On the Record

2019-2020 Staff

Ysa Leon

Editor In Chief

Ysa Leon is the Editor-in-Chief of On the Record. She is a senior who is passionate about social issues and human photography. When she’s not playing lacrosse, you can find her drinking coffee, listening to Daniel Caeser, or r...

Sky Carroll

Content Director

Sky Carroll is the Content Director of On the Record, coordinating what the staff produces and how it’s produced. She has a passion for advocacy through storytelling, loves all things government and politics, and dreams of te...

Ella Treinen

Managing Editor

Ella Treinen is a senior and the Managing Editor of On the Record. She loves to uncover the stories of absolute strangers and hopes to pursue storytelling for as long as she can. When she isn’t working on the magazine, she...

Evan Showalter

Copy Editor

Evan Showalter is the Copy Editor for On the Record. He is a senior who is an assignment editor and writer for On the Record. He hopes to write impactful stories. He enjoys basketball, writing, and having fun with friends. ...

Mia Breitenstein

Photo Editor

Mia Breitenstein is a senior and the Photo Editor for On the Record. She’s been behind a camera for as long as she can remember and enjoys all kinds of photography, especially portraiture. She can typically be found out on a...

Jess Mays

Design Editor

Jess Mays is a Senior and the Design Editor for On the Record. He enjoys designing infographics and listening to early 2000s rap music. He hopes to improve his skills in online/web design this year. He enjoys hanging out with his f...

Evelyn Walford

Creative Director

Evelyn Walford is the Creative Director of On the Record. As a senior, she has spent her past three years of high school preparing to be Creative Director by enhancing her graphic design skills, learning how to be a photograph...

Katie Cummins

Asisstant Copy Editor

Katie Cummins is a junior on On the Record as Assistant Copy Editor and a writer. She loves writing long-form features and telling others’ stories. Aside from writing for On the Record, she also plays field hockey, tutors for ...

Alauryn Moore

Assignment Editor

Alauryn Moore is a junior on On the Record as an assignment editor and a writer. She has a burning passion for social justice and writing stories about highly debated topics. In her free time, you can find her hanging out with f...

Patrick Harper

Assignment Editor

Patrick Harper is a senior Assignment Editor and designer for On the Record. He’s focused on creating bold spreads with lots of colors and exciting visuals! You can find him jamming to some dope tunes in his 2000 off-white ...

Sylvia Cassidy

Assignment Editor

Sylvia Cassidy is a junior and a Digital Assignment Editor for On The Record. Sylvia has a passion for writing and a zest for web content. She can’t wait to expand OTR’s web presence.

Lainey Holland

Assignment Editor

Lainey Holland is a junior on On the Record as an Assignment Editor, photographer, and designer. She loves to capture raw moments through her portraits. If she is not taking or editing photos, you can find her drinking kombu...

Noah Keckler

Assignment Editor

Noah Keckler is the Digital Assignment Editor for On The Record. He hopes to increase the web and social media content produced by On The Record and grow our online outreach. When he’s not making videos, he can be found hangin...

Annie Whaley

Assignment Editor

Annie Whaley is a junior assignment editor in On The Record. She loves writing but she loves her team even more. If you can’t find her watching Patriot Act on Netflix or getting ready for football games with friends, she’s ...

Maddie Currie

Assignment Editor

Maddie Currie is a senior assignment editor of One the Record. She loves writing about social issues and making cute cartoons for her stories. When she isn’t at school or slicing bread at Lotsa Pasta, you can find her jammi...

Alana Fields

Marketing Team

Alana Fields is a junior on On The Record as Marketing Director. She enjoys public relations and community outreach. She spends most of her time on the field hockey field and volunteering for non-profits. Alana is proud to lead...

Jessica Carney-Perks

Marketing Team

Jessica Carney-Perks is a junior on On the record as a Marketing Assistant. Motivated to bringing perspectives to the public about local businesses and as well as promoting community events. Through all the smiles and laughs,...

Katie McCartney

Marketing Team

Katie McCartney is a junior on On the Record as a Marketing Assistant. Her passions include photography, being organized, and playing lacrosse. She loves baking and anything to do with the Netflix show Grey’s Anatomy. In the future...

Elizabeth Klein

Digital Team

Elizabeth Klein is a sophomore on On The Record as a writer for the digital team. She is passionate about human interactions and thoughts as well as social issues and enjoys taking photos. Apart from playing volleyball, she loves ...

Noah Grebe

Digital Team

Noah Grebe is a junior videographer for On The Record. He hopes to create meaningful multimedia for the Louisville community. He also enjoys swimming, watching college basketball, and making vlogs, which he plans to post on hi...

Anabel Magers

Digital Team

Anabel Magers is a Junior on the On the Record web team. She enjoys covering social justice issues. She loves to write but spends time designing too. In her free time, she can be found with her friends or exploring the outdoors...

Claire Rooney

Webmaster

Claire Rooney is the webmaster for On The Record. She coordinates website content and enjoys writing from time to time. On any given day, you can find her strumming a guitar, shooting a bow and arrow at archery practice, or h...

Marilyn Buente

Social Media Director

Marilyn Buente is a Junior on On the Record as a Social Media Manager, reporter, and illustrator. In her free time, she practices electric guitar, photography, and filmmaking. In the future, Marilyn hopes to be a filmmaker, foc...

Jacob Hamm

Staffer

Jacob Hamm is a Junior and is a writer and designer for On the Record who wants to use his skills to make an impact in the community. He is a part of the soccer and track teams. He loves reading, napping, and thunderstorms....

Grant Stromquist

Staffer

Grant Stromquist is a junior on On the Record as a designer. He has a passion for graphic design, especially infographics, and learning about social issues and journalism. Grant is also a club swimmer and dives for fun. Althoug...

Sarah Woodson

Staffer

Sarah Woodson is a junior on On The Record as a designer. She has a very big passion for graphic design and loves working with a creative approach. When she isn’t designing, Sarah is usually creating within a different medium (mu...

Gefen Yussman

Staffer

Gefen Yussman is a junior designer for On the Record. She enjoys creating flat design characters of her friends and redesigning logos. In her free time, you will find her shopping at Goodwill, in an escape room, or eating at Noo...

John Woodhouse

Staffer

John Woodhouse is a sophomore writer for On the Record Magazine. He enjoys writing about tough issues. In his free time, he enjoys running with his friends, going on hikes, or rocking out to Megan Thee Stallion

Whitney Nguyen

Staffer

Whitney Nguyen is a sophomore at duPont Manual, is also a reporter and writer for On the Record. She’s especially interested in the stories that usually aren’t in the spotlight, but also social issues as well, and is devote...

Faith Lindsey

Staffer

Faith Lindsey is a junior and the Lead Photographer on On the Record. She is an avid Prince fan and knows most of the dance moves, beats, and ad-libs to Beyonce’s Homecoming. Catch her trying her best to live a radically po...

Samuel Watkins

Staffer

Samuel Watkins is a sophomore writer for On the Record, as well as a speech and debate fanatic. He holds a deep love for storytelling in all forms and hopes to ultimately make a positive difference—at least, right after fin...

Lily Wobbe

Staffer

Lily Wobbe is a sophomore staff writer for On The Record. She loves learning about people, culture, and social issues, and she’s especially interested in politics and the government. After school, she’s almost always dancing,...

Payton Carns

Staffer

Payton Carns is a junior on On the Record this year as a writer. She is passionate about reporting on social issues, especially raising awareness of mental health issues. She runs cross country and loves to read romance novels...

Justin Price

Staffer

Justin Price is a sophomore writer for On The Record. He is passionate about issues relating to inequality and other prominent social justice problems that we face as a society today. When he isn’t working on his next story, Jus...

Marjorie Mays

Staffer

Marjorie Mays is a sophomore designer on On the Record. She enjoys typography and designing page layouts. Marjorie is a dedicated member of the field hockey team and is also on the sophomore steering committee. If any Taylor Swift so...

Lillian Metzmeier

Staffer

Lillian Metzmeier is a junior and a lead reporter for On The Record. She has a fierce love for journalism and covering issues in the most inclusive and honest ways, and hopes she can pursue this passion outside of high school...

James Jean-Marie

Staffer

James Jean-Marie is a junior on On the Record with a position as a Designer. His passions include photography, soccer, and having a good time with friends. In his free time, you can find him playing around in Photoshop, hanging ...

Yaara Aleissa

Staffer

Yaara Aleissa is a Sophomore on On the Record as a writer. Having a passion for social justice issues and inequalities throughout the world. Some fun facts about her are that she does karate and currently working her way up to a ...

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