The Catalyst

2017-2018 Staff

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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.

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...

Michelle Kleytman

Managing Editor

Michelle Kleytman is a current senior and member of the Titan class of 2019. Working as Managing Editor, Michelle oversees the newspaper's publishing operations, collaborating with and delegating work to the editorial staff. Diverging from her job title,...

Johana Ligtenberg

Editor in chief

Johana Ligtenberg is a current senior and member of the Titan class of 2019. As the Editor-in-Chief, Johana Ligtenberg oversees all department editors and works closely with Managing Editor, Michelle Kleytman, and Teacher Adviser, Robert Rojas, to successfully...

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