Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Spring 2021 Masthead

Katie Redefer

Katie Redefer

Katie Redefer graduated in 2022. She served as the former editor-in-chief of The Berkeley Beacon. She currently works as a metro reporter for The Boston Globe, and formerly served as a staff reporter for her home state's newspaper,...

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Charlie McKenna

Charlie McKenna graduated in 2022. He 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...

Madison E. Goldberg

Madison E. Goldberg

Madison E. Goldberg is a junior journalism student who serves as the Content Managing Editor here at The Beacon. She has reported on music, immigration, domestic and international politics. Much of her other work is focused on...

Dylan Rossiter

Dylan Rossiter

Dylan Rossiter is Publisher for Consumer Products at the State House News Service and an Assignment Editor with NBCUniversal's Owned Television Stations division. He served as The Berkeley Beacon's Operations Managing Editor overseeing...

Maximo Aguilar Lawlor

Maximo Aguilar Lawlor

Maximo Aguilar Lawlor is a multimedia journalist attending Emerson College in Boston, MA. He is the Multimedia Managing Editor for The Berkeley Beacon and oversees all multimedia elements. Currently published in 8 separate...

Dana Gerber

Dana Gerber

Dana Gerber  graduated in 2022. She previously served as the News Editor at The Beacon, writing and overseeing coverage spanning all areas of interest on the Emerson Campus, including breaking news and long-form deep-dive articles....

Joshua Sokol

Joshua Sokol

Joshua Sokol is a staff writer at The Beacon and a junior journalism major.  Alongside his work at The Beacon, he has had writing published in The Los Angeles Review. Joshua is a lifelong resident of Massachusetts and currently...

Lucia Thorne

Lucia Thorne

Lucia Thorne (she/her) is a junior journalism major from Agoura Hills, CA. She currently serves as The Beacon's Layout Editor, previously working in the Living Arts section her freshman year and as Content Managing Editor and ...

Kaitlyn Fehr

Kaitlyn Fehr

Kaitlyn Fehr (she/her) graduated in 2022 with a journalism degree, 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....

Christopher Williams

Christopher Williams

Christopher Williams was promoted to Sports Editor in September 2020 after serving as a correspondent covering Emerson College athletics for a year. In addition to The Beacon, he is a sports reporter for Emerson's news station,...

Ann E. Matica

Ann E. Matica

Ann Matica graduated in 2022. She served as deputy news editor for The Beacon. She has lived in Massachusetts her whole life and transferred to Emerson College in the fall of 2019. She previously worked as a reporter for an online...

Camilo Fonseca

Camilo Fonseca

Camilo Fonseca is an editor-at-large for The Beacon. He previously served as a managing editor, and before that, The Beacon's news editor. Camilo joined as a correspondent, contributing to coverage of the 2020 presidential election;...

Frankie Rowley

Frankie Rowley

Frankie (she/her) is a senior at Emerson serving as the Content Managing Editor for The Beacon. She joined The Beacon in 2019 as a correspondent and worked her way through the news section, serving as an Assistant News Editor, De...

Alec Klusza

Alec Klusza

Alec Klusza is a junior film student originally from Swampscott, Mass but moved to Houston, Texas, before high school. He writes for the news section and takes photographs for The Beacon. Klusza is a Visual Media Arts major with...

Mariyam Quaisar

Mariyam Quaisar

Mariyam Quaisar (she/her) is a junior journalism and BCE double major from Brookfield, Connecticut. She currently serves as the Content Managing Editor, overlooking all the stories that pass through the Living Arts and Opinion sections. She loves to share her views on ...

Shannon Garrido

Shannon Garrido

Shannon Garrido (she/her) is the Multimedia Managing Editor at The Berkeley Beacon, covering mostly news centered around the Caribbean. She is an undergrad at Emerson College, majoring in Journalism. ...

Theo Wolf

Theo Wolf

Theo Wolf is a creative writing major and the chief copyeditor for The Beacon. If they're doing their job well, you shouldn't notice them at all.  

Benjamin Levine

Benjamin Levine

Benjamin Levine covers all things Emerson as a reporter for The Beacon's 172 Review podcast. Having bit the journalism bug in Israel during an internship at international news channel i24NEWS, he is passionate about telling stories...

Sarah Perry

Sarah Perry

Sarah Perry is a publishing student at Emerson College from California. She is a copyeditor for the Beacon. She loves cows, coffee, and calligraphy.  

Bailey Allen

Bailey Allen

Bailey Allen (she/her), a journalism major from Newport Beach, CA, has been a member of The Beacon staff since January 2021. She served as deputy enterprise editor and, before that, a staff writer. She currently works at The ...

Jack Loney

Jack Loney

Jack Loney works as an entertainment columnist and podcast editor for The Beacon. He is also the co-host and editor of the Lukewarm Takes podcast for WECB, and a staff writer at Lithium Magazine. He's a fan of tea, thrifting,...

Drew Ascione

Drew Ascione

Drew Ascione is a multimedia journalist aspiring to capture human life in action. She is committed to telling stories no matter how seemingly ordinary and those that would otherwise may not have been told. She has most recently...

Madison Browning

Madison Browning

Maddie Browning is a copyeditor for the Beacon. She is a freshman journalism student at Emerson College and is interested in environmental issues, specifically surrounding climate change.  

Natalie Vasileff

Natalie Vasileff

Natalie Vasileff is a freshman journalism major from Connecticut. This is her second semester as a news staff writer at The Beacon.  

Sophia Boyce

Sophia Boyce

Sophia Boyce covers the happenings on Emerson's campus for the 172 Review Podcast. She looks at the experiences at Emerson compared to her friends at Universities around the country. Boyce covers anything from video games to Instagram...

Sabine Waldeck

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...

Tyler Foy

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, jamming out to his favorite tunes, and hosting couch-warming parties.

Christina Horacio

Christina Horacio

Christina Horacio is a Creative Writing major ‘24, based in California. In addition to being a copyeditor, she is a freelance writer and periodically writes for the Beacon.  

Claire Rodenbush

Claire Rodenbush

Claire Rodenbush (she/they) is the Assistant Opinion Editor for The Beacon. She's a third year creative writing major, with a focus in fiction. She also serves as the Vice President for Emerson's Mystic, and previously served...

Joey DuBois

Joey DuBois

Joey DuBois joined The Berkeley Beacon in the Spring 2021 semester as the Deputy Sports Editor. Joey has written independently for a few years as a blogger, but his role with the Beacon is his first formal print experience. He...

Hongyu Liu

Hongyu Liu

Hongyu Liu, graduated in 2022 with a journalism degree. He holds strong passion in photojournalism. Liu is from Beijing, China, and previously served as a news correspondent, photographer, and multimedia editor at The Beacon.

Danielle Shojai

Danielle Shojai

Danielle is a sophomore journalism student from Eugene, Oregon. She reports and produces podcasts for The Beacon, and performs stand-up comedy around campus. She enjoys watching House Hunters International with her roommates,...

C. Fox Ditelberg

C. Fox Ditelberg

Fox has probably too many jobs. They edit podcast sound, article text, and newspaper layout. Will they take on more jobs? Probably. Are they okay with that? Absolutely. They/them pronouns.   ...

Shawna Konieczny

Shawna Konieczny

Shawna Konieczny is a junior interdisciplinary major from Wisconsin with a leadership and management minor. Her studies focus on film and literature, with a focus on adaptation writing. She recently joined The Beacon as a staff...

Diti Kohli

Diti Kohli

Diti Kohli graduated in 2022. She previously served as The Beacon's Editor-in-Chief, and later helped put together the paper's weekly print product. Kohli also serves as a digital producer at The Boston Globe and spends her free...

Juliet Norman

Juliet Norman

Juliet Norman is a Junior journalism major from South Florida. She works on the opinion section and writes the finance column for the Beacon, where she highlights the struggles and challenges of low-income students who attend...

Domenic Conte

Domenic Conte

Domenico D. Conte is a junior journalism student from Wakefield, Mass., and The Beacon's Magazine Editor. He formerly served as a Managing Editor after two semesters as a sports editor, where he also developed an interest in profile...

Taina Millsap

Taina Millsap

Taina Millsap is originally from Fortaleza, Brazil, but calls San Diego, CA home as well ever since she moved there in 2013. She is currently a News and Magazine staff writer, previously she acted as The Beacon's Living Arts Editor....

Andrew Brinker

Andrew Brinker

Andrew Brinker graduated in 2022. He previously served as the paper's news editor, directing coverage of Emerson's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He's also worked as The Beacon's Deputy Express Editor, Senior SGA reporter,...

Jacob Seitz

Jacob Seitz

Jacob Seitz is originally from Central Ohio and resides in Cambridge. He is currently a staff writer at The Beacon, having previously served as Assistant Express Editor. He was previously Assistant Editor of The Record, the student...

Diana Bravo

Diana Bravo

Diana Bravo is a copyeditor and photographer for The Beacon. She also works as a Metro/Local Co-op at The Boston Globe. Prior to her current role, Diana served The Beacon as Deputy Lifestyle Editor, Assistant News Editor, and...

Campbell Parish

Campbell Parish

Campbell Parish (she/her) is a junior journalism major from the Seacoast of New Hampshire. She now serves as Magazine Editor. She has a knack for writing intriguing pieces on events occurring on campus and has a deep love of b...