Meg Rotter, Editor In Chief
Meg is a senior double majoring in journalism and communication arts, with a certificate in digital studies. Previously, Meg worked for Moda Magazine as a contributing writer, a Lifestyle Columnist and as Lifestyle Editor her junior year. Her portfolio includes work with BRAVA Magazine, CollegeFashionista, The Tab, The Mighty Mite and Feather Magazine. Meg 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.
Claire Hornacek, Deputy Editor
Claire is a senior double majoring in journalism and communication arts with certificates in digital studies and sustainability. She started out at Moda as a staff writer for the Lifestyle section last year. Claire loves writing for Moda because she gets to learn about a wide range of interesting topics from philosophy to hummus, and share that knowledge with readers. As Deputy Editor, Claire hopes to continue to help Moda flourish as an engaging and well-respected student publication.
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Alexandra (Allie) Folino, Art Director
Allie Folino is a senior studying journalism (strategic communications) with certificates in gender and women’s studies and studio art. Among a number of internships, Allie worked for a Florentine fashion blogging association in Italy as a graphic designer. She has a love for espresso, Little Debbie Chocolate Donuts and all things Italian. Upon graduation, Allie would like to work for a lifestyle, fashion or women’s publication doing graphic design and art direction. As Art Director, she looks forward to guiding Moda into uncharted design territory this year.
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Marissa Haegele, Photography Co-Director
Marissa is a junior studying sociology and legal studies along with a studio art certificate. Her interest in photography first emerged in middle school and has been a passion for her ever since. She enjoys portraiture, surrealism, landscape and photojournalism, but is looking forward to a semester focused on fashion-oriented photography. She has been a photographer with Moda for one year and is looking forward to combining her different styles and original ideas into upcoming photoshoots
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Claire Grummon, Photography Co-Director
Claire is a sophomore studying journalism and strategic communications with a certificate in studio art. She has taken photography courses at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Columbia University and the International Center for Photography. She has photographed and written for both the Daily Cardinal and The Dish magazine. Growing up near New York City has allowed her to engage with a fashion and lifestyle epicenter, and photograph the wonders that it provides. She looks forward to working for a cutting-edge magazine, surrounded by creative and passionate individuals.
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Kelsey is a senior studying strategic communication and digital studies. She is thrilled to return for her second year as a Creative Director at Moda and is looking forward to collaborating with fellow Creative Director Reilly Koch. Kelsey spent the summer working on the public relations team at classic lifestyle brand Lands’ End. Outside of Moda, she enjoys drinking iced chai, making mood boards and reading.
Reilly Koch, Creative Director Co-Chair
Anna Olla, Special Events and Recruitment Co-Chair
Anna is a senior majoring in communication arts with certificates in digital studies, graphic design and French. This past Spring, Anna explored her love for fashion while studying in Paris, France. She is obsessed with traveling, Chanel and anything chocolate. Upon graduation, Anna aspires to work for a fashion PR company in New York City or Chicago. This is her third year as the Special Events Director, and she can’t wait to grow the Moda team and plan even more successful events.
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Eva-Delilah Wieland, Special Events and Recruitment Co-Chair
Eva is a sophomore studying business human resources and management. During her freshman year, Eva fell in love with everything Moda, and is excited to be working as Special Events and Recruitment Co-Chair. She will also be collaborating with the creative team and the arts section. Eva is a femme, bubbly fashionista and who lives for yoga, morning tea and sunsets. She is excited to grow with the publication and share the Moda love with the new staff and the Madison community.
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Taylor Palmby, Marketing and Social Media Liason
Taylor is a junior double majoring in journalism and political science with certificates in gender and women’s studies, studio art and digital studies. Previously, Taylor was the Special Events Director, a member of the Creative Team and a Lifestyle Staff Writer for Moda. Taylor’s passion for journalism is also expressed through her work as Campus Editor for The Tab and her weekly radio show hosted on WSUM. Taylor’s favorite days are filled with ice cream, Badger Basketball and puppy snuggles. She is excited to expand Moda’s social media presence. Someday, Taylor hopes to sit at a desk in the Cosmo office while sipping on a chai tea latte and wearing Alexander McQueen.
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Alexa Carlson, Fashion Editor
Alexa is a senior majoring in strategic communications within the School of Journalism. Prior to her role as Fashion Editor, Alexa served as a Lifestyle and Fashion Writer, a Creative Director and as the Fashion Editorial Assistant over her past three years at Moda. Driven by her interest in the many facets of the fashion industry, Alexa’s objective is to nurture that same interest among her writers and provide the Moda reader with informed, critical and inspired coverage of history, news and trends.
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Haley Nippert, Culture Editor
Haley is a senior majoring in English literature and pursuing the gender and women’s studies certificate. Prior to taking on the role of Culture Editor during the 2015-2016 school year, she served as a staff writer in the Social section. This past year, she oversaw the creation of Moda’s Culture section, working with her staff to create intersectional and diverse content in subjects ranging from politics to fashion. She looks forward not only to expanding the Culture section and its staff, but also the generation of new content that educates readers and promotes positive social change. After graduation, she plans on attending graduate school for Secondary Education in the pursuit of becoming a high school English teacher.
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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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Darby Hoffman, Lifestyle Editor
Darby is a junior double majoring in journalism and gender & women’s studies. Previously, Darby worked as a Contributing Writer, Lifestyle Writer and Lifestyle Editorial Assistant. Her persistent desire to create beautiful, inspiring content fuels her motivations in her new role on Moda’s Editorial Board. She hopes to create a section which supplies unique, multidimensional, and substantial content to its readers. Outside of Moda, she tries to keep the creativity flowing through photography, videography, art and social media.
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Jameson Zaballos, Web Master and Men’s Editor