The Forum is excited to announce its newest board of editors! The new board is excited to spend the next year working hard to help the Forum grow and improve, all while serving the student body as best we can. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or ideas you might have. hannah

News Co-Editor: Hannah Bottum 

Hannah is a freshmen at CMC majoring in International Relations. She hails from the typically freezing suburbs of Chicago, and spends most of her days soaking up the precious California sunshine. In addition to sunbathing, Hannah’s passions include country music, social entrepreneurship, and dark chocolate.


xiaoyangNews Co-Editor: Xiaoyang Qian

Originally from Shanghai, China, Xiaoyang Qian is a freshman majoring in Economics and Computer Science. During her year as the news co-editor, she hopes to bring more voices as well as perspectives into the Forum. Don’t hesitate to contact her with any news source from exciting speakers at the Ath to America’s new move at Syria.


Life Editor: Shannon Miller


Shannon Miller is a sophomore PPE major from Berkeley, CA. One of the Forum’s outgoing News Editors this year, Shannon is excited to transition to the position of Life Editor, where she hopes to leverage the Life section’s unique niche between news and opinion to promote thoughtful, informative, and useful commentary on the topics and issues most important to students at CMC. She also hopes to make the Life section a welcome place for guest contributors and passionate, talented writers on campus to use the Forum to share their perspectives and experiences, so to any CMC writers out there, feel free to reach out if you have an article or idea you’d like to see published.  


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International Editor: Nina Kamath 

Nina Kamath is a sophomore, majoring in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics and Accounting. As the International Section Editor, she hopes to bring a voice to the international students on campus as well as highlight experiences of CMC students abroad as they travel around the world. She believes that readers can reshape their perspectives from understanding a global, international point of view. She will study off campus in the Silicon Valley next semester.

regina Opinion Editor: Regina Mullen

Although currently studying abroad in beautiful Prague, Czech Republic, Regina is excited to take on the position of the Forum’s opinion editor.  An International Relations and Literature dual major, Regina also plays for the CMS volleyball team, and as a writing consultant for the Center for Writing and Public Discourse.  She also enjoys Mexican food, the San Francisco 49ers, Latin American literature, and being in the mountains.



Copy Editor: Francesca Hidalgo-Wohlleben

Francesca Hidalgo-Wohlleben is a freshman at CMC hoping to major in PPE. One of her favorite past times is reading style guides while eating dark chocolate. As copy editor, Francesca plans to take the Forum’s grammar and punctuation to another level of greatness.




Chief Financial OfficerAseem Chipalkatti

Aseem Chipalkatti is a dual major in PPE and Middle East Studies. He is interested in domestic politics and international affairs, and hopes to have a career in one or the other some day.



Managing Editor: Tyler Sonnemaker

Bringing insights from his work with both CIE and the Writing Center, one of Tyler’s main ambitions as Managing Editor for the Forum is to help augment the value it provides for its staff, readers, and the greater CMC community. As a Philosophy & Public Affairs major, ex-Stag athlete, aspiring entrepreneur, avid writer, and music enthusiast, Tyler has had a wide array of experiences at CMC, and hopes to incorporate those perspectives in his new position. He currently resides in Pitzer’s illustrious East Hall, but has also called Portland, Houston, New Zealand, and CMC’s very own Wohlford hall home in the last year alone.

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Editor-in-Chief: Tess Hubbeling

Tess Hubbeling is a junior majoring in PPE, hailing originally from Austin, Texas. She’s excited to work for the Forum and as Editor-in-Chief she has big plans to help it become all that the student body wants it to be over the next year. She is also the RA of Wohlford and part of the CMC MUN team. She loves baking and reading more books than is probably considered healthy. If you have any ideas for the Forum or want to write an article, please reach out to her!