Meet the Staff

Meet the People Who Make OTR Happen!


Melissa Rueda: Editor-in-Chief/President/Art Editor

Melissa is a Muse Scholar who loves fine art. Although she started out only drawing, she now also enjoys painting. Currently, Melissa is studying towards a major in Studio Art and a minor in Japanese. 

Currently reading: Dracula (for the 100th time)

Last extravagant thing I ate: A bag of Haribo gummy bears.

Tanisha Williams: Vice President

This Pokemon is the rarest of its kind, you can catch her at Hunter, but she may want to kill you in self-defense.  

Last extravagant thing I ate: I had a period of my life when I ate sand because I liked how crunchy it was (I was a weird kid).

Meghan Elberti: Secretary

Meghan is a sophomore and prospective Political Science major who loves cooking and baking to relax after reading the news. When she's not taking OTR meeting minutes, you can find her daydreaming about becoming the next Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Currently reading: The Beekeeper, Wild, and ROOM (I'm always reading multiple books at a time)

Last extravagant thing I ate: Spinach ravioli with buffalo ricotta.

Kana Tateishi: Treasurer

Kana Tateishi is a junior majoring in Sociology. She is a lover of literature and any sort of art medium as she spends her free time reading banned books or wandering around obscure art galleries. 

Currently (and permanently) reading: Sylvia Plath's collected poems

Last extravagant thing I ate: (price-wise) a lobster roll (which in my opinion was NOT worth the price).

Sharon Young: Senior Publicist/Web Developer

Sharon is a senior majoring in Political Science and minoring in Economics & Media Studies. You'll probably see her on the streets of NYC with a book tucked under her shoulder whilst photographing French Bulldogs.

Currently reading: Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler

Last extravagant thing I ate: a Danish cinnamon swirl.

Srinidhi Rao: Assistant Publicist/Vice President

Meme Queen, Media Studies Major, and permanently looks like she's thirteen.  

Currently reading: Every Harry Potter Book and waiting for Tyrant's Tomb.

Last extravagant thing I ate: A piece of paper on a dare.

Andy Lopez: Prose Editor

Andy is a senior majoring in Creative Writing and minoring in Film and Theatre. Born and raised in NYC, his favorite time to read is while on the train.

Currently reading: My Year of Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh

Last extravagant thing I ate: Large Big Mac from McDonald's.

Gabrielle Luna: Prose Editor

Gabrielle (Gabi) is a senior majoring in Creative Writing. She also has a growing collection of Star Wars t-shirts and will not hesitate to tell you that Han shot first.

Currently reading: Artemis by Andy Weir

Last extravagant thing I ate: Fiery Doritos Locos Tacos with sour cream (highly recommend!).

Sheena Rocke: Poetry Editor

Hey (insert signature smiley face). I am extremely friendly and always up for going out and trying something new. I can most often be found behind my laptop playing League of Legends.

Currently reading: Webtoon comics like Let's Play and Lore Olympus (highly recommend)

Last extravagant thing you ate: 30 dollar sushi order (I love sushi too much).

Doria Wohler: Poetry Editor

Doria is a very tall Honors Student who enjoys pickled things and beginners level yoga classes. She does theater and writes a lot - Doria also enjoys talking about herself in the third person.

Currently reading: Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass

Last extravagant thing I ate: The biggest bowl of coconut curry ramen I ever did see.

Cheryl Chen: Drama Editor

Cheryl Chen is a junior double majoring in Chinese and Music, with a minor in Japanese. She loves listening to music and YouTube, occasionally going down rabbit holes, as one does.

Currently reading: Well written fanfiction, because that Wattpad BS is practically unreadable.

Last extravagant thing I ate: Lobster cooked so perfectly it almost melts in your mouth.

Kenny Perez: Art Editor

Kenny likes long walks on the beach.