Faith de Castro, Editor-in-Chief of the Fall 2018 Issue
Faith is a sophomore at Smith College in Northampton, MA, studying Anthropology with special interests in publishing and the media. She joins Voices & Visions through STRIDE, a program that allows students to work in collaboration with Smith professors. She is interested in feminist narratives and the importance of education in illuminating women’s “voices.” Faith worked as a lobbyist for Planned Parenthood, is committed to reproductive health and justice, and sees writing and the media as crucial forums for engaging in conversations about these pressing issues.
Aviva is a sophomore at Smith College. She enjoys writing and reading and is excited to be on the Voices & Visions editorial team. Aviva is from Bethany, Connecticut. She is a double major in history and Spanish. Her interests lie in historical women’s creative narratives as well as issues of women and gender in public policy. Outside of the classroom, she is passionate about music and plays the clarinet in both the Wind Ensemble and Orchestra at Smith.
Abby Westgate, Editor
Abby is a sophomore at Smith College and is grateful for the opportunity to work with talented women writers and artists through Voices & Visions. She is passionate about writing and visual art, as well as the intersections of those forms. Her poetry has been featured in the Grounds for Sculpture Ekphrastic Poets Invitational and has received recognition from the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. During her time at Smith, she hopes to study literature while illuminating the perspectives of women around the world through her editorial work.
Kayla Sylvia, Editor
Kayla is a sophomore at Smith College studying English Literature and Film & Media Studies. She is interested in people’s different perspectives and the stories they want to tell — which is something Voices & Visions advocates strongly for — and hopes to emphasize the importance of such by being a part of the editorial staff. She has always had a passion for the humanities, particularly in literature and art, and sees them as crucial in today’s society despite what others might assume.
Rosetta Marantz Cohen is the founder of Voices & Visions, the faculty advisor, and a professor in the Department of Education and Child Study at Smith College in Massachusetts.