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Passion Project is operated by an array of creative, passionate students with diverse backgrounds and skill sets. We pride ourselves on our dedication to students’ growth, self-discovery and use of art as a catalyst for change

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EIBHILIN O'REILLY
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
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Hi, I'm Eibhilin! I'm the assistant editorial director for Passion Project and am so incredibly excited to be working beside such talented people. This is my junior year and with that also my third year with the publication.  

On my days off you can find me at Viva eating my favorite dish “chips and guac” while listening to “Folklore”. I love film photography and art galleries. Cannot wait for this year's creative team to get to work!

eoreilly@ithaca.edu

Insta: @Eibhilinor

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ADISON NADLER
CREATIVE DIRECTOR
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Hi everyone! I’m Adison Nadler, the current Creative Director for Passion Project. I got involved with Passion Project last year as a writer, and I am beyond excited to join our talented team of creators this year.

 

Along with writing and coordinating with all of our contributors, I like to hike around Ithaca, roast things in the oven, and watch lots of TV… so much TV… If you want to share any ideas or come over for a home cooked meal, feel free to reach out!

anadler@ithaca.edu

Insta: @adisonreesedanuser

Twitter: @ummm_uhhh

HANNAH GARD-WISE
DESIGN DIRECTOR
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Hi everyone! I'm Hannah and I am the design director for Passion Project this year! It is my junior year and first time officially working with Passion Project. I am looking forward to creating some awesome content this year! 

 

Outside of design I love to ride my bike, go on walks, and cook yummy dinners with my roommate. My current favorite listens for my walks are Indigo De Souza and the Ologies with Alie Ward podcast. If you are interested in creating art for Passion Project please reach out!

hgardwise@ithaca.edu

Insta: @hannahgardwise

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MADDIE MIELE
EDITORIAL DIRECTOR
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Hi everyone, I’m Maddie! I’m the Editorial Director and I’m so excited to see what we all create this year! I’m a junior and this will be my second year being part of the publication. 


Some of my favorite things include reality television, my dogs (Rufus & Beau) and reading a good book. I’m looking forward to working with this year’s team! If anyone has any interest in writing, feel free to contact me! :) 

mmiele@ithaca.edu

Insta: @maddiemiele

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KELLIE SWENSEN
WEB DIRECTOR
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Hey, I’m Kellie Swensen and I’m one of the web directors for Passion Project! This is my first year as part of the team and I’m so excited to get started!

You can typically find me creating art, listening to music, cooking delicious food, cuddling my cat Taz, or complaining about capitalism. 

kswensen@ithaca.edu

Insta: kelswensen

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DESIREE HOLZ
EVENTS COORDINATOR
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Hi everyone! My name is Desiree and I’m the events coordinator for Passion Project this semester!

 

Some things about me, I love hiking, greek food and live music! Outside of Passion Project, I’m a junior journalism major here at IC and do a lot with ICTV. I’m super excited for this semester and hopeful to get us all connected in person.

dholz@ithaca.edu

Insta: @Desireeholz

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CHLOE GIBSON
VIDEO EDITOR
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Hello everyone! My name is Chloe and I’m so excited to join Passion Project’s team this year as the video editor! I’m currently a junior with majors in Documentary Production and Religious Studies. I’m super passionate about telling fiction and nonfiction stories through video, and I’m really looking forward to collaborating on projects with y’all this semester! 

 

Outside of working with film, I love spending time outdoors, writing, and thrifting around Ithaca. If you are interested in creating video content with Passion Project this year, please reach out!

cgibson@ithaca.edu

Insta: @chloegibson

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CLAIRE HENDERSON
ASSISTANT EDITORIAL DIRECTOR
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Hi! My name is Claire Henderson and I am the assistant editorial director. I am a sophomore with a creative writing major, and this is my first year working with Passion Project! I am very excited to work with talented writers and creators, I feel very lucky. 

Outside of Passion Project, you can find me in bed or out with friends, and there is no in between! I like sandwiches, ice cream, and my fish Robot Danger.

chenderson@ithaca.edu

Insta: @clerrrr.h

ALANNA ORGILL
SOCIAL MEDIA LEAD
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Hi, I’m Alanna! and I am the social media lead for passion project.

I’ve collaborated with PP on/off for 4 years and now I’m honored to be a part of the team! 

 

Outside of Passion Project,

I am a senior television-radio major and in my free time I love watching reality tv, reading, and listening to good music. :) 

aorgill@ithaca.edu

Insta: @alannaorgill

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SURINA BELK-GUPTA 
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOS
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Hey- I’m Surina! I’m this year’s Director of Photos for Passion Project. I am now entering my third year as a Film & Photo major with an animation minor but It’s my first time on the E-Board for Passion Project! I’ve published some photos with the publication in the past and can NOT WAIT to see and learn from the new amazing projects we have! 

 

I am a huge art head and love any and all things creative. I watch so many movies I can probably replace IMDB if needed. When I’m not doing that I love to bake, make comic strips, listen to new wave music, and watch Mr rogers. On the side- I worshiping Halloween- I LOVE  horror movies, Stephen King, and skeletons, and all things spooky. If you have ever wanted to learn how to share your already amazing photo projects with the world or want help making them- DM me! 

sbelkgupta@ithaca.edu

insta: @surina.pop

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