Jess JohnsonEditor in Chief
Hi 🙂 My name is Jessica Johnson and I am the Editor in Chief! I’m from Albany, New York and I’m a senior, double majoring in multimedia journalism and tv/video production with a minor in public relations. I am also the Treasurer and Diversity Coordinator of Theta Alpha Lambda. After graduation, I’m hoping to go to graduate school in the U.K. My aspirations include becoming a travel journalist or a foreign correspondent. Being a part of Cardinal Points the past few semesters has pushed me to become a better writer, produce better content and comprehension, and helped me grow as a student. In my free time I love creative writing, filming, photography, reading and hanging out with friends. My favorite films include Matilda, Coraline and Can’t Buy Me Love, and my favorite novel is The Crucible.
Alexa DumasOpinions Editor
Hello! My name is Alexa Dumas and I am the Opinions Editor for Cardinal Points! I am a freshman, majoring in English literature and minoring in journalism. I am from Jefferson, NY, which is a very small town in Schoharie County. After Plattsburgh, I hope to attend graduate school for Library Science in the future. My goal is to become a public librarian in the Adirondacks, or across the lake in Vermont. This is my second semester working for Cardinal Points and I am excited to grow as an editor and writer. CP has allowed me to leave my comfort zone while reporting, which has strengthened my writing. In my free time, I enjoy reading, arts and crafts, watching movies, and listening to Broadway musicals!
Natalie St. DenisAssociate Opinions Editor
Hi, I’m Natalie St. Denis! I’m the Associate Opinions Editor for Cardinal Points. I’m a freshman majoring in Journalism. I’m from Burnt Hills, New York. This is my second semester on the Cardinal Points staff and I’m thrilled to continue to learn and grow my skills. In the future, I hope to work in the journalism field at a job I’m passionate about and get to travel around the world more. I’ve been to eight different countries. One of my favorite places I’ve been is Amsterdam, The Netherlands. I dream of living there one day! In my free time I also enjoy going to concerts with friends and collecting vinyl records. I like many different genres but some of my favorite artists are The Neighbourhood, Oasis, The 1975, BROCKHAMPTON, and Cage the Elephant. I’ve always been passionate about writing and fun fact: one of my tattoos relates to my love for writing!
Alana PennyFUSE/Managing Editor
Hi, my name is Alana Penny and I am the managing editor and the FUSE section editor! I’m a junior magazine journalism major from Anchorage, Alaska. I have been writing for CP since my freshman year and I’ve learned so much about writing and met so many great people. I love working for the newspaper because I get to learn about so many events, organizations and people in the SUNY Plattsburgh community. In my free time I like to paint, crochet, read and spend time outside.
Adeeb ChowdhuryAssociate FUSE Editor
Hey, everyone! My name is Adeeb Chowdhury and I’m the Associate FUSE Editor for Cardinal Points. I’m currently a freshman and a Political Science major. I’m from Bangladesh, but I did junior year in Seattle as an exchange student. I loved living in the U.S. so much that I absolutely can’t wait to come back! I hope to go to law school after graduating and specialize in corporate law. My other interests include hip-hop music (listening, reviewing, and writing), streetwear fashion, and debate. Some of my favorite musicians include Kendrick Lamar, Grimes, Kid Cudi, Kanye West, and Charli XCX. My role models in fashion and streetwear include Jonah Hill, Rina Sawayama, Tyler the Creator, and Krishen Rishayat. I’ve also always loved writing, and I’m so grateful to Cardinal Points for giving me a chance to keep doing that.
Heaven LongoPR Manager
Hi! My name is Heaven Longo and I am our Public Relations Manager! I’m from Syracuse, New York and I’m a senior, double majoring in multimedia journalism and public relations with a minor in social justice. I am the Editor in Chief of Plattsburgh’s student run magazine DoNorth and PR chair for the Public Relations Student Society of America and Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society. After I graduate this May, I will be moving onto my graduate studies at either R.I.T. or Syracuse University. In my free time I love creative writing, reading and hanging out with friends. My favorite series include Harry Potter Series and The Chronicles of Narnia and my favorite novels belong in the Nicholas Sparks’s Collection. Some of my favorite autobiographies are Lucky by Alice Sebold, Unbecoming: A Memoir of Disobedience by Anuradha Bhagwati and A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah.
Olivia BousquetCo-News Editor
Hi, my name is Olivia Bousquet! I am the Co-News Editor. I am excited to work with many amazing writers and creators to bring news and content to SUNY Plattsburgh students. Cardinal Points is a great outlet to becoming a better writer and communicator. I am from Peru, New York, which makes me a local to these parts. I am a junior, double majoring in multimedia journalism and public relations. I am also on the committee for Shine On! My goals for the future is to work somewhere I love, whether that’s in a newsroom or for a public relations company. When I’m not busy with school, I love to travel and hike. One of my favorite places I’ve visited was Maui, Hawaii! I enjoy spending time with friends, buying plants, writing and reading. My all-time favorite author is Dan Brown.
Sareem JabbarMultimedia/Associate Graphics Editor
Hello! I’m the multimedia editor and associate graphics editor for Cardinal Points! I’m from Nassau County on Long Island and grew up in Queens, as well. At Plattsburgh, I’m a Studio Art major with a double concentration in Graphic Design and Photography. I probably will also go for my masters degree in teaching after graduating from here. Fun CP fact, I started as the lead graphics editor, but grew to love multimedia, so I chose to focus on that! Being a part of Cardinal Points has been amazing for me. It allows me to always be working on fun and new projects and art. Working with the team is such a pleasure, too. Some hobbies of mine include playing and making music, creating art, and film making. All my hobbies have contributed in some way to what I do for Cardinal Points.
Fernando AlbaAssociate Multimedia Editor
Hello! Sareem is my boss! #sareempoints #EICsareemwhen
Jason SmithWeb Editor
Mataeo SmithCo-News Editor
Hello, my name is Mataeo Smith, and I am the other Co-News Editor this semester. I have been a part of Cardinal Points since my freshman year of college. Cardinal Points has helped me discover my love for journalism and news with the freedom of trial and many errors. When I’m not working on the paper, I enjoy playing rugby and cooking jelly hotdogs.
Nghi ToGraphics Editor
Hi! My name is Nghi To and I’m the Graphics Editor for Cardinal Points this semester. I’m an international student from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and I’m a junior majoring in Studio Art with a Graphic Design and Printmaking concentration. I’m also considering taking on journalism as a minor because I’ve always loved writing and want to experiment with new mediums. This is my fourth semester in Cardinal Points and it’s been a really enjoyable experience for me! It’s a way for me to create art outside of class and to experiment with new and important topics that I don’t usually work with. In my free time, I enjoy creating art, being out in nature, or snuggling up in bed with a good book. Currently, I’m really enjoying The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen, an Vietnamese American author.
Audrey LapinskiPhoto Editor
Hi! My name is Audrey and I am the photo editor. I’m from Clifton Park, New York and I am an art major with a concentration in graphic design. During my last few semesters at Cardinal Points, I’ve really enjoyed working with some great people and capturing a lot of interesting moments around the campus. For fun, I like spending time outdoors or just staying in with Ben and Jerry’s and a good movie.