• Fall semester starts Aug. 22
  • Graduation to take place in person on May 27

2022-2023 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,...

Nicole Hayek
Editor-in-Chief

Nicole Hayek

Nicole Hayek is the Editor-in-Chief at the Mesa Press. She is currently a second year student at San Diego Mesa College with high hopes to transfer to San Diego State University in the fall of 2023. Hayek is a journalism major and...

Xamara Aleman
Opinions Editor

Xamara Aleman

Xamara Aleman is the Opinions Editor for The Mesa Press and is a journalism major at San Diego Mesa College. She plans to graduate with an associate's degree to transfer by Spring 2023. Her biggest goal is to transfer to San Diego...

Aaron Luna
Sports Editor

Aaron Luna

Aaron is the sports editor for the Mesa Press. This is his first time writing for the school paper. He has some experience in journalism (He was involved with the school yearbook in middle school). but he is excited to be covering...

Felipe Guardado
Staff Writer

Felipe Guardado

Felipe is a staff writer for The Mesa Press, This is his first year Writing for The Mesa Press.Felipe is a first generation college student, fresh out of high school but more than ready to be on the scene. Felipe plans to attend...

Ashley Romero
Staff Writer

Ashley Romero

Ashley Romero is a staff writer for the Mesa Press. She plans to transfer to San Diego State University to receive her bachelor’s degree in journalism with an emphasis in public relations. She has always had a passion for writing...

Anna Pham
Staff Writer

Anna Pham

Anna is a staff writer for the Mesa Press. This is her first time writing for any kind of publishing team and hopes to gain experience as a journalist. She started her first year at San Diego Miramar College and then transferred...

Jacob Villanueva
Staff Writer

Jacob Villanueva

Jacob Villanueva is a staff writer for The Mesa Press. This is his first year on the press and Jacob is currently a Journalism Major. He was born and raised in San Diego and transferred to Mesa from Butte college in Oroville,...

Kalin May
News Editor

Kalin May

Kalin is a third 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 work in public relations. In free time she enjoys taking photos and going...

Hana Marrone
Features Editor

Hana Marrone

This is Hana Marrone from the Mesa Press. She is the editor for the features section. This is her first year at Mesa and the first time that she will be writing for a school newspaper. She hopes to transfer to San Diego State...

Alysse Dodge
Social Media & Photo Editor

Alysse Dodge

Alysse Dodge is the Social Media and Photo Editor at the Mesa Press. Alysse grew up in Orange County but moved to San Diego County when she began college. In her free time, she loves to surf and spend a lot of time outdoors. She...

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