Isabella DidioEditor in Chief
Isabella Didio is a senior from Westport, CT majoring in Journalism and Sports Administration with a minor in Spanish. She served as sports editor for the Hurricane her sophomore and junior year and has loved every moment of it. She is excited for the opportunity to lead TMH’s amazing staff in her final year at UM.
Parker GimbelManaging Editor
Parker Gimbel is a junior from Ocean City, New Jersey majoring in journalism and film. He started writing for The Miami Hurricane during his sophomore year. He is always looking to learn about new things, whether it be through film, reading, or reporting for the Hurricane. He is a member of UM’s professional film fraternity and enjoys playing guitar in his free time.
Rahul KumarAssistant Managing Editor
Rahul Kumar is a sophomore from San Fransisco majoring in Biology with a minor in Chemistry and English. He started writing for The Miami Hurricane during his freshman year and he is very excited to be assistant managing editor! He loves meeting new people and in his free time he is involved with the Share and Change club and Camp Kesem
Rachell SullivanCampus News Editor
Rachel is a junior raised in Shanghai, China majoring in journalism and international studies. Rachel began working with The Hurricane at the beginning of her sophomore year as a staff writer for the news team. She hopes to bring her love for storytelling, endless curiosity and adoration for the University of Miami to the paper as the campus news editor. Outside of the paper, Rachel spends her time working at a personal trainer at the wellness center, gushing over every dog on campus and getting outside!
Veronica PorgesAssistant Campus News Editor
Veronica Porges is a junior from Miami Beach, FL majoring in Criminology and Sociology with minors in Psychology and Philosophy. She started writing for the news section of the Hurricane in the spring 2020 and was promoted to Assistant Campus Editor this year. Veronica enjoys researching and writing about current events and news happening on campus. She is the President of UM’s club Foster and Adopted Canes Together (FACT), a club that specializes in supporting efforts of local and regional nonprofit organizations for foster and adopted children. Veronica is excited to see a sense of normalcy return to campus in 2021 and experience a successful and enriching year at the Hurricane!
Rachelle BarrettOpinion Editor
Rachelle Barrett is a senior from Montréal, Québec majoring in political science and minoring in broadcast journalism. She began writing for The Miami Hurricane after her transfer to UM as a junior in the fall of 2019 and has since stuck by the newspaper as a recurring opinion writer. Two years later, Rachelle advanced to fill the position as the opinion editor. In addition to fulfilling various other extracurricular pursuits, Rachelle was the recipient of Best Opinion Editor of the 2021 UMTV Awards. With lots to prove in a short period of time, Rachelle is excited to show her team at TMH her journalistic abilities!
Daniel TollSports Editor
Daniel Toll is a sophomore from Miami, Florida majoring in Broadcast Journalism and minoring in Sport Administration and Electronic Media. After spending three years on the staff of his high school's newspaper, Daniel joined The Miami Hurricane in his freshman year as part of the sports and news reporter teams. Now as Sports Editor for TMH, each of Daniel's involvements at The U surround Miami Hurricanes sports, which includes Category 5 and UMTV SportsDesk. Beyond his passion for sports, Daniel is a passionate Marvel and Star Wars fan and is interested in photography, web design and development and broadcasting.
Wyatt KopelmanAssistant Sports Editor
Wyatt Kopelman is a senior from New York City studying sport administration and broadcast journalism and started writing for the Hurricane at the start of his junior year. Having been named as the assistant sports editor, he strives to guide the publication to added feature stories on UM’s student-athletes and coaches, while also increasing the sports section’s social media coverage. Wyatt also works as a sports reporter at UMTV and a play-by-play broadcaster at WVUM 90.5 FM, with drive for covering UM Athletics in multiple facets again this year.
Jarrod HouseknechtArts & Entertainment Editor
Jarrod Houseknecht in a junior from Muncy, Pennsylvania studying Political Science and Communication Studies/Public Advocacy. He’s been writing for The Miami Hurricane since the end of his freshman year, and quickly grew to love the experience. Someone who considers himself consistently up to date on all things pop culture, Jarrod feels at home as the Arts & Entertainment Editor. Outside of the newspaper, he is incredibly interested in criminal justice and law, hoping to attend law school in the future.
Layomi AdeojoAssistant Arts & Entertainment Editor
Layomi is a sophomore from Reading, Pennsylvania double majoring in Psychology & English and minoring in Human and Social Development. She started writing for The Miami Hurricane as a freshman and is excited to be the Assistant Arts & Entertainment Editor! Involved in campus life, Layomi is also a Dean’s Ambassador, an Honor Council Member, a mentor for Inspire U Academy, and a research assistant with the SHINE and Social Cognition labs. She looks forward to covering events on campus and in the greater Miami area.
Josh HalperPhoto Editor
Josh Halper is a senior from Minneapolis, Minnesota majoring in Marketing and Entrepreneurship with a minor in fine art photography. Josh joined the Hurricane his freshman year after working for his high school paper for four years in high school. Josh is also the President of the Triathlon Club at the U and is a member of the club sports council. When he has time, you can find Josh snowboarding and cycling through the mountains of Colorado.
Jess DiezCity News Editor
Jess Diez is a senior from Deerfield, FL majoring in international studies and economics and minoring in arabic studies. She started writing for the Hurricane's news section in the fall of her junior year. Jess loves getting involved in the South Florida community by meeting new students, faculty, and others through interviews and storytelling. She hopes to bring a new and inclusive perspective to the newspaper with the brand new section, City News! In addition to the Hurricane, Jess is also a part of Mexicanes and UMAB's eboard.
Emma DominguezAssistant City Editor
Emma Dominguez is a sophomore from Port Orange, Florida 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 assistant city 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, Emma is a involved with the ECO Agency branch of Student Government and is the Workshop chair of UThrift. She can’t wait to see what the year will bring for The Hurricane!
Leah HarperOnline Editor
Leah Harper is a junior from Oviedo, Florida double majoring in Computer Science and Mathematics. As the online editor of The Miami Hurricane she strives to improve website design and create interactive elements to aid in storytelling. Outside of academics, Leah is a member of the UM Sailing team and a UX/UI designer for Orange Umbrella. She looks forward to continuing to learn more about website design and interactive media to deliver important stories in an easily accessible and engaging way.
Julia SanbeDesign Editor
Julia Sanbe is the Design Editor for The Miami Hurricane