Editor-in-Chief Allison McCarty joined the Liberator as a staff writer in the fall of 2018, and is serving as Editor-in-Chief for the fall of 2019 and the spring of 2020. She is a third year Philosophy major from Cedar Park, Texas and is hoping to go into radio journalism after she graduates. When she isn’t working on the Liberator, she has an active (some might say concerning) passion for the 1970s, classic rock, HBO docudramas, stroopwafels, any mockumentary starring/written by Christopher Guest, and radio (catch her weekly show on KVRX).

Associate Editor of Content Hira Vayani joined The Liberator in the fall of 2017, and is serving as an associate editor of content for the spring of 2020. She is a third year student studying International Relations and Supply Chain Management from Fort Worth, Texas. In her free time, she is most likely exploring a coffee shop, testing a chocolate chip cookie recipe, or writing on her lifestyle baking blog, sprinklesofsweetness.com.

Associate Editor of Content Jennifer Dong joined The Liberator in the spring of 2019 and became an associate editor of content in the spring of 2020. She is a third-year English Honors and Government double major from San Antonio, Texas. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys reading, baking, running, and traveling.

Associate Editor of Media Emma Robinson joined The Liberator as a staff writer in the Spring of 2019 and became an Associate Editor of Media in the Fall of 2019. She is a third year Political Communications and Humanities major, studying Urban Development and Policy. In her free time, Emma enjoys doing jigsaw puzzles, going to trivia nights, and doing arts and crafts.

Staff Writers:

Aryan Bhalla is a first year International relations and Global studies major who likes to read books and write poetry. He loves to listen to music of all genres, watch movies and loves deep, late night conversations and meeting new people. He likes to play soccer and enjoys occasional runs.

Hayle Chen is a first-year English and Government major who joined the Liberator staff Fall 2019. As an aspiring author and devoted bibliophile, writing is a passion that allows her to creatively express her love for words and experience the numerous lives that a reader has the opportunity to live. For her, being a part of the Liberator is just another way to contribute to the literary community that she and the rest of the staff hold dear.

Harrison Fernelius is a first year Economics and Plan II major. He joined the Liberator in fall 2019. In his spare time you can find him looking up new facts about fish or training in jiu-jitsu.

Varun Hukeri is a fourth-year International Relations & Global Studies and Government double major, with a minor in Chinese. He was an associate editor for The Liberator during the spring and fall semesters of 2018. He enjoys going to museums, watching Star Wars, and ranting about the economy. The Mongol Empire ranks first on his list of favorite empires followed closely by the Ottomans, and he studied abroad in China during the spring semester of 2019.

Morgan Jeitler is a second-year English, Plan II, and Rhetoric & Writing major who joined the Liberator in Fall 2019. In her free time, she enjoys reading the classics, raving about her family’s four dogs, eating too much chocolate, and UT’s Texercise classes. She also thinks (knows) the greatest band of all time is the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Quynhmai Tran is a first-year Sustainability Studies major planning to go into Environmental Law. She does the graphics for the Liberator, and she likes to draw, drink matcha lattes, and update her bullet journal in her free time. Quynhmai is a plant owner and is desperately trying to find ways to keep them alive.