Leadership Team


Dana Bredeweg

Me In A Tweet: Book enthusiast, office supplies collector, & storytelling fanatic. Find her climbing trees, petting cats, and perfecting winged eyeliner.
Favorite Reading Spot: The back patio of my mom’s farm house overlooking the garden and horse pasture.
Favorite Book: The Lord of The Rings series by J.R.R. Tolkien. Yes, all three of them.
Email me: bredeweg@uoregon.edu


Melanie Burke

Me In A Tweet: I grew up in libraries & back sections of second-hand stores. Faves: Hist fiction, graphic novels, memoirs. Proud Hufflepuff. Book-A-Holic.
Favorite Reading Spot: In a comfy chair with my dog.
Favorite Book: Written on the Body by Jeanette Winterson.
Email me: mnb@uoregon.edu


Maya Lazaro

Me In A Tweet:Cali transplant who doesn’t mind a little (okay, a lot) of rain now and then. Recovered Pinterest craft addict. I collect impractical shoes.
Favorite Reading Spot: I’d have one but my cat won’t let me.
Favorite Book: Wigfield: The Can-Do Town That Just May Not by Stephen Colbert, Amy Sedaris, and Paul Dinello. A little-known treasure by some of comedy’s greats.
Email me: mlazaro@uoregon.edu


Erik Bender

Me In A Tweet: Camera guy, avid outdoorsman & action sports enthusiast. Would one day like to produce a documentary on wildlife conservation.
Favorite Reading Spot: In the car on a long drive (audiobook fan).
Favorite Book: A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin.
Email me: bender@uoregon.edu


Jordan Bentz

Me In A Tweet: Yes: all-weather soccering, sushi, bikes, friendly dogs & the movie Predator. No: network sitcoms, mayonnaise, name-dropping & dubstep.
Favorite Reading Spot: Anywhere with a drink.
Favorite Book: The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami.
Email me: bentz@uoregon.edu


Ed Madison

Me In A Tweet: I’m a journalism professor at the University of Oregon and enjoy reading nonfiction and biographies.
Favorite Reading Spot: At home by the fireplace.
Favorite Book: Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson.
Email me: madison2@uoregon.edu



Trevor Fonvergne

Me In A Tweet: I’m a sophomore at the UO SOJC with a second major in Cinema Studies. I owe a lot to books; they’ve shaped my view of the world!
Favorite Reading Spot: My bed.
Favorite Book: A toss-up between Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Catcher in the Rye, and A Song of Ice and Fire.


Chris Piepgrass

Me In A Tweet: Multimedia producer, martial artist, and outdoor enthusiast studying at the UO.
Favorite Reading Spot: At a tea of coffee house.
Favorite Book: Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes. It’s a classic novel with well-crafted characters and a strong message.


Ashley Young

Me In A Tweet: I am an avid sports fan, a lover of all animals furry with four legs, and a chess newb. Go Ducks!
Favorite Reading Spot: Really any coffee shop, but particularly Vero Espresso House.
Favorite Book: Corduroy by Don Freeman.


Sydney Erbez

Me In A Tweet: Tanning enthusiast, cat mother, sorority sister. Loves good films, good times, and bad puns.
Favorite Reading Spot: A squishy bench next to a window in my sorority house. It’s the perfect combo of open and secluded.
Favorite Book: Any of the Ellen Hopkins books by Margaret K McElderry.


Judy Holtz

Me In A Tweet: Journalism and Italian major with a focus in multimedia production and photography. Eager to hear stories and bring them new life.
Favorite Reading Spot: Anywhere where I can be covered in blankets and natural light.
Favorite Book: The Wanderer by Sharon Creech.


Amanda Butt

Me In A Tweet: Amanda Butt is a multimedia producer and reporter. She loves the outdoors and enjoys covering news in the funky Eugene community.
Favorite Reading Spot: On a lawn in the summer right before the sun sets.
Favorite Book: Butterfly Kisses by Bob Carlisle.


Adrian Kokich

Me In A Tweet: Freelance Producer and Investigative Journalist. Proud Duck of the University of Oregon School of Journalism. Oregon Grown, Portland Native.
Favorite Reading Spot: Porch or balcony.
Favorite Book: Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes.


Jordyn Brown

Me In A Tweet: Jordyn is a bibliophile with enthusiasm for fiction, nonfiction, and psychological thrillers. Her personal collection consists of 148 books.
Favorite Reading Spot: In a big, comfy chair next to a window when it’s raining.
Favorite Book: Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult.


Mallory Presho-Dunne

Me In A Tweet: Mallory is a Seattle native, avid reader and podcast enthusiast wrapping up her senior year with University of Oregon’s SOJC!
Favorite Reading Spot: Waterfall behind the Volcanology building.
Favorite Book: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. A classic.


Jake Charlson

Me In A Tweet: Storyteller, Outdoor Enthusiast, Proud Oregonian. Dreamer of big things, maker of big dreams, always looking for my next great adventure.
Favorite Reading Spot: Somewhere in the sunlight.
Favorite Book: Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card.


Maeblyn Nasmyth

Me In A Tweet: Baking godmother, rabbit enthusiast, and Netflix binge-watcher hopping through life and owning it.
Favorite Reading Spot: Definitely my backyard in Los Angeles underneath my first Christmas tree.
Favorite Book: Troilus and Criseyde by Geoffrey Chaucer.


Cat Savattere

Me In A Tweet: I’m a 20-something-year-old learning to define myself in a world made up by my own and other people’s words.
Favorite Reading Spot: Anywhere, anytime (When I get the chance).
Favorite Book: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy.


Whitney Bradshaw

Me In A Tweet: Eugenian down to the heart. Nutella is my best friend. You might as well call me Khaleesi because I’ll rule Westeros one day.
Favorite Reading Spot: Somewhere quiet outside in the sun.
Favorite Book: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.


Elinor Manoogian-O’Dell

Me In A Tweet: International Studies and Journalism major who enjoys reading Jane Austen novels, hiking, and learning German.
Favorite Reading Spot: I like to go to bed with a cup of tea and a good book.
Favorite Book: Pride and Prejudice. I’ve read it almost once every year since I first read it at fifteen.


Celeste Medina

Me In A Tweet: Avid book lover. Irrational muti-tasker. Movie buff. TV series fanatic. Visual storyteller. Self proclaimed expert at quoting movies and song lyrics.
Favorite Reading Spot: Under a cuddly blanket.
Favorite Author:
Anne Rice. The way she intertwines separate series always infatuated me.


Ivan Lafollete

Me In A Tweet: Videographer and documentary filmmaker interested in social movements, folklore, and human interest narratives.
Favorite Reading Spot: At home. Otherwise, I like to read at the Knight Library somewhere in a corner.
Favorite Book: The Black Company, a fantasy novel by Glen Cook.


Hannah Bonnie


Me In A Tweet: Surprisingly huge hockey fan. Cat lover. Corgi enthusiast. Avid Game of Thrones fan. Self-proclaimed Queen of Brownie Baking.
Favorite Reading Spot: In my bed cocooned in a blanket.
Favorite Book: The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling.


Fahmo Mohammed

Me In A Tweet: A hardcore Hijabi, fashion enthusiast, and occasional taste tester for Maebelyn Nasmyth’s baking. Enjoys all that life throws at her!
Favorite Reading Spot: My cosy bed with my heart shaped pillow.
Favorite Book: Don’t have one. I’m very open!


Joshua Gurnick

Me In A Tweet: I study public relations and multimedia. I’m a sports fanatic who loves to explore the outdoors, eat great food, and live life to the fullest.
Favorite Reading Spot: Any quiet spot with a nice view.
Favorite Book: Moneyball by Michael Lewis.



Max Thompson

Me In A Tweet: I’m a senior studying advertising at the University of Oregon. When I’m not busy staring at my computer you can find me hiking, playing guitar, taking photos, or hanging out with friends. #workhardplayhard
Favorite Reading Spot: Outside on a nice sunny day.
Favorite Book:
Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling.


Jose Contreras

Me In A Tweet: I am a little different. I would call myself weird. I love dancing while I sit and dancing while on the go.
Favorite Reading Spot: I read all over the place.
Favorite Book: The Art of War by Sun Tzu.



Emma Burke

Me In A Tweet: If The Golden Girls collectively raised a child, it would be me.
Favorite Reading Spot: Anywhere I can be swaddled in a duvet.
Favorite Book: Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs by Chuck Klosterman.


Kyle Hentschel

Me In A Tweet: My life involves peanut butter, impulse buys, magazines, and type-two fun—look it up.
Favorite Reading Spot: Inside, when it’s snowing outside.
Favorite Book: The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch and Jeffrey Zaslow.


Ben Neal

Me In A Tweet: Ad major, marching band, world traveler, dog lover, football fan, night owl, hip hop enthusiast, creative writer, excellent presenter.
Favorite Reading Spot: My bed.
Favorite Author: Stephen King.


Colleen Cass

Me In A Tweet: When I was 9 I performed on the American Idol stage. My life’s pretty much been downhill since then.
Favorite Reading Spot: Chris Pratt’s bed.
Favorite Book: Bossypants by Tina Fey.



Annabelle Carberry

Me In A Tweet: San Francisco native with the best rapping skills you’ll ever see (exclusive to Kanye lyrics). Ask me about my cats.
Favorite Reading Spot: Anywhere with my cat.
Favorite Book: Grace: A Memoir by Grace Coddington. But, it changes on a monthly basis.


Delanie Clark

Me In A Tweet: Ad kid from Portland. Aspiring planner and cheese connoisseur. You’d never guess by looking at me, but I own a ton of cows.
Favorite Reading Spot: Sitting in the shade on a sunny day.
Favorite Book: Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie.


Samantha Nash

Me In A Tweet: Eternal Portland lover, avid fantasy reader, devoted coffee drinker, aspiring French speaker, fantastic apple eater.
Favorite Reading Spot: Anywhere where I’m supposed to be doing something other than reading.
Favorite Book: The Road by Cormac McCarthy.


Ben Salaman

Me In A Tweet: I’m a goofy guy interested in almost any book you lay in front of me, but I’m really into autobiographies.
Favorite Reading Spot: Anywhere where I’m supposed to be doing something other than reading.
Favorite Book: The Road by Cormac McCarthy.


Kathryn Little

Me In A Tweet: Journalism student at the beautiful University of Oregon, with an interest in magazine feature writing.
Favorite Reading Spot: Any form of public transportation.
Favorite Author: Gina Ochsner.


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