Tali Voron // Editor in Chief // Founder
Tali is driven by her passion for creative writing, love of people, and the desire to make the publishing industry a more accessible space. She completed her Bachelor of Arts, Honours at the University of Toronto in English literature, Education, and Psychology. She is currently completing an MA in the Literatures of Modernity program at Ryerson University. In her spare time, Tali pens down prose, drinks copious amounts of coffee, laughs, spends time with her loved ones, cuddles with her cat Luna, and enjoys [making] terrible puns.
Shelly Zevlever // Editor
Shelly Zevlever is a reader, writer and blogger. She works for Adventures in YA Publishing, a 101 best site for writers selected by Writer’s Digest, and is a blogger at Read.Sleep.Repeat. She rants as much as she reads. You can find her on Instagram at @shellyzev and read more about her on her personal site.
Reilly Ballantyne // Editor
Reilly is a Humanities student at the University of Toronto studying English and Philosophy. She spends most of her time outside the lecture hall daydreaming, penning her original works, scribbling away in a sketchbook, and editing for independent writers in the online community. Although most of her résumé is dedicated to theatre, Reilly’s aspirations are targeted in literature and she looks forward to working in The Soap Box community. Her creative outlets include writing, theatre, fine arts, and thinking of six impossible things before breakfast.
Anna Maria // Editor
Anna Maria is studying Ethics, Society and Law and English at the University of Toronto. When she isn't browsing books at a book store or satisfying her coffee addiction at one of the many cafés in downtown Toronto, she can be found cuddling with her cat. Anna Maria loves to read, write, play the guitar and quote Oscar Wilde.
Carine Lee // Editor
Carine is an undergraduate student at the University of Toronto studying English, French, and Women & Gender Studies. She is currently a blog writer and a copy editor for The Spectatorial, and hopes to one day write and publish her own novel. She is very excited to be a part of The Soap Box team. Her hobbies include writing music, trying new food with friends, and wondering exactly why a raven is like a writing desk.
Lamees Shah // Editor
An undergraduate student at University of Toronto Scarborough, double majoring in Molecular Biology, Immunology, and Disease; and Health Studies. Although she studies science, her curiosity and passion moves her ever so often into the realms of art and literature. She also loves taking photos and noting down inspiring words from anywhere and everywhere.
Faith Hwang // Editor
My name is Faith Hwang and I am an English specialist at the University of Toronto. I am a copy editor for The Spectatorial as well as The Strand. I enjoy music, food, reading, and socializing with others. If not found outside, then I am most likely chilling on my bed cuddling my dog.
Zoe Schmilovich // External Relations
Zoe is a Life Sciences student at Queen’s University with marketing, photography, video production, and research experience under her belt. She loves to travel, read, hike, and is looking forward to seeing The Soap Box grow!
Aleks Petlahs // Treasurer
Aleks enjoys coding and helped bring The Soap Box to life. He attended the University of Waterloo to study Mathematics and Computer Science. Aleks loves going for runs, biking, and eating delicious foods to satisfy his hunger.
Julia Yan // Web Developer
Julia is a University of Toronto student studying Computer Science, specializing in Software Engineering. She has been coding since the tenth grade and hopes to merge her love for art and computers through web development. In her spare time, Julia can be found avidly reading or studying up about all the plants she owns. Read more about Julia on her personal site