Staff

Ruth Brandt, editor in chief

Ruth is a senior studying Strategic Communication, Spanish and Political Science. Her most recent adventure was a semester studying abroad in Seville, Spain, this past spring (and she’s already dying to go back). When she’s not planning her next adventure, you’ll find Ruth reading, writing or looking for new music to listen to.

Sophia Dramm, editor in chief

Sophia is a studying Journalism & Mass Communication and History. She studied abroad in London in spring 2017 during the best semester of her life, and is still in denial that she had to leave. Her dream is to live and work in London again some day. When she’s not thinking about London, Sophia enjoys dancing, listening to music and watching Game of Thrones.

Kenzie Bryant, art director

Kenzie Bryant is a senior Bachelor of Fine Arts student studying Graphic Design, Photography and Entrepreneurship. She grew up traveling the world as a competitive Irish dancer, and spent a semester abroad studying and interning in London. Her dream is to one day (hopefully soon) move back to London with her puppy, Addison, and work for a fashion house or magazine. During Kenzie’s “free time” (because who really has free time these days), she enjoys binge watching TV, painting and pouring through old fashion magazine issues.

Genevieve Vahl, assistant art director

Genevieve is a sophomore studying Journalism and Mass Communication with a certificate in Digital Studies. She most recently has visited Colorado, Seattle and Chicago. Even within the U.S. she finds adventure both in the mysterious outdoors and striking cities this country has to offer. She hopes to continue traveling alone next year through study abroad. In the mean time being in nature, making art and yoga are among her favorite pass times when she is not exploring new places.

Rachel Pope, editor

Rachel is a senior studying History and Communication Arts with a certificate in German. In the spring of 2016, she studied abroad in Utrecht, Netherlands, and left a little piece of her heart every quintessentially Dutch place she visited. When she’s not dreaming of traveling the world, she is reading a book or binging a new TV show.

Samantha Mintz-Agnello, editor

Samantha is a sophomore studying Political Science and Journalism. Her most recent adventure was to Australia and Fiji, where she hopes to be able to visit again one day, while her bucket-list destination is Thailand. Samantha plans to study abroad next year, but for now, she enjoys writing, spending time with her dogs, and listening to music.

Isaac Buttke, editor

Isaac is a senior studying Marketing and International Business. He just got returned home from studying abroad in Germany, where he had the chance to visit many other countries like the Netherlands, Portugal, France and Denmark to name a few. Isaac is incredibly passionate about sports and music, but he loves to casually write in his free time as well.

Paige Strigel, editor and staff writer

Paige is a sophomore studying English Literature and Journalism. She caught the travel bug during a trip to Italy in high school and has been planning trips ever since! Her next adventure will be solo backpacking in Scotland this spring, and she plans to study abroad next year, but in the meantime she loves figure skating, yoga and cooking.

Emma Liverseed, staff writer

Emma is a sophomore double majoring in English and Spanish. She’s super excited about working with Souvenirs because it combines her two favorite activities: writing and traveling. Whether it’s a visit to the Wisconsin northwoods or a trip to the Italian coast, any travel is good travel, according to Emma.

Allison Streckenbach, staff writer

Allison is a junior majoring in International Studies and Human Geography with a certificate in European Studies. She studied abroad for a month last summer in Rio de Janeiro and is currently studying abroad in Leeds, England. Previously, she has spent time in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic working on her Spanish. Allison’s bucket list includes crossing off each natural and manmade wonder of the world. In her free time, she likes to use Duolingo, take naps, try new recipes and daydream about owning a pet hedgehog.

Megan Janssen, staff writer

Megan is a sophomore studying Journalism and Mass Communication and Spanish. In the past few years, she has spent time in numerous countries, her favorites being Sweden and Greece. Megan loves learning different languages and about other cultures and plans to study abroad in Madrid or Buenos Aires her junior year. When she’s not looking up flights or trolling travel blogs, Megan loves running, making healthy food and reading.

Diana Powers, staff writer

Diana is a freshman studying Biochemistry on the pre-med track. When she isn’t studying, she loves to capture the beauty of her travels through photography and by writing in her travel journal. Aside from constantly wanting to catch a flight out of Wisco and to somewhere full of unknown sights, she spends her free time running on Lakeshore path and hammocking in the sun. This summer she plans to backpack in Canada and can’t wait to share the stories with Souvenirs!

lauraLaura McGlynn, staff writer

Laura is a senior studying Strategic Communication but is happiest getting lost in foreign places. She has worked as an au pair in Southern California, volunteered in Costa Rica, solo backpacked through part of Central America and, most recently, took a semester off to spend six months backpacking across Australia and Thailand. When she’s not catching flights, she’s usually catching sunsets at the Terrace.

mollyMolly Frisch, blogger

Molly is a sophomore majoring in Political Science and Education Studies. She is currently studying abroad in London, and it’s her first time outside of the continental United States! She loves hunting for cute local pubs, seeing shows in Piccadilly Circus and most of all, taking pictures of scenic London!