Holly Wethey

Holly Wethey is studying Honours English Literature at McGill, where she is writing a creative thesis on ekphrasis and impersonality in modernist and contemporary poetry. She is Co-President of Mcsway and has been involved with the club since 2019. Outside of Mcsway, she is a founding editor of The Imagist and manages social media and design. She is on the editorial board of The Fiddlehead and The /tƐmz/ Review, and works as a proofreader at The Capilano Review and Peripheral Review. She is also a Student Life Editor at The McGill Tribune. Her work has been published in Yolk, The VEG, The McGill Tribune Creative Supplement, F Word, and Half a Grapefruit Magazine.


Amanda Ventrudo

Amanda Ventrudo studies Psychology and Political Science at McGill University, writes poems that don't quite make sense, and tries her best to go to bed early. 


Jasmine Zhang

VP Internal

Jasmine Zhang studies Honours Physics at McGill University. She writes poems in her phone notes sometimes. 

The Mcsway Team


Anna Berglas
VP Finance

Anna Berglas is in her second year of an English and Statistics double major, meaning she can always be found writing essays or integrals. There is no in-between. 


Sam Lapenna
Project Lead

Sam Lapenna (she/her) is a graduate student at McGill in Occupational Therapy, where she hopes to one day implement animals as therapy tools in a healthcare setting. She is also an animal biologist and an extrovert who surrounds herself with friends of all sizes and species. Her best friend, a maltese named Angel, is both her trusty companion and source of inspiration. 

Maeve Reilly
VP External


Maeve Reilly is a student of McGill’s Cultural Studies and Sociology departments, as well as the walking trails of Mont Royal. The subjects she is overly-qualified to teach are, Beauty over Warmth? — Montrealers’ (re)structuring of winter priorities, List-making for the Nervous and Forgetful, and Society and the “Ship Edit:” a close reading of a modern medium. 


Lucía Linaje-Ferrel
Project Lead

Lucía Linaje-Ferrel is an artist and library enthusiast who studies English and Communications. Writing brings her joy, almost as much as cheesecake does. Almost.

Zeina Jhaish

Project Lead

Zeina Jhaish is a Palestinian-Canadian poet and educator. She has been a Project Lead with Mcsway for 3 years. She is an Education major minoring in Middle Eastern and Islamic studies. You can find her work published with Unootha Magazine, the Ghassan Kanafani Scholarship, and the McGill Tribune. When she is not editing poetry or working, she can be found on an airplane or by the beach.