Hilltop Views

2020-2021 Staff

Christine Sanchez
Editor-in-Chief

Christine Sanchez

Hi all! My name is Christine Sanchez, I'm the Editor-in-Chief for Hilltop Views. I'm a senior studying Journalism & Digital Media with a minor in Spanish. I've made a lot of great memories and met some amazing people at Hilltop...

Nina Martinez
News Editor

Nina Martinez

Howdy y'all! I'm Nina Martinez and look forward to providing you with accurate, relevant news on topics and issues around the Austin-area, Texas and the U.S. I'm a sophomore writing and rhetoric major with a concentration in journalism...

Ben Cardillo
Viewpoints Editor

Ben Cardillo

Hi! I'm Ben Cardillo, I will be graduating this May with a major in Writing and Rhetoric and a minor in Photography. I grew up in Tampa, FL (go Bucs), and I am an avid reader.

Sammy Jo Cienfuegos
Viewpoints Editor

Sammy Jo Cienfuegos

Hey ya'll! My name is Sammy Jo Cienfuegos and I'm one of the two Viewpoints editors. I'm a senior Writing and Rhetoric major, with an emphasis in Creative Writing. I'm currently working as It's On Us' At-Large Advisor for...

Odett Ochoa
Sports Editor

Odett Ochoa

My name is Odett Ochoa, I am majoring in Kinesiology with a concentration in Sports Management, and minoring in Management. I began as a staff writer in 2018. I am originally from California, however, my favorite sports team is...

George Murray
Sports Editor

George Murray

Hi! I am George Murray, one of the Sports Editors at Hilltop Views. I am an english literature major and journalism & digital media minor graduating in spring 2021. In my 18 months at Hilltop Views I have written for the News,...

Social Media Editor

Nicolas Carrillo

Isabella Bass
Staff Writer

Isabella Bass

I'm Isabella Bass, and I'm a junior writing and rhetoric major with a concentration in journalism and digital media. I've lived in Austin my whole life, and I started writing for Hilltop Views in 2019. My favorite things to write...

Copyeditor

Tyler Hotz

Vanessa Lopez-Campos
Staff Writer

Vanessa Lopez-Campos

Hey! I'm Vanessa Lopez-Campos and I'm a senior Forensic Science major and Writing minor. I started writing for Hilltop Views during the Fall 2020 semester, and I've written for the News, Life and Arts, Sports, and Viewpoints sections....

Designer

Ian Clennan

Staff Writer, Newsletter Editor

Taheera Washington

Nicco Pelicano
Staff Writer

Nicco Pelicano

Hey there! I'm Nicco Pelicano, a staff writer for Hilltop Views majoring in writing and rhetoric and minoring in journalism and digital media. I am a senior, and will be graduating in the winter of 2021. In my free time I love...

Gabe Garza
Staff Writer

Gabe Garza

Hi! I'm Gabe Garza, a staff writer for Hilltop Views, majoring in Communication and minoring in Business Administration. I'm a junior and will be graduating in the spring of 2022. I love to write and talk about sports which is...

Grace Bent
Life & Arts Editor

Grace Bent

Hi y'all! My name is Grace and I'm proud to be the Life & Arts editor for Hilltop Views. I am majoring in Communication with double minors in Spanish and Journalism. I have wanted to be a writer ever since I was a kid and...

Staff Writer, Newsletter Editor

Leidy Jaimes

Hi y'all! My name is Leidy Jaimes and I’m one of the newsletter editors and a staff writer for Hilltop Views. I’m a Senior Writing and Rhetoric major with a Creative Writing concentration and I’ll be graduating in the Fall...

Stefani Maltos
Designer

Stefani Maltos

Hi! I'm Stefani Maltos, and I've been one of the designers for Hilltop Views for a little over one year. I'm majoring in Graphic Design and Digital Marketing. When I'm not practicing my design skills, you can find me exploring...

Gracie Watt
Photo Editor

Gracie Watt

Hey y'all! My name is Gracie Watt and I am a junior majoring in communication with a focus in journalism. I'm proud to be the Photo Editor for Hilltop Views, and I contribute as a writer. Hilltop Views has given me an outlet to...

Staff Writer

Katya Melchor

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