Matthew A. Lewis
Co-Owner, Editor & Publisher
The Gilbert Gumption
Professional Website: www.mattalewis.com
Phone #: +1 (480) 467-9760
Twitter: @themattmonitor <http://twitter.com/TheMattMonitor>
Alyssa Sue Jeske
My name is Alyssa Sue Jeske; I usually go by A.J. its short and sweet. A few things about me, I am a current student that goes to Northern Arizona University, majoring in photojournalism. Living life on the edge and taking chances is my life’s motto I live by. My family and friends are the people who influence my life to greatest degree. Some hobbies of mine I love to do is play soccer, go hiking, chill with friends, and just having a good time. I have a passion for taking photos that tell a story and I strive to create fresh ideas for photos that stand out from others.
Phone #: (480) 206-9055
Rachel Gosselin is a recent high school graduate. During her time as student in high school she was the head producer of their news network DVTV. Rachel is now starting her college career at ASU’s Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She is passionate about social politics and human rights issues but enjoys covering local events and entertainment. Rachel hopes to graduate with an emphasis in video journalism and production.
Cheryl Kaoru Gamachi
My name is Bailey Wright and I am an ASU student, studying at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Work hard and play harder; that is my motto. I enjoy learning and working hard in classes, but I especially enjoy being around people. I am outgoing, and often described as bubbly. My passion is writing– I love the written word. It is hard for me to listen to a song or read a book without dissecting the meaning of every word within them. Being a journalism student, I not only love words, but I love the power words can bring. A news publication has the power to inform, bring to light problems and grant a voice to those who are otherwise voiceless. Music is another passion of mine. I sing, play the piano and play the harp a little bit. In my church, I serve as a ward choir director, where I find joy in bringing my members together with the same passion for music. I love watching the transformation of my choir from first roughly getting through the song in choir practice to performing the song so beautifully that it brings the congregation to tears. I work part-time in a law firm as an accounting assistant, which is ironic because math is my least favorite subject. Luckily, I still love my job. I am also participating in a magazine-writing, public relations internship that I also enjoy. In the fall, I am excited to start writing for ASU’s newspaper, the State Press.
I am thrilled to write for the Gilbert Gumption. Online news publications is the future, and
I embrace it with open arms. Online news spreads faster and has the ability to be more
interactive with its readers, and I cannot wait to start writing for the future. Being born
and raised in Gilbert, I am even more excited to write for this website. Gilbert holds a
special place in my heart; I love the people, I love the small-town feeling within the now-
populated city and I even love the remaining alfalfa fields. Gilbert Gumption is a great
website to turn to as a local news site and I hope to add to it with my writing.
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