AIC Yellow Jacket

2019-2020 Staff

Amber Ollari

Editor-in-Chief

Hi, I’m Amber Ollari and I'm the Editor-in-Chief of the Yellow Jacket Newspaper. I’m a junior majoring in Communications. I am from Enfield, CT and I have a house in Charlestown, RI, where I spend much of my summer. If...

Kat Lombard-Cook

Publisher

I am a Visiting Assistant Professor of Communications at AIC. I teach in a variety of media, but the thing that ties all of my work—personal, professional, and research—together is a love of storytelling. My undergraduate...

Will Steffen

Publisher

I am an Assistant Professor of English in the departmental division of Communication and the Arts at American International College. I teach a variety of courses on Writing and English literature including Composition, Shakespeare,...

Elijiah Barriga

Staff Writer

My name is Elijiah Barriga, I am from West Covina California. I have 3 brothers. I was a transfer last year from the University of Las Vegas Nevada. This is my second year here at AIC. I am currently on the Men’s Ice Hockey te...

Ananda Burnard

Staff Writer

My name is Ananda Burnard. I am 20 years old and a Sophmore here at American University. My major is Liberal Arts with a minor in Theater. Writing became a new hobby of mine a few months ago and now I strive to improve my writing...

Bishop Bryan

Staff Writer

My name is Bishop Bryan. I am a junior at AIC. I am from South Windsor, Connecticut and I major in Public Health and minor in Communications. In my free time, I like to make music or read the news to catch up on world events....

Tommy Clark

Staff Writer

I was born in Samoa, raised in Tacoma, Washington. I played football growing up, basketball as well, and I am currently playing for AIC Men's Rugby team. Represented are country with the stars and stripes jersey as I played...

Beatriz Correia

Staff Writer

My name is Beatriz Correia. I am a transfer junior and I am majoring in Communications. I am an international student-athlete. I come from  Lisbon, Portugal and I play soccer for the Yellow Jackets.

Robert Courchesne

Staff Writer

My name is Robert Courchesne, but most people call me Rob. I played baseball for eleven years. Recently, I began playing basketball more and began taking it seriously. Since I was young I’ve always loved to play video games,...

Cambrell Davis

Staff Writer

I’m Cambrell Davis and I'm a writer for the  Yellow Jacket Newspaper. I’m a sophomore majoring in Communication & Sociology. I am from Waterbury, CT and I have a house in Las Vegas, Nevada, where I spend much of my su...

Liz Day

Staff Writer

My name is Elizabeth Day, most people call me Liz. I am a freshman here at AIC. For my first year, I have chosen communications as my major. I am also a first-year member of the women's lacrosse team.

Jorge Diaz Delgado

Staff Writer

My name is Jorge Diaz Delgado. I’m an undergraduate in AIC majoring in New Media. I’m 18 years old, and have been living in Forest Park, since November 2017. I’m a baseball player. I’ve been playing since I was a kid....

Olivia Goodrow

Staff Writer

Hello! My name is Olivia Goodrow and I am a college student attending American International College. I have been a writer for most of my life. Whether that’d be from writing poetry and essays, I loved it all.  I am also an...

Darius Green

Staff Writer

My name is Darius Green I am a senior at AIC. My major is criminal justice and I’m hoping to peruse a career in that field.

Hunter Johannes

Staff Writer

My name is Hunter Johannes and I come to American International College from Eden Prairie, Minnesota. This year I am a freshman on the men’s ice hockey team. I have chosen a major in communications.

Ryan LaFrance

Staff Writer

My name is Ryan LaFrance. I'm a senior at American International College majoring in Visual and Digital Arts with a minor in Psychology. I have an interest in graphic design. I compete for the Yellow Jacket athletics as a member...

Katelynn Leclerc

Staff Writer

My name is Katelynn Leclerc I am a senior here at AIC, majoring in the Visual Digital Arts program and double minoring in Photography and Communication. I am a member of the field hockey team, Student Athlete Advisory Council,...

Mariah Mauke

Staff Writer

My name is Mariah Mauke and I am majoring in Biology with a Political Science minor. This is my second year as a staff writer for the Yellow Jacket. I’m also the Treasurer for the Student Government Association as well as the...

Rose McCaffrey

Staff Writer

My name is Rose McCaffrey. I am a freshman majoring in Communications. I was born and raised in Springfield, MA. I love to travel, dance, write and binge watch Netflix (especially Criminal Minds).

Isaiah Morales

Staff Writer

My name is Isaiah Morales. I am a commuter majoring in communications. I’ve played three sports in my last four to three years in high school: basketball, track & field and cross country. Track & field was one sport...

Ave’ Mullen

Staff Writer

Hello! My name is Ave' Mullen. I am from Decatur, Georgia. I am a junior here at AIC. I enjoy reading and writing. After graduation I aspire to open my own media corporation and also work as a journalist.

Esterina O’Donnell

Staff Writer

I am Rina O’Donnell. I am perusing a major in Communication. I commute and reside in West Springfield, Massachusetts. On campus, I am a peer mentor for first-year students helping with their APEX 1 course. I love spending my...

Dominique Ray

Staff Writer

My name is Dominique Ray. This is my sophomore year at AIC. I am from Charlotte, North Carolina born and raised. My major is American Studies and I am double majoring in Sociology. I am part of the women's rugby team here at AIC....

Lui Sitama

Staff Writer

I'm a student athlete at AIC for the Men's Rugby club team. I decided to switch as to a VDA major during my sophomore year because I noticed that it was much more fun than being a business major. Also, I'm a busy undergrad student...

Sarah Tomczyk

Staff Writer

My name is Sarah Tomczyk. I am a freshman majoring in New Media and minoring in Marketing. I am from Plainville, Connecticut. I play soccer and tennis for fun.

Regine Winifred

Staff Writer

I'm Regine Winifred and I am a current student here at AIC. I am a junior majoring in Visual and Digital Arts and minoring in communications. I am from Hartford, Connecticut, but I also have family all over the islands. This is...

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