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2018-2019 Staff

Kayli Sandoval


Senior Editor-in-Chief Kayli Sandoval is currently in her fourth year of UC High’s Journalism Program. She loves working for The Commander and plans to pursue a career in the journalism world. She’d love to become a sports...

Mina Orlic


This 2018-2019 school year marks Junior Mina Orlic’s third year as a journalism student. Now Editor-in-Chief, she hopes to use her passion and knowledge of journalism to further improve the Commander. Mina is interested in all...

Jenna Harper

Features Editor

Jenna Harper is the Features Editor for the Commander this year, and a junior here at UC High. She plays on our Varsity Water Polo Team as well as partakes in the Swim Team. She hopes to attend UC Santa Barbara after graduating...

Emma Truchan

Sports Editor

Sophomore Emma Truchan is excited to be a Sports Editor in her second year of Journalism at UC High. Playing on her school’s JV Volleyball Team, Emma is passionate about high school sports and is thrilled to be able to help ...

Kate Wiggins

Sports Editor

Sophomore Kate Wiggins is a second year journalism student who is excited to see what challenges and successes being a Sports Editor will bring her. Although Kate is an editor for the sports page, she loves to write features. Be...

Luke Minnick

News Editor

Luke Minnick is a junior at UC High and has been on the Commander for three years. This year, he is a News Editor. He is on Varsity Beach Volleyball, Basketball and Indoor Volleyball.

Inigo Lintag

News Editor

Inigo is a junior at UC High and a second year Journalism Club member. Inigo is an avid runner and is also part of the UC High Track and Field and Cross Country Teams. He also enjoys volunteering on weekends with organizations ...

Jessica Rivera

Opinions Editor

Jessica Rivera is a senior and first year Journalism student. She plans to major in Psychology and minor in Creative Writing. She has been writing poetry and prose for six years. Jessica is also a musician and swimmer....

Elaina Martin

Opinions Editor

Elaina Martin is a sophomore here at UC High, and Opinions Editor for the Commander. She loves Journalism and is so glad to be able to be on its team of incredibly dynamic writers for a second year. When she isn’t slaving ov...

Shauna Whitney

Photo Editor

Shauna Whitney is a senior and first year Journalism student. She hopes to attend San Diego State University in the upcoming fall semester as a Kinesiology major. She plays field hockey at UC High and plans to play club in the f...

Dillon Carr

Staff Writer

Dillon Carr has been in Journalism for two years now. Dillon is an outdoorsman. He likes to spend time in the wilderness. Dillon’s absolutely dream job is to be a Marine Corps Infantryman. Dillon spends his off time either shoo...

Marla Giordano

Staff Writer

Marla Giordano is a senior and first year student in the Journalism Program. She is very outgoing and she loves to bake and play field hockey. She plans on majoring in Baking and Pastry Arts and on playing field hockey in college.

Summer Ingalls

Staff Writer

Summer Ingalls is a sophomore here at UC High and is currently in her second year of  Journalism, a class she adores! Summer loves creative writing, art, and photography. She is looking forward to staying in Journalism all th...

Audrey Hancock

Staff Writer

Senior Audrey Hancock is in her third year writing for the UC Commander. She enjoys any interesting type of article that is thrown at her. She believes you can pursue anything if you put your mind to it and that you should never be afraid to try new things. Audrey jo...

Julie Whitehill

Staff Writer

Julie Whitehill is a junior at UC High and is excited to participate in her second year of Journalism. She has always had a passion for writing and reading books by her favorite author, Roald Dahl. She also enjoys playing guitar,...

Julia Moyer

Staff Writer

This is Julia Moyer’s second year in Journalism. Julia is so glad that she took this class and she really enjoys writing for The Commander. A fun fact about Julia is that she loves to travel. She hopes to one day travel to her...

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