Antonio Cannavaro is currently a freshman at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University. Originally from Providence, R.I., he is looking to pursue a sports journalism degree at ASU. Before coming to ASU, he was a managing editor for his high school newspaper, the Talon, and was a full-time video intern for MaxPreps.com, a company that focuses on high school sports. Currently he is a sportscaster for KASC 1330 AM The Blaze. Beside his journalistic work, Cannavaro is also a team manager for the ASU Men’s Basketball team.
Joshua Delauder became interested in journalism when he realized he really enjoyed writing. In his youth, he had a poem published in a national poetry book. He worked as a paperboy in sixth grade, but stopped for about three and a half years.
Chelsey Heath is a copy editor at azcentral.com and the Arizona Republic and a socially minded entrepreneur in Phoenix. She is almost done with her bachelor’s degree at the Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.
Lindsay Ivins is a junior print journalism major and U.S. history minor at Arizona State University, who also focuses on photojournalism as an additional dynamic to her career. She is currently an editorial assistant at the ASU Foundation and wishes to work for the East Valley Tribune before her graduation in December 2013. Growing up on a farm in Queen Creek, she is very familiar with eastern Arizona and capturing the aspects of farm life and animals. She has a passion for collecting anything Coca-Cola and loves horror films and haunted places, hoping to someday travel to Estes Park, Colo., to tour the infamous Stanley Hotel.
Cassie Klapp is a broadcast journalism major at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. She is highly dedicated to the purpose of journalism, which includes being a voice for those who have none. She grew up in California and moved to Arizona to pursue her bachelor’s degree. She has worked at KHTS, a California affiliated radio station, the Arizona Republic, and most recently at Channel 12 in Phoenix. She has a passion for journalism and is excited to pursue what stories lay in front of her in this incredible world.
Amanda Roberts is a senior digital journalism student at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. She became secretary of SPJ ASU, after encouragement from her friends, Anne and Corie. Interested in designing websites and other graphic things when she graduates, she’ll bring along her huge collection of nail polish to add a colorful and creative perspective to every project she has.
Corie Stark is a senior public relations major at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State University. She’s the vice president of SPJ ASU and communications assistant at the ASU School of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Aside from public relations, she’s interested in sports writing, marketing and physical fitness. She also enjoys baking and hopes to unite media and clients one brownie at a time.
Anne Stegen is a senior journalism major. She is interested in digital media, videography, photography and web design. Stegen is a Trekkie, an Apple enthusiast, a hyperlocal activist and history nerd. She is the Web Administrator for the School of Social Work at Arizona State University and a Community Assistant at the Taylor Place Residence Hall. She is the current president of the ASU chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
Desiree Toli is a print journalism major at Arizona State University. She transferred from Chaffey Community College in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. At her previous school she worked as a staff writer/reporter for the student newspaper. With a passion for writing and story telling, Toli has discovered a new love for feature writing at ASU. As a new resident to the Phoenix area, she enjoys spending her free time discovering the city. Toli loves art, museums and reading. Toli likes exploring the city and meeting new people. Aside from being a member of SPJ, she is also a member of NAHJ at ASU.
Jamie Warren is a sophomore broadcast journalism student at Arizona State University minoring in political science. She loves all things outdoors and enjoys running and cycling in her spare time. Her other hobbies include hiking, traveling, writing and catching up on current events.
The faculty editor for this project was Terry Greene Sterling, who is the writer-in-residence at the Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Terry brought her extensive expertise in editing, and in projects related to social services and giving a voice to the voiceless. Her assistance was invaluable in putting the stories together.