Sampsonia Way Staff

Henry Reese

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Henry Reese is the co-founder of City of Asylum/Pittsburgh, publisher of Sampsonia Way.  He was a co-founder of Reese Brothers and Comm Comm, which provided telemarketing and call center services.  In 2002 he sold his operating business interests, and since then he has mainly engaged in volunteer initiatives. Email Henry Reese

SilviaSilvia Duarte is the managing editor of Sampsonia Way. She received her degree in Communication Sciences from Rafael Landivar University in Guatemala and her masters in Latin American studies from the Autonomous University of Madrid in Spain.  Duarte was editor of El Periódico de Guatemala’s Sunday magazine from 2001 to 2006 and has written scholarly and journalistic articles in Germany, Spain, and the United States. She came to Pittsburgh in 2007 with her partner writer-in-exile Horacio Castellanos. Email Silvia

Carol Hymowitz is an Editorial Advisor of Sampsonia Way. She is known in the U.S. and internationally for her writing and speaking about leadership, innovation and women’s advance in business, politics and the arts.  Her writing has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes and other media.

She currently is an Editor at Large at Bloomberg News.  Previously she was Editorial Director of Forbes Woman, where she launched Forbes Woman Magazine and, a daily website for and about professional women.  She spent most of her journalism career at the Wall Street Journal, where she rose from a reporter to a senior editor and columnist.   She is co-author of A History of Women in America (Bantam Books.)

Olivia StranskyOlivia Stransky is the Associate Editor for Sampsonia Way. She received her B.A. in literature and film from Bard College at Simon’s Rock. While a student, she worked as the editor-in-chief of Glacial Erratic, Simon’s Rock’s literary and arts magazine. After graduating she received a grant to serve as a Fulbright Scholar in Slovakia, where she taught English literature and conversation at Univerzita Komenského in Bratislava. Email Olivia

Caitlyn Christensen is an alumna of the University of Pittsburgh’s writing program. She completed an editorial internship with Sampsonia Way in 2011. Her essays have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize twice, and her writing has appeared in places like Gigantic Sequins, Diagram, and Columbia Journal. Caitlyn joined Sampsonia Way‘s staff in 2014.

T.J. Murphy is the Audio Visual Technician for Sampsonia Way Magazine & City of Asylum. He studied film theory and editing at Pittsburgh Filmmakers and is an active board member for ReelQ, Pittsburgh’s LGBT film festival. He has traveled to China, the Czech Republic, England, and Ireland. Email T.J.

Michael Solano-MullingsMichael Solano-Mullings is Sampsonia Way’s site designer/developer, and web manager. Michael likes to hang out at the intersection of new media, design, and social justice. A strong believer in minimalist design, he builds and maintain websites that work seamlessly, and enjoys running marathons barefoot. Email Michael to inquire about partnerships and marketing collaborations or to report site problems.