Meet Our Team

Lucy Steffes

Co-Editor in Chief

I’m a senior double-majoring in Astronomy-Physics and Physics, with certificates in Math, German, and History. I first became involved with the magazine as a freshman, when I realized how much I missed writing with all of the science and math classes I was taking. I then spent a year as a Writing Head before stepping into this role as Co-Editor in Chief this year. I love being a part of the Wisconsin Engineer because of the leadership skills I have gained and the amazing outlet to write and help others improve their writing!

Laila Smith

Co-Editor in Chief

I’m Laila, and I’m a sophomore studying graphic design and life sciences communication. I’ve been involved with WEM since the second semester of my freshman year, and I was previously a co-head of the graphic design department for a semester before becoming an EIC in Spring of 2024. I love seeing how the writing, photography, and graphic design departments work together to tell a story, and I’m excited to contribute my background in graphic design to our magazine, website, and social media!

Isabelle Egizio

Writing Department Head

My name is Isabelle Egizio, and I am a third-year chemical engineering student.  I have been a Writer for the magazine since my freshman year, and I am excited to be a Writing Head this year!  I love being a part of the magazine because I get to learn about the stories of the students and professors that make up the College of Engineering!

Carmella Whittaker

Writing Department Head

I’m Carmella, a freshman in Biomedical Engineering on the pre-health track. I joined WEM in my first semester at UW-Madison, and I am very excited to be one of the Writing Heads this semester! I’ve really enjoyed getting to know so many multi-talented students and working with them on something we’re all passionate about.

Alexander Maycroft Kiner

Writing Department head

I am a junior majoring in Astronomy-Physics with a certificate in Science Communication. I’ve been a writer for the magazine since I joined it last semester, and have loved both interviewing professors and being a part of a story-production team. I am excited to continue writing and editing stories as a Writing Head!

Akash Deepak

Photography Department Head

I’m a second year Mechanical Engineering student, and I picked up photography in  the summer leading into college. Since then, I’ve loved capturing cool, candid, and dynamic moments. I joined WEM in my first semester and became one of the Photography Heads this year. So far, I’ve been able to take photos of cars, planes, people, and more! I like WEM because I get to expand my photography skills, help others do so, and learn more about UW-Madison while doing it.

Angel Salas

Graphic Design Department Head

I am a third year Mechanical Engineering Student, and I first became a part of the magazine as a graphic designer, when I was just starting college at UW. I think my favorite part of contributing to the Wisconsin Engineer is how it has become an outlet of creativity as an engineering student, where one is usually surrounded by mathematical problems and engineering content on the daily.

Shreya Venkatesh

Public Relations Department head

I am a freshman studying Biomedical Engineering with an interest in Computer Science as well. I joined WEM during my first semester at UW and started in the graphic design department, and now can transfer some acquired skills as Public Relations Head! Through WEM, I am able to expand my skill sets and continue pushing myself out of my comfort zone through collaboration with students who share similar interests.

Alexander Lu

Web Department Head

I am a freshman in both Computer Engineering and Science. I joined WEM this year in order to connect with other Badger Engineers and to gain some skills running a website. Through my role as Web Department Head, I hope to increase the popularity of WEM and also further my interests in website design!

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