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Editorial Board

Julie Castle ‘22
Julie is a Politics, Government, & Law major with a concentration in Law and Public Policy and has a History minor. Julie is involved on campus with the Honors program, works with the Intramural and Recreation Department as a referee, is a tutor for the LRN and the Gateway Program, and is a member of the Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society. After Arcadia, she plans to go to law school to continue her education. Currently, she is studying for the LSAT, spending time with friends, and enjoying deserved alone time in her new apartment.

Michaela Coll ‘22
Michaela Coll is an English major with a concentration in Creative Writing and a minor in Professional Writing. She works for Arcadia University’s Writing Center, the Gateway Program, and Quiddity, and serves as a secretary for Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honor Society. After Arcadia, she plans on continuing her studies in graduate school. She enjoys playing with her puppies, listening to music, making artsy gifts for her friends, and spending time with her family.

Leigh Ferrier ‘22
Leigh Ferrier is a senior English major at Arcadia University. She has plans to pursue a doctorate in English literature and teach as a college professor. In addition to teaching, she wishes to publish works of poetry, fiction, and a graphic novel or two. When she’s not reading or writing, she can be found tending to her gardens, playing video games, or dreaming of her next adventure.

Vincent Sergiacomi ‘22
Vincent Sergiacomi is a senior English major at Arcadia University. He is the current treasurer of The Writer's Bloc, Arcadia University's creative writing club, and also serves as a peer mentor for the school's Honors Program. In his spare time, Vincent enjoys going on walks, writing poetry, and browsing Wikipedia. After college he hopes to pursue a career in editing and publishing.

Ryan Hiemenz ‘23
Ryan Hiemenz is a Media and Communications major with a concentration in Multimedia Publishing and a minor in Creative Writing. Currently, he is a CTLM fellow on the newsletter team, the Poetry Editor for Quiddity, and the President of Arcadia’s English Honors Society, Sigma Tau Delta. He’s a very big fan of movies and enjoys spending free time making fun of the abominations that have been created over time. If you ever need him, he can likely be found searching the universe for the real Baby Yoda (he’ll find him one day).

Danita Mapes ‘23
Danita is a Junior Media and Communication major with a concentration in multimedia publishing and a minor in creative writing. She enjoys writing short stories and poetry, reading, and gardening. In addition to The Compass, she’s the Editor-in-Chief of Loco Mag and blogs for Because Arcadia.

Brynn Simon ‘23
Brynn Simon is an upcoming senior at Arcadia University who is majoring in English and minoring in Art History. She spent two semesters in London, England, where she interned for publishing company Paper + Ink. Brynn is planning to go into a field involving historical manuscripts and/or artwork. When she isn’t in class or peer mentoring for the Ethics of Harry Potter, she can be found drinking copious amounts of tea whilst watching Great British Bake Off.

Abby Worthington ‘23
Abby Worthington is a junior at Arcadia University working on a double major in English and French and Francophone Studies. When she's not busy doing homework, she enjoys embroidering clothes, writing, reading, and traveling. So far Abby's love of travel has allowed her to explore Canada, Denmark, France, and London, where she lived for her first semester of college.

Business Board

Barbara St Fleur ‘22
Layout Manager
Barbara St Fleur is a Senior pursuing a major in Global Media with a concentration in multimedia production. She is a first generation college student that enjoys creating different content. In her free time, she is creating videos, podcasts, and writing for her website. Barbara is a current student fellow with the Center for Teaching, Learning and Mentoring. Within the CTLM, she works as the communications and Marketing lead for the LOVE pilot program, a member of the Newsletter team and the student pods team.

Madeline Lynch ‘23
Business and Logistics Manager
Madeline Lynch is a junior double major in Spanish and Politics, Government, & Law, with a concentration in Law and Public Policy. She has visited Belize, the Cayman Islands, Mexico, Italy, Ireland, Japan, England, and multiple US states. Madeline will spend her Fall semester of 2021 abroad in Granada, Spain where she hopes to improve her Spanish speaking skills. Madeline is a member of the Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society and is a public policy research assistant at the University. Madeline aspires to attend law school and potentially teach English in a foreign country.

Founding Staff

Nicole Chouljian ’16
Founding Editor

Frances Dumlao ’15
Founding Member of the Business Board

Jayson Flores ’14
Founding Member of the Business Board

Francesca Mayr ’16
Founding Editor and Editor-in-Chief (2013-2015)

Gabrielle Thomas ’14
Founding Editor & Editorial Board

Christopher Sarachilli ’15
Editorial Board Contributor

Tara Smith ‘15

Carmela Straiton ’16
Business Board Contributor