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CLASS OF 2020

Ben Abrams
Ben Abrams
@benhabrams, benhabrams.com

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
College: Hofstra University
Major: Radio Production
Dream Job: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Pronouns: He, him, his
Karla Arroyo
Karla Arroyo
@karleezysway/KarleezysWay.com

Hometown: Washington Heights
College: SUNY Old Westbury
Major: Media & Communications
Dream Job: Senior Editor
Pronouns: She, her, hers
Max Balton
Max Balton
@maxmbalton

Hometown: Brooklyn
College: City College
Major: Audio Engineering
Dream Job: Radio Producer
Pronouns: He, him, his
Diane Bezucha
Diane Bezucha
@dbezucha

Hometown: Wausau, WI
College: NYU and University of Wisconsin-Madison
Major: English
Dream Job: Freelance Photojournalist
Pronouns: She, her, hers
Dalvin  Brown
Dalvin Brown
@Dalvin_Brown

Hometown: Meridan, MS
College: Baruch College
Major: Business Journalism
Dream Job: NYT, Bloomberg editor
Pronouns: He, him, his
Carolyn Brown
Carolyn Brown
@cebrownphoto for everything, cebrownphoto.com

Hometown: Louisville, KY
College: Smith College
Major: Photography
Dream Job: Broadway Photographer
Pronouns: She, her, hers
Megan Burney
Megan Burney


Hometown: Northport, NY
College: Binghamton University SUNY
Major: Political Science
Dream Job: Documentarian
Pronouns: She, her, hers
Shoshannah Buxbaum
Shoshannah Buxbaum


Hometown: Morristown NJ
College: Rutgers University
Major: Psychology
Dream Job: Executive Producer overseeing podcast production
Pronouns: She, her, hers
Bryce Buyakie
Bryce Buyakie
@Bryce_Buyakie

Hometown: Toledo
College: University of Toledo
Major: Communication and History
Dream Job: Reporter/Photojournalist
Pronouns: He, him, his
Sevanny Campos
Sevanny Campos
sevannycampos.wixsite.com/sevannysresume

Hometown: Rancho Cucamonga
College: Missouri Valley College
Major: mass communication and journalism
Dream Job: executive editor of New York magazine
Pronouns: She, her, hers
Macarena Carrizosa
Macarena Carrizosa


Ambar Castillo
Ambar Castillo


Hometown: Queens, NY
College: Boston University
Major: Latin American Studies
Dream Job: Health Communications Specialist
Pronouns: She, her, hers
Suzannah Cavanaugh
Suzannah Cavanaugh
@suz.annah, suzannahcavanaugh.com

Hometown: Philadelphia
College: Temple University
Major: English, French
Dream Job: WNYC producer// Bon Appetit Test Kitchen video star
Pronouns: They, them, theirs
Benjamin Chambers
Benjamin Chambers
https://www.chambersphotojournalist.com

Hometown: Quito, Ecuador
College: St. John's University
Major: B.S. in Photojournalism
Dream Job: Press Photojournalist
Pronouns: He, him, his
Yasmine Chisolm
Yasmine Chisolm


Kirk Cohall
Kirk Cohall
Instagram: kirk.cohall

Hometown: Brooklyn
College: Howard University
Major: English
Dream Job: Storyteller of the marginalized
Pronouns: He, him, his
Mary Conlon
Mary Conlon


Hometown: Princeton Junction, NJ
College: Rutgers University
Major: Visual Arts
Dream Job: Documentarian
Pronouns: She, her, hers
Jocelyn Contreras
Jocelyn Contreras
https://www.instagram.com/jocelyna.contreras/

Hometown: Inglewood
College: UC Irvine
Major: Literary Journalism
Dream Job: Investigative Journalist turned Screenwriter!
Pronouns: She, her, hers
Danielle Cruz
Danielle Cruz
danie_llec (Instagram)

Hometown: Bronx
College: CUNY York College
Major: Journalism (minor in political science)
Dream Job: Editor for The New Yorker
Pronouns: She, her, hers
Holly Deaton
Holly Deaton
@HollyLDeaton

Hometown: Los Angeles
College: Johns Hopkins University, University of Denver
Major: Anthropology and German
Dream Job: Foreign Correspondent
Pronouns: She, her, hers
Holly DeMuth
Holly DeMuth
@HollyDeMuth

Hometown: Chicago
College: Arizona State University
Major: Justice Studies
Dream Job: Investigative Journalist
Pronouns: She, her, hers
Christine DeRosa
Christine DeRosa
christinederosa.com/IG:christinederosaj/Twitter:ChristineDeRos7

Hometown: Staten Island, NY
College: Binghamton University
Major: English and Classical Civilization
Dream Job: Breaking news reporter or editor
Pronouns: She, her, hers
Francis DiFiore
Francis DiFiore


Hometown: Bronx
College: SUNY Purchase
Major: Journalism
Dream Job: Political reporter
Pronouns: He, him, his
Yara El Murr
Yara El Murr
Yara El Murr on Linkedin, Yara Murr on Facebook, yaralmurr on instagram and twitter

Hometown: Lebanon
College: Lebanese American University
Major: Biology with a minor in Psychology
Dream Job: Science and Health Reporter
Pronouns: She, her, hers
Adelaida Espinoza
Adelaida Espinoza
@adelaidaespinoza

Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
College: Texas A&M University - San Antonio
Major: Communications
Dream Job: Television Presenter
Pronouns: She, her, hers
Matthew  Euzárraga
Matthew Euzárraga
Mattieboi93

Hometown: El Paso
College: University of Texas at El Paso
Major: Multimedia Journalism
Dream Job: Photographer
Pronouns: Other - please list
Madeline Faber
Madeline Faber
@maiden_memphis (Twitter)

Hometown: Memphis
College: Christian Brothers University
Major: English
Dream Job: Editor
Pronouns: She, her, hers
Gus Fisher
Gus Fisher
Twitter: @flying_fisher

Hometown: Rockland, NY
College: McGill University
Major: Psychology
Dream Job: Video Producer at AJ+
Pronouns: They, them, theirs
Terrence Fraser
Terrence Fraser


Hometown: Brooklyn
College: Princeton University
Major: Politics, African American Studies
Dream Job: Digital Media Cooperative Worker
Pronouns: He, him, his
Fiifi Frimpong
Fiifi Frimpong
Instagram: _fiifi.f

Hometown: Bronx, NY
College: CUNY York College
Major: Journalism
Dream Job: Pro Sports Insider/Reporter
Pronouns: He, him, his
Sarah Gabrielli
Sarah Gabrielli


Theresa Gaffney
Theresa Gaffney
@_gaffknee

Hometown: Boston, MA
College: Brandeis University
Major: English & Creative Writing
Dream Job: Producer at Gimlet Media
Pronouns: She, her, hers
Nicholas Gallagher
Nicholas Gallagher
Instagram: nickgallagher33; Twitter: @_nick_gallagher; Website: nickgallagherjournalism.weebly.com

Hometown: Raleigh, North Carolina
College: Appalachian State University
Major: Media Broadcasting, Journalism
Dream Job: Longform/Literary Journalist
Pronouns: He, him, his
Karin Garfin
Karin Garfin
@aNewsJunkie

Hometown: New York, NY
College: NYU, WCSU
Major: Communitcations, Theater Arts, Journalism minor
Dream Job: Lottery Winner
Pronouns: Other - please list
Amanda Glodowski
Amanda Glodowski


Hometown: Brooklyn
College: SUNY Binghamton
Major: Economics and English Rhetoric
Dream Job: Data Journalist
Pronouns: She, her, hers
Ariel Goodman
Ariel Goodman


Rachel Green
Rachel Green
facebook.com/rachelgreen11 , www.instagram.com/rachelica11

Hometown: Waverly, WV
College: West Virginia University
Major: World Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics + Minor in Education (TESOL)
Dream Job: Television Presenter
Pronouns: She, her, hers
Roman Gressier
Roman Gressier


Elias Guerra
Elias Guerra
@eliasmguerra_

Hometown: Brooklyn
College: Middlebury College
Major: Biology
Dream Job: Investigative journalist
Pronouns: He, him, his
Jacquelyn Harris
Jacquelyn Harris


Hometown: Middletown, CT
College: Sarah Lawrence College; Bard College at Simon's Rock
Major: Literature and Theatre
Dream Job: Audio Producer at a high-profile NPR member station
Pronouns: She, her, hers
Brooke Henderson
Brooke Henderson
brookehwrites.com, @brooke_writes on twitter

Hometown: Gainesville
College: University of Florida
Major: Journalism
Dream Job: Investigative Reporter focusing on business and justice/ intellectual property attorney
Pronouns: She, her, hers
Katie Herchenroeder
Katie Herchenroeder
Twitter: @Katie_Jea Instagram: katieemyyladyy Facebook: Katie Herchenroeder

Hometown: First: Indianapolis, Then: Tucson, Now: Harlem
College: The City College of New York
Major: Double in International Studies and Sociology with a minor in Journalism
Dream Job: Foreign Correspondent Journalist
Pronouns: She, her, hers
Leila Hmaidan
Leila Hmaidan


Zainab Iqbal
Zainab Iqbal


Valentina  Iricibar
Valentina Iricibar
IG: @coriolismo, Twitter: @valeniricibar

Hometown: Buenos Aires
College: Universidad Torcuato Di Tella
Major: International Relations
Dream Job: Open to debate
Pronouns: They, them, theirs
Will Johnson
Will Johnson


Hometown: NYC
College: SUNY Purchase
Major: Theater
Dream Job: Opinion/analysis
Pronouns: They, them, theirs
Joseph Jungermann
Joseph Jungermann
@j_mann29

Hometown: Lindenhurst, NY
College: Stony Brook University
Major: English
Dream Job: Profile and features writer
Pronouns: He, him, his
Skanda Kadirgamar
Skanda Kadirgamar
https://twitter.com/Skaitama

Hometown: New York
College: Eugene Lang College
Major: Politics and Anthropology
Dream Job: podcast host, writer
Pronouns: She, her, hers
Pumla Kalipa
Pumla Kalipa
@PumlaKalipa_

Hometown: Johannesburg, South Africa
College: Rhodes University
Major: Journalism
Dream Job: News Producer
Pronouns: She, her, hers
Colin Kern
Colin Kern


Hometown: Northport Long Island
College: SUNY Geneseo
Major: Business management
Dream Job: International investigator-the New York Times
Pronouns: He, him, his
Min Ji Koo
Min Ji Koo
Instagram @jemmainnyc

Hometown: Seoul, Korea
College: Ewha Women’s University
Major: Law
Dream Job: Data journalist
Pronouns: She, her, hers
Madeleine Kornfeld
Madeleine Kornfeld


Hometown: Denver
College: Macalester College
Major: Psychology
Dream Job: WNYC narrative unit
Pronouns: She, her, hers
Francesca Krempa
Francesca Krempa
@chessielynnn

Hometown: Scotch Plains, NJ
College: University of Kentucky
Major: Communications
Dream Job: Writer for NatGeo
Pronouns: She, her, hers
Caroline Leddy
Caroline Leddy
@caroline_leddy (Twitter)

Hometown: Carle Place, New York
College: Baruch College
Major: Journalism
Dream Job: Food/Culture Writer
Pronouns: She, her, hers
Noelle Lilley
Noelle Lilley


Jacob Lobosco
Jacob Lobosco


Hometown: Glendale
College: Queens College
Major: History
Dream Job: Filmmaker
Pronouns: He, him, his
Leonardo March
Leonardo March
moneyed

Hometown: NYC
College: University of Puerto Rico
Major: History
Dream Job: To take pics of people
Pronouns: He, him, his
Korey Matthews
Korey Matthews
Website: koreymatthews.com Instagram: @korey.matthews Twitter: @korey_matthews7 LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/koreymatthews Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/korey.matthews.1

Hometown: Baltimore
College: Morgan State University
Major: Multimedia Journalism
Dream Job: Television and Radio Host
Pronouns: He, him, his
Victoria Mba-Jonas
Victoria Mba-Jonas
@fearlessvickyj/www.fearlessvickyj.com

Hometown: Bowie, Maryland
College: Howard University
Major: Journalism
Dream Job: Creative Director of The HueMoreUs Creatives (my own branding, videography and graphic design business.)
Pronouns: She, her, hers
Breann McKeon
Breann McKeon


Hometown: Staten Island
College: SUNY Purchase
Major: Journalism
Dream Job: Reporter or Broadcasting Producer
Pronouns: She, her, hers
Alissa McPherson
Alissa McPherson
@ali_venue

Hometown: Bronx, NY
College: Eugene Lang College
Major: Journalism & Design
Dream Job: Editor in chief
Pronouns: She, her, hers
Jesus Mendez
Jesus Mendez


Óscar Molina
Óscar Molina
Twitter: @Oscar0925 Facebook: Oscar Molina LinkedIn: Óscar Molina V www.oscarmolinav.wordpress.com

Hometown: Quito
College: Universidad Politécnica Salesiana
Major: Journalism
Dream Job: Cultural Journalist
Pronouns: He, him, his
Malique Morris
Malique Morris


Ana Lucía Murillo
Ana Lucía Murillo
@analuciamur

Hometown: Chicago
College: Amherst College
Major: Sociology
Dream Job: Investigative reporter
Pronouns: She, her, hers
Violetta Nespolo
Violetta Nespolo
@violettanespolo

Hometown: Torino
College: Bocconi University
Major: Marketing
Dream Job: Italian Minister of Cultural Heritage and Activities
Pronouns: She, her, hers
Zinhle Ngema
Zinhle Ngema


Hometown: Johannesburg
College: Varsity College
Major: English and Communication Science
Dream Job: CNN Anchor or Journalist for the UN
Pronouns: She, her, hers
Landon Odle
Landon Odle


May Olvera
May Olvera
@yungfollowill on all social media

Hometown: Houston, Texas
College: Texas State University
Major: Journalism
Dream Job: Honestly, too many: Writing cultural and political commentary/criticisms for a magazine like The New Yorker, reporting for ProPublica or The New York Times and dabbling in documentary filmmaking!
Pronouns: She, her, hers
Ariel Pacheco
Ariel Pacheco


Hometown: Harlem
College: Buffalo State College
Major: Criminal Justice
Dream Job: Reporter
Pronouns: He, him, his
Taylor Pate
Taylor Pate


Arno Pedram
Arno Pedram
@arnopedram (twitter)

Hometown: Bordeaux
College: McGill
Major: Political Theory
Dream Job: NPR Code Switch journalist!
Pronouns: They, them, theirs
Steven Pendergrass
Steven Pendergrass
@pendygrass

Hometown: Pikeville, TN
College: Tennessee Technological University
Major: Accounting
Dream Job: Reporter
Pronouns: He, him, his
Luca Powell
Luca Powell


Parker Quinlan
Parker Quinlan
@parkerquinlan

Hometown: Rock Hill, SC
College: Winthrop University
Major: Political Science
Dream Job: Politics Reporter
Pronouns: He, him, his
EMILCE QUIROZ
EMILCE QUIROZ


Hometown: Cathedral City
College: The New School
Major: Journalism and Design
Dream Job: Film Producer
Pronouns: She, her, hers
Hafsa Quraishi
Hafsa Quraishi
Twitter: @hafiisaa / www.hafsaquraishi.com

Hometown: Jacksonville, FL
College: University of South Florida
Major: Journalism
Dream Job: National Desk Reporter for NPR
Pronouns: She, her, hers
Cindy Reyes-Arboleda
Cindy Reyes-Arboleda


Sam Robins Sharpe
Sam Robins Sharpe


Hometown: Toronto
College: Eugene Lang College, University of Toronto
Major: Culture and Media Studies
Dream Job: Researcher for John Oliver
Pronouns: He, him, his
Ashley Rodriguez
Ashley Rodriguez
ashley_rodri (Instagram & Twitter)

Hometown: Stratford, Connecticut
College: Florida Atlantic University
Major: English
Dream Job: Arts & Culture Reporter
Pronouns: She, her, hers
Michaela Roman
Michaela Roman
@michaelaroman_ on twitter @michaelabot on Instagram and michaela-roman.com

Hometown: El Paso, Texas
College: The University of Texas at El Paso
Major: Digital Media Production
Dream Job: An editor at a nonprofit news outlet
Pronouns: She, her, hers
Josh Rosenberg
Josh Rosenberg
Roseandblog.com

Hometown: Yardley, PA
College: NYU
Major: Music Technology
Dream Job: Music Journalist
Pronouns: He, him, his
Madison Ruffo
Madison Ruffo


Hometown: Skaneateles, NY
College: Niagara University
Major: Communication Studies
Dream Job: Editor of a highly-accredited newspaper or travel documentarian
Pronouns: She, her, hers
Lisa Salinas
Lisa Salinas
@lisamsal (Twitter)

Hometown: Dallas
College: Southern Methodist University
Major: French Studies / Fashion Media
Dream Job: NPR Correspondent
Pronouns: She, her, hers
Isoke  Samuel
Isoke Samuel


Hometown: Bristol, RI
College: Mount Holyoke College
Major: English
Dream Job: Reporter/Photojournalist/Editor in chief
Pronouns: She, her, hers
Kelsie  Sandoval
Kelsie Sandoval


Hometown: La Mirada
College: UCLA
Major: Human Biology and Society
Dream Job: Science writer
Pronouns: She, her, hers
Peter Senzamici
Peter Senzamici
Instagram: @psenza / Website: www.petersenzamici.com

Hometown: Boxford, MA
College: Bates College
Major: History
Dream Job: Photojournalist
Pronouns: He, him, his
Jill Shah
Jill Shah
@jillrshah

Hometown: Mumbai, India / Elmwood Park, NJ
College: Northwestern University
Major: Cultural Anthropology
Dream Job: ProPublica!
Pronouns: She, her, hers
Samantha Shanahan
Samantha Shanahan
IG: samshan3, Website: samshanahan.com

Hometown: Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
College: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Major: Human Development and Family Studies
Dream Job: Director of Photography at California Sunday Magazine
Pronouns: She, her, hers
Rachel Sherman
Rachel Sherman
@rachsherm, rachsherm.com

Hometown: Dallas
College: University of Texas at Austin
Major: International Relations
Dream Job: Writer, activist
Pronouns: She, her, hers
Katherine Smith
Katherine Smith


Hometown: Orinda
College: University of Vermont, Fordham University
Major: History, Global Studies
Dream Job: International Correspondent
Pronouns: She, her, hers
Ryan Songalia
Ryan Songalia
@ryansongalia/Twitter

Hometown: Cliffside Park, NJ
College: Bergen Community College
Major: Journalism
Dream Job: Working at NY Times/Hosting an ESPN show
Pronouns: He, him, his
Arlyn Sorto
Arlyn Sorto


Paul Stremple
Paul Stremple
@paulstremple, www.paulstremple.com

Hometown: Folsom, CA
College: UCLA
Major: English
Dream Job: Photojournalist
Pronouns: He, him, his
Shegufta Surur
Shegufta Surur


Sonya Swink
Sonya Swink
@sonya_swink sonyaswink.com

Hometown: Brighton
College: Thomas Edison State University
Major: English
Dream Job: Investigative Journalist at ProPublica
Pronouns: She, her, hers
Angela Tricarico
Angela Tricarico
@angtric16 on Twitter, @angtric on Instagram, Angela Nicole on Facebook

Hometown: North Massapequa, New York
College: University of New Haven
Major: Communications, concentration in Journalism
Dream Job: Political Correspondent or an Entertainment Critic. (However, being a screenwriter is another non-Journalism dream of mine!)
Pronouns: She, her, hers
Kevin Truong
Kevin Truong
@kevkevtruong, www.kevintruong.com

Hometown: Portland
College: Portland State University, Pratt Institute
Major: Economics, Photography
Dream Job: Video Journalist
Pronouns: He, him, his
Cheyenne Ubiera
Cheyenne Ubiera
CheyenneUbiera

Hometown: Bronx
College: Manhattan College
Major: Communication
Dream Job: Writer for WWE
Pronouns: She, her, hers
Jesse Vad
Jesse Vad
Instagram: @jessebvad

Hometown: Mill Valley, California
College: Humboldt State University, University of New Orleans
Major: Geography
Dream Job: Photojournalist
Pronouns: He, him, his
Steven Vago
Steven Vago
Twitter: @vagoish Instagram: lordvago

Hometown: Old Bridge, New Jersey
College: Rutgers
Major: Sociology
Dream Job: Producer at PBS’s Frontline
Pronouns: He, him, his
Buzz  Von Ornsteiner
Buzz Von Ornsteiner


Hometown: Brooklyn
College: Indiana State University, CUNY City College, CUNY Hunter College, New York University, SUNY at Purchase
Major: Psychology
Dream Job: Broadcasting/Journalism
Pronouns: He, him, his
Baidi Wang
Baidi Wang
Ins: @baidi.wang/Website: baidiwang.net

Hometown: Shanghai, China
College: Penn State University
Major: Visual Journalism
Dream Job: Photojournalist
Pronouns: She, her, hers
Jacob Wasserman
Jacob Wasserman
Twitter: @jacobhwasserman

Hometown: Warren, NJ
College: Rutgers University
Major: Public Health
Dream Job: Investigative Reporter
Pronouns: He, him, his
Erika Wheless
Erika Wheless


Hometown: Birmingham, AL
College: Barnard College
Major: Economics
Dream Job: Be the next Terry Gross or Ira Glass
Pronouns: She, her, hers
Shardae White
Shardae White


Alexander Wieckowski
Alexander Wieckowski


Kent Wilhelm
Kent Wilhelm


Daisy Williams
Daisy Williams
@daisyjoywilliams

Hometown: Sydney, Australia
College: Bond University
Major: Journalism
Dream Job: TV production
Pronouns: She, her, hers
Rawan Yaghi
Rawan Yaghi
@LaRawanYaghi

Hometown: Gaza
College: University of Oxford, Jesus College
Major: Italian and Linguistics
Dream Job: Is that a thing?
Pronouns: She, her, hers
Shehzil Zahid
Shehzil Zahid
Instagram: shehzilzahid

Hometown: Islamabad
College: National University of Sciences and Technology
Major: Multimedia Journalism
Dream Job: Self-sustaining freelance journalist
Pronouns: She, her, hers