Meet the Editors


Editor-in-Chief, Berry Andres (he/him): the.whit.rowan@gmail.com

My name is Berry Andres and I’m a journalism major and minor in technical and professional writing. I’m super excited to spend my senior year as EIC and after graduation, I hope to attend grad school and pursue a career in corporate communications.

Managing Editor, Kara Guno (she/her): thewhitmanaging@gmail.com

Hi, my name is Kara Guno and I’m a senior 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, Chelsea Valcourt (she/her): the.whit.arts@gmail.com

I’m a senior Journalism and Radio, Television, Film double major with a minor in New Media. Over the past two years, I’ve written for News, Features and Arts & Entertainment. This is my first year as section editor. Outside of the Whit I enjoy seeing local theater shows, checking out new Netflix shows and learning about social media. When I graduate, I hope to enter the journalism field through arts and culture reporting, or social media.

News Editor, Gianna Malgieri (she/her): thewhit.newseditor@gmail.com

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, Drew Peltzman (He/Him): the.whit.feature@gmail.com

 I am Drew Peltzman and I am the Features Editor at The Whit. I also am a sports multimedia producer for a Sixers beat network. I enjoy basketball, movies and video games in my free time.

Sports Editor, Brianna Mac Kay (she/her): thewhitsports@gmail.com

I am currently a senior 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, Sylent Michaels (she/her)

Hey, my name’s Sylent Lee Michaels and I am a copy editor for the Whit. I am a junior journalism major, with a film minor. I fell in love with journalism during my four years of TV production in high school, and I continue to love it more everyday! Outside of school, I love to paint, write and spend time with my friends and family. I am a big advocate for mental health and love to be there for others in need.

Copy Editor, Amber Bertino (she/her)

I am a senior with a major in Writing Arts and a concentration in Creative Writing. This is my first year working with The Whit as a copy editor and columnist. Previously, I was a contributing writer for the Arts & Entertainment section. Outside of writing I love music and being at the beach.

Copy Editor, Daniela Garofalo (she/her)

I’m a senior with a major in Journalism and a minor in Communication Studies. I enjoy writing essays on gendered violence and true crime. In my free time, I love reading, creating playlists, making jewelry and roller skating! This is my first semester with the Whit and I’m so excited to be a part of it.

Multimedia Editor, Lee Kotzen (he/him): the.whit.multimedia@gmail.com

I am a junior Sports Communication and Media major with a concentration in Radio/Television/Film production. At The Whit, I shoot and edit video pieces for all our sections. Aside from The Whit, I am a photographer for Rowan Athletics and a Co-Producer for RTN Sports. I’m an avid Philly sports fan, I love the Grateful Dead and the beach, and I am a firm supporter of Pork Roll. Frankie says I have a “great personality.”

Multimedia Editor, Frankie Ryan (she/her): the.whit.multimedia@gmail.com

I am currently a sophomore majoring in Sports Communications, and minoring in Public Relations. This is my first semester as The Whit Multimedia Editor and I also play on the Women’s Soccer team. After graduation I hope to fulfill a career in Game-Day Operations. I am very excited to be working on The Whit every week with such talented people.

Graphics Editor, Julia Quennessen (she/her)

My name is Julia Quennessen, I am a Junior at Rowan University and a graphic design major. I’ve been working at the Whit for almost 2 years 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.