Massachusetts Daily Collegian

2017-2018 Staff

Devyn Giannetti

Editor in Chief

Devyn Giannetti is the current editor in chief and was managing editor during the 16-17 academic year. She is a senior journalism and communication double major, with a minor in psychology and loves creating strong relationships w...

Hayley Johnson

Managing Editor

Hayley is a junior and the managing editor of the Daily Collegian. She joined her sophomore year, starting as a news assistant and served as the news editor for a semester.

Pinak Kapoor

Web Managing Editor

Pinak is the Web Managing Editor of the Daily Collegian. He joined as a junior in the Fall 2018 semester. He currently aids the staff in transitions to the new website and any technical troubles faced by the team....

John McDonald

Business Manager

John is a junior finance major and has been working at the Daily Collegian since October of 2015. He began his time with the Collegian as the finance manager, and transitioned into the role as business manager in April of 2016. In hi...

Yoav Barkai

Distribution Manager

Yoav is a junior operations and information management major and has been working for the Daily Collegian since January of 2016. He started as a advertising representative and progressed into his current role as distribution manager...

Jackson Cote

News Editor

Jackson is a member of the Class of 2019 and a journalism and political science double major. He currently works as news editor at the Collegian but got his start in broadcast journalism. Beginning as a Collegian staff writer dur...

Philip Sanzo

Sports Editor

A senior, Phil serves as the sports editor and the senior producer for the Daily Collegian. Phil has been with the Collegian since his freshman year. He currently covers the men's basketball team.

Gina Lopez

Arts Editor

Gina Lopez is the Arts editor. She’s been writing for the Collegian for the last two years about all things music, fashion, film and culture. She has a particular affliction for the Sunday Styles and French presses.

Tess Halpern

Opinion & Editorial Editor

Tess Halpern is the Head Editor of the Opinion and Editorial section at the Massachusetts Daily Collegian. She is a junior English major with a double minor in political science and sociology, and this is her third year at the C...

Serena McMahon

Social Media Coordinator

Serena is a senior journalism major and has been the Collegian’s social media coordinator for over two years. You’ll most likely find her scrolling through the Collegian Twitter!

Maxwell Zaleski

Graphics Production Manager

Maxwell Zaleski is the current Graphics Production Manager. He has worked for the Collegian for three years (and counting). He is a visual designer, and architecture major graduating in 2019. Self-referred to as “The Maximalist,” he ...

Charlotte Hoff

Outreach Coordinator

Charlotte is the Outreach Coordinator at the Collegian and a senior Management and Communication major at UMass. She has been involved with the Collegian since her first semester freshman year and been Outreach Coordinator since...

Andrew Esten

Comics Editor

Andrew, a junior, is the Comics Editor and self-elected king of crosswords of the Daily Collegian. He has been tirelessly working for this paper since his indoctrination in his sophomore year.

Rebecca Duke Wiesenberg

Translations Editor

Rebecca Duke Wiesenberg is a sophomore who has been working at the Collegian since Spring 2017. Beginning as an Op/Ed contributor, she then joined the news section as an assistant editor; now, she has translated her passion for ...

Kyle DaLuz

Night Editor

Kyle is a Daily Collegian night editor and regular sports staffer. Formerly the Collegian sports editor, Kyle has been with the Collegian since his freshman year.

Alvin Buyinza

Assistant News Editor

Alvin Buyinza is a junior and Assistant News Editor of the Daily Collegian. He joined as a sophomore in the spring 2017 semester. He mainly reports on race, gender, current events and local politics. His dream job is to be a report...

Abigail Charpentier

Assistant News Editor

Abigail is a sophomore and is one of the assistant news editors for the Daily Collegian. She is also a web producer. Abigail has been with the Collegian for a year.

Kathrine Esten

Assistant News Editor

Kathrine is in her second semester at the Collegian, and her first semester as Assistant News Editor. A political science and history freshman, Kathrine loves reporting on local controversies, but enjoys reporting on just about ...

Gretchen Keller

Assistant News Editor

Gretchen is an assistant news editor for the Daily Collegian. Despite only being a freshman, she was an op/ed columnist and photo contributor prior to becoming an assistant editor. Gretchen is extremely excited to continue her journey...

Ryan Ames

Assistant Sports Editor

Ryan is an assistant sports editor for the Daily Collegian. A junior, Ryan primarily covers the UMass hockey team.

Thomas Johnston

Assistant Sports Editor

Thomas has been writing for the collegian since his freshman year and is currently an assistant sports editor. He primarily covers men’s basketball and men’s lacrosse.

Amin Touri

Assistant Sports Editor

Amin is a sophomore and an Assistant Sports Editor at the Collegian. He is a journalism major with a concentration in sports journalism, and covers the softball and men's basketball teams at UMass.

Nicholas Remillard

Assistant Arts Editor

Nick is a sophomore and an assistant arts editor and heads the subsection for health and wellness. He began working at the Collegian in the fall 2017 semester.

Ariya Sonethavy

Assistant Arts Editor

Ariya is the assistant arts editor for music and a second year communication major. Starting as a writer for the Collegian in her freshman year, she joined the staff as a sophomore in Fall 2017.

Nate Taskin

Assistant Arts Editor

Nate Taskin is the head of the film/television department of the arts section. They are a senior BDIC major with a concentration in myth and narrative theory and a minor in comp lit and sociology. They enjoy apple juice, comic...

Emilia Beuger

Assistant Op-Ed Editor

Emilia is a senior and an opinion/editorial assistant. She has been working at the Collegian for the past two years. She currently hosts the opinion/editorial's weekly podcast, Emmi Beuger's Day Off....

Morgan Reppert

Assistant Op-Ed Editor

Morgan began writing for the Daily Collegian fall of herfreshmen year. She like to cover issues that affect the student body and campus life. The Collegian serves as a great medium for connecting students with news and informat...

Daniel Riley

Assistant Op-Ed Editor

A junior, Dan is an assistant editor and columnist for the Op/Ed section of the Daily Collegian. In his third year at the Collegian, he writes about politics, environmentalism and student culture.

Jon Asgeirsson

Assistant Photo Editor

Jon Asgeirsson recently started as an assistant photo editor for the Daily Collegian. He is a senior political science major and is excited to learn the ways of the Collegian.

Erica Lowenkron

Assistant Photo Editor

Erica Lowenkron, class of 2018, is a nutrition major who has worked on staff as an assistant photography editor since Fall 2016. She enjoys photographing art exhibits, multicultural events and student life around campus.

Katherine Mayo

Assistant Photo Editor

Katherine Mayo is a junior computer science and economics major at UMass. She is currently serving as an Assistant Photo Editor and specializes in sports photography. She has been with the Collegian since her freshman year.

Lauren Crociati

Social Media Assistant

Lauren is a junior journalism major working towards a minor in political science. She has written for the Collegian since her freshman year and is excited to now work as a social media assistant. She hopes to be a writer or work...

Alex Kelleher

Social Media Assistant

Alex is a Junior communication major and economics minor. She has been a social media assistant for the past two years. She hopes to work in marketing upon graduation.

Maddie Terrio

Social Media Assistant

Madeline is a junior majoring in journalism and communication. Madeline has been on the social media team for a year now. She hopes to work in the public relations field after her time at UMass.

Rebecca Wiesman

Social Media Assistant

Rebecca is a senior double majoring in communication and journalism. She joined the Collegian her junior year and wishes she joined earlier. In addition to her role, she also helps puts on the annual Alumni Event with the outr...

Samantha Zaino

Social Media Assistant

Samantha is a junior double majoring in journalism and communication. She joined the Collegian this year and has loved all of the opportunities. She hopes to be involved in public relations after graduation. Samantha loves blogging...

Zahra Fatehi

Graphics Assistant

Zahra Fatehi is a junior biochemistry and public health double major, who loves to draw in her free time. She started in her junior year as a graphics assistant for the Daily Collegian, and in her position at the paper, she gets...

Amanda Lorenzo

Graphics Assistant

Amanda Lorenzo is a graphics assistant at the Collegian. She is a sophomore studying history and legal studies. Having joined the Collegian team in the fall of her sophomore year, she hopes to continue to grow as a designer and...

Magda Niznikiewicz

Graphics Assistant

Magda is currently a junior, graduating in Spring 2019, a biochemistry and public health double major. She's been with the Collegian as a graphics assistant from Fall 2016 to Spring 2017. She enjoys baking cakes and pastries.