The Torch

2020-2021 Staff

Dayra Santana

Dayra Santana

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

Jillian Ortiz

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, ...

Priyanka Gera

Priyanka Gera

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 ...

Shaolin Barid

Shaolin Barid

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...

Chloe Fecci

Chloe Fecci

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...

Dana Livingston

Dana Livingston

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

Alicia Venter

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...

Sophie Williams

Sophie Williams

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...

Sara Rodia

Sara Rodia

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 ...

Sydney Denham

Sydney Denham

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...

Patrick Loftus

Patrick Loftus

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...

Brenden Willsch

Brenden Willsch

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....

Olivia Mathon

Olivia Mathon

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...

Liz Kaufmann

Liz Kaufmann

Liz is a freshman Sports Management major with a minor in Journalism. She joined the Torch in her freshman year as a staff writer, then became Assistant Sports Editor. Now she is serving as the Sports Editor. She is from Farmingdale,...

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