Eileen Sepulveda is a Senior at Lehman College and the Editor in Chief of The Meridian. She joined the paper in the fall of 2016 as a contributing writer and will continue to write while taking on her new position. She is an English major concentrating in Creative Writing. She would like to pursue a career in Journalism as an investigative reporter. She also loves writing short stories and poetry.
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Leonel Henriquez, Managing Editor and Arts & Entertainment Editor
Leonel Henriquez is graduating Spring, 2018. He is an English Creative Writing major and a Theatre minor. He is a creative nonfiction writer, playwright, and actor. He works as an ESL instructor and with veterans as a writing tutor.
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Angel Mindanao, Office Manager
Angel Mindanao is a pre-law English major minoring in psychology at Macaulay Honors College at Lehman College. She is currently a writing tutor for the Instructional Support Services Program at Lehman and a summer intern at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy. Starting in the fall of 2017, she will also be working as a fundraising coordinator at the Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition through the CUNY Service Corps program. She was president and co-founder of the Macaulay Step Club in 2016 and was a senator of the 2015-2016 Lehman College Student Government on the Co-Curriculum Development board. As a musician, she has performed at Carnegie Hall among other venues all over the tri-state area and was a music volunteer at Beth Israel Brooklyn from 2015-2016. She was also a dancer and instrumentalist at the Filipino Arts and Music Ensemble for nine years and started singing in school choirs when she was eight years old. She continues to sing and mentor children at the Lord’s Flock Catholic Charismatic Community Brooklyn Chapter.
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Thomas Behnke, Copy Editor
Thomas Behnke is a freshman who has been writing all his life. He has been published in various small press magazines, and his work recently appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Gratitude. Thomas served as news editor before becoming copy editor in the spring 2018 semester.
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Zoe Fanzo, Print Producer/Web Designer
Zoe Fanzo is a Macaulay Honors student at Lehman College, majoring in history. She started working at The Meridian in the fall of 2016. She is also the co-founder and Vice President of the LGBTQ+ Alliance.
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Deirdre Fanzo, News Editor
Deirdre Fanzo is a senior at Lehman College majoring in English. She started writing for the Meridian in the fall 2017 semester before becoming news editor in the spring. She is also the president and a co-founder of the LGBTQ+ Alliance on campus. After graduating in the spring, she hopes to pursue a Master's degree in Library and Information Sciences at Queens College.
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Leah Liceaga, Lifestyles Editor
Leah is majoring in English with a focus in Creative Writing, and minoring in philosophy at Lehman College. Her interests include reading, writing, and surfing YouTube for good listening music.
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Jean Carlos Soto, Spotlight Editor
Jean Carlos Soto ('16) is a Lehman alumnus with a B.A. in English and Latin. He currently works at the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) as a writing and classics tutor and facilitates a variety of workshops. His writing can also be found in previous volumes of Lehman's literary magazine Obscura (print), The 67th Street Scribe (online),The Center for Humanities blog (online), and on unused table napkins (ink). He lives in the Bronx, NY.
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Juan Vasquez, Staff Writer
Juan Vasquez is a Senior at Lehman College and served as the Arts Editor of the Meridian before stepping down to focus on writing. He is a Film and Television major with a minor in Creative Writing. He looks to become the next great American novelist. He loves anime, role playing games, and speculative fiction.
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Zayna Palmer, Staff Writer
Zayna Palmer is a student at Lehman College studying English Professional Writing. She is a writer for the Meridian Newspaper and she wants to pursue a career in Journalism.
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Shaiann Frazier, Staff Writer
Shaiann Frazier is currently a junior at Lehman College. She is studying Journalism and is minoring in Film & TV Studies. Her passions include poetry writing, editing, and photography. Her dream is to become a news anchor and to one day have her own news network.
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Jorel Lonesome, Staff Writer
Jorel Lonesome is comic book writer and creator of Pronto Comics, public relations manager of Atlas Unleashed Comics, and a monthly staff writer for Comics Creator News (CCN). He is currently working on page by page breakdowns for his first graphic novel to be released next year. Check him out here.
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