Editorial Board

Benjamin Collinger is a senior majoring in International Studies and History. He is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Contemporary. Benjamin also works with FunnelAI, a startup in San Antonio. During the Fall of 2017, he studied in Buenos Aires, Argentina and wrote for The Bubble. Benjamin is interested in long-form journalism, international affairs, and entrepreneurship. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball and listening to podcasts. Email Benjamin: editorinchief@thecontemporarygroup.com.

Zabdi Salazar is a junior Political Science and Business Administration major, as well as the Director of Business Operations of The Contemporary. Zabdi is also the Treasurer of the Trinity University debate team, the Vice President of the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, and a McNair scholar. She has recently finished an internship opportunity at the Bexar County Criminal District Attorney’s Office, and she is interested in exploring many other legislative and law-related internships. In her free time, Zabdi enjoys helping her parents grow their small businesses in Austin, going to church, reading, and eating chocolate ice cream. Email Zabdi: business@thecontemporarygroup.com

Jennifer Jussel is a senior majoring in English and the Managing Editor of The Contemporary.

Monica Baez is a sophomore and the Assistant Director of Business Operations of The Contemporary.

Ariana Fletcher-Bai is a junior and an Assistant Editor of The Contemporary.

Jake Exler is a first year and an Assistant Editor of The Contemporary.