About

OUR MISSION:

herehear works to generate conversations by offering diverse Christian perspectives on the world.

OUR VISION:

hearhere envisions a Claremont College community where students, faculty, and staff engage with Christian perspectives in vibrant discussions on the deep questions in life.

OUR NAME:

The name hearhere comes from our fundamental desire to hear and to be here.

We want to hear: to listen to everyone, to be mindful, to have open ears for all voices, and to listen for the voice of God in everything we do.

We want to be here: to be present, to acknowledge the issues of our campus and of our time, and to serve the needs of the Claremont Colleges.

“He who has ears, let him hear.”

Mark 4:9 ESV

Meet Our Executive Team

Hometown: Palo Alto, CA

Stephanie Yu

President / Co-Editor In Chief

Steph Yu, class of 2022, is a student at Pomona studying Computer Science and Public Policy with a concentration in Chemistry. As the President and one of our Co-Editors in Chief, she is responsible for overseeing the field staff of hearhere. She guides our leaders and teams to be God-centered, future-oriented, innovation-centric, and relationally-anchored. Steph’s favorite part of hearhere is the opportunity to foster inspiration and growth in our members. She also enjoys language learning, genuine conversations, and watching Chinese dramas. 

Ryan Lillestrand

Vice President / Co-Editor In Chief

Ryan Lillestrand is a student at Pitzer, class of 2023, studying International Political Economy. As the Vice President and one of the Co-Editors in Chief, he is responsible for overseeing the editorial staff of hearhere. He works closely with the writers to shape their ideas and pieces, as well as with the design team to craft the semesterly journal. Ryan’s favorite parts of hearhere are the group discussions and editing sessions at editorial meetings. Some of his hobbies include reading, writing, and cycling.

Hometown: Carlsbad, CA

Hometown: Boulder, CO

Ruth Efe

Chief Strategic Officer

Ruth Efe is a student at Claremont McKenna, class of 2022, studying Math and Economics. As the Chief Strategic Officer, she helps guide our presidents in reaching their goals for themselves, their executive team, and the organization as a whole. As our presidents’ mentor, she is responsible for coming up with strategies and methodologies to improve hearhere’s productivity, development, and internal culture. Ruth enjoys inviting thought provoking conversation about the intersections of intellectualism and faith at hearhere. Some of Ruth’s hobbies are singing in her a cappella group, Midnight Echo, and playing water polo on campus (Go Athenas!!). 

Andy Han

Managing Editor

Andy Han is a student at Pomona, class of 2023, studying Computer Science and Philosophy. As the Managing Editor, his job is to support the editorial team as they write and edit their pieces for the journal. Andy enjoys that hearhere allows him to use reason and faith to support one another in a community of fellow Christians passionate about seeking truth. Some of Andy’s hobbies are reading, rock climbing, and playing the piano. 

Hometown: Cincinnati, OH

Hometown: Fremont, CA

Isabel Suh

Managing Designer

Isabel Suh is a student at Scripps, class of 2024, planning on studying Politics or Legal Studies. As the Managing Designer, she leads the design team and helps direct the aesthetic of each journal. Isabel’s favorite part of hearhere is the friends she’s made. She also enjoys playing with Indesign to create new spreads for the journal. Some of Isabel’s hobbies are watching anime and making sure all her belongings are blue or pink.

Ellie Chang

Director of Online Content

Ellie Chang is a student at Scripps, class of 2024, planning on studying History and Music. As the Director of Online Content, she is responsible for managing hearhere’s online presence: social media, website design, and video production. Ellie’s favorite part of hearhere is the community of Christians united by both faith and a common mission, and the personal, professional, and spiritual fulfillment she gets from serving. She enjoys crocheting, outfit planning, playing volleyball (badly), playing piano and bass guitar (also badly), and talking about hearhere to anyone who will listen.

Hometown: Syosset, NY

Hometown: Montrose, CA

David Kim

Director of Operations

David Kim is a student at Pomona, class of 2023, studying Molecular Biology. As the Director of Operations, he is responsible for keeping hearhere running smoothly by overseeing data analytics, recruitment, finances, and staff development. David’s favorite part of hearhere is the close-knit community and the balance of work and fun. Some of David’s hobbies are tennis and journaling.

Ethan Fong

Director of Campus Engagement

Ethan Fong is a student at Pomona, class of 2025, planning on studying Neuroscience or Chemistry. As the Director of Campus Engagement, Ethan is in charge of hearhere’s external brand awareness, consumer retention, and recruitment. Ethan’s favorite part of hearhere is getting to meet other incredible Christians. Some of Ethan’s hobbies are making and listening to music, swimming, and cooking. 

Hometown: Vancouver, Canada