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Meet Our Staff!

Since 2013, undergraduates at the University of Colorado Boulder have worked to put together gorgeous annual print collections of creative nonfiction. Each semester brings new faces; meet them below! 

Staff: Spring 2024

Ian Hall (He/Him)

Ian Hall (He/Him)

Editor-in-Chief

Ian Hall (he/him) is a Senior studying Anthropology and Media Production. This is his fifth and final semester on journal staff and third non-consecutive semester as the Editor-in-Chief. When not at school, you can find him working as a Ranger for the National Park Service.

Ethan Geiger

Ethan Geiger

A/V Director

Ethan Geiger is a writer, director, and cinematographer from Boulder focusing on documentaries and short films. He has a BFA in film production from the University of Colorado, has played in four film festivals and his films have won best documentary (Falling Star Reality, 2023,) and best student film (Dr. Milksop, 2023) at multiple festivals. Ethan is also a published flash fiction writer in MacQueen's Quinterly. This is his fourth semester on Hindsight staff.

Ana Gordon (She/Her)

Ana Gordon (She/Her)

Marketing Director

Ana Gordon (she/her) is a Junior at CU Boulder majoring in Media Production with a minor in creative writing and is the Marketing Director for Hindsight and Changing Skies. In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing, and being in nature. This is Ana’s second semester on the journal staff.

Michaela Molaro (She/Her)

Michaela Molaro (She/Her)

Assistant Managing Editor for Print

Michaela is a sophomore at CU majoring in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. When she’s not in the classroom, Michaela can be found writing or watching a new movie. She is an editor for Hindsight, and this is her second semester with the journal. Michaela recommends the piece “Liner Notes from a Trans Kid” by Jaq Brody from Hindsight Volume I.

Isabel Pitalue (She/Her/Hers)

Isabel Pitalue (She/Her/Hers)

Assistant Marketing Director

Isabel Pitalue (she/her/hers) is a Senior at CU Boulder. She majors in Strategic Communications, focusing on Public Relations, and minors in Writing and Public Engagement. This is Isabel’s second semester on journal staff as Assistant Marketing Director. Outside school, you can find Isabel cheering on Philadelphia sports teams, crafting, and traveling the world.

Sebastian Melancon (He/Him)

Sebastian Melancon (He/Him)

All Staff; Editorial

Sebastian Melancon (he/him) is a sophomore at CU Boulder majoring in Physics and English Literature and is pursuing minors in music, math, leadership, and a certificate in writing provided through the Program for Writing and Rhetoric. This is his first semester on journal staff. Outside of school, Sebastian can be found in various music practice halls, walking around at night bumpin’ to jams, and sleeping in public spaces.

Anne Menchu (She/Her)

Anne Menchu (She/Her)

All Staff; Editorial

Anne-Marie Menchu (she/her) is a Junior studying English Literature. Her end goal is to go into publishing as well as becoming an author. She is excited to gain first-hand experience in working with our editorial and marketing team. Outside of school, you can find her at any bookstore spending money on books as if she doesn’t have any at home to still read. This is her first semester as a journal staff member.

Emily Calvert

Emily Calvert

Managing Editor For Print

Emily is the Managing Editor for Hindsight and Changing Skies. She is a Junior double majored in English Literature and Secondary Education. This is her fourth semester with Hindsight and Changing Skies, but she is always excited to continue learning more about both journals and the process of bringing them to life. She’s looking forward to working with and learning from everyone on the journal!

Navan Chauhan (He/Him)

Navan Chauhan (He/Him)

Business Manager

Navan Chauhan is a Junior studying Mathematics and Computer Science. When not trying to rip all of his hair out studying, he can be found outside trying to find creative ways to get injured. This is his third semester on journal staff and second semester as the Business Manager.

Emma Martinez (She/Her)

Emma Martinez (She/Her)

Art Director

Emma Martinez (She/Her/Ella) is a junior majoring in International Affairs with Minors in Economics and Writing and Public Engagement and is the Art Director for Hindsight and Changing Skies. Outside school, Emma is very active. You can find her taking dance classes, hiking, reading, painting, or cooking! Emma loves traveling and getting to know people, additionally she is passionate about Environmental Justice and Immigrant Rights. This is Emma’s first semester on journal staff.

Finn Cruit (He/Him)

Finn Cruit (He/Him)

Assistant Manager For Online

Finn Cruit (he/him) primarily serves as an editor at Hindsight. Finn is a Music Major studying Viola Performance at CU Boulder and is also getting a Minor in Writing and Public Engagement. When not practicing his instrument, he likes reading, watching movies, playing board and video games, and drinking all manner of caffeinated beverages. Finn recommends “Death Without a Soul and The Spacetime Between Us” from Hindsight Vol. 3. This is his second semester on journal staff.

Simon Bantugan (He/Him)

Simon Bantugan (He/Him)

All Staff; Editorial

Simon is a Senior at CU Boulder. He is a geology major. This is Simon’s first semester on journal staff as a part of the editorial team. Simon currently researches volcanic mineralogy and geochemistry in the Galapagos Archipelago. Outside of school, you will likely find him spending endless amounts of time hiking, skiing, climbing, and spending time outdoors.

Beck Boggs (He/Him)

Beck Boggs (He/Him)

All Staff; Editorial

Beck Boggs (he/him) is a senior majoring in Psychology with a minor in Business. This is Beck’s first semester with the journal staff, and he looks forward to contributing beyond writing awkwardly in the third person. A piece Beck recommends is “Hair” from the 2018 edition of the journal. Outside of classes, Beck can be found playing video games, skiing somewhat decently, and despairing at the state of the Chicago Bears.

Liam Downey (He/Him)

Liam Downey (He/Him)

Managing Editor For Online

Liam Downey (he/him) is the Managing Editor for Hindsight and Changing Skies' online content. He is a Junior in the College of Arts & Sciences as a Psychology major at CU Boulder. This is his third semester on journal staff and he is excited to continue his work in the editorial department. He hopes to help make the journal the best it could possibly be.

Annilise Burgess (She/Her/Hers)

Annilise Burgess (She/Her/Hers)

Social Media Manager

Annilise is a Senior at CU Boulder. She majors in Journalism and minors in Writing and Public Engagement. This is Annilise’s second semester on journal staff and she's excited to continue her work as part of the editorial and marketing teams, specializing in social media relations. Annalise lives to travel and loves to document her experiences through writing and photography. She also enjoys yoga, meditation, and soaking up as much sunshine as possible.

Cade Yoshioka (He/Him)

Cade Yoshioka (He/Him)

Submissions Manager

Cade Yoshioka (he/him/his) is a Junior at CU Boulder majoring in English Literature and Creative Writing while pursuing a certificate in writing. Outside of class, Cade can typically be found listening to music with at least one earbud in, playing video games with his friends, or watching The Office for the fourteenth time. This is Cade's first semester on journal staff.

Jordyn Raftery (She/Her)

Jordyn Raftery (She/Her)

Assistant Business Manager

Jordyn Raftery (she/her) is a junior at CU Boulder majoring in Political Science and minoring in Business. This is her first semester on journal staff! Outside the classroom, Jordyn can be found skiing extreme terrain or searching for bigfoot.

Payman Ghiasy (He/Him)

Payman Ghiasy (He/Him)

Senior Web Manager

Payman Ghiasy (he/him) is a Senior at CU Boulder, majoring in Computer Science with a minor in Business, and is set to graduate this semester. Payman brings a unique perspective and skill set to the Hindsight team. Outside school, Payman likes playing video games. When not behind a screen, he enjoys spending time with friends. This is his second semester as member of the journal staff.

Ines Durant (She/Her)

Ines Durant (She/Her)

All Staff; Editorial

Ines is a Junior studying Integrative Physiology. Outside of school, she enjoys baking, reading and spending time outdoors skiing and hiking. This is her first semester as a journal staff member.

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