Allie HoughSoprano '19
Jessie ThorntonAlto '19
Nathan WetterTenor '19
Nadia IrvinAlto '20
Kate WardenburgSoprano '20
Samara LilliojaAlto '20
Ben Milan-PolisarBass '20
Abby TéllezAlto '21
Jens DamgaardTenor '21
Jonathan KacvinskyBass '21
Michael KatzBaritone '21
Noah WeisskopfTenor '21
Madelyne QuirozAlto '22
Caroline MossSoprano '22
Asia PorterAlto '22
Dominic ChooBass '22
Allie Hough is a Senior soprano from Baltimore, MD studying French and Linguistics with a minor in Computer Science. When not aca-bopping with the Whispers, Allie is in Kappa Delta sorority on campus, and she can often be found eating ice cream, binge-watching Friends, harmonizing to the radio, belting show tunes both onstage and off, and trying to FaceTime with her dogs back at home.
Jessie is a Senior alto from Washington D.C. She is studying international development and environmental policy. She is excited to graduate and stick around St. Louis to continue supporting local activism groups (and to spend time with the Whispers of course)!
Nathan Wetter is a Senior from San Diego, CA majoring in English Literature with a minor in Drama. When he’s not with the Whispers, Nathan enjoys blowing up the Whispers’ group chat with memes, expressing his qualms about the word “darty,” and getting ‘Yaked at none other than world-premier roastery Kayak’s Coffee. Nathan is also a thespian at WashU and has been in a handful of departmental and student productions. He consequently wears a turtleneck and scarf wherever he goes. Look out, bois.
Nadia is a Junior from Memphis, Tennessee.
Kate Wardenburg is a Junior originally from Frankfort, IL (she lives in St. Louis now though!) and is pre-MD/PhD majoring in Microbiology with a minor in Writing. She serves as one of the Whispers’ Music Directors. Kate also is involved with Cast N’ Crew student theater, is a Nemerov Scholar, conducts antibiotic resistance research at the medical school, and dabbles in photography. Kate has a clinical obsession with Star Wars but, like, it’s fine…
Samara Lillioja is a junior sopalto from Burr Ridge, IL double majoring in Math and Psychology with a minor in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. When she’s not with Whispers, she often can’t be found at all because she’s alone in her room taking a nap (or on an adventure to John’s donuts). She enjoys long naps on the beach, watching TV with friends, and watching TV alone.
Ben Milan-Polisar is a Junior from Westchester, NY, majoring in Psychology and Marketing with a minor in Drama. When not doing Whisper things, Ben can be found dancing with Wash U Dance Theater, eating inordinate amounts of goat cheese, seeing/listening to/talking about musical theatre, and most importantly, using all of these other activities to procrastinate and leave all of his work until the last possible moment.
Abby Téllez is a sophomore from Springfield, IL majoring in history with a focus on Latin America and double-minoring in Spanish and Finance, with intentions of going to law school. When not with Whispers, she can be found advocating for the Wash U student body in SU senate, sending mass emails as the ALAS secretary, enjoying time with her CRU small group, tutoring students through EOTO, or stressing about the LSAT. She spends her free time facetiming her best friends (including her parents), taking explorative walks, having deep conversations with people, and thinking about all the books she would read and piano songs she’d play if she had more free time. She attributes any and all good things in her life to God.
Jens Tulio Damgaard is a Sophomore from Eden Prairie, MN double majoring in Business and Music with a minor in the Business of Entertainment. Outside of Whispers, he is involved with the Performing Arts Department, most recently playing Senator Fipp in Urinetown the Musical. Catch him outside singing’ songs all day long or scoping out Paws ’n Go for “space food”.
Jonathan is a sophomore from Cary, North Carolina, potentially majoring in Environmental Biology. Outside of the whispers Jonathan is a D3 club swimmer, slowest in his lane. He is also involved with Camp Kesem, is a frat star, and goes to the “gym” to “workout”.
Michael Katz is a sophomore baritone from New York City. Don’t ask him what he’s studying. But in all seriousness, Michael decided to start the pre-med track his second year at WashU! Michael likes to say he plays basketball and tennis, but he hasn’t picked up a ball since the summer. Michael spends A LOT of time with the Whispers. This year he lives with two guys in the group and is planning on living with two more next year. Last year you would’ve caught Michael at the gym, but he decided over the summer he wasn’t interested anymore and so he gave up. Michael currently works on campus at the call center asking alumni riddled with student-debt to donate to the university. He would recommend the job to no one ever.
Noah Weisskopf is a sophomore from Newton, Massachusetts interested in Political Science and Philosophy. When he’s not in rehearsal you can find him sleeping, wishing he was at Mission Taco, or reading about and working on various political causes (sometimes all at the same time). If you see him in the DUC, he’s probably lost, so please point him in the direction of the 40.
Madelyne is a freshman from sunny San Diego! She likes Star Wars, but not as much as Kate ;).
Caroline is a freshman from Milwaukee Wisconsin, following the pre-med track and hoping to major in PNP (psychology, neuroscience, and philosophy) with a minor in music or linguistics. Or maybe something else because she’s super indecisive. When she isn’t singing with the Whispers, Caroline can usually be found exploring St. Louis with friends, drinking unhealthy amounts of Taro bubble tea, or listening to John Mayer.
Asia is a Freshman from Cincinnati, Ohio.
Dominic is a freshman from Plano, Texas, who is on the pre-med track and is majoring in PNP. He has been conditioned to salivate at the mention of Seoul Taco.