the CT staff

Executive Editor, Sarah King

12043164_10154409820528747_3562469904289705643_nSarah is a junior in the honors college studying political science and philosophy of law. Last spring, Sarah worked as an editorial intern for “CQ Researcher” and “SAGE Business Researcher” in Washington, D.C. Her independent work has been published on platforms including the Huffington Post, RVA Magazine and alongside her peers at Harvard, Brown and Columbia on Sarah’s primary nutrient is Redbull. // Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn

Print Managing Editor, Matt Leonard

11295907_825585874177601_7322101861147123120_nMatt is a senior print journalism major and political science minor graduating this December. Matt began at the CT as a contributing writer before moving up to staff writer and online news editor. Matt worked at The Denver Post with the web team as a Dow Jones News Fund digital intern last summer, and previously interned with WTVR/CBS6. // Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn

Copy Editor, Meagan Dermody

1475854_10201819650551357_77223826_nMeg is the copy editor and managing editor emerita, and is graduating in December with a bachelor’s in English. She’s worked at the CT for three years and will happily throw a newspaper at you regardless of whether you actually want it. Meg is currently applying to poetry MFAs, which is not good for her panic disorder. // Twitter | Facebook

Print News Editor, Maura Mazurowski

1374337_10202226882420470_1936193223_nMaura is a junior cinema and journalism student. She’s interested in combining investigative journalism with filmmaking, and is a contributing writer for the online publications Elite Daily and Literally Darling. Before transferring to VCU, Maura was an editor for the student newspaper at Virginia Tech, the Collegiate Times. // Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn | Portfolio

Online News Editor, Muktaru Jalloh

FullSizeRender (1)Muktaru is a senior double majoring in English and political science with a minor in media studies. Topic areas Muktaru enjoys covering include music, sports, pop culture and politics. // Twitter | Facebook

Sports Editor, Bryant Drayton

bryantBryant is a sports advocate who’s always smiling. He is a senior print and online journalism major aspiring for a career as a professional or college football columnist. Bryant currently covers high school football games for the Richmond Times-Dispatch. // Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn

Spectrum Editor, Austin Walker

meh_mehAustin is a sophomore print journalism major. He started at the CT as a contributing writer, and frequently covers work done by artists and performers both on and off campus. He hopes to one day be a columnist writing about art that impacts culture, politics and documenting the lives of extraordinary and everyday people. // Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn

Opinion Editor, Monica Houston

_MG_8104 (2)Monica is a transfer student from Norfolk State University studying English. Her dog, Furby, is an in-office celebrity and frequently attends production and meetings with Monica.

Illustrations Editor, Shannon Wright

12032873_10207782140017629_6869747837125119891_oShannon is a senior communication arts student and an illustrator and cartoonist herself. Shannon is also the Editor-in-Chief of the VCU Comics Anthology and an active member of the art community. She loves cartoons, anime, video games, food and laughing. Shannon has been commissioned by several reputable news organizations in the past, including The Guardian, to do editorial illustration work. // Twitter | Facebook | Portfolio

Multimedia Editor, Margaret Carmel

12033240_10207878379380399_5898842611627224744_nMargaret is a senior broadcast journalism major with minors in international social justice and Middle Eastern studies and a certificate in global education. Her dream job is to make documentaries overseas, specifically in the Middle East. You can usually find Margaret at the movies or looking for more books to read. // Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn | Portfolio

Photo Editor, Brooke Marsh

11209558_10203974774890060_3683361422074303280_nBrooke is a senior pursuing a BFA in photography & film and a minor in media studies. Prior to her role as Photo Editor, Brooke was a staff photographer for the CT. Brooke’s work has been featured at a number of exhibitions and she previously interned at Candela Gallery in Richmond. Brooke has experience photographing for news, sports and entertainment. // Twitter | Facebook | Portfolio

Social Media Specialist, Jasmine Tuitama- Roberts

12182728_398086847064994_7379086911650918738_oJasmine is a senior advertising student at VCU. She enjoys talking culture and politics, and hopes to study abroad post-graduation. // Facebook

Staff Illustrator, Christine Fouron

Screen Shot 2015-11-17 at 6.15.45 PMChristine is a character designer, illustrator and comic writer. Her biggest passion is anything and everything to do with the creation of monsters and fantasy. // Facebook | Portfolio

Staff Illustrator, Erin Bushnell

10648412_799183970133409_9019806005345133256_oErin is an illustrator and designer majoring in communication arts. She previously interned at Media General as a broadcast designer, and has contributed comics to the VCU Comics Anthology. Erin loves drawing weird animals and learning about social issues, as well as making editorial, book and food-related illustrations. She is mostly powered by chocolate milk. // Facebook | Twitter | Portfolio

Staff Photographer, Julie Tripp

11136124_10200371357801877_3473696226362834343_oJulie is a junior majoring in photography with a minor in media studies. She is pursuing a career in photojournalism and is taking the spring semester to study photography in Bristol, England. // Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn | Portfolio

Staff Writer, Fadel Allassan

Screen Shot 2015-11-17 at 9.11.49 PMFadel is a sophomore print journalism major. He is fluent in English and French and enjoys writing about politics. // Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn

Staff Writer, Marcus Blackwell

10603208_643080865787211_3552265949072858659_nMarcus is a junior majoring in mass communications with a concentration in broadcast journalism. Marcus enjoys sports and music. // Twitter | Facebook

Staff Writer, Sophia Belletti

11802522_10207448112303567_588286187022952754_oSophia is a sophomore print/online journalism major with a minor in gender, sexuality and women’s studies. She enjoys writing about current events and sports and hopes to one day be a sports reporter, covering soccer, basketball and baseball. You can usually find Sophia drinking way too much coffee and laughing at her own jokes. // Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn

Webmaster, Joshua Akan-Etuk

10492280_371191413066201_7230072473566224631_nJosh is a sophomore computer science major. Josh fixes and makes all things HTML, java and CSS look pretty on the CT’s website. Josh is also a computer technician at RamTech and has his own photo business. He also dabbles in creating his own beats and videos. // Facebook | Vimeo | Portfolio

Graphic Designer, Anya Shcherbakova

11021548_10206314490122912_3835911385339540178_oanya is a graphic designer living and working in richmond, va. anya graduates in december. she likes to use good design to make happier and healthier cities and believes it will all be o—k. // Facebook | Portfolio

Graphic Designer, Ashley Moody

10649656_1559664487595038_4767283217425121542_nAshley is a junior majoring in graphic design. She enjoys constantly talking, dancing and food wrapped in food. She doesn’t enjoy being quiet, mustard or the guy who has the @moody handle on Twitter. // Twitter | Facebook

Graphic Designer, Miranda Leung

12028827_10153082890531479_6701842663600965866_oMiranda is a senior pursuing a BFA in Graphic Design. She is interested in the fine line between art and design, and is continually finding ways design can exist within the art world (and vice versa). Miranda primarily creates work pertaining to culture and identity. // Facebook | Portfolio

Graphic Designer, Sarah Butler

11855783_10205970593321968_2898007745294076814_nSarah is a junior studying communication arts. In addition to being a graphic designer and contributing illustrator for the CT, Sarah also tutors math and is starting a business with her friends called No Stone Collective. Her ideal lifestyle would include lots of hiking, live music and road trips with a dog as a loyal sidekick. // Facebook | Portfolio

Advertising Representatives: Katie Gallant, Shaun Jackson, Abigail Keatinge
Outreach Coordinator: Nicolas Desouza
Student Media Center Director: Greg Weatherford
Production Manager: Mark Jeffries
Business Manager: Jacob McFadden
Assistant Business Manager: Samantha Foster

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