Meet the diverge team

 
 
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Editor in chief- andy smithey

Andy is a junior from Charlotte, NC. She is majoring in Sociology and Anthropology, with a minor in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Andy is on the Women’s Basketball Team, is a member of 24, and is a Rho Gamma. Andy also volunteers in the Lexington community with Project Horizon.

Andy feels that Washington and Lee needs solution-based publications that allow for people to share their stories and perspectives. She hopes Diverge can be a bridge between students who have diverse experiences, to the students who do not know how to become involved in these conversations.

 
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Co-founder/president/creative director- liv cooper

LIV IS A JUNIOR FROM PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA. SHE IS DOUBLE MAJORING IN STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION AND GERMAN. LIV WRITES FOR THE RING-TUM PHI, teaches spin classes, MENTORS AT LOCAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, and makes PR plans for small businesses. SHE serves as her sorority’s Chief Panhellenic Officer, focusing ON RELATIONS BETWEEN MEMBERS OF GREEK life AND THE COMMUNITY AT LARGE.

 
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Co-founder/president- Genna Feirson

Genna is a junior from Ambler, Pennsylvania. She is pursuing a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in women, gender, and sexuality studies. She works as a research assistant in two Psychology labs studying gender role development and women's physical, social, cognitive, and emotional health. She also works as a Peer Tutor.  

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Treasurer- danny mitchell

Danny is a junior from Westfield, New Jersey. He is majoring in Accounting and Business Administration. Danny is on the Men’s Basketball Team, and is in the Generals Leadership Academy.

 
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social media coordinator- larkin holtzman

Larkin is a junior from New Orleans, Louisiana. She is pursuing a major in Strategic Communication. Larkin is a leading Greek representative to the Office of Inclusion and Engagement. She is also on the General Activities Board and Fancy Dress Committee.

 
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instagram content coordinator- maggie barker

Maggie is a junior from Dallas, Texas. She is double majoring in Strategic Communication and European History. Maggie also writes for the Arts and Life Section of Ring-tum Phi.

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Technology coordinator- didi pace

Didi is a sophomore from Centreville, Virginia. She is pursuing a major in Economics, with minors in Mathematics and Environmental Studies. Didi is on the Women’s Cross Country and Track Teams, and is a representative of 24.

 
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photographer- chris anderson

Chris is a junior from Gainesville, Florida. He is majoring in Geology. Chris is involved with the Arts League, the Crux climbing team, and the Outing Club.

 
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mental health editor- julia poppenberg

Julia is a senior from Sewickley, Pennsylvania. She is double majoring in Accounting and Business Administration and Spanish. Julia is involved with ESOL, work study, and fancy dress.

Julia feels that Diverge can help open the hushed topic that is mental health. She battled with obsessive perfectionism and disordered eating and knows there are many students engaged in silent battles of their own.

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women’s issues editor- caitlin reardon

Caitlin is a junior from Boston, Massachusetts. She is a double major in Strategic Communication and Politics. Caitlin is also involved in Relay for Life.

 
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socioeconomic diversity editor- kara lough

Kara is a junior from Charleston, West Virginia. She is double majoring in Strategic Communication and Sociology. Kara is a University Ambassador, a school photographer, and a writer/editor for InGeneral Magazine.

 
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LGBTQ+ editor- leeann passaro

Leeann is a junior from Upper Saddle River, New Jersey. She is pursuing a major in english, and a minor in Biology. Leeann is on the Women’s Soccer and Lacrosse Teams, and is a teaching assistant at Maury River Middle School.

Leeann has felt that she does not “fit the mold” of a W&L student. She now realizes that there are a myriad of students that come from unique places, perspectives, and backgrounds. These students are often in the shadows. Leeann feels that Diverge can shine a light into the shadows of W&L, and that our community will be a stronger and healthier place for all. 

 
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ETHNIC DIVERSITY EDITOR- SOFIA YASIN

SOFIA IS A SOPHOMORE FROM washington, d.c. She is majoring in art history.

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head of community outreach- jack jahries

Jack is a junior from Baltimore, Maryland. He is pursuing a major in Strategic Communication and a minor in Poverty Studies.

community outreach team- caroline nowlin

Caroline is a senior from Dallas, Texas. She is double majoring in Accounting and Business Administration and European History. Caroline is on the Women’s Cross Country and Track Teams.

 
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community outreach team- lily horsely

Lily is a junior from Richmond, Virginia. She is double majoring in Strategic Communication and Spanish. Lily is on the Women’s Tennis Team, and is involved with Happy Kids Healthy Kids.