The Editorial Team
Editor-in-Chief – Shawn Johnson
Shawn Johnson, a member of the 3.0 accelerated degree program, is a sophomore at Lynn University. Having grown up in Birmingham, Ala., Shawn established an unwavering love for college athletics in his youth. Wanting to connect his love for sports with his passion for writing, he has identified sports journalism as the ultimate goal of his academic endeavors at Lynn. As such, Shawn is a multimedia journalism major at Lynn. Within his collegiate interests, he hopes to follow in the footsteps of former Fighting Knight and current ESPN reporter Lisa Kerney. Outside of iPulse, Shawn is a contributing writer for the Palm Beach Post as well. Going into his second year, there is still much more in the tank for his career preparation at Lynn. Thankful for the opportunities he has received thus far, Shawn is eager to grow alongside his peers in the College of Communication and Design.
Editor-in-Chief – Kaitlyn Frame
Kaitlyn Frame, originally from Washington County, Pa., is a senior at Lynn in the 3.0 program, majoring in multimedia journalism. She has been involved in iPulse since the second semester of her freshman year and is a member of the Lynn Leadership Institution. She has also performed in Celebration of the Arts for the past two years, as well as other Lynn Drama productions including Cafe de Cave and Postcards from Paradise. Frame was a contributing student writer for the Palm Beach Post during the entirety of her sophomore year at Lynn and was lucky enough to have multiple articles published. Outside of school, she enjoys reading, traveling, photography, participating in musical theatre and playing multiple instruments including ukulele, guitar, piano and drums.
Editor-in-Chief – Hadassa Delhomme
Hadassa Delhomme is a sophomore at Lynn pursuing a degree in multimedia journalism. A Florida native, Delhomme originally found her love for writing while enrolled in a creative writing course in high school. Since then, Delhomme has pursued any opportunities that would help elevate her writing and leadership skills. In her short time here at Lynn, she has been fortunate to gain editorial experience through iPulse and also serves as a contributing writer to the Palm Beach Post. Outside of school, she carries a passion for music, community service and political activism. She strives to be able to live in a world with no barriers and as ever-changing as the world of journalism. Without a doubt, Delhomme has grown in short order, thanks to the experiences she has received at Lynn.
Assistant Editor – Matt Mazzamaro
Matt Mazzamaro is a senior multimedia journalism major in the 3.0 program. Due to his background, Mazzamaro is very passionate about sports, which he has been able to develop through practical experience at Lynn. For instance, he currently holds the titles of radio broadcaster and sideline reporter for Lynn’s athletic communications department. Mazzamaro’s on-camera charisma and love for both writing and sports is what drives and motivates him to keep working towards his goal of one day breaking into the world of professional sports broadcasting and journalism. With the countless opportunities he has received thus far, Mazzamaro is fully prepared to enter the world of communications come graduation in May. As he enters his final undergraduate year, he looks forward to continuing the iPulse legacy of success.
Graduate Assistant – Victoria Alvarez
Originally from Pembroke Pines, Fla., Victoria Alvarez graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s of arts in multimedia journalism in May 2017. Alvarez is now pursuing a master of science in communication and media practice at Lynn while serving as a graduate assistant for the College of Communication and Design. After working at beIN Sports as a production assistant this past summer, Alvarez hopes to take what she has learned to continue her career in the journalism industry.
Graduate Assistant – Christina Diabo
Christina Diabo graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s of arts degree in multimedia journalism from Lynn last May. Now as a graduate assistant in the College of Communication & Design, Diabo hopes to pursue a career involving her skills and talents in the broadcast journalism industry, hoping to report for the Golf Channel.
Graduate Assistant – Briana Randall
A cum laude graduate of the 2017 class, Briana Randall is continuing her education with a master’s in communication and media with a digital media specialization. Working as the administrative graduate assistant, Randall is the first to welcome students and visitors to the College of Communication and Design. Through her studies, she hopes to expand her skillsets as a correspondent and for future work in the television and media industry.
The Creative Team
Web Coordinator – Brian Martin
Brian Martin is a senior majoring in multimedia journalism with a minor in social media. Having been a part of iPulse since his freshman year, Martin has been in different positions such as assistant editor where he has had the opportunity to learn new skills that will benefit him in his future career. After graduation, Martin hopes to work in Los Angeles as an entertainment reporter covering industries such as video games and movies. This past summer, he had the opportunity to write for the Miami Herald and Rise News, covering local stories in the Coral Gables or South Miami area. He is also a nerd at heart, playing video games and reading comics in his spare time.
Social Media Manager – Ella Alston
Ella Alston, originally from Belleville, N.J., is a junior. She is currently majoring in multimedia journalism, calling the third floor of the library home until graduation. In regards to main writing interests, Alston absolutely loves to create editorials and anything related to beauty and/or fashion. Outside of school, most of her free time is spent searching for the latest trends in the fashion world. Also, she has interned for College Fashionista, allowing her to gain practical knowledge on the ever-growing social media aspect of journalism. All of her experiences have shaped her love for communications and iPulse. She looks forward to joining forces with the other members of the creative team.
Social Media Manager – Marcella Escudero
Marcella Escudero is in her second year of the 3.0 program, where she is majoring in advertising and public relations. Escudero was born in Los Angeles, but lived her whole life in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Even though she was raised by a family of doctors, Escudero found her passion in advertising and public relations. Escudero savors the opportunity of taking over as a social media manager, allowing her to prepare for her life beyond Lynn. As a result, she is striving to obtain as much knowledge as possible in the field and one day be well-known in the business. As the semester moves on, each experience will be entirely valuable for her as she prepares to begin her career soon.
Advertising Manager – Megan Selfridge
Megan Selfridge is a N.J. native now studying public relations and advertising. In her junior year, she joins the team of journalists in the iPulse newsroom to promote the publication in an unmatched fashion. Selfridge is also a resident assistant on campus and is additionally strongly affiliated with the Hannifan Center for Career Connections. Moving forward, Selfridge values the opportunity to build her working resume through iPulse. As well, she anticipates the connections she will undoubtedly make as the advertising manager, spreading the word on the articles the Lynn community has come to love.
Video Editor – Emily Galvin
Emily Galvin is a senior majoring in film and television. She has worked on multiple student productions, where she took on roles as editor, producer and cinematographer. Her wide array of interests have enabled her to cover various topics production. Along with her passion in film industry, she enjoys current events and journalism. As such, she is looking forward to collaborating with the others in the creative team and the editorial staff to ensure iPulse’s continued success. While the task is a challenge, Galvin is fully ready to tackle it head on, knowing the position will better her possibilities down the road. The coming semester will be an invaluable experience for Galvin and the entire creative team as a whole.
The Staff Writers
Hamed Al Khanjari
Faculty Advertising Advisor