The Cougar Chronicle

Spring 2022 Staff

Kinsey Canez
Managing Editor

Kinsey Canez

Kinsey Canez is a senior at CSUSM and serves as the managing editor of the Cougar Chronicle. She enjoys rom-coms, cooking, and the smell of sunscreen.

Zoe Silva
Sports Editor

Zoe Silva

Zoe Silva is in her first year on the Cougar Chronicle team, serving as the Sports Editor. She is a third year Marketing major and a Communications minor. Zoe hopes to be a published author, working as a writer for marketing agencies. In her free time, she enjoys playing lacrosse, going to the beach, and making unforgettable memories with her closest friends. Zoe believes that...

Cassidy Lovell
A&E Editor

Cassidy Lovell

Cassidy Lovell is a third-year student and A&E editor for The Cougar Chronicle. She is majoring in Literature & Writing Studies and minoring in Arts & Technology. Cassidy is pursuing a career in the video game industry as a game writer. In her free time, she enjoys playing video games, watching Star Trek, and drinking boba. ...

Magali Castillo
Features Editor

Magali Castillo

Magali Castillo is a fourth year majoring in Literature & Writing Studies with a minor in Global Studies. She was born and raised in Los Angeles. This is her second year as a staff writer and first year as the Features Editor for The Cougar Chronicle. She has plans to attend graduate school after graduation. During her spare time, Magali enjoys spending time with family...

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Graphic Design Intern

Shea Hauswirth

Shea Hauswirth is graphic designer/ cartoonist for the Cougar Chronicle. She became a Digital and Media Arts major after transferring from College of the Desert where she received her associates in Graphic Design and Marketing. She is working towards being a graphic designer in the music industry after graduation. In her free time Shea enjoys taking care of her plants, making...

Fernanda Ugarte
Graphic Design Intern

Fernanda Ugarte

Hello, I am Fernanda Ugarte, one of the graphic design interns at the Cougar Chronicle. I am an Art, Media, and Design major and I love to draw, paint, watch cartoons, and listen to my favorite bands. I also love all of my 6 pets equally, I don’t have a favorite, maybe.

Eric Hendricks
Web & Social Media Manager

Eric Hendricks

Eric Hendricks is a junior computer science major and the Web and Social Media Manager for the Cougar Chronicle. He hopes for a career in information security and is passionate about web design and development. Outside of school, Eric watches a lot of movies and enjoys board games with friends.

Jose Valdovinos
Video Editor

Jose Valdovinos

Jose Valdovinos is a fourth-year literature and writing major with a minor in video production, and the video editor for the Cougar Chronicle. After graduation, Jose plans on entering the film or television industry as an editor or cinematographer. Jose enjoys working with computers, writing, and video games.

Richard Carpenter
Staff Writer

Richard Carpenter

Richard Carpenter is a fourth year Media and Communications major with a minor in public relations, active veteran student, and second year staff writer with The Cougar Chronicle. With a passion for film and media after graduation Richard hopes to pursue a career with Universal studios creative. When not working he enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters hiking...

Valeria Serna
Staff Writer

Valeria Serna

Valeria is a first year student here at Cal State San Marcos. She is a Liberal Studies major with a strong passion for reading and writing. Valeria also has an interest in photography, which she does for the Cougar Chronicle Newspaper, as well as being a writer too. Whenever there is time to spare Valeria enjoys visiting new cities, getting Frappuccinos’ from Starbucks, and...

Jaiden Quiroz
Staff Writer

Jaiden Quiroz

Jaiden Quiroz is a fourth-year communication major with a minor in psychology and sociology, an active chapter member in the sorority Alpha Omicron Pi, and a staff writer for the Cougar Chronicle. After receiving her Bachelor's degree, she plans on pursuing graduate school to become a sports reporter or fashion journalist. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, reading, meditation,...

Kristin Bergmann
Staff Writer

Kristin Bergmann

Kristin is a third-year Communication major and a staff writer for the Cougar Chronicle. Before transferring to CSUSM, she studied Journalism in Berlin, Germany for 1.5 years. After graduation she wants to work as a reporter or show host in either television or radio. In her free time, she likes writing for her blog, spending time with friends and reading. Besides writing,...

Diana Beas Soto
Staff Writer

Diana Beas Soto

Diana Beas Soto is a 3rd year Business Marketing major at CSUSM. Her passions include graphic design, writing and reading. Writing for The Cougar Chronicle has become an outlet for her to express herself and still make meaningful connections and memories. After graduating she hopes to work for a publishing company or something similar in that field.

Angelina Parra
Graphic Design Intern/Photographer

Angelina Parra

Angelina Parra is currently a first-year in her second semester. She is majoring in Biochemistry and a minor in visual arts. Since last semester, Angelina has been a photographer and graphic artist for the Cougar Chronicles. She has also recently participated in a few written pieces. She is a hard-worker and puts full effort into anything she is working on. Angelina is also...