Meet the Editors

Co-Editor-in-Chief, Joel Vazquez-Juarbe:

Hi, I’m Joel Vazquez and I am a senior broadcast journalism major. This is my second year with The Whit and I am so happy to be able to bring quality journalism to our campus and our community.

Co-Editor-in-Chief, Helena Perray:

I’m currently a senior journalism major with a minor in marketing. This is my second year at The Whit; last year, I was the paper’s features editor. I’ve learned and grown so much during my time at The Whit so far, and I know that my experience as co-editor-in-chief will only continue to strengthen both my writing and relationships. When I’m not writing, I’m usually shooting my film camera or at my local coffee shop. In the future, I hope to work in the fashion and lifestyle industry as a magazine columnist.

Managing Editor, Kara Guno:

Hi, my name is Kara Guno and I’m a junior sports communication and media major with a minor in journalism. At The Whit I am the managing editor, and I am also a sports writer in which I have covered teams such as the women’s soccer and softball. When I’m not at The Whit, I’m broadcasting games for Rowan Radio, RTN and Rowan Athletics. When I’m not writing about sports or handling the finances of The Whit, I enjoy spending time watching TV, watching sports and in my garden. I love being a part of The Whit and can’t wait to be on staff for the rest of my time at Rowan.

Arts and Entertainment Editor, Luke Garcia:

I’m a senior music industry major with a minor in journalism. This is my third year with The Whit, where I love to write about music and movies. After I graduate this May, I hope to begin a career somewhere in the entertainment industry.

News Editor, Natalie Arch:

I’m a senior journalism major at Rowan from Cape May County, NJ, and I transferred from Atlantic Cape Community College in 2020. I have a passion for writing as well as reading. I’m an aspiring journalist and in the future I hope to write/edit for a publication.

Features Editor, Jennifer McGraw:

I’m a senior majoring in Public Relations with a double minor in Journalism and Sports Communication and Media. Transferring from Salem Community College, I wanted more opportunities to be involved. I joined The Whit because it gave me the opportunity to do the thing I love every week. As this year’s features editor, I want to give other students the opportunity to have their voice shine like I was able to. Outside of The Whit, I’m also a member of Rowan Radio, Vice President of Beauty in Distress, and Editor-in-Chief of Rowan’s Her Campus chapter. After I graduate in May, I want to be a sports journalist with the end goal of landing a sports talk show job on NFL Network.

Sports Editor, Brianna Mac Kay:

I am currently a junior Sports CaM and Journalism double major with the goal of becoming a sports journalist after college. This is my third year at The Whit, my second as sports editor. My first year I was the beat writer for women’s soccer and men’s swimming as well as assistant sports editor during my second semester. The sports teams I watch the most are obviously Rowan Athletics or the Delaware Blue Coats, which we’re now covering in our newest sports section. Besides those teams though, I love watching the New York Yankees, the New York Liberty, and Notre Dame Football play when they are in action.

Copy Editor, Gianna Malgieri

I am double majoring in sports communication and journalism. Before The Whit, I was the editor-in-chief of the Atlantic Cape Review. When I graduate, I plan to either persue a master’s degree or jump into life as broadcaster.

Copy Editor, Berry Andres

I’m a junior journalism major with a minor in technical and professional writing. This is my first year with The Whit. When I graduate, I hope to persue a master’s degree in editorial studies. In my free time, I am active on the Rowan club crew team and enjoy reading.

Multimedia Editor, Alex Rossen:

I am a senior majoring in International Studies, and minoring in Sociology and Jewish Studies. This is my second year with the Whit. I got involved because of my love for photography, and because I wanted to be able to use my voice to do some good. After I graduate in December, I hope to gain some firsthand experience in a career in human rights policy research before going to graduate school. I also love listening to music, going on new adventures, and, of course, taking photos wherever I go!

Multimedia Editor, Nick Feldman:

I’m a junior political science major with certificates in Russian language and public policy. This is my semester as multimedia editor, and I’m excited to help out with The Whit. In addition to being an editor, I also write about politics. Besides The Whit, I work for Rowan Athletics, and you can find me on the sidelines taking pictures. I’m also a brother of Phi Kappa Psi. After graduation, I hope to attend law school, get my JD, and work to protect civil and workers’ rights.

Graphics Editor, Julia Quennessen

My name is Julia Quennessen, I am a sophomore at Rowan University and a graphic design major. I’ve been working at the Whit for almost a year now and I’m the senior graphics editor. Currently, I’ve been working on physical art works like painting and drawing alongside graphic design pieces such as motion graphics and posters. I’m also pursuing a minor in French. My plans for the future are still blurry, but I know that I want to go into the creative field to gain valuable experience and then eventually work for myself or start my own business.