The Catalyst

2017-2018 Staff

Gaby Tiu

Editor in Chief (Print)

Gaby Tiu is the Editor in chief of the print edition of Notre Dame High School's school newspaper, The Catalyst.  She is a member of the class of 2018.

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Shreya Chatterjee

Editor in Chief (Online)

Shreya Chatterjee is the Editor in Chief of the online edition of the Catalyst.  She is currently a Senior and a member of the Class of 2018, also known as the Mavericks.

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Francesca Dakin

Managing Edior

Francesca Dakin is the Managing Editor of the print and online edition of the Notre Dame Belmont High School's school newspaper, the Catalyst. She is a member of the class of 2018, also known as the Mavericks.

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Maggie Donaho

News Editor

Maggie Donaho is a senior at Notre Dame High School, and she is the News Editor for The Catalyst this year. She has an intense passion for psychology and expressing her opinion. She intends to pursue psychology in her future college career.

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Winnie Saulala

Assistant News Editor

Winnie Saulala is the Assistant News Editor for the Catalyst. She is a junior at NDB. She is part of the Spiritual Life Team and part of Yearbook. She has been an intern at Facebook with the Corporate Communications team. She enjoys listening to music...

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Isobel Senhaji

Opinion Editor

Isobel Senhaji is a senior at NDB. Outside of journalism she enjoys discussing politics, music, and creative writing. This is her second year writing, but the first year as the Opinion Editor. Next year she plans to attend a university studying political...

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Michelle Kleytman

Assistant Opinion Editor

Michelle Kleytman is a current junior, member of the Titan class of 2019. Working as Assistant Opinion Editor, Michelle welcomes the challenge of encapsulating opposing views. Diverging from her job title, Michelle works on an interview series for the...

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Bella Lopez

Arts and Life Editor

Junior at Notre Dame Belmont, active writer for the NDB Catalyst newspaper. I personally love taking journalism because I am planning on studying English, preferably creative writing, in college. I took English 1 Honors freshman year, English 2 Honors...

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Kaitlin McCarthy

Assistant Arts and Life Editor

Kaitlin is so excited to return to The Catalyst for her sophomore year! She hopes to pursue journalism and writing in college and beyond. In her free time, she participates in her schools musical theatre productions, most recently, Oklahoma! She is also...

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Vanessa Velasco

Sports Editor

Currently is a Senior at Notre Dame High School Belmont. Outside of school, she enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as adventuring.  She loves everything sports and looks forward to attending college and traveling around the world after...

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Shay Levy

Assistant Sports Editor

Shay Levy is a Junior at Notre Dame High School Belmont. She is on Student Council and writes for the NDB Catalyst. She plays soccer and has been playing for 12 years. Shay hopes to attend UCSB and study psychology there. In her free time, Shay likes...

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Lizzie McGuire

Design Editor

Lizzie McGuire is a Sophomore at NBD and the design editor for the Catalyst. This is Lizzie's first year with the Catalyst and she is very passionate about journalism. She has been at NDB for two years and is in the Dig Pink club, enjoys playing lacrosse,...

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Samantha Ramos

Photo Editor

Samantha Ramos is a member of the Class of 2018, the Mavericks.  She is currently the Photo Editor for the NDB Catalyst.

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Kayla Stuart

Assistant Photo Editor

My name is Kayla Stuart.  I am the Assistant Photo Editor for the school newspaper, the Catalyst.

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Johana Ligtenberg

Contributing Writer

My name is Johana Ligtenberg.  I am a contributing writer for the Catalyst.

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Robert Rojas

Faculty Adviser

Mr. Robert Rojas teaches English II Honors, English III, AP English Literature, and Journalism as well as advises the student newspaper and co-coordinates the Junior class. He has been an educator for fifteen years, including eleven with the Los Angeles...

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