Contributing editors

John Easton

John Easton, AM’77, is senior science writer in communications and marketing for the University of Chicago Medicine.

Carrie Golus

Carrie Golus, AB’91, AM’93, edits the Core, the College supplement to the University of Chicago Magazine, and the College Review, a quarterly email for College alumni. She earned her AB and AM from UChicago in English language and literature.

Brooke O’Neill

Brooke O’Neill, AM’04, is a freelance writer and editor. She got her journalistic start as the Magazine’s Alumni News Editor in 2005 and has since written for publications such as BackStage, Korean Air Magazine, and Show Pony Magazine. She also collaborates with UChicago and local arts organizations on development and marketing publications. Brooke earned her bachelor’s from Georgetown University and her master’s in social sciences with a focus in anthropology from UChicago.

Amy Braverman Puma

Amy Braverman Puma joined the University in 2002. After ten years at the University of Chicago Magazine, including three as editor, in September 2012 she began her current role as editorial director, periodicals, working with the editors of several UChicago publications. Earlier she worked in Washington, DC, as deputy editor for She earned a master's degree from Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism in 1999 and a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign in 1998. She enjoys spending time with her husband and their two young children.

Mary Ruth Yoe

Mary Ruth Yoe joined the University in July 1989. With a BA in American studies from Washington College, she earned an MLitt from the University of Edinburgh. She has helped edit alumni magazines for a baker's dozen of institutions, including Grinnell College and Johns Hopkins University (where she headed the Alumni Magazine Consortium). She enjoys writing headlines that include puns and/or lyrics from her favorite songwriter, and no doubt her epitaph will contain a typo.


Sean Carr

As lead development writer in UChicago’s office of alumni relations and development, Sean Carr, AB’90, works with his colleagues to raise vital support from UChicago’s generous alumni and friends. He still can’t believe he gets to write for the Magazine from time to time and is thrilled every time he has the chance to do it.

Jeanie Chung

Jeanie Chung edits Tableau for the University’s Division of the Humanities. Before coming to UChicago, she worked for several years as a journalist—mostly in sports—several more years in communications for Chicago Public Schools, and a few other years writing for various publications and organizations. She has a BA in English from Amherst College and an MFA in fiction writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Ingrid Gonçalves

Ingrid Gonçalves, AB’08, joined the University in 2013. As a senior development writer, she handles everything from social media posts to multi-million-dollar gift proposals. She previously served as director of communications at Manufacturing Renaissance, a Chicago-based community development nonprofit. Ingrid is a double-major in political science and international studies.

Maureen Searcy

Maureen Searcy is a science writer who joined the University in 2013. She edits Inquiry, the Physical Sciences Division publication, and has written for HELIX Magazine and the Field Museum. Maureen worked as a research scientist before earning an MFA in creative nonfiction and transitioning to science communication.