Tag: Staff profile

Meet the staff: Chris Vreugdenhil

Hello! My name is Chris Vreugdenhil, and I am an intern at The Preface for the first time this semester. I am currently studying for a B.A. in Anthropology, a minor in History, and a Social and Cultural Diversity Certificate. 

Meet the staff: Matt Lood

Three years ago, a kid from Indianapolis was lost, he was confused, and he didn’t know where life would take him until he found IU South Bend. Then at IU South Bend, it happened again. Lost and confused and looking for that spark to start the rest of his life, he took a chance and joined The Preface.

Meet the Staff: Karley Wajda

Hello! My name is Karley, and I am a senior here at IU South Bend. While I am counting down the days until graduation, I am very excited to spend my last semester with The Preface. I am a communications major with a concentration in organizational communication and a minor in interpersonal communication. I have a passion for public speaking and plan to make a career out of it after graduating. 

Meet the staff: Tahyia Alvi

My name is Tahyia Alvi. I am a senior at IU South Bend, a peer mentor and a staff writer at The Preface. I’m majoring in Political Science, with minors in Paralegal Studies and Sociology. As a Pakistani, I don’t see much representation of South Asians in the IU South Bend community, so I’m delighted to share some things about myself with you all. 

Staff Profile: Kristyn Kertai

My name is Kristyn or Kris, and I am a junior at IU South Bend. I am a drawing and painting major, and I am also working towards getting a minor in printmaking. I really enjoy creating semi-realistic and illustrative works of art that have a unique narrative to them. I hope to make art for a living, have my own online store and table at local festivals. I post my art on Instagram @kriskayart.

Meet the Staff: Benjamin Ward

Hi. I’m Benjamin, a junior here at IU South Bend. I am a communication studies major with a focus on journalism and a minor in music. You will often see me running across campus as I attempt to arrive fashionably late to my class. Though I am often running a few minutes behind, I am so passionate about feeding my curiosity with education. 

Staff Profile: Nawal Samdani

Hello everyone! My name is Nawal Samdani, and I am so excited to work for The Preface this semester! I’ve only been working for a few weeks and I already love it. I joined The Preface so I can be more involved on campus and meet more people. So far, I’ve met some amazing people through and hope to meet more in the future. I also enjoy writing so this job is the perfect fit for me.