Editor in Chief

Clare Godfryd is a senior studying Philosophy, Politics, and Economics with a focus in business ethics. Her favorite book is The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera. Outside of Xylem, Clare interns for a business research nonprofit and is an aspiring half marathoner. A few of her favorite things are fantasy books, independent film, and thrifted fashion.

Advertising/PR Committee Chair

Elly Salah

Editing Committee Chair 

Maya Simonte is an RC junior majoring in Creative Writing. She has a vendetta against John Green for the havoc he wreaked on the Young Adult genre as a whole from 2012 to 2016, and spends her free time rereading Wendy Mass novels that she first read in middle school (spoiler: they’re still incredible). Apart from Xylem, Maya is also the prose editor of the Residential College’s literary magazine, the RC Review, and a tutor at the Sweetland Peer Writing Center.

Events Committee Chair


Finance Committee Chair

Simran Malik is a senior studying Comparative Literature and Computer Science.  She loves playing piano, writing, reading in the law quad, and listening to movie scores.  Her favorite book is Jesus’ Son by Denis Johnson.  She hopes to one day publish a collection of short stories on the extraordinary ordinaries of life.

Layout and Design Committee Chair

Maia Muzumdar

Submissions Committee Chair

Natasha Vatalaro