Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Fall 2021 Masthead

Lucia Thorne
Editor-in-Chief

Lucia Thorne

Lucia Thorne (she/her) is a sophomore journalism major from Agoura Hills, CA. She currently serves as The Beacon's Editor-in-Chief, previously working as an assistant, deputy, and section editor in Living Arts during her first...

Shannon Garrido
Content Managing Editor

Shannon Garrido

Shannon Garrido is a Content Managing Editor at the Berkeley Beacon, covering mostly news centered around the Caribbean. She is an undergrad at Emerson College, majoring in Journalism.  ...

Camilo Fonseca
Content Managing Editor

Camilo Fonseca

Camilo Fonseca has served as a Content Managing Editor since January 2022. Previously the Beacon's News Editor, he joined as a correspondent, contributing to coverage of the 2020 presidential election, and has since helped examined...

Campbell Parish
Magazine Editor & Operations Managing Editor

Campbell Parish

Campbell Parish (she/her),  is a sophomore Journalism major from the Seacoast of New Hampshire. She now serves as the Operations Managing Editor, dealing with the business side of the Beacon. She has a knack for writing intriguing...

Kaitlyn Fehr
Chief Copyeditor

Kaitlyn Fehr

Kaitlyn Fehr (She/Her)  is a senior journalism major with minors in publishing and environmental studies. She grew up in the small town of Reading, Pennsylvania, and always hungered to hear stories from other places. Fehr recently...

Frankie Rowley
News Editor

Frankie Rowley

Frankie (She/Her) is a junior at Emerson serving as the News Editor for The Beacon. Previously she served as an Assistant and Deputy News Editor, Staff Writer and Correspondent. She has also written for Five Cent Sound and is...

Tyler Foy
Sports Editor

Tyler Foy

Tyler Foy is a second-year journalism student from South Florida. He currently serves as The Beacon's Sports Editor. He spends his free time following sports and jamming out to his favorite tunes.

Karissa Schaefer
Living Arts Editor

Karissa Schaefer

Karissa Schaefer (She/Her) is a junior journalism major from Long Island, NY. She is also minoring in psychology and publishing. This is her fourth semester writing for The Beacon and she serves as the Living Arts Editor. She loves the world of entertainment and Schweppes g...

Hadera McKay
Opinion Editor

Hadera McKay

Hadera McKay (She/Her) is a sophomore Writing, Literature, and Publishing major with a concentration in Publishing. She currently serves as the Beacon’s Opinion Editor, previously contributing to the Beacon as a correspondent....

Mariyam Quaisar
Kasteel Well Bureau Chief

Mariyam Quaisar

Mariyam Quaisar (She/Her) is a journalism/BCE dual major and sociology/anthropology minor at Emerson College. She loves to write about breaking news all over the world that reflect cultures, societies and human nature.  ...

Bailey Allen
Deputy Enterprise Editor

Bailey Allen

Bailey Allen (she/her), a journalism major from Newport Beach, CA, proudly serves the Emerson community as Deputy Enterprise Editor for The Beacon. You might catch her out at the Common covering a protest or in Chinatown enjoying...

Vivi Smilgius
Deputy Express Editor, Assistant Sports Editor

Vivi Smilgius

Vivi Smilgius is a sophomore journalism major who wrote for the Belmont Vision and the Chesterton Tribune before becoming the deputy express editor at The Beacon. She is a part time vegan, full time baller and sharer of unsolicited...

Sabine Waldeck
Deputy Opinion Editor

Sabine Waldeck

Sabine Waldeck is a journalism major and marketing minor at Emerson College. She currently works at The Berkeley Beacon as the Deputy Opinion Editor. She is a journalist passionate about opinion and magazine writing. A driving...

Jason Tulchin
Deputy Sports Editor

Jason Tulchin

Jason Tulchin is a third-year journalism major from Somers, New York. Jason has been a correspondent for The Beacon since October 2021 and now serves as the Deputy Sports Editor. Jason enjoys all things combat sports and is an...

Charlie Ambler
Deputy Copy Editor

Charlie Ambler

Charlie (Brian) Ambler is a graduate student who is currently on track to attaining a masters degree in journalism. He acts as a deputy copy editor for The Berkeley Beacon. He enjoys writing for the opinion section.

Hannah Nguyen
Deputy Living Arts Editor

Hannah Nguyen

Hannah Nguyen (she/her) is a first-year journalism major from North Wales, Pennsylvania. Her work has appeared in publications like AsAmNews, Unpublished Magazine, and North Penn Now, among many others. Outside of writing, she...

Justin Chen
Assistant Opinion Editor

Justin Chen

Justin Chen (He/Him) is a transferred sophomore journalism major from Shenzhen, China. He moved to Boston, Massachusetts after elementary. This is his first semester as Assistant Opinion Editor at The Beacon. Before attending Emerson, he was an opera student from New Englan...

Adri Pray
Assistant Express News Editor

Adri Pray

Adri Pray (she/her) is a first-year Journalism major from Cape Cod, MA, and served previously as a correspondent. She loves investigative journalism, and is often found watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

Abigail Lee
Assistant Enterprise News Editor

Abigail Lee

Abigail Lee (She/Her) is a freshman journalism major from Hershey, Pennsylvania. She serves as the Assistant Enterprise News Editor after contributing as a correspondent in the fall. In addition to writing news, she loves movies...

Gabriel Borges
Staff Writer

Gabriel Borges

Gabriel Borges is a first-year journalism student who currently serves as a Staff Writer for The Beacon’s News section. He grew up in Recife, Brazil, and moved to the United States in 2017. Borges is currently working on his...

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Contributing Reporter

Charlie McKenna

Charlie McKenna is from Los Angeles, CA and served as The Beacon's Editor-in-Chief during the Fall 2021 semester, overseeing all of the paper's print and digital content in addition to daily operations. He has contributed to The...