Massachusetts Daily Collegian

2022-2023 Staff

Saliha Bayrak
Editor-in-Chief

Saliha Bayrak

Saliha Bayrak is the Editor-in-Chief at the Massachusetts Daily Collegian, and is a senior double majoring in Psychology and Journalism. Saliha has been with the Collegian since her freshman year, drawing inspiration for her writing...

Joey Aliberti
Managing Editor

Joey Aliberti

Joey Aliberti is the Managing Editor at the Massachusetts Daily Collegian. A senior, Joey is pursuing a sports journalism major and has been writing for the Collegian since the fall of his freshman year.

Leigh Appelstein
Business Manager

Leigh Appelstein

Leigh Appelstein is the Business Manager at the Massachusetts Daily Collegian. A senior, Leigh is pursuing a double major in marketing and journalism, and began with the Collegian as a news writer and advertising representative...

Julia Benedetto
Finance Manager

Julia Benedetto

Julia Benedetto is the Finance Manager at the Massachusetts Daily Collegian. A senior, Julia is pursuing a degree in finance with a concentration in financial analysis. She is responsible for tracking and reviewing financial records...

Ella Adams
Head News Editor

Ella Adams

Ella Adams is the Head News Editor for the Massachusetts Daily Collegian. Ella is a senior pursuing a major in Journalism and minors in Political Science and Sustainable Community Development, and has been writing for the Collegian...

Lulu Kesin
Head Sports Editor

Lulu Kesin

Lulu Kesin is the Head Sports Editor of the Massachusetts Daily Collegian. A senior, Lulu is double major in journalism and communication. She has been with the paper since the fall of her sophomore year, writing for the sports...

Catherine Hurley
Head Op/Ed Editor

Catherine Hurley

Catherine Hurley is the Head Op/Ed Editor at the Massachusetts Daily Collegian. She started at the paper her sophomore year as an op/ed columnist and spent her junior year as an assistant arts editor. She's a double m...

James Rosales
Head Arts Editor

James Rosales

James Rosales is the Head Arts Editor of the Massachusetts Daily Collegian. Formerly an Assistant Arts Editor, this is his second year at the paper, hoping to continue his love for music journalism and covering cultural events....

Kelly McMahan
Head Podcast Editor

Kelly McMahan

Kelly McMahan is the Head Podcast Editor for the Massachusetts Daily Collegian. Kelly is a sophomore marketing and resource economics major, and she began with the Collegian during her freshman year as a satire columnist, op/ed...

Head Photos Editor

Kira Johnson

Kira Johnson is the Head Photos Editor at the Massachusetts Daily Collegian.

Nick Archambault
Head Graphics Editor

Nick Archambault

Nick Archambault is the Head Graphics Editor  of the Massachusetts Daily Collegian. This is his second semester making artwork for the graphics section, and is a communications major with a minor in studio arts.

Vera Gold
Head Social Media Editor

Vera Gold

Vera Gold is the Head Social Media Editor at the Massachusetts Daily Collegian. She is a senior majoring in communication and has been a part of the Collegian's social media staff since the fall of 2020. Her involvement in various campus publicati...

Ariana Gonzalez
Head Translations Editor

Ariana Gonzalez

Ariana Gonzalez is the Editor of the Translations Department for the Massachusetts Daily Collegian. She is a journalism major who has written for the news section as well as translated articles to Spanish for the past year...

Kiki Karam
Head Public Relations Coordinator

Kiki Karam

Safak Gungor
Website Editor

Safak Gungor

Safak Gungor is the Website Editor at the Massachusetts Daily Collegian.

Assistant News Editor

Sofi Shlepakov

Sofi Shlepakov is an Assistant News Editor at the Massachusetts Daily Collegian and has been writing for the Collegian since her sophomore year. Currently a senior, Sofi is a double major in economics and journalism and is working towards a certif...

Jack Underhill
Assistant News Editor

Jack Underhill

Jack Underhill is an Assistant News Editor at the Massachusetts Daily Collegian and has been writing for the news section since his freshman year. He is a journalism major with minors in political science and film studies. As...

Grace Fiori
Assistant News Editor

Grace Fiori

Grace Fiori is an Assistant News Editor at the Massachusetts Daily Collegian and has been writing for the news section since her freshman year. Currently a junior, she is a double major in Journalism and Sustainable Food and Farming....

Luke Ruud
Assistant News Editor

Luke Ruud

Luke Ruud is the Assistant News Editor for the Campus Life beat at the Massachusetts Daily Collegian. He has been with the paper for a year and a half and is a double major in English and Journalism. He enjoys writing, ...

Caitlin Reardon
Assistant News Editor

Caitlin Reardon

Caitlin Reardon is an Assistant News Editor for the Massachusetts Daily Collegian. She is a sophomore Journalism major and Political Science minor and has been writing for the news and arts sections since her freshman year. She...

Johnny Depin
Assistant Sports Editor

Johnny Depin

Johnny Depin is an Assistant Sports Editor at the Massachusetts Daily Collegian. A sophomore, Johnny is a sports journalism major and has been writing for the Collegian since the fall of his freshman year. He has been a memb...

Pedro Gray Soares
Assistant Sports Editor

Pedro Gray Soares

Pedro Gray Soares is an Assistant Sports Editor at the Massachusetts Daily Collegian. He has been with the paper for one year covering men’s basketball, men’s soccer and softball. He’s a double major in Journalism and Communication...

Kayla Gregoire
Assistant Sports Editor

Kayla Gregoire

Kayla Gregoire is an Assistant Sport Editor at the Massachusetts Daily Collegian. Kayla is a sophomore sports journalism major with a minor in political science. She has been with the paper since fall of her freshman year.

Srija Nagireddy
Assistant Op/Ed Editor

Srija Nagireddy

Srija Nagireddy is an Assistant Op/Ed Editor at the Massachusetts Daily Collegian. Srija has been writing for the Collegian since her sophomore year, and is a senior double major in computer science and English. She's interested...

Luke Halpern
Assistant Op/Ed Editor

Luke Halpern

Luke Halpern is an Assistant Op/Ed editor at the Massachusetts Daily Collegian. He has been with the paper for 2 years writing in the opinion section, and he is a double major in Political Science and Journalism. He loves basketball...

Zach Leach
Assistant Op/Ed Editor

Zach Leach

Zach Leach is an Assistant Op/Ed Editor at the Massachusetts Daily Collegian. He is a sophomore and has been with the Collegian since his freshman year. He is a double major in Social Thought and Political Economy and Philosophy.

Asha Baron
Assistant Op/Ed Editor

Asha Baron

Asha Baron is an Assistant Op/Ed Editor at the Massachusetts Daily Collegian. A sophomore, Asha is pursuing a degree in Communication with a film studies certificate. She has been writing with the Collegian since the beginning...

Molly Hamilton
Assistant Arts Editor

Molly Hamilton

Molly Hamilton has been involved with the Massachusetts Daily Collegian for four years, and became an Assistant Arts Editor as a freshman. A senior, she is pursuing an English major with a focus on creative writing. ...

Assistant Arts Editor

Samourra Rene

Samourra Rene is the Assistant Arts Editor who covers the beauty, lifestyle and campus life beats at the Massachusetts Daily Collegian. She has been with the paper for a year writing for the Arts Section. She is pursuing a major...

Laleh Panahi
Assistant Arts Editor

Laleh Panahi

Laleh Panahi is an Assistant Arts Editor for the Massachusetts Daily Collegian, overseeing the fashion and culture beat. She has been with the paper since her freshman year and is a double major in Finance and Journal...

Shannon Moore
Assistant Arts Editor

Shannon Moore

Shannon Moore is an Assistant Arts Editor at the Massachusetts Daily Collegian, in charge of the Movies and TV beat. She is a sophomore English and Journalism major, and has been with the paper since her freshman year. Outside...

Bella Giordano
Assistant Podcast Editor

Bella Giordano

As a Journalism and Psychology double major, Bella Giordano is excited to continue her role as an Assistant Podcast Editor for the Massachusetts Daily Collegian. Her experience in video and audio producing is supported by her...

Colin McCarthy
Head Video Editor

Colin McCarthy

Colin McCarthy is the Head Video Editor at the Massachusetts Daily Collegian, as well as an Assistant Sports Editor. A senior, Colin is pursuing a major in sports journalism with a minor in history, and has been writing for the...

Shilpa Sweth
Assistant Photos Editor

Shilpa Sweth

Shilpa Sweth is an Assistant Photo Editor at the Massachusetts Daily Collegian. She is a CICS Masters student who joined the Collegian in fall 2021. Her interests lie in reading, photography, figuring out why her laptop ...

Sophie-Zoe Schreyer
Assistant Photos Editor

Sophie-Zoe Schreyer

Sophie-Zoe Schreyer is an Assistant Photos Editor of the Massachusetts Daily Collegian. She is currently a sophomore and has been photographing for the Collegian since her freshman year. She is pursuing a major in Psychology and...

Dylan Nguyen
Assistant Photos Editor

Dylan Nguyen

Dylan Nguyen is an Assistant Photo Editor of the Massachusetts Daily Collegian. He has been with the paper since spring of his freshman year. Dylan is sophomore who majors in biology. His interests are research, analy...

Ava Neely
Assistant Graphics Editor

Ava Neely

Ava Neely is the Assistant Graphics Editor of the Massachusetts Daily Collegian. This is her first year with the paper, writing for the arts and culture section and working on graphics, and she is a journalism major.

Jarius Kidd
Assistant Social Media Editor

Jarius Kidd

Jarius Kidd is an Assistant Social Media Editor for The Massachusetts Daily Collegian. He is a senior pursuing a double major in Marketing and Communications and has been with the Collegian since Spring of 2019. Other interests...

Kate Devitt
Assistant Social Media Editor

Kate Devitt

Kate Devitt is an Assistant Social Media Editor at the Massachusetts Daily Collegian. A sophomore, Kate is pursuing a double major in marketing and English, and has been with the Collegian for one year. She is interested i...

Jonathan Carnes
Assistant Social Media Editor

Jonathan Carnes

Jonathan Carnes (JC) is an Assistant Social Media Editor at the Massachusetts Daily Collegian. He is a sophomore marketing major with a minor in political science on the pre-law track, and is debuting at the Collegian in this...

Constance Sourisse
French Editor

Constance Sourisse

Constance Sourisse is a French Editor at the Massachusetts Daily Collegian. A graduate student, Constance is pursuing an M.A.T. degree in French and has been a part of the Daily Collegian since Fall 2022.

Marisa Lawler
Assistant Public Relations Coordinator

Marisa Lawler

Marisa Lawler is one of the Assistant Public Relations Coordinators at the Massachusetts Daily Collegian. She is a senior journalism major with a minor in sociology. Marisa joined the Collegian in the fall of 2021. ...

Kaitlyn Gilmartin
Assistant Public Relations Coordinator

Kaitlyn Gilmartin

Kaitlyn Gilmartin is a senior Assistant Public Relations Coordinator at the Massachusetts Daily Collegian. She is pursuing a double major in communication and journalism with a concentration in public relations. Her other...