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2020-2021 Staff

Janna Braun
Faculty Adviser

Janna Braun

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,...

Jared Knobloch
Sports Editor

Jared Knobloch

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...

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Joseph A. Montelongo

Joseph Montelongo is a first-year college student at San Diego Mesa College as well as a first-time writer for the Mesa Press. He is majoring in Journalism with hopes to work as a journalist in Mexico. He is currently working...

Thomas Manor
Staff Writer

Thomas Manor

Thomas Manor is an entrepreneur and a staff writer for the Mesa Press. He hopes one day to be a political talk show host. He is a San Diego native and loves traveling and playing guitar. In his free time, Thomas enjoys writin...

James Newell
Staff Writer

James Newell

James Newell is a first-year student at San Diego Mesa College, and a first-year Staff Writer for the Mesa Press. He is majoring in journalism and hopes to work as a sports writer or a sports broadcaster in the future. Whenever...

Anasazi Ochoa
Staff Writer

Anasazi Ochoa

Anasazi Ochoa is a third-year journalism student at San Diego Mesa College, with plans to transfer in the fall. A first-time writer for the Press, she is especially interested in culture commentary and advocating on behalf of...

Oshae Hawkins
Staff Writer

Oshae Hawkins

Hello there my name is Oshae Hawkins at the time of this writing I am currently a freshman at San Diego Mesa College.  My main interests are anime, gaming, film, and sports.  I chose journalism because I enjoy writing and speaking...

Kyle Ayson
Staff Writer

Kyle Ayson

Kyle Ayson is a first-year at San Diego Mesa College and this is second 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 the future....

Walker Armstrong
News Editor

Walker Armstrong

Walker is the News Editor 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. He is interested in media, critical...

Rosanne Bangalan
Editor in chief

Rosanne Bangalan

Rosanne is returning for her third semester for the Mesa Press as editor in chief. Rosanne is currently majoring in journalism and plans on moving to New York after receiving her bachelor's degree. She is interested in political...

Julian Hernandez
Staff Writer & Social Media Editor

Julian Hernandez

Julian Hernandez is the social media editor and a second year journalism major who plans to transfer and work for a publication in the entertainment and art industry. He is passionate about the profession and strongly believes...

Rae Zundel
Features Editor

Rae Zundel

Rae is the Features Editor for The Mesa Press and is currently double majoring in journalism and social/behavioral science. She is passionate about amplifying the voices of the underrepresented and shedding light on social injustice....

Rosanne Bangalan
Editor-in-chief

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
Editor-in-chief

Kaitlin Clapinski

Kaitlin Clapinski is currently a sophomore at Mesa College and plans to graduate with an associates degree for transfer this spring. She is a co-editor-in-chief at the Mesa Press, a member of the women's soccer team, and a campus...

Andreas Loretan
Opinion Editor

Andreas Loretan

I'm Andreas Loretan, I'm a journalism major at Mesa College, and it's my third 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...

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