Tara Guaimano, Editor-in-Chief   Tara Guaimano is a senior political science major with a minor in journalism from Cedar Grove, New Jersey, and is apart of the Honors Program. In 2019, she was the Marist Circle Director of Special Initiatives, and in 2018 was the Editorial Director of For The Record. She served as Marist Circle's Lifestyles Editor in 2016 and News Editor in 2017. In 2019, she was a Copy Intern at the Foundry, a division of the Meredith Corporation in NYC, where she created paid content across all brands, including People, Better Homes & Gardens, Travel + Leisure, Martha Stewart Living, and InStyle. In 2018, she was a News Intern for Gannett/USA TODAY NETWORK newspaper, the Asbury Park Press, in Neptune, New Jersey reporting on breaking news and features. In 2018-2019, she directed an original documentary, Amici del Mare, as well as Marist Circle original documentary, Love, Interpreted. Follow her on Twitter: @tguaimano.

Tara Guaimano, Editor-in-Chief

Tara Guaimano is a senior political science major with a minor in journalism from Cedar Grove, New Jersey, and is apart of the Honors Program. In 2019, she was the Marist Circle Director of Special Initiatives, and in 2018 was the Editorial Director of For The Record. She served as Marist Circle's Lifestyles Editor in 2016 and News Editor in 2017. In 2019, she was a Copy Intern at the Foundry, a division of the Meredith Corporation in NYC, where she created paid content across all brands, including People, Better Homes & Gardens, Travel + Leisure, Martha Stewart Living, and InStyle. In 2018, she was a News Intern for Gannett/USA TODAY NETWORK newspaper, the Asbury Park Press, in Neptune, New Jersey reporting on breaking news and features. In 2018-2019, she directed an original documentary, Amici del Mare, as well as Marist Circle original documentary, Love, Interpreted. Follow her on Twitter: @tguaimano.

Kenneth Guillaume, Managing Editor   Kenneth Guillaume is a senior communications major with concentrations in journalism and advertising from Ridgefield, Connecticut. Kenneth began his time at the Circle in 2017 as the security beat writer. In January 2018, he began as the first senior copy editor. Prior to being named Managing Editor, he briefly took on the role as Social Media Director. In 2019 Ken worked at Atlas Air Worldwide as the Corporate Communication intern focusing in intranet and social media content creation. In 2018 he interned for the Ridgefield Press as a general and feature writer, while working closely with the Managing Editor. Ken is keeping his options open for post graduate paths, whether in journalism or corporate communications. He looks forward to see growth within the Circle during his tenure as Managing Editor. Follow him on Twitter @KennyGuillaume.

Kenneth Guillaume, Managing Editor

Kenneth Guillaume is a senior communications major with concentrations in journalism and advertising from Ridgefield, Connecticut. Kenneth began his time at the Circle in 2017 as the security beat writer. In January 2018, he began as the first senior copy editor. Prior to being named Managing Editor, he briefly took on the role as Social Media Director. In 2019 Ken worked at Atlas Air Worldwide as the Corporate Communication intern focusing in intranet and social media content creation. In 2018 he interned for the Ridgefield Press as a general and feature writer, while working closely with the Managing Editor. Ken is keeping his options open for post graduate paths, whether in journalism or corporate communications. He looks forward to see growth within the Circle during his tenure as Managing Editor. Follow him on Twitter @KennyGuillaume.

Hannah Kirk, Director of Multimedia   Hannah Kirk is a senior communications major with a concentration in journalism with minors in political science and digital media production. From Tolland, Connecticut, her interest in journalism grew in high school and followed her to Marist, where she began working with the Marist Circle as a staff writer Freshman year. In her Sophomore and Junior year she served as Opinion Editor and Managing Editor, respectively. She has worked on Marist Circle Creative Initiatives such as For The Record and Love, Interpreted. Hannah currently works as a Head Student Supervisor at the Marist Institute for Public Opinion. In 2019 she interned for Senator Monica R. Martinez of New York’s Third District during the Legislative Session. Post Grad she hopes to pursue a graduate degree in Public Policy and continue on the Legislative path. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @hannahkirk01.

Hannah Kirk, Director of Multimedia

Hannah Kirk is a senior communications major with a concentration in journalism with minors in political science and digital media production. From Tolland, Connecticut, her interest in journalism grew in high school and followed her to Marist, where she began working with the Marist Circle as a staff writer Freshman year. In her Sophomore and Junior year she served as Opinion Editor and Managing Editor, respectively. She has worked on Marist Circle Creative Initiatives such as For The Record and Love, Interpreted. Hannah currently works as a Head Student Supervisor at the Marist Institute for Public Opinion. In 2019 she interned for Senator Monica R. Martinez of New York’s Third District during the Legislative Session. Post Grad she hopes to pursue a graduate degree in Public Policy and continue on the Legislative path. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @hannahkirk01.

 
Raphael Beretta, Lifestyles Editor   Raphael Beretta is a Communication major concentrating in Journalism and Advertising with a minor in Video Production. He started as a staff writer for the Circle in 2016, and worked as the Lifestyles editor in 2018. He was a featured writer for 2017's edition of For the Record. He has interned at Diversity Works Magazine, New York by Rail, and Dutchess Tourism. He served as an assistant cinematographer, editor, and producer for the documentary Love, Interpreted. He was the assistant director for the short film "Missing Out", executive producer of the Willows anthology series, and director of "Royal". He took over as the Creative Director/Director of Special Initiatives in the Spring of 2019. A Dutchess County denizen, he is the Circle's in-house Hudson Valley Guru. Follow him on Instagram @raphael_beretta

Raphael Beretta, Lifestyles Editor

Raphael Beretta is a Communication major concentrating in Journalism and Advertising with a minor in Video Production. He started as a staff writer for the Circle in 2016, and worked as the Lifestyles editor in 2018. He was a featured writer for 2017's edition of For the Record. He has interned at Diversity Works Magazine, New York by Rail, and Dutchess Tourism. He served as an assistant cinematographer, editor, and producer for the documentary Love, Interpreted. He was the assistant director for the short film "Missing Out", executive producer of the Willows anthology series, and director of "Royal". He took over as the Creative Director/Director of Special Initiatives in the Spring of 2019. A Dutchess County denizen, he is the Circle's in-house Hudson Valley Guru. Follow him on Instagram @raphael_beretta

Alexandria Watts, News Editor   Alexandria Watts is a senior Communications major with dual concentrations in Journalism and Public Relations and a minor in Business. Prior to becoming News Editor, the Staten Island, NY native served as a staff writer in the fall of 2016 and rose to become the Features Editor the following year. She also acts as a writer and copy editor for Foxtalk Magazine, a publication produced by the School of Communication & the Arts, and wrote for the 2018 edition of “For The Record” as an Editorial Associate. Outside of the classroom, she has held two internships in social media and audience development at a major news network in New York City. When not chasing the news, Watts is active at the Marist Poll, where she serves as a Head Coach and Newsfeed Media Assistant, as well as the Marist Honors Program. Follow her on Twitter: @AMWatts98

Alexandria Watts, News Editor

Alexandria Watts is a senior Communications major with dual concentrations in Journalism and Public Relations and a minor in Business. Prior to becoming News Editor, the Staten Island, NY native served as a staff writer in the fall of 2016 and rose to become the Features Editor the following year. She also acts as a writer and copy editor for Foxtalk Magazine, a publication produced by the School of Communication & the Arts, and wrote for the 2018 edition of “For The Record” as an Editorial Associate. Outside of the classroom, she has held two internships in social media and audience development at a major news network in New York City. When not chasing the news, Watts is active at the Marist Poll, where she serves as a Head Coach and Newsfeed Media Assistant, as well as the Marist Honors Program. Follow her on Twitter: @AMWatts98

 
Benjamin Ward, Assistant Cinematographer/Editor   Benjamin Ward is a senior Media Studies and Production major from Schenectady, New York. In 2019, he worked as an assistant cinematographer/editor for the Marist Circle's "Love, Interpreted" documentary. He is also a member of MCTV and a product photographer for MPorium at Marist. In 2019, he interned as a cinematographer and editor for Empire FX Co. in Gardiner, New York. In 2018, he interned as an editor and assistant producer for Open Stage Media in Schenectady, New York. Follow him on Instagram: @benthomasward.

Benjamin Ward, Assistant Cinematographer/Editor

Benjamin Ward is a senior Media Studies and Production major from Schenectady, New York. In 2019, he worked as an assistant cinematographer/editor for the Marist Circle's "Love, Interpreted" documentary. He is also a member of MCTV and a product photographer for MPorium at Marist. In 2019, he interned as a cinematographer and editor for Empire FX Co. in Gardiner, New York. In 2018, he interned as an editor and assistant producer for Open Stage Media in Schenectady, New York. Follow him on Instagram: @benthomasward.

Sarah Lynch, Features Editor   Sarah Lynch is a junior and Communications major, concentrating in Journalism and Public Relations and minoring in English Literature. She is the Features Editor of the Marist Circle and on-air host for the Circle’s television broadcast, “Inside the Circle,” as well as the editor-in-chief of Her Campus Marist. An aspiring editorial writer, Sarah has reported for New Jersey Monthly, Hudson Valley Eats, Taylor Magazine, Swirled and Study Breaks Magazine, to name a few. She has received two scholarships from the New York Women in Communications and continues to support the organization as the editorial liaison for the Student Affairs Committee. In addition to her journalistic work, Sarah interned for two years with the branding and public relations firm M studio Design & Marketing in Asbury Park, N.J.

Sarah Lynch, Features Editor

Sarah Lynch is a junior and Communications major, concentrating in Journalism and Public Relations and minoring in English Literature. She is the Features Editor of the Marist Circle and on-air host for the Circle’s television broadcast, “Inside the Circle,” as well as the editor-in-chief of Her Campus Marist. An aspiring editorial writer, Sarah has reported for New Jersey Monthly, Hudson Valley Eats, Taylor Magazine, Swirled and Study Breaks Magazine, to name a few. She has received two scholarships from the New York Women in Communications and continues to support the organization as the editorial liaison for the Student Affairs Committee. In addition to her journalistic work, Sarah interned for two years with the branding and public relations firm M studio Design & Marketing in Asbury Park, N.J.

 
Madison Zoey Vettorino, Lifestyles Editor   Madison Zoey Vettorino is a Communication major concentrating in Journalism and Public Relations with minors in Graphic Design and Photography. Originally from Brookfield, Connecticut, Madison started writing for The Circle the fall of her freshman year, and became the Lifestyles Editor a year later. She has interned at The Taunton Press, Shermans Travel, Wedding Connections of the Hudson Valley, Eileen Fisher, and TigerBeat Media. In her spare time, you can catch Madison browsing the shelves at The Strand bookstore, with her earbuds in listening to music, watching a hockey game, or daydreaming about returning to Florence, Italy, where she studied abroad. Follow her on Twitter @_mvett.

Madison Zoey Vettorino, Lifestyles Editor

Madison Zoey Vettorino is a Communication major concentrating in Journalism and Public Relations with minors in Graphic Design and Photography. Originally from Brookfield, Connecticut, Madison started writing for The Circle the fall of her freshman year, and became the Lifestyles Editor a year later. She has interned at The Taunton Press, Shermans Travel, Wedding Connections of the Hudson Valley, Eileen Fisher, and TigerBeat Media. In her spare time, you can catch Madison browsing the shelves at The Strand bookstore, with her earbuds in listening to music, watching a hockey game, or daydreaming about returning to Florence, Italy, where she studied abroad. Follow her on Twitter @_mvett.

Emily Yen, Chief of Graphic Design   Emily is a sophomore majoring in digital media design with a concentration in graphic design. Additionally she is considering taking on minors in studio art and philosophy. She is currently a sophomore and a Chief of Graphic Design for Marist Circle. She is from Allentown, Pennsylvania and graduated from Emmaus High School, where she produced various interest-based full length magazines and discovered an interest in publication design. She has done design work with local sports teams, businesses, animal shelters, etc. While a graphic designer, Emily can often be found with paint stains on her from her hours in the art studio working on various projects. She hopes her design work on the Circle makes the community more likely to pick up a copy and explore the inspiring and intriguing content that it has to offer.

Emily Yen, Chief of Graphic Design

Emily is a sophomore majoring in digital media design with a concentration in graphic design. Additionally she is considering taking on minors in studio art and philosophy. She is currently a sophomore and a Chief of Graphic Design for Marist Circle. She is from Allentown, Pennsylvania and graduated from Emmaus High School, where she produced various interest-based full length magazines and discovered an interest in publication design. She has done design work with local sports teams, businesses, animal shelters, etc. While a graphic designer, Emily can often be found with paint stains on her from her hours in the art studio working on various projects. She hopes her design work on the Circle makes the community more likely to pick up a copy and explore the inspiring and intriguing content that it has to offer.