Meet the Team

Iris Editor

Mary Esselman Iris Editor

Mary Esselman

Assistant Editor

Kimia Nikseresht

Kimia is a fourth year, majoring in Sociology and Spanish. In addition to writing for Iris, she is involved with the Persian Cultural Society, the Middle Eastern Mentoring Program, and Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority, Inc. She also works with recruiting and marketing at the UVA Football Office (Go Hoos!), and loves to spend her free time out in the sun!


Lily Patterson Iris Writer

Lily Patterson

Lily Patterson is a Third-Year from Carmel, California, majoring in English and Art History. In addition to Iris, she is an active member of Pi Beta Phi sorority, VISAS, The Pioneer, and is a college writer for The Huffington Post.


Madeline Baker Iris Writer

Madeline Baker

Madeline is a second year planning on majoring in English with a minor in History. She is a member of the Delta Gamma sorority, and is on the Intersorority Council's Scholarship Committee. She loves to spend her free time reading, hanging out with friends, and eating hummus.

Pinky Hossain Iris Writer

Pinky Hossain

Pinky is a tutor at the writing center at UVA, likes a good scented candle and loves to swing dance.

Taylor Lamb Iris Writer

Taylor Lamb

Taylor is a third year majoring in English with a minor in Drama. Her passion is using art (primarily theatre and writing) as a tool for social change and she hopes that a few of her Iris articles fit that standard. She also adores Beyoncé.

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