Leadership

Christina Giovanazi (Cohort 31)
Lead

Christina is a senior Finance and Operations Management & Business Analytics double major from Bel Air, MD. She joined QUEST Press her first year in QUEST and became editor during her senior year. Christina loves volunteering as part of Catholic Terps, Lean On Me, and UMD’s community service fraternity – Alpha Phi Omega. She also enjoys hiking, kayaking, and watching home renovation shows.

Rohan Mishra (Cohort 32)
Staff Writer & Webmaster

Rohan is a senior Computer Science major from the Bay Area. Rohan loves to write and decided to join QUESTPress in order to engage as much as possible with the QUEST community. You can find Rohan around College Park coding, writing articles, reading Dan Brown classics, and playing hoops.

Jacob Wilkowsky (Cohort 19)
Alumni Advisor

Following 2 years as a beat writer and 1 as an editor, Jacob is excited to assume his new role as ‘Alumni Advisor.’ With over 4 years of publications under his belt, he’s hoping to help bring in the next generation of QUESTPress. From what he’s seen from the gang so far, the QUEST community is in for a treat. Check Jacob out in the ‘Alumni Corner.’

Arianna Minas (Cohort 32)
Staff Writer

Arianna is a senior Operations Management & Business Analytics and Information Systems major from Lutherville, MD. She is particularly passionate about using data to drive change, specifically within industries she’s passionate about (like the toy industry)! Arianna is also VP of Administration for Phi Chi Theta Business Fraternity and a Digital Accessibility Intern for the Smith School’s Office of Transformational Learning.

Alyssa McKinney (Cohort 31)
Staff Writer

Alyssa is a senior Electrical Engineering and Journalism major from Rockville, MD. Alyssa has varied interests extending into music (flute, guitar, bass guitar, piano), writing (Diamondback, QUEST), and philanthropy (New Life Foundation, PG County Animal Shelter). She is also the current President of Theta Tau, a professional engineering fraternity. Alyssa enjoys writing about politics and science, especially the topic of climate change.

Ryan Gerbes (Cohort 33)
Staff Writer

Ryan is a junior Mechanical Engineering major in Cohort 33! Ryan is always looking for a chance to get out and discover somewhere new, whether in his own backyard or a road trip away; wherever he is, Ryan will have his camera and his guitar right there with him to capture memories and make some new ones. When he’s not breaking strings or reeling film, Ryan can guarantee you’ll find him cooking–or even better, eating!

Heather Bacon (Cohort 34)
Staff Writer and Webmaster

Heather is a junior Computer Engineering major in Cohort 34. Besides QUEST, she’s involved with Alpha Kappa Psi, a professional business fraternity, and Camp Kesem, a non-profit that provides support to kids whose parents have cancer. In her free time, Heather likes to play with her dog, go on walks/hikes, listen to podcasts, and drink coffee!

Tanu Kulkarni (Cohort 34)
Staff Writer

Tanu is a junior majoring in Finance and Operations Management and Business Analytics. Aside from QUEST, Tanu is also involved in the SUSA Strategy and Operations Committee and Alpha Kappa Psi. After college, Tanu hopes to enter management consulting and be able to travel to every continent! Some of her favorite things to do on campus are going on walks and getting breakfast with friends. Tanu can’t wait to meet more QUESTees this semester!

Tori Miske (Cohort 33)
Staff Writer

Tori is a junior Civil & Environmental Engineering major with an interest in how systems engineering can be applied to sustainability issues. Outside of academics, Tori is involved with Alpha Omega Epsilon, a professional engineering sorority, Terp Thon as a Corporate Relations Committee member, and serves as a ClarkLEADER for the A. James Clark School of Engineering. Tori also enjoys taking part in intramural soccer and volleyball. Lastly, over the quarantine summer, she taught herself how to crochet and continues to enjoy the hobby.

Jules Parra (Cohort 35)
Staff Writer

Jules is a sophomore Information Systems major and Spanish minor from Rockville, MD. She loves to write and joined QUESTPress to apply her passion to unite the QUEST community. Outside of QUEST, Jules is involved in SUSA, Technica, Bitcamp, Smith Ambassadors, and works as a Data Analysis Intern in the UMD Division of Finance. She is passionate about working at the intersection of business, technology, and design to solve international business problems.