Meet the Team
Olivia Jennings, Editor-in-Chief
Olivia Jennings likes to stay busy. As this year’s editor-in-chief, she joined the staff her sophomore year and has been hooked ever since. Jennings is a senior Honor Scholar and English writing major with a focus on print journalism. She spent the summer as a dining intern for the Indianapolis Monthly Magazine where her work was published both online and in print. Outside of the newsroom, Jennings is a captain of the DePauw University cheerleading team and the head of public relations for Kappa Kappa Gamma Iota Chapter.
Layla Brown-Clark, Managing Editor
Layla Brown-Clark is a junior Media Fellow majoring in English Writing and minoring in Studio Art. Since her first year at the DePauw, she held the position as staff writer, but this year, Layla will be returning as the managing editor. Outside of the newsroom, Brown-Clark can be found in Peeler perfecting her art, chilling in her room binge-watching her favorite shows and videos, and most importantly keeping up with the latest media releases from music to movies.
Ella Tobias, Digital Editor
Ella Tobias is a senior English Writing major and Education Studies Minor. She has been involved with The DePauw since last year, previously as a staff writer and now as the digital editor. This past summer, Tobias interned at Indianapolis Monthly magazine where her work was published both online and in print. Outside of The DePauw, she is involved in Greek life and The National Society of Leadership and Success.
Olivia Lamb, Copy Editor
Olivia Lamb is a junior English writing major, communication minor and Media Fellow at DePauw. She held a position as staff writer for the newspaper from August 2019 to December 2020. During that time, she co-wrote a feature report which won the Feature Writing award at the Society of Professional Journalists Region 5 Mark of Excellence Awards. In the Spring semester of 2021, Lamb became TDP’s copy editor (the role in which she currently resides) and was awarded the J. David Hogue ’21 Journalism Scholarship. When she’s not working, Lamb enjoys reading, baking, and long naps.
Abigail McArthur-Self, Daily Editor
Abigail McArthur-Self is a DePauw sophomore and Media Fellow with an interest in journalism and news. They previously wrote and edited for their high school newspaper, the Echo. They’re a member of the Honors Scholar program and a Hillman intern at the Prindle Institute for Ethics. They also enjoy playing trumpet in DePauw’s non-auditioned band.
Chi Nguyen, Daily Editor
Chi Nguyen is an international first-year at DePauw. Her intended major is studio art with a focus in painting and digital art. In high school, she was a member of the Press Club and will contribute to The DePauw this semester as a daily editor and photographer. In addition, she is working as a graphic designer for D3TV, also starting this year. During her free time, she makes wearable art (shoes, bags, shirts). She loves customizing shoes for her friends at DePauw.
Louise Gallup, Staff Writer
Louise Gallup is a senior English writing major and communication studies minor. This is her first year on The DePauw staff and is currently serving as a staff writer. She is also involved in Greek life and passionate about sustainability. In her free time, she can be found at the gym, spending time in nature, or photographing anything she sees.
Nina Thompson, Staff Writer
Nina Thompson is a DePauw sophomore, majoring in English writing with a Media Studies minor on a journalistic path. She is involved in Media Fellows, which led her to write a handful of articles for The DePauw freshman year. In her spare time, Nina enjoys watching movies, hiking, and baking fancy desserts.
Gina Chuang, Multi-Visual Editor
Gina Chuang is a senior communication major and Hispanic studies minor. Her experience at The DePauw started her freshman year and continues to this day. This semester, she takes on the role of multi-visual editor, working closely with the writers and the photographers to make sure every story is published with an image. She likes to watch Korean dramas and listen to K-pop in her free time. Outside of The DePauw, she is also involved in Greek life, WGRE and the Taekwondo club.
Troy Tien, Audience Engagement Manager
Junior Troy Tien Nguyen is from Vietnam. Troy is double majoring in communication and computer science. At The DePauw, he is currently the audience engagement manager. He is also a member of the ITAP Institute and Media Fellows program. He loves working out, hanging out with people, and reading books. He studied entirely remotely his sophomore year, and he is very excited to spend his junior year on campus!
Murtaza Hassan, Business Manager
Murtaza Hassan is a sophomore from Lahore, Pakistan. Hassan is a management fellow and is majoring in computer science along with a minor in mathematics. He is currently the business manager at The Depauw. He is also a member of the student life board of Depauw Student Government. In addition, he is a Coquillette peer consultant at the Hubbard Center and the programming intern for Campus Activities.
Ian Brundige, Senior Editor
Ian S. Brundige is a senior editor who has worked on TDP staff since his first year at DePauw. He served as the editor-in-chief of The DePauw last year. Over the summer, Brundige worked out of Phoenix, AZ as a Carnegie-Knight News21 Fellow working on a national journalism project: Unmasking America. Outside of journalism, Brundige is majoring in English, history and film studies. They are a Peer Mentor, women’s center intern, and admissions intern.
Ellie Margulis, Senior Editor
Ellie Margulis is a senior English literature and communication double major. She is also a part of the Media Fellows program. Margulis has been a part of The DePauw since her first year, taking on the roles of staff writer, sports editor, and copy editor. This semester, she holds a senior editor position. Outside of The DePauw, she is involved in Greek life, is a member of DePauw’s cross country and track teams, and is on the Communication and Outreach Committee for the DePauw English department. Over the summer, she worked as an editorial intern for Indianapolis Monthly and currently is an editorial intern for Sauce Magazine in St. Louis, MO.
Thomas Curdt, Senior Editor
Senior Thomas Curdt has worked on TDP staff since his first year at DePauw. Over the summer, Curdt worked out of Phoenix, AZ as a Carnegie-Knight News21 Fellow working on a national journalism project: Unmasking America. Outside of journalism, Thomas is a music and English major, a Peer Mentor, volleyball club president, and member of Delta Upsilon.