iPulse Staff

The Editorial Team

Editor-in-Chief

Kathryn Hubbard

Kathryn Hubbard is a senior majoring in multimedia journalism. She first became involved in iPulse her freshman year as the Copy Editor. Last year, Hubbard was one of the assistant editors and social media managers. Hubbard is also a member of the sorority Tri Sigma. Last spring, she interned at ESPN West Palm’s radio station 106.3 FM and worked at the Super Bowl LIV Halftime show in Miami.

Contact: khubbard2@email.lynn.edu

Managing Editor

Emily Christensen

Emily Christensen is a senior majoring in communication with a focus in journalism. She is currently interning at Ocean Drive Magazine, where she continues to pursue her dream of becoming a magazine journalist. In Christensen’s spare time, she works on her health and wellness blog, “Running on Empty.” When Christensen is not writing, she runs as a student-athlete on the cross country and track team at Lynn.

Assistant Editor

Caramia Valentin

Caramia Valentin is a sophomore majoring in Multimedia Journalism. Her experience in the field includes work at her local newspaper in North Carolina as a videographer, podcast and radio host, and journalist. With a focus on the environment and sustainability, Valentin dreams of one day writing for National Geographic. While not at Lynn, she spends her free time at the beach, writing, or listening to podcasts.


Head Web Coordinator

Louis Eisenberg

Louis Eisenberg is a junior majoring in multimedia journalism with a minor in photography. He is a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE), a Greek Organization on campus. Eisenberg was born and raised in Birmingham, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. Louis currently lives in sunny San Diego, Calif., where he loves to be outdoors, enjoying nature and documenting the world through a camera lens.

Web Coordinator

Federica Pezzana

Federica Pezzana is a digital art and design major and a marketing minor. She is a member of the Women’s Tennis Team at Lynn University, and she loves being active. Pezzana also works in the Office of Admission at Lynn University, and she recently became Student Ambassador Leader for the Social Media Team.

Social Media Managers

Gardith Desauguste

Gardith Desauguste is an advertising, social media, and public relations major. She is also a Marketing Manager for the Lynn chapter for the college magazine, Her Campus. She is known for her love of creativity and continuously dabbles in different forms of art.

Paulina Hoyos

Paulina Hoyos is a sophomore student majoring in public relations and advertising with a minor in marketing. Originally from Barranquilla, Colombia, One of Hoyos’ achievements is that she manages the social media of her family’s coffee company. She enjoys helping people in need and love to volunteer with foundations where their objectives are to help those in need.

Photographers

Wanda Francois

Wanda Francois is a senior studying biology. She is a passionate person and loves helping others in need. One of her favorite things to do during her spare time is taking photos and interviewing others. She is also in the Future Medical Provider Club at Lynn.

Genesis Morlabaez

Genesis Morlabaez is a first-year biology major. She became involved in iPulse at the beginning of her first year at Lynn as a photographer. Last year, Morlabaez had her photography exhibited at the Tampa Museum of Art, placed first in various photography competitions, and has also received a lump sum of cash for her valuable artwork. Morlabaez is a world traveler and enjoys capturing the beauty of the world through the lens of the camera.

Print Advertising Manager

Xavia Williams

Xavia Williams is a media studies and practice student. When she isn’t working hard in class or at the Center of Student Involvement, she’s entertaining fans from the College of Communication and Design radio room where she resides every Saturday afternoon as the executive producer and host of “Zay’s Variety Show!”

Web Advertising Manager

Nicholas Vannicola

Nicholas Vannicola is a sophomore at Lynn University, studying advertising, social media, & public relations, minoring in Marketing. Vannicola has managed to maintain a 4.0 GPA thus far and receive the Citizenship Project Award of Excellence during J-term.


Staff Writers

Ana Caovilla

Ana Caovilla is a junior from Brazil studying public relations and advertising. Caovilla has gained experience advertising for TedX Youth, fashion shows at her high school, and other college projects. She has worked as an assistant at University Events for over one year. She is now working with Pulse Agency and volunteering as a staff writer for iPulse and producing iPulse TV content.

Lucas Flotta

Lucas Flotta is a junior at Lynn University studying film & television. Born and raised in New Jersey, Flotta attended a private boarding high school and won the state championship for the tennis team every year. During his sophomore year, Flotta went undefeated during the spring tennis season, going 10-0 at numbers 5 and 6 singles.

Sophie Garza

Sophie Garza is a senior at Lynn University. She is a hospitality management major and has been on the Dean’s list for the past four semesters. Garza has interned for Fair Hills Dining Room as a hostess and as a waitress.

Claire McCabe

Claire McCabe is a senior majoring in advertising and public relations with a minor in journalism. In addition to academics, McCabe has had leadership opportunities on campus, such as being a part of the student government, held the advertising manager position for the iPulse Editorial team, and was a peer leader to the incoming freshman. Currently, she is interning as the Social Media Coordinator at BrandStar Agency.

Gretchen Lembcke Peña

Gretchen Lembcke Peña is a freshman student majoring in multimedia journalism. Originally from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Lembcke Peña is passionate about social injustice and wishes for everyone’s story to be heard. During her spare time, she works on her informational Instagram account, @alright.listen, where she informs people on undermined or unheard issues.

Andrew Saavedra

Andrew Saavedra is a junior majoring in visual art and design with a focus on visual media. Saavedra graduated high school as a member of the National Arts Honors Society studying visual art.

Colton Turner

Colton Turner is a junior and recent transfer at Lynn University, majoring in multimedia journalism. The son of a professional baseball player, he found his passion for journalism and hopes to have a career covering sports. From Kentucky originally, he has also lived in Del Rey, Pensacola, Alabama and Ohio.

Alexis Weisblum

Alexis Weisblum is a junior at studying communications. She is from New Jersey and moved to Florida to go to school. She has found a passion for communications and would love to go into social media management. Weisblum looks forward to graduating and working in the field of communications.


Faculty Advisors

Sabine Dantus

David Jaffe

Martin Phillips

Stefanie Powers 

Faculty Advertising Advisor

Gary Carlin

Faculty Design Support 

Andy Hirst

Faculty Web Support 

Frankie Mendez

Faculty Support 

Mike Arsenault

Robert Leigh 

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