The Cougar Chronicle

2021-2022 Staff

Tania Ortiz
Editor-In-Chief

Tania Ortiz

Tania Ortiz is a senior communication major serving as the Editor-in-Chief for The Cougar Chronicle. Before transferring to CSUSM, Tania served as Print Editor for The Chariot News at MiraCosta College. After graduation, she hopes to attend journalism school and become a reporter. In her free time, Tania enjoys reading and spending time with friends.

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...

Mallory Arcena
Graphic Design Intern

Mallory Arcena

Mallory Arcena is a graphic design intern here at The Cougar Chronicle. She is a second year majoring in Digital & Media arts, and aspires to work in the graphic design field after graduating. Mallory truly admires and appreciates the aspects and work that goes into art and design. In her spare time, she enjoys drawing, listening to music, and hanging out with friends and...

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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.

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,...

Kinsey Canez
Staff Writer

Kinsey Canez

Kinsey Canez is a staff writer for the Cougar Chronicle. She studied Social Sciences at Monterey Peninsula College before transferring to CSUSM, and is now a fourth year Media Studies major and Political Science minor. Off campus, she freelance designs for several small women-owned businesses. Kinsey enjoys reading, breakfast burritos, keeping up with politics and pop culture...

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...

Cassidy Lovell
Staff Writer

Cassidy Lovell

Cassidy Lovell is a third-year student and a staff writer 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, writing fiction stories, and drinking boba.

Nijat Mamtimen
Staff Writer

Nijat Mamtimen

Nijat Mamtimen is a staff writer for the Cougar Chronicle and a political science major student. He believes a good journalist should inform the public what is happening in the world, and he understands journalism is part of politics and laws. Nijat endeavors to publish short stories very soon. He loves to sing and workout.

Sayna Nassertorabi
Staff Writer

Sayna Nassertorabi

Sayna Nassertorabi is a third year Political Science major at CSUSM. Before attending CSUSM she got her associates degree in psychology and Social & Behavioral Science at Mt. San Jacinto College. After graduation from CSUSM she likes to attend Law School. During her free time she enjoys reading, playing the violin, and hanging out with friends.

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,...

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...

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.