Meet the Members of Our Team

Lea Hamel (Lead Editor):

Lea Hamel graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in May 2020, earning a bachelor of arts degree in English. Passionate about sustainable living, she strives to reduce her carbon footprint on the planet and leave Earth better than she found it. In her free time, Lea enjoys painting, taking nature walks with her dog, baking, spending time with her loved ones, and reading (lots and lots of reading). She can be reached at

Cam Smith (Managing Editor):

Cam studies English and Education at UMass Amherst. He is particularly interested in climate change education as well as the intersection between literature and the environment. He enjoys exploring the woods of his hometown, always finding moments of learning in the natural landscapes of Massachusetts. He can be reached at

Allysa Cayabyab:

Allysa is a sophomore English major at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is interested in how the written word can influence social ideologies and cultural practices. Besides Twenty Second Century, Allysa is also a part of UNICEF at UMass. She can be reached at

Jacob Harwood:

Jacob Harwood is a junior English major who is also pursuing minors in Psychology and

Geography. He is particularly interested in climate studies as it relates to climate justice and the

U.S. policy response to the crisis. In addition to writing, Jacob also enjoys distance running,

reading, and antiquing. He can be reached by email at

Vanan Phan:

Vanan Phan is a senior English major with letters of specialization in Creative Writing, Professional Writing and Technical Communication, and the Study and Practice of Writing. She is interested in discovering different ways to effectively integrate climate change information into popular forms of media. She has recently become obsessed with listening to audiobooks, watercolor painting, and pestering everyone around her to use reusable water bottles. She can be reached at

Isabelle Eastman:

Isabelle Eastman is a senior studying History and English. She is a hiking leader with the UMass Outing Club, a recently-learned rollerblader, and is the reigning Turnip Princess of Eastham, Massachusetts. Isabelle's interest in climate change activism is rooted in the preservation of natural areas, like the treasured forests and trails of Western Mass, and the sprawling beaches of Cape Cod. Her greatest wish is to protect nature's wonders, and the animals that live within them - and to one day meet Dolly Parton. She can be reached at

Anna Shahbazyan:

Anna is a sophomore English and Comparative Literature double major at UMass Amherst. She is most interested in the discussion of climate change in politics and the role of fashion in sustainability. In her free time, she enjoys reading, long walks on the beach, and trying out new tea flavors. She can be reached at