Editorial Staff

Daily Titan Editorial
College Park Building,
CSU Fullerton 2600 E. Nutwood Ave.,
Suite 670 Fullerton,
CA 92831-3110

Mission statement

The Daily Titan is dedicated to covering local and campus events. We strive to be accurate, non-biased and as thorough as possible.

Rudy Chinchilla – Editor-in-Chief
editorinchief@dailytitan.com | (657) 278-5815
Rudy is the Daily Titan editor-in-chief. He is a journalism major and an RTVF minor. Rudy has a passion for news and sports. His favorite sports are soccer and mixed martial arts, and his favorite teams include FC Barcelona, Everton FC and the Los Angeles Galaxy.
Zack Johnston – Managing Editor
Zack is a junior majoring in journalism. This is his first semester as the Managing Editor. He has also served as the Opinion Editor, the Arts & Entertainment Editor and the Arts & Entertainment Assistant.
Micah Augimeri-Lee – News Editor
news@dailytitan.com | (657) 278-4415
Jason Rochlin Jason Rochlin – News Assistant
Jillian Salas – News Assistant
Jillian is in her second to last semester at Cal State Fullerton. Her emphasis is broadcast journalism but has a deep love for print. Her main two hobbies are online shopping and looking at makeup tutorials on YouTube. If you ever visit the Yard House in Chino Hills, she will be more than happy to serve you a drink.
Gerard Avelino – News Assistant
Gerard has been in college for way too long. He has been a fixture in several college newsrooms since his first semester nine years ago, eventually making his way to the Daily Titan in 2015 as News Editor. He practices journalism as a hobby, but is studying to become a professor of linguistics. Born and raised in the Philippines, Gerard has a fascination with European and Central Asian pop music, world cuisines, science fiction, languages, technology and travel. His current dream is to be able to properly pronounce the name of the Welsh town Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogo­goch.
Veronica Felipe Veronica Felipe – Features Editor
Veronica is a fourth-year Journalism major. She is a transfer student from College of the Sequoias. Prior to joining the Daily Titan, she was a senior reporter for The Campus Newspaper. She enjoys feature stories because she feels they add personality to newspapers. News may sell a paper, but personality keeps ‘em coming back.
Kaleb Stewart – Features Assistant
Kaleb Stewart is a communications major and an assistant for The Daily Titan. He spends most of his free time keeping his GPA up while finding that spare hour or so to watch “Friends” with his girlfriend. Fun Fact: Kaleb Stewart likes fact-checking. He dislikes writing bios.
Emily Dieckman – Features Assistant
Em Dieckman is going into her third year at Cal State Fullerton as a journalism major and a philosophy minor. This is her first semester with the Daily Titan. She hopes to someday travel the world and tell people’s stories through writing. She also enjoys singing songs, reading books and asking too many questions.
Alan_Bernal Alan Bernal – Opinion Editor
Alan is a journalism major in his last semester at CSUF. His interests lie in tech, gaming, sports, politics and cat gifs. Returning to the Daily Titan, Alan filters and tidies daily rants and obscenities as the Opinions Editor. He follows the Los Angeles Kings, a bevy of NBA teams, Real Madrid, Cloud9, the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Fullerton Titans.
Rishu Bhardwaj Rishu Bhardwaj – Opinion Assistant
Rishu Bhardwaj is a 3rd year English major and a computer science minor. He enjoys watching movies like Annie Hall, (500) Days of Summer, Barton Fink and The Big Lebowski. He also likes reading stories by Paul Auster, J.D. Salinger and Thomas Pynchon. This is his first semester in the Daily Titan as an Opinion Editor Assistant. In his spare time he works at Starbucks.
Cody Gion – Opinion Assistant
Cody is a freshman majoring in journalism. He is a very passionate and determined student. His hobbies include playing basketball, football, nerding out and pursuing knowledge. BIG Disney fan.
Angie Perez – Arts & Entertainment Editor
Angie is a senior at CSUF and has remained a Titan throughout her entire college career. She is looking forward to graduating in Spring 2016 with a B.A in Print Journalism and minor in English. Angie plans to pursue a career as a journalist in the music industry and hopes to land a job working for a hip-hop publication. Angie enjoys going to concerts and shows, and anyone who can put her on dope quality music. She’s also a sales associate at Vans.
Jayna_Gavieres Jayna Gavieres – Arts & Entertainment Assistant
Jayna is double majoring in interpersonal communications and journalism. She loves food and enjoys discovering new places to eat and things to try. Her hobbies include photography and watching films. This is her first semester at CSUF and first semester on the Daily Titan.
Ryan_Porter Ryan Porter – Sports Editor
sports@dailytitan.com | (657) 278-3149
Ryan Porter is a sports editor at the Daily Titan. He grew up and went to school in El Segundo where he played football and baseball. Currently, he is in his third year at Cal State Fullerton as a broadcast journalism major and geology minor. On the side, he dabbles in photography, traveling, and binge-watching Netflix episodes.
Aaron Valdez – Sports Editor
sports@dailytitan.com | (657) 278-3149
Grew up Whittier, CA. Graduated from Los Altos High School in Hacienda Heights, CA and Rio Hondo College with a Associates Degree in Journalism. Played soccer competitively for most of his life, but enjoys all sports and is a die-hard L.A. sports fan. Also likes to basketball, video games, watching movies and hanging out with friends.
Hayley M. Slye – Sports Assistant
Hayley is a fifth-year journalism and history student, focusing on sports writing and American history. She is in her second semester as an assistant editor and her first semester as a sports editor. A longtime fan of the San Francisco Giants, her prized possession is a hat she received at the first game ever played at Pac Bell Park in San Francisco.
Brandon Ross – Sports Assistant
Brandon Ross is an Assistant Sports Editor for The Daily Titan. He is currently a junior majoring in Communications-Print Journalism (Class of 2017). On his spare time he loves watching and playing sports, hanging out with loved ones, listening to music (He loves old school rap. Nas, Dr.Dre, etc.), and traveling.
Liz_Luevano Lizeth Luevano – Layout Editor
Liz is a senior print journalism major. This is her third semester at the Daily Titan, and her second semester as Layout editor. She particularly likes writing Features articles and hopes to work for a magazine after graduation. During her free time she enjoys drinking coffee, going to the beach or watching Monday Night Raw.
Chris Sheats – Layout Assistant
Christopher is a Communications major who enjoys writing sports articles, mainly basketball. His favorite team is the Chicago Bulls and he hopes to write for EPSN one day. He enjoys hanging out with friends, playing basketball, ultimate frisbee, and video games. Huge MARVEL fan. Also enjoys listening to different genres of music … except country.
Reed Flores – Layout Assistant
Reed Flores is a Theatre Major with an emphasis in Directing, and a minor in Asian American Studies. This is his first semester at the Daily Titan, as a layout assistant. He aspires to open up an Asian American Theatre Group, with its own accompanying newsletter. One day, he hopes to be Miss America and travel the world, spreading peace and lasagna.
Patrick_Do Patrick Do – Photo Editor
Yunuen Bonaparte – Photo Assistant
Yunuen Bonaparte is an aspiring photojournalist. Born in Mexico, she moved to the United States at the age of 12, as an undocumented immigrant. Despite the adversity, she found her passion for photography. As a photojournalist, she hopes to tell the stories of the many immigrants in this country. She served as Photo Editor for the Daily Titan on Fall 2015, and now she is the Photo Director for Tusk Magazine at Cal State Fullerton. Her dream is to one day become a Magnum Photos member and photograph Latin America.
Natalie Goldstien – Illustrator
Clayton_Wong Clayton Wong – Copy Editor
Clayton is the master of many things: copy editing, dog whispering, musical instruments and random tidbits of knowledge (i.e. ice cube trays). This is his second semester as Copy Editor and has quickly made the Daily Titan newsroom his home.
Woaria Rashid  – Copy Assistant
As a fourth year journalism student, Woaria aspires to use the knowledge she’s acquired in writing and storytelling to tell the stories of others. She will one day travel the world to immerse herself in different cultures. During her downtime, Woaria likes to watch documentaries or teach herself new skills, whether it be cooking a new recipe or practicing an instrument.
Vivian Pham – Copy Assistant
Vivian is a senior majoring in journalism with a minor in radio-TV-film. Last semester, she was a features assistant, but now she is a copy assistant and staff writer. In her free time she enjoys swimming, reading and traveling the world. Her favorite authors include Khaled Hosseini and Ernest Hemingway.
Frances Luthy – Multimedia Editor
Frances Luthy is a multimedia fairy in her senior year majoring in Radio/TV/Film, birthed from years of binge watching Netflix and YouTube videos. She exists solely on sushi, Red Vines and Peter Pan references. She aspires to one day rule the world with her media prowess.
Jesse Lima – Multimedia Assistant
Jesse Lime is the Multimedia Assistant and a freshman from Henderson, Nevada pursuing a degree in Journalism. He attended Foothill High School and was awarded the #1 Sports news writer and #1 Sports layout designer at the Las Vegas Review Journal Awards during his junior and senior year. Jesse played soccer competitively for most of his life and also was a state-runner in Track and Field in the state of Nevada. Jesse enjoys anything that has to do with sports, as his dream is to work for ESPN down the road.
Gino Riccardi – Social Media Editor
Gino Riccardi is the Social Media Editor at Daily Titan. He is in his senior year as an English major and his hobbies include music, yoga, and winning arguments wherein he could easily be wrong. He has also been an Assistant Opinion Editor as he is highly opinionated.