The ASP Staff
Editor in Chief: Meghan Brink
I believe student newspapers play an important role in uniting a student body by promoting transparency and highlighting a variety of student voices. Serving as the ASP’s editor in chief and providing oversight to the news section has given me the opportunity to serve this goal.
I am a junior double majoring in Journalism and Political Science. After graduation I hope to work in political journalism covering issues related to economic inequality and poverty. I am particularly interested in using storytelling as a tool to allow the general public to better understand their own political opinions and their connection to their government and the policy that affects them. One of my biggest idols is Hannah Nicole-Jones.
I have previously worked as the ASP’s news editor and have interned with New York StateWatch, where I sometimes continue to contribute freelance work.
Creative DirectoR: Tessa Sutherland
Hello! My name is Tessa Sutherland, I am a senior majoring in Journalism and dual minor in Documentary and Communications. I have been running the social media for the ASP since my sophomore year and have since been promoted to creative director. I have worked on a movie as a production assistant this past summer and have interned for the Albany County Government as a video editor.
I am excited to bring new content to the ASP through our recent projects including podcasting and videography. After college I am hoping to be able to continue to apply my passion for media into the real world.
Managing EditoR: Cameron Cupp
I joined the Albany Student Press staff in the Fall of 2018 as a sports writer, covering primarily football, basketball, and baseball. I was later fortunate enough to be elevated to Sports Section Editor in the Spring of 2020, and I am excited to be working alongside our editorial staff as Managing Editor this semester.
I am a senior double majoring in Political Science and History. I focus my studies on American politics and social issues, and European history of the 20th century. After graduation, I plan to attend law school, and become a lawyer in the United States Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division. My biggest inspirations are Robert F. Kennedy and Thurgood Marshall.
I have previously worked with the Hudson Headwaters Health Network and the New York State Senate.
News EditoR: Hannah Joseph
Hi Everyone!! My name is Hannah, I’m 20 years old and my pronouns are She/Her. I'm originally from Woodbury NY but moved up to Albany recently. I am currently a junior studying criminal justice and psychology with a minor in Spanish. This will be my second year in the Albany Student Press and my first year as an Editor.
I became interested in journalism after taking Foundations of Journalism with Professor Salisbury and loved it because it showed me you don’t have to be a journalism major to be a journalist! I’m very excited for the future of The Albany Student Press and hope everyone else is too!!!
Sports EditoR: Edwards Kemedijo
My name is Edwards Kemedjio, and I am the sports editor for the Albany Student Press. I’m originally from Rochester, New York which is about an hour east of Buffalo. Sports have always been a part of my life. I played football, soccer, tennis, and ran track in high school with track and field being the sport that I was most successful in. I have always been a pro sports fanatic as well. My favorite teams are the Miami Heat, New Orleans Saints, and FC Barcelona.
As a journalism major, I came to the University at Albany knowing that I wanted to write so I joined the ASP at my first opportunity. I spent my first year as a writer, my second year as an assistant editor, and I look forward to spending this year as a sports editor. Some hobbies I have are pickup basketball, reading, and listening to audiobooks. After college, I hope to be a beat writer and work my way up to my dream job as a columnist for a major sports publication.
Life and Entertainment EditoR: Teresa Pavia
Hello, my name is Teresa and I am the Life & Entertainment editor. I am a New York City native, and am going into my junior year working towards a degree in Public Policy with a minor in Urban Studies and Planning.
I am an avid consumer of content and observer of culture, and find great interest in the phenomenon that is human nature. At any given moment I can be found discussing current events and hot button issues, or whether concealer should come before or after foundation (the right answer is after).
On my off time I enjoy hiking, reading, eating, and scrolling on TikTok.
Photo Editor:Habib Affinnih
I'm a senior majoring in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics with a minor in Art. I have been contributing to the ASP since my first year at UAlbany. Photography is my passion and I love capturing the shots which enhance the stories we share with our readers. I've been working as the Photo Director since my sophomore year, and I'm looking forward to another semester of great stories and photos.
After graduation, I plan to enter the computer science field while pursuing photography as a hobbyist.
Social Media EditoR: DaniellE Modica
With a strong passion for writing and all things media, I am looking forward to serving as the ASP's social media manager. I'm a second year student studying Business and Journalism at UAlbany. Social media plays a huge role in how modern news reaches wider audiences, especially college students, so I'm happy to be a part of spreading the word!
In the future I hope to get involved with music industry media or marketing; I am also currently an intern for NYS Music, a local music news publication.
CopyEditor: Emma Moynihan
Hi everyone! I started off as a news reporter for the ASP and am now one of the copy editors.
I’m a junior majoring in Criminal Justice with minors in Journalism and Psychology. After college, I plan on attending law school.
I took my first journalism course my freshman year and added journalism as one of my minors a couple weeks after the first class.
I’ve always loved to write and the newspaper has been the perfect way for me to continue to do so while also keeping others up to date on local news.
Copy EditoR: Kystile Fajardo
Hello! I'm Krystlle, a senior majoring in business administration with a concentration in marketing. I have a love for reading, writing, and being part of that in some capacity on campus, and polishing the ASP's articles where news is disseminated in the written form, reinforce that passion. I want to work with a great marketing team in the publishing or media industry once I graduate.
I enjoy watching sitcoms and a good anime show every now and then. I like baking when I get the chance, too. Happy to be part of this team!
Business Manager: Camryn Burrell
Hi everyone! My name is Camryn Burrell and I’m the business manager for the Albany Press.
Im very excited to join the Albany press this year and further my growth and passion for business. With the rapid growth of social media and online sharing, I’m very excited to get hands on experience with digital media sharing. Advertising and branding has always been a field of interest for me and I’m eager to apply my communication and networking skills to this position.
I’m currently a senior studying business administration with concentrations in Marketing and management and enjoy hanging out with friends and being active in free time.