The Daily Tar Heel

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Wednesday May 25th

Meet the Editors

Praveena Somasundaram 

Editor-in-Chief

Praveena is a senior biology and journalism major from Louisville, Kentucky. 

Praveena is a senior biology and journalism major from Louisville, Kentucky. 

Email Praveena@praveenavsoma

Heidi Pérez-Moreno

Managing Editor

Heidi Pérez-Moreno is the Editorial Managing Editor for the 2021-2022 school year.

Heidi is a senior journalism major from Miami, Florida. 

Email Heidi | @heidi_perez02

Maydha Devarajan 

Elevate Editor 

Maydha Devarajan is the Elevate Editor for the 2021-2022 school year. Maydha is a senior majoring in journalism and medical anthropology from Cary, N.C.

Maydha is a senior journalism and medical anthropology major from Cary. 

Email Maydha @MaydhaDevarajan

Clay Morris 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer 

Clay Morris is the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer for the 2021-2022 school year. Clay is a junior majoring in political science and journalism from Madison, Mississippi.

Clay is a junior political science and journalism major from Madison, Mississippi.

Email Clay@claybmorris

Allie Kelly

University Editor

Allie Kelly is the University Editor for the 2021-2022 school year. Allie is a junior from Denver, Colorado, majoring in journalism and minoring in neuroscience.

Allie is a junior journalism major and neuroscience minor from Denver, Colorado.

Email Allie @alliemkelly

Susie Webb 

Co-City & State Editor

Susie Webb is a co-city editor at the Daily Tar Heel.

Susie is a sophomore journalism and global studies major from Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Email Susie@skwebb73

Lauren McCarthy 

Co-City & State Editor

Lauren McCarthy is a co-city and state editor at the Daily Tar Heel.

Lauren is a junior political science major and French minor from Flat Rock, N.C.

Email Lauren@laurmccarthyy

PJ Morales

Sports Editor

PJ Morales is the Sports Editor for the 2021-2022 school year.

PJ is a junior journalism and history major, with a focus in modern European history, from Miami, Florida. 

Email PJ@pjdaman12

Rajee Ganesan 

Opinion Editor

Assistant Opinion Editor Rajee Ganesan 

Rajee is a senior quantitative biology major and computer science and statistics and analytics minor from Cary. 

Email Rajee@rajeeganesan

Chris Ocana

Video Editor 

Chris Ocana is the Video Editor for the 2021-2022 school year. Chris is a senior majoring in media and journalism from Atlanta, Georgia.

Chris is a senior media and journalism major from Atlanta, Georgia. 

Email Chris | @c_ocana_

Carson Elm-Picard

Design & Graphics Editor

Carson Elm-Picard is the Design Editor for the 2021-2022 school year. Carson is a sophomore majoring in journalism and political science from Denver, Colorado.

Carson is a sophomore journalism and political science major from Arvada, Colorado. 

Email Carson | @carsonelmpicard

Elizabeth Egan

Audience Engagement Editor

Lilly Egan is the Audience Engagement Editor at the Daily Tar Heel.

Elizabeth is a junior journalism major from Winston-Salem, N.C. 

Email Elizabeth@_ElizabethEgan

Kalley Huang

Data Editor

Kalley Huang is the Data Editor for the 2021-2022 school year. Kalley is a senior from New York majoring in statistics and analytics with a certificate in policy journalism and media studies.

Kalley is a senior statistics and analytics major from New York, N.Y. 

Email Kalley | @KalleyHuang

Krista Nichols

Copy Chief

Krista Nichols is the Copy Editor for the 2021-2022 school year. Krista was The Daily Tar Heel's summer editor and copy chief during the Spring 2021 semester.

Krista is a senior journalism and political science major from Fuquay-Varina, N.C. 

Email Krista @ktnichoIs


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