Meet the Staff

Katie Ward, Editor in Chief

Year / Area of Study: Class of 2021 mechanical engineering major, media studies minor

Hometown: Mount Laurel, NJ

Year / Area of Study: Class of 2022 English major 

Hometown: Dallas, Texas

Likes: The Dallas Cowboys (America’s team), iced coffee, that one episode of Phineas and Ferb where Candice gets squirrels in her pants, and throwing dodgeballs at important people


Emily Prendergast, News Editor

Year / Area of Study: Class of 2020 International business major, Hispanic studies minor

Hometown: Frederick, MD

Likes: Washington Capitals, New Girl, lakes, trying new food, and traveling the world.


Noelia Veras, Arts and Entertainment Editor 

Year / Area of Study: Class of 2022 media and communications major with a double major in Spanish for international service

Hometown: Orlando, Florida

Likes: Bon Iver, Ice cream, soup, and Studio Ghibli and Tim Burton films.


Jared Prenda, Sports Editor

Year / Area of Study: Class of 2020 marketing major

Hometown: West Greenwich,  Rhode Island

Likes: Tottenham Hotspurs, playing golf, Barstool, and the great state of Rhode Island.


Jessica Fetrow, Politics Editor 

Year / Area of Study: Class of 2021 Media and Communication Studies 

Hometown: Morristown, New Jersey

Likes: Dunkin’ Donuts iced coffee, exploring the city, and powerful women.


Theresa Whitfield, Copy Editor

Year / Area of Study: Class of 2022 English major, intelligence certificate

Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona

Likes: Breaking Bad, candy, and being silly with The Tower staff

 

 

 


Renee Rasmussen, Copy Editor

Year / Area of Study: Class of 2023 Secondary English Education major

Hometown: Bakersfield, California

Likes: Los Angeles Angels, turtles, fancy journals I never use, and long runs in the morning

 

 

 


Catherine O’Grady, Abroad Editor

Year / Area of Study: Class of 2022 English major, entrepreneurship minor

Hometown: Rockford, Illinois

Likes: The Cubs, succulents, overpriced iced lattes, and people who don’t clap at the end of movies.