Meet the Team

Get to know the staff behind The Howl


Alivia Stonier (She/Her): Alivia is a Professional Writing—concentration in Creative Writing—and Media Production Major. She also Minors in Broadcast Journalism. From Naugatuck CT, she hopes to pursue screenwriting and writing in the music industry, along with publishing fictional works, prose, & poetry. She serves as President of Student Publications, News Director of WXCI 91.7 and is known as DJ Ink Drop on the air.


Alexis Coschignano (She/Her): Alexis is a Junior Professional Writing Major at WCSU with a concentration in Business & Technical Writing. She hopes to one day possibly be an editor while simultaneously working in the automotive industry. She loves to write both poetry and fiction, draw, and take her dogs on walks. When she is not in school, she can be found at local car meets, working, sleeping, and spending time with her friends and family.

Hayden Pham (They/He): Hayden is a writer studying Business & Technical Professional Writing and Philosophy at Western Connecticut State University. He makes and appreciates art and music. When they aren’t creating content, they can be found gaming, gardening, or getting lost in the woods.


Ricardo Machado (He/Him): Ricardo is currently studying Professional Writing with a focus in Business and Technical Writing at WCSU. He is also pursuing a minor in Sports Media. On his own time, he shares an active interest in soccer, movies, computers, and gaming. An unhealthy obsession of his is attempting to watch every movie that Willem Dafoe has taken part in.

Meaghan Canavan (She/They): Meaghan is an avid enjoyer of all things creative such as music, art, and writing. She is a big fan of cozy games and indie content. Meaghan has worked on multiple campus publications and hopes to pursue publishing in the future, so they look forward to helping young creatives take some of their first steps towards sharing their work!


Timothy Froessel (He/Him): Timothy is a Professional Writing major concentrating on Creative Writing at WCSU. When not talking to himself about the New York Islanders, he can be found listening to Beach House or looking at cute pictures of bears on the internet.

Jourdan Davis (He/Him): Jourdan has enrolled as a WCSU Creative Writing major to learn the skills he needs to write and produce books for the enjoyment of others. In his free time, he likes to learn new things and go to further lengths to research various topics he finds fascinating. These topics are history, technology, writing tips, and music. He will do whatever he needs to ace this semester! 


Pleasant M. Paschael (She/Her): Pleasant is a Professional Writing major with a concentration in Journalism and Public Relations. She enjoys music of all genres, fashion, and writing poetry and novels. Pleasant would like to pursue a career working for a fashion or music magazine after she graduates in the spring of 2024. She will also continue her education to receive her MFA to become a writing professor. 


Zachary Rozell (He/Him): Zachary is a Professional Writing major with a minor in Art at WCSU. He enjoys long walks on the beach and piña coladas. He’s a rootin’-tootin’ cowboy in the metaphorical sense. And when he’s not lassoing letters (writing) he’s hanging out with friends or listening to some alt-rock tunes. With the seemingly great legacy of The Howl, he hopes he can prop up the platform the best he can.


Amanda O’Shea (She/Her): Amanda is an English major at Western Connecticut State University. In her free time, she enjoys reading romance and mystery novels, watching and criticizing movies, and spending time with family/friends. Amanda would love to pursue a career in teaching at a high school or college level.


Allison L. Sammel (She/Her): Allison is a Professional Writing major with a minor in Psychology at Western Connecticut State University. She is in her junior year as a re-entry student. Allison attended Western Connecticut State University in 2000-2002 as a Psychology major. She is interested in writing fiction novels while reading and writing poetry.   

Faculty Advisors

Dr. Brian Clements 

Professor Bonnie Denmark

Professor Thomas Nackid

To learn more about the faculty advisors, click here!