Spring 2024 Masthead

Zaid Ali, Editor-in-Chief
Zaid Ali is a junior from Houston, Texas. He is a political science major and biology minor on the pre-med track. Outside of The Phoenix, Zaid is a Resident Assistant and a Lang Center Associate for Public Health. He is very excited to be leading The Phoenix this semester!

Melanie Zelle, Managing Editor

Melanie is a sophomore studying history and anthropology from St. Paul Minnesota. Outside of the Phoenix, she is an editor for the Swarthmore Undergraduate History Journal and a lover of lattes from Kohlberg.

Lucy Tobier, News Editor
Lucy Tobier is a sophomore from Michigan majoring in English and economics. In her free time she likes to read, walk in the Crum, and collect yarn.

Shinz Jo Ooi, News Editor
Jo is a freshman from Malaysia, and intends to major in Computer Science and Linguistics. She loves the three S’s: spice, seasides, and Snoopy.

Danny Ly, News Editor
Danny Ly ’27 (he/him) is from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. In his free time, Danny likes to write poetry, read sci-fi novels and play Ace Attorney (and its spinoffs). His favorite music artists are Frou Frou, Rina Sawayama and Kelela.

Nathanael Brown, Opinions Editor
Nathanael Brown ‘25 (he/him) is a Junior from Blanchard Twp., Maine. He is an Honors History major and Honors German Studies minor. Nathanael also enjoys fencing with Swarthmore’s club team, participating on the mock trial team, working in the theatre department, and (too) many other commitments to list here.

Handuo Sun, Arts Editor

Handuo Sun (He/Him) is a sophomore from Beijing. Growing up in between China and the UK, he fostered a passion for multicultural arts and literatures. His major is Classics and Educational Studies.

Sophia Vesely, Sports Editor
Sophia Vesely is a junior majoring in English Literature and Philosophy. Outside of the Phoenix, she plays on the varsity women’s soccer team and works for Teach for America.

Zoha Ashraf, Campus Journal Editor
Zoha is a senior studying Religion and Environmental Studies from New Jersey.

Erin Picken, Layout Editor
Erin Picken is originally from Pendleton, Oregon, but went to high school in Tacoma, Washington. She’s a first-year, hoping to double major in Medical Anthropology and Political Science. Aside from The Phoenix, she is an officer for Swarthmore’s Health Humanities club, a blogger for SwatStories, and a writer for Small Craft Warnings. In her free time, she enjoys watching movies, crafting, and swimming.

Howard Wang, Photo Editor

Sophomore at Swarthmore, blending Engineering and Neuroscience with a love for ultra-running, art, calligraphy, and cooking. Thrives on outdoor adventures, whipping up culinary delights, and dabbling in creative projects. A mix of brainpower, endurance, artistic flair, and a pinch of chef’s magic!

Mahika Shergill, Business Manager

Mahika Shergill ‘26 (she/her) is a sophomore from Mumbai, India. She is a prospective Environmental Studies and Economics double major. At Swarthmore, she spends her time campaigning for environmental justice with C4, working as a research fellow for the Historical Political Economy lab, and writing news articles for the Phoenix. Outside college, she loves reading everything from memoirs to mysteries, playing the piano, and talking long walks.

Maya Levine, Chief Copy

Maya Levine is a sophomore from Wilmington, Delaware. She is a political science and economics double major. Outside of class, Maya is an economics TA, a tour guide, and a Fiona Apple listener.

Daniel Perrin, Social Media Editor
Daniel Perrin is a freshman from Baltimore, MD and Chapel Hill, NC hoping to major in urban studies, economics, and political science. When not managing SM for The Phoenix, you can probably find him playing ping pong, eating a bagel, scrolling Google Maps, or watching college basketball.

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