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2014-2015 Staff

Jennifer Luo

Jennifer Luo

Jennifer is a senior at Berkeley and has served on Fanfare as a staff writer, a news section editor, the social media editor, and now the co-editor-in-chief. She goes by Jen, J.Luo, J.Lo, and sometimes even Jenny from the Block....

Maya Gandhi

Maya Gandhi

Maya, a senior, previously worked as a staff writer and a Features editor on The Fanfare, and is excited to be serving her second year as co-Editor-in-Chief. In addition to her role on Fanfare, she is an active member of His...

Sabrina Saeed

Sabrina Saeed

Sabrina is currently a senior in high school and previously served as staff writer in freshman year and news editor as a sophomore. She is also a member of the Latin Club, diversity club and enjoys tutoring science and writing....

Elizabeth Pearce

Elizabeth Pearce

Elizabeth, who previously served as a News editor, is currently serving as the Production Editor. She is excited to embark on her journey of senior year but is dreading having to participate in the college process. She enjoys...

Zach Diamandis

Zach Diamandis

Zach is a senior who previously served as Web Editor and is now Co-Editor-In-Chief.  He also is a member of Writing Center, Science Tutors, and serves as a Math Club President. In the future, he plans to go into medicine. When...

Eva Khademi

Eva Khademi

Eva is currently a senior and serves as Web Editor for The Fanfare. When she's not at school (never) she likes to spend time with her friends, usually stalking people on Facebook and Instagram. She currently speaks Farsi, E...

Nicole Stevens

Nicole Stevens

Nicole is a junior who loves Scuba diving and everything about the ocean. She loves nature photography, playing with her dog, and math and science. When not writing, swimming, or going to math competitions, Nicole enjoys volunteering...

Hillary McLauchlin

Hillary McLauchlin

Hillary McLauchlin is a senior and former staff writer and Features Editor who currently serves as a General Editor. In addition to writing for the Fanfare, she is a member of the history bowl club, a science and Writing Center...

Annie Phifer

Annie Phifer

Annie is currently a senior in Upper Division, enjoying her third and final year on Fanfare.  In addition to being a General Editor for the Fanfare, Annie runs cross country and plays tennis.  Annie is also a Writing Center...

Janae Noah

Janae Noah

Janae is currently a Junior. She serves as media editor and sports photographer. In addition to Fanfare, she serves as secretary of Latin Club. In the future she plans to become a Pediatric Neurologist. She is the epitome of a...

Sean Nguyen

Sean Nguyen

Sean Quan Nguyen, also known by his squad as Shawn, is a sophomore at Berkeley Prep. His favorite pastimes include maneuvering a soccer ball and performing the Cupid Shuffle at school dances. Although an epicure of fine cheeses...

Stefan Anthony

Stefan Anthony

Stefan is the Senior Sports Section Editor along with Junior Katie Freedy.  Stefan has a blazing passion for sports.  He is often compared to ESPN Analysts Skip Bayless and Stephan A. Smith.  You can always find Stefan dri...

Sarah Ali

Sarah Ali

Sarah, a current senior and avid people-watcher, was previously an Arts and Entertainment Editor and News Editor for "Fanfare." In addition to being the News Editor, Sarah is a writing center tutor, is a member of the Com...

Emily Croslin

Emily Croslin

Emily, the Social Media and Public Relations Editor, is a junior who has previously served as a news writer and editor. Beyond her work in Fanfare, Emily participates in Writing Center as a blog director and tutor, Creative Kids...

Daniel Stein

Daniel Stein

Daniel, passionate about Public Relations, is currently a Senior in the Upper Division. If you ever need to contact Daniel, he can be found either at a local pickup game of Ultimate Frisbee, eating his way to China, sipping on...

Ryan Brudny

Ryan Brudny

I am Ryan Brudny and I am a writer for the Fanfare. My favorite pass times are anything that has to do with music, playing sports such as softball, football, or boxing, and eating. I love food and find myself always ready to eat....

Daniela Marques

Daniela Marques

Daniela Marques, a writer for the fanfare who previously served as a writer during her junior year, is a senior at Berkeley. Her hobbies include: diligently writing for the Fanfare, running home in time to watch Once Upon a Time...

Anjali Kapadia

Anjali Kapadia

Anjali Kapadia is currently a sophomore in Upper Division. In addition to being a writer for Fanfare she plays on the school's golf team and participating in history club, and SLP. Anjali enjoys playing the piano, cello and traveling.

Jarod Guzik

Jarod Guzik

Jarod, a writer for the fanfare, is going through his junior year wondering why he wanted to give himself a painful year of classes.  Hopefully, as he has been told my seniors, “it’ll just work out.”  Although most people...

Brett Sokol

Brett Sokol

In third grade, Brett Sokol received a gold star for an essay he wrote about boats. Later, as a staff writer for Fanfare, he would try to recapture the glory of his youth, only to find that Berkeley does not award stickers for...

Sarah Anthony

Sarah Anthony

I am a 15 year old freshman who is new to Berkeley Prep. I went to Saint Paul’s school in Clearwater from pre k to 8th grade. I love all sports but I am currently doing cheerleading! During my free time I like to hang out w...

Saskia Hennecke

Saskia Hennecke

Saskia Hennecke, a senior at Berkeley, is often found studying in the mall, rehearsing with Advance Drama in Lykes, kayaking in the pool, or running Happy Feet meetings. She is also a dedicated science tutor, math clubber, and...

Alex Livingstone

Alex Livingstone

Alex Livingstone is currently flawlessly executing her job as photo editor for Fanfare during her senior year at Berkeley Preparatory School. While not taking soon-to-be prizewinning selfies, she occasionally snaps a few photos ...

Brandon Maxwell

Brandon Maxwell

Brandon Maxwell is a sophomore with a multitude of hobbies that he enjoys. Brandon, in his free time, loves to dance and act at various facilities around Tampa Bay. When he is not searching and exploring new places around Tampa...

Danielle Carolan

Danielle Carolan

Danielle Carolan, a sophomore at Berkeley, is often found drinking hot chocolate from the cafĂ© with friends, acting and dancing on stage, or filming videos for her YouTube channel “themakeupbydanielle”. About 3 years ago,...

Isabella Monticciolo

Isabella Monticciolo

Isabella Monticciolo is very excited to be writing for the Fanfare this year. After being inspired by her English teacher, Mrs. Ellis, she hopes to strengthen her writing skills and get more involved in her community. In fact,...

McKenna Ebert

McKenna Ebert

McKenna Ebert is a freshman at Berkeley Prep. In her free time she enjoys binge watching Netflix, reading for an innumerable amount of hours, and obsessing over the fictional characters she reads about. In addition to reading,...

Julia Hossain

Julia Hossain

Julia is currently a sophomore in the Upper Division. She is excited to serve her second year as a fanfare writer. In her free time, she dedicates most of her time to playing the violin and the piano. Aside from her musical interests,...

Rhea Thielbar

Rhea Thielbar

Rhea Thielbar is currently a freshman at Berkeley Preparatory School. Rhea loves taking pictures and being involved in the Berkeley community.  While balancing academics and extracurricular activities, Rhea loves to participate...

Jaja Perkins

Jaja Perkins

Jaja often goes by Ja. She likes Doctor Who, Supernatural, Harry Potter, and almost anything sci-fi related. She’s a volleyball player and 4x national champion. She enjoys writing and reading fan-fiction and going to amusement...

Thomas Fuhrman

Thomas Fuhrman

Thomas Fuhrman is very tall. But it doesn’t stop there. Thomas is also an avid member of Model U.N. and likes to Lacrosse on the Varsity Lacrosse team with his friends who also like to Lacrosse. In his free time, Thomas is usually...

Abhi Bukkapatnam

Abhi Bukkapatnam is currently a junior who is a staff writer for the Fanfare. In addition to his work in the Fanfare, he is a dedicated member of the Math Club, Vice-President of the Spanish Club, and Science Tutor. When not writing...

Shezreh Haider

Shezreh Haider

Shezreh is currently a senior. Aside from being a Section Editor for Fanfare, she is also an Executive Head of Diversity Club, a Writing Center intern, a science tutor, and a Spanish Club member. She loves running, baking, and...

Sophie Moss

Sophie Moss

Sophie is currently a freshman, and besides serving as a Fanfare writer and photographer, she plays volleyball and loves music. She also enjoys boating and going to the beach. She is excited to share her creativity as a part of...

Paige Kokolakis

Paige Kokolakis

Paige Kokolakis who is a freshman this year, is taking on a position as photographer for Fanfare  Her favorite pastimes include Netflix, reading, eating food, singing, and of course photography. Paige is very friendly person....

Katie Freedy

Katie Freedy

Katie Freedy is a senior, a previous Sports Editor, and currently a staff writer. If you need to find her you can find her running around campus (possibly for cross country, possibly for the sole purpose of general merriment),...

Dina Al-Hassani

Dina Al-Hassani

Dina, also known as the Dinasaur, is serving her third and final year as writer for Fanfare. In addition to her work for Fanfare, she is a member of several different organizations including Happy Feet, Phoenix, Diversity Program...

Austi Critchfield

Austi Critchfield

Austi Critchfield is junior at Berkeley and a true-to-horoscope Sagittarius. She’s an avid writer and has been ever since the second grade. A hopeful behavioral psychologist (or particle physicist, who knows) Austi is fascinated...

Ankie Goyal

Ankie Goyal

Ankie is a senior and a current staff writer for the fanfare. He is also an active member of Math Club, the head chemistry tutor, and a director and tutor in the Writing Center. When not writing an article, Ankie can be found...

Mira Rajani

In addition to serving as a staff writer on the "Fanfare," Mira is an avid participant in the Arts. She can often be found with her nose in a book, singing, playing the piano and guitar, or playing tennis.

Samir Rajani

Samir Rajani

Samir Rajani is a junior who is writing for the Fanfare for his third year. Outside of the Fanfare, he enjoys playing tennis as well as the piano and alto sax, and participates in Writing Center Tutors, Phoenix, Environmental...