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Passion Project is operated by an array of creative, passionate students with diverse backgrounds and skill sets. We pride ourselves on our dedication to students’ growth, self-discovery and use of art as a catalyst for change

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BRONTË COOK
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
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Hi y’all! My name is Brontë Cook, and I am the Executive Director of Passion Project. Throughout the past few years I’ve worked for Passion Project as a podcaster, writer and executive board member — and this year I am so incredibly excited to lead the team!

 

When I’m not coordinating my fun and talented staff, you can usually find me crafting in my backyard, humming pop songs I don’t know the words to or falling off of my penny board. If you have any content pitches or want to get involved, don’t hesitate to reach out! xoxo!

bcook4@ithaca.edu

Insta: @brontecook

Twitter: @brontecook1

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DANIELA RIVERO
CREATIVE DIRECTOR
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Hey y’all! I’m Daniela, a senior studying Social Movements and Latin American and studio art. I’ve been with Passion Project since my freshman year as a writer and podcaster, and I’m so excited to wrap my college career as the Creative Director! 

 

When I’m not podcasting or coordinating with our wonderful content creators, I enjoy roller skating, crafting with my housemates, and reading sci-fi novels. If you’re a creative of any kind looking for a platform to share your self expression (or if you want to share abolitionist readings and talk about Avatar the Last Airbender) my DMs are open!

drivero@ithaca.edu

@daniela.rivero

JARED DOBRO
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
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Hi! I’m Jared Dobro and I am the Artistic Director of Passion Project. Last year I got involved with Passion Project by starting a podcast as well as being a staff designer!

 

Not only do I love design, but I love to hike around Ithaca, make lyric videos, and hunt around Spotify for new pop music. Message me if you want to be a part of the design team!

jdobro@ithaca.edu

Insta & Twitter: @JaredDobro

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STEPHANIE PHILO
EDITORIAL DIRECTOR
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Hi, I’m Stephanie! I’ve been writing for Passion Project since I was a freshman, so I’m incredibly stoked to be the Editorial Director for my senior year!

 

Some of my absolute favorite things in the world include Wegmans greek yogurt, The Lego Batman Movie, and dyeing my hair. I also worship the ground Jack Antonoff walks on. If you have any ideas for written content (essays, poetry, etc), hit me up!

 

sphilo@ithaca.edu

Insta: @stephanie.philo

Twitter: @stephanie_philo

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OLIVIA RIETTI
VIDEO EDITOR
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Hi, I’m Liv! I’m super excited to be working as Passion Project’s video editor this year. I love everything video related; watching them, shooting them, editing them - I even love sound design and visual effects work! If you’re looking for a side video project this semester, whether it be a music video, PSA, small short or doc, let me know!

 

orietti@ithaca.edu

Insta: @livrietti

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BAILEY BLEACHER
DIRECTOR OF PHOTO
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Hi I’m Bailey! I’m the Director of Photo for Passion Project! As a junior, this is my third year being a part of this amazing editorial and I’m so excited to see all the awesome content created this semester! 

 

Some of the things I love are obviously photography, Tom Holland (love is an understatement), corgis, and the live action Cat in the Hat. If anyone is even the slightest bit interested in photography or learning the basics, I’m always open to teaching you and getting you started! And if you’re already familiar with photography, send me an email or message! You all are such talented individuals and I wanna see your work so we can publish it for everyone to see!

bbecher@ithaca.edu

Instagram: @Bay.becher or

@BaileyBecher

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MINAH SAINT
PODCAST DIRECTOR
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Hey! I’m Minah. I’m the Podcast Director for Passion Project! I’ve been hosting a sex and health education podcast called “Birds and Black Girls” since spring of my freshman year. I am currently a junior at Ithaca College studying screenwriting and gender studies. Because of Passion Project, I was able to create a safe and educational space for college students such as myself exploring the world of health and sexuality.

 

Aside from podcasting, I love to read YA novels and manga, write poetry and screenplays, cook, and hang out with my baby cousins.

rsaintcyr@ithaca.edu

Insta: @minahstcyr

Twitter: @strugglescreen

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EIBHILIN O'REILLY
ASSISTANT EDITORIAL DIRECTOR
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Hi, I'm Eibhilin! I'm the assistant editorial director for Passion Project and am so incredibly excited to be working beside such talented people. This is my sophomore year and with that also my second year with the publication.  

 

On my days off you can find me at Viva eating my favorite dish “chips and guac” while listening to “Folklore”. I love film photography and art galleries. Cannot wait for this year's creative team to get to work!

Eoreilly@ithaca.edu

Insta: @Eibhilinor

 GABRIELA ESPAILLAT
SOCIAL MEDIA LEAD
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Hey, I’m Gabriela, the current head of social media for Passion Project. After writing for the publication for a year, I noticed the community that Passion Project creates both on and off Ithaca College Campus. PP lets you express yourself freely through any medium of creativity, to promote mental health, diversity, and inclusivity. 

 

I consider myself a well-rounded artist, therefore on my days off, you can find me creating music, painting, dancing, and having a personal fashion show

gespaillatfernandez@ithaca.edu

Insta: @gabrieeellllaaaaa

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TAYLOR MILLICAN 
EVENTS COORDINATOR
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Hi everyone! My name is Taylor Millican, and I will be the events manager for Passion Project this year. This is my first time working with Passion Project, and despite the uncanny times, I’m hoping to make some engaging events to connect our little community! Please let me know if you have any ideas!

tmillican@ithaca.edu

insta: @taylorbrynmillican

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NOA COVELL
WEB COORDINATOR/ TREASURER
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Hey! I’m Noa! I’m the Web Coordinator and Treasurer for Passion Project! I’ve been so lucky to have this platform as a creative outlet throughout my college career and I can’t wait to see what this year brings! 

 

When I’m not working on the ‘zine you can find me watching Animal Planet, making pasta or even both at the same time when I’m feeling silly! If you have any questions about joining our team or producing content, don’t feel shy to reach out!

ncovell@ithaca.edu

Insta: @noacoves

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Interested in getting on the team? Send us an email!

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