The Torch

2021-2022 Staff

Alicia Venter
Editor-in-Chief

Alicia Venter

Alicia is a senior Journalism major with a minor in Public Relations. She joined the Torch during her freshman year as Assistant News Editor and later became News Editor. In her last year, she is now serving as the Editor-in-Chief....

Priyanka Gera
Managing Editor

Priyanka Gera

Priyanka is a senior 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, then Assistant Culture...

Sophie Williams
Digital Editor

Sophie Williams

Sophie is a senior majoring in Photojournalism with a minor in Public Relations. She has held several positions including Staff Writer, Photographer, Assistant Features Editor, Co-Features Editor and Features Editor. Sophie is...

Shaolin Barid
Business Manager

Shaolin Barid

Shaolin is currently a senior majoring in Biology. She is serving as The Torch’s Business Manager this upcoming year. She has done a lot of things within this role last year that she intends to perfect this upcoming year. From...

Alison Goldberg
Social Media Manager

Alison Goldberg

Alison is a sophomore Sport Management major minoring in Advertising who joined the Torch last year. She was previously the Assistant Business Manager and interim Social Media Manager. This year she is excited to serve as and...

Sara Kiernan
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...

Chloe Fecci
Design Editor

Chloe Fecci

Chloe Fecci is a freshman 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...

Francesca Fazio
Features Editor

Francesca Fazio

Francesca is a junior Journalism and Environmental Science double major who joined the Torch in 2019. She started as a staff writer and then held the position of Assistant News Editor before becoming the Features Editor this year...

Sara Rodia
Opinion Editor

Sara Rodia

Sara is a fourth year English major with a minor in Sociology who is severing her second year as Opinion editor. This year Sara hopes to continue expanding the opinion section and get more counter angles for stories. Outside of...

Mia Flores
Culture Editor

Mia Flores

Mia is a junior English major who joined the Torch in her sophomore year. As this year’s Culture Editor, she hopes to encourage other creative writers at St. John’s to showcase the cultural events of their communities with...

Liz Kaufmann
Sports Editor

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,...

Giovhan Dejoie
Chief Copy Editor

Giovhan Dejoie

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