Editorial Board and Production Office
Editor-in-Chief —Elizabeth Zakaim
Elizabeth is a senior journalism and psychology double major. She started writing for the paper her first semester of freshman year and hasn’t stopped since. She is the proud recipient of two merit scholarships (one awarded to her by the New Jersey Press Association and the other the journalism department) that acknowledge her passionate dedication to writing and news gathering.
When she is not writing, Elizabeth can be found in the International House on campus where she serves as the community adviser to students attending the College from all over the world. Although she graduates this spring, she hopes to continue to put her journalistic skills to work for many more years to come.
Managing Editor — Emmy Liederman
Emmy is a sophomore journalism and professional writing major with a minor in Spanish. She has been writing for The Signal since the beginning of her freshman year, working as Opinions Editor last spring and Features Editor in the fall. Emmy is also a research assistant at the College’s development office, as well as a member of Kappa Delta sorority. She is passionate about journalism and its potential to shine a light on social issues.
Managing Editor — Garrett Cecere
Garrett is a junior journalism and professional writing major with a minor in communication studies. He joined The Signal as a staff writer in September 2018 after transferring from Raritan Valley Community College, where he earned his associate’s in communication studies and helped revamp the campus’s online newspaper, the Record.
During his spare time, Garrett enjoys listening to rock music and watching films (especially Tarantino and Scorsese). He is a fan of the New York Giants and New York Mets.
News Editor — Camille Furst
Camille Furst is a freshman journalism and professional writing major with a double minor in international studies and religion. She began writing for The Signal in the beginning of the year and is thrilled to be co-News Editor with Nicole Viviano! Outside of the office, she enjoys reading and writing non-fiction and being involved with the New Jersey Christian Fellowship on campus.
She is very excited to continue her work with The Signal team this upcoming semester!
News Editor — Nicole Viviano
Nicole is a junior journalism and professional writing major with a minor in communication studies. She transferred to the College in the fall of 2018 and began writing for The Signal the same semester. Previously writing for her community college’s online newspaper, Nicole knew involvement with The Signal meant involvement with the college community firsthand. Through her writing for the paper and current editing position she thoroughly enjoys the interactive and individual elements to working at The Signal.
Interviewing, writing and editing are interests that have developed into a career path. Outside of school, Nicole is a movie and food-loving, poetry-writing, camping, fishing, beach-lounging, creative soul. She is always looking and willing to hear someone’s story.
Sports Editor — Christine Houghton
Christine is a freshman studying journalism and hoping to declare a communication studies second major this fall. She began writing for The Signal this past fall and moved up the ranks from correspondent to staff writer, finally taking on the role of Sports Editor to start her second semester. Apart from serving on the Editorial Board, Christine is also a sports announcer/commentator for the campus radio station 91.3 WTSR.
Arts & Entertainment Editor — Nicole Zamlout
Nicole Zamlout is a sophomore English major with minors in Journalism and Creative Writing. She is passionate about theater and film, which she expresses by being a member of TMT, the musical theater club on campus.
She is also a member of TWLOHA (mental health awareness club), INK (creative writing club), and ONBT (Harry Potter club) as well as being a member of Tri Sigma Sorority. Her love of the arts will push her to deliver the best news in the category for all of The Signals loyal readers.
Reviews Editor — Lara Becker
Features Editor — Jane Bowden
Jane Bowden is a junior journalism and professional writing major with a minor in interactive multimedia. She has been writing for The Signal since transferring to the College in the fall of 2018 but previously worked as her community college’s editor for two years. Jane is passionate about reducing the stigma that surrounds mental health, posting biweekly for her blog, Your Friend Jane, and hopes that her writing will someday make a difference.
Opinions Editor — Isabel Vega
Nation & World Editor —Viktoria Ristanovic
Viki is a junior journalism and professional writing major with a minor in marketing. She became involved with The Signal when she transferred to the College her sophomore year by working as a staff writer.
Viki is also very involved with her sorority, Zeta Tau Alpha, and holds the position of Event Promotion Chairwoman in her organization. She is so excited to be this semester’s Nation & World Editor and is excited to see what it’s all about, as she wants to potentially become a fashion magazine editor one day. In her free time, Viki loves to kick back and relax with some iced coffee and the latest Vogue or Cosmopolitan magazine.
Production Manager — Kalli Colacino
Kalli is a freshman journalism and professional writing major with a double major in marketing. She has been involved with The Signal since the beginning of her freshman year, writing various articles for the paper. Kalli loves to write, and loves how journalism can be used to share information with a variety of people.
Web Editor — Muhammad Suddiqui
Muhammad is a sophomore biology major who has been writing for The Signal since his freshman year. After starting off as a contributor for Nation & World, he has decided to continue his involvement this year by serving alongside the staff as Web Editor.
In addition to his duties for The Signal, Muhammad is also a tutor on campus for math and science and is an associate member of the Tri-Beta Biological Honors Society. In his spare time, he enjoys listening to music, reading about history and, of course, reading the news!
Social Media Editor — Lily Firth
Lily is a senior English major with minors in creative writing and marketing. She began writing for The Signal her freshman year at the College, mostly for the reviews section. She then held the positions of Reviews Editor, Features Editor and News Editor before becoming one of the Social Media Editors this semester.
Lily hopes to gain practical experience at The Signal, as she is interested in becoming a novel or magazine editor when she graduates. She loves to be involved, as she is in the English Honor Society, INK club, an editor for the Lion’s Eye Magazine and in Delta Zeta. She loves sitcoms, Tarantino movies, biking, music of all genres and reading realistic fiction. Lily would die for any Philly sports team, except the 76ers. Although she is committed to editing, she would love to become the next J.K. Rowling or Jodi Picoult, as she loves to write in her free time.
Social Media Editor — Alexandra Parado
Alex is a senior studying anthropology and journalism. She began writing for The Signal the fall of her junior year and after being a correspondent, Sports Assistant and Sports Editor, she currently serves as this semester’s Social Media Editor. Other than serving on the editorial board, she is involved with Student Government as a Senator of The School of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Student Manager at Res Ed and Housing.
When she isn’t working on the newspaper, she is most likely rushing to her other job as a waitress or traveling up and down the East Coast. Alex spends her very little free time writing in her journal while listening to Kanye West. She also enjoys writing posts for her blog and watching cooking shows.
Len is a sophomore journalism and professional writing major. He transferred to the College in fall of 2018 and has since been submitting articles for The Signal. He is excited to begin distributing The Signal this semester as Distribution Manager.
When he’s not working for the paper, he is managing his Instagram account, @CloutJournalist, where he reports on news in the world of rap music. He also enjoys writing about trends, entertainment and social issues.
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