MEET THE TEAM

SOPHIA SMITH

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

ROO JOSHI

ALLIE NGUYEN

PROSE EDITOR

POETRY EDITOR

Sophia Rose Smith is the People Editor for her high school’s newspaper, and an avid writer and reader. Her writing has been recognized by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, Blue Marble Review, The Daphne Review, Rising Phoenix Review, Keats Soul-making Contest, and Schola Cantorum's poetry-to-music contest.

Roo Joshi is a senior at Mountain View High School with a passion for storytelling. She loves to tell stories in all mediums, from screenwriting to poetry. When she's not writing, she's working on her music or watching reruns of old cartoons from the 2000s.

Allison Nguyen is a passionate student with an affinity for any form of creative expression. Along with her love of literature, Nguyen enjoys dancing, choreographing and competing on the MVLA speech and debate team. She loves music and is allergic to hedgehogs. 

JULIA GENTIN

JESSICA GAO

SOPHIE HAN

COPY EDITOR

WEBSITE DESIGN MANAGER/ART EDITOR

GRAPHIC DESIGN EDITOR

Julia is excited to combine her dual passions of reading and writing as copy editor for Binsey Poplar! She has previously worked at Books Inc. and is starting journalism in the fall. In her free time, she also runs cross country and track, teaches voice lessons in addition to singing, and always finds the time to venture into reading new books.

Jessica Gao is thrilled to be able to grow in her passions of entrepreneurship and design by working with other motivated students to create the vision of Binsey Poplar Press. She also enjoys working on her clothing brand Upward Design, music, videography, and eating good shrimp.

Sophie Han is the Graphic Design Editor for Binsey Poplar Press, and helped design the logo for the magazine. She is very passionate about art, and her favorite things to do in her spare time are reading, drawing, and playing video games.

KAVI GOLLAMUDI

ASTRID HUANG

FINANCE MANAGER

SOCIAL MEDIA/ADVERTSING MANAGER

Kavi is a junior at Mountain View High School with an interest in earth science. When not studying for his school’s Science Olympiad club, he enjoys practicing violin, playing cards, and going birdwatching.

Astrid is studying industrial design at the University of Washington. In her free time, she loves to explore cities, go out and shoot photos with her friends, or find a good trail to hike on.

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