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Monday May 29th

Meet the Editors

Guillermo Molero


Guillermo Molero Editor In Chief

Guillermo is a senior journalism and political science major from Caracas, Venezuela. He has been with the DTH since his freshman year, where he began as a staff writer on the City & State Desk. After working as a senior writer for the desk sophomore year, he became its editor in fall 2021. He interned in the House of Commons while studying abroad in the U.K., and recently wrapped up a summer internship with NPR's Morning Edition. 

Email Guillermo@guimolero

Allie Kelly

Managing Editor

Allie Kelly Managing Editor

Allie is a senior journalism major and public policy minor from Denver, Colorado. She was previously the Daily Tar Heel's University Editor. She has covered mental health, higher education, university government and human interest stories and her past bylines include The Trace, the Miami Herald and The San Francisco Chronicle. She enjoys skiing, paperback books and thunderstorms.

Email Allie | @alliemkelly

Elizabeth Egan

Community Engagement Editor

Lilly Egan Community Engagement Editor

Elizabeth Egan is a senior from Winston-Salem, NC majoring in journalism and global studies. Last year she served as the audience engagement editor. She has also previously interned at the Chapel Hill, Chatham and Durham Magazines and the Triangle Business Journal. Outside of the Daily Tar Heel she is involved in the Carolina International Relations Association and a member of Blank Canvas, a dance company on campus. 

Email Elizabeth | @_elizabethegan

Preston Fore

Director of Enterprise

Preston was previously a senior writer and assistant editor for the University desk and has interned at CNN, the U.S. State Department and UNC's Center for Innovation & Sustainability in Local Media. He is interested in pursing a career in international journalism. He enjoys reading, biking and eating pretzels.

Tania Tobaccowala 

Elevate Editor 

Tania Tobaccowala
Elevate Co-Editor

Tania is a senior from Mumbai, India double majoring in advertising & public relations and political science. For the past year, she has interned at VMLY&R, a marketing and communications agency, as a global strategy and insights intern in both NYC and London. While she has not worked at the DTH before, she was the associate digital editor at Coulture Magazine, where she realized her passion for stories that celebrate and uplift underrepresented communities. She loves good music and movies that highlight the importance of good storytelling and representation!  

Email Tania @Tania_Tob

Clay Morris 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Co-Chairperson 

Clay Morris Elevate Co-Editor

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

Email Clay@claybmorris

Sonia Rao

Diversity, equity and inclusion co-chairperson

Sonia Rao is The Daily Tar Heel's City & State editor.

Sonia is a junior Journalism major from Morrisville, NC. She previously wrote and edited for the Daily Tar Heel's City & State desk, and interned for The Virginian-Pilot and The Charlotte Observer. She enjoys crocheting and hanging out with her cat, and desperately wants you to friend her on Goodreads.

Email Sonia | @bysoniarao

Liv Reilly

University Editor

Liv Reilly University Desk Editor

Liv is a sophomore from Mooresville, NC majoring in journalism with a geography minor. She was previously the assistant University Desk Editor and worked as the first-ever Loss Prevention Magazine intern this past summer. Her hobbies include taking road trips and reading.

Email Liv | @livvreilly

Emmy Martin

City & State Editor

Emmy Martin, 

City and State Desk Editor

Emmy is a sophomore from Wake Forest, NC majoring in journalism and political science with a minor in public policy. She has previously worked as a City & State senior writer, assistant editor and summer managing editor at The Daily Tar Heel. Her favorite things include thrifting, reading poetry and eating street tacos. 

Email Emmy@emmymrtin

Hunter Nelson

 Sports Editor

Hunter Nelson Sports Editor

Hunter is a senior from Detroit, MI double majoring in history and economics with a minor in journalism. He spent the last two years as an Assistant Sports Editor, where he traveled to Brooklyn to cover the ACC Tournament and New Orleans for the Final Four. In his spare time, he loves playing basketball or volleyball and watching the Detroit Lions give him hope for a long-awaited Super Bowl championship (or playoff win).

Email Hunter@hunternelson_1

Caitlyn Yaede 

Opinion Editor

Caitlyn Yaede Opinion Editor

Caitlyn is a senior from Mooresville, NC majoring in journalism and political science with a minor in public policy. She likes to write about and research social, economic and criminal justice and has been involved with UNC's abolitionist organization, Community Justice, Abolition & Antiracism. She has been with the DTH since fall 2020 and has bylines in Chapel Hill, Durham and Chatham Magazines. She enjoys photography, chai lattes and podcasts.

Email Caitlyn@caitlyn_yaede

Kennedy Cox

Photo Co-Editor

Kennedy Cox 

Co-Photo Editor

Kennedy is a junior majoring in political science from Cornelius, NC. This is Kennedy's second year on Photo Desk and first year as Photo Co-Editor. She enjoys singing, the color blue, memes, playing piano, hyper-specific Spotify playlists, her miniature schnauzer and long walks on the beach.

Email Kennedy

Samantha Lewis

Photo Co-Editor

Samantha Lewis 

Co-Photo Editor

Sam is a sophomore from Wilmington, NC double majoring in journalism and communications. She has been involved with the Daily Tar Heel for two semesters on Photo Desk before becoming Photo Co-Editor. Outside of the DTH, Sam works as a House Manager at Carolina Performing Arts and as a campus ambassador for Margaritaville University. She enjoys sailing, coffee, and everything bagels with cream cheese. 

Email Samantha

Carson Elm-Picard

Design & Graphics Editor 

Carson Elm-Picard Design Editor

Carson is a junior journalism and political science major from Arvada, Colorado. This is his second year as the Design Editor at The Daily Tar Heel and he also works at 1893 Brand Studio. He spent his summer interning at Triangle Web Printing learning more about the newspaper printing process. He is also a D.J. at WXYC and play the drums in a band.

Email Carson | @carsonelmpicard

Elise Trexler

Audience Engagement Editor

Elise is a junior from Hendersonville, NC majoring in environmental studies and minoring in German and journalism. She was previously a copy staffer and worked as the Assistant Audience Engagement Editor last year. As an environmental studies major, she is interested in pursuing a career in science communication. She loves dancing, camping and being outside.

Email Elise@EliseTrexler

Anh Nguyen

Data Editor

Taylor Barnhill

Copy Board Administrative Director

Taylor Barnhill Copy Board Administrative Director

Taylor has been with the DTH since her first year, where she worked as a copy staff member. Outside of the paper, she is involved with the English honor society, Sigma Tau Delta ), NC Fellows and the student-run idiosyncrazy literary magazine in the art and graphics department. In her free time, she loves to draw/paint, read, bake absurd amounts of cookies and hang out (literally, ha ha) in her Eno!

Adrian Tillman

Copy Board Style and Usage Director

Adrian Mitchell Tillman Assistant Copy Editor

Adrian is junior from Durham, NC majoring in journalism with a minor in music.

Hannah Collett

Copy Board Member

Hannah Collett Assistant Copy Editor

Hannah is a Junior from Long Island, New York majoring in journalism and English with a concentration in Creative Writing. In addition to the DTH, she is a midshipman with the UNC NROTC Battalion, and in her free time she runs marathons!

Emily Gajda

Copy board member

Copy Board Member, Emily Gajda, is pictured on Jan. 14, 2023.

Emily Gajda is a senior majoring in journalism and English.

Emma Geis

Copy Board Member

Emma Geis 
Copy Board Member

Emma Geis is a senior majoring in journalism and African, African American and African American and Diaspora studies. 

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