iPulse Staff

The Editorial Team

Gretchen Lembcke-pena

Gretchen Lembcke-Pena is a junior majoring in multimedia journalism and minoring in public relations. Originally from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Lembcke-Pena is an avid reader and a passionate writer. She has been a contributing writer for iPulse for the past two years. During her free time, Lembcke-Pena enjoys video games, skateboarding, and spending hours on her Kindle.

Manuel Baez

Manuel Baez is a junior, majoring in communication. Born and raised in Santiago, Dominican Republic, Baez aims to become a social media manager and consultant after graduation. Baez’s passion lies in music and spending his free time listening to music of all genres and languages.

Sydney Burke

Sydney Burke is a junior studying multimedia journalism. Originally from Natick, Massachusetts, Burke moved to Florida for college to pursue a career in sports broadcasting. She discovered her love for journalism in high school and became the anchor for her school news station from 2018-2020.

Cecilia Diaz

Cecilia Diaz is a senior studying communication with a minor in advertising. She is a member of the women’s swim team and creates content for their Instagram account. Using her creativity, she uses a graphic design platform called Canva, where she makes social media visuals which have helped her gain more skills and experience. Diaz has two younger siblings and a dog named Chica. She loves spending time at the beach and taking pictures in her spare time.

Staff Writers

Gabrielle Drobot

Gabrielle Drobot is a sophomore at Lynn University studying Public Relations and Advertising with a minor in journalism. Drobot is an intern for a nonprofit organization, The Bail Project, where she is assigned to client storytelling. In her free time, Drobot enjoys spending time with friends, going to the beach and planning her future. Drobot will graduate a year early from Lynn University, in May 2024.

Rebecca Glazer

Rebecca Glazer is a junior majoring in advertising and public relations, with hopes of becoming a public relations associate for the New York Rangers. Glazer was born and raised in Long Island, New York, and grew up doing gymnastics until her career was ended  due to back surgery. Aside from trying to find an internship, Glazer enjoys hanging out with friends, shopping, and going to the beach.

Kayla Jovel

Kayla Jovel is a junior at Lynn University, majoring in advertising and public relations with a minor in criminal justice in the accelerated degree program. Born and raised in South Florida, Jovel has taken an interest in the world of communication and has gained experience working with in-class clients creating marketing and PR strategies. During her free time, Jovel enjoys listening to music, watching movies, and spending time with her loved ones. Jovel is due to graduate from Lynn in the Spring of 2024.

Luca Robinson

Luca Robinson, a senior, is majoring in public relations major but plans to transition to the music industry post graduation. Robinson is very excited to become an A&R for a record label. Robinson loves classical music, travelling and going to the beach and tropical places. She has a kitten, Pluto, whom she adores and named after the song Pluto Projector.

Javiera Sarmiento

Javiera Sarmiento is a sophomore majoring in advertising and public relations. Sarmiento was born and raised in Guayaquil, Ecuador, where she attended an American international school and was a part of the National Honor Society during her high school years.  She has always been passionate about community service and promoting important causes by creating advertisements and raising awareness via social media. 

Casey Simon

Originally from Philadelphia, Casey Simon is a junior studying film production, with plans to graduate in 2024. As president of the fraternity Alpha Phi Delta as and a hard worker in the classroom, Mr. Simon has won awards for his leadership and academic skills, including a shining star award, Order Of Omega, four-time Dean’s list selectee, and Lynn University and Aplha Phi Delta scholarship recipient. With a passion for editing and scriptwriting, Mr. Simon thrives to make his teammates and himself better at every level.

Xamantha Del Valle

Xamantha Del Valle is a senior, studying multimedia journalism with a minor in photography. She can usually be found exploring with her camera or inside reading. Del Valle is a West Palm Beach native and loves living in South Florida. She is a frequent visitor at the beach, where she often brings her husky.

Delaney Gould

Delaney Gould is a senior at Lynn University, majoring in media studies & practice, with minors in journalism and illustration. Gould has been a staff writer for the Lynn iPulse since her sophomore year and has loved writing on the topic of fitness at Lynn. Aside from her work with iPulse, Gould is a member of the Women’s Lacrosse team at Lynn as well as a student worker for the Office of Career and Alumni Connections.  She looks forward to continuing her contributions to the thriving media outlet.

Faculty Advisors

Timea Varga

Martin Phillips

Stefanie Powers 

Faculty Advertising Advisor

Gary Carlin

Faculty Web & Design Support 

Andy Hirst

Faculty Support 

Mike Arsenault

Robert Leigh 

Jahzeel Ramos

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