Meet the Team


Photograph of Jules Nasco ’22. Editor-in-Chief
. Text: Jules joined DukeStudents in her first year at Duke, full of ideas and passion. After serving as Editor of the Twitter and Medium, she became Editor-in-Chief in her Junior year. Her goal as EIC is to expand the reach of DukeStudents and prepare Editors and Interns for careers in social media marketing.

Photograph of Carolina Cassedy '22. Snapchat Editor & Instagram Co-Editor. Text: 
Carolina joined DukeStudents as an enthusiastic and engaged intern during her first year at Duke. She is now our Snapchat and Instagram editor.

Photograph of Natalie Wong ’23. Instagram Co-Editor
. Text: Natalie joined DukeStudents as a first year intern and became the Instagram Co-Editor as a sophomore. She loves using the platform to highlight all of the wonderful things that life at Duke has to offer. Natalie’s favorite aspect of the DukeStudents Instagram is being able to connect over 30,000 students, alumni, and future Blue Devils alike through the account!

Photograph of Erin Blanding '23. Twitter & TikTok Co-Editor
. Text: After being an intern their freshman year, Erin joined the @Dukestudents Editor Team as a Twitter Editor. Now, they are co-editor of both the Twitter and TikTok accounts for the 2021-2022 school year.

Photograph of Babu Chatterjee '23. Spotify Editor & Twitter Co-Editor. Text: 
After being an intern for two years, Babu is so excited to be Editor of the Spotify & Twitter! Outside of DukeStudents, Babu studies History & Psychology, works with the Admissions Office, and sings with the Duke Chorale.

Photograph of Natalia Hauser '24. Facebook & TikTok Co-Editor. Text: 
Natalia is from Hollywood, Florida and is majoring in Sociology, minoring in Music, and receiving the Markets & Management Certificate. Natalia is a music lover - she played the cello in the Duke Symphony Orchestra her freshman year and is learning piano this semester! She loves anything that has to do with social media and runs a personal TikTok account with over 200k followers.

Photograph of Sonali Sanjay '24. Facebook & YouTube Co-Editor. Text: 
Sonali plans to study Economics with a concentration in Finance and explore entrepreneurship, policy, storytelling, and social impact. She joined DukeStudents as a video intern in her freshman spring semester, and is now the co-editor of YouTube and Facebook!

Photograph of Sonja Likness. Advising Staff Member
. Text: Sonja is Duke University’s director of social media and content strategy. Her expertise spans over a decade of experience in social media, marketing, brand-building, analytics, and cross-platform planning. Sonja’s responsibilities at Duke include University-wide social media consultations and strategy, content development and distribution, analytics and reporting. She is currently pursuing her Master of Arts degree in Digital Communication at UNC Chapel Hill’s Hussman School of Journalism and Media.


2021-2022 Interns

Facebook Interns
Catherine Esrey
Melissa Sandoval


Food & Durham Intern
Alexander Leo-Guerra


Instagram Interns
Maya Alexander
Charlie Colasurdo
Rachel Ji
Olivia Levitan
Cj Nagle
Manasvi Reddy


Snapchat Interns
Phoebe Ducote
Kai Jennings
Kelli Wilson


Spotify Interns
Rhea Niyyar
Ooha Reddy
Maya Todd


TikTok Interns
Kai Chen
Victoria Kovarik
Kia Marshall
Bella Nowroozi
Grant Pedersen


Twitter Intern
Spencer Chang


YouTube Interns
Caroline King
Lily Zhang


 Former Editors

  • Aanya Sanghavi ’22, YouTube & Medium Editor
  • Andrew Zheng ’21, Instagram Co-Editor
  • Valentina Saavedra ’21, Facebook & Spotify Editor
  • Samantha Steger ’21, Editor-in-Chief
  • Katie Cassedy ’20, YouTube Editor
  • Hannah Chen ’20, Instagram Co-Editor
  • Anya Bali ’19, Editor-in-Chief
  • Jason Brovich ’19, Twitter Editor
  • Madison Mastrangelo ’19, Instagram Co-Editor
  • Matthew King ’18, Instagram Co-Editor
  • Raissa Yang ’18, Instagram Co-Editor
  • Soren Chargois ’18, Facebook Editor
  • Jackson Steger ’18, Snapchat Editor
  • Sofia Stafford ’17, Chief Strategist
  • Nadine Epstein (Goldberg) ’16, Intern Program Coordinator
  • Sarah Haas ’15, Instagram Editor