Class of 2018
Teagan Dillon | Teagan is an accounting major from Redford, Mich. In summer 2017, she was a social media intern at Nielsen. She has worked with Fighting Irish Media, the communications arm of Notre Dame Athletics, since 2014.
"I love data journalism, which combines my passion for numbers and storytelling. After graduation, I plan to work for Nielsen and gain more data/analytical experience. Down the road, I hope to channel my journalism experience into more business-type roles."
Joseph DiSipio | Joe is an economics major from Havertown, Pa. In summer 2017, he was based in Dublin as an intern with the business news desk at RTÉ, the national broadcast network in Ireland. He has also held internships at The Hill in Washington, D.C. and at The South Bend Tribune. He has worked for six semesters at Scholastic, the nation's oldest student-run publication; he currently serves as the magazine's managing editor.
"I want to use my skills as a multiplatform journalist to tell the stories that matter most."
Katie Galioto | Katie is a political science major from Chanhassen, Minn. In summer 2017, she was an intern with the U.S. Department of State based in Rome. In 2016, she held a reporting internship at The Concord Monitor. She also serves as the managing editor of The Observer, the university's independent student-run newspaper, where she has worked since fall of her freshman year. She is fluent in Italian.
"I enjoy all types of news reporting, particularly feature writing and investigative pieces. My academic and professional interests include American politics, international development and cultural heritage."
Mary Hinton | Mary is a business administration major from Bow Mar, Colo. She is currently an intern with Notre Dame Magazine. In summer 2017, she was an intern with the IMA Financial Group in Denver. She also serves as a research assistant for the university's environmental change initiative.
"I am currently pursuing a career in business analytics and financial consulting. I hope to use this experience as a springboard into business and economic reporting."
Claire Kramer | Claire is an American studies major from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She is currently a freelancer for the Associated Press covering Notre Dame football. In summer 2017, she was an intern with the Corridor Business Journal in Iowa. She has also worked with Fighting Irish Digital Media and the athletic department's media relations division.
"I'm most interested in sports and culture coverage, and I'm drawn to feature/magazine writing and column writing. I hope to pursue a career in sports journalism, media or public relations."
Abby Piper | Abby is a dual-major in English and French from Lake St. Louis, Mo. She is a national writer for Her Campus. She has also written for The Observer and College Magazine. Since 2015, she has been a student production assistant with Fighting Irish Media. In spring 2018, she will intern with Notre Dame Magazine.
"I'd ideally like to work in magazine journalism or digital media platform covering lifestyle or sports, but I also like trying new things, so I'm open to learning and writing about nearly anything."
Selena Ponio | Selena is an international economics major from Plano, Texas. In summer 2017, she was an intern with 60 Minutes with CBS News in New York City. She is currently the associate news editor at The Observer, and she has also held an internship with The South Bend Tribune. She is fluent in Spanish and Tagalog.
"I'm passionate about journalism in many forms — writing breaking news, covering immigration law, and crafting editorials and opinion columns."
Janet Stengle | Janet is a history major from Toledo, Ohio. She is the assistant design director at Scholastic, and she has held internships at The Toledo Blade and The Toledo City Paper. She also serves as vice president of the senior class.
"With history, journalism and graphic design experience, I have developed a passion for the art of storytelling. Next year, I plan to attend law school and hope to reconcile journalism and law with an interest in communications law."
Andrea Vale | Andrea is an English major from Mansfield, Mass. In summer 2017, she was an intern with "National Geographic." She has also interned with the Inter Press Service in Rome. She is currently the executive editor at Scholastic, and she has also written for USA Today, HuffPost and The Observer. She is fluent in Spanish.
"I'm interested in using long-form journalism and photojournalism to produce deep looks into underexposed or misunderstood communities. I hope to work as a foreign correspondent or for an international magazine."