Managing Editor: Jake Scott
Originally from New Jersey, Jake is a fourth year studying Neuroscience, Molecular Engineering, and Quantum Physics. 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.
Poetry Editor: Annabella Archacki
Native to Austin, Texas, Annabella Archacki is a fourth year studying the History and Philosophy of Science. Her interests include sustainability, science fiction, and romance languages. Her favorite authors are Arundhati Roy, Kazuo Ishiguro, Virginia Woolf, and Elena Ferrante. She likes goats and languishing. She best likes languishing around goats. One day, she hopes to be able to effortlessly open doors.
Prose Editor: Orliana Morag
Orliana Morag is a third year studying History, Creative Writing, and English. Obsessed with all things literary, Orli specializes in Victorian novels and the ways in which they reflect and produce social change. Her favorite authors are Fielding, Austen, Dickens, and Nabokov, and she is so excited to serve as Euphony’s prose editor for 2019-2020! When not reading or writing, she enjoys singing, playing ukulele, and watching the ducklings at Botany Pond.
Outreach Chairs: Ellie Frank & Brandon Zang
Ellie L. Frank is a fourth year English major from Northern Virginia. When not working with Euphony she volunteers at Comer Children’s Hospital, teaches health education with Peer Health Exchange, and is a writer and editor for Science in Society Review, another UChicago publication. Her interests include linguistic politeness, the effect of scientific discoveries on literature and culture, and YA fantasy novels. In her free time she attempts to write poetry and watches ungodly amounts of Netflix. She loves Tamora Pierce, Neil Gaiman, and Octavia Butler among many other writers.
Brandon Zang is a second year anthropology major from Vancouver, Canada. Having lived in the lush province of British Columbia, Brandon spends a lot of time in the outdoors hiking and photographing wildlife. When not doing literary wizardry with Euphony, Brandon enjoys acting, playing the clarinet, and (obviously) reading. He is an avid science fiction fan, and you can catch Brandon in the quad on sunny days reading some of his favorite authors, including Liu Cixin, Philip K. Dick, Frank Herbert, John Wyndham, and Neil Gaiman.
Reviews Editor: Aazer Siddiqui
Aazer Siddiqui is a second year in the college studying Philosophy and Fundamentals: Issues and Texts, where he is focusing on questions of aesthetic experience. Native to Montreal but raised around Boston, he is a fan of French, Czech, and Japanese literature. His favorite authors and poets include Vladimir Nabokov, Haruki Murakami, Arthur Rimbaud, and Franz Kafka. When he’s not serving as Euphony‘s reviews editor, you probably can find him pouring cherry coke into his coffee at Bartlett, refusing to mosh at a metal concert, or semi-comprehensibly ranting about how underrated George Bataille is. He has a complicated relationship with Subway.
Editor-at-Large: Ben Shafer
Ben Shafer is a fourth 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.”