Massachusetts Daily Collegian

2017-2018 Staff

Devyn Giannetti

Devyn Giannetti was the 2017-18 editor in chief and was managing editor during the 16-17 academic year. She graduated in 2018 as a journalism and communication double major, with a minor in psychology and loved creating strong relat...

Hayley Johnson

Hayley is the editor in chief of the Daily Collegian for the 2018-19 academic year. She joined her sophomore year, starting as a news assistant and served as the news editor for a semester. She hopes to work for a print newspaper...

Kyle DaLuz

Kyle is the managing editor of the Daily Collegian, as well as a night and web editor. Formerly the Collegian sports editor, Kyle has been with the Collegian since his freshman year.

Pinak Kapoor

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

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

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...

Maxwell Zaleski

Maxwell Zaleski is the current graphics production manager. He has worked for the Collegian for four years. He is a visual designer, and architecture major graduating in 2019. Self-referred to as “The Maximalist,” he is als...

Abigail Charpentier

Abigail is a junior double majoring in journalism and classics and currently serves as the news editor. She joined the Collegian her freshman year and enjoys covering local events.

Jackson Cote

Jackson is a member of the Class of 2019 and a journalism and political science double major. He was the 2017-18 news editor of the Collegian but got his start in broadcast journalism. Beginning as a Collegian staff writer dur...

Amin Touri

Amin is a junior and the 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.

Philip Sanzo

Class of 2018, Phil served as the sports editor and the senior producer for the Daily Collegian. Having worked with the Collegian since his freshman year, Phil covered football and men's basketball.

Nicholas Remillard

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

Gina Lopez

Gina Lopez was the arts editor for the 2017-18 academic year. She’d been writing for the Collegian for two years leading up to that about all things music, fashion, film and culture. She has a particular affliction for the Sunday...

Tess Halpern

Tess Halpern is the head editor of the Opinion and Editorial section at the Massachusetts Daily Collegian. She is a senior English major with a double minor in political science and sociology, and this is her fourth year at the ...

Maddie Terrio

Madeline is a senior 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.

Serena McMahon

Serena graduated in 2018 as a journalism major and had been the Collegian’s social media coordinator for over two years. You’d most likely find her scrolling through the Collegian Twitter!

Charlotte Hoff

Charlotte was the outreach coordinator at the Collegian for the 2018-19 academic year and graduated in 2018 with a management and communication double major from UMass. She had been involved with the Collegian since her first s...

Andrew Esten

Andrew, a senior, 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

Rebecca Duke Wiesenberg is a junior 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 ...

Alvin Buyinza

Alvin Buyinza is a senior assistant news editor and assistant photo editor at 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 ...

Kathrine Esten

Kathrine is in her third semester at the Collegian, and her second semester as assistant news editor. A political science and history sophomore, Kathrine loves reporting on local controversies, but enjoys reporting on just ab...

Gretchen Keller

Gretchen is an assistant news editor for the Daily Collegian. She was an op/ed columnist and photo contributor prior to becoming an assistant editor. Gretchen is a sophomore and extremely excited to continue her journey with th...

Ryan Ames

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

Thomas Johnston

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.

Lauren Crociati

Lauren is the head editor of the Arts and Living section and is a senior journalism major with a minor in political science. She has written for the Collegian since her freshman year and is excited to now work as the arts edit...

Ariya Sonethavy

Ariya was an assistant arts editor for music for the 2017-18 academic year 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

Nate Taskin was the head of the film/television department of the arts section for the 2017-18 academic year. They graduated as BDIC major with a concentration in myth and narrative theory and a minor in comp lit and sociology....

Emilia Beuger

Emilia was a senior and an opinion/editorial assistant. She has been working at the Collegian for two years and graduated in 2018. She hosted the opinion/editorial's weekly podcast, Emmi Beuger's Day Off....

Jessica Primavera

Jessica Primavera is a senior linguistics major and psychology minor. She has been working at The Collegian since October 2015. She is a copy editor and also an assistant editor for the Opinion/Editorial section.

Daniel Riley

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

Jon Asgeirsson

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

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

Katherine Mayo

Katherine Mayo served as an assistant photo editor for the 2017-18 academic year, and specializes in sports photography. She is a s computer science and economics major at UMass. She has been with the Collegian since her freshman...

Alex Kelleher

Alex is a senior 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.

Rebecca Wiesman

Rebecca graduated as a double major in communication and journalism in 2018. She joined the Collegian her junior year and wishes she joined earlier. In addition to her role as a social media assistant, she also helped put on the Al...

Samantha Zaino

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

Zahra Fatehi

Zahra Fatehi is a senior 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

Amanda Lorenzo is a graphics assistant at the Collegian. She is a junior 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 visual...

Magda Niznikiewicz

Magda is currently a senior, 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.