Meet the Team


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Fall '22 Staff
Fall '22 Staff

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Emily Myers

Staff Advisor

This is Ms. Myers' first year as a staff advisor, and she is incredibly excited to begin working with the Pulse staff! She is a Sagittarius, and her favorite artist is Kanye West. She prefers oat milk, and has a cat named Guillermo. 


Phone: (858) 350-0253×4191

Andrew Gu 

Senior & Managing Editor

Previously co-host host of The Means of Production, Andrew loves writing about history, children's cartoons, and absurd conspiracy theories. In his free time, Andrew enjoys getting concussions in the pursuit of a slippery black cylinder and playing overly-complicated pretend.

Kyle Kim

Senior & Editor-In-Chief

Kyle has worked on Pulse Magazine since his sophomore year and is thrilled to be the Editor-in-Chief of this year's Pulse staff! Kyle is a senior at Canyon Crest Academy, and is a returning staff member. He enjoys listening to music (specifically Kayne), and watching movie analysis videos on Youtube. Kyle is in his third year of being a part of  Humanities Conservatory. He is an Aquarius, and his preferred milk choice is almond. 

Quinn Satterlund

 Junior & Managing Editor

Quinn joined the Pulse Staff last year, and is looking forward to writing articles more for Pulse Magazine! He is a junior at CCA and is a returning staff member. Quinn enjoys listening to musical artists, such as Weiland, Bladee, and Playboi Carti. In his free time, he enjoys making beats and cooking. He also has a pet cat named Madonna! Quinn is a Libra, and his preferred milk choice is Lactaid. 

Sophie Sills

Senior & Online Editor


Sophie is a senior and returning member to Pulse! She is super excited for her second semester on Pulse, and enjoys writing on a plethora of different topics. In her free time, you can catch her going to the beach (perhaps a little too often), hiking, surfing, doing gymnastics, listening to music, or spending time with her friends. She's a Cancer (although she doesn't look much into it), and her morning simply isn't complete without her trusty oatmilk latte.

Melody Abouzari


Senior & Social Media Director

Melody is a senior and returning staff member to Pulse! As an Aries, she’s always injured, always early, and always down for a fun time. Her favorite musical artists include Harry Styles and 5 Seconds of Summer, and her preferred milk is almond.

Ariana Thompson

Senior & Creative Director

Ariana is a senior at CCA, and a returning staff-member for Pulse Magazine! Ariana enjoys listening to The Front Bottoms. Ariana is a Virgo and her preferred milk choice is 2%. 

Zoey Preston

Senior & Creative Director

Zoey is a senior at CCA, and this is her second year on the Pulse Magazine staff. She's an Aquarius, and is a fan of any extremely British indie band, as well as oat milk. When she isn’t writing, you can find her playing guitar, sending it on the slopes in Mammoth, or drinking oat milk lattes at Stratford Court with her co-writer Sydney. She's also a part of a band called The Swell (STREAM PLASTIC TROPHIES)!

Sydney Hecht

Senior & Copy Editor

Sydney is a senior at CCA, and a returning staff-member to Pulse Magazine! Sydney enjoys listening to Harry Styles, Her's, and Rex Orange County. In her free time, you can catch her reading way too closely into her Co-Star,  scouting out the nearest coffee shop with her co-writer Zoey, or listening to "Beauty and a Beat" by Justin Bieber on repeat (he's in her top 10 artists exclusively because of that song). Sydney is a Leo, and prefers an oat milk option. 

Addie Picker

Senior & Op/Ed Director

 Addie is a senior and returning staff member. She is excited to be back on the Pulse Staff, as journalism pairs her love of writing with her interest in global and local issues. When in doubt, you can find Addie setting on the CCA volleyball courts as Captain of both the beach and indoor volleyball team. Her favorite musical artist is Cage The Elephant. In her free time, Addie loves to travel, go to the beach, and hang out with her two dogs. Addie is an Aquarius, and prefers almond milk. 

Omid Fouladouri

Senior and Copy Editor

Omid is a senior and returning staff member to Pulse. He is an Aries, and loves musical artists like Bladee, Pi'erre Bourne, Ken Carson, Lil Tracy, and Trippie Redd. Oat milk is his favorite milk, and anthropology is his favorite subject.

Sophie Harasha

Senior & Staff Writer

Although Sophie may be small (standing only 4 feet, 11 inches tall) her excitement for her first semester on Pulse most certainly is not. She is looking forward to writing on a variety of different topics in order to establish herself further as a writer. In her free time, you can find her eating salami, obsessing over anything Despicable Me or Minions related, or arguing with her co-writer Sophie Sills over who is the superior Sophie (hint hint, it's Sophie Sills). All jokes aside, she is an avid filmmaker, a faithful Iceskimo employee, and a connoisseur of matcha lattes. Additionally, she's a Virgo and enjoys listening to Arctic Monkeys.

Rosanne Pak

Senior & Staff Writer 

Rosanne is a senior and new Pulse writer! She's a Sagittarius, and loves Stray Kids. Additionally, she's a fan of 2% milk, writing, and art (specifically drawing and sculpture). 

Krishna Nagarajan


Junior & Staff Writer

Krishna is a junior and new staff member to Pulse! He's a Gemini, and his favorite musical artist is J. Cole. He's not a fan of milk (lactose intolerant), but does love both basketball and soccer (his teams are Warriors and Arsenal, respectively). He also loves music, from producing his own to playing the piano.

Mailee Phan

Senior & Staff Writer

Mailee is a senior and new staff member to Pulse! She's an Aquarius, and loves the Pixies. A fan of 2% milk, she spends her time outside of school playing the bass and guitar. She is also a part of EVA Conservatory, is applying to art school for illustration, and hopes for a career concept work or entertainment design.

Willa Norvell

Junior & Staff Writer

Willa is a junior and new staff member! She's a Gemini, and loves FINNEAS and oat milk. Moreover, she knows how to juggle, is left handed, and has broken her left arm three times.