Staff

Sam Jones
Editor-in-Chief
Sam (she/her) is the Editor-in-Chief of Bell. She is a third year majoring in Journalism with certificates in Environmental Studies and Development Economics. Sam is also an Opinion Editor for The Daily Cardinal and a Co-Host of Earthspeak Radio through WSUM. 

Lauryn Azu
Managing Editor
Lauryn (she/her) is the managing editor for Bell, with works also appearing in the Detroit Free Press, The Upstart and The West Bloomfield Spectrum. She is a current freshman at UW-Madison planning to study journalism.

Molly Meyer Kehoe
Managing Editor
Molly (she/her) is an Editor and Staff Writer for Bell. She is a second-year at UW-Madison studying Journalism, Political Science and History. 

Claire Pieper
Social Media Editor
Claire (she/her) is the Social Media Editor for Bell. She is in her second year and is majoring in marketing with a certificate in digital studies.

Editors

Shwetha Nagarajan
Shwetha (she/her) is an editor for Bell. She is a sophomore and is double majoring in Marketing and Economics with a certificate in Asian American Studies. Shwetha also works as a Marketing Intern at the Wisconsin Union.

Yunjeong Lee
Yunjeong (she/her) is an editor for Bell. She is a junior at UW Madison and is studying Communication Arts and is on the Pre-Optometry track.

Alex Johnson-Fry
Alex Johnson-Fry (he/him) is a staff writer and editor for Bell. He is a second-year at Madison studying Economics, Political Science and Gender & Women’s Studies.

Riley Sumner
Riley Sumner (he/him) is a staff writer and editor for Bell. He is a second year student planning to major in Computer Science and Journalism.

Staff Writers

Julia De Georgeo
Julia (she/her) is a staff writer for Bell. She is a second-year at UW-Madison studying Biology and Gender Studies.

Eleanor West
Eleanor (she/her) is a part of Bell’s Social Media Team. She is a junior at the UW-Madison and is double majoring in Life Sciences Communication and Psychology.

Julia Buskirk
Julia (she/her) is a staff writer and graphic designer for Bell. She is a second-year student at UW-Madison with broad interests, including Conservation Biology and English.

Tamia Fowlkes
Tamia (she/her) is a staff writer for Bell. She is a second-year at UW-Madison planning on majoring in Journalism and Political Science.

Anna Bucklar
Anna (she/her) is a staff writer for Bell. She is a first-year student studying Political Science and Economics.

Maya Cherins
Maya (she/her) is a staff writer for Bell. She is a second-year student at UW-Madison studying Gender and Women Studies and Community and Non-Profit Leadership.

Madeleine LeTendre
Madeleine LeTendre (she/her/hers) is a staff writer for Bell. She is a first-year student at UW-Madison, whom for now is planning to study Anthropology with a certificate in Educational Policy Studies.

Maddie Block
Maddie Block (she/her/hers) is a staff writer for Bell. She is a freshman at UW-Madison and is intending to study Investigative Journalism on a Pre-Law track.

Anna Shabelman
Anna Shabelman (she/her/hers) is a staff writer for Bell. She is a first-year student at UW-Madison studying Special Education

Kate Hertz
Kate Hertz (she/her) is a Staff Writer for Bell and first-year student at UW-Madison. She is studying in the school of Letters and Sciences, with interests in Marketing, Journalism, and Communications

Dylan Arlo Witte
Dylan Arlo Witte (they/them) is a part of Bell’s writing staff. They are a junior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison studying Life Science Communications, LGBTQ+ Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, and Classical Studies.

Minnie Cooper
Minnie Cooper (she/her/hers) is a Staff Writer for Bell. She is a second-year student at UW-Madison planning on majoring in Political Science and Journalism.

Lauren Meyer
Lauren Meyer (she/her/hers) is a staff writer for Bell. She is a freshman at UW-Madison and is currently studying in the school of Letters and Sciences. Her interests include Communication Arts, Journalism, and Gender and Women’s Studies.

Vaathsalya Karpe
Vaathsalya Karpe (she/her/hers) is a staff writer for Bell. She is a sophomore at UW-Madison majoring in Computer Science with certificates in Studio Art (with a focus in Graphic Design), and Integrated Studies in Science, Engineering and Society (ISSuES).

Anna Slatter
Anna Slatter (she/her/hers) is a staff writer for Bell. She is a sophomore at UW-Madison studying journalism with a focus on strategic communications and French.