Staff

Editorial / Production Office

Editor-in-Chief Michelle Lampariello
lamparm2@tcnj.edu

Michelle is a junior communication studies major with minors in journalism and public health. She leapt at the chance to start writing for The Signal before she had even set foot in her freshman dorm, and hasn’t looked back since! Michelle has previously held the positions of Managing Editor, News Editor, Nation & World Editor and Features Assistant. She spent this past summer as a social media intern for Sneeze It, a digital marketing firm.

Outside of the office, Michelle enjoys reading and watching all things true crime, maintaining the delicate balance between her “recipes” and “fitness” Pinterest boards and taking naps on her oversized brown beanbag, aptly named “The Potato.”

 

Managing Editor — Elizabeth Zakaim
zakaime1@tcnj.edu

Elizabeth is a senior journalism and psychology double major and Managing Editor at The Signal. She started writing for the paper her first semester of freshman year and hasn’t stopped since. Last semester, she held the position of News Editor.

When she is not writing, Elizabeth can be found rehearsing with the Treblemakers, the all-female a cappella group on campus, or analyzing poetry for the College’s literary magazine, Lion’s Eye.

 

News Editor — Miguel Gonzalez
gonzam23@tcnj.edu

Miguel is a senior journalism and professional writing and political science double major. From Lions Stadium to George Ackerman Park and Packer Hall, he has covered nearly every sport Lions Athletics has to offer. Miguel also takes sparkling photos at concerts, lectures, conferences and sports. After a long tenure at the sports section, Miguel is excited to cover the latest news stories as the news editor.

Outside of Forcina Hall, Miguel is a dedicated fan of the New York Yankees (#StartSpreadingTheNews), Trenton Thunder, Manchester United and New York Giants. Miguel is striving for a career in sports journalism in the future.

 

News Editor — Lily Firth
firthl1@tcnj.edu

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 and Features Editor before becoming one of the News 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.

Sports Editor Alexandra Parado
paradoa1@tcnj.edu

Alex is a senior studying anthropology and journalism. She began writing for The Signal fall of her junior year and after being a correspondent and Sports Assistant, she currently serves as this semester’s Sports 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.

 

Arts & Entertainment Editor Nadir Roberts 
robertn5@tcnj.edu

Nadir  is a junior journalism & professional writing major with a minor in marketing. He has been writing for The Signal since the beginning of his freshman year and has been actively involved ever since. He was previously Reviews Editor before becoming Arts & Entertainment Editor. As a Ewing native, Nadir wishes to strengthen the relationship between the community and The College. In his spare time, Nadir loves to read Complex magazine, take pictures, listen to music, and play Fortnite. In the future he would like to pursue a career in magazine writing, or fashion marketing.

 

Features Editor — Emmy Liederman
liedere1@tcnj.edu

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 and served as Opinions Editor in the spring. As a senior in high school, Emmy was Editor-in-Chief of her high school’s weekly, uncensored newspaper, Hi’s Eye. Emmy is also member of Kappa Delta Sorority and loves working with The Girl Scouts of America, the organization’s philanthropy. She is passionate about journalism and its potential to shine a light on social issues.

 

Opinions Editor — Clare McGreevy
mcgreec2@tcnj.edu

Clare is a sophomore English and secondary education dual major. She has been writing for The Signal since the spring of her freshman year and is so excited to be a part of the staff this fall as opinions editor. Clare loves to read all types of novels and also spends a lot of her spare time watching movies and TV. When not working or submersed in the world of fiction, Clare plays club sports at the College, hangs out with friends, and goes out to eat as much as possible.

 

Nation & World Editor Heidi Cho
choh2@tcnj.edu

Heidi is a junior journalism major with an interactive multimedia minor. She considers her freshman year the better for having written for The Signal, both as a writer and a member of the community. Heidi has previously served as the Arts & Entertainment Editor and Nation & World Editor. She also enjoys all forms of interactive storytelling from Dungeons & Dragons and video games.

 


Reviews Editor
 — Gianna Melillo
melillg1@tcnj.edu

Gianna is a senior double major in philosophy and journalism & professional writing. She has been writing for The Signal since her freshman year and was part of the copy desk last year. Gianna is a member of the College’s women’s cross country and track teams. Additionally, Gianna was a founding member of the College’s Philosophical Society and currently serves as vice president for that organization. She is also freelance writer for a local publication and an avid concert goer.

Production Manager Danielle Silvia
silviad2@tcnj.edu

Danielle is a senior communication studies major with minors in marketing and public health. She is thrilled to be production manager this semester! She has been a staff writer since her freshman year and her previous positions include social media editor and copy editor. Outside of The Signal, she is a proud participant of Alpha Phi Omega, social media coordinator for Catholic Campus Ministry and treasurer the Pre-Law Society in addition to working in the Office of Student Affairs. After graduation, she aspires to attend law school or obtain a career in public relations. She has loved every minute spent at TCNJ and wishes the best for this year’s staff!

 

Web Editor Heather Haase
haaseh1@tcnj.edu

Heather is a senior English major with minors in professional writing and marketing. Heather started writing for the Signal the fall semester of her junior year. She is incredibly excited to continue her role as web editor this semester. 

Outside of The Signal, Heather works as a Griffin mentor for new transfer students at the College. She is also a member of Sigma Tau Delta, Golden Key, Outdoors Club, and Ski and Snowboard Club. In her free time, Heather enjoys reading memoirs, listening to music, and getting (temporarily) lost in the woods. 


Social Media Editor
— Alexandra Raskin
raskina1tcnj.edu

Alex is a sophomore journalism and professional writing major with a Spanish minor. She began writing for the Signal during her first semester at the College, and is excited to continue her involvement with the paper as Social Media Editor.

Outside of her involvement with The Signal, Alex is a member of the Bonner Institute, an English as an additional language tutor and a member of the College’s women’s rugby team.


Social Media Editor
Alyssa Louis
louisa1@tcnj.edu

Alyssa is a sophomore English and secondary education dual major pursuing a minor in journalism. She has regularly contributed to The Signal as a staff writer throughout her freshman year and is very excited to get more involved as one of the social media editors this semester! Alyssa is involved in SNJEA, an organization for future educators, and tutors at a correctional facility with The Petey Greene Program. When she is not writing, Alyssa enjoys reading, going to the beach and doing yoga.

 

Photo Editor — Meagan McDowell
mcdowem4@tcnj.edu

Meagan is a junior psychology major. She started with the Signal during her freshman year and served as the Photo Editor last semester. Her favorite events thus far have been covering the 21 Savage concert last semester as well as the annual drag show her freshman year where she got hit in the face with a shoe while photographing the event. In addition to The Signal, Meagan currently serves as the social chair for the Leadership Development Program. When she’s not taking photos, she can be found watching Netflix or obsessing over her puppy, Raleigh.

 

Business ManagerBrielle Bryan
bryanb2@tcnj.edu

Brielle is a senior marketing major with a minor in journalism. She began writing stories for The Signal in the first semester of her freshman year. She loves being a beat writer for the Cop Shop section of the newspaper. She is also a member of College Chorale and has had the opportunity to sing Christmas music with the Philadelphia Orchestra on three separate occasions.
Brielle is currently working at Johnson & Johnson as a customer development co-op. She  has interned at Johnson & Johnson in the past as a consumer marketing co-op and at Unique Homes Magazine as an editorial intern. She has also worked as a waitress for more than four years at two different restaurant establishments: JB’s 57 Diner in Manchester and Basile’s Italian Restaurant in Freehold.
When Brielle isn’t interning or writing stories for the newspaper, she is most likely to be found singing along to classic ’80s music, holding her black cat named Bruce Wayne or watching her favorite shows on The CW.

Business Manager — Derek Falci
falcid1@tcnj.edu

Derek is a junior marketing major and a business manager for The Signal.  He has minors in finance and law, politics and philosophy. This is his first semester working for The Signal.  On campus, he is a member of Beta Theta Pi and Pi Sigma Epsilon. He is an avid New York Yankees and Dallas Cowboys fan. He enjoys spouting off all of the useless knowledge in his head while watching “Jeopardy!,” playing with his dog Simon and eating Chipotle burritos.

 

 

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 2018Fall 2018Spring 2017Fall 2016Spring 2016Fall 2015Spring 2015Spring 2014, Fall 2013Spring 2013Fall 2012Spring 2012 and Fall 2011.

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