2014-2015 Staff

DeeDee Williams

Hey, my name is DeeDee Williams and I have been a part of the Mesa Press staff for a year now. I enjoy writing anything sports related especially basketball and athlete features.  My major is journalism and I plan to  later...

Ryan Heppel

Hello my name is Ryan Heppel. I'm a staff writer for the Mesa Press. This is my first semester in college but my second on a newspaper staff. Prior to attending college, I was a Marine for five years and learned much about the...

Caleb Short

Hello, my name is Caleb, and I am a staff writer here at the Mesa Press.  This is my fourth (and final!?) semester at community college.  This is also my first semester with a college newspaper.  I love writing - always have...

Julie Barton

I was born and raised in northern California and decided to branch out and move to sunny San Diego. I am excited to be involved in journalism this semester as one of the Features editors. I graduated high school in 2012 with the...

Robeal Tesfamichael

Hello, my name is Robeal Tesfamichael. I'm a first year staff writer for the Mesa Press with aspirations of becoming a professional journalist for ESPN, the world-wide leader in sports. With that being said, however, I enjoy ...

Danilo Urquia

I am originally from El Salvador and moved to the U.S when I was 13 years old. I want to pursue a career as a Bilingual Reporter and International Business Entrepreneur, but for now I'm just going to school and working part time....

Riko Pratt

Riko Pratt was born in San Diego on a warm day in the summer of 94. He had been attending San Diego Mesa College for a few years before stumbling upon the beauty that we call Journalism. This is Riko's third semester on The Mesa...

Britteny Urich

This is my first semester writing for the Mesa Press, and I am excited to be here! I began working on my Journalism degree in Las Vegas, Nevada at College of Southern Nevada. After living my whole life in Las Vegas, I decided...

Linda Nguyen

Hello! I'm Linda. This is my first year as a Staff Writer for The Mesa Press, and I am so excited to be a part of the team. I'm a Biology major and I recently moved to San Diego in hopes of transferring to UCSD to further my studi...

Verenice Garcia

Hello, this is my third semester with The Mesa Press. I'm a writer interested in various issues and stories. I also enjoy sports such as Football, Tennis, MMA, Rugby, Soccer, Snowboarding, etc. I'm a big Chelsea FC fan and a...

Joyce Melendez

Hello, my name is Joyce Melendez. This is my second year as a Staff Writer for The Mesa Press. I am a sophomore at Mesa College and I am majoring in journalism. I plan on transferring to SDSU in order to continue studying journali...

Arielle Weller

Hey! Arielle Weller here and I am this semesters Editor-in-Chief for The Mesa Press! It's my second semester on the paper, second time being EIC for a student ran newspaper production and I'm excited for all the awesome stories...

David Nguyen

I'm David Nguyen, staff photographer here at the Mesa Press. My hobbies are photography, cars, working on cars, blogging, writing, reading, attending car shows, and going to the beach.

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