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CLASS OF 2021

Shervin Abdolhamidi
Shervin Abdolhamidi
@the_misadventures_of_shervin

Hometown: New York
College: New York University
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Dream Job: Vox News Vlogger, Freelance journalist/documentary maker
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Angel Adegbesan
Angel Adegbesan
Twitter:@angeladegbesan//Instagram:@henyt_

Hometown: Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria //NYC
College: York College, CUNY
Major: Journalism
Dream Job: to be an Editor!!!
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Clark Adomaitis
Clark Adomaitis
instagram: @drittypope twitter: @drittypope

Hometown: Floral Park, NY
College: The City College of New York
Major: International Studies
Dream Job: Audio Producer (Podcast, etc.)
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Vanessa Ague
Vanessa Ague
Twitter: @vanessakayague

Hometown: Branford, CT
College: Yale University
Major: Economics & Music
Dream Job: Staff Music Critic
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Pablo Álvarez
Pablo Álvarez
https://www.facebook.com/PabloAlvasatti

Hometown: Buenos Aires, Argentina
College: BMCC, CCNY, NYU
Major: Spanish literature (BA) Spanish Cr. Wr. (MFA)
Dream Job: Columnist, Documental direction
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Olivia Bensimon
Olivia Bensimon
Twitter: @OliviaBensimon

Hometown: Paris/New York
College: New York University
Major: History and Journalism
Dream Job: Producer/Reporter
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Alexandra Bishop White
Alexandra Bishop White
none

Hometown: Freeport, NY
College: Wesleyan University
Major: European history, literature & philosophy
Dream Job: working as an economic reporter at a major national publication
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Paola Bodano
Paola Bodano
powergreens.org // IG: paolabodano // FB: Paola Bodano // Twitter: paolabodano

Hometown: West New York, NJ or Santa Cruz, Costa Rica
College: NJIT
Major: Architecture
Dream Job: Spanish Reporter or Spanish Show Host
Pronouns: No pronouns. Please refer to me by my first name.
Roberto Bolanos
Roberto Bolanos
Twitter: @tito_vicente89, Faceook: Guerrero de Madera/ Youtube: Guerrero de Madera. Instagram: Guerrero de Madera

Hometown: The Bronx, NY
College: Hunter college, LaGuardia Community College
Major: History
Dream Job: White House Correspondent and Spanish Show Host.
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Moses Bustos
Moses Bustos
@bustosmoses

Hometown: the bronx
College: fordham university
Major: english
Dream Job: journalist
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Megan Caceres
Megan Caceres
instagram: megcaceres_

Hometown: White Plains, New York
College: Baruch College
Major: Political Science
Dream Job: Broadcast Journalist/ News Anchor
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Victoria Capraro
Victoria Capraro
@Victoria_caps and victoriajcapraro.com

Hometown: Denver
College: The New School
Major: Nonfiction Writing
Dream Job: To have multiple streams of income. I want to build a solid brand so I can make money from freelancing, blogging, and patreoning. I'd like a staff position at a newspaper or magazine. I'd like to do some editorial work as well. I want passive forms of income (sales of, say, a book) and active ones (publishing articles)
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Audrey Carleton
Audrey Carleton
https://twitter.com/audreyjcarleton

Hometown: Rockville, Maryland
College: McGill University
Major: Sociology, Environment
Dream Job: Environmental Journalist
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Kirstin Cheers
Kirstin Cheers
@kirstinlcheers - twitter/IG/youtube

Hometown: Memphis, TN
College: University of Memphis
Major: Journalism
Dream Job: CNN Political analyst and reporter
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Imani Coaxum
Imani Coaxum
instagram: Imanimonea_

Hometown: New York
College: SUNY Brockport
Major: Journalism and African and African American studies
Dream Job: Entertainment reporter, investigative reporting
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Jo Constantz
Jo Constantz
@_ConstantJo

Hometown: Arlington, Virginia
College: The University of Virginia
Major: Political & Social Thought
Dream Job: investigative reporter
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Breona Couloote
Breona Couloote
Twitter and Instagram: @fkabreona

Hometown: Valley Stream
College: The City College of New York
Major: Psychology
Dream Job: TV News Producer
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Radhamely Deleon
Radhamely Deleon
Twitter: @radhamely

Hometown: Yonkers, New York
College: City College of New York
Major: English, Journalism
Dream Job: Senior Culture Editor
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Sahalie Donaldson
Sahalie Donaldson
Instagram: @sahalieonthedaily Twitter: @SahalieD

Hometown: Madison, Wisconsin
College: BYU
Major: Journalism
Dream Job: I'd love to do long form political stories with the Atlantic
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Patrick Elliott
Patrick Elliott
pat_elliott

Hometown: Philadelphia
College: Washington College
Major: Political Science
Dream Job: Investigative Reporter for Major Television Network
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Ibtasam Elmaliki
Ibtasam Elmaliki
Twitter: @ElmalikiIbtasam

Hometown: Queens
College: City College of New York
Major: Political Science
Dream Job: News Writer
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Brian Evans
Brian Evans
@brillhouse

Hometown: Scarsdale
College: University at Buffalo
Major: English
Dream Job: Network producer / New York Times White House correspondent
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Andreas Fautsch
Andreas Fautsch
twitter: @dimitrifautsch

Hometown: San Diego
College: Northwestern
Major: Organizational Change
Dream Job: Writer for Last Week Tonight
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Alexandra Ford
Alexandra Ford
Instagram @msalexford

Hometown: Baltimore, MD
College: University of MD
Major: Political Science
Dream Job: Data Journalist
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Hannah Fullmer
Hannah Fullmer
instagram: @hannah.fullmer

Hometown: Canton, Ohio
College: University of Chicago
Major: English
Dream Job: reporter at WBEZ Chicago
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Brandon Futernick
Brandon Futernick
Facebook: Brandon Reese

Hometown: Valley Stream, NY
College: CUNY Queens, Nassau Community College
Major: Psychology
Dream Job: Music journalist
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Bruce Gil
Bruce Gil
Twitter: @brucgl

Hometown: Las Vegas
College: University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Major: Journalism and Media Studies
Dream Job: Investigative reporter for a newspaper or public radio station somewhere in the American Southwest.
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Jason Gonzalez
Jason Gonzalez
@jaygon15 (Twitter)/@jay_gon_15 (Instagram)

Hometown: Brooklyn/Queens
College: LIU Bklyn/Pace University
Major: Health Sciences
Dream Job: Writing for a major publication. Preferably about sports.
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Natallia Gutierrez
Natallia Gutierrez
https://twitter.com/natsinats_

Hometown: Mexico City
College: Universidad del Valle de México
Major: Communications
Dream Job: Owning my own media company
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Syed Haq
Syed Haq
Twitter: @Syed_U_Haq & Instagram: thesyedhaq

Hometown: New York City
College: Brooklyn College
Major: Journalism and Media Studies
Dream Job: Reporter/Farmer
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Cheyann Harris
Cheyann Harris
Twitter: @HarrisCheyann

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
College: Brooklyn College
Major: Journalism and Media Studies
Dream Job: Entertainment Journalist
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Richard Heaton
Richard Heaton
Twitter: @zanderlex

Hometown: Queens
College: York College, Kingsborough Community College, St. John's University
Major: Journalism
Dream Job: Sportswriter
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Natalie Hernandez
Natalie Hernandez
Instagram @natsuniverse, LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/nataliemhernandez1/

Hometown: New York, New York
College: Pace University
Major: Digital Journalism, minor in politics
Dream Job: National news correspondent!
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Parker Herren
Parker Herren
Twitter & Instagram: @parkerdelrey

Hometown: Wichita Falls, TX
College: Texas Christian University
Major: Modern Dance
Dream Job: Film Critic
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Sara Herschander
Sara Herschander
Twitter: @sherschander; Instagram: @s.ara_aaa; LinkedIn: /Sara-Herschander

Hometown: East Setauket, NY
College: Boston University
Major: International Relations
Dream Job: Independent Journalist
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers or They/Them/Theirs
Roland Hesmondhalgh
Roland Hesmondhalgh
Twitter: @RBHesmondhalgh / Website: www.TheFTAP.com / Facebook: Roland Hesmondhalgh

Hometown: Key West, Florida
College: Florida Institute of Technology, New York University, Florida Polytechnic, University of Florida, University of West Florida
Major: Multiplatform Journalism
Dream Job: Somewhere between investigative journalist and combat photographer.
Pronouns: No pronouns. Please refer to me by my first name.
Brenna Holland
Brenna Holland
brennaeholland

Hometown: Englewood
College: William Paterson University
Major: Double major: Women & Gender Studies and Communications
Dream Job: Freelancer - where I can follow/write about my interests as they change through the years. I'm interested in crime reporting and health & wellness coverage.
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Denny Jacob
Denny Jacob
Twitter: @pennedbyden / LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/denny-jacob/

Hometown: Bronx, N.Y.
College: Baruch College
Major: Public Affairs
Dream Job: Investigative Reporter at The New Yorker
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Pumla Kalipa
Pumla Kalipa
LinkedIn: Pumla Kalipa

Hometown: Johannesburg, South Africa
College: Paige Wilhide
Major: Journalism
Dream Job: CNN Producer
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Griffin Kelly
Griffin Kelly
Instagram: griffin_is_a_punk_rocker Twitter: @griffinkelly003 LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/griffin-kelly003 blog: griffsfilmtake.wordpress.com

Hometown: Pearl River
College: SUNY Plattsburgh
Major: Journalism
Dream Job: Culture Magazine, Hosting an arts-based radio show
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Sophia Isabel Lebowitz
Sophia Isabel Lebowitz
instagram: @sophlebo_ website: sophialebowitz.com

Hometown: Pleasantville, NY
College: New York University: Gallatin School of Individualized Study
Major: Environmental Justice and Documentary Filmmaking
Dream Job: Documentary Filmmaker focusing on short form journalistic pieces
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Cheyenne Ligon
Cheyenne Ligon
Twitter: @cheyenneligon Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cheyenneligon/

Hometown: Houston, Texas
College: Tulane University
Major: Political Science, International Relations
Dream Job: Foreign Correspondent, Travel Documentarian
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Emily Lowinger
Emily Lowinger
@eobmusical

Hometown: Teaneck, NJ
College: Rutgers
Major: French Lit & WGS
Dream Job: to be EP of my own musical series
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Mariel Lozada
Mariel Lozada
Twitter: @marielozadab Instagram: @marielozadab Website: www.marielozada.com

Hometown: Venezuela
College: Universidad Bicentenaria de Aragua
Major: Mass communication
Dream Job: Multimedia editor
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Emani Mack
Emani Mack
@emanidmack

Hometown: Los Angeles, Ca
College: Marymount Manhattan College 2020
Major: Dance & Media & Digital Journalism
Dream Job: To have my own platform, work for revolt TV, LA Times, and NY times
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Keith Paul Medelis
Keith Paul Medelis
Twitter: @keithmedelis

Hometown: Brooklyn
College: Brooklyn College; Albion College
Major: history and theater
Dream Job: Fran Lebowitz
Pronouns: they or he is fine - though any will do
Milette Millington
Milette Millington
Youtube: Milette Millington, SoundCloud: Milette Millington, Wordpress Website Name: Truth Teller Through Tough Times

Hometown: Brooklyn
College: Brooklyn College
Major: Journalism: Brooklyn College
Dream Job: To be a professional journalist
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Talia Mindich
Talia Mindich


Hometown: Burlington, VT
College: Kenyon College
Major: English Lit
Dream Job: Documentary Filmmaker (and Psychologist)
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Sarah Molano
Sarah Molano
Instagram: @latinabtch

Hometown: Bayside, New York
College: Binghamton University
Major: English
Dream Job: working in independent journalism
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Yessenia Moreno
Yessenia Moreno
@wildestxflower

Hometown: Fullerton, CA
College: University of California, Santa Cruz
Major: Literature and History
Dream Job: International documentarian
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Ivannia Morton
Ivannia Morton
twitter/ig: @ivanniamorton

Hometown: Norwalk, CT
College: Marymount Manhattan College
Major: Communication & Media Arts/ Digital Journalism
Dream Job: Editor
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Emily Nadal
Emily Nadal
@emmaleeexoxo

Hometown: New York City
College: New York University
Major: Psychology
Dream Job: Podcast Producer
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Jacqueline Neber
Jacqueline Neber
Twitter and Instagram: @jacquineber

Hometown: Northport, NY
College: Johns Hopkins University
Major: Writing Seminars
Dream Job: Joining an investigative unit covering disability rights issues in New York City
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Alexandra O'Connor
Alexandra O'Connor
Twitter: @bridgestep_; Instagram: @alex_oc; LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexandra-o-connor-7b977373/

Hometown: Tustin, CA
College: UC Berkeley
Major: Political Science
Dream Job: Podcast Producer/Editor for FAIR
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Anny Oberlink
Anny Oberlink
annyo.info

Hometown: New York City
College: Boston University
Major: Sculpture
Dream Job: Documentary / non-ficiton media producer
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Rommel Ojeda Neira
Rommel Ojeda Neira
Twitter / Instagram: @cestrommel

Hometown: Astoria
College: Baruch College
Major: Journalism
Dream Job: Independent Filmmaker
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Renée Onque
Renée Onque
Instagram: @reoxo

Hometown: Newark, N.J.
College: Lincoln University of Pennsylvania
Major: Mass Communications and English
Dream Job: Photojournalist, CEO of a Magazine
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Angela Palumbo
Angela Palumbo
Insta: @angelapalumbo Twitter: @angela_rose16

Hometown: Yaphank, NY
College: SUNY Cortland, University College Cork (Study Abroad)
Major: Communications and Journalism
Dream Job: Podcast Host
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Kristopher Parker
Kristopher Parker
https://krisparkerphoto.myportfolio.com/

Hometown: Riverside, CA
College: University of California, Riverside
Major: Media and Cultural Studies
Dream Job: Photojournalist
Pronouns: He/Him/His
J Alejandra Pedraza Buenahora
J Alejandra Pedraza Buenahora
@invisible_ale (IG) @NousernameJen (Twitter)

Hometown: New York
College: Hunter College - CUNY
Major: Double major - Media, Writing
Dream Job: A writer or producer for any leftists media or grass roots organization.
Pronouns: She/They
Kynala Phillips
Kynala Phillips
@kynalap (Twitter)

Hometown: Madison, Wisconsin
College: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Major: Journalism
Dream Job: Urban Homesteader
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Cai Pigliucci
Cai Pigliucci
Twitter: @caipigliucci Instagram: @cailunapigliucci

Hometown: East Haddam, CT
College: CUNY City College of New York
Major: Philosophy and Political Science
Dream Job: CNN International News Anchor
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Robert Pluma
Robert Pluma
Website: http://robertpluma.com, Instagram: @robertpluma, Twitter: @robotpluma

Hometown: New York City
College: Berklee College of Music, CUNY
Major: music/audio engineering, engineering
Dream Job: TBD
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Gabriel Poblete
Gabriel Poblete
twitter: gabpobl

Hometown: Miami
College: University of Florida, Florida International University,
Major: Journalism, Sociology
Dream Job: Decently paid reporter
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Juanita Ramos
Juanita Ramos
@juanitaramosa

Hometown: Colombia
College: Colegio Mayor Nuestra Señora del Rosario
Major: Periodismo
Dream Job: Editor of a radio station for Latinoamérica
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Elizabeth Richards
Elizabeth Richards
Instagram: @live.adventure.liz

Hometown: Batavia, NY
College: The New School, SUNY Brockport
Major: English Literature
Dream Job: Community Newspaper Editor
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Juliet Schaefer-Jeske
Juliet Schaefer-Jeske
Juliet Jeske - Twitter, Instagram and Facebook

Hometown: St. Louis, MO
College: Columbia College Chicago
Major: Theater and Music
Dream Job: Working for the SPLC, RWW or Media Matters
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Jacob Schermerhorn
Jacob Schermerhorn
Twitter: @JacobSchermerh2 Website: www.realhumanbings.com

Hometown: Rochester
College: SUNY Fredonia
Major: Education/History
Dream Job: International Job in Asia
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Sheneca Sharpe
Sheneca Sharpe
Twitter: @Sheneca_Sharpe

Hometown: Far Rockaway
College: SUNY Fredonia
Major: Computer Information Systems
Dream Job: Print Journalist
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Allison Smith
Allison Smith
Instagram: @allisonnicolesmith

Hometown: Grand Prairie, TX
College: Hunter College
Major: Creative Writing
Dream Job: Journalist
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Zachary Smith
Zachary Smith
Twitter/Instagram: @ZackMS LinkedIn: in/zacharymsmith Website: atozagat.com

Hometown: Ridgewood, NY
College: Rochester Institute of Technology
Major: New Media Publishing
Dream Job: Investigative Food Journalist
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Kayleigh Stack
Kayleigh Stack
@theCSCP; @kaysmovements

Hometown: Woodstock, New York
College: Hunter College
Major: Sociology
Dream Job: Conducting Interviews within NPR, Working for Yes! Magazine; Expanding my Oral History Performance Initiative to include more collaboration
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Mary Steffenhagen
Mary Steffenhagen
Twitter: @MarySteffenhag1

Hometown: Milwaukee, WI
College: Concordia University, The New School for Social Research
Major: English
Dream Job: Investigative reporter
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Kayce Stevens
Kayce Stevens
N/A

Hometown: Austin, TX
College: St. Edward's University
Major: Social Work
Dream Job: recording personal stories within the social welfare context
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Mariah Thomas
Mariah Thomas
- Personal Instagram/Twitter: @realmariahth - My Creative Community Instagram/Twitter/FB: @rtfcommunity

Hometown: Brooklyn,NY
College: SUNY Purchase
Major: Journalism
Dream Job: Senior Editor for a lifestyle/culture/entertainment magazine
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Smaranda Tolosano
Smaranda Tolosano
Twitter: @_smaranda IG: @restontheroof (personal), @sma_photographs (photojournalism)

Hometown: Beausoleil, France
College: Boston University
Major: International relations
Dream Job: Foreign correspondent for the New York Times and illustrator for the New Yorker.
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Aaron Tremper
Aaron Tremper
Twitter: @aarontremper / Instagram: @tremperaaron

Hometown: Woodridge, NY
College: SUNY New Paltz
Major: English
Dream Job: Audio Producer / Editor
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Albert Vargas
Albert Vargas
IG: @albertvargastv FB: Albert Vargas

Hometown: Dominican Republic
College: Lehman College
Major: Journalism
Dream Job: News Reporter
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Aria Velasquez
Aria Velasquez
Twitter: @snarkyspice

Hometown: Atlanta, GA
College: University of Georgia
Major: Political Science, International Affairs
Dream Job: reporter at ProPublica
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Aliyah Walker
Aliyah Walker
Instagram: @aliyahwalker

Hometown: Bethel, CT
College: Western Connecticut State University
Major: Communication Studies
Dream Job: Editor
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Keira Wingate
Keira Wingate
www.keirawingate.com Twitter: KeiraRenee IG: keira_22

Hometown: Tacoma, WA
College: DePaul University
Major: Journalism
Dream Job: One that pays me well for my talents. In the journalism field of course.
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Jeffrey Winter
Jeffrey Winter
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffrey-winter-jmw/

Hometown: Chicago
College: Iowa
Major: Film & English
Dream Job: Investigative reporter
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Keith Wright
Keith Wright
Twitter: @kw867233

Hometown: Harlem, NYC
College: University at Albany
Major: Political Science
Dream Job: Writer/Commentator for AEW or WWE
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Connor Zaft
Connor Zaft


Hometown: Ketchum, Idaho
College: Cornish College of The Arts
Major: Theater
Dream Job: Labor Union Media Strategist/Independent International Affairs & Labor Reporter
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Maxwell Adler
Maxwell Adler


Jessica Brown
Jessica Brown


Carla Canning
Carla Canning


Neimra Coulibaly
Neimra Coulibaly


Anna Deen
Anna Deen


Na-Eela Djemil
Na-Eela Djemil


Matthias Grenon
Matthias Grenon


John Honan
John Honan


Jessica Lerner
Jessica Lerner


Abe Levine
Abe Levine


Anthony Medina
Anthony Medina


Catherine Montesi
Catherine Montesi


Harrison Parker
Harrison Parker


Natalie Peart
Natalie Peart


Tremain Prioleau II
Tremain Prioleau II


Houreidja Tall
Houreidja Tall


Francisco Velazquez-Turcios
Francisco Velazquez-Turcios


Victor Victorio
Victor Victorio


Charlene Wiatta Freeman
Charlene Wiatta Freeman