Executive Editors

Ayleah Hanton and Karolina Blaziak

Public Relations Officer


Prose and Poetry Editor

Zaria Talley

Art and Photography Editor

Macayla Smith

Design Director

Sabrina Huffman


Fizza Fatima
Madison Hoffman
Danielle Maddox
Tiffany James
Malek Salhab
Soshine Singh
Kim Bartenfelder
Alaina Johansson
Joseph Massa
Elisabeth Angeley
Hannah Brennan
Alanna Milstien

Officer Bios

Karolina Blaziak

IMG_36751Karolina is currently in their senior year at George Mason, studying English with a concentration in Writing and Rhetoric. They are also pursuing a minor in History and another in Psychology. Being a part of Volition allows Karolina to do some of their favorite things: read, write, and edit. They hope to still work with publications in the future, where they can further defend the importance of the Oxford Comma. When not reading or writing, you can expect to find them with a bagel in one hand and coffee in the other as they lie on the couch watching cheesy rom-coms.

Ayleah Hanton

20170508_193628Ayleah is a senior at Mason majoring in Marketing with a minor in Graphic Design. Joining Volition was an effortless decision for her due to her love for literature, words, and creative individuals. She has an odd obsession with Dylan O’Brien, smoothies, and cereal.  Ayleah strives to be the most optimistic person in the room and likes to remind everyone that they are precious cinnamon rolls too great for this world.

Zaria Talley


Zaria is a sophomore at George Mason currently majoring in English with a concentration in Writing and Rhetoric. She has a passion for all things literary and hopes to turn this love into a career. Zaria also has an even stronger passion for coffee, preferably iced, and you will almost always see her with a cup of it while catching up on the latest pop culture events.

Lauren Billy

downloadLauren is a junior at George Mason, majoring in Government and International Politics with a minor in French. With a secret love for all things prose and poetry, she jumped at the opportunity to join Volition when she found the club. When Lauren is not reading the talented work of her peers at Mason, you can find her with a cup of coffee in hand as she binge-watches her favorite Netflix shows. And she, too, likes to remind people of the importance of the Oxford Comma.

Sabrina Huffman

28070970_1747733091938864_2263452370696268963_oSabrina is a senior at George Mason, majoring in Art and Visual Technology with a concentration in Graphic Design. Providing a design-centered voice to Volition gives Sabrina the opportunity to share the power and magic of creativity, which she firmly believes in. While most of her time is taken up designing flyers and posters for various classes and organizations around campus, she always finds herself daydreaming about the beach during much-needed breaks.

Macayla Smith

VolitionPicMacayla is a sophomore at George Mason majoring in English Literature and Theatre Studies. Because of her passion for both photography and prose, she knew even before arriving at George Mason that she wanted to join the literary magazine staff. When she’s not studying or working with her lovely friends at Volition, she loves attending concerts (especially Paramore ones) and watching old horror films.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *