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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Rachel Apodaca

Editor in Chief

Rachel Apodaca is a senior raised in Shanghai, China, pursuing her B.S.C. in journalism and B.A. in international studies. Apodaca began working with The Hurricane at the beginning of her sophomore year as a staff writer for the news team and went on to serve as co-news editor her junior year. She is looking forward to bringing her experience, love for storytelling, endless curiosity and adoration for the University of Miami to the paper as the Editor-in-chief. Outside of the paper, Apodaca spends her time weightlifting at the Wellness Center, gushing over every dog on campus, reading and getting outside!

Jenny Jacoby

Managing Editor

Jenny Jacoby is a sophomore majoring in political science and ecosystem science and policy with a minor in Arabic studies. She joined The Miami Hurricane her freshman year writing for the news section after working on her high school paper for four years. Outside of newspaper, Jenny serves as an e-board member of Model United Nations and spends her free time running, scuba diving and reading.

Alex Terr

Co-News Editor

Alex Terr is a senior from Yardley, Pa. majoring in political science and journalism and minoring in history. He started writing for The Miami Hurricane in his sophomore year. He is always looks to report credible, informative news that his audience enjoys reading. Besides working for The Hurricane, Terr is a reporter for UMTV and tennis instructer. He also works with Special Olympics, where he was formerly president.

Emma Dominguez

Co-News Editor

Emma Dominguez is a junior from Port Orange, Fla. majoring in ecosystem science and policy and anthropology. She began writing for The Hurricane in the fall of her freshman year and was promoted to Co-News editor this year. She loves the community The Hurricane provides and its connection to all things Miami! She hopes to bring her passion for writing and enthusiasm for the U to her role this year. In addition to the paper, Dominguez is involved with her sorority and UThrift. She can’t wait to see what the year will bring for The Hurricane!

Patrick McCaslin

Assistant News Editor

Patrick McCaslin is a sophomore from Philadelphia, Pa. majoring in mathematics, political science and economics. He started writing for The Miami Hurricane's news section during his freshman year. He finds the relationship between the University of Miami and Miami-Dade fascinating and brings that interest to his writing. Outside of the Hurricane, Patrick is constantly biking, reading, running and tutoring.

Luke Chaney

Sports Editor

Luke Chaney is a sophomore from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. studying journalism and public relations. Chaney joined The Miami Hurricane in the beginning of his freshman year as a sports reporter. His favorite memory reporting on UM Athletics has been covering Miami football spring practice. In addition to his work as Sports Editor, he also writes about the Miami Dolphins for Five Reasons Sports and works as a play-by-play broadcaster at WVUM 90.5 FM. When he's not writing about sports, Chaney loves to play basketball and hang out with friends and family.

Chris Damond

Assistant Sports Editor

Chris Damond is a junior from Alexandria, Va. majoring in journalism with minors in sports administration and motion pictures. He started writing for the sports section of the Miami Hurricane his freshman year, covering everything from tennis to baseball. With a passion for storytelling, he's excited to serve as assistant sports editor. In his free time, Damond enjoys playing guitar and dazzling people with card tricks.

Layomi Adeojo

Arts & Entertainment Editor

Layomi Adeojo is a junior from Leesport, Pa. double majoring in psychology & English and minoring in creative writing. She started writing for The Miami Hurricane as a freshman and is excited to be the Arts & Entertainment Editor. Involved in campus life, Layomi is also a First Year Fellow, a Dean’s Ambassador, a mentor for Inspire U Academy and a research assistant with the SHINE lab. As this year's A&E editor, she looks forward to growing the section and covering all the culture that UM and Miami have to offer.

Arianna Gonzalez

Assistant Arts & Entertainment Editor

Arianna Gonzalez is a senior raised in North Port, Fla. majoring in public relations with minors in Spanish and the music industry. Gonzalez began working with The Hurricane at the beginning of her junior year as a staff writer for the Arts & Entertainment team. She hopes to bring her love for the entertainment industry, Latinx music and culture to the paper as the assistant editor for the Arts & Entertainment section. Outside of the paper, Gonzalez spends her time listening to Bad Bunny, going to the beach and watching the same rom-coms over and over again.

Pari Walter

Opinion Editor

Pari Walter is a junior from Monmouth Beach, N.J. majoring in journalism and political science. She started writing for The Miami Hurricane's opinion section as a freshman and is very excited for her second semester as the opinion editor. She enjoys learning about different viewpoints and encouraging proactive discourse. Outside of the paper, she is in UM's pre-law fraternity and is an avid runner.

Melody Muñiz

Assitant Opinion Editor

Melody Muñiz is a senior from Miami, Florida majoring in creative writing and double minoring in dance and communications. She started writing for The Miami Hurricane her senior year, serving as the newspaper's assistant opinion editor. As an avid reader and writer, she is beyond excited to dive into the editorial world and bring new perspectives and ideas to The Miami Hurricane. Melody is a member of Salsa Craze, UM's very own salsa dancing club and Lucha Latina, an organization that uplifts Latinas of all cultures in their academic and professional careers. Off campus, she enjoys reading cheesy romance novels with predictable endings, spending time with family, and taking walks with her elderly dog, Princess.

Alexandra Carnochan

Photo Editor

Alex Carnochan is a senior from Miami, Fla. majoring in psychology and criminology. She started shooting for The Hurricane as a sophomore and is excited to be working as Photo Editor during her last year at UM. She is eager to cover even more news stories this year while working closely with all of the amazing writers on staff. Carnochan is an avid sports enjoyer and loves the opportunity the paper gives her to continue cheering on the canes. Outside of the paper, Carnochan enjoys longboarding and exploring her hometown with friends.

Caroline Val

Podcast Editor

Caroline Val is a junior from Orlando, Fla. double majoring in journalism and psychology with a minor in French. She began writing for the news section of The Hurricane in the fall of her sophomore year. Born in Miami, Caroline is excited to reconnect with the South Florida community through storytelling, interviews, and writing. This year, she is excited to be developing The Hurricane's brand new podcast Catch Up 'Canes! Val is also the president of The Women's Network chapter at UM, an intern with News@theU and loves watching movies and reading in her free time.

Hanna Ebrahimi

Copy Editor

Hanna Ebrahimi is a sophomore from Miami, Fla. majoring in biochemistry and molecular biology on the pre-medical track. Born and raised in the 305, she is passionate about all things orange and green. She has been the Copy Chief for The Miami Hurricane since her first semester at UM and is excited to continue in the role. Outside of the paper, Ebrahimi also serves as an executive board member for the American Medical Student Association, member of Student Government, Great Start Counselor and Commuter Assistant with the Department of Orientation and Commuter Student Involvement.

Julia Martins

Graphics Editor

Julia Martins is a senior pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a primary concentration in graphic design and a secondary in drawing and painting. She is from São Paulo, Brazil, but has been an international student moving around in the US since she was 15. She joined The Hurricane as a Staff Designer for the A&E section at the start of her junior year. She is excited to become a Graphics Editor and spread creativity and color, with unique illustrations across all the newspaper sections, collaborating with other student designers to turn words into images.

Amanda Crane

Co-Social Media Manager

Amanda Crane is a junior from Deerfield, Ill. majoring in journalism and minoring in public relations and theatre arts. She began independently writing for The Miami Hurricane as a sophomore in 2021 and has since joined the staff as a co-social media manager. Crane loves getting involved in the campus community by connecting with students, faculty and others through interviews and meaningful conversation. She hopes to bring a fresh perspective to the paper by broadening the impact of social media in an increasingly digital society.

Jenna Rothenstein

Co-Social Media Manager

Jenna Rothenstein is a sophomore from Lafayette Hill, Pa. double majoring in public relations and sports administration with a minor in Spanish. She started writing for the sports section The Miami Hurricane during her freshman year and became the social media manager after two months of working with The Hurricane. She is very excited to continue her work as the social media manager this year and looks forward to seeing new faces in the newsroom. Outside the hurricane, Rothenstein loves watching the Miami Heat, trying crazy foods and listening to music.

Anaya Jhaveri

Print Editor

Anaya Jhaveri is a junior from Ahmedabad, India majoring in economics and international relations. She has been writing as an Op-Ed writer for The Miami Hurricane since Fall of 2021. She is very excited for her position as the Print Editor and is excited to bring her ideas and skills to the table and is looking forward to an amazing year with the Hurricane.

Nicey Raiyani

Website Editor

Nicey Raiyani is a sophomore from Rajkot, India majoring in Computer Science with minors in mathematics and business technology. She started working for The Miami Hurricane her sophomore year as the Website Editor after working for her high school newsletter for three years. Outside of academics, Nicey is part of the executive board of TEDXUMiami and the treasurer of SwagerRass, one of the Indian dance teams on campus. She looks forward to improve and enhance the website design to deliver the ideas in a more interactive, effective and accesible manner.

Antonio Mora

Faculty Advisor

Steve Priepke

Financial Advisor

Greta West

Senior Financial Assistant