Meet the Team


Matt Walsh || Editor-in-chief

Matt Walsh is a VI Form day student from Southborough, Massachusetts. He edits for LEO, leads Openly Secular, plays trumpet, and leads the young Democrats club. Matt is a hot sauce connoisseur, and he loves Tabasco. His academic interests include public policy, political science, and chemistry, and he plays baseball and runs cross country. In his free time, he gets outraged about Trump. He hopes that The Parkman Post can be a hub for intellectual thought, ideological diversity and meaningful debate.



Tom Paugh || Chief Operating Officer

Tom Paugh is a 17 year old from Wayland, MA and a member of the St. Mark’s Class of 2019. Tom is actively involved in St. Mark’s student life as a Dorm Prefect, Pathways Prefect, member of the St. Mark’s Model UN, Admission Prefect, and Peer Tutor. He is also currently pursuing a classics diploma from St. Mark’s as well. He aspires to get a degree in Business Management/Entrepreneurship so that he can start his own company. Tom has a strong passion for serving his community, and has completed stints at the Boys and Girls Club in Marlborough, MA, as well as volunteering at Brantwood Camp in Peterborough, NH. In addition to his academics, he enjoys playing soccer, hockey, and golf. In his free time, Tom likes to spend time with family, travel, and enjoy the outdoors.


2b41b71ea154481245baa9a8d1a2b7b0Colin Capenito || Managing Editor

Colin Capenito is a 17 year old from Worcester, MA and is a member of the St. Mark’s School Class of 2019. He sees St. Mark’s as a great doorway to many new opportunities. He has been interested in filmmaking and writing ever since he was very young, and is constantly looking for ways to improve his skills in both areas. He plans to get a degree in filmmaking and hopes to one day be able to move to Hollywood and accomplish his dream of making movies. Some of his other interests include computer science, robotics, baseball, and traveling. He is always looking for new challenges that will shape his future.


Reid Monahan || Head Economist

Reid Monahan is a 17 year old from Concord, Massachusetts. He is a member of the St. Mark’s Class of 2019. He plans on pursuing a career in venture capital, software development and other investments. He intends on a major in economics and a minor in computer science. Some other interests include: squash, golf and computer science.






Luc Coté || Technology and Layout Manager

Luc Coté is a 17 year old senior at St. Mark’s School. In his free time Luc enjoys coding, building things, politics, and grilling. Luc is a self-proclaimed grill master, a member of Students for Sustainability, an enthusiastic Peer Tutor, and co-founder of the Young Independents club. Luc hopes to soon start a Coding Club at St. Mark’s as well. Academically, Luc is an involved and passionate student with interests in Computer Science, Math, Physics, Engineering, and History. Luc joined the Parkman Post to combine his enjoyment of politics with his love for STEM.



Cyrus Motakef || Social Media Manager

Cyrus Motakef is a 17 year old student from Weston, Massachusetts, and is graduating from St. Mark’s in Southborough in 2019. He plans to get his degree in Biochemistry and an MBA. Cyrus’s main interests are computer science, chemistry, and biology. He takes part in Model UN, Debate Club, and Astronomy Club. Cyrus is using the advantages of St. Mark’s to better himself and his community.



Julian Yang || Staff Writer

Julian Yang is a boarding student from North Chelmsford, MA, and a member of the V form at St. Mark’s. He plays saxophone and has a strong interest in aviation. Julian has been playing hockey since the age of 5, and is an avid Boston Bruins fan. He hopes to share his interests in aviation, technology, sports, and global issues with the Parkman Post.




Stephanie Moon || Staff Writer

Stephanie Moon is currently a 16 year old student at St. Mark’s. She is from Seongnam, South Korea.






Ryan Yang || Staff Writer

Ryan Yang is VI form student from Singapore. He hopes to pursue a career in business, but is currently more interested in getting more involved the Ecommerce sector, specifically, in marketplace creation. He has been working on his own social enterprise venture, Empowering People In Cambodia (EPIC). He hopes that his work in the future will allow him to give back and improve the lives of the Southeast-asian communities. Ryan is also an ardent fan of Arsenal Football Club, and enjoys spending time with his family and dog, Dolce.




Rick Sarkar || Staff Writer

Rick Sarkar is a boarding student from Winchester, MA and a member of the St. Mark’s class of 2019. He enjoys writing and is a layout editor for The St. Marker (the school newspaper) as well as a part of the St. Mark’s panel of The Tavern, an interscholastic thoughts-paper. Rick is also a founder and head of the Young Independent’s Club. He loves to run and is a part of the cross country and JV hockey teams at St. Mark’s. He plays trombone and is a member of the jazz band. Rick is passionate about learning and has an interest in government, public policy, and economics. He is optimistic about the future and looks forward to working tirelessly to make the most of his time at St. Mark’s.



Jack Cai || Staff Writer

Jack Cai is a IV Former at St. Mark’s School from Shanghai, China. He is a passionate golf player and guitar player. He is a photographer as well as a student in behavioral psychology, social psychology and philosophy.






Leo Xie || Staff Writer

Leo Xie is a 18-year-old student from Shanghai China, and a member of the class of 2019 from St. Mark’s School. He loves running and playing squash, basketball, and tennis. Leo has a strong interest in market analysis and he spent last summer studying that at Columbia University. At St. Mark’s, Leo is involved in Student for Sustainability and St. Marguerite’s partnership as his major commitments. He also loves music and plays in a jazz band as the bassist.



Kian Sahani || Staff Writer

Kian is a 16 year old day student in the graduating class of 2020 from Sudbury MA. He enjoys playing tennis, squash, and golf, and he also enthralls himself in the French language and culture. He is a peer tutor and a tour guide at SM. He loves a good debate, and he always makes sure his ideas are heard. He is always accepting of all ideas and opinions, big or small. He currently thrives in STEM and he plans to go into medicine and eventually specialize in dentistry. He hopes to take his dad’s company farther than anyone thought possible.



Lora Xie || Staff Writer

Lora Xie is a V Form boarding student from Chengdu, a southwestern city in China that has the best spicy food in the universe. She feels driven to think and talk about the “big” and abstract questions. She has a weird sense of humor and takes pride in making others think. Her current life goal is to figure out the meaning of her life (or the lack thereof, should that be the case). She hopes that the things she enjoys – math, philosophy, language, computer science, and visual art – will guide her on this journey. She plays tennis and is trying to run. Eating a good breakfast helps her write more elegantly.


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