Meet The Team

 “Half the Battle” was completed by students
enrolled in American University’s “Writing and Editing for
Convergent Media” class in the School of Communication.

Young Chris Young is the managing editor for “Half the Battle.” He is a graduate student studying journalism and currently works as a reporting fellow for The Center for Public Integrity.
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Cohen

Zach C. Cohen is the assignment editor for “Half the Battle.” He is a junior in the School of International Service and the editor-in-chief of The Eagle, American University’s student newspaper. Email Zach

Heyden Rhys Heyden is the copy edit chief and webmaster for “Half the Battle.” He is a senior in the School of Communication, with a major in print journalism and a minor in history. Email Rhys Rood Rachel Rood is the video editor for “Half the Battle.” She is a graduate student studying broadcast journalism and is currently the Dean’s Intern for NPR’s Weekends on All Things Considered. Email Rachel 
Chase Kelly C. Chase is the web and graphics specialist for “Half the Battle.” She is a graduate student in journalism and public affairs. Email Kelly Sugden John Sugden is the research chief and a reporter for “Half the Battle.”  He is a graduate student in journalism and public affairs. Email John
Muns Jenni Muns is the assistant fact checker. She is a senior in the School of Communication and will be attending grad school in the fall. E-mail Jenni
Masenheimer Abigail Masenheimer is part of the web design team. She is a senior in the School of Communication and will be attending law school in the fall. Email Abigail
Marsala Jessica Marsala is part of the web design team. She will graduate this spring with her bachelor’s degree in print journalism and plans to attend grad school in the fall. 
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Kerali Henry Kerali is a member of the video team. He is a graduate student studying journalism and public affairs. Email Henry
Modany Angela Modany is a copy editor for “Half the Battle.” She is a senior double majoring in print journalism and history. 
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Tomea Tyler Tomea is a member of the copy editing team. He is a senior in the School of Communication, studying journalism and marketing. Email Tyler 
Federica Nicole Federica is a co-leader of the survey team and the social media team. She is a senior studying journalism and marketing. Email Nicole  Lewis Angie Lewis is a co-leader of the survey team and the social media team. She will soon graduate with a major in journalism and a minor in sociology. Email Angie
Vyse Graham Vyse is a reporter for the video team. He is a graduate student in journalism and public affairs and a graduate assistant at the Investigative Reporting WorkshopEmail Graham Giangreco Leigh Giangreco is a reporter for the video team. She is a senior in the School of Communication as well as an investigative intern at USA TodayEmail Leigh
Christian Janay Christian is a reporter for the video team for “Half the Battle.” She is a graduate student studying journalism and public affairs. Email Janay Amy Eisman Amy Eisman is the director of media entrepreneurship and interactive journalism at the American University School of Communication. Email Amy