Caroline is a third-year Film & Digital Media major. She will have been an Equipment Manager for two years in March 2020. Caroline has also been involved in Student Media since the fall of her freshman year; during which she participated in multiple Film Production Coalition short films. Currently, she is the Co-Executive Producer for FPC. In her spare time, she enjoys listening to The 1975, deep-diving on YouTube, and eating gummy bears in bed.
My name is Sabeena Bal and I am a fourth-year majoring in Business Management Economics and minoring in Computer Science and Engineering. I am currently the Business Manager of City on a Hill Press and love being able to deal with all the financials of this organization. In the future, I hope to work in the finance or business operations department of a company and work my way up to becoming the CEO! When I am not working you can either find me at the gym or at Starbucks getting my caffeine fix.
Isabella is a second-year film and digital media and history of art and visual cultures double major. She joined the equipment team in Spring 2019, and has been grateful for the opportunity ever since. When not at the press center, she is often biking around Santa Cruz, cooking and baking with friends, or ocean kayaking. In the future, Isabella hopes to combine her passions for art, film, and nature, possibly through documentary filmmaking.
Katelyn is a second year Film and Digital Media major with a minor in History. Katelyn is now an Equipment Manager for SCTV but has been involved in Student Media since the beginning of her Freshman year through the Film Production Coalition. She is currently a producer and the Event Coordinator for FPC. Katelyn has greatly enjoyed her experience with Student Media and hopes to help other creative and curious students find a home here.
Tina is a third-year Literature major. She's worked as a photojournalist for City on a Hill Press, then moved to SOAR as an Operations Coordinator. After serving that position, she returned to City on a Hill Press as their Advertising Sales Executive and enjoyed it ever since. Learning from others and hearing what they have to say appeals to her, as she constantly loves meeting new people. In her free time, she loves going outdoors and climbing whatever helps her see the world in a larger perspective.
Jennifer Cain serves as the Interim Student Media Assistant Director and Broadcast Adviser, teaching and advising students in broadcast production. She attended UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism with a focus in video storytelling, and has worked at ABC 7 and AJ+ in the Bay Area. An alumna of UCSC, Jenn was a co-editor in chief of City on a Hill Press. She trains students in the legal, technical and organizational aspects of videography under the student agency model. Trust, collaboration, fair and accurate reporting, are aspects she finds essential for successful storytelling.
Kora is a second year math and legal studies major who has been involved with Student Media since her first year, starting as a copyeditor at City on a Hill Press. As one of the web developers for Student Media, she will work to be a resource for all the orgs and their leaders. She is eager to work with and learn from new people in Student Media, so drop her an email or come say hi whenever you get the chance!
Weston, or Wes, is a fourth year Anthropology major who has been involved with Student Media since his freshman year. Beginning as a member, then editor, of Fruitcake magazine, Wes has since joined the student run newspaper City on a Hill Press, reporting and editing for the Arts & Culture desk. As one of the two Print Coordinators this year, he hopes to be a resource for print orgs that need assistance in InDesign, fundraising and timelining. When he isn't doing anything Student Media related, he enjoys swimming in the ocean, reading books (either with words, pictures or both) and creating music with a laptop.
Zoe-Manon LeCheminant is a fourth-year Film and Digital Media Production major and Literature minor. This is her first year as the SCTV Broadcast Coordinator, but she is also a current Editor for Fish Rap Live! and served as Co-Executive Producer for the Film Production Coalition last year. As the SCTV Broadcast Coordinator, she hopes to help foster a tight-knit and supportive community amongst the broadcast organizations.
Olivia Loorz is a fourth year Literature student with a Creative Writing concentration. She has been involved with the student media space for two years and is a signer for Chinquapin Literary Magazine. She write spooky stories about mental health and how reality is a sham. As a Print Coordinator, Olivia is a resource for any help print orgs need and is eager to work more closely with everyone to ensure that this year runs smoothly and successfully!
Ask her about: Event Planning, Merchandise, Meeting Facilitation/ agenda planning, Purchase Orders, Event Proposals
Please contact Olivia to set up an appointment if you need any help or have any questions about the above topics.
Kristopher Rollert is a fourth-year computer science major and is going into his fourth year as the Web Developer for Student Media. He is experienced in programming for front and backend web development while also having experience in Bootstrap, Squarespace, WordPress. If you have any questions about anything web related, feel free to send him an email or come up to him anytime!
Farrah Safari is a fourth year literature and sociology double major. Although this is her first time working as an advertising sales executive for City on a Hill Press she has previous experience working with the student run newspaper. During her sophomore year, she was a reporter for the city desk, writing articles that pertained to the city of Santa Cruz’s political climate and for a quarter of her Junior year she was the campus desk editor. She enjoys exercising her creativity through all forms of writing: poetry, prose, scripts, etc as well as traveling, going to concerts and most importantly sitting at home and watching netflix with her housemates.
Madeleine Schlieter is a third-year Intensive Psychology and Cognitive Science double major. This is her first time working with Student Media in the Press Center and she looks forward to getting to know the people and the space and making it an inviting area. As an Operations Coordinator she hopes to keep things working smoothly to best assist everyone working there. Outside of the Press Center she is actively involved in the Psychology department as a peer advisor, a research assistant in two labs, and an intern at Haven of Hope.
Griffin Smith graduated from UCSC in the spring of 2017 with a B.A. in Film & Digital Media. Before joining SOAR, he worked as both an equipment manager & a business assistant for Student Media. He is also a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. Griffin was born & raised in Anaheim, California but has also lived in north-central Massachusetts & Sunnyvale, California before coming to Santa Cruz.
Brandon is a second year Film and Psychology double major. Ever since his freshman year, he has been involved with the Film Production Coalition and On The Spot. As a producer for both organizations now, he strives to up the quality of student films and wants to push the limits of what kind of content Student Media is capable of producing. He hopes to eventually work as a director or producer in narrative productions. In his free time, he enjoys video games, basketball, and listening to a single song on repeat.
Emily Wang is a third-year film and digital media major. She has been involved in Student Media for about 2 years. Serving as the co-executive producer of FPC and outreach coordinator of OTS for the past year, she's now transitioning to being the programming manager of SCTV. Emily is excited to continue working with friends and see new faces in the space.
Susan has been the Print Media Adviser for Student Media since 2005.
She brings a strong journalistic background to the position and consistently pushes students to achieve beyond what they think is possible with their work. In addition to advising Student Media organizations, Susan is a faculty member and instructs multiple courses on campus. Susan sees the success of her students as a success of herself, and is always available and open to work with all members of Student Media.