Managing Editor: Maya Nguen


Originally from Moscow, Russia, Maya is a fourth year majoring in Philosophy and Comparative Literature. In her free time, she enjoys practicing yoga and spending time with friends on her porch. She recently read Proust’s In Search of Lost Time and is currently researching Russian poetry and poetics. When she isn’t busy leading the Euphony staff, Maya can often be found relaxing on the benches outside Harper (when it’s warm) or napping inside Harper (when it’s cold).


Poetry Editor: Mahathi Ayyagari


Mahathi is a third year studying Economics, South Asian Studies, and Human Rights. She is originally from New Jersey. Mahathi is currently reading the Collected Works of Carl Sandburg, Anna Karenina, and poetry by Rumi. Her interests revolve around folk music, poetry (obviously!), zumba, and singing with friends. Mahathi’s favorite animal? Cats!


Prose Editor: Ben Shafer


Ben Shafer is a second year in the College, studying Geophysical Sciences and Spanish. Despite having grown up in Michigan and and spending his life in the Midwest, he enjoys mountain hiking and exploring the diverse natural landscapes of the U.S. In addition to prose review for Euphony, he serves as president of his House and Residence Hall Councils. His favorite books include Don Quixote and Siddhartha, while some of his more recent reads are Weber’s Protestant Ethic, Tolkien’s The Silmarillion and Thoreau’s “Walking.”


Outreach Chair: Jake Scott


Originally from New Jersey, Jake is a second year studying English Literature, Statistics, and Classics. When he isn’t busy managing Euphony’s presence inside and outside the university, Jake spends his time writing, filmmaking, and going to see (almost) every Chicago sports team lose. His most recent read is The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov. Although controversial, he maintains that his favorite type of cookie is oatmeal raisin.