Sampsonia Way Staff

Henry Reese

Photo: Laura Mustio

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

Abigail Meinen is Associate Editor for Sampsonia Way. They studied Writing and Global Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. Abigail worked as an editorial intern with Sampsonia Way in 2016, and joined the magazine’s staff in 2017. They also work as a creative writing coordinator with the Alliance for Refugee Youth Support and Education (ARYSE). Email Abigail

T.J. Murphy is the Audio Visual Technician for Sampsonia Way & 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.