Jen is a senior double majoring in journalism and communication arts. Previously, Jen worked as a contributing writer, Fashion Writer and then Moda’s Lifestyle Editor for two years. During her time at UW-Madison, Jen enjoyed exploring the world of journalism in many different facets, including editorial, print and broadcast work. Her portfolio includes work with The Madison Times as a reporting intern, Looksima Style as a fashion editorial intern, WSUM as a talk show co-host, Entercom Radio as a promotions team member and various collegiate student rep positions. Jen strives to continue expanding Moda as UW’s only fashion and lifestyle magazine during her year as EIC, and she hopes to continue her passion for editorial work following her graduation next May.
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Emma is a senior studying journalism with a certificate in graphic design. Prior to becoming Deputy Editor, Emma served as a Fashion Writer throughout her sophomore and junior years. With a love of fashion and organization spurring her forward, she hopes to continue the legacy of those before her: ensuring that Moda continues to produce professional, groundbreaking content by inspiring writers to work outside of their comfort zone and pursue greatness.
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Courtney is a senior majoring in Communication Arts. Prior to becoming Marketing & PR Director, she planned UW Fashion Week’s Couture and Cocktails event her sophomore year and served as both a lifestyle staff writer and the social media coordinator her junior year. For the past two summers she has teamed up to write a summer column, Summer in the City and then Summer in the BIG City. This past summer, Courtney interned for Neely by VNB in New York City. She has also interned with CollegeFashionista, as both a writer and an editorial intern, for over two years. Courtney plans to spend her final year at Moda expanding readership, involvement and excitement over each issue, article and event.
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Kallan Swenson, Creative Director
Kallan is a junior pursuing a degree in retail with certificates in business and German. This past year she served under the Creative Director as part of the Creative Team. Kallan is ecstatic to be part of MODA staff and the creative process. Turning an idea into reality, inspiring those who view the visuals, is what drives her passion for creative directing. She loves traveling, coffee, shopping and country music.
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Marissa is a senior majoring in journalism with an emphasis in strategic communications and pursuing a certificate in digital studies. As a former Fashion Writer and Fashion Editorial Assistant, she is excited to continue her work for the magazine as Fashion Editor this year. She aims to continuously develop innovative and relevant fashion content that both inspires and informs. Although this is one her passions, she is also intrigued by the world of digital marketing. Pursuing a career where she can combine these interests, Marissa interns as a social media community manager for Ideas That Evoke, a niche agency working mostly with luxury and beauty brands. Her passion for writing and inspiring through fashion came into being through this magazine, so she is thrilled to finish off her time with both it and UW by helping others do the same.
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Meg is a junior majoring in journalism with certificates in digital studies and studio art. Prior to assuming her role as Lifestyle Editor for Moda, Meg worked as a Lifestyle Writer and columnist during her freshman and sophomore years. In her new role, Meg hopes to further develop Moda’s Lifestyle Section and to add additional focus to beauty-related content. This summer, Meg worked in Madison as an editorial intern for BRAVA Magazine. Upon graduating, Meg aspires to move to New York City to work for a major fashion and lifestyle publication.
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Haley Nippert, Culture Editor
Haley is a junior majoring in biochemistry and microbiology, hoping to pursue a career in medical research. This is her first year as an editor, having been a staff writer for the Social Section last year. Her passion for social justice and political activism are driving forces behind the Culture Section this year, and she looks forward to connecting with new and old writers to produce intersectional and diverse content. She looks forward to expanding the section along with her staff and working to engage Madison’s student population in the community.
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Margaret Duffey, Arts Editor
Margaret is a sophomore planning to major in journalism. While she always possessed an interest in art, the time she spent this past year working as an Arts Writer and the Arts Editorial Assistant made her fall deeply in love with it. Inspired by her predecessor and with the help of a talented staff, she aims to cover news in the art world on both local and global scales. While sharing her passion for nearly anything art related, she hopes to generate meaningful and interesting content for the Madison community this year. Her three favorite things are vintage denim, Chelsea galleries, and Bradbury’s coffee.
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Dan Kershner, Men’s Editor
Dan is a senior studying Strategic Communications and History at UW. Although documenting menswear is his current focus, Dan also pays close attention to the music, film, and automotive worlds. As a staff writer and photographer last year, Dan explored cultural intersections between fashion, music, and other areas of interest for the stylish collegiate. As men’s editor, Dan strives to publish stories illustrating the cutting edge in these scenes while drawing connections between them and Wisconsin’s style conscious student body.
Roberto is a senior studying Psychology and Life Science Communications with interest in pursuing a career at a fashion magazine. Born and raised in a small town in rural Mexico, Roberto developed a rebellious attitude towards fashion in a traditional environment which can be seen through the styling of some of his personal work. With six years of photography experience, Roberto hopes to help contribute exceptional images to Moda as well as knowledge about photography to interested contributors.
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Allie Folino, Art Director
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Jameson Zaballos, Web Master