About the Authors

Ada Anderson is from the tiny town of Middlebury, Vermont. Ada is in the class of 2023 and when it comes to a major, she is severely undeclared although interested in English and Psychology. Ada enjoys creative writing as well as reading and writing about current issues. In her freetime, Ada loves to ski, bake, and spend time with friends and family.

Daniela Canales is a first-generation American from the beautiful and boring town of Mckinney, Texas. Currently, she is an International Studies major with a minor in Finance and plans on learning Spanish and Russian during her time at BC. In her free time, Daniela enjoys writing short stories, strumming an out-of-tune ukulele, and assembling small model bridges and buildings. After she graduates, Daniela hopes to join the Peace Corps and help develop economic opportunities for those in underprivileged communities.

Grace Chandra is Indonesian born and raised! Boston College was the first time that Grace ever lived abroad, and she has had an amazing experience so far. In the beginning of her first semester, many people asked Grace how she learned to speak English in a ‘third-world country,’ prompting Grace to focus on her writing. Outside of writing, you can find some of her artwork published in the 2019-2020 issue of the Laughing Medusa!

Olivia Colombo is a junior in Lynch, studying theology and applied psychology, and is in the five-year social work program.  She is the Managing Editor of The Torch, Boston College’s Catholic newspaper, and in her free time she can be found leading worship with the Liturgy Arts Group, planning her youth group’s next trip to a Haitian orphanage, or teaching marine science at a maritime school on Duxbury Bay.  Olivia’s life experience has lead her on the path to be a social worker, focusing on macro-practice global efforts and trauma. 

Anna Harmon has lived in Raymond, NH her whole life. Anna is majoring in English and minoring in Marketing in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences, and runs for the BC track and field team. Family is very important to Anna; she is the youngest of four and her father is one of seven boys, so she has always been surrounded by a very large extended family. Additionally, Anna grew up living across the street from her grandparents, which allowed her to form a strong bond with the two of them.

Yuka Hayashi, class of 2022, is an Applied Psychology & Human Development major with a minor in Medical Humanities. She is from Tokyo, Japan, but also spent her childhood years in Singapore. Yuka enjoys performing at football and basketball games as a member of the BC Pom Team.

Seika Kawamata is a sophomore majoring in Sociology from New York City, NY. The arts, especially dance, have always been her passion. She is currently on the e-board for Synergy Hip Hop Dance Company and prior to attending Boston College, pursued a professional career as a ballet dancer. Interested in topics related to gender, race and politics, she hopes to continue her education after Boston College in either a J.D. program or a M.A. program in Sociology.

Isabella Kehl grew up in San Bernardino, California. She is currently a sophomore in MCAS double majoring in Political Science and English. She is hoping to write a bit more in the future and explore her passions. In her free time, Isabella enjoys reading, writing, swimming, and playing water polo.

Y. Kim, Class of 2023, is a biochemistry major in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences who immigrated to the US at the age of 5 and has been living in New Jersey since. He loves to read (particularly dystopian fiction) and write. When not doing schoolwork, you can find him playing tennis or guitar.

Christa Michel is a neuroscience major from Ocean City, New Jersey. Although she spends most of her time in laboratory and clinical settings, she loves to write, and was inspired by her professors Paula Mathieu and Lisa Goodman in her freshman year to incorporate writing into her daily life. She hopes to include writing, art, and the humanities in all her future endeavors.

Summer Mills is a senior in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences from Dartmouth, Massachusetts. She is currently pursuing a Biochemistry Major, a Public Health Minor and a Medical Humanities Minor, with an interest in one day receiving a Medical Doctorate as well as a Masters of Public Health. However, she also loves studying literature and the creative freedom granted in an Arts class. With a mind that is always thinking outside of the box, Summer loves to make inventive solutions for the problems she encounters on a daily basis and to reflect on how her coursework can be applied to real-life experiences she has had. Her inquisitive nature and interdisciplinary interests have developed into the dream of one day working at the crossroads of research, healthcare, and public health.

Madison Notarianni is in the class of 2023 and is from Vienna, Virginia. She is pre-med and studying math in MCAS. She was the Editor-in-Chief of Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart’s literary magazine, Callithump, in 2019 and is overjoyed to be able to contribute her comic to Fresh Ink this year. 

Emma Oss is a biochemistry major in the class of 2022 from Rosemount, Minnesota. When she isn’t going to BC hockey games, she is volunteering with Special Olympics and Women in STEM. In the future, she hopes to continue on to medical school to become a pediatrician.

Alexa Spitz, class of 2022, is majoring in International Studies with a concentration in Ethics and Social Justice (Pre-Law track). On campus, Alexa is a Health Coach with the Office of Health Promotion and a staff photographer for The Heights. In her free time, Alexa loves to run, ski, travel, explore Boston, and go on long walks with her friends. Alexa has always loved to write and is currently a GoPeer writing tutor for students in grades K-12. One fun fact about Alexa is that she loves the fall! Alexa was born and raised in Arizona and cannot wait to experience her third year of apple picking, pretty leaves, hot lattes, and apple cider donuts!

Andrew Thomson is a rising junior studying Neuroscience and Medical Humanities who hopes to go to medical school after college. In his free time Andrew enjoys photography and running around the ‘rez’ when the weather permits. Andrew is a big fan of food and will eat anything that’s put in front of him. A favorite of Andrew’s are burritos; they’re extremely versatile. Great for first dates, cheat meals (add queso), healthy meals (add guac), or just if you’re bored of ‘Lower.’

Aneesa Wermers is someone who is more than a paragraph. She is an Applied Psychology major who is originally from Ambler, Pennsylvania, but, she has thousands of stories and moments that make up the person that she is today. Most may describe her as a Hipster Care BearTM, or as the girl with the purple hair and an affinity for green combat boots. In her free time, Aneesa loves to dabble in anything art related, ranging from dancing and singing, taking photos of anything around her, and attempting to play a plethora of musical instruments. She is also beginning to explore the world of writing by sharing her beliefs and one-of-a-kind stories in hopes of making people both laugh and learn about the world around them.

Celine Yung is a rising junior at Tufts studying Engineering Psychology and Entrepreneurship. She lives in Newton, Massachusetts and spent her freshman year at BC living on Newton Campus. While at BC, she enjoyed participating in Ascend, the Hawai’i Club, and retreats for other clubs and programs. Outside of school, Celine loves food, the Disney Parks, and designing stickers on Redbubble. As for reading and writing, she loves reading contemporary fiction and writing personal narratives. Celine estimates that she has written around four or five essays about her love for the Disney Parks.