2020-2021 Staff

Janna Braun

Faculty Adviser

Janna has been the Faculty Adviser to The Mesa Press since 2005.  During that time, the newspaper has been honored by a variety of organizations, including the San Diego Press Club, San Diego Society of Professional Journalists,...

Ava Moslehi


Ava is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Mesa Press. She is a third year student at San Diego Mesa College working towards her journalism degree. When she's not writing, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, taking photos,...

Jared Knobloch

Sports Editor

Jared Knobloch is the Sports Editor at the Mesa Press and in his first year at San Diego Mesa College, majoring in Journalism. His goal is to earn his degree and pursue a career in Sports Writing, specifically geared towards professional...

Zelinda Swingler

Staff Writer

The Mesa Press is full of knowledgeable people. I am a staff writer for the Mesa Press, a Freshman at Mesa College, & a Journalism Major. Please feel free to email me or share your concerns with any text I publish. (zelindaswingler@gmail.com).

Zenyase Gonzalez

Staff Writer

Zenyase Gonzalez is a second-year San Diego College Mesa student, and it is her first time working for The Mesa Press.  She is majoring in journalism and hopes to work in public relations for the entertainment industry in the...

Kyle Ayson

Staff Writer

Kyle Ayson is a first-year at San Diego Mesa College and this is also his first time working for The Mesa Press. He is majoring in journalism and hopes to work for a large publication or just become a foreign correspondent in...

Jacob DeMille

Staff Writer

Jacob DeMille (they/them or he/him) is a staff writer at the Mesa Press. When they're not in school, they work at One America News Network as a full-time writer. They also try to play guitar and sing both loudly and terribly,...

Angela Galan Martinez

Staff Writer

Angela is first-year Mesa College student majoring in Multimedia Journalism. She wants to one day be able to work in a major news publication to help bring out many of the worlds stories that haven't been told. When she’s not wor...

Michael Scott

Staff Writer

Michael is a returning staff writer and former editor of the Mesa Press. After a brief hiatus, Michael decided to come back and finish his associate degree at Mesa College,  and ultimately return to the news team. Once he earns...

Walker Armstrong

Staff Writer

Walker is a Staff Writer for the Mesa Press. He is a second-year philosophy, journalism double major at San Diego Mesa College and hopes to one day be a journalist for a major news publication. When he is not struggling to write...

Kalin May

Photo Editor

Kalin is a second year student at San Diego Mesa College. She is majoring in journalism. She aspires to move to LA to pursue her bachelors in journalism and one day work for a major publication. In free time she enjoys taking...

Rosanne Bangalan


Rosanne Bangalan is the co-editor-in-chief at the Mesa Press and is currently majoring in journalism. She plans on moving to New York after finishing her undergrad and work at a political satire show as part of their research...

Kaitlin Clapinski

Staff Writer / News Editor

Kaitlin Clapinski is a sophomore member of the San Diego Mesa women's soccer team, with this being her first semester at The Mesa Press. She is a journalism major and looking to transfer to a four-year university next fall. In...

Liz Spiering

Social Media Editor

Elizabeth Spiering, or better known as Liz since childhood, is the Social Media Editor for The Mesa Press for the 2020-2021 school year. As Liz loves to capture images and create appealing content for her audience, she continues...

Justin Choi

Features Editor

Justin Choi is the Features Editor at the Mesa Press and a third-year student majoring in journalism at Mesa College. He's in the pursuit of knowledge and wishes to become a foreign correspondent one day. When he's not trying...

Andreas Loretan

Opinion Editor

I'm Andreas Loretan, I'm a journalism major at Mesa College, and it's my second time writing for the Mesa Press since 2017. I like the New York Mets and eating cheap, unhealthy food. I publish zines in my spare time. I don't like...