Rebecca Torchia is a senior journalism student at the University of Maryland, minoring in French and creative writing. She is the editor-in-chief of Unwind magazine and has completed internships with Whirl magazine, DC Modern Luxury, and Pro Construction Guide. She hopes to visit Montpellier--where she studied abroad for three weeks--again. From Pittsburgh, Torchia is an avid supporter of the Penguins and loves animals.
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Dana Priest, two-time Pulitzer prize winner at The Washington Post and Knight Chair in Public Affairs Journalism at the University of Maryland.