E-Board Bios

Zoe GadegbekuZoe Gadegbeku, Editor-in-Chief

Zoe is a Junior in the College, majoring in Psychology and French. Outside of the classroom, she is engaged in various organizations on campus. In addition to serving as the Editor-in-Chief of The Fire This Time, she is also the Vice-President of the African Society of Georgetown for the Fall 2013 semester before she goes to study in Dakar, Senegal for the spring. In her spare time, Zoe spends a lot of time trying to explain why she calls trash “rubbish”, and she also enjoys window shopping online and eating chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream. No judgment. She hopes that the staff of The Fire This Time will be able to make a positive impact on Georgetown’s community this year, sparking dialogue and introspection with moving and thought-provoking writing.

Claytia GonsalvesClaytia Gonsalves, General Manager/Untamed Voices Editor

Claytia is a Junior in the School of Foreign Service, majoring in Culture and Politics, with a concentration on immigration and its effects on cultural identity. Currently, she serves as Vice President of the Caribbean Culture Circle and is one of the Co-Creative Directors for The Corpus Collective, an on-campus poetry community. Due to her passion for the Arts, she  participates both on stage as an actress  and behind the scenes as a costume designer. Her attention to diversity stems from her mixed heritage, still visible in her last name. Her purpose is to assure the success of this publication, never forgetting that she learned how to edit html codes and how to navigate Photoshop back in the day, due to the endless hours she spent on MySpace. She hopes that The Fire will foster an open dialogue that crosses social and cultural boundaries in order to alert the Georgetown community of what it truly means to be a Hoya in 2013-14.


Cedric Lewis, Business Manager

Cedric is a sophomore in the McDonough School of Business, pursuing a double major in Management and Finance with a minor in Government. Growing up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, his love for sports was acquired at a very young age.  His introduction to the world of sports journalism occurred when he was selected as a Kid Reporter for Sports Illustrated for Kids at  the age of 14. Beyond the realm of sports, Cedric is a hip-hop enthusiast and loves keeping up with new music. On the Hilltop, he dedicates a lot of his time to the After School Kids Program and The Corp and plans to continue to do so throughout his time here at Georgetown.

SoniaSonia Okolie, Slant Editor

Sonia is a junior in the College, majoring in English and minoring in Government and Psychology. Aside from The Fire, she is also involved in the GU Undergraduate Law Review, the Student Judicial Hearing Board, and the Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice as a Lannan Fellow. Her mixed background lends her a consistent diversity in thoughts and interests. She blames her passion for art, writing, and fashion on being a New Yorker. She blames her obsession with soda on Dr. Pepper.


Photo on 12-15-13 at 10.12 PM #7Jordan Smith, Fashion Editor

Jordan Smith is a freshman in the College (currently undeclared) from Saint Louis, Missouri. She brings to The Fire a love for multicultural expression and good fashion. She is excited to be the editor for the Fashion section!


Nicole McKenzie, Graphics & Photography Editor

Nicole is a junior in the MSB, majoring in Finance and Marketing. She was born in Georgetown, Guyana and then moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She enjoys baking as much as she does writing. Specifically, cupcakes are her specialty. She hopes you all enjoy what the Fire has to bring to you this season!

TBA, SOCA Representative

TBA, News Editor

TBA, Leisure & Music Editor


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