boba order is jasmine/oolong milk tea, and an unhealthily large cup of iced latte would never fail her.
Annabelle Zong '26
Annabelle Zong is a sophomore, double majoring in Communication and Business with a concentration in Marketing. She’s an international student from Shanghai, China. She enjoys music (especially Taylor!!!) and photography in her spare time. Besides working for Collegian as a graphic designer and a social media operator, she is also one of the members of URplayers, and has participated in several mainstage productions at UR. On campus, she work for Cellar Cafe as a Dining Service student worker.
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