Meet the Staff

Senior Editors:

Bryana Cielo – Editor-in-Chief
Bryana Cielo is a senior from Ringwood, NJ. She works for Spectrum as the Editor-in-Chief! She is majoring in Media Arts and Communications with concentrations in Journalism and Advertising/Public Relations. She is also a member of SHU’s Division 1 swim team as well as an intern for The Maury Show.

Erica Condon – Managing Editor: Editorial
Erica Condon is a senior and is the Managing Editor for Editorial for Spectrum. She is a Communications and Media Arts double major concentrating in Advertising & PR and Journalism. Aside from the Spectrum, she is also a captain on the Sacred Heart Cheerleading team!

Dominic Caporale – Managing Editor: Business
Dominic Caporale is a senior from Carmel, NY. He works for Spectrum as the Managing Editor for Business and is majoring in Sports Communications with a focus in Advertising. Aside from Spectrum, you can find him at Red’s, working my life away. Away from school, he loves to spend his time on the water fishing.

Editorial Team:

Anaya Vance – News Editor
Anaya Vance is a junior from Long Island, NY. I am majoring in Media Arts and Communications with a concentration in Journalism and a minor in Advertising and Public Relations.

Louis Frey – Assistant News Editor

Louis Frey is a senior Sports Communications and Media Arts double major at Sacred Heart. He is assistant news editor for Spectrum where his job is to come up with relevant news topics around campus, edit student articles, and post them on our website. He is also President of the Sports Media Club and is a member of Beta Theta Pi.

Jackie O’Rourke – Assistant News Editor
Jackie O’Rourke is a junior at Sacred Heart from Quincy, MA. She is studying journalism and writes for The Spectrum and Her Campus Sacred Heart. Jackie just spent last semester studying abroad with SHU in Dingle in Ireland and. It was the time of her life and her favorite semester of her college experience so far. Now, she is eager for her new role as a global ambassador to share her experience with us. Jackie is very excited to be back on main campus after such a long time and to start her new position as assistant news editor to The Spectrum this semester!

Kristen Burnell – A&E Editor
Kristin Burnell is a senior from Brookfield, CT. She is a Media Arts major with a Journalism concentration as well as a minor in Public Relations & Advertising. She is also a member of the dance team where she performs at all the football and basketball games.

Sara Terpak – Assistant A&E Editor
Sara Terpak is a junior from Sparta, New Jersey. She is majoring in English with a concentration in writing and a minor in psychology. She is also a part of the choir program and on the choir executive board.

Amanda De Lauzon – Features Editor
Amanda de Lauzon is from Long Island, New York. She is a senior communication and Media Arts double major with concentrations in Advertising and Journalism along with a Film minor. She is in Alpha Delta Pi sorority and she loves photography and traveling. She’s excited to be the new feature editor and can’t wait to see how the Spectrum evolves and improves this year!

Shannon Szefinski – Features Editor
Shannon Szefinski is Assistant Features Editor for this upcoming school year. She is a junior double majoring in Media Arts (TV/Film Production) and Communication Studies (Sports Media). She is also involved with Student Ambassadors, the Thomas Moore Honors Program, and Campus Ministry. She is super excited to work on the Spectrum this year!!

Gina D’Amico – Perspectives Editor
Gina D’Amico is a senior who is majoring in Communications and Media Arts with a minor in business. After graduation, she hopes to attain a career in broadcasting. With being a part of the Spectrum, she has gained valuable knowledge on how to edit and write in AP format. Since junior year she has been the editor of the Perspectives section, where she gets to come up with fun and creative topics for my writers to write about. On campus I also am involved in Greek Life as a member of the sorority Phi Sigma Sigma.

Mackenzie Maher – Assistant Perspectives Editor
Mackenzie Maher is a junior from Westchester, New York. She is majoring in communications with a concentration in journalism. Aside from the Spectrum, she is an intern at WSHU public radio and also a member of the sorority, Chi Omega.

Kaitlyn Katzenback – Assistant Perspectives Editor
Kaitlin Katzenback is a junior from Pompton Plains, New Jersey. She is majoring in communications with a concentration in public relations and advertising, and minoring in political science. Kaitlin is also one of the CO-VPs of Her Campus!

Dan Gardella – Sports Editor
Dan Gardella is the sports editor for the upcoming school year. He is a junior communication studies and media arts major at SHU. He is super excited to work with all of the writers this year as well as tell the stories of Pioneer sports.

Asia McCray – Assistant Sports Editor
Asia McCray is a junior here at SHU, she’s a communications major in hopes of one day becoming a sports broadcaster and journalist. She’s also on the basketball team here at SHU!

Anthony Saccone – Assistant Sports Editor
Anthony Saccone is a junior from Staten Island, NY. Anthony is a double major in communication studies and media arts with a concentration in Sports Media and Journalism. Anthony also works as the play by play announcer for the Sacred Heart softball team.

Abigail Frisoli – Photo Editor
Abigail Frisoli is a Senior Communications student on an Advertising/PR Track. She also has three minors: Honors, English, and Film & Television. Outside of Spectrum, Abby is the Vice President of SHU Choirs, a participant in multiple campus choirs, and is on the Honors Council. Abby was inspired to join Spectrum’s E-Board after participating in the News Writing & Reporting class her sophomore year.

Tomas Koek – Assistant Photo Editor
Tomas Koeck, a native to New England, is an avid photographer, birder, and dendrologist. His passion for the outdoors he credits to his mother, who took him on Audubon hikes when he was very young. He became interested in photography after his parents helped him buy a Canon camera for Christmas, since then, he shot for various events including the 2018 NCAA Fencing Championships and the 2019 Lower Manhattan Flag Day Parade. He has become a large Instagram presence in the fencing world for his sports photography (via the page @americanfencing) and has had his work shared by TAMRON Lenses.

Business Team:

Dominique Price – PR Manager
Dominique Price is a senior from Queens, Ny, that recently moved to Atlanta, Georgia. She’s majoring in Media Arts with concentrations in Advertising and Public Relations and minoring in Digital Marketing. She is also a Student Union Manager and Secretary of the Black Student Union as well as a member of the SHU Dance Ensemble.

Renee Viviano – Assistant PR Manager

Renee Viviano is a junior from Scotch Plains, New Jersey. She’s a Media Arts major with an Advertising and PR minor. She is on the PR team for the Spectrum. She’s involved on campus through the Volunteer Programs office and Habitat for Humanity. She’s also interned at CT Sports Now!

Gabriella Ruvo – Assistant PR Manager
Gab Ruvo is the Assistant PR Manager for the Spectrum. She is a senior communications major with a focus in Advertising & PR from Westchester, New York! She is a member of Kappa Delta Sorority and holds the position of Vice President Membership Education to the Executive Board. She’s a member of the Upsilon Beta Chapter of the Order of Omega, a Greek Life honor society on campus and runs their social media. She’s also a member of Lambda Pi Eta, a Communications Honor Society. Lastly, she’s the Senior Resident Success Assistant (SRSA) for freshmen in Seton Hall!

Nicola Paerg – Advertising Manager
Nicola Paerg is the Advertising and Sales Manager for Spectrum. Her position involves selling ad space to local businesses to further contribute to the publication’s sustainability. Nicola is a Strategic Communications and Public Relations major with a Business Management minor. Aside from working with the Spectrum, she is an intern for the SHU D1 athletic department, a Global Ambassador, a member of the Big Red CrossFit team, and she has founded the Running Club Sport.

Tyler Lascola – Copy Editor
Tyler Lascola is the Spectrum copy editor. Their job is to proofread the paper each week and correct any stylistic, grammatical, or spelling errors. Tyler is a senior English major with a Religious Studies minor. Apart from their work on the Spectrum, they are also involved in the VEG, the English Club, and the Gender-Sexuality Alliance at Sacred Heart. An avid explorer, rarely do they travel without a bicycle; never without writing implements; often without warning; sometimes without sunlight; always without; but also, within.

Keely McCarthy – Copy Editor
Keely McCarthy is a senior from Milford, CT. She is majoring in English with a concentration in Writing. She is also a member of Theta Phi Alpha on campus.

Ally Plezia – Graphics Editor
Ally Plezia is a senior at Sacred Heart University. She is pursuing a double major in Communications and Media Arts. She is heavily involved in Volunteer Programs and Service Learning, Campus Ministry, and Greek Life. This year, Ally will be a graphic editor for the Spectrum. In addition, she will be an assistant editor for the features section. She is very excited to take on new challenges, but most of all, is excited to see how the Spectrum grows this coming year.

Chris Dolan – Circulation Manager
Chris Dolan is a senior at Sacred Heart. He is the manager of paper distribution as well as the president of the film club. He is also involved with the English Club, Math Club and Lighthouse. He is looking forward to a fun semester.