About

Launched in 2006, The WALK is the University of Pennsylvania’s premier and completely student-run fashion publication and community. In 2010, TheWALKMagazine.com was launched as a sister to the print edition, providing Penn with its widely-demanded fashion fix year around.

As an organization, The WALK strives to explore the interdisciplinary field of fashion through its diverse and talented staff members. We at The WALK hope to not only cultivate a passionate community of creative thinkers, but to universalize the powerful force of fashion–within and outside of Penn. We hope that, through our commitment to innovative thinking, we can inspire you to discover the wonderful world that is fashion.

Executive Board

Editor-in-Chief: Nadia Kim

Nadia

Year: 2019, Junior

Hometown: Singapore

School/Major: College – PPE and Fine Arts

On The WALK…

As Editor-in-Chief, Nadia oversees the performance of all departments of the magazine, from creative to editorial to online. She is responsible for leading and developing the overarching vision of The WALK – one that would not be possible without her talented executive board and staff. During her time as EIC, Nadia hopes to continue to push the magazine creatively through unexpected takes on fashion, art, and culture. Above all, she wants to build upon The WALK’s legacy of bringing people together in the production of this big, beautiful thing.

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Before becoming EIC, Nadia served as the magazine’s Director of Photography. Outside of The WALK, Nadia is a poet and VP of Marketing for The Excelano Project, Penn’s first and only spoken-word collective.

She is a strong advocate of cilantro, good design, and dogs that sit like humans.

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Julien Advaney, Creative Director

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Year: 2018, Senior

Hometown: Old Greenwich, CT

School/Major: Engineering – Systems Engineering

On The WALK…

As Creative Director, Julien works with the Editor-in-Chief and Director of Photography to conceptualize the theme and photo shoots for The WALK. As head of the Styling & Beauty Department, he oversees the entire process leading up to shoots, from booking models to pulling clothes to styling hair and makeup. He would be nothing without the incredibly talented and hardworking people on her staff.

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Outside of The WALK, Julien is Co-Curator of TEDxPenn and Vice President of Penn Society for International Development. He loves soccer, traveling, and coffee and is always willing to grab a cup and catch up with someone. Julien hopes to be able to combine fashion and technology one day.

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Emily Cieslak, Editorial Director

Emily

Year: 2019, Junior

Hometown: Wenatchee, Washington

School/Major: College — English and Consumer Psychology

On The WALK…

As Editorial Director, Emily oversees the process of creating the variety of stories that fill the print magazine each semester. She works with an incredible team of writers and editors to brainstorm, edit, and publish thought-provoking articles. Having started out on The WALK as a writer her freshman year, Emily takes pride in seeing the magazine grow and continuing to produce relevant, intriguing content for readers.

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When Emily is not reading or writing about fashion, she is likely working on another article for some of the other publications she writes for on campus, such as 34th Street Magazine. Though she considers shopping a serious form of exercise, Emily loves staying active, whether through kickboxing or taking barre class. Her biggest source of inspiration comes from her cat Kitty, which has been by her side since Kindergarten and still is the fiercest feline on the block.

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Alden Terry, Photography Director

Alden

Year: 2019, Junior

School/Major: Arts and Sciences, Psychology

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Outside of The WALK, Alden spends a lot of time shooting film and doing her own personal photo projects. You can find her at Saxby’s sippin’ on a medium iced coffee and reading from one of her 5,000 psychology textbooks, blueberry muffin in hand.

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Karen Yang, Video Director

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Year: 2020, Sophomore

Hometown: Irvine, CA

School/Major: College – Communication with a minor in Consumer Psychology

On The WALK…

As director of the video department, Karen works with her team of talented filmmakers to produce, film, and edit all of The WALK’s video content. This includes photoshoot BTS videos, lookbooks, make-up tutorials, short documentaries, and more. She spearheaded the magazine’s signature launch promotional videos in 2016 and continues striving to improve the quality and reach of The WALK’s video content for both print and web. Karen is looking forward to the amazing projects that she and her team will be working on, so keep a close eye on our Facebook and Youtube pages!

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Outside of The WALK, Karen is a member of spoken word group The Excelano Project, Creative Director for the Class Board of 2020, and a marketing board member for Asian Pacific American Heritage Week. Her favorite film-oriented website is shortoftheweek.com and her ultimate chick flick is probably 10 Things I Hate About You.

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Art Director: Stella Ge

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Year: 2019, Junior

Hometown: Mountain View, CA

School/Major: SEAS, majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Fine Arts

On The WALK…
As one of the Art Directors, Stella oversees the layout design process of the print magazine, leading the efforts of the layout team. She makes sure that the magazine’s editorial and visual content come to life on the page in fresh, engaging, and aesthetically pleasing ways.

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When Stella’s not coding (or complaining about having to code), you’ll either find her in the dance studio rehearsing with Hype, working on a design assignment, or further fueling her caffeine addiction at a ~hip~ local coffee shop.

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Siyuan Liu, Art Director

Siyuan

Year: 2020, Sophomore

Hometown: Rochester, NY

School/Major: Engineering – Computer Science with minors in Math and Sociology

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Siyuan is also the Creative Director for IMPACT and a sister and the Risk Management Chair of Alpha Omega Epsilon. When she’s not busy, she’s an avid sleeper, eater, and gamer.

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Operations Coordinator: Sabrina Aberman

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Year: 2018, Senior

Hometown: Montreal, QC

School/Major: SEAS – Systems Science & Engineering and minoring in Engineering Entrepreneurship and Mathematics

On The WALK…

As Operations Coordinator, Sabrina works with the Executive Board to handle operational and management issues for The WALK. She oversees all communication and logistics involved with the creation of both the print magazine and web.

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In addition to The WALK, Sabrina is a member of SDT’s Wellness Committee. She loves travelling and admiring architecture, reading recipes and trying new restaurants, and reading about retail/tech news.

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Chrissy Walker, Finance Director

Chrissy

Year: 2019, Junior

Hometown: Austin, TX

School/Major: Wharton – Marketing & Communications, Management

On The WALK…

As Vice President of Finance, Chrissy  oversees the financing of the magazine. She is responsible for managing all ad sales and event & merchandise budgeting. Chrissy makes sure The WALK can afford to print each amazing edition of the publication.

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Outside of The WALK, Chrissy is a WH101 Teaching Assistant and CEO of Penn Fashion Week, as well as an active member of the Wharton Retail Club, Wharton Women, and MUSE. She spends her free time as an aspiring food blogger (@chrissycuisine) and avid concert attendee.

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Kiki Dominguez, Marketing Director

Kiki

Year: 2019, Junior

Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland

School/Major: College – Economics/Legal Studies & History

On The WALK…

As Marketing Director, Kiki leads the Marketing Team in planning the publication’s launch events, promoting general awareness of The WALK, and revamping the magazine’s social media platforms.

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Outside of The WALK, Kiki tutors kids in Spanish in West Philly as part of ACTION (Active Cross-Cultural Training In Our Neighborhoods) and is a member of the sorority Delta Delta Delta.

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Annabel Ware, Marketing Director

Annabel

Year: 2019, Junior

School/Major: International Relations

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Annabel is a native of Wisconsin and loves getting involved in various publications at Penn. She serves as Marketing Chair for The WALK and as an Associate Editor for the National Honor Society’s Journal of International Studies. During her free time, Annabel loves to go to center city and try new restaurants.

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Web Editor-in-Chief: Danie Moore

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Year: 2018, Senior

Hometown: Reading, PA

School/Major: Annenberg/Communication

On The WALK …

As Web Editorial Director, Danie is responsible for the overall strategy and oversight of The WALK Magazine Online, and manages all aspects of the site: creative, editorial, operations and technical. She works closely with an incredibly talented editorial and technical team of writers, editors, photographers/videographers, and web managers, to provide high quality content.

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Formerly a Culture Editor for the site, Danie loves debating the merits of movies, TV, and musical theater. When she’s not busy with The WALK, she serves as the President of the Wharton Undergraduate Media & Entertainment Club and performs with Penn Singers Light Opera Company.

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Press

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2014 “What Should You Read This Week” by The Daily Pennsylvanian

2013 Named One of the Best College Fashion Magazines Across the Country by Teen Vogue

2013 “The WALK Hosts Winter Issue Launch Party” by The Daily Pennsylvanian

2012 “Walk This Way” by the The Pennsylvania Gazette

Awards

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2014 Columbia Scholastic Press Association Annual Critique – Crown Award Finalist, to be named Gold or Silver in March

2013 Columbia Scholastic Press Association Annual Critique – Silver Crown Award for Hybrid Publication (Top 3% of publications submitted)

2013 Columbia Scholastic Press Association Annual Critique – Gold Medalist

2013 Columbia Scholastic Press Association Annual Critique – All-Columbian Honors for Essentials, Verbal and Visual

2012 Columbia Scholastic Press Association Annual Critique – Gold Medalist

2012 Columbia Scholastic Press Association Annual Critique – All-Columbian Honors for Essentials, Verbal and Visual

2011 Penn Publications Cooperative Awards – Magazine of the Year

2011 Penn Publications Cooperative Awards – Best Cover

2011 Penn Publications Cooperative Awards – Best Overall Design

Acclaim

The WALK fashion magazine, in both its print and digital editions, is trendsetting plus raises the bar for every other publication. It’s innovative with every aspect from the topics covered to the professional level photography to the page designs which are at the same level as the top fashion magazines in the industry today.” -Columbia Scholastic Press Association

“To an outside reader, seeing this magazine for the first time, he would never guess that it was a student-generated, college publication; the level of professionalism is that high.” -Columbia Scholastic Press Association

“Look no further than its richly layered graphic design and the edgy—and often funny—photo spreads that suck you in.” -Penn Gazette

“One thing that impressed the PubCo judges (two of whom spend their days at the Gazette) was the way The WALK struts its intellectual style.” -Penn Gazette 

“There aren’t enough superlatives to adequately acknowledge what the staff has accomplished. The WALK was a visual feast for the eyes and a verbal storytelling of fashion and style.” -Columbia Scholastic Press Association

“For any college group contemplating publishing a specialty magazine, all they need to do is study The WALK, print and digital; that would be like taking a master class in magazine production.” -Columbia Scholastic Press Association

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