Deion Kathawa – Editor in Chief
Deion Kathawa is a Michigan native, a senior at the University of Michigan, and the Michigan Review’s Editor in Chief. He is a philosophy and political science dual major with particular interests in political philosophy and constitutional law, with a special focus on free speech and religious freedom issues. When he’s not writing, he can be found watching hockey or ice skating at Yost.
Erin Dunne – Executive Editor
Erin Dunne is a senior and the current Executive Editor of the Michigan Review. When not writing or editing she is most likely working on coursework for one of her three majors, History, French and International Studies, or thinking about music for he radio show on WCBN FM Ann Arbor. In her free time, Erin work
s on changing drug policy laws, dancing and taking long walks in the woods.
Melanie is a senior at the University of Michigan studying English and Political Science. This is her fourth year on the staff, and currently serves as an Editorial Editor. She most often covers stories pertaining to Campus and Arts & Culture.
Jake Thorne – Editorial Editor
Jake Thorne is an Editorial Editor for the Review, studying Honors Political Science and Economics at the University of Michigan. He has been an active contributor to the Review since 2014. Thorne’s commentary covers topics ranging from sports to politics.
Tony Saucedo – Media Editor
Tony Saucedo is a junior and a current Media Editor. As the man behind the camera and the fearless video editor, Tony brings the Review TV project to life.
Sara Otto – Media Editor
Sara is a senior pursuing a dual degree in Communications and Information. She is an aspiring broadcast journalist, primarily interested in politics, who hopes to contribute to a digital publication after graduating next year. She has never been afraid to challenge the status quo and constantly questions societal norms. When she isn’t writing, you can find her climbing trees, baking vegan chocolate cakes, getting lost on purpose, or laughing at either herself or at nothing at all.
Justin Korfhage – Writer
Justin Korfhage is a Michigan Review Staff writer.
Cole Carnik – Writer
Cole is a sophomore at the University of Michigan and a staff writer for the Michigan Review.
Georgia Williams – Writer
Georgia is a junior studying History. She loves to travel (ask her about Iceland!) And is passionate about enjoying time in the outdoors, unless it’s hot out. In which case, no thanks.
Amo Manuel – Writer
Amo Manuel is a sophomore studying History and Computer Science at the University of Michigan. Hailing from Boston, Massachusetts, he is a “political agnostic” and plays jazz bass in his spare time.
Neil Shah – Writer
Neil is a freshman studying biochemistry in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. He is a political junkie and avid sports fan, particularly mixed martial arts.
Kevin Liu – Writer
Kevin is a freshman studying engineering at the University of Michigan. He enjoys reading and writing about contemporary politics as it pertains to foreign policy and the Middle East.
The most important issue he sees on the Michigan campus is the apathetic attitude and the lack of action that its students have towards confronting and exposing the atrocities committed by the Islamic State.
Roy Rivers (Shan He) – Columnist
Jesse Arm – Writer
Jesse Arm, a freshman at the University of Michigan, is interested in studying public policy and sees writing as an ideal outlet for driving thought and emotion. His recent criticism of the United Synagogue Youth’s interpretation of interfaith relationships was published in the Times of Israel and quickly ignited a nationwide debate on the matter. What troubles Arm is a perceived unwillingness among students to research current events. “Apathy toward what goes on in the administration and student leadership groups is a sad reality that we should seriously combat,” he says. In his time here at the Review, Arm hopes to promote a higher level of awareness and participation among students when it comes to current events.
Arundhati Paul – Writer
Arundhati is a contributor to the Michigan Review. She is a junior at the University of Michigan and brings a liberal New York voice to the Review.
Jonathan Farran – Staff Writer
Jonathan is a sophomore staff writer for the Review, pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Studies with a concentration in business consulting. He determined to become a successful business consultant, and eventually become heavily involved with politics with hopes
of becoming a cabinet member for a future President of the United States. When he is not writing articles, you will probably find him scoring hundreds of goals playing Intramural Soccer at Mitchell Field or The Coliseum
Ryan Shinkel – Alumni Writer
Ryan Shinkel is a alumni who is concentrated in philosophy, and creative writing and literature. His commentary at the Review incorporates these fields of study into relevant topics in today’s news.
Steve Lampert – Alumni Writer
“I am a sports-lifer and I enjoy writing about all things Michigan sports.”
Steve Lampert is an alumni who majore in economics and history. He hails from Chicago, IL, where he grew up sporting the Maize and Blue every Saturday in the fall. Lampert joined the Review as a freshman. He says it was the best decision of his college career.
Derek Draplin – Editor-in-Chief 2014-2015
Derek Draplin is the former Editor-in-Chief of the Michigan Review. He studies political science and also writes for the Detroit News and USA Today.