ALEXANDRA BOWMAN

FOUNDER, PRESIDENT, HOST, POLITICAL CARTOONIST,

VIDEO EDITOR,

SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER

Alexandra Bowman is excited about the potential of political comedy to help inform young people about current events and political issues. A fan of late-night talk shows, one day at Chipotle, she thought, "I'd like to make one of those." She then sent a lot of emails and hasn't stopped since. 

Alex serves as the Editorial Political Cartoonist for environmental news platform Our Daily Planet. She is the youngest current member of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists (her cartoonist profile can be found here). 

 

Alex also serves as the Satire Correspondent on Satire Can Save Us All, the satirical web-series hosted by The Economist's legendary political cartoonist, Kevin Kallaugher. Clips from the show are posted on the Hilltop Show's YouTube channel. 

 

In what little free time she has, Alex is a freelance illustrator. Her work can be viewed at alexandrabowmanart.com

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LARYN KUCHTA

VICE PRESIDENT OF NON-GEORGETOWN AFFAIRS, WRITER, SOCIAL MEDIA CORRESPONDENT

Laryn Kuchta is a 17 year old digital artist and aspiring journalist. She finds herself continuously caught between her local high school and community college, but lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan (you know, where Jordan Klepper is from!) (Oh, and Derek Jeter. Whoever that is). Laryn started watching Last Week Tonight in seventh grade, and her obsession has only increased over time. Contacted by Alex over Instagram in June 2019 for an art trade, now she’s here. Thanks, Alex! 

 

Laryn can be found on Instagram @laryn.jpg, Twitter @larynjpg and emailed through larynsachs@gmail.com  Please only contact if you are John Oliver, work with John Oliver, or just want to say “hi.”

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CHEYENNE MARTIN

VICE PRESIDENT OF GU-RELATED AFFAIRS 

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EMMA MOSS

PRODUCER AND DIRECTOR

Emma is a british student with a passion for American politics and current affairs. Whether it’s watching the impeachment hearings with popcorn or listening to Pod Save America - she finds a way to stay engaged across the pond.

 

Highlights of her life include: interviewing Christopher Werner, building a duct tape boat, and being within 6ft of the Queen.

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EMILY FISHER

HEAD RESEARCH WRITER

Emily is a junior in the SFS studying international politics and minoring in Disability Studies. Naturally, she enjoys writing and discussing politics, but you will also find her talking about sports, Billy Joel, and wombats among other topics.  She is from West Virginia, and yes, she does listen and will in fact sing along to “Country Roads”. Emily needed to be convinced to have a picture of herself uploaded, but she does enjoy sharing pictures of her dog, George.

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MATTHEW KOESSLER

SECRETARY, PERFORMER,

CREATIVE WRITER

60% of the time, my jokes land every time.

JOHN O'CONNOR

PERFORMER, CREATIVE WRITER

John O’Connor was the fastest kid on his recreational youth soccer team. In fact, he was so fast, that he did not care about the other aspects of the sport. The other players soon surpassed him in every skillful way possible, and he instead turned to comedy. He always enjoyed making people laugh, even from that young age. He has engaged in emceeing for various events, writing satirical songs, and creating strange stories that nobody understands for his high school literary magazine. He’s kind of a mysterious person, but that’s okay—mystery is exciting!

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JOHN SCUDERO

PERFORMER, CREATIVE WRITER

Anonymously famous. Wise guy. Adjunct knucklehead. Model U.N. kid emeritus. Interests include pretending like I heard what someone had said when I don’t want to say “what” again and dogs. Will work for meal swipes.

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NIKHIL MISHRA

PERFORMER, RESEARCH WRITER, CREATIVE WRITER

Life is pain and there is no happiness and I am Nikhil 

I do this now I’m 21 and soon to be deported I wear red pants unironically and pink is the best colour.

RACHEL KLEIN

WEBSITE DESIGNER AND MANAGER

Rachel Klein is a freshman in the SFS studying International Economics with a Mathematics minor. While Rachel lacks comedic and theatrical abilities, she is exceptionally gifted in overanalyzing color schemes, layouts, and design elements. One day, Rachel may build up the courage to write for the Show, but for now she will stick to the website— she is swamped organizing her pen collection.

KENNY BOGGESS

CREATIVE VIDEO EDITOR, PERFORMER, WEB CONTENT CREATOR, WRITER

Kenny Boggess is a freshman in the SFS from Pennsylvania who is absolutely elated to be involved with this show! Aside from being a professional-grade hot mess express, Kenny is a pianist, cellist, singer, emcee, and actor (please don’t ask him to be all of those at once, or he might explode). His many powerful enemies include Queen Elizabeth II herself and all 30 of her corgis, dead and alive. Well, not really, but wouldn’t that be cool?

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NICOLE CORTINA

RESEARCH WRITER

Nicole Cortina hails from Brooklyn, NY which is like one of the four places she has ever been to. She’s double majoring in psychology and government and minoring in cognitive science, so she’s either way too into psychoanalyzing every situation or just wanted to become the Georgetown stereotype - government, law school, Hill internship. 

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DOMINIC GORDON

RESEARCH WRITER

I’m formerly an ultramarathon runner. I’m autistic. I’m in the SFS. I like helping people, and I want to do something in politics.

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ROBBY TURNER

WRITER

Robby is a first-year History major at Georgetown who loves brick-sized fantasy novels, idiotic DND games, and bro-ing out at the gym. He lives the contradiction with poise, elegance, incredible charm, astounding good looks, and most of all, truly inspiring humility.

GRAHAM HILLMANN

RESEARCH WRITER, EVENT PANELIST, POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT

Graham Hillmann is a freshman in the SFS hailing from the obnoxiously elitist town of Chevy Chase, Maryland. What he lacks in anything resembling a filter he makes up for in knowledge of esoteric political news. As the Show's Political Correspondent, he seeks to bring the astonishing absurdity of American politics to the masses. Aside from boring everyone to tears with long rants about obscure local elections, Graham is a closeted weeb and claims to like modern art (though he doesn't really understand it.) Graham's dream is to become an "eccentric" (read: socially inept) college professor.

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NIRVANA KHAN

WRITER, COMEDY VIDEO EDITOR

Nirvana specializes in humor at her own expense - not for the show, just in general. A first-year SFS student, these days she can often be found taking breaks from reading the news to quietly sob. She is passionate about political discussion and aspires to a career in diplomacy or intelligence. Having immigrated to the US at the age of six, Nirvana’s most far-fetched dream is to finally meet her brown parents’ expectations.

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RACHEL CARNEY

CREATIVE WRITER, PERFORMER

Rachel is a junior in the college with passions for rat, golf course beer carts, and Democratic Socialism. She also enjoys long walks on the beach and feta cheese. Fun fact: this clown does NOT have a drivers license!

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SAMEER "ENDER" BATHETI

HEAD WRITER, CORRESPONDENT

Currently an Undergraduate/Graduate Student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. EMT in training, Aspiring Astronaut and Marine Aviator.

ALIYA KLEIN

RESEARCH WRITER, CREATIVE WRITER

Aliya Klein is from Potomac, MD, and is a junior at Williams College, majoring in Political Economy and Religion. She is a staff writer for The Williams Record, an independent and student-run newspaper, a former director of the Williams College sketch comedy club Frosh Revue, and a member of the Williams College Honor and Discipline committee. Her passions include theatre and comedy, which have led her to be a part of many production and directing teams!

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ABBY PARK

CREATIVE VIDEO EDITOR, WEB CONTENT CREATOR, PERFORMER

Abby Park is a freshman in the College studying biology on the pre-med track. She wrote for her high school’s anonymous satirical newspaper, “The Flea,” but she’s since made the jump from writing to making memes and TikToks. She is currently a video editor and web content creator for the Hilltop Show, and even though her humor is disgustingly dry and she’s kind of annoying, she has a nice butt, so you’ll probably love her. 

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YUKI CUI

CREATIVE VIDEO EDITOR,

WEB CONTENT CREATOR

Yuki Cui is a sophomore in the NHS studying global health on the pre-med track. By joining The Hilltop Show, Yuki hopes to jump out of his comfort zone of STEM and into the realm of ~politics~. At the same time, he seeks to embrace his hidden passion for making dank m- I mean *creative graphical content* in hopes to give others a good laugh! :) 

 

Other fun facts: Yuki is a washed-up violinist, bassist, and golfer; but at least he’s still a decent long-distance runner. You will most likely find him stomping (aka shuffling) to House and Techno music at max volume in the HFSC dance studio. Lastly, Yuki mains Ness in Super Smash Bros Ultimate, and his current favorite flavor of ice cream is mint chocolate chip.

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MILES ACEVES-LEWIS

CONTRIBUTiNG WRITER

Hello, I’m Miles! I’m studying Government, African American Studies, Justice and Peace Studies and Journalism in the College. I was born and raised in Houston, Texas, a city with liberal undertones in a conservative state. So naturally I would want to study government and do political comedy. Dream jobs include white water rafting guide, teacher, and writer/researcher for Last Week Tonight. Celebrity crush: Brie Larson, hands down. Favorite book: tie between War and Peace and East of Eden.

 

I’m head research writer here at the show, trying my best to keep people informed on campus events and world events. My hobbies include white water rafting, hiking, writing creatively, fishing, hunting, and serving with youth.

OWEN POSNETT

VIDEO EDITOR

Owen Posnett learned how to use iMovie when he started making his own Minecraft videos at age eleven. Tragically, he thought this would make him cool. Since then, he has turned his humble beginnings (those videos have thankfully been destroyed) into more successful endeavors, having recently produced, co-directed, and edited a short film that premiered at the Garden State Film Festival. He is a first-year student in the College and would like to turn the time he spends constantly checking Twitter into time spent making the world a more moral place to live.

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NIKASH HARAPANAHALLI

CREATIVE VIDEO EDITOR, WEB CONTENT CREATOR, PERFORMER

Bio coming soon!

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