September 25, 2020
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Editorial Board and Production Office

Editor-in-Chief Camille Furst
furstc1@tcnj.edu

Camille is a junior journalism and professional writing with a minor in broadcast/multimedia studies. She came to the College as an education major, but after having worked at The Signal as a staff writer and getting to know the ins-and-outs of the newsroom, it has become her passion ever since. She spent the spring semester of her freshman year as a news editor and her sophomore year as managing editor, working her way up to editor-in-chief for the fall. She is excited for another semester of reporting, interviewing and editing with such a talented staff.

Outside of the newsroom, Camille can be found pursuing her interests in writing, music and watching true-crime documentaries.

Managing Editor Lara Becker
beckerl3@tcnj.edu

Lara Becker is a senior Journalism and Communication Studies double major at the College. She joined The Signal as a sophomore which eventually led her to staff writer, reviews editor, and arts & entertainment editor. 

She is excited to continue her interests in pop culture, film, and theatre by overseeing the Arts & Entertainment, Features, and Opinions sections this fall as managing editor. Just returning from a semester abroad in London, her summer 2020 plans include an internship at LODGING magazine to continue her passion for travel writing.

Managing EditorLen La Rocca
larrocl2@tcnj.edu

Len is a senior journalism and professional writing major. He joined The Signal in 2019 starting off as the newspaper’s Distribution Manager. As a transfer student from Brookdale Community College, a strong work ethic is one of Len’s core values. He has covered topics from vaping to concerts to COVID-19 in his year News Editor. 

Len is excited to oversee the News, Sports and Nation & World sections as Managing Editor and is looking forward to providing the College with swift, up-to-date stories on the many uncertainties created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

News Editor — Madison Pena
penam9@tcnj.edu

Madison Pena is a junior journalism major with a minor in communications. She started writing for The Signal her freshman year as a features assistant, helped manage the paper’s social media accounts and, most recently, served as a news editor. She is thrilled to continue her time as a news editor in the Fall of 2020!

Outside of the office, she loves to read, watch movies, catch up on the newest tv shows and recite stand-up monologues (primarily John Mulaney’s). In the newsroom, she loves writing reviews and covering what’s going on around campus. 

News Editor — Olivia Bowman
bowmano1@tcnj.edu

Olivia Bowman is a junior majoring in Journalism and Professional Writing and minoring in French. She joined The Signal after transferring from The University of Vermont and being the managing editor of The Vermont Cynic. Olivia began at The Signal as a correspondent and guest editor, working her way to become News Editor. She is beyond excited to begin her new journey at The Signal this summer and fall.

Along with her responsibilities at The Signal, Olivia is a part of the Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC). Outside of the office, Olivia enjoys hiking, reading poetry and squeezing the word “rattled” into every conversation she possibly can.

Features Editor — Liya Davidov
davidol1@tcnj.edu

Liya is a junior journalism and professional writing major with a minor in creative writing. Following her role as the nation & world editor, she is excited to be the features editor for the second time.

When she isn’t writing, Liya can be found on the tennis courts as she plays first singles and doubles for the College’s varsity women’s tennis team. She is also a board member for two other clubs and a committed penguin enthusiast. Here she comes, Features section!

Features Editor Kalli Colacino
colacik1@tcnj.edu

Kalli is a junior journalism and professional writing and marketing double major. She has been involved with The Signal since the beginning of her freshman year and is excited to be a features editor.

When she is not working on the newspaper, she is most likely at the gym or watching her favorite baseball team, the Yankees.

Sports Editor Mathias Altman-Kurosaki
kurosam1@tcnj.edu

Mathias is a senior journalism major from New York, NY. As the youngest of five kids, Mathias credits his older siblings for helping him improve as a writer. He has contributed for The Signal in the past and writes for a blog called Overtime Heroics, where he works in the baseball department. He is thrilled to be the sports editor this coming semester.

Away from the newsroom, Mathias is a member of the College’s men’s swim team, where he specializes in distance-freestyle and butterfly. During his free time, Mathias enjoys playing wiffle ball with friends, traveling, and watching his favorite sports teams, the New York Mets and Pittsburgh Steelers.

Arts & Entertainment Editor Ian Krietzberg
krietzi1@tcnj.edu

Ian is a rising sophomore studying journalism and professional writing at TCNJ. He started writing for The Signal a few days after his first semester began and has since covered the Student Finance Board in addition to serving as the editor of the Nation and World section of the Signal. He is exceptionally excited to serve as the Arts and Entertainment editor for the upcoming semester, as the world of arts and entertainment is one of Ian’s greatest passions. 

When he’s not watching the news or listening to Matchbox 20, Ian can be found writing about movies and TV shows for Screen Rant, reading “The Witcher,”  and binging everything contained within Netflix’s vaults.

Opinions EditorChelsie Derman
dermanc1@tcnj.edu

Chelsie is a sophomore journalism and professional writing major with a minor in creative writing. Passionate about writing, she became a writer for The Signal just a few weeks into her first semester of college, landing the spot for reviews editor in the spring. 

In her free time, you will find Chelsie writing her novel, drawing in her sketchbook or watching anything fantasy related. She is also a current member of the sigma sigma sigma sorority. Nonetheless, Chelsie can’t wait to start her new position as the opinions editor!

Nation & World EditorJesse Stiller
stillej1@tcnj.edu

Jesse is a Senior Journalism and Professional Writing Major with a minor in Political Science. He Joined The Signal in mid-2017 as a freshman, writing for Nation and World, as well as a few articles with News and Features. He is excited to begin his new position as editor for Nation and World this semester, exercising two passions he has had since High School.

Jesse also currently works as a Senior Correspondent for Campus Reform and a correspondent for Porter Medium, an online independent news site. He hopes to run his own news organization or independent website in the near future once he graduates.

Reviews Editor Esther Morales
moralee5@tcnj.edu

Esther Morales is a senior journalism and professional writing major minoring in marketing. She transferred to the College fall of 2019 where she began contributing articles to The Signal and is excited to get more involved as the reviews editor.

In her free time you can find Esther binge-watching Netflix shows, eating sushi or blogging about music on MugaTunes.

Web Editor — Sterly Deracy
deracys1@tcnj.edu

Sterly’s experience with websites started his freshman year of high school, where he created a new website for the local robotics team and for the school. He enjoyed doing this kind of work, so he researched the tools needed for the web development industry and dove into the world of freelance. Not every website is built the same, and so this always provides a fun challenge with each customer. Sterly has never worked with a newspaper site, so he is eager for the experience that this will bring. He will ensure that The Signal is running smoothly with the latest technologies.

Photo Editor — Jhon Beltran
beltraj6@tcnj.edu

Jhon is a Senior Photo and Video Major. He became involved in The Signal his spring of junior year as Staff Photographer and could not be more excited to finally take the roll as Photo Editor. He is looking forward to curating the paper’s images and seeing how this unique time develops the paper online.

In his free time, he is a portrait, landscape and street photographer using film and digital formats. He shares his work on instagram and youtube. He one day hopes to become a pro photographer and filmmaker!

Photo Editor — Darby VanDeVeen
vandevd1@tcnj.edu

Darby VanDeVeen is a senior marketing major with a minor in Communications. She is very excited to be taking pictures for The Signal this semester. Darby is also heavily involved in CUB and is on the varsity swim team. She also works in the athletic department on campus.

Darby loves going to concerts and hopes to work in the music industry upon graduation. She also enjoys iced tea, bad reality television and traveling.

Video Editor— Marlea Maltz
maltzm1@tcnj.edu

Marlea is a senior international studies major minoring in public health. She became involved with The Signal last spring as a video editor and is excited to create more content to give students a voice on campus. Marlea is an active member of Kappa Delta Sorority.

Outside of her classes and schoolwork, she enjoys painting, listening to music and reading up on the local news.

Social Media Editor — Gabriella Lucci      
luccig1@tcnj.edu

Gabby is a senior journalism and professional writing major with a minor in communications. She’s passionate about writing, photography, videography and traveling. Gabby started writing for The Signal when she transferred in January 2019, and last semester she enjoyed writing for the student government beat.

This semester, she’s excited to be taking on the role of social media editor and I am looking forward to a great semester!

Business Manager — Mina Milinkovic
milinkm1@tcnj.edu

Mina is a junior finance major on a pre-law track. This is Mina’s third semester with The Signal and she is very excited to see what is ahead. Mina is an active member of her sorority, Kappa Delta, as Vice-President Finance. She has a passion for law and justice, her current favorite show is Criminal Minds! In her free time, Mina loves finding new Netflix shows to binge, spending her days and nights in the city (New York is THE city, not Philly), and spending every last dollar in her bank account on concerts and music festivals.

Distribution Manager — Emmy Liederman
liedere1@tcnj.edu

Emmy is a senior journalism and professional writing major with minors in interactive multimedia and Spanish. She started writing for The Signal as a freshman and has been involved ever since, working her way up to editor-in-chief. She is excited for another semester of interviewing, writing and editing with such a talented staff.

The Signal is also created with the help of its editorial and photo assistants, as well as many staff writers, columnists, staff photographers and correspondents who work every week to deliver the news to The College of New Jersey community.

If you have any questions or story tips, email signal@tcnj.edu.

For any business or ad inquiries, email signalad@tcnj.edu.

Looking for somebody? Check out our previous staff lists: Spring 2019, Fall 2018Spring 2018Fall 2017Spring 2017Fall 2016Spring 2016Fall 2015Spring 2015Spring 2014, Fall 2013Spring 2013Fall 2012Spring 2012 and Fall 2011.

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