2019-2020 STAFF LIST


Shelby Spohn
Shelby Spohn ‘20 is a Biochemistry major with a minor in Political Science and a concentration in Health, Science, and Society. She is currently the Editor-in-Chief in her third year with SURJ. She continues to overcommit herself by acting as an EMT on the Executive Board of Clark’s Rapid Response team, volunteering in the endoscopy suite at UMass Memorial, and serving on the Pre-Health Society Executive Board. Her favorite Worcester meal is the vegetarian khao soi at Thai Time and she’ll be sad to leave it when pursuing a Master’s of Public Health prior to applying to medical school.
Liana Shpani
Executive Editor
Liana Shpani ’21 is a physics and math double major with a minor in computer science. She was born and raised across the ocean in Albania and moved to the United States in her freshman year of college. She is the executive editor and web editor in her second year with SURJ. She is also a teaching assistant in the math and physics departments. Her dream is to pursue a career in academia and research. Few of her favorite things are coffee, cats, sleep and pasta. She also loves finding new spots around campus to do her problem sets in.
Morgan Hylton
Editor of Copy Editing and Content
Morgan Hylton ’21 is an English and Community, Youth, and Education Studies double major with aspirations to attend law school. This is her third year with SURJ, and her first as Editor of Copy Editing and Content. She is also a Student Ambassador at Undergraduate Admissions, a Small Group Leader and Coordinator for InterVarsity Fellowship, a Peer Learning Assistant in the English Department, and an Intern for the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office in the Juvenile Court division. Morgan’s favorite study spot is the caf, where she has free access to her three favorite things: friends, black coffee, and cookies ‘n crème ice cream.
Emma Carleton
Emma Carleton ‘20 is an Art History and Studio Art double-major and the Editor of Design and Layout for this year’s journal. This is her second year on the editorial board and she is excited to design another edition of SURJ. In the near future, Emma plans on attending graduate school for arts education. Going beyond Clark’s campus, she enjoys exploring the food and art scenes around Worcester and will be sad to leave once she graduates.
Nadav Battat
Editor of Peer Review
Nadav Battat ‘20 is a Philosophy major with minors in both Physics and Mathematics. He is currently enrolled in the 5th-year Masters of Science in Finance program. He has been involved in SURJ since his freshman year, serving on the editorial board last year as Deputy Editor and currently serving as Editor of Peer Review.
Owen Ganter
Editor of Peer Review
Owen Ganter ‘21 is a Physics major with a minor in Chemistry. He has worked as a peer reviewer for SURJ in the past, and this year is serves as Editor of Peer Review. Owen is also a Teaching Assistant and conducts research in the Physics Department. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, sailing and fishing.
Maddy Molina
Deputy Editor
Maddy Molina ‘22 hopes to be an International Development and Social Change and Economics double major. This is her first year with SURJ as a Deputy Editor of Peer Review. When she’s not dragging herself to the library or a study room to do work, you can find her napping, at the gym, or by her loud voice. Her favorite things about Clark are hanging out with her friends in their fairy light lit suite and pretending not to know that Clark’s vegan cupcakes do in fact have gluten, which she has a small allergy to.
Kezia Moros-Achong
Deputy Editor
Kezia Moros-Achong ‘20 is a History major with a concentration in U.S. History, with plans to pursue Clark’s fifth-year program in Public Administration. This is her first year apart of SURJ as a Deputy Editor of Peer Review, and her favorite thing about it is learning about research topics that students are passionate about. Originally from Miami, Florida, her favorite thing she’s experienced at Clark is the snow. When she is not frolicking in the snow, you can find her enjoying a caramel blast from Jazzman’s, explaining an elaborate old movie plot to her friends, or watching shows in the Caf while enjoying the oatmeal raisin cookies.