Samantha La Verde
Web Design Team Lead
Hi! My name is Samantha and I'm the digital communications team lead of the 2019 EMERGE Magazine Website. When I'm not working on web design, you can find me throwing people in the air at cheerleading practice, playing with make up, or drinking bubble tea with my friends. Two interesting facts about me are that I can ride a unicycle, and I'm technically allergic to the sun.
Hi there! My name is Gaby Gonzalez and I am a 4th year journalism major at the University of Guelph-Humber. After graduating I am looking into working in broadcast, with my dream job being to work for CNN as a news anchor in the future. Growing up in a Spanish-speaking household, I learned to speak the language from a young age as well as going to French immersion school for 13 years, making me trilingual. During the winter I enjoy snowboarding with my big sister and friends (preferably in the rocky mountains in Banff). Another important part of my life is my beagle Max, who my parents got me for my 18th birthday.
I’m a fourth-year journalism student at the University of Guelph-Humber. I have a passion for writing, creatively and professionally, and a drive to deliver my work in fresh and exciting ways.
Hi my name is Asuka (pronounced Ask-a) and I am a fourth year Media Studies student studying Visual Communications. I am this year's Virtual Reality lead of the EMERGE 2019 Multimedia website. I work in graphic design, photography, and videography. I have a passion for writing, especially poetry. I want to tell stories that make the world seem a little less dark and lonely.
Web Design Team Member
Hi! I'm Zabrina and I am one of the four lovely women from the 2019 EMERGE Magazine Website team. As a fourth year media studies student specializing in digital communications, I am passionate about graphic design, web design, photography, and videography. In my spare time I hangout with my dog Kai, practice my calligraphy, and go around looking for the best spinach dip in Toronto. I am a succulent enthusiast and I love anything that has a cactus on it.
Hello! My name is Kay Evans-Stocks, and I am a fourth-year Media Student at the University of Guelph-Humber. Currently, I am living in Toronto, Ontario and working at Tucows Inc. as a graphic design intern. As a media and pop-culture enthusiast, I enjoy discussing and writing about topics surrounding film, music, and social media. My passions include graphic design and web design, and I am at my best when I am camping in the green hills of Vermont, listening to old music, and surrounded by those that I love. A few things many do not know about me is I have lived in Rome, Italy for a year, memorized 251 digits of Pi, and broken my heel trying to master the art of parkour.
I am a visual communications student studying at the University of Guelph-Humber. I have a very strong passion for photography and visual design; along with these, I am an avid sports fan who loves to watch every game! I love using my skills that I have developed in my years of school and showcasing my love for these sports. In my free time I enjoy taking action photos of all kinds of sports, and talking to people about their opinion of particular sports.
Advice Column & #EMERGINGNOW Lead
Hi! I'm Alex and I'm the #EMERGINGNOW and Advice column team lead. I'm a fourth year journalism student with a passion for writing. When I'm not working on finishing my last year I can be found working as an assistant manager at Cineplex or sleeping.
WEB DESIGN TEAM MEMBER
Determination, hard work, and creativity are the keys to success. I am a forth year Media Studies student, specializing in Digital Communications. I work in videography, web design, graphic design, and photography. I love writing stories, filming stories, and helping others share their stories. It has been an honour to be a part of the EMERGE Web Magazine Team this year.
I am a journalism student passionate about investigative and foreign news. I have written many articles from Ontario survey to address sexual violence on post-secondary campuses to From Mimico Branch Asylum to Humber College. I also own my own photography and videography studio, and work with children with mental disabilities. I do my best work on the way to exotic destinations such as Singapore, Malaysia and Mexico. I love reading crime novels, listening to horror podcasts and staying up to date with the latest news. Three fun facts about me are: I once broke my pinky toe by running into a wall, I can touch my nose with my tongue and I can speak three different languages.
Is the managing editor of the EMERGE print magazine and a former intern at CBC News Network. She has seen more of Canada than the average Canadian and has also ventured south of the border by-road to over 30 states.
Hi my name is Najma, from Toronto’s Dixon ends. I bring talent by capturing compelling stories to expose the beauty of diversity. I also love all things social media.
Hi my name is Adam and I am a fourth year Media Studies student specializing in Visual Communications. I have a great passion for all things art. I love photography, film, and I also really enjoy illustration. If I wasn't creating all the time, I wouldn't know what to do with myself.
Web Design Team Member
Hello! My name is Michelle, I’m a fourth-year media studies student specializing in digital communications, and I helped create this year’s EMERGE magazine website with my fellow teammates. When I’m not drawing the illustrations for this magazine website (check out my work on our front page slider!), or talking about how much I love my cockatiel, Molly — I’m most likely working on my next new creative endeavour, whether it’s related to digital/web design, video editing, illustration, sewing and prop-making, photography, or poetry-writing — that, or, probably adding something new to my Zelda memorabilia collection.
Take Two Productions
Take Two Productions is EMERGE's official promotional videography team. All promotional videos on EMERGE 2019 websites and projects were created by this talented team.
My name is Katelyn O’Brien and I am a fourth year media studies student specializing in journalism. I can typically be found in a constant state of stress with an illustrator file open on my computer. I love cheese more than most people. Writing is slow and steady process for me that only happens in the strangest times. I am the co-editor in chief of the print magazine and I love helping people find where to go in their stories
I am a firm believer that a compelling photo can speak the words that we could never vocalize.
Ameer Hamid, Brant Dubeau & Mauro Cesario
The Eh!Merge Podcast Team
Hey, I’m Ameer Hamid from the EH!Merge Podcast. Alongside my co-hosts Brant Dubeau and Mauro Cesario we have recorded six podcasts that touch on a myriad of sports topics. We are three fourth-year journalism students that have a passion for sports and would love for you to give our show a listen!