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Editorial Board

2022 - 2023

Davi Lennon

Editor in Chief

Davi Lennon is a senior at Vanderbilt University, majoring in Economics and History. She is a history fanatic, who particularly enjoys studying social-political American history. Davi is from New York City and will return there upon graduation, working as a paralegal at Sullivan & Cromwell. If not on campus, you can find her at a great coffee shop or museum.

Desiree Hagg

Managing Editor

Desiree Hagg is a senior from Orlando, Florida. She is double majoring in clarinet performance and European history with a minor in psychology. Desiree’s favorite area of history is early modern Europe. 

Claire Chen

Submission Coordinator

Claire is excited to serve as Submission Coordinator for the 2022-2023 edition of VHR. She is a junior double majoring in Economics and History. She is passionate about Asian history, comparative religion, and economic justice, and she is excited to learn about how feminism intersects with these themes for this year's issue. In her free time, she likes to draw and write.

Teresa Xu

Website Coordinator

Teresa Xu (she/her) is a senior studying Sociology, English literature, and Medicine, Health & Society. She is most interested in 20th Century European and Chinese history, but she is excited to learn more about world history as part of VHR.

Hunter Graves

Social Media Coordinator

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William Ledesma

Staff Editor

Hello future authors of VHR! My name is William, and my primary historical interests reside in U.S. Gilded Age History. At Vanderbilt, I am a Law, History, & Society major with minors in Business and European Studies, complemented by research experience in Gilded Age social movements and post-Yeltsin Russian political and cultural development. One of my favorite memories at Vanderbilt thus far was being taught by historian Jon Meacham! Outside of history, you can frequently catch me playing basketball, enjoying Nashville restaurants, or running a Kendama session.

Brooke Lytle

Staff Editor

Brooke Lytle is a freshman from Nashville, TN majoring in Economics and History with a minor in Math. Her interests include foreign relations and economic policy. In addition to Vanderbilt Historical Review, she is also involved with Vanderbilt Political Review, Global Engagement Fellows, and Vanderbilt’s Dyer Observatory. She enjoys art history, yoga, and a wide variety of music.

David Mailman

Staff Editor

David Mailman is a third-year history major with a minor in music performance from the sweetest place on earth, Hershey, PA. In his studies, he concentrates in historical musicology and early Asian American history, specifically with regard to the history of nineteenth century American Chinese communities. David is also a freelance composer and arranger, with his performed works ranging from adaptations of eighties Mandopop to programmatic pieces for concert band. When not cloistered away writing papers or music, David enjoys baking, video games, anime, and bugging his younger brother.

Stephanie Potter

Staff Editor

My name is Stephanie Potter and I am a senior from Miami, Florida. I study History and Psychology, and am particularly interested in South American history and the Cold War Period. 

Claire Reber

Staff Editor

Claire Reber (she/her) is a junior double majoring in history and English and minoring in political science. Her interests include 20th century American history, American politics, English literature, and Jane Austen!

Robert Lowther

Staff Editor

Robert Lowther is a sophomore from Lexington, KY. He is majoring in Political Science and Law, History, & Society with a minor in French. His primary historical interests include perceptions of the American Constitution over time, French and Creole erasure in Louisiana, and early modern political thought. Outside of VHR, Robert enjoys his work as Treasurer of Vanderbilt Undergraduate Moot Court, watching movies, and going on walks.


Simon Rosenbaum

Staff Editor

Simon Rosenbaum is a first-year student from Stowe, Vermont. He is pursuing a double major in American Studies and Political Science. His primary historical interests include American history. Outside of the Historical Review, he is involved in the Student Alumni Board and the Vanderbilt Hustler. In his free time, he enjoys sleeping, watching TV, and hanging out with friends.

Joy Zhang

Staff Editor

Joy is a Senior in the College of Arts and Science, double majoring in Economics and History.  She is currently working on her honors thesis, which focuses on the tensions and conflicts among the Allies during the Boxer War of 1900.  In her free time, Joy loves classical music and watching her favorite sports teams live.

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