Meet Our Staff 2023


Editor-in-Chief: Molly Parks

Molly Parks is the 113th Editor-in-Chief for The Flat Hat and a junior from Haddonfield, NJ. Molly is double majoring in English and History with an intent to pursue political journalism after graduating. Outside of The Flat Hat, she is involved on campus with the Club Tennis team, Kappa Alpha Theta, and as an Orientation Aide. You can find her around the College at Swemromas listening to The Daily podcast, on the Sadler West Terrace, or at one of the Rec Center barre classes. Please email her at


Executive Editor: Vivian Hoang

Vivian Hoang is from Fairfax, Virginia and hopes to use her History and Journalism & Mass Communications double major to uplift marginalized voices through digital media. Outside of the Flat Hat newspaper, she is the Chief of Staff of Flat Hat Magazine, a Writing Resources Center peer consultant, and a teaching assistant in the Speech department. She is especially passionate about topics related to race/ethnicity, identity, anxiety, and burnout. If you spot her on campus, she’s probably furiously typing in Swem or driving away in her Squishmobile because she can’t be bothered to be perceived publicly anymore.


Managing Editor: Jake Forbes

Jake Forbes is a junior at the College of William and Mary. He is double majoring in Government and Public Policy, but has a focus in health policy. In addition to serving as Managing Editor for the Flat Hat, Jake is the President of Club Golf and a member of club gymnastics. He has worked in journalism for nine years and previously served as Editor-in-Chief of the Newtonite, his high school newspaper. Hailing from Newton, MA, Jake is a proud Boston sports fan.


Operations Coordinator: Anna Arnsberger

Anna Arnsberger ’25 is a history and government double major from DC. She is currently the Operations Coordinator and previously served as News Editor. Outside of the Flat Hat, Anna is a goalie on the club field hockey team and a member of Innocence Club.


Digital Media Editor: Adam Jutt

Adam Jutt ’25 is an economics and math double major. Aside from serving as an opinions editor with The Flat Hat, he is a member of the club tennis team and InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, and enjoys playing basically every sport under the sun (except bowling– he doesn’t care for bowling one bit and he doesn’t care who knows). In his free time, Adam can normally be found watching SNL, John Mulaney, or Parks and Rec.



News Editor: Emma Henry

Emma Henry ’25 is a History & Environmental Humanities major from Wallingford, Pennsylvania. Outside of The Flat Hat, she works as a Dining Sustainability Intern, a Communications Assistant for the Charles Center, and is a proud member of Veggie Society. Emma can often be found walking in the College Woods, using the Seek app to identify critters, or sipping coffee at Aromas.



News Editor: Daniel Kalish

Daniel Kalish ’25 is a News Editor for the Flat Hat and a sophomore from McLean, VA. Daniel studies Government and Philosophy at the College and is part of Hillel, the Theodore Roosevelt Debate Society and Bike Alliance. You can find him hanging out at the Shenkman Jewish Center or biking up and down DoG street.



News Editor: Abigail Connelly

Abigail Connelly (‘25) is an intended English major on a Pre-Law track. When she’s not working on schoolwork, she’s likely riding her bicycle for the William and Mary Cycling Team, reading, writing, or hiking and collecting rocks.




Associate News Editors:

Joseph Wehmeyer

Aafreen Ali

Sonia Samantaroy

Ian Harman

Peerawut Ruangsawasdi

Grace Martin

Chief Staff Writers

Hannah Ray

Betsy Mahoney



Opinions Editor: Avi Joshi

Avi Joshi ’26 is a prospective English major. He is a big supporter of Metal Club. He is also a member of PMA. Contact at





Opinions Editor: Mollie Shiflett

Mollie Shiflett ‘26 is a history major (probably) from Alexandria, VA who serves as one of the Flat Hat’s Opinions Editors. She is also a member of the Women’s Gold Club Soccer Team. In her off time, she is probably watching soccer or another sport, hanging out with friends, or thinking about soccer.




Associate Opinions Editors:

John Powers

Ellie Kurlander

Lauren Meyer

Bushra Bablu

Damien Kanner-Bitetti



Variety Editor: Miles Mortimer

Miles Mortimer ’25 is a sophomore from Bergen County, New Jersey, and hopes to have a degree in Finance. Outside of the Flat Hat, Miles also is a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, the Culinary Council, the Finance Academy, and also served as an Orientation Aide. In his spare time, he can be found cramming for a test in Swem or buying things from Food Lion.



Variety Editor: Agavni Mehrabi

Agavni Mehrabi is looking to double major in Government and Finance. She is from Miami, Florida, where she worked for her high school newspaper before starting her time on the Flat Hat as an intern. In terms of other student organizations, she’s a part of Archery Club, Radio Club, Moot Court, and Library Ambassadors. In her free time, you can catch her worshipping the Snicker’s Latte, jotting down poetry, or wrangling her friends into mini adventures.


Associate Variety Editors:

Grace Saunders

Summer King

Linda Li

Phebe Fahmy

Emma Halman

Ava Edwards

Ashley Cohen

Chief Features Writer:

Gabriel Black-Planas



Sports Editor: Ethan Qin

Ethan Qin ‘26 is an intended business major and currently serves as sports editor for the Flat Hat. Outside of the Flat Hat, he is a member of the Kappa Delta Rho fraternity, a counselor for Camp Kesem and a Griffin Ambassador. Ethan has worked in journalism for five years and loved contributing to his high school newspaper, the Hawk Talk. On campus you can find him at the Rec Center playing basketball, lounging in the Sunken Garden, or hanging out with his friends in Yates.


Sports Editor: Max Grill

Max Grill ‘26 is an intended CAMS major and currently serves as one of the two sports editors for the Flat Hat. Outside of the Flat Hat, Max is a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon and is working on starting the a Frisbee Gold club at the college. In his spare time, you’ll probably hear him playing Spikeball on Sunken or kicking pinecones around.




Associate Sports Editor:

Ryan Cody

Chief Sports Writer:

Elliot Lee



Video Editor: Chris Schneider

Associate Videos Editors:

Greta Bach

Alexandra Nakamitsu

Sofia Najjar

Taiga Lewis


Social Media

Social Media Editor: Camila Anderson

Camila is a freshman and officially undeclared, but she is thinking about majoring in linguistics and psychology. She is from Arlington, VA, which unsurprisingly makes her another NoVA kid. Keeping with the social theme, she is also the social chair for TBD Theatre! In her free time, she likes to write, read romance novels, play board games with her friends, and watch TV. When the weather’s nice, she can be found lounging on the Sunken Gardens and not doing her readings!


Social Media Editor: Karis Koutsourelakis

Karis Koutsourelakis (’26) is planning on majoring in chemistry and possibly minoring in economics. She is originally from Greece but has lived in Munich, Germany for the last ten years. Outside of the Flat Hat, Karis enjoys playing the guitar, shopping and hanging out with friends around campus. She is excited to be a social media editor after being a Flat Hat intern this past Fall semester!



Associate Social Media Editor:

Audrey Gunnlaugsson



Podcast Editor: Yelena Fleming

Yelena Fleming ‘25 is a Biology Major from Midlothian, Va. Often you can find them working in their marine science lab. If they’re not in ISC, you can find her reading or sketching. Go to swemromas order is a peach smoothie.




Associate Podcasts Editor:

Jenine Samara



Data Editor: Lisa Coleman

Data Editor Lisa Coleman ’25 is an Economics and Data Science double major from San Diego, California. When not frantically squinting at Excel sheets 6 inches away from the monitor, you can find her happily serving coffees as a barista at Swemromas, tweeting about reality tv moments that aired 15 years ago, or enjoying the Matoaka trails around campus. She also loves music, and is a member of William and Mary’s music sorority, Nu Kappa Epsilon, and the WM Pep Band, where she plays the flute.


Associate Data Editors:

Shradha Dinesh

Abhayprad Jha



Graphics Editor: Yelena Fleming

Yelena Fleming ‘25 is a Biology Major from Midlothian, Va. Often you can find them working in their marine science lab. If they’re not in ISC, you can find her reading or sketching. Go to swemromas order is a peach smoothie.




Associate Graphics Editor:

Catherine Storke



Copy Chief: Crystal Wang

Crystal Wang ’25 is an English and intended History major from Charlottesville, VA. Within the campus, she’s a Copy Chief for the Flat Hat, as well as a member of W&M Archery and four other on-campus publications. She can be found in Swem, frantically writing the essay she forgot about or in the Sunken Gardens scrolling through tiktok. After college, she plans to go into publishing.



Copy Editors:

Veronica Bondi

Anu Desai

Anastasia Rubis

Annabelle Glassman

Maddie Harris

Caitlin Noe

Fact Checkers:

Maddie Cassidy

Alisha Khodabocus

Jana Smith-Perry



Photos Editor: Ryan Goodman

Ryan Goodman is a government major and soon to be Film and Media Studies minor from Virginia Beach, VA. Also involved with Flat Hat Magazine, done photos for Tribe Athletics, club soccer, the theatre department, and the Ampersand Film Festival. All I do is take photos send help


Associate Photo Editors:

Samuel Li

Elliot Lee

Justin Sherlock



External Business Manager: Connor Downey

Internal Business Manager: Julia Patronik

Business Manager: Myles Rescher


Office of the Ombudsman

Standards and Practices Editor: Sarah Lynn Devendorf

Sarah is class of 2025 from Alexandria, Virginia, double-majoring in government and history. She is currently acting as the Standards and Practices Editor (Ombudsman) at the Flat Hat. As an independent section of the paper, the office works to oversee ethical and journalistic standards as well as fact-checking of articles. Additionally, it acts as a liaison between the general public and the paper should complaints arise. On campus, she is involved in William and Mary Young Democrats, the National Organization for Women, and the Conduct and Honor Advisor Program (CHAP). In her free time, she sings in the William and Mary Choir and represents the William and Mary Choir on the Fine and Performing Arts Panel for the William and Mary admissions department. After undergrad, she plans on going to law school! Sarah joined the Flat Hat in the fall of 2021.

Associate Standards and Practices Editors:

Jonah Randall

Nora Keely