Boundary Editorial Board

Founding Editors

Alison Williams     Matt Wheatley     Joanna Nelius     Lisa Ko     Lauren Cruz

Editorial Board


Matt Goldman

Editor in Chief

Matthew teaches rhetoric and composition at Chapman University. He founded the Write to Read reading series in Orange, CA. Matthew writes memoir, fiction, poetry, and essays.


Elizabeth Chen

Managing Editor

Elizabeth is studying for her MA in English and MFA in Creative Writing. She hold a BA in Psychology from UC Berkeley, and has studied Chinese Language and Culture at NTNU in Taipei.


Paige Welsh

Creative Director

Paige Welsh is pursuing an MFA in fiction. Her thesis at UC Santa Cruz won the Chancellor's Award.


Jason Thornberry

Senior Editor of Non-Fiction

An MFA student, Jason’s work has appeared in The Stranger, The ALAN Review, and The Adirondack Review, among other places. He previously taught literature and writing at Seattle Pacific University.


Sam Risak

Senior Editor of Fiction

Published in Los Angeles Review of Books and Entropy, Sam Risak is a Florida transplant pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing and an MA in English Literature at Chapman University.


Chris Hines

Production Manager

Chris Hines is currently pursuing his MFA in Creative Writing by night and programming by day. Christopher has experience with hand-coded website development as well as modern content management systems.


Sarah Valadez

Assistant Editor

Sarah is a second-year dual-degree M.A./M.F.A student at Chapman University. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing from the University of California, Riverside.


Aysel Atamdede

Assistant Editor

Aysel is a MA/MFA student at Chapman University. She graduated from Santa Clara University with a BA in English and minored in Studio Art, specializing in fiction and animation.


Kati Zamani

Assistant Editor

Kati is an MFA student at Chapman University. She graduated from University of California, Irvine with a BA in English Literature and an emphasis in Latin. She specializes in nonfiction.


Nayana Rajnish

Editor of The Suture

Nayana is a current 2nd year at Chapman, pursuing her M.A in English. She holds a Bachelors in English with honors.


Paolena Comouche

Assistant Editor

Paolena worked as an editor and reporter for The Daily Titan. She has since written as a content creator for 714 Media, and is now pursuing an MA in English.


Ariel Banayan

Copy Editor

Ariel is the co-host for the reading series, Write to Read. He received a B.A. in English from UCLA in 2017.


Danielle Shorr

Marketing Manager

Danielle is an MFA student and associate professor at Chapman University. She has a fear of commitment in regard to novel writing and an affinity for wiener dogs.


Tori O'Leary

Assistant Editor

Tori is a student at Chapman University getting her MFA in Creative Writing. She is originally from the small town of Prescott, Arizona and focuses on experimental-prose.

Faculty Advisors

Dr. Ian Barnard     Dr. Gregory Daddis     Professor Jim Blaylock

Want To Get Involved?

If you’re a Chapman graduate student and would like to be one of our editors, we’re always looking for talented people! Email us at to get involved.