The Torch

2020-2021 Staff

Dayra Santana

Editor-in-Chief

Dayra is a senior Communication Arts and Legal Studies major. She joined the Torch during her sophomore year as Assistant Features Editor and later became Features Editor and Managing Editor. In her last year, she is serving a...

Jillian Ortiz

Managing Editor

Jillian is a senior journalism major minoring in Spanish and International Studies. A member of the Torch since her freshman year, she has held several positions during her time at the publication: She started as a Staff Writer, ...

Shaolin Barid

Business Manager

Shaolin is a junior Biology major who served as the Torch’s Human Resources Manager last year. As the Business Manager this year, her goal is to contact more local businesses who could benefit from our publication’s platfo...

Priyanka Gera

Digital Editor

Priyanka is a junior Spanish and Environmental Science double major on the pre-medical track. She has been a part of the Torch since her freshman year and has held several positions starting as a Staff Writer and then became ...

Brenden Willsch

Photo Editor

Brenden Willsch is a sophomore Public Relations major. This is his first year with the Torch. He started my own photography business at the age of sixteen which led to internship at the New York Yankees Triple-A Affiliate Team....

Chloe Fecci

Design Editor

Chloe Fecci is a freshman who joined The Torch this fall as Design Editor. She is a journalism major but plans to double major in Environmental Policy and Decision-Making starting her sophomore year. She is interested in journalism’s role...

Maher S. Maher

Social Media Manager

Maher S. Maher is a junior Government and Politics major with a minor in Business. He has been with the Torch since his freshman year as a contributing writer and copy editor. As a contributing writer, Maher had covered topic...

Olivia Mathon

Human Resources Manager

Olivia Mathon is a junior Photojournalism major who has been involved with the Torch since her Freshman year as a staff writer. Now, she serves as the Torch’s Human Resources Manager as a way to connect new writers and help...

Dana Livingston

Chief Copy Editor

Dana, a senior English major, joined the Torch during her sophomore year. She previously held the title of Assistant Outreach Manager (which is now our Humans Resources position) and she is serving as the Chief Copy Editor this y...

Alicia Venter

News Editor

Alicia is a junior Journalism major who joined the Torch in 2019. She held the position of Assistant News Editor before becoming the News Editor this year. She plans on reaching out to more organizations on campus to keep the Torch rea...

Sydney Denham

Sports Editor

Sydney is a junior English major with a minor in journalism. She first joined the Torch during her freshman year and started as a Staff Writer, then became Assistant Sports Editor. This year, she is serving as the Sports Editor...

Sophie Williams

Features Editor

Sophie is a junior majoring in photojournalism and joined the Torch last year. She has held several positions including Staff Writer, Photographer, Assistant Features Editor and Co-Features Editor. Sophie is serving as the Featur...

Patrick Loftus

Culture Editor

Patrick is a senior English major who joined the Torch last year. He was previously the Chief Copy Editor and now in his last year, is serving as the Culture Editor for the publication. His goal is to ensure that every pop-cul...

Sara Rodia

Opinion Editor

Sara is a junior English major with a minor in Sociology who has served as a copy editor with the Torch this past year. She is now Opinion Editor and looks forward to recruiting more writers and expanding coverage on the wide ...

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