Arianna (Arie) NalbachEditor-in-Chief
I have been involved in journalism since my junior year of high school and have always loved it. When I’m not in class or in the newsroom, I love to do photography, experiment with different hair colors and styles, play video games and go out and explore Monterey with my friends or boyfriend. I am originally from Southern California, so I have loved getting to learn all the different areas Monterey has to offer. I joined The Lutrinae when I was a first-year and have learned so much about journalism since then. I formerly worked as our production manager and I loved to experiment with different layouts and develop my column, 8-Bit. Now as the editor-in-chief, I am excited to continue expanding my skill set as a writer, editor and leader. I love all of the different opportunities journalism has provided for me and getting to work with so many different people and learn their stories.
Haley GrahamProduction Manager & Webmaster
While I may not be going to school to be a journalist, I am enthusiastic to combine my publication and graphic design skills to be Production Manager and Webmaster of The Lutrinae. I am studying Communication Design with a concentration in Visual Design at CSUMB and will be graduating next spring. Previously, I worked for Starbucks on and off for 4 years. When I heard about an opportunity to work for the school’s newspaper as Production Manager, I applied immediately. I am so excited to be able to use my knowledge of design to create the layout of the digital newspaper and make posts for Instagram. Outside of school and work, I enjoy hanging out with my boyfriend and going to plant nurseries, coffee shops, and breweries. I have a fascination with packaging and love collecting craft beer cans, in the future I want to pursue a career in this industry. My love for nature extends into my home where I love collecting and caring for unique plants.
Estrella McDanielAssistant Editor
This is my second semester working for the Lutrinae as the Assistant Editor. I am a Fourth Year Human Comminations major with a concentration in Journalism and Media Studies. Ever since I can remember, I’ve always loved to write; journalism became a passion of mine in High School, where I learned the true art of it. There are so many things you can do within Journalism, and that’s what I’ve always liked; not only will I be able to explore my passion through this paper, but I will also be able to learn more and expand my knowledge. When I’m not writing, I enjoy reading, going to the beach, hiking, and watching TV I’m a huge movie head. I’m from the central valley and was not prepared for the Monterey weather at all. I’ve immensely liked being at CSUMB and learning about everything I have to towards my major. I can only hope this will be an excellent experience for me; I can’t wait to be a part of this great team.
Maxwell TartagliaStaff Writer
I am currently a third year student at CSUMB. I joined The Lutrinae in my second year because it seemed like an exciting new experience to challenge myself as a writer. The role pushes me out of my comfort zone and engages me with events and coordinators on campus. My creative outlet has always been writing, but outside of that I like to cook, play games, travel, and generally just experience new things. Journalism has been an ongoing passion of mine. I love finding out how news works and what is in fact true, unbiased journalism. At the same time, the way a journalist or writing itself can empower others and tell stories of those who cannot speak for themselves.
Malia SavellaVisual Editor
I’ve been involved in journalism since 2018. I’ve written and edited for school newspapers, but my visual contributions are the ones I’m most proud of. Journalism not only speaks to the public through punchy headlines, but through attention-grabbing illustrations and photos. I joined the Lutrinae to engage with the CSUMB community through my art, and to find my place in journalism’s eternal quest for truth and public good. I’m a Bay Area native hoping to land a career in teaching. This is my fourth year at CSUMB, and I’ve enjoyed learning about elementary education through a civic justice lens. Art is my chief passion outside of school; I’ve spent my entire life making personal and professional visual art. I function primarily as a gouache painter, but also have experience in other traditional and digital mediums. Other hobbies of mine include bug-spotting, book-reading, guitar-playing, cat-petting, and sandwich-eating.
Sara GobetsFaculty adviser
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.