Meet the Staff

Editorial

Lauren Hofer

Caitlin Bartusick

Priscilla Carcido

Breanna Belken

I’m a graduating senior and the managing editor for Tusk. Originally from Redding, CA — the true NorCal, way up near Oregon. I enjoy rollerblading and performing in musicals. My favorite Fullerton food is Curry Hut because garlic naan.

What’s up! This is my fourth year at CSUF where I’m double majoring in journalism and American studies. I grew up in Huntington Beach and I love watching sunsets, hanging out with dogs, skydiving and trying out new vegan restaurants. I’m an editor at Tusk.

Hey! I’m a journalism and American studies double major in my senior year. I currently reside in Fontana, CA, but I spend all my time in Orange County. I love going to the beach, exploring new cities, and dreaming about my next cup of coffee. My favorite restaurant is Viva Villa’s. I’m an editor at Tusk.

Hi. I’m a fourth-year journalism major. I work as an editor for Tusk and an assistant editor at the Daily Titan. My hometown is Riverside, CA and my hobbies include visiting national parks and checking out record stores. I enjoy Thai Tea boba more than most food. 

Amy Wells

Hi there. I am a senior journalism major. I work as an editor for Tusk Magazine and the Daily Titan. When I’m not sleeping I love to go thrift shopping and think about my future as a dog mom. I love to eat at new restaurants but Rutabegorz in Fullerton will always be a fave. 

Amanda Chacon

I’m a fourth-year journalism major and an editor at Tusk. I am originally from Riverside. I’m a staff writer at the Daily Titan and a cat mom at home! I am always trying to go shopping and love anywhere with a good happy hour. 

Web / Multimedia

Diane Ortiz

Katherine Abando

Caroline Salinas

Kevin Tucker

Hello! I’m the Web Producer for Tusk. I am a print journalism major by day, bartender by night and mother 24/7. I enjoy spending my free time exploring nature trails and spending time in the great outdoors. My favorite restaurant is Sushi on Fire in Huntington Beach. Delicious!

I’m one-sixth of the web and multimedia team for Tusk. I’m a transfer student from Cypress College majoring in Human Communication Studies. Born in the Philippines and raised in Lakewood, CA. My hobbies are reading, hanging with friends and Netflix. I’m a foodie by nature and I love to search for new food to try with my friends.

Hello! I’m a third-year PhotoComm major, and a Spanish and CTVA minor. My hometown is West Covina, but I am always on the go from the OC to the SGV and all the way to DTLA. I like to sing and perform with our CSUF a capella group “The Fullertones.” My favorite restaurant is “Mr. Pollo” in Covina. They serve the most delicious Peruvian food!

I am a Senior graduating with a B.A. in COMM. I am the webmaster for Tusk. I was born in Denville, NJ and bounced around a bit to Chicago and Canada before landing in SoCal when I was 7. I enjoy golfing, cooking, and anything with an engine and wheels. My favorite restaurant is Kelly’s Korner Tavern in Placentia. They have the BEST burgers.

Rick Pinon Delgado

Hello! I am a fourth year here at CSUF where I study journalism as well as pre-law. I am Tusk’s Multimedia Editor. I was raised in Fontana, CA and I enjoy riding my longboard around listening to music — from Phoenix to SZA and Childish Gambino to The Drums and Kali Uchis. My favorite restaurant is Green Tomato Grill in Brea because it caters to my vegetarian needs!

Kameron Leong

I am a second year with a major in communications with concentration in Journalism. I work on the multimedia/web desk for Tusk. I am from San Mateo, CA. I enjoy watching TV and movies, hanging out with friends, and working out. My favorite restaurant is Espetus in San Mateo.

Photo

Judith Cahill

Jenna Ross

Tyler Chow

Katie Albertson

Hey, I’m Judi Cahill. a fourth year, Photo Comm major. I am a Photo Director for Tusk. I was born and raised in Torrance, CA. I love food and the beach. But mostly I love spending time with my kiddos Ethan, Josh and Sophia. I love Thai and Italian food! 

I’m from Dana Point, CA and I’m a junior here at CSUF. I’m a PhotoComm major and one of the Tusk photographers. I’m an avid concert-goer and coffee aficionado. My favorite restaurant of all time: Kitakata Ramen Ban Nai in Costa Mesa. Yes, I will drive 30 minutes just for a bowl of spicy noodles.

Hello! My friends call me, Ty. I am a fourth year PhotoComm major and I work on the Photo Desk for Tusk. I was born and raised in Anaheim, CA and moved to my current home in Fullerton when I was a kid. My hobbies include concerts and collecting vinyl. My favorite restaurant is Spaghetti Factory.

Hey! I’m the one of the photo editors at Tusk. I’m also one of the photo editors at the Daily Titan. I live my life behind the lens and love capturing stories through photos. When I’m not taking photos, I am probably snowboarding or cheering on LeBron James. 

Design

Hannah Miller

Megan Maxey

Tracy Hoang

Hi, I’m Tusk’s Creative Director. I’m a journalism major and will be graduating at the end of the spring. I was born and raised in Chino Hills, CA. I love drawing, painting, reading murder-mystery novels and eating. My favorite place to eat is the Whole Enchilada, mostly because everything there is 90% cheese. 

I’m a Sacramento native and this semester I am a designer at Tusk. When it comes down to it, I am a storyteller and I love what I do. If you’re looking to see me in person, you can probably find me at Disneyland or at meetings for the Society for Professional Journalists, Cal State Fullerton, where I’m the chapter president.

Hi! I am a third-year COMM major with an emphasis in advertising. I am a designer for Tusk magazine. I am from Alhambra, CA which is located in the outer Los Angeles County. I love going to Disneyland and Universal. I also love to explore new cafes and restaurants. I honestly don’t have a favorite restaurant because there are too many good ones, so feel free to ask me for recommendations! 

Social Media

Emeline Beltran

Hi! I’m one of the social media producers for Tusk! I’m a third-year student studying PhotoComm. My hometown is Arcadia, CA, and I was @pcccourier’s news editor before transferring to CSUF. When I’m not studying, I’m finding new places to eat at or thrift shopping. I seriously love food so much that I once ate six donuts in one sitting. I “donut” recommend doing that.

Treva Flores

Hey! I’m one of the social media managers for Tusk. I’m majoring in print journalism and this is my second year at Cal State Fullerton as a transfer student from Riverside City College. I was previously an assistant editor of the arts and entertainment section for Viewpoints. I love coffee shops, poetry, and playing the ukulele. My favorite coffee shop is Back to the Grind in Riverside.

Event Planners

Mattison Cano

My friends call me Mattie. I am a third year COMM major with an emphasis in journalism. I am one of two event planners for Tusk. I am originally from the small town of Highland, CA and am an avid shopper and Netflix user. You can always find me at the local Red Robin because of the seasoning they put on their fries.

Codie Hays

Hi, I am a COMM major with a minor in American studies. This is my fourth year (and last) at CSUF and I am an event planner for Tusk. I hail from Temecula, CA and my hobbies include wedding planning, my sorority Alpha Chi Omega, running and shopping. Oh, and Early Bird Cafe has the BEST BREAKFAST EVER!