Meet the Mitzpeh Staff

Jacqueline Hyman Editor-in-chief

Jacqueline Hyman is a senior journalism and English major. This is her second year as editor-in-chief. She spent the summer as an intern for the Tyndall Report and studying abroad in the Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change. She has previously been an intern for Washington Gardener Magazine and a copy editor for Unwind and The Writer’s Bloc. She also enjoys musical theatre and taught piano and voice at Guitar Center a year and a half. Jacqueline spent two years as opinion editor for Mitzpeh and is excited to contribute toward the future of the publication. 

Max Breene
News editor

Max Breene is a sophomore government and politics major from Rhode Island.  His interests include politics and watching his favorite Boston sports teams compete.  He served as the sports editor for Mitzpeh last year.  Max is excited to continue working at Mitzpeh this year and can’t wait to work with some great writers.

Daniel Chavkin Opinion editor

Daniel Chavkin is a senior multi-platform journalism major and Jewish studies minor at the University of Maryland. After spending two years as a staff writer, he is now in his second year as opinion editor. Daniel currently writes for Testudo Times, but has also written for WMUC Sports, and interned with the Riverdale Press. He is eager to continue his work as part of the Mitzpeh staff.

Zach Selby Sports editor

Zach Selby is a graduate student pursuing his masters of Journalism. This is his first semester at this university. Zach received his B.A. from Maryville College and spent two years as the sports editor of Morgan County News, located in Wartburg, Tennessee. He has also received three awards from the Tennessee Press Association, including Best Sports Coverage and Makeup and Appearance in 2017. Zach is excited to be a part of the Mitzpeh staff and looks forward to contributing.

Savannah Williams
Copy editor

Savannah Williams, a junior journalism and government major, started her second year as a copy editor for Mitzpeh in September.  This past summer she interned for The Virginia Gazette in Williamsburg, Virginia, where she covered James City and York counties. She’s a former undergraduate student senator for the Philip Merrill College of Journalism, and is active on the leadership team of this university’s Baptist Collegiate Ministries. She’s a tea enthusiast and loves reading, writing and editing any stories about animals.

Brogan Gerhart
Copy editor

Brogan Gerhart, originally from Bel Air, Maryland, is a freshman journalism major and copy editor for Mitzpeh. When she’s not attending classes or reviewing articles, Brogan can be found reading in Knight Hall or practicing her handstands around campus. With a passion for yoga, she hopes to become a certified yoga instructor as well as an accomplished journalist in a variety of fields.


Anastasia Marks
Copy editor

Anastasia Marks is a freshman journalism major and copy editor for Mitzpeh. Born and raised in California, her passions include reading and writing the news, law, and sports, especially basketball and football. Because of this, Anastasia still can’t make up her mind of what her favorite news subject is, but she goes where the story takes her.


Lexi Sugar
Staff writer

Lexi Sugar is a freshman journalism major and staff writer for Mitzpeh. Being from Miami, she loves the beach and is passionate about writing and reporting.