ELENA PINSKER (2017)
Having over five years of journalism experience under her belt, Elena is excited to be an Editor-in-Chief of The Scripps Voice. Formerly a Design Editor, she has experience in almost every aspect of journalism from content creation to layout and design. A math major and Spanish minor from Palo Alto, she enjoys spending much of her free time at Whole Foods.
RACHEL MILLER-HAUGHTON (2017)
Rachel is new to journalism but has always enjoyed pointing out other people's mistakes. This English major from San Diego is thrilled to continue doing so with The Scripps Voice as copy editor. She enjoys writing short stories and poems and has been published in an anthology of young poets. Rachel reads nonstop, and likes it best when she can eat Thai food at the same time.
Editorial & Managerial Staff
Monica Acosta (2019)
Mel Gilcrest (2019)
Mel took their first Graphic Design course in high school and fell in love with design editing. Mel is new to both the campus and the newspaper business, and is excited to finally begin pursuing their journalistic dreams in a college setting. When Mel isn't working on layouts,they're studying; when Mel's not studying, they're playing trombone in the Jazz Band and Orchestra; when Mel isn't playing, they're working at the Denison Library; when Mel isn't doing any of those things, Mel, theoretically, eats and sleeps. Mel's major is currently undecided, but they hopes to study English, FGSS, and (ideally) the history of Middle Earth.
JENNY LEE (HMC 2019)
Though she's had four years of designing for her high school magazine, Jenny is at heart a math and science loving nerd. She is an adventure-seeking that is interested and excited to do pretty much everything from drawing to singing to skateboarding around Mudd. You can find her work on the center Spotlight spreads for each issue.
STAFF Writers & Columnists
Ali Bush (2019)
Ali Bush is from Memphis, TN where was she was raised on cheesy Elvis movies, Scorsese films, and the Delta Blues. She has written for a local feminist blog, but this is her first time as a permanent member of a newspaper staff. She plans on majoring in Art History or Media Studies. When she’s not watching films or writing about them, she is playing guitar, traveling with her family, and FaceTiming her dog.
Natalie Camrud (2017)
Natalie hails from Atlanta, Georgia. She was the Editor In Chief of her high school newspaper and won awards for creative writing. An Environmental Analysis major, her passion for the environment comes in many forms; she is a member of Scripps Climate Justice and forces her friends to bring reusable shopping bags on Trader Joes runs. In her spare time, Natalie likes snuggling puppies and kittens at the local animal shelter and eating at every taco-themed meal at the 5C's.
MAUREEN COWHEY (2019)
CO-EDITOR IN CHIEF, BUSINESS MANAGER, STAFF WRITER
Maureen is from the northern suburbs of Chicago and is officially declared a an English and Economics dual major. She has written since her freshmen year and spent the last semester as the Business Manager. She is looking to pursue a career in journalism.
SOPHIE FAHEY (2017)
Sophie comes from Missoula, Montana. She enjoys books, film, and traveling. While she has never written for a newspaper before, she has been a book and pop culture blogger for the past three and a half years (culturefancy.com). At Scripps she is pursuing an English major and a French minor.
KANDACE FUNG (CMC 2019)
TAYLOR GALLA (2018)
OPINION POLL COLUMNIST
Hello! My name is Taylor Galla. I haven’t officially declared a major, but I am very interested in the Humanities major with a possible concentration in sociology. I love journalism and editorial work. I am currently launching a Scripps College Branch of Change Magazine- an online news publication run entirely by college students all over the country. I also love yoga, Swedish fish and Friends re-runs. I am a feminist as well as a lover of fish tacos. Thanks for reading the Scripps Voice!
DIVA GATTANI (2017)
Diva was born and raised in New York City but has a true Californian spirit. She is majoring in Media Studies with a focus in digital design. Off campus, Diva enjoys spending her time doing pilates, grocery shopping, and watching old television shows from the 90s. She is currently on Season 4 of Dawson’s Creek.
EVELYN GONZALEZ (2018)
Coming from the small city of Covina, California, Evelyn has always dreamed of being a part of the journalism community. This is her first year working as a columnist and she’s eager to learn her way around both writing and publishing. When Evelyn is not busy looking for new ways to crush the Patriarchy she enjoys reading fiction, watching foreign films, and learning how to speak Italian. She’s excited to be a part of the team.
Joelle Leib (2017)
erin matheson (2018)
Born and raised in Golden, Co., Erin is very excited to come to California. After four years of high school journalism, she is ready to tackle the challenge of being on the Scripps Voice. Erin is interested in studying biochemistry on the Pre-Med track and loves to explore the outdoors.
Sasha Rivera (2019)
mma Wu Shortt (2020)
Queer Resources Columnist
Emma is new to the journalism world, hailing from a background of creative writing, musical study, and visual art. She is very excited to be writing a queer resources column for the Voice and hopes that it proves to be a resource for students. As a first year at Scripps College, Emma has interests in psychology, cognitive science, and media studies. She plans to pursue a music minor in piano performance. When not writing or playing music, Emma enjoys painting, listening to “This American Life” podcasts and petting neighborhood cats and dogs.
Sydney Sibelius (2018)
Sydney hails from Denver, CO. She wrote for her high school newspaper for four years and has since been pursuing an interest in journalism. Sydney has been a writer, an editor, a designer, and a photographer, and enjoys all aspects of journalism. She loves languages, loves to travel, and enjoys the warm SoCal weather.
TALIA SPEAKER (2018)
Talia has loved writing in all forms for as long as she can remember. Co founder, writer and editor of her high school's newspaper and long-time participant in the yearbook and creative writing programs, she is excited to continue her work with The Scripps Voice. A Santa Cruz, Calif. native, Talia loves (and misses) all things beach and ocean related, as well as music, dancing, volleyball and animals.
Isobel Whitcomb (2017)
Isobel Whitcomb grew up in the small town of Ashland, Oregon (no, it is nowhere near Portland), surrounded by mountains, forest, grassland, and lakes. As soon as she could walk, Her parents would drag her out on hikes and backpacking trips against her will. Luckily, it wasn't too long before she developed her own appreciation for natural beauty and the environment. Today her passions include environmental activism, creative writing, working with young children and trail running in the mountains around Claremont, Calif. and Ashland, Ore.
JESSICA EU (2019)
SUZETTE GUZMAN (2018)
ANITA HO (2019)
Annalise Ko (2018)
JESSICA PADOVER (2018)
LAYNE WELLS (2019)