Meet the 2022-2023 Council


Lillian Smith, Editor in Chief

Our former Web Editor (2021-2022), Lilli is a third-year member of The Laughing Medusa and our current Editor-in-Chief (2022-2023). She is majoring in English and spends her time outside of class working in Robsham’s costume shop.

“Gibberish but high quality gibberish.”

White Noise, Don DeLillo

Outside of Medusa she spends her time knitting “weird” projects (i.e. a full knit ball gown and a crocheted basketball jersey, shorts included), competitively updates her GoodReads account, and continues her search the best salty and sweet snack combo.

Lauren Foster, Co-Director of Submissions

Lauren is a third 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, Director of Publicity

Sammy is a second year council member. 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 third year council member and our Co-Director of Submissions this year (2021-2023). 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.

Molly Mitchell, Layout Editor

Molly is a second 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.