The Torch

2022-2023 Staff


Brady Snyder

Brady is a senior journalism student currently serving as Editor-in-Chief. He joined The Torch in 2021, and previously served as Sports Editor. Outside of The Torch, Brady covers consumer technology and new innovations for ScreenR...

Managing Editor

Olivia Seaman

Olivia is a sophomore journalism and film studies student currently serving as Managing Editor. She joined The Torch in 2021 as a staff writer for the culture and feature sections. Outside The Torch, she is a student ambassador and...

Business Manager

Ashley Guaman

Ashley is a junior legal studies major and Spanish minor currently serving as Business Manager. She joined The Torch in 2021 as a contributing writer. Outside of the Torch, Ashley volunteers at a non-profit tutoring low-incom...

Social Media Manager

Alison Goldberg

Alison is a rising senior Sport Management major minoring in Business Administration who joined The Torch her first year at St. John’s. She was previously the Assistant Business Manager and interim Social Media Manager. This year...

Photo Editor

Sara Kiernan

Sara Kiernan is a sophomore government and politics student minoring in journalism. Sara is the Photo Editor and can be seen sometimes walking around campus taking all the photos needed for the Torch. Outside of the Torch, Sara...

Design Editor

Chloe Fecci

Chloe Fecci is a sophomore on the Torch and she serves as the Design Editor. She is majoring in Communication Arts with a minor in Digital Media Design. She takes pride in being part of a student-run newspaper that places emphasis...

Features Editor

Alejandro Yau

Alejandro is a junior English major from the Southern state of Virginia. He joined the Torch in 2020 as a contributing writer for the culture section before becoming the Features editor. He also serves as a columnist, writing ...

Opinion Editor

Sergio Padilla

Sergio is a junior journalism student from San Antonio, Texas currently serving as Opinion Editor. He joined the torch in 2021 as a contributing writer before becoming a staff writer for the Opinion section. As Opinion Editor Serg...

Culture Editor

Maria Villarroel

Maria is a senior in the five-year program between a BS in journalism and a MS in international communication from Orlando, Fl. She joined The Torch in 2020 as a staff writer in the opinion and culture sections. Outside The T...

News Editor

Dea Hoxha

Dea is a sophomore journalism student currently serving as News Editor. In 2021, she was a contributing writer for The Torch. She was born in New York City and is originally from Kosovo. As News Editor, she is excited to keep ...

Assistant Business Manager

Daniela Yarahuan

Daniela is a sophomore English and Government and Politics double major. She is The Torch’s Assistant Business Manager and is excited to be a part of the current E-board. Outside of The Torch, she loves to be involved with all...

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