Our Editors 2021-2022

Feel free to reach out to any of our editors with any questions or article ideas.

Zully Sosa (she/her/hers) | Executive Editor | sosaz@augsburg.edu

Zully Sosa is the returning Executive Editor of the Echo, majoring in New Media: Promotional Communication and minoring in Sociology. She believes in educated journalism, caffeine, and the stars. Zully also works on campus at the library and as a performance evaluator for Spotlight Education.  In her free time she’s either writing back penpals or going through her Letterboxd watchlist.

Danny Reinan (they/them/theirs) | Copy Editor | reinand@augsburg.edu

Danny is a fourth year student who is double-majoring in Social Work and Theater (Directing/Dramaturgy/Playwriting) and aiming to become a drama therapist. They are a stage actor, playwright, and visual artist who believes strongly in the power of language and is an advocate for the freedom of access to information, which motivates their work at the Echo. When they’re not up to their ears in schoolwork, they can be found juggling their many creative projects, including several original plays, an action RPG video game, and a whole lot of Dungeons and Dragons campaigns. Feel free to reach out to them if you want to share your ideas for upcoming articles, exchange cat photos, or just say hello!

Azu Esparza Hernandez (she/they) | Layout Editor | esparzaa@augsburg.edu

Azu Esparza Hernandez is a second-year majoring in Secondary Art Education. As layout editor she is looking forward to experimenting on InDesign and working with the team on making sure every issue is ready for Auggies to read! Aside from their love of art and film, one of their favorite hobbies is cooking and baking all day.

Jasmine Chikkala (she/her/hers) | Managing Editor | chikkalj@augsburg.edu 

Hi, my name is Jasmine Chikkala (she/her/hers). I am a senior in the social work program and have a psychology minor. I started the Mental Health Matters student organization last year. I am a part of in the PAN-Asían club, BSW Forum, Social Work Honors Society, and TRIO. Additionally, I am an intern with the Minnesota Department of Human Services in the Aging division. When I have free time, I like art, trying new coffee shops, psychology podcasts, and volunteering.

I will be the managing editor and am excited to work for the Echo because I like the unique voices that are amplified. 

Amina Pezerovic (she/her/hers) | Outreach Coordinator | pezerova@augsburg.edu 

Amina Pezerovic (she/her) is a first year double majoring in international business and marketing with a minor in international relations. She is passionate about social and climate justice. When she’s not working at the bakery, she enjoys reading, hanging out with family and friends, trying out new coffee shops, and hiking.

Olivia Allery (she/her/hers) | News Editor | alleryo@augsburg.edu 

Hi there! My name is Olivia Allery and I’m the News Editor for the Echo. I’m a sophomore this year and I’m majoring in Social Work! I use she/her pronouns, and I’m so excited to be a part of the Echo and even more excited for the awesome year we’re gonna have!

Tayana Osuna (she/her/hers) | Arts & Culture Editor | osunat@augsburg.edu

I’m a freshman here at Augsburg majoring in English. I’m working on becoming a Literature professor for my future job. I love to read and write. I enjoy hearing other people’s perspective and hearing their stories. I am also a huge soccer fan who loves Minnesota United. 

Dominick Ingram (he/him/his) | Sports Editor | ingramd@augsburg.edu

A senior at Augsburg, Dom is a Communication Studies major and is minoring in Marketing. He hopes to get a job as a sports journalist one day. Dom has a strong passion for sports and involves himself in everything he can relating to them. Outside of his life of sports, he enjoys spending time with friends and family, spending time with his girlfriend Carly, working out, video games, and working on campus

Joe Ramlet (he/him/his) | Opinions Editor | ramletj@augsburgecho

Joe Ramlet is a first-year double majoring in Social Work and Political Science: Public Policy/Political Change with a minor in Sociology. He is excited to join the ECHO as the Opinions Editor to encourage and facilitate discourse about our world, nation, local community and Augsburg University. As a political scientist, Joe is committed to using the press as a medium for social change and free expression. When he’s not writing or editing, he can be found playing his violin in the Augsburg Orchestra, studying on the third floor of Lindell Library or kayaking on the Minneapolis Chain of Lakes.

Sarah Burke (she/her/hers) | Features Editor | burkes@augsburg.edu 

Sarah Burke is a senior double majoring in English and Communication Studies. She is an intern at History Through Fiction publishing and hopes to continue to learn how language shapes our perspectives on life. When she is not writing papers, you will find Sarah reading the latest YA fantasy novel and attempting to buy more coffee.

Mina (Leah) Himlie (she/her/hers) | Online Publishing Coordinator | himliel@augsburg.edu 

Mina is a junior who is majoring in Social Work with a minor in Spanish. She is passionate about reading, writing, and social justice. In her free time she enjoys playing D&D, baking, watching shows, and reading books. She is spending her spring semester in Mexico, but feel free to reach out with any questions, comments, or concerns!

Faculty Advisor is Jenny L. Hanson