Cara Lombardo, editor-in-chief
Year: Graduate student
Favorite thing about Madison: When I need to convince someone who has never been to Madison that it’s cool, I start with, “It’s an isthmus! It’s situated between two lakes!”
Three passions: Asking questions, entering the New Yorker’s caption contest, pasta.
Samantha Silverman, managing editor
Major: Journalism (reporting and strategic communication)
Favorite thing about Madison: How diverse the landscape is. It really gives you so many opportunities to experience many different things.
Three passions: Eating, fashion, sleeping.
Alexandria Mason, print editor
Major: Journalism, certificates in gender and women’s studies, criminal justice and AfroAmerican studies
Favorite thing about Madison: Adulting 101
Three passions: Writing for Madison 365, laughing, watching Snapped on Oxygen Channel.
Sofi LaLonde, audio/video editor
Major: Journalism (reporting), certificates in gender and women’s studies and digital studies
Favorite thing about Madison: Endless opportunities for students to get involved and make a difference.
Three passions: Listening to podcasts, drinking coffee and talking about feminism!
Gabrielle DiBenedetto, alternative story form editor
Major: Journalism and economics, certificate in math
Favorite thing about Madison: I love bike riding around the lakes and the city on all the different bike paths.
Three passions: Studying, listening to podcasts and spending time with friends.
Lisa Speckhard, copy editor
Year: Graduate student
Favorite thing about Madison: So many quality restaurants, so little time.
Three passions: Baking anything with a generous amount of chocolate chips, dancing poorly and reading murder mysteries.
Kate Jungers, copy editor
Major: Political science and journalism (reporting & strategic communications)
Favorite thing about Madison: Spotted Cow on the Terrace
Three passions: Yoga, politics, beer.
Lilly Eggert, multimedia leader
Major: Journalism (reporting and strategic Communication), certificate in digital studies
Favorite thing about Madison: I love the fact that there is always something to do in Madison no matter the temperature.
Three passions: Cooking, playing field hockey and re-watching episodes of Parks and Recreation.
Sandra Kinzer, multimedia content director
Favorite thing about Madison: *Whispers about the people, the location, the food* But seriously, probably the community.
Three passions: Rock climbing, reading, writing The Kinzerville Gazette (a family newspaper).
Matt Davis, multimedia
Major: Journalism (reporting)
Favorite thing about Madison: Being a part of the game day atmosphere on football Saturdays.
Three passions: Spending time with friends and family, getting involved with my fraternity and watching Badger athletics and all the Wisconsin professional sports teams.
Mackenzie Krumme, multimedia
Majors: Journalism and international studies
Favorite thing about Madison: Fooood! Amazing restaurants and grocery stores.
Three passions: Walking my dogs, road biking and traveling.
Jason Millis, web builder & graphic designer
Major: Journalism, certificate in Chinese
Favorite thing about Madison: I like that Madison has diverse resources, from retail stores to a world-class university to places like Sundance that there are only a few of in the world. Also the ice cream at Memorial Union is to die for.
Three passions: Listening to music, eating ice cream and making music.
Andy Stoiber, web project leader
Major: Journalism & mass communication, education policy studies certificate
Favorite thing about Madison: I love all the coffee shops. It’s a bit absurd.
Three passions: Drinking wine & being snobbish. Contemplating post-graduation possibilities and dearth of opportunities. Drinking more wine to cope with that.
Cadence Bambenek, chief designer
Major: Journalism and economics, certificate in business Chinese
Favorite thing about Madison: I think this city is visually stunning. And cheese curds.
Three passions: Reading (everything from articles to books), practicing amateur photography and listening to songs on repeat.
Gretchen Christensen, social media leader
Major: Journalism and mass communications
Year: Graduate student
Favorite thing about Madison: There’s always something new to explore.
Three passions: Reading, arguing with the BF about what to watch on Netflix and cooking.
Mike Wagner, associate professor
Favorite thing about Madison: There are so many. I love it here. I’d have to say that my favorite part about Madison is the people. From neighbors to colleagues to students, I am constantly renewed, energized and inspired.
Three passions: Kayaking on Lake Wingra with my wife and kids, catching up with old friends and playing the guitar.