Current Staff

Infusion Staff


Chloe Sferra

Chloe Sferra

Editor-in-Chief

Chloe is a first year ETA at an elementary school in Gumi, Gyeongsangbuk-do. She has a B.A. in English creative writing and a B.A. in communication journalism. Chloe enjoys activities such as buying strawberry milk whenever she sees it, singing out of tune at karaoke, and embarrassing her host brothers in front of their friends. One goal of Chloe’s is to improve her Korean so she spends a lot of her free time studying *watching Kdramas and listening to Kpop*.

Lydia O’Donnell

Lydia O’Donnell

Managing Editor - Literary

Lydia is a first year ETA teaching at a technical high school in Naju. She studied History and American Studies at Kenyon College and grew up in several midwestern small  towns . She is happiest when she is taking train trips, reading, and eating bagels.

Elizabeth Stewart

Elizabeth Stewart

Managing Editor - Lifestyle

Liz is a big fan of post-dinner coffees, gifted flower rings and Dolly Parton. She attended Belmont University, where she studied Public Relations, Journalism and Studio Art. A first year ETA, she now teaches at an all-girls middle school and all-girls high school in Yeongju, where her pitiful but gung-ho Korean language endeavors manage to bring laughter to most of her Gyeongsangbuk colleagues.

Mary Austin Willis

Mary Austin Willis

Social Media Coordinator

Mary Austin is from Saint Francisville, LA and attended school at Millsaps College in MS where she earned a degree in Business Admin and a minor in anthropology. She enjoys receiving updates of her pets from her brother, spending her paychecks on clothes and Korean poetry, and sending too many TikTok videos to her friends. She currently teaches at a coed high school in innovation city (despite the many Koreans that tell her this city doesn’t exist, she insists it does).

Andrianna Boykin

Andrianna Boykin

Design Editor

Andrianna is from Virginia and graduated with a Master’s in Elementary Education. When she is not filming her interactions with her hilarious middle school boys, she is usually not far from a museum. She also loves her second, lifetime committed career of entertaining her friends and making them feel loved. While her Korean is that of an infant, she loves Korean culture, food, architecture, and 복숭아 아이스 티, of course!

Allie Easterbrook

Allie Easterbrook

Design Editor

Allie’s days are spent playing with her host family’s mischievous yet lovable dog Bongja (봉자), affectionately dubbed Ddongja (똥자) for her tendency to make the world her bathroom. Allie is also known for taking excessive photos of any fellow ETA unlucky enough to be in the immediate vicinity. She graduated with a B.S. in Neuroscience & Behavior from the University of New Hampshire. Allie is a first year ETA at an all-girls high school in Iksan.

Christina Prinssen

Christina Prinssen

Web Editor

In America Christina can usually be found mobbing the mean streets of Torrington, Connecticut. She graduated from Villanova University with a double major in Political Science and Global Interdisciplinary Studies, with a minor in Japanese. Her interests include butter naan, ayce sushi, lava cake, hiking, and nap-taking. She is teaching at a co-ed high school in Cheongju.

Julia Zorc

Julia Zorc

Staff Editor - Literary

Julia Zorc is a 1st year ETA living in Naju, the Korean equivalent of her home state, Ohio. Her second grade teacher told her that she should be a writer one day, and she took this advice too seriously. Her taste in literature ranges from Victor Hugo to Koyoharu Gotouge and then makes a U-turn to Lemony Snicket. She teaches at a co-ed high school, where she and her students enjoy roasting each other via Papago.

Chloe Nelson

Chloe Nelson

Staff Editor - Literary

Chloe (she/her) hails from the cornfield abyss better known as Ohio. Here, she graduated from Ohio State University with an English degree and minors in professional writing; women’s, gender, and sexuality studies; and German. Her passions include indie bookstores, sourdough bread, terrible horror movies, and scented candles. Currently, she teaches at a co-ed high school in Pohang, Gyeongsangbuk-do.

Martha Rabura

Martha Rabura

Staff Editor - Literary

Martha grew up in Washington State and went to school at Bates College in Maine where she graduated with a major in psychology and minors in French and education studies. She is currently a first year ETA at an elementary school in Daegu. When she is not teaching, Martha enjoys reading books while drinking copious amounts of tea, spending time with her host family and host cat, and exploring beautiful Korea.

Fallon Bock

Fallon Bock

Staff Editor - Literary

Fallon graduated with honors in Creative Writing (poetry) and Psychology from UC Santa Cruz, and now researches webtoon therapy in Seoul. Will bask and shower you in photos if you mention cats. Will take you seriously if you suggest a dance-off.

William Landers

William Landers

Staff Editor - Lifestyle

Will grew up in Nashville, TN, where he somehow never developed a love for country music. He graduated from the University of Dayton with a double major in English and Political Science, having only slept through class once. He is a first-year ETA in Cheonan.

Sophie Friedman

Sophie Friedman

Staff Editor - Lifestyle

Sophie—a sometimes sleepwalker and sporadic vegetarian—generally confuses her host family in Jeonju. She is a first year high school ETA, a graduate of Bowdoin College, and a New Yorker. She’s looking forward to continuing to hone her badminton skills with her fellow Jeollabuk-do professionals.

Liz Huhn

Liz Huhn

Monitor

Liz promises she is of legal age despite being called 학생 (student) by her fellow teachers and random people on the street. She could be seen as a lifelong learner considering she loves taking language and dance classes. Liz graduated with a Honors Bachelor in Electrical Engineering from the University of Delaware. She is a first year ETA at an all girls middle school and a co-ed middle school in Yeosu.

Selby Garner

Selby Garner

Monitor

Selby Garner, 1st year ETA and avid bucket hat advocate, enjoys perceiving the world but prefers to not be perceived herself. Pay no attention to the woman beneath the oversized headwear.

Joy Cariño

Joy Cariño

Monitor

Joy is always looking for someone to play badminton with, so if you’re a badminton pal too, do contact her. She graduated from Mississippi State University with a major in English and minor in linguistics and TESOL. Joy is currently a first-year ETA at an all-boys high school in Jeongeup, and her favorite Korean food is 해물 파천.

Jeffrey Clark

Jeffrey Clark

Podcast

Jeff is a second year ETA at a highschool in the famous city of Ochang (which is, if you don’t know, near Cheongju in Chungcheongbuk-do). He is a graduate of the University of Iowa with degrees in English and History. 

Jeff is a fan of Dostoevsky and a proud gopchang (곱창) and noraebang enthusiast. Eager to show off his singing skills, Jeff once entered a noraebang contest run by the Korean department at his university. He didn’t place anywhere near the top three, and it is believed that all video and photo evidence of that day have been wiped off the face of the earth.