Seeds in the Black Earth

2019-2020 Staff

Taylor DiPietro

Editor-in-Chief

Communication Arts senior Taylor DiPietro is the editor-in-chief for Seeds. She is known for her fierce personality and what some may call brutal honesty. In her free time, she works at the public library and does homework, but not ...

Mara Vaknin

Managing Editor

Mara Vaknin is a Communication Arts senior and the managing editor of Dreyfoos’ literary and arts magazine Seeds. In addition to being a Seeds editor, Vaknin is also the president of her class, the DSOA Speech and Debate team, and...

George Wu

Book Production Editor

Communication Arts junior George Wu is the book production editor and a second-year staffer on Seeds and a cover editor and second-year staffer on The Muse. He loves to beat his friends at table tennis and speed-solve the Rubik...

Ares Molina

Book Production Staffer

Ares Molina is a Communication Arts junior and second-year book production staffer on Seeds. She enjoys video games, drawing, petting dogs, and writing. She mainly focuses on fantasy writer and is currently in the process of w...

Gina Bernstein

Book Production Staffer

Gina Bernstein is a Communication Arts sophomore and a first-year book production staffer. She is passionate about animals and nature, and has a pet crested gecko. Bernstein is also on the Speech and Debate team and enjoys spen...

Kyra Kramer

Book Production Staffer

Kyra Kramer is a Visual Arts sophomore who is a part of the book production team on Seeds. She likes reading, playing piano, and playing sports like soccer or basketball with her friends. She looks forward to helping make a gr...

Caroline Murray

Book Production Staffer

Communication Arts sophomore Caroline Murray is a first-year book production staffer. Outside of school, Murray sings with Young Singers of the Palm Beaches and is on the North Palm Beach Rowing team. When she's not busy with ...

Natalie Cohen

Business Editor

Communication Arts junior Natalie Cohen is the business editor on Seeds. She loves being a part of the publication, organizing fundraisers, and inspiring her staff to think outside of the box. Outside of Seeds, she is the vice presi...

Valentina Gomez

Business Staffer

Valentina Gomez is a Communication Arts junior working as a second-year business staffer on the Seeds literary and arts magazine. Besides being a dedicated staffer, Gomez is also a Spanish Honor Society and Music for the Mind offic...

Asha Kollannur

Business Staffer

Communication Arts junior Asha Kollannur is currently a business staffer for her second year on Seeds. She also enjoys creative writing and film and hopes to continue to do so in the future. In her free time, she enjoys dancing ...

Yasmin Ali

Business Staffer

Communication Arts sophomore Yasmin Ali is a first-year business staffer on Seeds. Ali enjoys spending her free time with her friends and family. She has recently started working for Communication Arts Academy as an instructor. ...

Makila Augustin

Business Staffer

Communication Arts sophomore Makila Augustin is a first-year business staffer on Seeds. Aside from Seeds, Augustin is a part of Dreyfoos' film department. When she is not busy with assignments, she enjoys binging shows and movies o...

Se’maj Griffin

Business Staffer

This is Se’maj Griffin’s first year as a business staffer on Seeds. She is a sophomore and a Communication Arts major. Apart from working hard on the book, Griffin loves shopping, posting on her YouTube channel Lil Maj Musi...

Caleb Harris

Publicity Editor

Communication Arts junior Caleb Harris is a second-year staffer and publicity editor on Seeds. Aside from Seeds, Harris is a part of the Dreyfoos Film Association and tennis team. He enjoys spending time with his siblings, hanging out wit...

Lillian Khanna

Publicity Staffer

Lillian Khanna is a senior Communications Arts major, returning to the Seeds publicity staff for the second year. While on the staff, Khanna takes care of event flyers and the publication’s photographic needs. Outside of the sta...

Josh Kenny

Publicity Staffer

Communication Arts junior Josh Kenny is a second-year publicity staffer on Seeds. He is on Seeds because he loves how it provides an outlet for students to express their creativity and showcase their talents here at Dreyfoos. Outside of Seeds,...

Emma Wolnewitz

Publicity Staffer

Communication Arts junior Emma Wolnewitz is a second-year publicity staffer on Seeds. When she isn't planning Open Mic Nights or creating flyers with her staff, Wolnewitz enjoys running cross country and track for Dreyfoos (al...

Benjamin Gans

Publicity Staffer

Communication Arts sophomore Benji Gans is a first-year publicity staffer on Seeds. Aside from Seeds, Gans is a member of the Dreyfoos debate team. When he is not working on homework or Seeds, he can often be found on his 30-fo...

Veronica Longoria

Publicity Staffer

Communication Arts sophomore Veronica Longoria is a publicity staffer on Seeds. Outside of Seeds, Longoria is also on The Muse and takes part in several clubs. She loves talking to people and learning new things. Longoria would like to be an i...

Jenelle Pollock

Submissions Editor

Communication Arts junior Jenelle Pollock is the submissions editor on Seeds and is very passionate about showcasing all types of student work at Dreyfoos. She is also a captain on the Slam Poetry Team and a vice president on the Fil...

Cassandra Glover

Submissions Staffer

After starting in her junior year, she's excited to continue working on the literary magazine and pursue it in college. When she's not working on school or Seeds, you can see her reading a book, watching Netflix, or playing The S...

Lucy Steigenga

Submissions Staffer

Communication Arts junior Lucy Steigenga is a second-year submissions staffer on Seeds. Outside of school she loves chasing sunsets and listening to early 2000's jams. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family and w...

Emma-Jade Cantrell

Submissions Staffer

Communication Arts sophomore Emma-Jade Cantrell is a first-year submissions staffer on Seeds. Aside from working on Seeds, Cantrell is a slam poet, creative writer, and a coverage staffer on The Marquee yearbook. Outside of schoo...

Kailee Goldstein

Submissions Staffer

Communication Arts sophomore Kailee Goldstein is a first-year submissions staffer on Seeds. Outside of the publication, Goldstein is an avid creative writer. When not in school, she enjoys devouring books, playing video games, and hangi...

Grace Gosinanont

Submissions Staffer

Communications junior Grace Gosinanont is enjoying her first year on Seeds as a submissions staffer. When she isn't typing out stories at two a.m, Gosinanont enjoys listening to podcasts and working on new film projects. She's...

Alissa Xiao

Submissions Staffer

Communication Arts junior Alissa Xiao is a first-year submissions staffer on Seeds. Outside of Seeds, she is a creative writer, filmmaker, slam poet, and bowler. She hopes to bring her creative talents and love for writing and ...

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