Staff

 

EXECUTIVE BOARD

_dsc0288-edit Amy Bortey, Editor in Chief

“Hi everyone! I am a senior Biological Sciences major from New Jersey. Working for Nutmeg has been a great experience! One of my favorite things about being part of Nutmeg is having the opportunity to capture and experience a small portion of what makes UConn such a great community. On my free time, I like to catch up with my favorite sports teams, read, volunteer, travel, and spend time with family and friends. Fun fact: Everything I own is some shade of blue. ‘Oh, the places you’ll go!’- Dr. Seuss”

elise Elise Sotolongo, Yearbook Managing Editor

“Hi! I’m Elise and I’m a junior from Stratford, CT. I am a sociology major and I’m minoring in criminal justice and english. This is my third year working as Nutmeg’s Yearbook Managing Editor. My dream job is to work for Buzzfeed. I love the Broncos and the Warriors, so you could call me a front-runner (or their good luck charm). I’m also a big fan of my dog, Sonny. He’s the cutest.”

_dsc0203 Rachel Sarnie, Magazine Managing Editor

“I am currently a junior majoring in Digital Media & Design and minoring in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. I worked as a yearbook page editor my freshman year and I’m so excited to be the Magazine Managing Editor for a second year! (Website)

lindsey Lindsey Rodrigues, Business Manager

“My name is Lindsey Rodrigues! I am a senior Communications major with a minor in Sociology. I have been on staff for the past two years as a page editor and designer, and now as the business manager in my third year with the organization! A fun fact about me is that I live off of chocolate and I wish I could live at UCONN for forever.” (LinkedIn)

edited Dan Araujo, Creative Director

“My name is Dan Araujo, and I’m studying Digital Media and Design here at UConn. I’m from Norwalk, CT (You may know Norwalk by it being the birthplace of Dan Araujo.) My hobbies include: Listening to one of Kanye West’s 6 masterpiece solo albums (or 1 masterpiece collaboration album with Jay-Z) on repeat, working on honing my design craft, and writing short bios about myself for the Nutmeg Publishing website.” (LinkedIn)

 

SENIOR STAFF

_dsc0184 Emily McAndrew, Marketing Coordinator

“Hey, I’m Emily! I’m currently a junior majoring in Digital Media & Design. I love Instagram, The Office, and vegan food. My persona is basically Phoebe Buffay from Friends.” (Website)

ariel Ariel Sussman, Copy Editor

“I’m a junior Journalism major, looking to possibly add Communications as my second major. I’ve been writing since I learned how to pick up a pencil. I was previously on the executive board for Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School’s newspaper, the Forum, and was most recently the Director of Social Media for Windsor Mountain International Summer Camp, the place I spent my childhood summers. I love to write, sing, read, dance, drink Dunkin Donuts iced coffee, play piano, and watch sitcoms (Friends, How I Met Your Mother, and Seinfeld are my addictions).” (LinkedIn)

jason Jason Jiang, Photo Editor

“Hi, I am a junior Economics major. I photograph all kinds of sports, events, or just random people on campus. I enjoy spending quality time with friends, traveling and meeting new people.” (Website)

_dsc0201 Rosalie Pisano, Sports Editor

“Hi I’m Rosalie! I am currently in my junior year at UConn studying Sport Management with minors in Business Fundamentals and Spanish. Last semester I was able to study abroad in Barcelona, and hope to live there one day. I am originally from Seattle, WA and graduated from a high school there, but I also went to high school in Pittsburgh, PA and Simsbury, CT. I’m the youngest of four kids, and I have a passion for photography, music, sports, and traveling.” (LinkedIn)

_dsc0180 Will Lanzoni, Sports Editor & Designer

“Hey! My name is Will. I photograph, design, and art direct. My tireless pursuit of creativity excites and drives me. I’m an avid golfer, fond of the outdoors, and the sweet aroma of coffee gets me up in the morning. This is my fourth year with Nutmeg and during that time I have covered five NCAA tournaments in three different sports, including the 2014 men’s basketball final four in Dallas, TX and the 2016 women’s basketball final four in Indianapolis, IN.” (Website)

 

DESIGNERS

_dsc0193 Morgan McKenna, Designer

“Hi, I’m Morgan! I’m currently a junior majoring in Digital Media and Design. When seen on campus I’m most likely wearing sneakers and drinking Dunkin’ Donuts.” (LinkedIn)

_dsc0231 Victoria Kokoszka, Designer

“Hi, I’m Victoria! I am entering my senior year at UConn as a Digital Media & Design major with a concentration in Business and a minor in Communications. In the past I have served as the Director of Public Relations for Panhellenic Recruitment, and am a proud member of the 2017 HuskyTHON Media Committee.” (LinkedIn)

_dsc0146 Mary Olmsted, Designer

“Hi everyone, my name is Mary Olmsted. I am a senior at UConn studying Communications and minoring in Women, Gender and Sexualities Studies. I joined Nutmeg my freshman year and have loved every minute of it. I have had the opportunity to go to some amazing events at UConn because of Nutmeg. Other than Nutmeg I am the President of the Residence Hall Association and I am also the Graphic Design Specialist at the Women’s Center. A fun fact about me is I have been hiking with llamas!” (LinkedIn)

_dsc0221 Rachael Berry, Designer

“As a Junior majoring in Digital Media in Design, I spend most of my time designing content and drinking more coffee than I care to admit. When not at school I enjoy traveling, working out and eating anything that has a relationship to cheese. Fun Fact: Spent the spring semester in the Netherlands, I have 12 screws in my body, and I survived my first mini triathlon last summer.” (Website)

 

WRITERS

kavita Kavita Sinha, Writer

“Hi guys! This is my junior year at UConn. I’m pursuing a dual degree in Molecular and Cell Biology & Computer Science with a minor in Psychology.” (LinkedIn)

_dsc0237 Betty Noe, Writer

“Hi everyone! I am a sophomore with a double major in English and French. Before coming to UConn I took a gap year and worked on an organic farm in Denmark. I also love to cook, but only for other people.”

_dsc0162 Neel Razdan, Writer

“Hey there! I’m a sophomore majoring in Journalism with a focus in International Relations. I’m a new writer here at Nutmeg and I’m excited to cover the UConn experience!”

 

schae

Schae Beaudoin, Writer

“Hi I’m Schae! I’m a junior journalism major at UConn from Bristol, CT. I also write for the Daily Campus. When I’m not running around campus, I spend my free time playing guitar, watching hockey, and listening to new music!”

 

PHOTOGRAPHERS

_dsc0216 Kim Sun, Photographer

“I’m a senior HDFS major and Studio Arts minor. Last year, I was awarded the prestigious honor of “Most Likely to Get Dan Fired” and I hope to continue my legacy and strong work ethic this year.” (Website)

_dsc0217 Omar Taweh, Photographer

“Hey everyone! I’m Omar and I’m a sophomore with a major in Physiology & Neurobiology, a major in Psychology, and a minor in neuroscience. To sum myself up in one phrase: I love doing everything and nothing at the same time. I’m involved in 400000 other clubs that I can’t remember off the top of my head. I enjoy conceptual photography and spending too much time on the internet. I also don’t sleep enough and have an irrational love for beautiful cheekbones.” (Website)

_dsc0213 Madison Busick, Photographer

“I am currently a freshman majoring in Digital Media and Design and am so excited to be joining the Nutmeg as a photographer! When I’m not taking photos you can find me dancing, eating ice cream, or carefully curating my Pinterest boards.” (Website)

_dsc0148 Christian Partenio, Photographer

“Class of 2019 Digital Media and Design 2D Major. I can get the shot just like ringing a bell.”

_dsc0155-2 Mike Carlson, Photographer

“Hi I’m Mike and I’m a junior majoring in Digital Media and Design. Always remember to treat every week like it’s shark week.” (Flickr)