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Managing Staff 2020-2021
Anjini is a third-year student pursuing a double major in cognitive science and linguistics and a minor in computer science. She started out as a features writer at The Aggie before becoming the assistant features editor in the spring of 2019, and she’s humbled to serve as the editor-in-chief this year. She is a devoted supporter of independent bookstores and an avid stress-baker, and she prides herself on the fact that she generally completes The New York Times mini crossword in under 30 seconds.
Margo is a third-year student pursuing a double major in communication and evolution, ecology and biodiversity. Margo has been working at The Aggie since her first quarter at UC Davis and is particularly interested in science journalism. Outside of her work as managing editor of The Aggie, you’ll find Margo exploring the outdoors, writing poetry, riding her horse or spending time with her friends and family.
Janelle Marie Salanga
Campus News Editor
Janelle is a fourth-year science and technology studies major interested in movement journalism and audience engagement. She was part of CalMatters’ inaugural College Journalism Network fellowship cohort and produces the #include<cs> podcast. In her free time, you’ll find her rewatching New Girl (again), reading media criticism or making Spotify playlists. Janelle hopes to forge better, less transactional relationships with the campus community, dismantle the myth of objectivity and work toward covering news that students need.
City News Editor
Eden is the city news editor for this year. She is a second-year majoring in environmental science and management and minoring in Spanish.
Calvin has spent the last two years on the opinion desk diving deep into the video game industry, the NFL and social media. When not writing, Calvin enjoys rooting for the Eagles on Sundays and camping whenever possible. As the new opinion editor, Calvin hopes to bring in more nuanced and informed opinions that provoke new perspectives on the world around us.
Sabrina is a fourth-year political science and psychology double major with a minor in sociology from San Diego. Sabrina normally spends her time giving tours to prospective students, playing lacrosse or talking about how much she loved studying abroad. She has been at The Aggie since she started UC Davis, and she’s very excited to start her new role as features editor for her final year.
Arts & Culture Editor
Allie is a third-year cognitive science major with a minor in linguistics, interested in the production of language. She is also a writing manager at a non-profit that works to democratize technical education. In her spare time, you’ll find her cooking, smashing the patriarchy and surfing Depop.
Omar is currently the editor for the sports desk and is a third-year communication and sociology double major from Reseda, California. He has worked at The Aggie since January 2019 as a sports writer and his goal for this year is to have more in-depth articles written that familiarize the athlete to the reader and spark conversation. He is a big sports fan and in his free time you can find him watching, playing or discussing sports.
Madeleine is a third-year psychology and english major from Santa Cruz. She has previously covered city news at The California Aggie, and hopes to pursue a career focused on health-related journalism and science writing. In her free time, Madeleine enjoys swimming at the beach, mosaicing and reading in her backyard.
Assistant Features Editor
Sophie is a second-year at UC Davis pursuing a double major in history and economics. She began participating in journalism as a freshman in high school and has worked on multiple publications since then, joining The Aggie last year.
Assistant Science Editor
Michelle is a third-year neurobiology, physiology and behavior major with a minor in psychology. She is passionate about science journalism, and hopes to bridge the gap between STEM and liberal arts fields through her writing. When she is not reporting for The Aggie, Michelle is doing public relations work for various organizations or working in a lab or clinic to learn more about medicine.
Justin is an environmental policy analysis and planning major who enjoys visually documenting all aspects of the world. His photography experience includes years of doing freelance work and being part of the student newspaper publications at Santa Monica College and at The Aggie. Outside photography he enjoys exploring national parks, testing recipes in his kitchen, gravel cycling and hanging out with his cat, Mac.
Alex is a fourth-year mechanical engineering major. He is thrilled to be continuing at The Aggie this year as copy chief and on the managing staff. He hopes that his contributions help push The Aggie toward a more well-rounded, timely and interesting news cycle.
Kaitlin is a third-year international relations and Spanish double major. She is fascinated by language and looks forward to applying that interest to her position for The Aggie. Kaitlin is from the San Francisco Bay Area and in her spare time she enjoys ballroom dancing.
Andrew is a third-year majoring in managerial economics and minoring in accounting, technology management and film studies. Andrew is passionate about objective journalism as a vital tool to keep the public informed and engaged with the rest of society. Outside of managing The Aggie’s website, he enjoys hiking, boating, reading mysteries and sci-fi, watching Netflix, going to the movies and traveling the six continents.
Social Media Manager
Benjamin is a third-year managerial economics major hoping to go into health care administration. Before becoming the social media manager, Benjamin was a photographer for The Aggie, as photography has always been one of his passions.
Katherine is a third-year student from San Diego, California. She is a design major with a focus in graphic design and plans to double minor in communication and Spanish.
Joshua is a third-year animal science major looking to specialize in avian sciences. He enjoys spending time in the great outdoors by skiing, hiking or backpacking. However for him, nothing beats a fresh stack of The Aggie.
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