The Team


The Lion

Managing Board

Managing Board

The Lion's Managing Board is tasked with overseeing the daily operations of the publication and working to ensure the site's long term success. To contact the team, email operations@columbialion.com

Arlena McClenton

Editor in Chief

Arlena McClenton (BC ’19) is the Editor in Chief for the Lion. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, she is studying Comparative Literature. On campus, she’s a Writing Fellow and a mentor for the Columbia Mentoring Institute. She enjoys reading, drinking tea, and exploring the city.

Veronica Roach

Managing Editor

Veronica Roach (CC’20) is the Managing Editor for the Lion. A resident of South Florida, she loves to take advantage of all New York has to offer–from food, to museums, to theater–and hopes to memorize the entire subway system so she can call herself a New Yorker without reservation.

Remington Free

Creative Director

Remington Free (CC’20) is the Creative Director for the Lion. Originally from Toronto, Canada, she is intending to study astrophysics and creative writing. Besides photography and graphic design, her hobbies also include swimming, operatic singing and musical theatre.

Malik Drabla

Director of Technology

Malik (SEAS ’20) is a rising sophomore in Columbia Engineering studying Computer Science and minoring in History and Applied Math. Originally from Chicago, he enjoys exploring nightlife in New York City and taking classes outside his intended fields of interest.