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Jane Miller ’21
Jane Miller is a biology major in the Pre-Forensic Science Program at Arcadia University. She has been to Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, France, London, Canada, and multiple US states. She hopes to continue her traveling adventures as she works towards her degree. Jane is also involved with the String Ensemble, Honors Program, and Arcadia Ambassadors on campus. In her free time, she can be found either in her room reading a novel or in the sky flying a hot air balloon.
Rylee Cella ’19
Editorial staff member Rylee Cella is a senior, double major in International Studies and Spanish. She has studied abroad in London and Granada, Spain. When she is on campus, she is a mentor for FYSAW students and International students, and she partakes in Cabaret Club and is on the Arcadia Women’s Swim Team.
Emmalee Gagnon '20
Emmalee Gagnon is an English major with a concentration in Creative Writing at Arcadia University. At twenty-years-old, Emmalee is an accomplished aspiring author from Western Pennsylvania. She has won multiple poetry and short story contests, has had fiction and poetry published in the university literary journal Quiddity, has three poems published in the anthology POETRY, and one in Pennsylvania’s Best Emerging Poets. After graduation, she plans to be a fiction author and editor, and considers working at The Compass to be a wonderful way to keep her editing skills sharp and to have a chance to work directly with other authors.
Rebecca Choi ’19
Becca Choi majors in Writing and Graphic Design at Arcadia University. She writes poetry, flash fiction, and theory papers often from an existentialist point of view. She currently struggles with the revelation that language itself is a poor medium for accurate expression. Her work has been featured in the Pennsylvania Anthology for Emerging Poets, Quiddity, the Playwickian, and Howler. She has studied in Stirling, Scotland; Seoul, Korea; and Cairns, Australia while at Arcadia. Her strongest passions lie in the arts community, primarily the mural arts, public art, and sculpture.
Sage Burdge '19
Sage Burdge is a senior sociology major at Arcadia University. In addition to being an editor for The Compass, Sage is involved with Honors mentoring and the Community and Civic Engagement Center. Sage hopes to make a difference for marginalized communities through the pursuit of social justice and increased health and human rights. In their free time, Sage enjoys playing and listening to music, whistling, and trying new recipes.
Sydney Smith ‘19
Sydney Smith is an editor for The Compass. She is a senior, pursuing a major in International Studies and a minor in Political Science. She is involved with AU’s For the Women, Amnesty International, and AU’s College Access Mentor Program. She studied abroad Spring 2018 at the University of Aberdeen in Aberdeen, Scotland. While there, she enjoyed the company of the Knitting Society, hiked Glen Nevis, and explored the ruins of many Scottish castles. Her academic interests include international relations, political science, human rights, and history. In her free time, she can either be found in the library researching or in Easton drinking too much coffee and talking about all the research she needs to do.
Kathryn Knab ’20
Kate Knab is a junior English major with a concentration in Creative Writing and minor in Spanish at Arcadia University. She has studied abroad in London, England and has had the opportunity to walk a portion of the Camino pilgrimage in Spain. So far, she has been to more European countries than states in the US. When she's not traveling or writing, Kate spends her free time trying to teach Spanish to her goldfish.
Rose Lapiska ’21
Rose Lapiska is a sophomore English major at Arcadia University. Other than being involved in the Honors Program and working, she enjoys travelling, reading, writing, and procrastinating. Having traveled previously throughout England, Japan, and Oman for various cultural and educational trips, one of her favorite things to do in her free time is to figure out the next place she wants to explore. .
Katherine Wolfrum ’19
Katherine Wolfrum is the logistics manager and an editor for The Compass. She is a senior psychology major who is involved with Arcadia’s Honora program as well. Katherine has studied in Maynooth, Ireland and Christchurch, New Zealand, and is part of the study abroad mentoring program at Arcadia. In her free time, Katherine enjoys reading and hiking.
Nicole Gieselman is a senior pursuing Global Media and Spanish. A self-proclaimed caffeine and travel addict, she studied abroad in both Sydney, Australia and London, England. When not at work or in class, Nicole can be found baking chocolate-chip cookies, visiting local parks, or doing yoga in her backyard.
Dawn Gioia ‘20
Promotion and Submission Manager
Dawn Gioia serves as a Promotion and Submission Manager for The Compass Business Board. She is a business administration major with a minor in professional writing. In her spare time, Dawn enjoys making jewelry and playing sports such as volleyball and soccer.
Nicole Chouljian ’16
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