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2018-2019 Staff

Isabella Schlact

Co-Editor-in-Chief

Isabella Schlact is a senior who has been at Berkeley since Pre-K. She loves improv acting and writing. Isabella also enjoys watching The Office with her dog, Coco.  Her favorite celebrities are Sufjan Stevens and Gary Gulman,...

Tess Fuller

Co-Editor-in-Chief

Tess is a junior who enjoys making memories and creating stories in her own life, then writing them down for others to experience. Tess finds all the answers she needs about the world around her in all forms of artwork, be it...

Austin Cahn

Web Editor

Austin Cahn is a Senior, the Head Web Editor of the Fanfare, a student library proctor (SLP), the Vice-President of Sequential Arts club, and in his fourth year working for the Berkeley Fanfare. Current hobbies include: reading...

Nina Pastore

Photography Editor

Nina Pastore, the Fanfare’s Head Editor of Photography, has been a Berkeley student since 2007. When away from her camera, Nina can be found practicing with the Varsity Rowing Team or running lines in the Lykes Center with other...

Jack Mouch

Assistant Web Editor

Jack Mouch is a junior who has been at Berkeley since Pre-K. Jack enjoys traveling, learning new concepts, watching sports (mostly soccer), and incessantly working on his backhand during weekends (tennis). When not at school,...

Charvi Sharma

Assistant Photography Editor

Charvi Sharma is a junior this year at Berkeley Prep, and is the Assistant Photography Editor for the Fanfare. As well as being on the Fanfare, Charvi is a member of Origami Club, Math Club, Writing Tutors, and Science Tutors....

Ava Siegelbaum

Staff Writer

Ava Siegelbaum is a freshman here at Berkeley Prep and has been going to Berkeley since sixth grade. Ava loves writing and hanging out with friends. She participates in Fanfare, Latin Club, BBC, Debate and Law Club. She has also...

Shrisha Saravana

Staff Writer

Shrisha is a sophomore and a first-year writer at Fanfare. Her only love in life is her dog, but she doesn’t actively dislike reading, writing, painting, or sculpting. However, the verdict is still out on if she’s any good....

Kendyl Kirtley

Section Editor

Kendyl Kirtley is that shy, quiet sophomore who only talks when she has something to say- and so she uses writing to express herself instead. Besides having a passion for all things art, writing and travel, she loves to read and...

Mara Xiong

Section Editor

Mara is a junior writing on The Fanfare for the third year in a row. In addition to being a section editor for the newspaper, Mara is also a Writing Tutor, a Regional Leader for the Florida Junior Classical League (FJCL), the...

Samir Saeed

Section Editor

Samir Saeed is a sophomore who has attended Berkeley since Pre-K. In addition to writing for The Fanfare, he participates in Latin Club, History Bowl and Diversity Club. On weekends, you can often find Samir out on the golf course....

Catherine Amburgey

Section Editor

Catherine is a sophomore who has attended Berkeley since fourth grade. She is a member of the Crew team, SARC, Orchestra and Diversity Club. When not writing, Catherine loves to listen to music, volunteer around Tampa, draw or...

John Reilly

Staff Writer

John is a freshman at Berkeley who helps take photos and write articles. Other than photography, he enjoys baking, reading, and technology. He participates in the Robotics club, newspaper, and yearbook. He likes running cross...

Jenneh Lesaldo

Staff Writer

Jenneh is a freshman this year at Berkeley. She enjoys reading, writing stories, watching Netflix, acting, and studying psychology in her free time. Aside from Fanfare, Jenneh is involved in Diversity club and she tutors girls in Sr...

Avery Moore

Staff Writer

Avery is a junior who moved from New Jersey last year. Avery plays soccer and likes to read and watch TV in her free time. Along with Fanfare, Avery is a part of guides, Jolly Rogers, and writing center. She loves to travel and...

Sloane Daley

Staff Writer

Sloane is a junior who hails from Chicago and loves to play sports (especially tennis). She has a passion for cooking, reading, restaurant-searching and writing. She also crafts in her spare time. Sloane loves pastel colors and...