Our Staff

Meet the Team

Sydney Brown

Sydney Brown

Editor-In Chief
Humanities and Communication Major

 

I joined the newspaper to follow my passion for telling stories and also to expand my knowledge of journalism. I value telling truths, and working with The Lutrinae gave me the opportunity to work with amazing content creators who care as much about the truth as I do. 

Journalism gives us wisdom and inspiration. When we read it can give us new perspectives on life and empowers us to actively think about our world. My favorite thing about journalism is that it establishes readers as a part of the story. Because journalism tells stories about local communities, readers are always reminded that they are part of the bigger picture. 

Arianna Nalbach

Arianna Nalbach

Production Manager
Communication Design Major

I am currently president of CSUMB’s Design Studio and I am the secretary for the Equestrian Team. When I’m not busy with classes or doing schoolwork, I love to draw, play video games and go horseback riding. 

I have been in journalism since my junior year of high school and have always loved it. Going to a school with a student newspaper was incredibly important to me, so joining The Lutrinae Staff was obvious. Through The Lutrinae, I was able to make some of my first friend’s at CSUMB and have been incredibly lucky with all the opportunities it has provided me.

Journalism gives us a new perspective on the world and people around us. I have always loved human interest stories and getting to know other people through journalism. I get to learn so much about others that I wouldn’t know otherwise and I am in a position where I am able to share their stories.

Cassidy Ulery

Cassidy Ulery

Assistant Editor
Humanities and Communication Major

I am a California native, a transfer student, and a beach lover which made choosing CSUMB an easy option. When I’m not writing for the newspaper, I enjoy reading, going for hikes, hanging out with my friends and family, and playing with our four-legged friends. 

I joined The Lutrinae to advance my writing and journalism skills. Having to write in editorial format was something new to me last semester, however it was a fun challenge I was willing to embrace. With so many ways to receive media these days, I find it important to produce ethical, unbiased and honest articles which is something The Lutrinae prides themselves in. 

One thing I love about journalism is getting to learn new things everyday. Stories that I’ve worked on have opened my eyes, taught me about challenges and undisguised blessings. My favorite thing about journalism is the hands-on approach and the connection you create with the audience.

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Anna Stubler

Webmaster
Communication Design Major

I transferred to CSUMB last year from Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo because I love Monterey and CSUMB seemed like the perfect school for me. I started the first web design club on campus Computer Scripting and Styling Monterey Bay (CSSMB). When I am not coding or designing I like to train my dog or go on hikes.

The Lutrinae was one of the first groups I talked to at Otter Showcase the second week of school and I was super interested in getting involved. I love writing, but I also love web development so this was the perfect job for me. I love that the Lutrinae can keep students up to date and connected to what’s going on especially now that we are remote.

I think journalism is important because great journalism presents people with facts and lets them form opinions. It exposes them to stories and perspectives they may not know and broadens their worldview without even having to leave home.

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Emma Garcia

Staff Writer
Humanities and Communication Major

I’m one of the newest Lutrinae staff writers. I’m a part of TRiO, and the Pay It Forward Scholarship & Mentoring Program. I was born and raised in Salinas, Ca and graduated from Salinas High School. I love most music except heavy metal, my favorite music artists are Chris Stapleton and Taylor Swift. I also enjoy talking and writing about politics! 

The reason why I joined the Lutrinae is because I want to be a part of documenting CSUMB history during a crazy time like 2020. Along with helping students feel connected to campus through my articles even if they aren’t here physically. 

I like journalism because when it’s done well it just gives you the facts. So you can make your own informed opinions and decisions on issues. As cheesy as it sounds, knowledge is power! My favorite thing about journalism is I’m able to help give people who don’t have a voice or a platform to share their stories. At the same time serve as a watchdog to make sure those in office on all levels at being held accountable. 

Breanna Peterson

Breanna Peterson

Staff Writer
Liberal Studies Major

I’m a transfer student from Southern California. I love school and learning. I am in school to be an elementary school teacher and I’m very focused on social justice issues. 

I chose to join the newspaper because I’ve always enjoyed writing and sharing ideas with people. I was on the school paper at my community college and I loved the experience. I’m looking forward to sharing knowledge with the students of CSUMB. 

I like journalism because it’s an incredibly important part of American democracy. Freedom of the press is important because journalists keep us informed as to what’s going on in our communities. I also like that journalism bridges communities together. 

 

Sara Gobets

Sara Gobets

Faculty Advisor
Humanities and Communication Lecturer

I am a journalist, specializing in visual storytelling. In addition to my duties at CSUMB, I also regularly freelance with the San Francisco Chronicle and other local papers. I grew up in Santa Cruz and the Santa Cruz Mountains, which I credit for fostering a deep respect and love for the outdoors. While journalism plays a central role in my life, I have many other interests. I am a wilderness first responder, outdoor adventure guide, divemaster, frequent international traveler, soccer player, metal worker, movie lover, and amateur air hockey player – hoping to go pro one day. 

I decided to become the adviser for the Lutrinae because I wanted to pass on the industry experience. I am in constant awe of the hard work and dedication our staff and contributors show to the Lutrinae and honored to have a part in guiding them through the process of producing a publication of which they can be proud.

I view journalism as a way to try to understand the world. It’s our job as journalists to gather and record information and narratives regarding a wide variety of events and complex situations.