MEET THE STAFF

The 2018-2019 staff of The Eye relies on the talents and determination of a dedicated team of 24 aspiring journalists — writers, reporters, photographers, filmmakers, designers, editors, and promoters.

Jonna
Jonna Chen, Editor-In-Chief
Jonna Chen is the Editor-in-Chief of The Eye this year. This is her fourth year in Singapore (and SAS) and her second year working with The Eye. Currently a senior, she can be found stressing over a formative quiz or poking her friends on a normal school day. Once at home, she multitasks by doing homework, organizing her life in color-coded lists, and watching Worth It on YouTube. Her phone constantly being on silent causes her to miss all her friends’ calls, but she can always be contacted at chen47991@sas.edu.sg
Aditi Balasubramanian is a senior at SAS and one of the Chief Copy Editors for The Eye. This is her fourth year at SAS but she has lived in Singapore her whole life. In her free time, she enjoys writing, reading, and binge watching “Gilmore Girls”—which may have fuelled her interest in being a journalist. She loves anything with chocolate in it and Indian food. She can be contacted at: balasubram47401@sas.edu.sg.

Aditi
Aditi Balasubramanian, Chief Copy Editor

Anyu
Anyu Ching, Chief Copy Editor
Anyu Ching is currently a junior in high school, and this is her second year as a reporter for The Eye. This year, she joins the staff as one of the two Chief Copy Editors. Anyu was born in Singapore, but grew up in Tokyo, Japan, and spends most of her time flying back and forth between the two. Some of her hobbies include rewatching How I Met Your Mother for the seventh time, listening to The Strokes, and constantly obsessing over Harry Styles that it’s not even funny anymore. Really, it truly isn’t. Although she prefers phone calls, she can always be contacted at ching41287@sas.edu.sg
Mi Le Jang, currently a senior in SAS, is one of the Chief Media Editors of the The Eye. This is her 18th year in Singapore and her third year working for The Eye. Although she was born in Singapore, she remains deeply attached to her hometown in Korea. She loves watching YouTube videos, experimenting with film and editing, traveling to new places, and spending time with her family members. She spends most of her time chilling in the library or media lab, but she can always be contacted at milejang30003@gmail.com

Mi Le
Mi Le Jang, Chief Media Editor

Chloe
Chloe Venn, Chief Media Editor
Chloe Venn is a senior and one of the Chief Media Editors of The Eye. Of Californian and South African heritage, Chloe was born and raised in Singapore. She enjoys all kinds of movies, loves rainstorms, and has a terrible taste in music. Filmmaking, writing, and Mandarin are her favourite subjects. She can be contacted at venn19557@sas.edu.sg
Han Sohn is the Chief Marketing Strategist for The Eye, and this is her second year working as a reporter for The Eye. Currently a senior, she is reaching her thirteenth year at SAS and fifteenth year in Singapore. At school, on most days, she can be found sharing relatable memes with her friends and updating posts on her bullet journal account @jahm.studies (in collaboration with three other seniors). At home, she can be found binge-watching American Horror Story, or Black Mirror, or lying on her bed streaming the latest horror movies. She can be contacted at sohn31766@sas.edu.sg

Han
Han Sohn, Chief Marketing Strategist

Ryan
Ryan Deguire, Staff Reporter
Ryan Deguire is a second-year reporter for The Eye. He is a Senior at SAS and has been here for 3 and a half years. He is the son of a Platoon Sergeant in the U.S. Army and has lived in six places including Singapore. He enjoys watching movies, video chatting with his friends in San Antonio Texas, and playing with his puppy Kaya. He can be contacted at either rymater2000@gmail.com or deguire48003@sas.edu.sg
Sydney Dumke is a senior at SAS and her first year working at the eye. Sydney was born in Texas, but has lived in in Hawaii, Italy, Washington State, Florida, and Guam. SAS is her 10th school. Sydney plays for the Varsity soccer and Softball team. Some of her favorite things to do are make YouTube videos and watching Netflix, and photography. She can be contacted at dumke49144@sas.edu.sg

Sydney
Sydney Dumke, Staff Reporter

Angela
Angela Hwang, Staff Reporter
Angela Hwang is a junior at Singapore American School and this is her second year working for The Eye. She is thrilled to return back to journalism and wants to produce more exciting content for the upcoming year. Angela embraces her Korean background, but considers Singapore her home. Her hobbies include taking aesthetic photographs, collecting CDs from her favorite artists, and travelling to some of the most majestic places on earth. She can be contacted at hwang41112@sas.edu.sg
Jane Kong is a senior in high school, and this is her first year on The Eye. She is very excited to pursue both written and video journalism. Although she was born in GuangZhou, she has attended around 5 schools in total. Her hobbies include photography and sleeping. She can be contacted at kong42508@sas.edu.sg

Jane
Jane Kong, Staff Reporter

Brenda
Brenda Lee, Staff Reporter
Brenda Lee is currently a junior, and this is her first year as a reporter for The Eye. This is her sixth year studying in Singapore American School, and despite coming from a Korean, American, and Hong Kong background, she considers Singapore her home. In her free time, she loves to indulge in bubble tea and consume food from all kinds of cuisine. In addition, she finds happiness in travelling around the globe and exposing herself to different cultures. She can be easily contacted at lee45288@sas.edu.sg
Hyun Ju Lee is currently a junior and this is her first year working for The Eye. She was born in Boston, United States, but her parents are both Korean and this is her 14th year living in Singapore. As a hobby, she really likes to draw both digitally and on paper, listen to music, and binge watch Korean dramas and variety shows. In addition, she also really loves animals and food. She can be contacted at lee46856@sas.edu.sg

Hyunju
Hyun Ju Lee, Staff Reporter

Cassandra
Cassandra Lundsgaard, Staff Reporter
Cassandra Lundsgaard is currently a junior, and this is her first year as a staffer of The Eye. She was born and raised in China but is originally from Denmark and Singapore. In her free time, she typically procrastinates by “accidentally” spending hours on Netflix binge-watching every sitcom, as well as taking naps and eating snacks. She can be contacted at lundsgaard770785@sas.edu.sg
Rhea Malhotra is currently a senior, and this is her first year writing for The Eye. She was born in Hong Kong and moved to Singapore at the start of freshman year. In her free time, she enjoys watching various romcoms, eating hot Cheetos with chopsticks, shopping, and cuddling with her dog. She can be contacted at malhotra47884@sas.edu.sg

Rhea
Rhea Malhotra, Staff Reporter

Christina
Christina McDougall, Staff Reporter
Christina McDougall, aspiring to be the next Amy Poehler, spends her free time doing nothing to reach that goal. While judging people based on how they use “they’re” vs “there” on social media, she also likes chicken nuggets, being half Australian, and getting into fights with 12-year-olds on Twitter. She can be contacted at mcdougall44636@sas.edu.sg
Jiaqi (Lily) Pan is currently a junior and this is her first year working for The Eye. She was born in China and has lived in Singapore for four years. She likes listening to music and eating, especially desserts. She’s really excited for this experience in The Eye and can be contacted at pan48091@sas.edu.sg

Lily
Lily Pan, Staff Reporter

Marie Anne
Marie Anne Patrick, Staff Reporter
Marie Anne Patrick has, always, an adventurous spirit for tasting new food and ordering way too much bubble tea—which, if you ask her, is the one and only ice crushed milo drink. She also has a constant craving for sushi, and she would eat it every day if she could. She has a newfound love for froyo, but thinks that Yolé is a scam. She enjoys watching movies, playing basketball and salsa dancing at Señor Taco. She’s an approachable person so please don’t hesitate to contact her, as she’s just a 17-year-old getting through her last year of high school. Contact Marie Anne at patrick19822@sas.edu.sg
Hanna Pham is currently a senior and this is her first year working for The Eye. This is her third year living in Singapore, having lived previously in the US, Indonesia, and Japan. In her free time, she can be found binge-watching Narcos, making guacamole, or labeling her stuff. She can be contacted at pham49117@sas.edu.sg

Hanna
Hanna Pham, Staff Reporter

Melina
Melina Poulsen, Staff Reporter
Melina Poulsen is currently a senior and this is her first year writing for The Eye. She’s originally from Argentina but has lived most of her life in Brazil, which is her favorite place in the world. She has an undying passion for music and would say it is one of the few things she couldn’t live without. Her indecisiveness has led her to explore many interests, whether that would be playing competitive tennis or taking karate classes, although her love for psychology pretty much tops it off. She can be contacted at poulsen49072@sas.edu.sg
Mitali Singh is currently a junior and this is her first time working for The Eye. She has lived all 16 years of her life in Singapore. She spends most of her time debating whether to watch YouTube videos or the next episode of American Horror Story on Netflix. She loves music, drawing very abstract art, as well as watching lots of past vines (rip vine). Also, she loves to write and tell stories, and listen to them too. And journalism seems to be a great outlet to write these stories. So, if you have any interesting stories or even vines you would like to share with her, she can be contacted at singh772234@sas.edu.sg.

Mitali
Mitali Singh, Staff Reporter

Will
Will Staley, Staff Reporter & Photographer-in-Residence
Will Staley is currently a junior and this is his first year working for the Eye. This is also his first year living in Singapore, having moved from St. Louis, Missouri USA. Will enjoys photography and has a photography website (willstaleyphotography.com). He hopes to pursue photography for his college and career while being involved in his passion for politics and humanitarian work. He can be contacted at staley774011@sas.edu.sg.
Anjali Swarstad is currently a junior and working for The Eye for her second year. In her free time, Anjali enjoys making films, graphic design, and sharing goofs n’ gaffs with her friends. She’s excited to produce more videos this year and can be contacted at swarstad30323@sas.edu.sg.

Anjali
Anjali Swarstad, Staff Reporter

Jensen
Jensen Tan, Staff Reporter
Jensen Tan is currently a senior and it is his first year working for The Eye. He was born in Singapore, but he was raised in Melbourne, Australia. When he is not playing basketball every week, he is watching films or dreaming about living in California, or New York City, or traveling around the globe. He is an aspiring filmmaker and hopes to enter both film and journalism in the future. He can be contacted at tan48557@sas.edu.sg.
Aryan Varma is a senior and this is his second year as a reporter for The Eye. He has been at SAS for the past four years, and in Singapore for the past six. Regarded as the most perceptive film scholar at SAS by the school community, Aryan serves as the primary film columnist for The Eye. To call him a film-buff would be an understatement, for Aryan sets himself apart by his constant initiative to pursue film. If he isn’t building upon or showing off his remarkable knowledge of film history, he would be found listening to a wide range of music. He can be contacted at varma45798@sas.edu.sg.

Aryan
Aryan Varma, Staff Reporter & Resident Film Critic

Shack
Lawrence “Shack” Shackelford, Faculty Advisor to The Eye
Mr. Shackelford is in his third year at SAS and working with The Eye.   He is a native of the US state of Virginia but spent significant parts of his life in South America and Europe.  In addition to serving as The Eye’s faculty advisor, he teaches the Filmmaking, Advanced Filmmaking, and Catalyst courses in the High School, Advises the The Film Society, and remains determined to put a dent in a long list of self-prescribed must-do’s around the city of Singapore and throughout the region. “Shack” can be contacted at sshackelford@sas.edu.sg

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