The East Texan

2019-2020 Staff

Joseph Miller


Veteran, Reporter and Photographer. Twitter: @saltseaproduct1

Drew Ivery

Co-Editor & Sports Editor

Drew Ivery is from Winnsboro, Texas. He is a senior at Texas A&M University-Commerce and currently living in Commerce, Texas. He is a former two-time award winning program host of the show “Lions After Dark” on KETR Radio,...

Jocyln Ventura

Web Editor

Hello! My name is Jocyln Ventura, I am a transfer student this Fall 2019 semester, I am part of the East Texan Newspaper, KKOM student radio, KETV studio, and a Film Group. I like to stay busy in the Department of Journalism,...

Esme Galvan

News Editor

Hello! My name is Esmeralda Galvan, but I go by Esme. I am a junior here at Texas A&M University-Commerce. I transferred from Mountain View College to A&M Commerce in Fall 2019. I am a Mass Media and Journalism major...

Brianna Patt

Opinion Editor

Hi, My name is Brianna Patt and I am currently opinion editor for The East Texan. I am a journalism major and political science minor and I hope to go into either political journalism or be a columnist. I spe...

Jacob Simonek

Entertainment Editor

Hello, my name is Jacob Simonek, I prefer to go by Jack and I have been writing for The East Texan since Fall of 2019. I mostly cover the entertainment section and write poems and stories for the variety. I aspire to become a...

Kylah Roach

Staff Reporter

My name is Kylah Roach and I have been a Staff Reporter for The East Texan a little over a year now, but have been more involved since last semester. I am currently the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association President, as well...

Daniel Yanez

Staff Reporter

Daniel Yanez has been covering print news for the East Texan since 2017. Yanez is a Mass Media and Journalism major and Interdisciplinary Studies minor at Texas A&M University-Commerce. Before transferring to TAMUC Yanez attended...

Cameron Justice

Staff Reporter

Hello I’m Cameron Justice I’m a junior here at Texas A&M University-Commerce this year. I’m a Mass Media Journalism major with a minor in Photography. I’m involved with many media related things here on campus including...

John Parsons

Staff Reporter

Tyler McDonough

Senior Sports Reporter

Hello, my name is Tyler McDonough and I am a Senior at Texas A&M University-Commerce. I am originally from Austin, TX and graduated from Llano High School in 2015. I am a Communications/Journalism major and a minor in coaching...

Evans Dennis

Sports Writer

Auriya Penny

Sports Writer

Mason Bua

Sports Writer

Arrion Ellis

Sports Writer

Mikayla Maldonado

Sports Photographer

Hello! My name is Mikayla Maldonado and I am a Senior here at Texas A&M University-Commerce. I am originally from Cedar Hill, TX and graduated from Nimitz High School in Irving. I am a Learning and Technology Major and...

Ashley Tuppen

Sports Photographer

Hello! My name is Ashley Tuppen and I am a Junior here at Texas A&M University-Commerce. I am originally from DeKalb, TX and graduated from DeKalb High School in 2017. I am an Art Education major along with a minor in Human...

Bri Jolley

Sports Photographer

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