The InSight Magazine team is composed of dedicated students guided by a board of advisors and other field experts.



Aditi Mayer – Founder

Aditi Mayer is a literary journalism and international studies double major passionate about the intersections of media and social action. Beyond working on InSight Magazine, she can be found on her sustainable fashion blog or serving as a board member of the Asian American Journalist Association.

Helena Carlson – Editor-in-Chief

Helena Carlson is a UC Irvine student studying literary journalism and software engineering. She hopes that in the years to come, InSight will continue to grow and engage its readers so that the issue of local poverty will have its place among Californian concerns.

Shantrell Lumpkin – Managing Editor

Shantrell Lumpkin is a 3rd year english major at UC Irvine. She has her own connection with poverty that drives her passion for creating transparency and understanding among readers. She hopes that the efforts of InSight will shed light on the issues that many people face in California as well as worldwide.

Core Team


Mariel Baconawa
Megan Tao
Shantrell Lumpkin
Zahrah Kabbara
Ryan Fornoles

Radio Production

Orbelin Portillo
Jordan Williams
Kelly He

Content Writing

Alex Cardona
Kaitlin Grace Aquino
Salaar Maghazeh
Shelley Kashyap
Sydney Charles

Digital Media

Sabrina Claros
Robert Thornson
Ryan Wang
Khushi Valia
Norbert Tsi
Azita Rahebi


Rashmi Narula
Ariel Chan
Vinita Santhosh
Grace Lai
Claire Harvey


Michelle Wan
Sienna Kuo
Aakanksha Savla