2017-2018 Staff

Layla Wright

Layla Wright, senior at Campolindo, is the Visual Media editor on the 2018-2019 La Puma staff. Wright has been dancing since she was 4 years old, and now has passed her love of dance on to young children by teaching ballet...

Beck Chambers

"Scuba diving is a key aspect in my life that shapes my character. Despite all the dangers and risks, its an amazing activity" said Beck Chambers. Chambers, a high-school freshman, has been scuba diving now for three years...

Rachel Szymanski

Rachel Szymanski, now in her junior year, moved to Moraga, California from San Diego just three weeks prior to the start of her sophomore year. "I wasn't very enthusiastic. It's something that no high schooler wants to do,...

Samuel Ganten

Born in Brussels, raised in Virginia, Samuel Ganten has seen a fair bit of the world. It shouldn't come as a surprise that he looks at the world slightly different than others. "Architecture is one of the most useful arts,"...

Annette Ungermann

Annette Ungermann, a senior at Campolindo, values being active in her community. She has been volunteering with the organization No One Left Behind for the past 2 and a half years. The organization works to assimilate refugees...

Alexandra Reinecke

Senior Alexandra Reinecke is a journalist and writer who believes in the power of words to encourage empathy and affect positive change. While leading La Puma as Editor-in-Chief, she also edits Campolindo's literary magazine, Campo Re...

Genie Lee

Music is something that is precious to many people, but for Genie Lee, it's on an entirely different level. She lives and breathes piano every day of her life. Playing since she was just 5 years old, Lee now competes in up...

Joelle Nelson

"There's nothing like jumping off a platform 200 feet in the air to get over your fear of heights," said senior Joelle Nelson. It's how she got interested in the world of daring sports. Nelson started zip-lining at the age...

Madeleine Singh

Madeleine Singh is a senior at Campolindo and is looking forward to her 4th year as a member of the La Puma staff. Singh served as sports editor during her sophomore and junior years and now holds the position of opinion editor...

Jessica Rosiak

Jessica Rosiak, a senior at Campolindo, has always looked forward to exploring new places around the world. "I enjoy going to places that are unique and less commercial or tourist-oriented," said Rosiak. As she has mostly toured...

Amanda Young

Amanda Young, a senior at Campolindo, enjoys raising awareness for social justice issues and being active in her community. This summer, she was an intern with Stop AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islander) Hate, where she worked...

Mia Jay

Senior Mia Jay has been dancing at California Academy of Performing Arts (CAPA) for 8 years. In addition to dancing, Jay enjoys babysitting for a family-friend. She has been babysitting since she was 8 or 9 years old and earned...

Erika Riedel

Senior Erika Riedel enjoys volunteering and spreading awareness for multiple organizations. This summer, she volunteered at a number of places, including East Bay SPCA, Community Reading Buddies, and Aegis Assisted Living. ...

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