The student-run magazine of San Francisco State University

Xpress Magazine

The student-run magazine of San Francisco State University

Xpress Magazine

The student-run magazine of San Francisco State University

Xpress Magazine

Staff

Saskia Hatvany

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

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Saskia Hatvany (she/her) is the editor-in-chief of Xpress magazine. She is a freelance writer and photojournalist from Oakland, California. Her work has been published in the Oakland Post and the Sacramento Bee. Currently, she is pursuing a double bachelor’s in Journalism and International Relations. In her spare time, she produces and co-hosts a travel podcast and works in communications for an environmental nonprofit. 

 

 

 

Albert Gregory

MANAGING EDITOR / COPY EDITOR

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Albert Gregory (he/him) is in his final semester as a print/online Journalism student at SF State. Last semester he served as the Multimedia Editor for the Golden Gate Xpress newspaper. In addition, Albert was Editor-in-Chief at the Oak Leaf newspaper at Santa Rosa Junior College. He is a freelance writer/photographer, and his work has appeared in The Press Democrat, USA Today and Bleacher Report.  Albert was born in Portland, Oregon, but grew up a military brat on a Coast Guard base in Novato, California. He currently lives in Sonoma County.

 

 

 

Albert Serna Jr. 

CHIEF CONTENT EDITOR / MULTIMEDIA EDITOR

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Albert Serna Jr. (he/him) is a queer Chicano journalist from the San Gabriel Valley outside of Los Angeles. He is a senior print/online major and has been reporting in some way, shape or form for roughly 13 years. He most recently wrote for the Boyle Heights Beat in L.A. where he covered crime but has been published in the Huffington Post and WeHo Times. Serna hosts a podcast called the Heel which covers topics and current events for queer people. He has a passion for investigative reporting and long-form journalism and is always ready for a tip. He married his husband in March of last year and has two dogs and a cat.

 

 

Morgan Ellis

PHOTO EDITOR

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​​Morgan Ellis (she/her) is the photo editor for Xpress Magazine. Based in San Francisco and Los Angeles, she is pursuing a degree in photojournalism with a minor in museum studies. She hopes to integrate her creativity and love of visual arts into issues and topics that she is passionate about journalistically, such as environmentalism, and gender and sexuality. 

 

 

 

Selena Zhao

ART DIRECTOR

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​​Selena (she/her) is a senior at SF state studying visual communications and dietetics. Selena has always been passionate about art and creativity as well as health and food justice. She strives to design with purpose and inclusivity. In her free time, she likes to draw, work in her shop and go to local cafes.

 

 

 

 

Nicole Gonzales

ONLINE EDITOR

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Nicole Gonzales (they/them) is the current online editor for Xpress Magazine. They are a fourth-year journalism student minoring in sociology and political science. They enjoy writing about politics and social justice, counterculture and existential concepts. They primarily work in long-form, feature and magazine writing.

 

 

 

Cash Martinez

SOCIAL MEDIA EDITOR

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Cash Grace Martinez (he/they) is a 2Spirit transgender & Southern Pomo storyteller based in San Francisco. His work has been featured in the Press Democrat, the Bohemian, Pacific Sun Magazine, the San Francisco Examiner, and SFGATE. His reporting and research interests include anti-fascist ideology, Indigenous sovereignty and cultural revitalization, identity politics, and the labor rights movement. Outside of journalism, Cash is also involved with the Student Kouncil of Intertribal Nations (SKINS). He is proud to serve as an organizer and activist within both his Indigenous and transgender communities.

 

 

 

Justine Brady

STAFF WRITER

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Justine Brady (she/her) is a print/online journalism major with a minor in anthropology at SF State. She has written for Golden Gate Xpress and is now currently a staff writer for Xpress Magazine.

 

 

 

 

Emily Cardenas

STAFF WRITER

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​​Em (they/them) is a journalism student minoring in American Indian Studies. They enjoy writing about astrology, music, cooking and books. In their free time, you can find them hanging out with their partner, writing fiction, drawing, cooking or giving astrology readings.

 

 

 

 

Lorena Garibay

STAFF WRITER

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Lorena Garibay (she/her) is a San Francisco State University journalism major and Italian minor. Born and raised in Hayward, Calif, she remains very connected to her Mexican heritage. Her family originates from Zamora, Michoacan, a state in Mexico known for its rich gastronomy, agriculture and natural beauty. Lorena is also a student of Mexican folkloric dance and one day hopes to reach the level of maestra. She enjoys traveling and meeting interesting people and trying new foods. Lorena loves to sing mariachi music and her number one fan is her orange tabby cat, Nastia.

 

 

Anne Kristoff

STAFF WRITER

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Anne Kristoff (she/her) is a fourth-year journalism student, who is minoring in political science and is from Paradise, Calif. She enjoys writing about art, social movements and politics. In her free time, she can be found painting and enjoying quality time with her loved ones. 

 

 

 

 

Oliver Michelsen

STAFF WRITER

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Oliver Michelsen (he/him) is a third-year journalism major and media literacy minor. In his spare time, he enjoys building lego sets with his cat, watching sci-fi movies and exploring San Francisco, where he currently resides.

 

 

 

Caroline Raffetto

STAFF WRITER

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Caroline Raffetto (she/her) is a Journalism major and Humanities minor at SF State. She has always been passionate about writing since she was able to hold a pencil. After she attended two different community colleges and tested out almost every creative major under the sun, she finally discovered that journalism was her calling. She loves being able to give a voice to different communities and tell stories that normally don’t get told in mainstream media.