Editor-in-Chief Grace Schrobilgen joined The Liberator as a staff writer in the spring of 2017 and served as Associate Editor of Content for the spring 2018 semester. She is studying Iberian and Latin American Languages and Cultures (UT’s fancy way of saying “Spanish”) and Health and Society with a minor in Sociology. She is on the executive board of Liberal Arts Council, a member of Texas Orange Jackets, and Co-President of an organization she founded called The Language Campaign. In her free time, she enjoys dancing, compulsively updating spreadsheets, and color-coding her Google Calendar.

Associate Editor of Content Hira Vayani joined The Liberator staff in the fall of 2017 and became an associate editor in the fall of 2018. As a student in the College of Liberal Arts, she studies International Relations & Global Studies and Economics with a certificate in Applied Statistical Modeling. In her free time, she enjoys baking, writing, and photography, and effectively combines these hobbies with her lifestyle baking blog Sprinkles of Sweetness.

Associate Editor of Content Nathan Pastrano is a fourth-year student studying English and Rhetorical Writing. His research interests include eco-criticism, Renaissance literature, and the 18th-century novel, with a separate focus on digital literacies and writing center pedagogy. Upon graduation, Nathan hopes to teach abroad in France and China prior to pursuing a career in law or literary research. Outside of academia, he enjoys photography, tweeting, and traveling.

Associate Editor of Media Peyton Cabaniss is a third-year Humanities major studying ethics and justice in health. She handles the creative direction and graphic design for The Liberator while simultaneously drinking her grande iced coffee with milk and vanilla. When she’s not glued to a google doc or textbook, she’s attempting the art of meal prepping, watching Grey’s Anatomy, or listening to the newest episode of NPR’s How I Built This podcast.

Staff Writers:

Shae Carey is a fourth-year student at UT Austin and a writer for The Liberator.

Maggie Chadwick is a second year Iberian and Latin American Languages and Cultures (aka Spanish) major with a certificate in the UTeach Liberal Arts program. She is from Paris, TX and in her opinion the most interesting war is the 1917 Russian Revolution.

Sam Chavez is a first-year student from La Feria, Texas. She is the proud daughter of immigrant parents from Mexico, obsessed with chicken tacos, and a self-proclaimed Christmas fanatic. Sam aspires to travel the world and work alongside humanitarian foundations.

Yulissa Chavez is the oldest daughter in a Mexican family of five from Galveston, Texas, and is pursuing a degree in Government, a certificate in Public Policy, and a teaching certificate in Secondary Social Studies with the goal of becoming a public policy maker in education. Currently, she works as a constituent intern for Congressman Lloyd Doggett, and her hobbies include art, political cartoons, musicals, reading, and debate. She also really loves chocolate and controversial discussions.

Sophie Corless is a fourth year Rhetoric and Writing major and is pursuing a creative writing certificate in poetry. She is from Dallas, TX and loves to write and explore Austin in her free time. She also has a borderline obsession with reality TV.

Luisana Cortez is a first-year English and Plan II major, and hopefully a Mexican-American and Latino Studies minor soon. When she’s not arguing with her dog over facetime or obsessing over tacky jewelry, she’s writing poetry, some of which can be found in Kingdoms in the Wild, Rust + Moth, and Occulum Journal.

Jennifer Dong is a second-year English and Government major and a writer for The Liberator. She enjoys reading and writing in her free time.

Varun Hukeri is a third-year International Relations & Global Studies and Government double major. He was an associate editor for The Liberator during the spring and fall semesters of 2018. He enjoys analyzing politics, reenacting Star Wars, and eating hot pockets. The Mongol Empire ranks first on his list of favorite empires followed closely by the Ottomans, and he is currently studying abroad in China.

Christina Lopez is a third-year double major in English and International Relations & Global Studies. She is from El Paso, Texas, and works at the University Writing Center. Her pet fish is named after President Fitzgerald Grant from Scandal.

Allison McCarty is a second-year Philosophy major from Cedar Park, Texas. She is a writer for The Liberator and joined the publication staff in the fall of 2018. Outside of The Liberator, her interests include studying ancient philosophy, reading Greek drama, and spending too much money on coffee. Additionally, she can be found hibernating in the SAC between classes.

Hector Osegueda spends his time binge-watching The West Wing and House, M.D. when not writing or avoiding homework. As a freshman double majoring in Government and International Relations & Global Studies, he loves practicing campaign mottos for his eventual presidential run. He tends to pet one too many dogs when walking through a park and acts like playing Super Smash Bros. is a personality trait.

Brooke Quach is a third-year English major from Sugar Land, Texas. She enjoys cooking, reading, and long walks to the PCL.

Emma Robinson is a second-year American Studies and Political Communications major. She self-identifies with any and all Evil Kermit memes.

Dila Sarikaya is a first-year International Relations & Global Studies major, pre-med. She came to UT Austin from Houston, but is originally from Turkey. As an aspiring multi-lingual doctor, she enjoys writing as a creative outlet.

Shini Meyer Wang is a first-year Psychology major with a minor in Chinese. She is originally from Houston, Texas and is originally, originally from London, England. When suspending her workaholism, she spends her time looking after her pet plants, sipping tea, and quoting David Bowie.