The Catholic University of America


Student Editorial Board 2018

The Student Editorial Board is comprised of Copyeditors, the Web Content Editor, the Layout Editor, the Managing Editor, and Editor-in-Chief. Board members are responsible for the review of submitted manuscripts and creating the journal each year. These students have gone through a rigorous application and interview process. Students who are interested in applying for next year’s Student Editorial Board can find more information here.


Editor- in-Chief

Danielle Schirripa is a junior Philosophy major with minors in both Mathematics and Spanish. Her primary interests in philosophy include Virtue Ethics and Socratic dialogues. In addition to serving on the Student Editorial Board of Inventio last year, she was the Acting Editor-in-Chief of The Crosier, CUA’s Pro-Life Academic Journal.

Assistant Managing Editor

Nicole Pope is a junior Politics major with a concentration in American Government. Originally from Buffalo, NY, Nicole has extensive research experience with the Institute of World Politics as well as legal writing skills developed during her time at Pope Law Firm, PLLC.  On campus, Nicole is a member of CUA’s Mock Trial Team, a Career Peer Adviser with the Office of Career Services, and a Programming Assistant for Program Board.

Layout Editor

Andrej Witkowski (Layout Editor) is a senior Studio Art Major with a focus in Digital iteration. His interests lie in charcoal, pen, and ink drawing, as well as sculpture and vector graphics. He has previously worked as a digital artist in the CUA Office of Marketing and Communications.

Assistant Web Content Editor

Andrew Morgan is a junior Media and Communications major with a focus on Critical Theory and Analysis as well as a minor in Rhetoric and Writing. He is a peer tutor at the Writing Center and his fields of interest include publishing, media consolidation, contemporary/future media, film studies, and media philosophy.


Elena Perkins is a senior English major minoring in Psychology. Her fields of interest are contemporary poetry, Shakespeare, and classical literature. She is a tutor at the Writing Center and the Student Coordinator of PEERS, the CUA’s only peer-led educational group which raises awareness of sexual assault and offers healthy relationship advice and drug/alcohol abuse aid.


Rachel de Rosset is a junior English major with minors in both History and Spanish. Within English, her primary interests include medieval romances, and works from the Romantic and Victorian periods. Rachel has previous experience helping students improve their writing through her work as a peer tutor in the CUA Writing Center.


Isabelle Rosini is a sophomore English major with a particular appreciation for the short story form and song lyrics that can transfer to the academic study of poetry. Though new to the inner workings of publishing and editing, Isabelle serves on campus as the president of CUA’s hiking club and leads weekly service site trips to Beacon House.

Managing Editor

Claire Coleman is a senior Media and Communication Studies and Politics double major with minors in both Music and Theology. Her primary research interests focus on political polarization and the influence of new technologies on American polarization. Claire previously worked as the Associate Editor for Inventio.

Associate Editor

Jeanne Marie Hathway is a junior Theology and Philosophy Pre-Law double major interested in Catholic secondary education and ecclesiological models for feminist theology. She previously served as Head Editor of English content for the World Youth Day International Content team in Krakow, Poland, and she interned as a research assistant for the National Review Institute in New York. On campus, Jeanne Marie is the House Minister for Walton House dormitory.

Web Content Editor

Carly Baluarte (Website Editor) is a junior Economics and Spanish for International Service double major with a Social Work minor. She is interested in Macroeconomics and Social Policy, specifically in Latin America. In terms of past experience, she took part in undergraduate research with the school of Business and Economics and has produced her own blog, CUA Health Hacks

Head Copyeditor

Isabel Vander Bleek is a junior English major with a deep appreciation for 20th-century American literature, metaphysics, and the mission of Inventio to publish well-founded undergraduate research. In addition to working with Inventio, she serves as an officer for the Catholic University Women’s Ultimate team and works for the drama department.


Peter Varga is a junior Psychology major with minors in Neuroscience, Philosophy, and Theology & Religious Studies. Within Psychology, his primary research interests include writing apprehension and self-efficacy; prospective memory and social stress; as well as learning, memory, and cognition in the performing arts. Peter has previously served as a Guest Editor and Chief Music Submissions Editor for Umläut, an arts journal based at the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts in San Francisco.


Mary Margaret Olohan is a senior English major minoring in Theology with particular interests in Victorian Literature and Creative Writing. Mary Margaret is the President of the CUA English Society, has worked as an editorial intern for Verily magazine, and she currently works as a marketing and publicity intern for Regnery Publishing.


2018 Student Editorial Board

  • Editor-in-Chief:  Danielle Schirripa
  • Managing Editor: Claire Coleman
  • Assistant Managing Editor: Nicole Pope
  • Associate Editor: Jeanne Marie Hathway
  • Head Layout Editor: Andrej Witkowski
  • Web Content Editor: Carly Baluarte
  • Assistant Web Content Editor: Andrew Morgan
  • Head Copyeditor: Isabel Vander Bleek
  • Copyeditor: Elena Perkins
  • Copyeditor: Peter Varga
  • Copyeditor: Rachel de Rosset
  • Copyeditor: Mary Margaret
  • Copyeditor: Isabelle Rosini
  • Journal Photographer

Faculty Editors

  • Dr. Taryn Okuma, English
  • Dr. Jennifer Paxton, History
  • Dr. Caroline Sherman, History