Alissa Flores

Alissa Flores holding her dog DQ (A pit bull corgi mix)

Alissa is a junior at the University of Mary Washington majoring in Spanish and double minoring in Latin American Studies and Digital Studies. Alissa is co-founder of the Andean-Peruvian start-up NuNa Andino. She is passionate about social activism and hopes to continue doing work in related fields. During her free time she loves to do DIYs, try new recipes, and spend time with her loved ones.

Alison Bourne

Alison is a Junior at  Mary Washington majoring in Business Management. Alison works as the Digital Marketing Manager for Powell’s Furniture. When she’s not cheering her daughter on in lacrosse and swimming she enjoys crafting and boating with her family.

Caitlin Walker


Caitlin is a Junior at  Mary Washington majoring in Communications and Digital Studies. Caitlin works as a Marketing Support Coordinator for the University’s Graduates Office. She is also a member of the UMW Field Hockey team. Caitlin enjoys watching Netflix and hanging with her friends and family.

Francis Nierman

Francis is a Senior studying Communications and Digital Studies. Francis works at his local Target in Merrifield, Va and Interns at Capital Caring Health in Falls Church, VA. During his free time he enjoys spending time with friends and family, cheering on the Washington Capitals, and enjoying the beautiful nature that this earth has hidden away. But he’s never too far away from his Xbox and his Viking Longship in AC Valhalla.

Devin Carson

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Devin is a senior at UMW anticipating to graduate this Spring. She is majoring in Communications and Digital Studies. After graduating, she plans on finding a job in UX design. When she is not working, you can find her working out, watching Tik Toks, or painting.

Scott Smith

Scott is a senior at UMW majoring in Communications and Digital Studies with a minor in Sports Management. Before coming to UMW, Scott played 2 years of collegiate baseball in the cool northern states of Michigan and Pennsylvania. After graduation he plans on finding a job with a professional baseball team in Social Media Marketing or Ballpark Operations. Outside of the classroom you can find him going to the gym, throwing a frisbee around with his teammates or brainstorming new video edits.

Sterling Barbett

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Sterling is a junior at UMW hailing from the Richmond area. He is currently majoring in Theatre and CDS, and plans to work in the film industry. He is an avid martial artist, black belt, and huge Bruce Lee fan. When not at school, he can be found playing video games with his cats, Thai and Janie.

Jillian Gellman

Jillian sitting on the floor next to their plants, wearing mom jeans, a black t-shirt, and beaded earrings.

Jillian is a senior studying Geography and Environmental Sustainability, who somehow found their way into the digital world at UMW. When she is not in class, she works as a peer consultant at the Digital Knowledge Center and sings with BellACappella. Outside of school, you can find them playing the ukulele in a hammock over a bog, making memes for the viral Instagram account @justbogthings.

Josh Gladstone

Josh is a Senior majoring in Geography with a minor in Digital Studies. Originally from South Jersey residing in Northern Virginia, Josh has over 6 years of filming and live production experience. He really enjoys filming sports and has filmed at both the high school and collegiate level for the NJSIAA and NJCAA. In his free time, Josh enjoys driving his car and looking at maps.

Karsen Vawter

Karsen is a Senior at Mary Washington majoring in Communications and Digital Studies. She is also currently working for an interior design company in Fredericksburg, Va doing digital marketing and web design. Originally from Williamsburg, she loves being outside, playing with dogs, and can usually be seen with a camera in her hand.

Ben Hermes

Ben is a Junior at UMW majoring in Communications and Digital Studies. He enjoys books, video games, and political discussions. Outside of class he can usually be found in the library working on his assignments.

Kat Raffa

Kat is a senior at UMW majoring in Studio Art. She is from Long Island, New York. Kat interned in Manhattan doing graphic design and plans to continue her work in it post-grad.
In her free time Kat is usually drawing (a lot), playing piano, spending time with friends, or feeding the stray cats.

Faith Hogue

Faith Hogue is a senior majoring in Communications and Digital Studies with a minor in business. She enjoys dogs, musicals, and as you can see- lo mein! Outside of class you can find her either working in the SAE office in the UC, singing along to Hamilton, or laughing with her friend Anna Sager!


Brian is a UMW sophomore working towards a psychology major and neuroscience minor. He can often be found tinkering away on various ideas in the university’s Thinklab, or fencing with his friends in the gym.

Anna Sager

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Anna is a senior at Mary Washington anticipating to graduate this spring. She is majoring in sociology with minors in digital studies and social justice. Ultimately hoping to get a job in social work or a non-profit post grad. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with friends, watching movies, binging SNL bits, and laughing with her friend Faith Hogue!

Bianca Dust

Bianca Dust is a senior studying Creative Writing at the University of Mary Washington. Outside of class, she is also an intern for the President’s Council on Wellness, runs a club for playing board games, and spends her weekends playing video games and tabletop RPGs with friends. An artist and writer at her core, she’s happiest when creating something new and exciting. Or when she sees a cat.

Cadi Treviño Pinto

Cadi is originally from Puerto Rico and is part of the class of 2022. She is a communication and digital studies major, business administration minor, and a Spanish minor. She is also a student alumni ambassador which means she has the privilege to attend various VIP alumni events representing Mary Washington. Although she spends most of her time working or studying, in her free time, Cadi spends time with her friends, her dog, and her adoptive cats. 

Mady May

Mady May is a sophomore CDS and Studio Art double major who loves Adobe Photoshop, international food, and all aspects of theatre! Catch her working as a consultant at the Writing Center or acting in the Rocky Horror shadowcast every semester.

Rynan Garner

Rynan is a junior at the University of Mary Washington studying Communications and Marketing with a Sports Management minor. He also is the president of Club
Football at UMW. He is from King George County where he attended King George High
School and was involved in the KGHS Theater Department.”That is where I learned all aspects of putting on a show from being on stage to helping behind the scenes. I hope to use what I learned in theater to make UMW Live a success for the UMW community!”

Kaitlyn Tiffany

Kaitlyn Tiffany is a Virginia-based artist who focuses on the Queer experience, ideas of female masculinity, and life in the digital age. Tiffany is a junior at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Majoring in Studio Art and minoring in Digital Studies, her work comes in a range of mediums. Tiffany’s work can be found @ kaitlyntiffart on Instagram.