Meet the 2021-2022 Council


Lexie Slotterback, Editor-in-Chief

Our former Managing Editor (2020-2021), Director of Submissions (2019-2021), and Web Editor (2019-2020), Lexie is a fourth-year member of The Laughing Medusa and our current Editor-in-Chief (2021-2022). She is double majoring in English and Applied Psychology with a Creative Writing Concentration.

“Kiss me, and you will see how important I am.”

Sylvia Plath

Her female hero is a tie between her mom and Britney Spears, for obvious reasons. When she’s not managing the Medusa, you can find her working as an Associate Poetry Editor for The Adirondack Review, handing out tickets at the Robsham Box Office, writing for The New England Classic, or annoying her roommates in her very, very cool mod.

Lilli Smith, Web Editor

Lilli is a second year council member and is our current Web Editor (2021-2022). She is an English major with a Marketing Minor. Her female hero is her badass friend Carmen.

“Gibberish but high quality gibberish”

White Noise, Don DeLillo

Outside of Medusa she works at Circle, knits “weird” projects (i.e. a full knit ball gown), and attempts to gain the trust of an outdoor cat to entice it to live on her porch.

Lauren Foster, Co-Director of Publicity

Lauren is a second year council member and our current Director of Publicity (2021-2022). She is a Neuroscience major and a Studio Art minor. On campus, she’s involved in OLAA and works in the digital lab and dark room of the art department.

“When it comes time to die, let us not discover that we had never lived.”

Henry David Thoreau

Her favorite female heroes are Margaret Heafield Hamilton, the director of software engineering at NASA in 1969, and her great grandma who ended up getting her PhD in Mathematics in the 1930s and was one of the only women at her university. You can find her literally anywhere outside enjoying the warm weather before it’s gone or running around the art rooms in Devlin.

Sammy Davidson, Council Member

Sammy is one of our newest council members! She is studying Environmental Science and English. She is on the fencing team and does a lot of work with The Campus School.

“There is nothing foolish about hope.”

N.K. Jemisin

Her female hero is her mom and when she’s not at Medusa meetings, you can find her walking around the Res or taking a nap.


Marielle Caparso, Co-Director of Submissions

Marielle is a second year council member and our Co-Director of Submissions this year (2021-2022). She is double majoring in Art History and English with a Philosophy minor. On campus, she is a member of the WZBC campus radio. Her female hero is her Great Aunt Marie.

“Have read little and understood less.

James Joyce

Outside of Medusa, you can find her studying in Bapst, doing spin class, hanging out with friends at the Rat, or reading in bed.

Pam is one of our newest council members! She is a Secondary Education and English double major. She is involved in 4Boston volunteering at Y2Y, the Asian Caucus, and the Chinese Student Association.

Pam Zhou, Council Member

“He and I are closer than friends. We are enemies linked together. The same sin binds us.”

An Ideal Husband, Oscar Wilde

Her female heroines are Sappho and Audre Lorde. Outside of Medusa, you can find her kickboxing or doing yoga at the Plex, walking around campus listening to music on full blast, or eating dim sum in Chinatown.

Jules DiGregorio, Council Member

Jules is another new council member! She is double majoring in English and Art History. They are involved in APPA and work as a Peer Career Coach at the Career Center.

“All great and precious things are lonely.”

John Steinbeck

Her favorite female heroine is Artemisia Gentileschi. Outside of Medusa, they can be found painting pottery at The Clayroom, reading on a Boston Common park bench, or replacing their ever-depleting art supplies at the nearest Blick.

Molly Mitchell, Layout Editor

Molly is a first year council member and a second year English and Secondary Education major from Columbus, Ohio. She keeps an updated journal, archiving causes that she cares about most: educational justice, supporting her hometown, and that banana ice cream is heavily under-appreciated.

“i would like to be loved for such simple attainments / as breathing regularly and not falling down too often.”

Robert Hershon

On campus, Molly tours prospective high school students and works as a TA for an introductory Lynch School course. Her female heroines are her two sisters who keep her world from falling apart. Outside of Medusa, she can be found hosting Monday night tea parties in Walsh or forcing her roommates to watch Ted Lasso.