Allie HoughSoprano '19
Jessie ThorntonAlto '19
Nathan WetterTenor '19
Nadia IrvinAlto '20
Kate WardenburgSoprano '20
Samara LilliojaAlto '20
Ben Milan-PolisarBass '20
Donovan DugginsBass '20
Abby TéllezAlto '21
Jens DamgaardTenor '21
Jonathan KacvinskyBass '21
Michael KatzBaritone '21
Noah WeisskopfTenor '21
Dominic ChooBass '22
Allie Hough is a Junior 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.
Nathan Wetter is a Junior 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.
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. One topic to never bring up around Kate? Star Wars – you’ll get her talking and she’ll never stop…
Samara Lillioja is a Sophomore sopalto from Burr Ridge, IL studying Math and Psychology and maybe a few other things too or maybe neither because she hasn’t quite figured out her passions yet. 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 spends most of her free time (this does not include nap time- that is strictly scheduled) on Whispers, whether that be musically or socially.
Ben Milan-Polisar is a Sophomore 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.
Donovan Duggins is a Sophomore from Wichita, KS double majoring in Mathematics/Economics and Educational Studies and minoring in Drama. He serves as a member of the 114th cohort of Lock and Chain Sophomore Honorary, the Campus Campaign Coordinator for Teach for America, a peer mentor for Redefining Community Experience (a Social Justice Leadership retreat), and a member of the track and field team, among other things. On the weekend, you probably will not be able to find Donovan, for he is either at work, at a meeting, or simply doing something else altogether in a different state.
Abby Téllez is a freshman 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 Freshman 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 freshman 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 and goes to the “gym” to “workout”.
Noah Weisskopf is a freshman 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.
Dominic likes flipflops