Editors of the Emory Wheel

Editor-in-Chief
Zak Hudak is a College senior from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, majoring in Classics and Philosophy. He attended The Hill School, a boarding school outside of Philadelphia, where he found a passion for journalism under the guidance of Tony Reid, a former Washington Post editor and copy chief of two Pulitzer Prize-winning teams. Zak joined the Wheel’s Editorial Board his freshman year as assistant sports editor and most recently worked as the paper’s managing editor. He is a fanatical baseball fan and impatiently awaits the Pirates’ first World Series win of his lifetime.
Executive Editor
Julia Munslow is a College junior from Providence, Rhode Island, majoring in Creative Writing and English and Psychology. She started writing for the Wheel in the fall of her freshman year, joined the Wheel’s Editorial Board that spring and most recently served as arts & entertainment editor. In addition to the Wheel, she is an IDEAS Fellow. She enjoys photography, cats, travel and dancing poorly at concerts.
Managing Editor
Samuel Budnyk is a Music Composition and Comparative Literature double major in the class of 2017. He has been involved with the Wheel since the spring of his freshman year and has been on the Wheel’s Editorial Board since the fall of his sophomore year.
Managing Editor
Elana Cates is a College senior from San Diego, California, majoring in English and History. She joined the Wheel's Editorial Board her sophomore year as sports editor. In addition to the Wheel, Elana is also a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and the Student Alumni Board.
Copy Chief
Michelle Lou is a College sophomore from Irvine, California, majoring in Economics and International Studies. When she isn’t deleting Oxford commas, she likes to eat macaroni and cheese and watch Adventure Time (preferably at the same time).
News Editor
Anwesha Guha is a College junior from Montgomery, Alabama, majoring in English and Quantitative Science with a concentration in biology. She started writing for the Wheel her freshman year in the arts & entertainment section, but joined the news section at the beginning of her sophomore year. In addition to the Wheel, she researches, tutors, binges on television shows and acts like she knows what she's doing with her life.
News Editor
Emily Sullivan is a College junior from Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, currently majoring in International Studies. She began writing for the Wheel's arts & entertainment section during her freshman year and joined the news section at the beginning of her sophomore year. Emily dances whenever she can and is interested in the relationship between journalism and human rights issues.
Special Projects Editor
Jacob Durst is a Goizueta Business School senior from Dallas, Texas. He breaks news.
Opinion Editor
Brian Taggett is a College sophomore from Kalamazoo, MI, pursuing majors in Political Science and Latin American & Caribbean Studies. He began writing for the Wheel's opinion section in the spring of his freshman year and joined the Editorial Board this semester. Between referring to carbonated beverages as "pop" and unabashedly cheering for the Detroit Tigers and Red Wings, Brian is about as Michigan as they come.
Arts & Entertainment Editor
Brian Savino is a College sophomore from Westchester, New York, majoring in Chemistry. He joined the Wheel in the fall of his freshman year and became the gaming critic. His dance style resembles the movements of a deranged chicken and he is an avid Conan O'Brien fan.
Associate Editor
Hannah Conway is a College junior studying life-writing, narrative and memory studies through Emory’s American Studies major with a minor in Media Studies. In addition to the Wheel, Hannah is a member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority and a frequent concert-goer. She will be studying abroad in Copenhagen during the fall 2016 semester.
Emory Life Editor
Alisha Compton is a College sophomore from Chantilly, Virginia, majoring in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology and English and Creative Writing. She has been on the Wheel's Editorial Board since the fall of her freshman year. In addition to the Wheel, she is a sister of Gamma Phi Beta and is involved in mental health advocacy on campus through organizations such as Sexual Assault Peer Advocates (SAPA).
Sports Editor
Andrew Burnside is a College senior from Salt Lake City, Utah, majoring in political science and economics. He is a loyal Boston Red Sox fan, and enjoys all forms of football.
Sports Editor
Avery Yang is a College sophomore from Pasadena, California, by way of New York City. Grantland — the website — was his first love. He uses too many em dashes. Ask him about any MLB, NBA or NFL — maybe even an NHL — season in the last 25 years and he will not only tell you the champion of the season, but also the runner up, and, if needed, the amount of games the championship series went to. He doesn’t know what he’s going to major in because he forgets to worry about that issue. If Emory still had a journalism department, he'd probably major in that.
Senior Layout Editor
Hayley Silverstein is a French major and Political Science minor who hopes to attend medical school after graduating in 2018. She joined the Wheel her freshman year as the assistant student life editor, and she later became the Emory life editor. Now, she holds the role of senior layout editor, and she is excited to see how the Wheel continues to progress.
Social Media Editor
Dana Youngentob is a College junior from Potomac, Maryland, majoring in International Studies. She joined the Wheel's Editorial Board her freshman year as social media editor. In addition to the Wheel, Dana is involved with Emory Student Ambassadors and the Sigma Delta Tau sorority.
Photo Editor
Ruth Reyes is a College sophomore from Miami, Florida, who doesn’t know what to do with her life. She grew to love journalism in high school, as the photo editor, writer and photographer of The Harbinger at Miami Lakes Educational Center. Now she aspires to work for The Walt Disney Company, The New York Times or Teen Vogue. If all else fails, she hopes to own a secondhand-bookshop-cafe where she can read Hemingway all day every day.
Video Director
Hagar Elsayed is native-born Egyptian from Atlanta, Georgia. She is a junior in the College double majoring in Film Studies and Sociology. She is involved in media production of all sorts, from video and photo production to graphic design and animation. She is passionate about social justice and social change, particularly with issues of racial inequality, feminism and education reform. She enjoys warm weather, poetry and food.
Video Director
Leila Yavari is a College junior from Atlanta, Georgia, majoring in Film Studies with a minor in community building and social change. She joined the Wheel her freshman year as part of the digital team. Leila is interested in filmmaking and film history, advocating for social justice, the Baha’i Faith and everything to do with Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Senior Digital Editor
Tarrek Shaban is a College junior from Roswell, Georgia, majoring in Computer Science and Political Science. Tarrek joined the Wheel two years ago as part of the web team and has lead efforts to redesign the Wheel's website. He is excited to see the Wheel's new multimedia strategy come to fruition. He is a self-professed Apple enthusiast and follows too many television shows to name.
Digital Editor
Brandon Fuhr is a College senior from Briarcliff Manor, New York, pursuing a triple major in art history, forensics and nuclear neuroscience. Jokes. This kid is straight Business School material. When he isn’t studying corporate finance, you can find him spinning, playing FIFA or at Chic-Fil-a (or all three at once). He is a digital editor for the Wheel and works to create digital features and ensures the website is fully functioning. More importantly, he is responsible for ensuring no Wheel editor goes home hungry. Orchestrating meals for a group of 20 college kids is no easy feat, but he strives to never disappoint.
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