Our Team

rowan francis-taylor

Hello everyone! My name is Rowan Francis Taylor and I’m a senior here at GWHS. I love burritos, spending time in cozy cafes while reading books, listening to music, and dancing! I am super excited to be working on the journalism layout team this year and I look forward to publishing many newsletters!

Annie kim

My name is Annie Kim, I’m an editor-in-chief and I am so excited to be on Journalism’s layout team! I love reading, writing, and playing guitar! My favorite part of Journalism is collaborating with students to think of ideas and creating issues all on our own!

lily belcher

Hi all! My name is Lily Belcher and I’m one of the Editor-in-Chiefs for this year’s 2020-2021 Journalism class. I’m a part of the leadership team for the layout group where we design and facilitate all the layouts and graphics for the GWHS official instagram page and the Journalism Class Newsletters. I really love cooking new recipes and playing my cat, Coco. I also really love art history and hope to work as a museum curator when I’m older!

Arina Sazonova

Hello all! My name is Arina, I am a senior at Wash. I hold the position of the website manager as well as a part of the writing team. I love reading, writing (both creative writing and journalism), and going out and about with friends. I am petrified of pigeons because they are the evil of the world. I have lately developed a stronger bond with the Earth and its inhabitants, so I am now vegetarian, and will hopefully advance to being vegan one day. Some of my favorite Netflix shows are Money Heist and The Office. So that’s me, myself, and I for ya!

Lía sanchez

Howdy! My name is Lía Sánchez. I am a senior and an Editor-in-Chief on the article writing team. I am passionate about science, art, advocacy, film, good reads, and music. I love spending time outdoors and spending time with loved ones. I really look forward to getting to know everyone and producing some great issues!

sasha nakamura

Hello readers! My name is Sasha Nakamura and I am in 12th grade. I am an editor in chief this year, as well as a part of the article writing group. I love writing and have been a part of journalism classes at all of my different schools. I am also an editor outside of school at a media arts program.

Marat tom

Hi my name is Marat, I’m part of the layout team and I am a senior. I like to play around with photoshop, play video games, read, and making jewelry. I love the Not Even Bones series and also the Harry Potter movies. I have three dogs, which is too many I don’t recommend it unless if you don’t care that you’ll become surrounded with dog hair. I’m very excited and looking forward to seeing what we can achieve in this class.

Maddie cho

Hi I’m Maddie Cho! I’m a senior and part of the article writing team. My interests include hiking, music, playing guitar, and learning new things! I’m so excited to be a part of journalism this year. I really look forward to writing about the topics and issues I’m passionate about!

Tiger Ronces

Hello, my name is Aeson I am part of the writing team. I spend most of my free time I am either playing video games or just doing anything else that I can do. My favorite activities consist of cooking and skateboarding I also like woodworking.

Shivalika jhabua

Hi, my name’s Shivalika and I’m a 12th grader at George Washington High School who recently joined the Journalism teams layout group this year! On a daily basis, I love to spend time with my friends and family, volunteer on the weekends, and binge-watch my favorite shows on Netflix! This year, I hope to explore my creative side along with my peers in class and discover the behind the scenes works of how my school’s journalism team create our daily school newsletters!

renee choy

My name is Renee Choy and I am in 12 grade. I am apart of the article team. I like spending time with my family, friends , listening to music and baking. My hobbies include watching movies, talking on the phone and baking.Some see me as shy and quiet while others see me as more outgoing. I love the musical Hamilton, and my biggest dream is the meet the Original Broadway Cast of Hamilton the musical.

timothy mah

My name is Timothy Mah and I’m part of the layouts team. I’m a senior and my favorite subjects are math and science. I enjoy playing video games with my friends as well as watching shows in my free time. This year I’m hoping to grow as a more outgoing person as well as a more organized person.

stephanie khuu

Hi! My name is Stephanie Khuu and I am part of the article writing team. I have a passion for sewing, baking, and music. I love hanging out with my family and friends. Lately I have been connecting more with my spiritual guides which I think is really cool because I feel like it’s helping me grow more as a person.

rachel wan

Hi, my name is Rachel and I am a part of the article writing team! I am a junior who loves writing, dance, music, and baking. I also enjoy spending time with friends and family, and having fun! I am so excited to be in journalism this year, where I can spend time doing what I love, as well as with people who all share the same passion. I look forward to strengthening my writing skills and getting to write for the school newspaper!

justin lee

My name’s Justin Lee and I’m also a 12th grade senior. I’m a part of the layouts team. Some of my hobbies include coding, creating videos, playing instruments, and playing video games. I mostly play violin, but I was recently given an otamatone and have been practicing on it. I’m pretty much your generic asian child who likes to do computer stuff and wants to major in computer science, complete with the most generic asian name ever. I was born and raised in San Francisco my entire life, and would rather not live anywhere else, but rising housing prices will probably not let me, so…

alison huang

Hiii! My name is Alison and I’m part of the article team. I love to write and i wanted to end my senior year by joining journalism. On my free time I like to hang out with friends, watch Netflix, and play with my dog. I look forward to learning more about whats it’s like to write newspapers and how its planned out. Fun Fact: I hate spiders.

taisce donovan

Hi, my name is Taisce, and I’m in 11th grade. I am a part of the article team. My hobbies are reading, hiking, and cooking, and I love spending time with my friends and family. I am excited to work with the journalism team and help create the school’s newsletters this year!


Hi, my name is Khulan and I’m a Junior. I am part of the layouts team. A few things I love doing are baking, art, traveling and spending time with friends and family. My one passion and special talent is contortion, it has been a part of me for 12 years of my life! I’m so excited to be a part of Journalism and hopefully get to know everyone!

simone gabri

My name is Simone Gabri and I’m part of the articles team. I’m in 11th grade. Some of the things I enjoy doing are tennis, fencing, hiking, reading and drawing. I love spending time at the beach and I also love watching anime. I also really like to travel. So far other countries I have been to are France, England and Mexico. I’d like to visit Japan and Italy someday. I am very excited to be a part of journalism this year!

noah chan

Hi, my name is Noah Chan and I’m in 10th grade. I am a part of the layouts team. I enjoy playing video games, going to the gym, and getting boba with my friends. I enjoy going to the YMCA to play basketball and swim. Some of my favorite boba shops that I go to with my friends are BB Tea station, Tpumps, and Purple Kow. I am excited to be a part of the journalism class this year!

ocean jung

My name is Ocean Jung and I am a senior in wash. I’m in the layout team and I’m excited to try out new things to convey information. I usually spend my time playing video games and I like to cook. I especially enjoy baking stuff. I’m planning to do more challenging recipes this year!

sophia larioza

One of my hobbies is crocheting, I am currently recreating the Harry Styles cardigan that he wore on the today show. I started at the beginning of Summer and I’ve been too lazy to finish it but it’s almost done. 

Another thing I like to do is bake, I like baking brownies the most because of the batter. I also like making cookies and eating the cookie dough.

sabrina leung

Ellooooooo, my name is Sabrina and I’m part of the writer’s team. I love listening to music, dancing, playing video games, as well as watching streamers play games on twitch and youtube. One thing that I look forward to this year in Journalism is seeing my own writing on paper and sharing it with others!

rose lu

Hi! I’m Rose, a senior. I am happy to be in journalism and be able to work with all the people in journalism. I wanted to join this class because I’ve heard great things about it from Arina, Annie, Lily, and Elise. It also worked out great since I only had 5 classes and was missing a 6th class, so I decided to join. When I have free time, I enjoy going on little car rides with friends or just spending time with friends in general. 

anna tat

Hi, my name is Anna Tat. I like to sleep most of the time when I’m not at school. I like meeting new people and making new friends!  

jazlyn wong

Hi! I’m Jazlyn Wong! I’m a junior on the writing team, and I like reading, painting, and making graphite sketches. I love coffee, penguins, and cute stationery, and I’m a socially awkward, emotional softie. I’m looking forward to working with everybody! 🙂

JUPITer johnson

Hi! My name is Jupiter, I’m a junior and I’m part of the layout team! I enjoy reading, watching Netflix, and walking my dogs. My favorite classes are English and History and my favorite food is waffles. I am super excited to be in journalism this year and try something new.