Staff 2018-2019

Ben Wellington

Karina Takayama is a junior and this is her second year working with the Mark and the M-A Chronicle.  She draws comics for the Chronicle, as well as illustrations for other articles.

Mitra Pezeshki is a senior and this is her first year writing for the M-A Chronicle. She has enjoyed the way that journalism can bring light to overlooked issues and involve her in the community. This year, she is excited to learn how to write different types of stories and utilize photo, video and other multimedia elements to make them more interesting.

Lucida Fu is a senior, and this is her first year writing for the M-A Chronicle. She enjoys journalism because it connects her to the community and allows her to spread awareness of important events. This year, she is excited to write about a wide variety of new topics in order to further expand her knowledge on the M-A community.

Aashka Popat is a senior, and this is her first year as a journalist for the M-A chronicle.  She enjoys learning how to write different types of articles and incorporating photos and multimedia into them as well as getting to connect with the people around her to learn more about the M-A community.
Nate Viotti is a junior and a second-year journalism student at M-A. He looks forward to writing features and covering pertinent issues in politics. Having written for The Mark the year prior, he also enjoys photography and print design.

Greta Hoffman is a senior and this is her first year as a journalist writing for the M-A Chronicle. She enjoys writing human interest stories, taking photos, and creating informational videos. She likes the networking aspect of journalism because she finds connecting with those around her important.

Rebekah Lindsay is a sophomore and this is her first year writing for the Chronicle. She likes creating quizzes and exercising her creativity through photojournalism.

Izzy Leake is a sophomore and is excited to cover community events and write articles about M-A culture.

Sarah Friedman is a senior, and this will be her third year in journalism. She enjoys covering sports at M-A, opinion pieces, and different topics. However, she hopes to branch out and write about different topics, like satires.

Sarah Marks is a junior. This is her second year writing for the Chronicle. She enjoys attending events and learning more about her community in the form of feature articles and news. 

Toni Shindler-Ruberg is a junior, and this is her first year working for the M-A Chronicle. She runs the marketing team and enjoys creating quizzes, as well as writing opinion and feature pieces.

Brynn Baker is a sophomore, and it is her first year writing for the M-A Chronicle. She loves to write and will be focusing mainly on features and opinion pieces this year.

Heath Hooper is a senior and a first-year journalist at M-A. He enjoys writing in all journalistic fields.

Cole Trigg is a first-year journalist for the M-A Chronicle. He currently attends Menlo Atherton High School as a sophomore. He will primarily be writing sports stories in the 2018/2019 school year. 

Elliot Schena is a senior with long-standing interests in sociopolitical issues and music. Although this is their first year with the M-A Chronicle, they have sporadically written for a zine throughout high school. Elliot hopes to engage with and write about the multifaceted community in which they live.

Amelia Wu is a sophomore. She is eager to write and inform the school on current, Menlo-Atherton community-related news.

Nat Gerhard is a junior at M-A, and this is his first year with the Chronicle. He enjoys writing about hiking and nature, along with social and political issues, on and off campus. He also photographs for the Chronicle.

Russell Ives is a senior and this is his first year writing for the M-A Chronicle. He works on marketing and editing, with a writing focus on human interest and lifestyle stories.

Lauren Fuller is a senior and this is her first year on the M-A Journalism staff. She is excited to write features and news for the Chronicle, with a focus on human interest and sociopolitical issues.

Triana Devaux is a sophomore in her first year of journalism. She loves to write and will be writing features and opinion pieces.

Isabella Montoya is a senior and this is her first year writing for the Chronicle. She enjoys writing stories celebrating efforts made by M-A students to help the community. 

Maxine is a senior and this is her first year writing for the Chronicle. Maxine’s passions for writing and current events are what sparked her interest in journalism. One of her favorite aspects of writing for the Chronicle is being able to collaborate with and getting to know a diverse collection of people in her community. Her favorite stories to write are opinion pieces which encompass the perspectives of a variety of students at Menlo-Atherton.

Sarah Lehman is a senior and this is her third year writing for the Chronicle. After starting as a sports writer, she started writing human interest and news pieces, and loves to find hidden stories in her community. She is excited to step into her role as co-editor in chief and read the great stories that get published this year.

Isabela Villa is a senior, and she is co-editor in chief for the M-A Chronicle. She enjoys writing about student life in the M-A community, and she hopes to spread insightful information through the website and her peers.