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.

Jennessa Bryson, Layout Editor

Jennessa is in her fourth year of the Medusa, and has served as a Director of Publicity (2019-2020) and the Editor-in-Chief (2020-2021). She will be our Layout Editor and resident Adobe-master this academic year (2021-2022). She is an English major with a Creative Writing Concentration and enjoys palling around with her Medusa friends (they’re pretty cool), and editing for Dianoia. Her heroine is her grandmother, who became a female leader in the church in the Deep South in the 1950s, when it was unheard of and ignored by anyone who didn’t like it. Outside of the Medusa, you can find her lurking around the darkroom pretending to know things about film, or roping friends into posing for grimy subway photoshoots.

“She would’ve been a good woman,” said The Misfit, “if there had been somebody there to shoot her every minute of her life.”

A Good Man is Hard to Find, Flannery O’Connor


Rowan Robins, Co-Director of Submissions

Rowan is in their third year of the Medusa and is our Co-Director of Submissions (2020-2022).

“To die is different from what anyone supposed, and luckier.”

Walt Whitman

They are an Irish Studies minor with a potential film major. They are also involved in BC R.E.A.C.T, Pride Peers, and BC E.L.L. Their female heroine is The Banshee. Outside of the Medusa, they spends their time hiding in CoRo and the MFA, and generally acting unladylike.

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.

Lilli Smith, Web Editor

“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.


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.

Amaya Sangurima, Co-Director of Publicity

Amaya is an Environmental Studies major who is involved with Stride, Madrigals, and BC Climate Justice on campus. Her female heroine is Octavia Butler, and her favorite literary quote is from Ursula K. Le Guin:

“Love doesn’t just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new.'”

The Lathe of Heaven, Ursula K. Le Guin

Outside of the Medusa, you can find Amaya in the O’Neill library fighting with the printers or taking a walk.