The Runner

Meet the Staff

The Runner Staff

Spring 2019

 


Management

Editor-in-Chief

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Fernanda Martinez

Fernanda Martinez is in her second semester on the Runner. Last semester she worked on staff as the News Editor. Before coming to CSU Bakersfield, she attended Bakersfield College where she worked as a reporter for The Renegade Rip. She will be graduating in May 2019 and plans to work in education and freelance writing.

 

Digital Managing Editor

Norma Hernandez

Norma Hernandez is in her third semester on The Runner. She first started as a feature reporter and last semester worked as the Opinions Editor. She is majoring in Communications with an emphasis in journalism and minoring in Political Science. She hopes to work in nonprofit management or continue to work in the communications field.


Editors

Features Editor

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Vincent Perez

Hailing originally from the Sylmar, California, Vincent Perez has experience in sports editorships & writing at both Bakersfield College’s The Rip and The Runner. In his fourth and final semester at The Runner, he is the features editor after an internship at Bakersfield Life Magazine (Fall 2018). He is looking forward to graduating this May with a Bachelor’s in Communications with a focus in journalism. He is excited to work in the field of journalism or similar fields.

Opinions Editor

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Rylee Smith

Rylee Smith is in her second semester on The Runner, and will be graduating from CSUB at the end of this semester. As the Opinions Editor, she hopes to give her staff the opportunity to share their views and engage with Runner readers. Rylee is still scrambling to choose a career, but expects to do something in investigative journalism.

Sports Editor

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Vanessa Villalvazo

 This is Vanessa’s fourth year here at CSUB. She plans on graduating this Spring semester. After graduating, she would like to be a sports broadcaster or work in a T.V. show that talks about entertainment and celebrity news. 

Photo Editor

 Bre Parks

Bre is in her first semester on The Runner. She is pursuing a B.A. in Communications with an emphasis in digital media. Experienced in photography, graphic design, and art, Bre aspires to be a creative director and help improve nonprofit communication strategies.

Multimedia Editor

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Natalie Taylor Rodriguez

 

Podcast Editor

Eric Dean

Eric is in his first semester on The Runner. He is majoring in Communication and plans to work in broadcast media once graduated. Whether it’s radio or television news, he enjoys being a voice for the community. He plans to grow and expand the podcast section on The Runner and has hopes in growth for the campus’ voice.

 


Business

Business Manager

Jasmine Elizabeth Pantoja

This is Jasmine’s second semester on The Runner. Last semester, she worked on staff as the social media manager. She is majoring in Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations. She will be graduating May 2019. She hopes to help The Runner grow its relationships with other businesses and keep up with the constant evolution of news delivery.

Marketing Manager

 

Chelsea L. McDowell

Chelsea L. McDowell is a senior communications major in her third semester at The Runner. She began as a writer, moved on to an editing position, and is currently, as of Spring 2019, the marketing manager for the newspaper. Working for The Runner, Chelsea has been able to embrace the community of Kern that was so foreign to her when she moved to Bakersfield for her freshman year of University. Chelsea is looking forward to joining The Peace Corps after graduating from CSU Bakersfield.

 

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