Jasmine is a junior triple major in Political Science, Journalism, and Honors Humanities at Azusa Pacific University. Originally from Torrance, California, Jasmine aspires to use her political knowledge and background in journalism to continue to provide insight into differing points of view in our divisive political climate. Any time she gets a free moment you can find her catching up on the latest political news or binge watching Friends or anything on Disney+.
Anna graduated from Azusa Pacific with a B.A. in journalism and is currently working towards an M.A. in English at the university. She has a profound interest in creative non-fiction writing, the inner-functionings of Joan Didion's mind and Lev Tolstoy's literature.
Brandon Gonzales is a senior studying journalism, biblical studies and theology. He enjoys writing, creating music and is always up for a three-hour long, theological discussion.
Charissa is a Senior Journalism and Honors Humanities major. She loves journalism because it gives a voice to others through storytelling. In addition to being a storyteller, Charissa loves to sing, read books and explore the world. Along with her position as Editor-in-Chief, Charissa has worked for The Story Exchange and L.A. Style Magazine as an intern. She has been working for Zu Media since her sophomore year and truly enjoys working with her fellow journalism students. Feel free to contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Candelario (or Candy) Plascencia is a senior majoring in journalism with a minor in public relations. He is from Indio, California, and hopes to move to San Fransisco or Los Angeles after he graduates. Along with working with ZU Media, Candy also serves as a Resident Advisor here at Azusa Pacific University. Candy also just wrapped an internship with L.A. STYLE Magazine. With a passion for reporting, he one day hopes to write for a gaming magazine or be a social media manager. He enjoys gaming, drinking coffee, being with loved ones, and cooking/baking. Feel free to contact him at email@example.com or by sending him a direct message on Instagram.
Jordan is a journalism major with a concentration in sports. Along with writing for ZUMedia, Jordan is also a sports contributor for the Monrovia Weekly, and he continues to work on his own personal blog which is called Sports Talk with Jay.
Kane Casillas is an aspiring Journalist who has been a part of ZU Media for almost a year. He has been a Disc Jockey at Kauai's FM97 Radio for three summers and is a Journalism and Honors Humanities major at Azusa Pacific University. On top of his journalistic endeavors, Kane is a creative writer, winning multiple high school awards in the state of Hawaii for Short Stories, Poetry, and Playwriting. He also has published three anthologies with his high school, in which he was Editor In Chief.
Kaitlyn is a senior journalism and acting for the stage and screen double-major at APU. Reading and telling stories has been something she's treasured since she was a kid (she was the girl who preferred reading Magic Treehouse over running around a playground, if you catch my drift). She currently works as a freelance writer for Houstonia Magazine, a local publication in Houston, Texas where she was born and raised, a staff writer at GREY Journal, and the lifestyle editor here at ZU Media. When she's not typing away, she loves reading an entire book in a single sitting (nothing has changed since the playground), or listening to True Crime podcasts.
Originally from Denver, Colorado, Reid is a senior sports journalism major. This is Reid’s first year being on ZU Media staff as an Executive Producer for both ZU TV and ZU Radio/Podcast. Reid currently works in a part-time role for CBS Los Angeles in Studio City as a production assistant in the sports department. Reid previously worked as a student assistant in the sports information department at Azusa Pacific and is the voice of many Cougar athletic teams including APU baseball. Reid was the voice of the Bismarck Larks in the Northwoods Collegiate Baseball League during the summer of 2019, calling over 70 games. He plans on continuing to write and broadcast throughout his final year at Azusa Pacific before hopefully jumping into a full-time role in broadcast media, or production.
With a love for storytelling and video-making, Sarah is a senior journalism major graduating in May 2021.