Blogger Bios

Students

Aishwarya Krishnaswamy ’23

Mumbai, India

Majors
Psychology
Interests
People, non-fiction books, houseplants, neuroplasticity, squirrels, Oberlin skies, guac, teal blue everything, podcasts, flowers, growth mindset, humor, cool boots, spicy food, meaningful conversations, trying new things, long earrings, small talk, smiles and caring for others
Aishwarya Krishnaswamy.

Ariel Roberts ’25

River Forest, Illinois

Majors
Cinema Studies, Creative Writing
Interests
fiction writing, singing, video games, sci-fi, guinea pigs
Ariel Roberts

Ben Smith ’24

Monroe, Georgia

Majors
Flute, East Asian Studies
Interests
Pomeranians, coffee, Pokémon, sarcasm, video game soundtracks, Lo-Fi, K-pop, nostalgia
Ben Smith.

Biba Duffy-Boscagli ’23

Santa Barbara, California

Majors
Art History, Comparative Literature
Interests
art history, fine arts, museum curation
Biba Duffy-Boscagli.

Charlize Villasenor ’23

El Paso, Texas

Majors
Economics
Interests
Learning languages, working out, midnight breakfast, 2000s R&B
Charlize

Claire O’Brocta ’22

Buffalo, New York

Majors
TIMARA, Environmental Studies
Interests
concerts, astrology, interesting sounds, video games, sustainability, traveling
Claire, with shoulder length purple hair.

Ilana McNamara ’24

Omaha, Nebraska

Majors
Viola, Mathematics
Interests
old buildings, travel, books, chamber music, art museums, baked goods, thrift shopping, fish tacos, going barefoot
Ilana looking off to the side with a blurry nature background

Ish Houle ’23

Washington, DC

Majors
Psychology, Creative Writing
Interests
cereals, GEICO commercials, making Spotify playlists, reading about psychological studies of the 20th century, obscure hiding places, college radio, kindness
Ish Houle.

Jonah Knittel ’25

Antelope Valley, California

Interests
astrology, social justice, creative writing, artichokes, demons, philosophy, cats, slice-of-life animes, punk rock, Nina Turner
Jonah Knittel.

Josie Brane-Wright ’23

Takoma Park, Maryland

Majors
Biology
Interests
visual arts, camping, hammerhead sharks, and chicken tenders
Josie Brane-Wright.

Lanie Lee Cheatham ’24

Salt Lake City, Utah

Majors
Neuroscience, Comparative American Studies
Interests
baking, cooking, fermenting, jewelry-making, embroidery, hiking, contemplating perception, tea, marveling at the complexities of the universe, meditating
Lanie Lee Cheatham.

Lucas Ritchie-Shatz ’25

New York, New York

Majors
Cinema Studies
Interests
Baking, reading, taking walks to places I’ve never been, and playing guitar.
Lucas Ritchie-Shatz.

Megan McLaughlin ’22

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Majors
Horn, English
Interests
Short fiction, sandwiches, art history, animation, semicolons, empathy, my cat Charlie
Megan stands in front of a wash of green plants, wearing a blue shirt and tilting her head slightly while smiling.

Meredith Warden ’23

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Majors
History
Interests
Reading, history, field hockey, music, writing, and a warm cup of tea on a cold day.
A photo of Meredith, a smiling young white woman with brown hair.

Minerva Macarrulla ’23

Brooklyn, New York

Majors
Environmental Studies, Comparative American Studies
Interests
dance improvisation, food sovereignty, writing, tarot, Pixar animations, somatics, herbalism, long walks, talking to plants
Minerva Macarrulla.

Olivia Huntley ’22

Reynoldsburg, Ohio

Majors
Politics, Creative Writing
Interests
rediscovering home, political theory, poetry, crochet, embroidery, self and community care, visiting art museums, transformative justice
Olivia

Phoebe McChesney ’25

Changsha, China/Chicago, Illinois

Majors
Politics
Interests
playing the flute, reading tarot, taking walks, going for bike rides, Harry Potter
Phoebe McChesney.

Ricarda Hill ’24

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Majors
Biology, Archaeological Studies
Interests
wildlife conservation, history, British comedy panel shows, watching sports, pesto, traveling, attempting to learn languages, drawing, Irish music, homemade pasta
ricarda-hill.

Tim Martin ’22

Broward County, Florida

Majors
Economics
Interests
Poetry, Working Out, Toaster Strudels, Tupac, Backpacks, Competitions, Football, Self-Care, Shoes, and having a crisp fade and a nice lineup
Tim

Yuhki Ueda ’24

Manila, Philippines

Majors
Piano, Psychology
Interests
matcha lattes, spicy food, astrology, tarot, petrichor, dreams & daydreaming, journaling, cooking, taking long walks, and curating Spotify playlists for every mood and occasion
Yuhki Ueda.

Faculty/Staff