J. Manuel Rivera Cortes is currently a junior at Lehman College. He is double majoring in Theatre and Journalism. He is honored to be serving as Editor in Chief. His articles have been featured in Dateline: CUNY. His mantra is “The courage in journalism is sticking up for the unpopular, not the popular.”
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Michael Omoruan, Managing Editor
Michael is a 21 year old writer for the arts and entertainment section of The Meridian. As well as writing, he serves as the Managing Editor. His interests include anime, classic horror/thrillers, and alternative rock.
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Lysa Vanible, Office Manager
Lysa Vanible is a sophomore, majoring in Sociology and double minor in Education and Data Science in the Minor to Master program. She enjoys political science and English Writing. She completed a summer of Stem Research sponsored by WitNY. Lysa is currently the office manager for the Meridian.
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Zoe Fanzo, Print Producer/Web Designer
Zoe Fanzo is a Macaulay Honors senior at Lehman College, majoring in history. She started working at The Meridian in the fall of 2016. She is the co-founder and President of the LGBTQ+ Alliance. She is an intern at The Bachrach Group, an executive recruitment agency.
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Kimberllee Mendez, Social Media Manager
Kimberllee is a senior at Lehman College and a journalism major. She joined the Meridian in late Fall 2017 and loves anything lifestyle-related, taking interest in learning about individuals and their stories. Kimberllee hopes in the future to work for a digital publication and produce her own magazine one day.
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Perla Tolentino, News Editor
Perla Tolentino is the News Editor and a staff writer for the Meridian. She is an English major and Professional Communications minor. News is her passion, and she is committed to connecting with people and communicating what they need to know. Her motto is: "First be a good human being, then be a professional. Titles should never replace your manners, people are tired of Ph.D's with no heart."
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Brittany Aufiero, Arts & Entertainment Editor
Brittany Aufiero is an English creative writing and media communications major at Lehman College. In addition to her work for the Meridian, she is also Vice President and Editor-in-Chief of Obscura: The Literary Arts Magazine of Lehman. Brittany demonstrates a strong commitment to elevating the student voices of Lehman while strengthening her own writing and editing skills.
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Allen Mena, Lifestyles Editor
Allen is a freshman at Lehman College and intends to major in speech-language pathology. He joined the paper in October 2018 and serves as the Lifestyles editor. His personal interests include volleyball and basketball.
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Allegra Myers, Copy Editor
Allegra is a 21 year old Nursing major and Professional Writing minor. She is the Copy Editor for The Meridian. She loves writing, photography, studying Japanese, exploring cultures and traveling.
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Teresa Fanzo, Staff Writer
Teresa is a first year Macaulay Honors student at Lehman College. She plans to pursue a career in veterinary science. She is an intern at the Bachrach Group, an employment recruiting agency. Though Teresa is a staff writer this year, she hopes to move on to layout editing in the years to come. She is also the treasurer of the LGBTQ+ Alliance.
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Emmet O'Boy, Staff Writer
Emmet is a first year Macaulay Honors College student. He likes to write about sports and current events. Lehmans sports will be a big part of his work.
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Kathryn Fornier, Staff Writer
Kathryn Fornier is a Sophomore at Lehman College majoring in Studio Art and minoring in Psychology with plans in becoming a licensed Art Therapist in New York City. She writes Lifestyle articles for the Meridian while also being involved in the college’s Literary Magazine club, Obscura, as a bake sale coordinator, editor and blogger. She enjoys spoken word/poetry, comic books, and bubble tea.
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Deanna Garcia, Staff Writer
Deanna Garcia is a junior at Lehman College majoring in Journalism. She is dedicated to the field and wants to inform her readers of the truth. Deanna has also written articles for The Bronx Journal and City Limits. She currently interns for thisisthebronx.info.
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