Jane MontaltoExecutive Editor
Jane is a senior journalism student at Stony Brook. She has been a news intern at WSHU Public Radio. Joining The Press was one of the best decisions she's ever made. She is interested in reporting and design. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rafael CruvinelManaging Editor
Rafael is a senior journalism major and creative writing and literature minor at Stony Brook. He is interested in longform writing and wants to pursue a career as a narrative journalist. He can be contacted at email@example.com.
Sammie AguirreAssociate Editor
Sammie is a sociology student at Stony Brook with a passion for social work. Sammie was immediately drawn to The Press when she met everyone and saw previous publications, and she is excited to continue to work with such a great team.
Antonio MochmannBusiness Manager, Multimedia Editor
Antonio is majoring in environmental studies with a journalism minor. Apart from writing for The Press, he also has a passion for photography and music. Currently, he is in charge of content creation on The Press' TikTok, where they document our best moments.
Sydney CorwinNews Editor, Science Editor
Sydney is a senior majoring in journalism with a creative writing minor. She has been a student writer for the Dean’s Office in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences as well as a news intern for WSHU Public Radio. She spends her time listening to music and podcasts, reading, taking care of her plants, going to the movies and doing the New York Times crossword.
Kaitlyn SchwanemannNews Editor, Features Editor
Kaitlyn is a journalism and sociology major with an English minor. When she’s not writing or editing for The Press, you can find her playing her guitar, reading and painting. Kait’s other work can be viewed at NBCMiami.com, telemundo51.com and WUSB.fm.
Elene MokhevishviliOpinions Editor, Features Editor
Elene is a political science major with a minor in journalism. Her passions include writing, watching movies with her suitemates and complaining about things. The Press lets her combine two out of her three passions, what more could a person ask for.
Ivan VuongOpinions Editor, Graphics Editor
Ivan is a journalism minor and a creative writing major with a concentration in fiction. He writes short stories, does digital art on Photoshop, and plays piano. He spends a good bulk of his time memorizing Minecraft trivia.
Ali JacksiCulture Editor, Satire Editor
Ali is a political science major with a minor in journalism. He has a passion for writing, from drafting tweets for his 30 fans to writing culture articles for The Press. In his free time, he enjoys reading and watching movies with a big cup of tea.
Marie LolisMusic Editor
Marie is a senior journalism major with a History and Hellenic Studies minor. She is excited to collaborate with such a fantastic group of people. In her free time, Marie enjoys all things fandom, listening to music and the school mascot Wolfie.
Esmé WarmuthMusic Editor, Lead Copy Editor
Esmé is an English major at Stony Brook with a minor in Rhetorical Writing. Outside of school, she works as a law clerk, and in her spare time, she enjoys playing guitar, raising house plants and going to concerts. She's grateful to be part of such a great team at The Press.
Jessica CastagnaScience Editor, Satire Editor
Jess is working on a double major in journalism and creative writing at Stony Brook University. She has a passion for telling stories, creative and journalistic alike. In her free time, Jess works part-time as a barista and enjoys painting, writing poetry and being a plant mom.
Layne GroomCopy Editor
Layne is a journalism major at Stony Brook who enjoys writing about the music industry. In his free time he enjoys going to concerts, discovering new music, reading essays and has been a competitive fencer for over 10 years.
Naomi IdehenMultimedia Editor, Graphics Editor
Naomi is a Business Management major with a specialization in Marketing. As a first-generation American of both Nigerian and Czech Republican descent, Naomi has spent her life living in both countries before returning to the U.S. She loves design in all forms and will often make random posters in Photoshop. As for her future, she's on her way to being a corporate baddie.
Melanie Formosa is the program director and president of Stony Brook University's radio station, WUSB 90.1 & 107.3 FM. She also hosts a weekly, two-hour radio show and is founder of the station's news department. Melanie works at Stony Brook's campus television studio. She has interned at WSHU Public Radio, Suffolk County Water Authority and the Express News Group. Melanie will graduate in the spring of 2023 with a bachelor's in journalism and a minor in environmental humanities.
Komal is an Applied Math and Statistics major with a Digital Art minor. She has a passion for design and does graphics/layout for several magazines both on and off campus. She dreams of making a career out of her passion.
Matt is a senior political science and psychology major, minoring in writing and rhetoric. He is currently a tutor at the Academic Success and Tutoring Center and the Writing Center. At The Press, his main focus is writing about music and politics. He also has an unhealthy attachment to a camera from 1998.
Michael Kearney is a senior studio art and biology double major. Other than writing articles for The Press, he spends his free time curating playlists, record shopping, thrifting, concert-hopping and photography. Mikey also has a passion for design and art direction, and he hopes to pursue a creative role in the future.
Julio Taku has been a member of The Press since 2019. He is a journalism major with a minor in Africana Studies. Born and raised in Cameroon, Julio’s family emigrated to the U.S. when he was nine years old. His interests include political activism, R&B, fitness, cars and podcasting. He’s also the host and producer of his podcast “Across The Mic with Julio Taku.”
Keating is a journalism student with a concentration in multimedia production. She is interested in feature writing and graphic design. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org