Executive Board Officers

We are the Executive Board of the Fashion Journalism Club also known as The Chic. We just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to read our stories from our incredible writers and for supporting us, without you we wouldn’t be who we are.

Much love,

The Exec. Board ❤

President: Alexia Hill

Hill is a junior studying journalism with a minor in fashion. She joined the Chic because she felt like she didn’t fit in anywhere within Cronkite and as though she wasn’t doing enough in comparison to her peers. She is passionate about creating through multiple avenues because self expression, identity and interests are constantly changing. Old magazines like Creem and Sphere are sources of inspiration for Hill. She hopes to one day work in a multi-faceted job where she can connect visual and written story-telling, travel freely and continue exploring her love for poetry, reading and people.

Style Inspirations:  1970s fashion, Emma Chamberlain, Isabella Sosa, skate culture

Favorite Quote: “I never wish to be easily defined. I’d rather float over other peoples minds as something strictly fluid and non-perceivable; more like a transparent, paradoxcally iridescent creature rather than an actual person.” -Franz Kafka

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Vice President: Morgan Cole

Cole is a senior majoring in Journalism. She wouldn’t mind working for a fashion magazine like Cosmopolitan, but believes her dream job is whatever will make her the happiest. As long as Cole is happy, she’ll know she’s living the dream. Cole does not have any specific style icons, but loves the 1920s era. She is most passionate about storytelling in all forms – whether it be books, movies, TV shows or articles. Stories are the best way to escape from life without really escaping.

Style Inspirations: Princess Diana, Charli D’Amelio and Kendall Jenner

Favorite Quote: “The grass is always greener where you water it.”

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Editor-In-Chief: Daniel Ogas

Ogas is a senior majoring in Journalism who joined The Chic in the Fall of 2022. He explained he wanted to be a part of an outlet that allowed his passion for popular culture to be celebrated, and given a chance to be seen by others. Despite his endless dream jobs, currently Ogas hopes to either host an entertainment news show or be an actor (subject to change at all times.)

Style Inspirations: Our EIC loves a timeless look. He explains, “Trends are fun, but it is important to use trendy elements to create a look that is perfectly crafted and can fit into any moment in history and is prepared for the future. I think Harry Styles does this well when he goes for a more elegant vibe, but of course, he can do no wrong in a boa and sequence either which is my alter ego’s sense of style.”

Favorite Quote: “Here’s to the crazy ones.” -Steve JobsFollow him on Twitter and Instagram

Assistant Editor: Olivia Madrid

Madrid is a sophomore majoring in fashion design and hopes to be famous one day! She joined the Chic because she knew she always wanted to write for magazines and felt it would be a perfect fit for her. Madrid is passionate about the environment, sustainability, mental health care and of course, fashion and writing.

Style Inspirations: 2000s fashion

Favorite Quote: “There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” C.S Lewis

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Assistant Editor: Larisa May

May is a freshmen majoring in Journalism. As a long-time fashion lover, May heard of The Chic when applying to Cronkite and knew she had to become involved. Her ultimate dream is to be Editor-In-Chief or Creative Director for Vogue.

Style Inspirations: Although she finds it hard to commit to just one aesthetic, May loves academia and cottage core style

Favorite Quote: “I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.” -William Allen White

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Managing Editor: Grace Copperthite

Copperthite is a junior majoring in Journalism. She wants to be a lawyer or a fashion journalist. She loves to go to concerts, read, and go on adventures. Copperthite is always down to try new things and loves anything food, makeup, music, or One Direction related.

Style Inspirations: She loves street fashion, crop tops with the baggy pants, biker shorts, oversized hoodies, chunky, colorful sneakers *chefs kiss* She also really likes the ’90s trends and patterned or statement pieces!

Favorite Quote: “Be a lover. Give love. Choose love.” – Harry Styles

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Public Relations Director: Camryn McLen

McLen is a journalism and mass communication major with a minor in fashion. She joined The Chic because she wanted to be around more like-minded people interested in the same topics. McLen also explained she wanted to get out of her comfort zone by joining a club, as well as start writing more about fashion and beauty. Her dream job is to one day work in fashion PR or writing for a fashion magazine.

Style Inspirations: Devon Lee Carlson, Bella Hadid, Lauren Perez 

Favorite quote: “Maybe the best any of us can do is not to quit, play the hand we’ve been given, and accessorize the outfit we got.” – Carrie Bradshaw

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Social Media Director: Alexis Watkins

Watkins is a junior majoring in Digital Audiences and dreams of working as a music supervisor for a film (especially a coming of age film) or TV show. Watkins has a strong appreciation for The Chic because it gives its members and those involved a space to express themselves fully and authentically. In terms of fashion, she is heavily inspired by the late 90’s and early 2000s. I love the street style from those time periods. Watkins love to see people express themselves through fashion no matter how “crazy” or “boring” that may seem to others. She is passionate about music and how it makes her feel. Growing up, she even played the guitar and the drums!

Style Inspirations:  I am in love with Miss Bella Hadid. She is my style icon, I simply love everything about that woman, and the same goes for Rihanna.

Favorite quote: “What we do is more important than what we say or what we say we believe.” -Bell Hooks

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Social Media Assistant: Shiaira Bradley

Bradley joined The Chic because of her interest in exploring fashion and entertainment journalism, and meet others with those same interests! “Now that I have I’m very glad I did. I’m building a portfolio, exploring different aspects of journalism, and I’ve formed such strong bonds with the team,” Bradley explained. Her dream job is writing for a magazine or doing entertainment PR.

Style Inspirations: 90s and Y2K fashion with inspirations from Afrocentric looks, and a mix of the soft girl and grunge aesthetic

Favorite Quote: “I, myself, am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions.” Augusten Burroughs

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Magazine Creative Director: Maja Pierce

Peirce is a senior at The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications. She is a Journalism major with a minor in Fashion and hopes to become a creative director of a sustainable fashion and arts magazine someday. She loves to thrift and up-cycle clothes as well as take care of her many plants!

Style Inspirations: Nina Huynh and Clairo 

Favorite Quote: “I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.” Sarah Williams 

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Former Chic Executive Board Members:

Riley Anderson

Megan Barbera

Ella Ho Ching

Gabriella Herran

Lauren Lippert

McKenna Nicole

Micah Rind

Ashlyn Robinette

Cameron Rubner

Autumn Schieferstein

Ian Taylor

Emily Anne Taylor

Kenzel Williams