Meet the Crew

President/Editor-in-Chief, Social Media Manager:

Alyssa (Lulu) Meyers

Vice President and Student Life Editor: Anna Simoes

Anna is in her senior year as a Professional Writing major, with a focus on the creative. Her current interests include travel, learning and talking about holistic health, and reading books from a wide range of genres from thriller to YA.  When it comes to writing, Anna enjoys the revision process and collaborating with other writers to develop their ideas further.

“Most of us can’t help but live as though we’ve got two lives to live, one is the mockup, the other the finished version, and then there are all those versions in between.” Andre Aciman

Treasurer and General News Editor: Leslie Pizzagalli

Leslie is currently a junior that is majoring in Journalism/Professional Writing. She is the current The Echo’s Treasurer and General News Editor, and is a transfer student from Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport, Connecticut, where she has edited and written several articles for HCC’s student run newspaper, Horizons ( Her main writing interests include short stories, poetry, and jotting down random thoughts in her iPhone notes. Outside of school, Leslie drinks arguably too much coffee, watches basketball, and spends her time outside as often as possible. You can read some of Leslie’s pieces for The Echo here:

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”

Secretary and Art and Entertainment Editor: Emily Chauvin

Sports Editor: Audrey Redpath


Opinion Editorial Editor: Joseph Oliveri

Joseph Oliveri is a senior Communication Studies major with a minor in Journalism. His foci include the study of mass media, and local and national grassroots politics, He has done reporting for WCSU’s award-winning live program Election Connection and written for the independent online magazine Bluegrass Today. Joseph is also a writing consultant at the Writing Center in the Ruth Haas Library on Midtown campus.

My Voice/Diversity Editor: Bill Silvia

Bill is the editor of the “My Voice” column. He is a senior specializing in Diversity Science (officially Psychology and Interdisciplinary Studies) with a minor in Creative Writing. He also works in the university’s writing center and has held leadership positions in campus organizations such as the WCSU chapter of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology and the Gender & Sexuality Alliance. Outside of social research and advocacy, he enjoys exploring culture and diversity through science fiction and fantasy media.

“Basically, our needs aren’t special. We have the same needs as everyone else, the world just wasn’t built to allow us to access them.”  @hartsandhelbig on Twitter


Additional Writers:

Sophia Orejola

Trevor Lilly

Allee Feuerman