Massachusetts Daily Collegian

2021-2022 Staff

Ana Pietrewicz
Editor-in-Chief

Ana Pietrewicz

Ana is the editor-in-chief of the Collegian. She is a senior journalism and political science major and has worked for the Collegian since freshman year. She started as an op/ed columnist and has worked as an op/ed assistant,...

McKenna Premus
Managing Editor

McKenna Premus

McKenna Premus is the Managing Editor at the Massachusetts Daily Collegian. A senior, McKenna is pursuing a double major in journalism and psychology, and has been writing for the Collegian since her sophomore year. She is curren...

Zach Polak
Business Manager

Zach Polak

Zach Polak is the Business Manager of the Massachusetts Daily Collegian. Zach is a computer science major, and has been with the Collegian since his freshman year, when he started as an Advertising Representative.

Leigh Appelstein
Financial Manager

Leigh Appelstein

Sophia Gardner
Head News Editor

Sophia Gardner

Sophia Gardner is the head news editor at the Massachusetts Daily Collegian. A senior, Sophia is pursuing a major in journalism and a minor in political science. She has been writing for the Collegian since her freshman year....

Lulu Kesin
Head Sports Editor

Lulu Kesin

Lulu Kesin is the Sports Editor at the Massachusetts Daily Collegian. A junior, Lulu is pursuing a double major in journalism and communication. She began writing for the Arts and Sports sections during the fall of her ...

Emma Garber
Head Op/Ed Editor

Emma Garber

Emma Garber is the Head Op/Ed Editor at the Massachusetts Daily Collegian. A senior, she is pursuing dual degrees in dance and journalism, as well as a certificate in arts management. She has been writing for the Colleg...

Astghik Dion
Head Arts Editor

Astghik Dion

Astghik Dion is the Head Arts Editor at the Massachusetts Daily Collegian. A senior, Astghik is pursuing a double major in journalism and BDIC with a concentration in media, culture and politics. She has been writing fo...

Head Translations Editor

Sarah Selin Kim

Maxwell Zeff
Head Podcast Editor, Assistant Op/Ed Editor

Maxwell Zeff

Maxwell Zeff is the Head Podcast Editor and an Assistant Op/Ed Editor at the Massachusetts Daily Collegian. Maxwell is a senior journalism and communication major, and he’s been writing for the Collegian since his freshman year....

Head Photo Editor

Megan Wong

Vera Gold
Head Social Media Editor

Vera Gold

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

Kiki Karam
Head Public Relations Coordinator

Kiki Karam

Joey Lorant
Head Graphics Editor

Joey Lorant

Joey Lorant is the Graphics Editor for the Massachusetts Daily Collegian. Joey is in the BDIC program, studying graphic design. He has been making graphics for the Collegian since his junior year. ...

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 junior, Sofi is a double major in economics and journalism and...

Ella Adams
Assistant News Editor

Ella Adams

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

Alex Genovese
Assistant News Editor

Alex Genovese

Alex Genovese is an Assistant News Editor at the Massachusetts Daily Collegian. A senior, Alex is pursuing a major in Political Science with a Letter of Specialization in Data Analytics and has been writing for the Coll...

Saliha Bayrak
Assistant News Editor

Saliha Bayrak

Saliha Bayrak is an Assistant News Editor at the Massachusetts Daily Collegian, and is a junior double majoring in Psychology and Journalism. Saliha has been with the Collegian since her freshman year, drawing inspirati...

Irina Costache
Assistant News Editor

Irina Costache

Irina Costache is an Assistant News Editor at the Daily Collegian. She began writing for the News and Op/Ed sections during the fall of her freshman year and joined the news editing team the following spring. A political science...

Joey Aliberti
Assistant Sports Editor

Joey Aliberti

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

Colin McCarthy
Assistant Sports Editor

Colin McCarthy

Colin McCarthy is an Assistant Sports Editor at the Massachusetts Daily Collegian. A junior, Colin is pursuing a major in sports journalism with a minor in history, and has been writing for the Collegian since his fresh...

Kevin Schuster
Assistant Sports Editor

Kevin Schuster

Kevin Schuster is one of the Assistant Sports Editor at the Massachusetts Daily Collegian. A junior, Kevin is pursuing a major in sports journalism, and has been writing for the Collegian since freshman year. He is curr...

Frederick Hanna III
Assistant Sports Editor

Frederick Hanna III

Julia Oktay
Assistant Op/Ed Editor

Julia Oktay

Julia Oktay is an Assistant Op/Ed Editor. A senior, Julia majors in operations and information management, and has been writing for the Collegian since her junior year. She focuses on current events on campus. ...

Srija Nagireddy
Assistant Op/Ed Editor

Srija Nagireddy

Max Schwartz
Assistant Op/Ed Editor

Max Schwartz

Max Schwartz is an Assistant Op/Ed Editor at the Massachusetts Daily Collegian. As his junior year begins, Max will be completing a double major in Journalism and Communications in the Commonwealth Honors College. Max h...

James Rosales
Assistant Arts Editor

James Rosales

James Rosales is an Assistant Arts Editor (Living & Wellness) at the Massachusetts Daily Collegian. He is a junior pursuing a marketing major along with a minor in sociology. He recently joined the Collegian at the ...

Catherine Hurley
Assistant Arts Editor

Catherine Hurley

Catherine Hurley is an Assistant Arts Editor at the Massachusetts Daily Collegian. Catherine is a junior pursuing a dual degree in history and journalism. She has been writing for the Collegian Op/Ed section since her s...

Molly Hamilton
Assistant Arts Editor

Molly Hamilton

Elienishka Ramos Torres
Translator

Elienishka Ramos Torres

Elienishka Ramos Torres is a translator at the Massachusetts Daily Collegian. Elienishka is a senior majoring in journalism and minoring in history. Although this is Elienishka's first year at the Collegian, she has don...

Chinese Translator

Yang Yi Chen

Yang Yi Chen is the Chinese Translator at the Massachusetts Daily Collegian. Currently a junior, Chen is double majoring in journalism and communication, and is writing for the Collegian starting this year. She has additional...

French Editor

Iris Thesmar

Korean Editor

Wooseong Kwon

Spanish Translator

Juliana Yacoubian

This is Juliana Yacoubian’s third year translating for the Collegian for Spanish speakers. A junior, Juliana is a double major of political science and sports journalism, with a certificate in criminal justice. Juliana’s interests...

Assistant Photo Editor

Maya Geer

Maya Geer is an Assistant Photo Editor at the Massachusetts Daily Collegian. Maya is a junior, and majoring in computer science. She joined the Collegian at the start of her junior year.

Shilpa Sweth
Assistant Photo 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 keeps...

Assistant Photo Editor

Kira Johnson

Eva Trainer
Assistant Photo Editor

Eva Trainer

Eva Trainer is the Assistant Photography Editor at the Massachusetts Daily Collegian. A senior, Eva is pursuing dual degrees in Sociology and BDIC Film Studies, and she has been an assistant editor since her freshman ye...

Zach Costa
Assistant Social Media Editor

Zach Costa

Zach Costa is an Assistant Social Media Editor at the Massachusetts Daily Collegian. He has been with the Collegian since the spring of his freshman year. Currently, he is a sophomore journalism major on the PR track and a Spanish...

Aaron Vincent Facundo
Assistant Social Media Editor

Aaron Vincent Facundo

Aaron Facundo is an Assistant Social Media Editor at the Massachusetts Daily Collegian. A junior, Aaron is pursuing a double major in journalism and managerial economics, and has been involved with the Collegian since the start...

Mahidhar Sai Lakkavaram
Assistant Social Media Editor

Mahidhar Sai Lakkavaram

Mahidhar Sai Lakkavaram is a sophomore chemical engineering major and an Assistant Social Media Editor at the Massachusetts Daily Collegian. He has been a part of the paper since the beginning of his freshman year as a ...

Jarius Kidd
Assistant Social Media Editor

Jarius Kidd

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

Makailey Cookis
Assistant Social Media Editor

Makailey Cookis

Kaitlyn Gilmartin
Assistant Public Relations Coordinator

Kaitlyn Gilmartin

Kaitlyn Gilmartin is a junior on the public relations team. She is pursuing a double major in communication and journalism with a concentration in public relations. Her other interests include photography and event planning, which...

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 junior journalism major with a minor in sociology. Marisa joined the Collegian in the fall of 2021.