The Vermont Cynic

2017-2018 Staff

Genevieve Winn

Illustrations Editor

Genevieve has been illustrating for the Cynic since Fall 2016 and became the Illustrations Editor in Fall 2017. She also loves to write, but spends most of her time sketching. She is a Sophomore at UVM. She has loved art all her...

See Genevieve Winn's profile

John Riedel

Senior Staff Writer

John Riedel has been a staff writer for the Cynic since August 2014 and was News Editor from November 2015 to January 2017. He has covered environmental issues on campus and abroad, as well as local crime and University administration. John...

See John Riedel's profile

Izzy Siedman

Life Editor

Izzy Siedman is a sophomore at UVM with an English major and a writing concentration. She joined the Cynic in September of 2016, starting as a writer for the Life section before becoming Assistant Life Editor in the January 2017....

See Izzy Siedman's profile

Erika B. Lewy


Erika B. Lewy has been the Cynic editor-in-chief since spring 2017 and a staff writer since fall 2016. She has covered campus and national protests, local breaking news and Burlington community events. Before transferring to ...

See Erika B. Lewy's profile

Dean Wertz

Mulitmedia Editor

Off the bat, Dean Wertz enjoys a hot cup of coffee, no matter the outside temperature. He likes what he calls, “concrete jungle hikes” which essentially means walking aimlessly around a city. His favorite book is Franny and...

See Dean Wertz's profile

Katie Brobst

Assistant Life Editor

I am an English and Film & Television Studies double major here at UVM. I was homeschool through high school and transferred here after attending CCV’s Early College Program. I’ve been writing for the Cynic since Spring...

See Katie Brobst's profile

Bridget Higdon

Arts Editor

Bridget Higdon is a second-year English major who has been writing for the Arts section of the Cynic since September 2016. After spending two semesters as an assistant editor, she was promoted to the position of Arts Editor in...

See Bridget Higdon's profile

Greta Bjornson

News Editor

Greta Bjornson is a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences majoring in Studio Art and English, with a concentration in writing. She is currently the editor of the News section, but prior to this was assistant Life editor,...

See Greta Bjornson's profile

Lily Keats

Layout Editor

Lily is the layout editor for the Vermont Cynic and has been contributing to the paper since fall 2016. She began as a page designer, and was then the assistant layout editor before starting as the layout editor in the spring o...

See Lily Keats's profile

Healy Fallon

Oddities Editor

Healy Fallon has been writing for the Cynic since the fall of 2016. When not writing for the Cynic, Healy is probably listening to Kate Bush in the woods, or probably working on their watercolor portrait of Skai Jackson, or probably...

See Healy Fallon's profile

Ben Elfand

Arts Editor

Ben Elfland is the editor of the arts section of the Vermont Cynic. Ben is a first semester junior at the University of Vermont where he studies public communication in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. He began his...

See Ben Elfand's profile

Eribert Volaj

Sports Editor

Eribert Volaj is a senior in the Grossman Business School at the University of Vermont. He is currently studying Marketing and Global Business with a minor in English. Eribert started writing for the Vermont Cynic in the spring...

See Eribert Volaj's profile

Olivia Bowman

Managing Editor

Olivia Bowman is the current Managing Editor of the Vermont Cynic. Hailing from New Jersey, she is now a sophomore at the University of Vermont with an Undeclared major. Olivia joined the Cynic in October of 2017. She began as...

See Olivia Bowman's profile

Connor Allan

Web Editor

Connor is a Sophomore at the University of Vermont, majoring in Computer Science. Connor joined the cynic in April of 2016. Then in December was put in charge of being the web editor. He was first a junior web staff member, then...

See Connor Allan's profile

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883
Staff Page