April 7, 2020


Editorial Board and Production Office

Editor-in-Chief Emmy Liederman

Emmy is a junior journalism and professional writing major with minors in interactive multimedia and Spanish. She started writing for The Signal as a freshman and has been involved ever since, working her way up to editor-in-chief. She is excited for another semester of interviewing, writing and editing with such a talented staff.

Emmy just returned from studying abroad in Barcelona, where she taught English classes to kids in her free time. Before leaving for Spain, she spent the summer in New York City working as a Tribune Publishing Company journalism intern.

Managing Editor Jane Bowden

Jane Bowden is a senior journalism and professional writing major minoring in interactive multimedia. She joined The Signal in 2018 as a transfer from Ocean County College, working as a staff writer last fall, features editor last spring and managing editor this past fall semester. Outside of the office, Jane is the publicist for the Healing Arts Club, and she writes for her mental health and personal discovery blog, Your Friend Jane. She’s looking forward to another great semester with The Signal staff!

Managing EditorCamille Furst

Camille Furst is a sophomore journalism major while pursuing minors in criminology and broadcast/multimedia studies. She joined The Signal as a staff writer in her first semester at the College, advancing to news editor and now managing editor for her second year, where she oversees the News, Sports and Nation & World sections. Although all topics and areas of coverage interest her, Camille has aspirations of becoming a reporter on the criminal justice beat.

Outside of the office, Camille loves to sit back with a book or watch the latest movie with friends. In the newsroom, however, she’s excited to continue her involvement with The Signal for the spring semester.

News Editor — Madison Pena

Madison Pena is a sophomore journalism major with a minor in communications. She started writing for The Signal her freshman year as a features assistant and later helped manage the paper’s social media accounts. She is thrilled to continue her time on staff as a news editor in Spring 2020!

In her free time, she enjoys watching movies and late-night shows, and can usually be found drinking coffee.

News Editor — Len La Rocca

Len is a junior journalism & professional writing major. He transferred to the College in fall of 2018 and has since been submitting stories for The Signal. He is excited for his second semester as news editor this spring.

When he’s not working for the paper, he is listening to Spotify or doing anything with fun involved. He is excited to continue covering stories that the campus cares about.

Sports Editor — Anthony Garcia

Anthony Garcia is a junior journalism and professional writing major minoring in philosophy. He began covering music as a freshman and became sports editor for the spring semester of 2020.

When he’s not at The Signal headquarters, he is playing defensive back for the College’s football team. In his free time he can be found pursuing his interests in music, writing, and coaching youth sports.

Arts & Entertainment Editor Rich Miller

Rich Miller is a sophomore communication studies and journalism major. He started at The Signal during the spring of his freshman year as the opinions assistant. 

Rich is excited to be the arts & entertainment editor. Rich’s goal is to either become an anchor on E! News or just famous enough that he can promote various products on Instagram as his source of income. In his free time, you’ll find Rich catching up on all the latest celebrity gossip or on Twitter. 

Reviews Editor Chelsie Derman

Chelsie is a freshman journalism and professional writing major with a minor in creative writing. Passionate about writing, she became a writer for The Signal just a few weeks into her first semester of college. She now looks forward to getting more involved with this organization as an editor. In her free time, you will find Chelsie writing her novel, drawing in her sketchbook or watching anything fantasy related. Nonetheless, Chelsie can’t wait to start her position as reviews editor.

Features Editor Liya Davidov

Liya is a sophomore journalism and professional writing major with a minor in creative writing. Following her role as the nation & world editor, she is excited to be the features editor this semester.

When she isn’t writing, Liya can be found on the tennis courts, as she plays first singles and doubles for the College’s varsity women’s tennis team. She is also a board member for two other clubs and joined the Diversity & Inclusion team at the College.

Opinions EditorKalli Colacino

Kalli is a sophomore journalism and professional writing and marketing double major. She has been involved in The Signal since the beginning of her freshman year and is excited to be the opinions editor.

When she is not working on the newspaper, she is most likely at the gym or watching her favorite baseball team, the Yankees.

Nation & World EditorIan Krietzberg

Ian is a freshman journalism and professional writing major who started writing for The Signal a few days after his first semester began. After a semester spent covering the Student Finance Board, he is glad to focus his attention on telling some of the most important stories out there -international news and politics – and is beyond excited to serve as the nation & world editor for this semester.

When he’s not watching the news or listening to Matchbox 20, Ian can be found writing about movies and TV shows for Screen Rant, reading “Game of Thrones” and re-watching “The Witcher.”

Production Manager Madison Oxx

Madison Oxx is a junior journalism and professional writing major with minors in marketing and creative writing. She joined The Signal to get more involved with campus news. Madison is passionate about journalism and writing, so she is excited to be part of a news organization this semester.

In her free time, Madison works at Frutta Bowls in Campus Town and enjoys writing and spending time with her friends. She is also very involved in her sorority, Sigma Kappa, where she holds the position of Vice President of Membership. She is so excited to be the production manager for The Signal.

Web Editor Jenn Somers

Jenn Somers is a senior communications major with a professional writing minor. She has always had a passion for photography, but it wasn’t until this past year working as a photographer in Disney that her passion grew stronger, as did her love for Disney. After graduation, she aspires to work in the entertainment industry or for Disney again. Aside from The Signal, Jenn is currently in student government serving as a senator of Arts & Communications and a photographer for the school of arts & communications. She is also a student worker on campus. In her downtime, she likes to binge-watch her favorite shows, listen to 80s music, and take spontaneous trips to Disney World. She is always up for a new adventure. 

Social Media Editor — Leigha Stuiso

Leigha is a sophomore journalism and professional writing major. She began writing for The Signal earlier during her freshman year and was the Social Media Editor last semester. Leigha is also an associate board member of CUB. She has interests in writing for a music and entertainment magazine when she graduates. Leigha loves to write about topics she is passionate about for others. She looks forward to a great semester with The Signal and being involved with the College.

Social Media Editor — Alea Ferrigno

Alea Ferrigno is a sophomore Marketing major with a minor in Information Systems and Technology. She is currently one of the Social Media Editors for The Signal. Alea is also involved on campus within Student Government, Kappa Delta Sorority, Women in Business and Ambassadors. In her free time Alea loves grabbing coffee with friends, taking pictures, going to the beach, and spending time with family. She is very excited to be a new member of The Signal and cannot wait for this upcoming semester!

Video Editor— Marlea Maltz

Marlea is a junior international studies major minoring in public health. She became involved with the Signal this spring as a video editor and is excited to create content for articles and social media. Marlea is an active member of Kappa Delta Sorority and is also returning to campus after a semester abroad in Australia. Outside of her classes and schoolwork, she enjoys painting, listening to music and reading up on the local news.

Photo Editor — Julia Meehan

Julia is a junior journalism and professional writing major with an interactive multimedia minor from Long Island, NY. She has written articles for The Signal in the past and is excited to be a photo editor this semester! 

When she isn’t taking pictures for the paper, she loves to listen to a diverse array of music and podcasts and take pictures of nature and architecture. She also loves to keep up with new technologies and hopes to become a games and tech reporter in the future. 

Business Manager — Mina Milinkovic

Mina is a sophomore finance major on a pre-law track and the Business Manager for The Signal. This is Mina’s second semester with The Signal and she is very excited to see what is ahead. Mina is an active member of her sorority, Kappa Delta, as recruitment video chair. She has a passion for law and justice, and hopes to pursue a minor in law, politics, and philosophy. In her free time, Mina loves finding new Netflix shows to binge, spending her days and nights in the city (New York is THE city, not Philly), and spending every last dollar in her bank account on concerts and music festivals.

Distribution Manager — Travis Beni

Travis Beni is a sophomore history and secondary education major.  His two greatest passions are history and hockey, playing for for TCNJ’s team and with his friends whenever he has the chance. Travis is not too much of a writer myself, but is looking forward to distributing The Signal this semester.

The Signal is also created with the help of its editorial and photo assistants, as well as many staff writers, columnists, staff photographers and correspondents who work every week to deliver the news to The College of New Jersey community.

If you have any questions, email signal@tcnj.edu.

For any business or ad inquiries, email signalad@tcnj.edu.

Looking for somebody? Check out our previous staff lists: Spring 2019, Fall 2018Spring 2018Fall 2017Spring 2017Fall 2016Spring 2016Fall 2015Spring 2015Spring 2014, Fall 2013Spring 2013Fall 2012Spring 2012 and Fall 2011.

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