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 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 year at Emerson...

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 for The Beacon since January 2022. As a correspondent, he contributed to the Beacon's coverage of the 2020 presidential election; since then, as News Editor, he has also 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. Parish is also the first female editor...

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...

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.  ...

Vivi Smilgius
Deputy Express Editor

Vivi Smilgius

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

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...

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...

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Editor-at-Large

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...