The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

2022-2023 Staff

Ella Ruehsen
Editor-in-Chief

Ella Ruehsen

​(She/her) Ella Ruehsen is a senior environmental studies major with minors in political science and reporting and documentary storytelling. Before becoming the editor-in-chief, Ella was the Cynic's news editor. Throughout her tim...

Eric Scharf
Managing Editor

Eric Scharf

(He/him) Eric Scharf is a senior political science major and French minor and serves as the managing editor at the Vermont Cynic. He started at the Cynic as a photographer in 2020, before joining the editorial board as photo...

Allison McDonald
Operations Manager

Allison McDonald

(She/her) Allison McDonald is a junior business administration major and environmental studies minor and serves as the Vermont Cynic's operations manager. Prior to her role at the Cynic, Allison was a features editor for the Garden...

Catie Segaloff
Copy Chief

Catie Segaloff

(She/they) Catie Segaloff is a senior English major and music minor. Before becoming the copy chief, Catie fulfilled the role of assistant copy chief and was a copy editor. She is from Harvard, Massachusetts, participates in...

Eamon Dunn
Culture Editor

Eamon Dunn

(He/him) Eamon Dunn is a junior English major with minors in philosophy and reporting and documentary storytelling. His work in the UVM English department won the Marion Albee Award and he recently returned from a spring semester...

Elizabeth Roote
Features Editor

Elizabeth Roote

(She/they) Elizabeth Roote is a senior majoring in medical laboratory science and minoring in chemistry. Before becoming the features editor, Elizabeth was assistant features editor and a staff writer for the section. In her ...

Izzy Pipa
Illustrations Editor

Izzy Pipa

(She/her) Isabelle Pipa is a senior art and sociology major with a concentration in drawing and painting. Along with being illustrations editor, she has served as a copy editor and collaborates with the other design section o...

Halsey McLaen
News Editor

Halsey McLaen

(She/they) Halsey McLaen is a junior from Groton, Connecticut, majoring in environmental sciences with a minor in reporting and documentary storytelling. She began at the Cynic as a news reporter and later served as the assistant...

Grace Visco
Opinion Editor

Grace Visco

(She/her) Grace is a junior double major studying Spanish and secondary education. She got her start at the Cynic as an opinion staff writer and later served as assistant opinion editor. In her free time, Grace enjoys dancing,...

Sophia Balunek
Photo Editor

Sophia Balunek

(She/her) Sophia Balunek is a sophomore majoring in geography with a minor in wildlife biology. She got her start at the Cynic as a staff photographer before becoming photo editor. She has previously worked as a horse show action...

Nicole Hardy
Podcasts Editor

Nicole Hardy

(She/her) Nicole Hardy is a junior environmental science major with a minor in biology. Before becoming editor of the podcast section, Nicole served as a staff writer on the news team and an interviewer for The Cynic Roundup podcast....

Mac Mansfield-Parisi
IT Editor

Mac Mansfield-Parisi

(He/him) Mac Mansfield-Parisi is a senior from Merrimac, Massachusetts, majoring in electrical engineering. He has been part of the Cynic photo section since fall of 2019, worked for a year in the layout section, and is now the...

Ellie Scott
Digital Media Editor

Ellie Scott

(She/her) Ellie is a senior public communication major from Manchester, CT. Ellie is also an accelerated Master of Public Administration student. This past summer, Ellie worked as a Graphic Design and Marketing Intern for Burlin...

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