Meet The Staff

Editor in Chief:

Kristi Shields

Kristi Shields is a junior media studies major from Salt Lake City, Utah. This is Kristi’s fifth semester on staff, and her second as our editor-in-chief. Some of her hobbies include yoga, reading, photography, shopping, listening to crime podcasts, and watching TV. Kristi is married to her best friend, is a proud dog mama to her pet Atticus, and has a baby boy coming in May. Upon graduation, Kristi hopes to become a full-time journalist. You can find her on Twitter @kristihDSN and on Instagram @kshieldsdsn.

Editors:

Emily Mildenhall

Emily Mildenhall is a senior English major from Hurricane, Utah. Some of her hobbies are listening to horror podcasts, watching scary movies, and loves spending time with her three wonderful cats. Her true passion is attending concerts (fingers crossed that it will be safe enough to do that again soon!) Upon graduation, Emily hopes to receive a Masters in Technical Writing and Digital Rhetoric. You can find her on Instagram @emily.mildenhall.dsn and Twitter @@mildenhallemily.

Sydney Berenyi

Sydney Berenyi is a senior media studies major from Las Vegas, Nevada. This is her third semester on staff, and second semester as the features editor. Sydney’s hobbies include playing volleyball, watching movies, and painting, and she currently interns for Utah public radio. When she graduates, she’d like to become a journalist. You can find Sydney on both Twitter and Instagram @sydberenyi_dsu.

Yasel Avalos

Yasel Avalos is a junior English major with a minor in Spanish. This is their first semester as the news editor. Their favorite thing to do is meet new people. You can find them on Instagram @yasel.dsu.

Megan Webb

Megan Webb is a sophomore media studies major from Herriman, Utah. This is her second semester on staff as sports editor. Her hobbies include watching all sports, but she especially enjoys soccer. When Megan graduates, she wants to be a sports reporter. You can find her on Twitter @MeganAWebb and on Instagram @meganwebb.dsn. 

Breanna Biorato

Breanna Biorato is a sophomore art major from Las Vegas, Nevada. This is Breanna’s third semester on staff as the photo editor. Some of her hobbies include photography, skateboarding, watching movies, baking and going on drives. Breanna is also the Director of Photography and Videography for DSU men’s basketball and the biggest Selena Gomez fan in the nation. Upon graduation, Breanna hopes to become a professional sports photographer. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram @visuallybreanna.

Olivia Ruud

Olivia Ruud is a senior media studies major from St. Paul, Minnesota. This is her first semester on staff as the video editor. Her number one goal is to work in TV production, which is inspired by the opportunity to be creative and virtuous. She loves to create anything from digital designs to teaching dance classes. “When there’s a will there’s a way, and when there’s integrity there’s prosperity,” she says.

Aubrey Gurney

Aubrey Gurney is a senior media studies major from Heber City, Utah. This is her second semester on staff as our social media editor. Aubrey’s hobbies include listening to podcasts and being outside. Upon graduation, she hopes to become a PR or advertising specialist. You can find Aubrey running our Twitter and Instagram @DixieSunNews.

Autumn Nuzman

Autumn Nuzman is a senior English major from Hurricane, Utah. This is Autumn’s sixth semester on staff as our Copy Editor. Some of her hobbies include reading, writing and playing video games. Upon graduation, Autumn hopes to become a book editor. You can find Autumn on Twitter @AutumnNuzman or on Instagram @autumn_nuzman

Emily Wight

Emily Wight is a freshman general studies major from West Jordan, Utah. This is Emily’s second semester on staff as the design editor. Her hobbies include playing volleyball and spikeball, bullet journaling, and traveling. When Emily graduates DSU, she plans on becoming a travel or sports videographer. You can find her on Instagram @emwightDSN.

Photographers

Misha Mosiichuk

Misha Mosiichuk is a junior information technology major from Olexandriya, Ukraine. This is his second semester on staff as a photographer. Misha’s hobbies include traveling, gaming and cooking, and he has a twin brother. Upon graduation, Misha wants to be an IT tech. You can find him on Instagram @misha_dixiesun_news and Twitter @Misha_dixiesunnews.

Bailey Chamberlain

Bailey Chamberlain is a freshman photography major from Sandy, Utah. This is her first semester as a Dixie Sun News Photographer. Bailey enjoys boating, being around friends and family, traveling, and anything else in the warm sun. Upon graduation, she plans to continue her freelance photography business. You can find her on Instagram and Twitter @bailey.dsn.

Production Staff

Stephanie Du Par

Stephanie Du Par is a senior communication studies major from Santa Rosa, California. This is her sixth semester on staff and third semester as producer for the Dixie Sun News. Stephanie’s hobbies include thrift shopping, record collecting, hiking and napping. When she graduates, she wants to be a TV producer. You can find Stephanie on Twitter and Instagram @stephDSU.

Sarah Richardson

Sarah Richardson is a sophomore general education major from West Jordan, Utah. This is her first semester as a news anchor for Dixie Sun News. She loves to sing, dabble in videography, and exclusively jams to Billy Joel. You can find her on Instagram @sarahr_dsn.

Michael Santoscoy

Michael Santoscoy is a Senior media studies major from Montclair, California. This is Michael’s fourth semester on staff, and he’s currently our sports anchor for the Dixie Sun News at noon. His hobbies include watching and playing sports, watching movies, and listening to crime podcasts. Once Michael graduates, he hopes to become a sports anchor. You can find Michael on Twitter @That1GuyMike21 or on Instagram @m.a.s.j_54.

Hannah Hickman

Hannah Hickman is a junior media studies major from Aguanga, California. This is her third semester on staff and second as a news anchor for the Dixie Sun News. Hannah’s hobbies include reading, working out, hiking and cooking. She loves Disney movies and can name any Disney song within seconds of hearing it. When Hannah graduates, she wants to be a news broadcaster or anchor. You can find Hannah on Twitter @HnnhHickman or on Facebook under Hannah Hickman.

Staff Writers

Brock Doman

Brock Doman is a junior exercise science major from St. George, Utah. This is his third semester on Dixie Sun News as a staff writer, and his primary focus is on covering DSU sports. Brock’s hobbies include watching and playing sports, spending time with his family, and having a good time. He aspires to be an orthopedic surgeon upon graduation. You can find Brock on Twitter @domandixiesun or on Instagram @brock_doman.

Sydney Johnson

Sydney Johnson is a freshman media studies major from Herriman, Utah. This is her first semester on the Dixie Sun News as a staff writer. She loves cooking, spending time with friends and family, shopping, and being in the warm weather. Upon graduation, she hopes to become a public relations manager. You can find her on Instagram and Twitter @sydj.dsn.

Rachel Lords

Rachel Lords is a freshman English Major from St. George, Utah. This is her first semester as a staff writer for the Dixie Sun News and she’s excited to be part of the team. She loves to travel and create things involving art, and she loves spending time with my pets. Rachel’s dream is to write a book and to someday live in another country and teach. You can find her on Instagram @rachel.dixiesun.

Bailey Chism

Bailey Chism is a freshman media studies major from Tooele, Utah. This is her first semester as a Dixie Sun News multimedia reporter. Bailey loves reading, writing and dancing. She is the president of the Dixie State University Ballroom Dance Club and also part of the formation team. Her plan after graduation is to become a publicist. You can find her on Instagram @baichism_dsn.

Maddie Corder

Maddie Corder is a sophomore media studies major from Phoenix, Arizona. This is her first semester as a staff writer for the Dixie Sun News. In her free time, she likes to shop, cook and watch rom-coms. She is also a member of DSU’s swim team. You can find her on Instagram and Twitter @Maddie_dsn.