Ethic Alumni

Class of 2018

matt-k-alumnni-pic.jpgMatt Kristoffersen was the REV Editor-in-Chief and the Copy Editor for the 2017-18 school year. In addition to being the Editor-in-Chief, Matt played the Tenor Saxophone with the Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band at REV and the Redlands Fourth of July Band. Matt is currently a first year at Yale University and hopes to get his degree in History and eventually go to law school. At Yale, Matt is part of the Independent Party, the Yale Precision Marching Band and the Yale Daily News, where he writes primarily for the Science and Technology section. Matt credits ETHIC with giving him the goal of being a professional journalist in the future.

Tori alumni picVictoria Chung was the REV Managing Editor for 2017 – 2018. Victoria is currently attending the University of Southern California as a presidential scholar in the Honors College. As a chemistry major, her day consists of studying, trying to become a Grandmaster in Overwatch, eating stale pasta from the university cafeteria, and assisting in conducting research on the synthesis of O-H catalysts at the Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute. Victoria hopes to get her Ph.D in organic chemistry or biochemistry and continue her research career to find the cure to Hepatitis B through RNA splicing.

Dylan alum picDylan Miars was the 2017-2018 News Editor for ETHIC. In addition to this, he was REV’s National Honors Society Chairman and President, Stakeholder in the LCAP Advisory Committee, and Student Representative on the REV School Site Council, among other things. He now attends the University of California: Berkeley as a Gates Scholar with a Triple Major in Political Science, Global Studies, and Linguistics. Dylan is now currently a part of the Peer Review Board, a restorative justice committee for students in the UC system, in addition to consulting campaigns on educational policy for disadvantaged youth.

Class of 2017

img_7440Jonas Poggi was an Ethic News staff writer in 2015-2016 and the co-host and founder of Ethic Visual, which spurred the creation of Ethic Viewpoint in 2016-2017. On the Ethic Visual program, Poggi covered current events with fellow co-host Angel Conchas and on Ethic Viewpoint he discussed hot-button political issues with contributor Conner Wise. In high school, Poggi was captain of the Redlands East Valley Speech and Debate team from 2015-2017, a nationally ranked Parliamentary debater, a Mock Trial 2015 County Champion, and a Graduation Speaker for the Class of 2017. Poggi currently attends the University of La Verne, where he competes for their internationally accredited debate team while pursuing degrees in Political Science and Speech Communication. After completing his undergraduate studies, Poggi hopes to attend graduate school and eventually work on political campaigns.

img_7357Savanna Patino was the Arts & Entertainment editor for the 2016-2017 school year. She was also in honor court, CSF, the Colorguard captain at REV, East Valley Singers president, mixed show choir director, and Vice President of Kimberly Juniors. She currently attends University of California, Santa Barbara as a biology major.


img_3228Cameron Kroetz was the co-news editor for Ethic in the 2016-2017 year. He participated in the REV Marching Wildcats all four years of high school and held various leadership positions such as Brass Captain and Historian. Cameron was also the 2016 delegate for REV at the 79th Session of California Boys State where he further developed his interests in politics and campaigning. He is currently an undergraduate student at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana where he majors in political science and minors in anthropology and history, focusing in European affairs. At MSU he is the President of the College Democrats. He is also the Communications Director for the College Democrats of Montana. His experience in Ethic greatly improved his writing ability and his social media skills, contributing to his success in college.

Class of 2016

img_7354Layla Abbas served as the Co-Editor-in-Chief and Opinion Editor for Ethic’s inaugural year in 2015. She is grateful for her experience with Ethic, because it inspired her to pursue a career in journalism at the University of La Verne where she is now a senior. Layla serves as the Life Editor for La Verne’s college newspaper, the Campus Times, a staff writer for La Verne Magazine and a staff photographer for both publications. She learned lifelong lessons from her first and only year with Ethic that she still applies to her college studies. She learned the value of creating bold pieces that are outspoken in an influential way. Her experiences allowed her to appreciate journalism and the determination required to be a journalist. She encourages everyone to join to improve individual writing skills, grow as a person and become part of the Ethic family. She says anyone can be a writer as long as they are driven and passionate. She will always remember her time in the Ethic newsroom and will continue to share lessons she learns in college with the Ethic class.

IMG_4020Madeline Chung was the 2015-2016 Co-Editor-in-Chief and Features Editor for Ethic News. Maddie was an honors student, leader, and athlete during her time at Redland East Valley, with involvement in Math Club, Key Club, Interact Club, CSF, Cross Country, and Track. Her high school summers were spent further fulfilling her intellectual curiosity at the University of Nevada, Reno and UC Davis, where she studied psychology, economics, human/veterinary medicine, and immunology/pathology. Today, Madeline is pursuing a faith-based education at Pacific Union College, a Christian liberal arts university in Napa Valley, California as a Biology major. She participates in collegiate-level cross country and continues to be an active leader in her community, working as a Biology Teaching Assistant, Biology and Chemistry tutor, and Student Ambassador, and LifeGroup Leader, all roles where she has been engaging closely with the incoming freshman as an upperclassman academic, social, and spiritual mentor. Maddie is still active in Journalism at PUC, writing for the Campus Chronicle, and she attributes her successes as a writer and student leader to her amazing experience in Ethic News.

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Joshua Nuesca was the 2015-2016 Layout Editor for Ethic. He was responsible for the production of the first magazines for the newsgroup and dedicated a lot of his time to design and writing articles for the online edition. During his senior year in high school, he served as the District Governor for California-Nevada-Hawai’i Key Club and represented the interests of 42,000 members to other organizations. Joshua now studies Data Science and Environmental Economics & Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. He still remains involved in journalism at as the Development Manager at the Daily Californian, supporting the nation’s largest and oldest student-run news organization. Joshua also remains involved as a Resident Assistant and the Vice President of Administration for his business fraternity, Pi Sigma Epsilon. He looks forward to serving as a resource to aspiring Golden Bears and to those who are interested in journalism, data analytics, or business. Though his time at Ethic is over, Joshua credits many lessons learned during his tenure to his successes today and in the future.

Annie Delgado was the managing editor and news editor during the 2015-2016 school year. Besides being involved in Ethic, she also participated in the Wind Ensemble, Link Crew, One Club, and was a three sport athlete participating in cross country, track and field, and soccer. She currently attends the University of California, Riverside pursuing degrees in History (with a concentration in United States history) and Political Science. At UCR she is involved in CALPIRG, serves as the Internal Vice President of iGNiTE, and plays the clarinet in the concert band. She also volunteers at the Riverside Metropolitan Museum. She hopes to pursue a Master’s and PhD in history after graduating and eventually become a professor. She credits Ethic with improving her writing skills, and creating lasting friendships which have benefitted her in college. She will forever be thankful to Ethic for the opportunities and memories it provided her with.

img_2213.jpgRyan Aranda was the 2015-2016 Ethic sports editor. While at Redlands East Valley, Ryan was a member of the California Scholarship Federation and the school’s basketball team. Some of his basketball achievements at REV include being selected as a team co-captain for three out of his four years, a member of the San Bernardino County All-Star team (‘16), All-Citrus Belt League Team (‘16), and the 2016 CBL championship team. Ryan is currently attending the University of California, Riverside under a psychology major and history minor, on pace to graduate this upcoming summer of 2019. Ryan is also a basketball coach, president and founder for a nonprofit organization based out of Redlands, CA, “School of Hard Knocks Basketball,” a travel basketball program which looks to help young student-athletes improve on the basketball court, as well as in the classroom. He plans to one day have a career in sports psychology and coach high school basketball. He thanks Ethic for the many memories, friends, and skills that he gained from being a part of the club for its first year and wishes the best of luck to all of its present and future members.

IMG_3473Bella was a writer for Ethic during the 2015-2016 school year.  Aside from being involved in Ethic her senior year, Bella was a Varsity Song member, ASB executive vice president, a Link Crew leader, a member of CSF, and was in various honors and AP classes.  She also danced competitively outside of school with a studio.  Now, she attends the University of Oregon as a junior, Bella is pursuing a journalism major with a focus in public relations and a creative writing minor.  At the U of O, she is a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta Alpha Xi chapter and the assistant coach for Jam Squad, a club hip hop team.  Bella also works as a student event coordinator at the University’s Parent and Family Programs. One day, she hopes to publish and illustrate her own children’s book and dedicate it to her little brother.  Bella enjoys hanging out with friends, painting, listening to music and attending concerts, and dancing as often as she can. Bella is so grateful for being a member of Ethic News, and is proud to say that she will continue her writing career in the future.

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