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Alondra Sánchez (EH2, CC, CL)
About Me: David Bowie’s biggest fan. ABBA’s number two, and strong supporter of the Jonathan Larson Supremacy. Aside from claiming my prideful celebrity stan status, there’s nothing more that I enjoy other than making short films and indulging in a transcendent book. To name a few, my favorite book genres are magical realism, religious memoirs, and oh! no other than yes, tragicomedy!
Shameless plug in 3, 2, 1: I invite you to visit and join the Tragicomedy Toastmasters family AKA the BEST place to be on a Thursday evening! See you there, and remember, “keep on rockin' in the free world, doot doola doot doo!”.
VP of Education
About Me: I’m so glad my introverted, four-year-old self discovered the stage and felt that it was a safe and sacred space where I belonged.
Having found my passion so early in my life has allowed me to take on the stage through lead roles in various plays and musicals, through concerts in which I played the piano, flute, as well as guitar, and most importantly, through the speeches that I presented.
I was honored to become a Speech & Debate state finalist and a National semi-finalist last year, as well as a Regional Champion this year.
There is nothing I love more than sharing stories along with embodying different characters, and Tragicomedy has provided me with a safe space to do exactly that!
VP of Membership
Alyssa Tan (CC, CL)
About Me: Hi! I'm Alyssa, an 8th grader from California. I like to play the piano and violin, write short stories, read fantasy/action novels, hang out with friends, and attempt to draw digital characters.
Joseph Esler (DTM)
About Me: Residing in Cambridge, Massachusetts, I am a stand-up comedian completing my master's degree in dramatic arts at Harvard. My specialty is dark comedy, the kind that has a plethora of trigger warnings. I also am a hip hop scholar. My thesis is tentatively titled “Hip Hop as Ironic Faith: Rappers Performing as Totemic Prophets Through Trickster Figures.”
Sgt. at Arms
Mary Ellen Pataro (PM5, EH1)
About Me: I'm a professional Artist with years of experience and education in Graphic Design, Illustration, Photography, and Journalism. I enjoy life to the fullest, spending time creating beautiful art—painting and drawing. Outdoors with nature, biking, kayaking, gardening, and swimming are just a few of my favorite pastimes. Family and friends are often my life's most meaningful pleasures.
Youth Leadership Program
Carol Stead (EH4, IP3, PM1, ACB, CL)
About Me: I am married and retired from Social Work. I have two little Shih Tzu dogs, Belle and Lizzie. I like to read and crochet and have many foreign pen friends. I would like to travel more. I have been a member of Toastmasters since 2013.