William Sump is a graduate student in applied economics and finance. He hopes to utilize all the opportunities he has been blessed with in life to make a positive lasting impact in the world for future generations. While he is dedicated to his academic pursuits, he strives to maintain balance with his professional goals, family life, and community service.

Avery Weinman is a History major and Jewish Studies minor at UCSC.  There is a good chance she is either reading or writing a paper right now.  She likes to ponder and dissect pop culture, music, movies, art, and other useless but entertaining things.  If she’s not working or sleeping there is a one hundred percent chance she is daydreaming about dogs.

Rose Teplitz is currently a third year English Literature major and is the art director for Leviathan. Working as a page editor and artist for her high school newspaper, Rose found a love for journalism expressed through illustration. When she’s not working on Leviathan, Rose enjoys reading, hiking through the woods, and painting. She resides near San Francisco.

Zach Brenner is a third year Film and Critical Race/ Ethnic Studies double major. He is passionate about using media as a tool for social activism. He also enjoys golf, baseball (except for when the Nationals always lose), nature, and beautiful architecture.

Wesley Whittlesey is a third year psychology major and this is his third quarter with Leviathan. He has competitively swam since he was six and is a swim coach here in Santa Cruz. He hopes one day to own a motorcycle and to find true love.

Annelise Asch is a third year physics major, and illustrator on the Leviathan staff. In her spare time, she enjoys petting dogs, pressing flowers, painting photo-realistically and spontaneously driving to odd places (in that order). She is from the Los Angeles area.

Jessica Moreno is currently a third year, studying Literature with a concentration in Modern Literature. She enjoys reading, writing my own creative pieces, and going on new adventures! This is her first quarter being a part of Leviathan, and she can’t wait to see what more can come out of this experience!

Eva Jason is a third year. She studies chemistry and has been involved with Leviathan since her first quarter at UCSC. In her spare time she likes to forage for mushrooms, search for salamanders, cook and bake, and paint. She also has recently become the web manager for Leviathan, so let her know if you see anything amiss.

Hannah Marie Carrasco is a fourth year Environmental Studies major graduating this Spring. If she’s not studying for classes, taking educational trips to Israel, or going to Pro-Israel conferences, she listens to history podcasts and reads dystopian novels.

My name is Jessica Fischman and I am a third year Psychology major.  I am Leviathan’s go to recipe gal. I’ve been in The Leviathan Jewish Journal for the past three quarters and I have been really enjoying the experience! Through this journey, I have met so many intelligent people and I look forward to continue to be apart of the Leviathan crew. 

Jenna Miller is a second year Cognitive Science major. She loves hiking, dancing, and watching movies. She is also on the UCSC dance team and a David Project intern. She is so excited to be a new member of Leviathan!