The East Rock Record

2020-2021 Team

Laura Pappano
Founder/Leader

Laura Pappano

I'm Laura Pappano, a journalist and author. I started The East Rock Record to bring kids and college mentors together to report and write about their community. They are absolute pros!

Coral Ortiz
Mentor

Coral Ortiz

I'm a junior at Yale University and an American Studies major. I grew up in New Haven and attended New Haven Public Schools. At Yale I work at Office of Student Affairs to promote a healthy campus culture, and during my free time I enjoy painting and spending time with my dog.

Emiliano Gómez
Mentor

Emiliano Gómez

My name is Emiliano Tahui Gómez and I am a rising junior Yale student and proud East Rock Record mentor. I am delighted to work with East Rock Record reporters because they are hard working, insightful, and bright.

Keneane Ejigu
Mentor

Keneane Ejigu

My name is Keneane Ejigu and I'm a sophomore at Yale College studying History. I am so lucky to be an ERR mentor! I love engaging with the new, brilliant, and thoughtful ways that kids are thinking about our world and helping them explore more of they are interested in through journalism.

James Maciel
Mentor

James Maciel

I'm James Maciel, a journalist and high school junior at Engineering and Science University Magnet School. I’ve been with The East Rock Record since 2014, first as a student journalist and now as a junior mentor. I enjoy sharing my journalism skills with younger reporters!

Maria Fernanda Pacheco
Mentor

Maria Fernanda Pacheco

Hi! I’m Maria, one of the mentors at East Rock Record and a sophomore studying Neuroscience at Yale. I am honored to be working with such an insightful group of young students and cannot wait to help them share their voices with the world through their stories!

Sean-Michael Pigéon
Mentor

Sean-Michael Pigéon

I'm Sean-Michael Pigéon, (people call me Sean), an undergraduate mentor with the East Rock Record and a senior at Yale University. I love helping the ERR kids learn to write and to see their confidence grow throughout the semester. Their energy is infectious!

Bryanna Moore
Mentor

Bryanna Moore

I'm Bryanna Moore, a senior Political Science major and an East Rock Record mentor. I enjoy engaging the students (and myself!) with the exciting topics we're always coming across. It's always a pleasure to explore different issues and learn something new.

Rianna Turner
Mentor

Rianna Turner

I'm Rianna Turner, a mentor at East Rock Record and senior at Yale studying English. I'm passionate about journalism, and love helping students interact with the world around them through stories.

Kathryn Mae Omole
Graduate Program Coordinator

Kathryn Mae Omole

I'm Kathryn Post, Graduate Program Coordinator for East Rock Record and grad student at Yale Divinity School. I love contributing to the behind-the-scenes work for East Rock Record as I also pursue a career in religion journalism.

Esther Seo
Technology Coordinator

Esther Seo

I'm Esther Seo, a sophomore and prospective psychology major at Yale. Outside of classes, I tutor elementary and middle school students in Louisiana and Korea, and I also love helping out with and meeting New Haven students through East Rock Record!

Allison Park
Audio Journalism Assistant

Allison Park

I'm Allison Park, a senior Political Science major and mentor at East Rock Record. I love working with students on how to tell stories about their community, especially during this time.

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