Lauren Westendorf ’15
Lauren is senior psychology major hailing from the majestic and corn-filled state of Ohio, from which she maintains a healthy appreciation of folk music and flannel. Outside of her required studies, Lauren is also fluent in sarcasm and has recently mastered the air violin.
Brianna Krong ’15 (Business Manager, Fundraiser)
Brianna is a senior (!) political science and peace and justice studies double major hailing from the Bay Area. And she could not be happier to be spending her waning youth serving as the Widows’ business manager! When not singing with the Widows or contemplating senescence, Brianna enjoys making tea and jamming to UK pop phenom One Direction. (She is two degrees of separation away from Harry Styles. #hercrowningglory).
Julia Chille ’15
Julia is a senior Widows from the island part of Rhode Island; as a result, she believes that crossing a bridge and driving for more than an hour constitutes a day trip. She is a Religion major who can’t seem to quit the classics department and can be usually e found working at cafe Hoop, holed up in a practice room in Jewett, or sitting on the steps overlooking Lake Waban in Tower Court. The Widows are her family and she is so excited for another year of beautiful music with them!
Alice Sun ’15 (President, Fundraiser)
A senior from Palisades Ny, Alice is an Art History and Biology double major with a passion for health, food, and music. Besides spending time in chemistry research lab and having heated conversation about bioethics, she is training for marathons, browsing art galleries, and enjoying people’s company. As this year’s President, she’s looking forward to leading the Widows through another great semester!
Sarah Carlson ’17
Sarah is a sophomore from just down the road in Littleton, Mass. SHe loves performing, going out to Boston, having meaningful conversations with friends, and enjoying life. Although unsure of what her major will be, she’s always been interested in Italy, theater, the government, and history-specifically American.
Caterina Castellano ’17 (Treasurer)
Caterina is a sophomore hailing from Medford, Massachusetts, the birthplace of the classic holiday song “Jingle Bells.” She is an Economics and Italian double major. In her spare time, Caterina likes to hang out with friends, catch up on the latest episode of Castle, and snuggle up with a good mystery novel in particular those written by Agatha Christie. She is super excited to be a part of the Widows!
Rebecca Selch ’17 (Musical Director)
Rebecca is a sophomore Chicago native whose billing address is currently located in NYC. She loves making music with her mouth and being surrounded by her fellow aca-people. When not running horizontally and worrying about her nodes (and obnoxiously referencing everything), she can be found writing, cooking, or making fun of her roommate. She is so excited to be a part of the Widows, but promises not to bite!
Vivien Chen ’18
Vivien is a first year from Lexington, MA. While she loves learning anything and everything, she is particularly interested in computer science and psychology. When not pursuing her academic passions and getting lost in the city, she enjoys long walks, positivity, quality time with friends and family, and probably you. She is very excited to be part of the Widows family!
Anjali Sundaram ’18 (Assistant Musical Director)
First-Year. Bass. Bad at Bios.
Lydia Guterman ’18
Lydia is a first year from Brookline, Massachusetts. She is currently thinking about majoring in American Studies, but this will probably change by the time she updates her bio next semester. In her spare time, Lydia likes to hang out with friends, read, catch up on Scandal and Orange is the New Black, and walk around Lake Waban. She is so, so excited to sing with the Widows!
Jennifer Lyon ’18 (Fundraiser)
Jennifer is a first year Widow from the magical land of Hawai’i. She can’t surf but loves swimming with dolphins and eating pineapple. In addition to annoying her roommate by constantly humming show tunes, Jen enjoys watching an unhealthy amount of Star Trek and taking nature walks. She can usually be found in the science center agonizing over calculus or walking around the lake. Jen is absolutely thrilled to be a part of the Widows family!
Bozena Scheidel ’18 (Secretary)
Bozena is a freshman this year and is very excited about joining the web. She loves exploring new music, telling awful jokes, and eating apples. She is unsure of her major, but imagines herself working in libraries in the future. When she’s not singing, Bozena likes exploring the outdoors, reading, and learning from the people around her.
Members on leave for Spring Semester ’15
Cathleen McGovern ’16
Cathleen feels incredibly honored to be able to call herself a Widow for the past 5 semesters. A music major and WGST minor, Cathleen is also a delighted nacho maker at Cafe Hoop and a whimsical singer for the Wellesley College Choir and Chamber Singers in addition to her role as an FYM. She has been musical director of the Widows for three semesters and even though she is studying abroad in Scotland this semester, she cannot wait to return and sing with the Widows again her senior year!
Seraphina Oney ’16
Seraphina is a junior history major from Claremont, CA, concentrating in medieval history. After a wonderful semester abroad in Oxford (where she became a member of the Oxford a cappella group, In the Pink), she is ready to return to Wellesley. Seraphina is an active member of Wellesley’s Music and Arts Society, Tau Zeta Epsilon, where she will be the VP of Music for a third semester. In addition to singing, she enjoys cooking, reading, drinking a pot of tea, and spending time with friends.
Mika Morikawa ’17
Mika Morikawa is a second-year from San Diego, California. She comes from a family of musicians, and has played piano and clarinet in her youth– she has always had an innate love for music. A ballet, jazz, and modern dancer for thirteen years, she decided to spontaneously join choir during her senior year of high school… and loved it. She has been singing ever since. She is Japanese/Cinema and Media Studies Double Major.