Our Team

Emily Hurmizi
Co-Chair

Emily is a fourth-year student majoring in Philosophy and Art History and minoring in Environmental Ethics. She is excited to be co-chair of the HHL&LC and to help provide a platform for sharing stories and experiences. Emily believes that literature can bring diverse experiences closer together and is Co-Editor-in-Chief of Goose Fiction and an editor at Noesis. If you can’t find her at the Hart House Library, then she is probably searching for her 107th cup of coffee that day or contemplating some existential thought.

Aline Nayir
Secretary

Aline is a third year student at the University of Toronto and studies history and literature and critical theory. Her academic interests lie primarily within cultural history, and she has a deep love for libraries and archives.

Matthew Lee
Co-Chair

Matthew is a fourth year student studying English and Literature and Critical Theory. This is his second year as a the Committee’s Steward and his first as Co-Chair. In his spare time, Matthew enjoys creative writing, listening to podcasts, and maintaining his Animal Crossing island.

Allison Zhao
Treasurer

Allison is in her third year at the University of Toronto, majoring in English. This is her second year as the HHL&LC Treasurer, and she is also an editor with the UC Review and Goose Fiction. In her spare time, she acquires books faster than she can read them and has recently taken up cross-stitching.

Alexander Lynch
Podcast Coordinator

Alexander is a third-year undergraduate specializing in English literature and minoring in Literature and Critical Theory with specific interests in British and Irish modernism, modern fashion, phenomenology, and Marxist theory. His favourite authors include Eliot, Joyce, Nabokov, and Baudelaire. In 2021–22, Alexander will serve as President of the UofT English Students’ Union. In past, he has served as an editor for the Arbor Journal of Undergraduate Research and the Saeculum Undergraduate Journal and as the undergraduate representative for the Kelly Library Senate Committee. He is excited to continue exploring the world of literary affairs on Endnote this year.

Vikram Nijhawan
Writer’s Co-Op

Vikram Nijhawan is a fourth-year undergraduate student, majoring in English. He is an avid reader, who is passionate about writing (creative and nonfiction alike), media analysis, and criticism. Above all, seeks to use literary traditions to better understand the contemporary fiction and popular media he enjoys. In addition to his Committee role, Vikram is also Co-Editor in Chief of the journal Screenwriters’ Perspectives at Victoria College, as well as a Senior Arts and Culture Editor for his college’s news publication, Trinity Times

Jonathan Blumenthal
Literary Contest Co-Coordinator

Jonathan is a fourth-year undergraduate student, studying immunology, molecular genetics & microbiology, and chemistry. His academic interests lie mainly in environmental chemistry, although he also enjoys microbiology. Jonathan’s favourite books are mainly genre fiction – sci-fi, mysteries, and thrillers, among other genres. Recently, he has also started reading some narrative non-fiction! In his spare time, Jonathan enjoys creative writing, playing music, and spending time with his two cats. He is looking forward to reading everyone’s submissions for the literary contest, and to working with the committee this year on some great events.

Lily Bechtold
Communications Coordinator

Lily is a second-year undergraduate majoring in Public Policy and Urban Studies. She is very passionate about providing a platform for young writers, artists, and creatives to grow and share their work. She is also on staff at Body Without Organs literary journal.

Aayu Pandey
Equity and Diversity Co-Officer

Aayu is a second year undergraduate at the University of Toronto, pursuing a Physics and Philosophy Specialist with a Math Minor. They’re a published author of a science fantasy trilogy. Their primary past time is solving math problems, buying books and never reading them, and getting hopelessly lost in museums. You can also find them having longwinded discussions about skepticism or ways of making coffee. They’re also unhealthily obsessed with tea.

Hannah Koschanow
Literary Contest Coordinator

Hannah Koschanow is a fourth-year undergraduate student pursuing a double major in English Literature and Canadian Studies with a minor in Political Science. Beyond the HHL&LC, Hannah is also the president of the Canadian Studies Student Union. In her spare time, she can be found journaling, going for a run, or playing with her cat, Bean.

Janus Kwong
Community Outreach Coordinator

Janus Kwong is a third-year undergraduate student at the University of Toronto, studying English and Economics. She is an editor for the Intra Vires Undergraduate Law Journal, a staff writer for The Varsity, and a part of the Acta Victoriana literary journal staff. Her academic interests primarily lie in international economic law, though creative writing and reading literature are what keeps her going. She has a deep fascination with bookstores, libraries, and coffee shops and will likely be found lost in her own thoughts at any time of day. 

Helia Karami
Community Outreach Coordinator

Helia is a second-year student double majoring in Health and Disease and Political science. In the rare instances in which she’s not sleeping or studying you will likely find her reading. She’s a big poetry fan, and enjoys deciphering and analyzing poetry. She’s a coffee and boba addict which is the worst possible combination of addiction to exist. She’s also an avid tennis fan. If she has spare time, she’s looking through book reviews trying to pick out my next read.

Subhi Jha
Equity and Diversity Co-Officer

Subhi is a third year student double majoring in History and Philosophy with a minor in English. She is passionate about making artistic spaces more inclusive! In her free time, she likes to drink concerning amounts of hot chocolate from Cafe Reznikoff and then go library hopping on campus. Her favorite libraries for getting readings done are Graham, Emmanuel, and Knox.


Endnote podcast team

Marta Anielska
Book Club Host

Marta Anielska (they/them) is an English specialist and French language and literature major in their third year at the University of Toronto and a co-host on the Endnote segment Book Club. They are also the deputy news editor at The Varsity, managing editor for the creative collective RANI Creative, and an executive for the Victoria Screenwriting Club. They write short stories on their own time and are developing a novel idea.

Athena Bucci
Production Staff Member

Athena Bucci (she/her) is a production staff member with Endnote. She is a 4th Year undergraduate student, Majoring in English, and double minoring in Book & Media Studies and Creative Expression & Society. She has previously and continues to work with HHL&LC, The Mike, and Mnerva Literary Journal. Her work has been published in The Mike, Mnerva, and with the Young Writer’s of Canada.

Rion Levy
Production Staff Member

Rion Levy (he/him) is a second-year at Victoria College specializing in Literature & Critical Theory and double minoring in Spanish and Material Culture & Semiotics. He is a current Undergraduate Fellow with the Northrop Frye Centre researching Peter Orlovsky, and American Surrealism. He also works for The Strand as Associate Arts & Culture Editor, for Endnote on the production team, and serves as the Literature & Critical Theory Student’s Union’s Editor-in-Chief.

Roxy Moldovanu
Production Staff Member

Roxy is a second-year undergraduate at the University of Toronto, specializing in English Literature and minoring in Education Studies. She is a production staff member at Endnote. In 2019–20, she edited for the UTM English and Drama Student Society’s journal, With Caffeine and Careful Thought. This year, she is excited to act as the UTM EDSS’ Social/Academic Events Director, and she is thrilled to be part of the Endnote production team.

Elizabeth Snugovsky
Social Media Manager

Elizabeth (she/her) is the social media manager of Endnote Podcast and a fourth-year undergraduate student pursuing a major in English and minors in History and Slavic Languages and Literatures. Her academic interests lie in 18th century Russian literature, but she is also an avid reader of YA novels and manga. She is passionate about the importance of libraries to local communities and loves to visit museums and art galleries.