Meet the Eagle Media Staff
Eagle News Staff
Eagle News Editor
Hey there fellow Eagles! I’m Samantha (Sam) Roesler and I’m so excited to be your Eagle News opinion editor for the year! I am a junior who is dual majoring in journalism and legal studies. I’ve had a passion for local journalism since middle school, but I also have great interest in how our country’s legal system operates. I have been working at a Starbucks in Estero for two years, and I play on FGCU’s club tennis team! My free time at home consists mainly of pen-palling people all over the world and cuddling with my cats. My job as opinion editor is to be the voice of our school’s student body on any FGCU related events and even issues affecting the entire country. I’ll also be supplying tips on how to be successful throughout your college career! Have an opinion on something occurring on campus or on a national scale? Speak up! I would love to hear from you. firstname.lastname@example.org
Julia is a junior majoring in Journalism and minoring in Political Science at FGCU. She is from Jupiter, Florida and has been practicing photography for seven years. When she is not behind the camera, you can find her traveling the country, trying new foods or visiting her favorite vacation spot: Walt Disney World. She hopes to work as a political photojournalist and become the next Pete Souza upon graduation. Julia is excited to continue her work as a photographer for Eagle News. email@example.com
Assignment and Features Editor
Nina Mendes is a junior majoring in journalism and minoring in interdisciplinary studies at FGCU. She is from South Brunswick, New Jersey, and moved to Fort Myers in 2018. She has been an assistant editor for Eagle News for the past two years and was the editor-in-chief of her high school newspaper. When she is not writing for the News & Features section, you can find her moshing at metalcore shows, taking pictures of her cat or watching The Rocky Horror Picture Show. She hopes to land a career in entertainment journalism, working with musicians.
I’m Karina! I’m a junior, a journalism major with a creative writing minor, and the new opinion editor. I love reading fiction novels, writing poetry and prose, and color coordinating my outfits. I’m always down to discuss some school required literature or the latest political development. You can find me in the newsroom on Wednesdays from 1 pm to 2:30 pm.
Samantha Romero is junior majoring in Journalism and minoring in Marketing at FGCU. She is from Miami, Florida and moved to Fort Myers in 2017. If she is not working for Eagle Media, you can find her working in production at WINK news, listening to new music, watching movies, fantasizing about adopting a dog, or working on new graphic design idea. She hopes to further her career in a creative field in Journalism or Film. firstname.lastname@example.org
ENTV Assistant Director
Sarah Mankowitz is a junior majoring in Journalism and minoring in Interdisciplinary Studies at FGCU. She is from Bradenton, Florida and has wanted to become an anchor/reporter either in news or sports since her freshman year of high school. When she isn’t in front of the camera, you can find her playing trumpet in the FGCU basketball band or at a bonfire with the FGCU off-roading club.
Eagle Radio Staff
Eagle Radio Station Manager
Lauren Shanley is a senior at Florida Gulf Coast University majoring in Communication with a concentration in Public Relations. She is from Sarasota, Florida. When she is not working with Eagle Radio or on-campus she likes to enjoy her time with her friends and family. Lauren loves to travel and has been to 7 different countries. In the future, she hopes to pursue a career in Public Relations as well as own a dachshund.
Justin Paprocki is the student media advisor at Florida Gulf Coast University, and until recently, was the managing editor of Gulfshore Business. Paprocki had been with Gulfshore Life Media for four years, previously as the digital media manager and senior editor at Gulfshore Life. Before arriving in Naples, the native Ohioan spent a decade as a writer and editor at community newspapers before earning a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri. He lives in north Naples with his family. email@example.com