Staff

Ashley Ramos (they/she)

Ashley Ramos (they/she)

Editor in Chief
Oversees the entire production of the publication

This is my last semester and as Bey said "I may be young but I'm ready"
Major: Journalism

Kevin

Kevin Caparoso (He/Him)

Managing Editor
Manages all of the desk editors and teams.

"In case you haven't noticed, I'm weird. I'm a weirdo. I don't fit it, and I don't... wanna fit in. Have you ever seen me without this stupid hat on? That's weird."
Major: Journalism

Gisele Robinett (she/her)

Gisele Robinett (she/her)

Creative Director
Oversees the print and online layout.

I like cats, cooking, and concerts.
Major: Journalism

Leila Nunez (she/her)

Leila Nunez (she/her)

Multimedia Managing Editor
Manages the publication’s multimedia teams which include photo, video, podcast, design and social.

Hello, my name is Leila Nunez and I am a first-year at CSULB and currently the multimedia managing editor at the Daily Forty-Niner. I'm honestly very passionate about learning new things and creating content for myself and the people around me. I enjoy movies and music, going out with friends, and of course, food!

Isabel Silagy (She/Her)

Isabel Silagy (She/Her)

Community Engagment Manager
Works in building the publication’s relationships with the communities they serve.

Isabel goes by she/her pronouns and oversees the interconnection between the publication and the CSULB community. She is obsessed with all things politics, and her claim to fame was meeting Logan Lerman at an Arctic Monkeys concert.
Major: Political Science

Ana Acosta (She/her)

Ana Acosta (She/her)

Cheif Copy Editor
Copy edits all the stories that are published

Ana's favorite things outside of editing and writing are being with friends, ballet, and sunset drives. She's also a big fan of oxford commas and really bad jokes!
Major: Journalism

Rosaura “Rosie” Montes (She/Her)

Rosaura “Rosie” Montes (She/Her)

Deputy Copy Editor

Hey loves! I'm Rosie, Deputy Copy Editor for the 49er. If you ever see me around campus, let's talk about movies and anime! I'm a dog trainer and love reciting quotes from "King of the Hill." Stay safe out there!
Major: Journalism

Lauren Ramirez (she/her)

Lauren Ramirez (she/her)

News Editor
Runs the News desk for the publication.

Hi! My name is Lauren and I'm the News Editor at the Daily Forty-Niner. I like going to concerts, making music playlists for my friends and collecting vinyl records. Some of my favorite artists are The Marias, Tame Impala, The Neighbourhood and Harry Styles. After graduating, I'd like to write for a music media publication and cover the music scene.
Major: Journalism

Hannah Shields (She/her)

Hannah Shields (She/her)

News Assistant
Assists the editor on the News desk.

I'm originally from New Mexico and moved to California in 2016. I transferred to CSULB from Fullerton College and joined the Daily 49er as a staff writer my first semester! In my (very limited) free time, I enjoy dancing, reading, and re-watching my favorite TV shows. Other than that, you'll catch me in the newsroom, drinking coffee, and working on assignments.
Major: Journalism | Minor: Political Science

Vincent Medina (he/him)

Vincent Medina (he/him)

News Assistant
Assists the editor on the News desk.

I'm enjoy writing hard-hitting and political news and I'm working towards my Bachelors Degree in journalism.
Major: Journalism

Christal Gaines-Emory (she/her)

Christal Gaines-Emory (she/her)

Arts Editor
Runs the Arts and Life desk for the publication.

Christal goes by she/her pronouns and runs the Arts and Life desk for the publication. Her artistic talents include pottery and floral design. She loves consuming all forms of art and is unusually good at winning at the claw machines.
Major: Journalism

Julissa Villalobos (she/her)

Arts Assistant
Assists the editor on the Arts & Life desk.

Major: journalism

Thomas Murray (he/him)

Thomas Murray (he/him)

Sports Editor
Runs the Sports desk for the publication.

Thomas goes by he/him pronouns and runs the Sports desk for the publication. He enjoys playing guitar and his favorite band of all-time is Blink 182. He owns a dachshund named Princess who says is the “bee’s knees.”
Major: Journalism

Matthew Brown (he/him)

Matthew Brown (he/him)

Sports Assistant
Assists the editor on the Sports desk.

Matthew goes by he/him pronouns and assists the editor on the Sports desk. He used to love going to TV show tapings and has been an audience member for “American Idol,” “America’s Got Talent,” “Little Big Shot” and “The Voice.”
Major: Journalism

Christina Merino (she/her)

Christina Merino (she/her)

Opinions Editor
Runs the Opinions desk for the publication.

Hi, I'm Christina, the opinions editor at the Daily Forty-Niner. This is my last semester at CSULB and I'm excited about the future. I would like to work for a local publication or fashion magazine like Vogue. Outside of the newsroom, I enjoy baking, trying new foods, and have recently taken up crocheting.
Major: Journalism

Jonathan Bigall (he/him)

Jonathan Bigall (he/him)

Opinions Assistant
Assists the Opinions desk for the publication.
Major: Journalism

Lillian Li (they/she)

Lillian Li (they/she)

Special Projects Coordinator
In charge of the special issue prints.

Lillian goes by she/they pronouns and is in charge of the special issue newspapers the publication produces. She enjoys listening to The 1975, playing video games and doesn’t think there is anything cooler than women with swords.
Major: Pre-production

Sebastian Perez (He/Him)

Sebastian Perez (He/Him)

Special Projects Assistant
Assists the editor on the Special Projects desk.

Last semester at Long Beach State. Planning to pursue fashion journalism afterwards.
Major: Journalism

Kristina Agresta (She/her)

Kristina Agresta (She/her)

Social Media Editor
Coordinates the social media for the publication.

Kristina Agresta is a passionate motorsport fan who you will find waking up early every Sunday to watch Formula 1 races. Outside of her work in the motorsport industry, Kristina finds herself spending time watching countless TV shows and hanging out with her family. Her favorite spot on campus is the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden.
Major: Journalism

Kaitlyn Rowell (She/her)

Kaitlyn Rowell (She/her)

PR Editor
Ensures the social media channels are on brand and assists with running the social channels.

Your friendly neighborhood short Filipina who isn’t pursuing a degree in STEM.
Major: Public relations

Krystal Ordonez (she/her)

Social Media Assistant
Assists with running the publications social media.

Krystal goes by she/her pronouns and helps the social team by designing posts. Her favorite pastimes include napping with her dog Jake and watching Studio Ghibli movies. She unfortunately likes pineapple on pizza and on teriyaki burgers.
Major: Fashion merch

Michael Carcano (He/Him)

Social Media Assistant
Assists with running the publications social media.

Major: Journalism

Eunice Barron (She/Her)

Eunice Barron (She/Her)

Design Assistant
Creates the newsletter

Hello, I'm Eunice and this is my last semester at CSULB. I am the current Graphic Assistant at the Daily 49er. I hope to become an entertainment or a lifestyle journalist either for a English or Spanish-speaking publication. One fun fact about me, is that I love reading about the royal families across the world especially the British royal family.
Major: Journalism

Cindy Aguilera (she/her)

Cindy Aguilera (she/her)

Podcast Editor
Host of Beach Weekly and oversees the podcast team.

I enjoy writing, reading and spending time outdoors. I plan to be a radio host and have my own successful morning show on the radio.
Major: Journalism

Cristian Vasquez (he/him)

Cristian Vasquez (he/him)

Podcast Assistant
Host of Beach Sports and assists the podcast team.

Major: Journalism

Aziza Gomez (she/her)

Aziza Gomez (she/her)

Podcast Assistant
Host of Artist Banter and assists the podcast team.

Major: Saxophone performance

Ulysses Villa (He/Him)

Photo Editor
In charge of all photography for the publication.

I am an aspiring photojournalist with a penchant for covering news.
Major: Journalism

reyn ou (they/them)

reyn ou (they/them)

Video Editor
Creates and edits videos for the publication.

reyn is a third-year ex-film major is who currently living their life as a journalism major. They have a complicated history with Coca-Cola cans and are contractually signed with Adobe Systems Incorporated until their death.
Major: Journalism

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