Brooklyn Tech's Official Student Newspaper

The Survey

The Survey

The Survey

2021-2022 Staff

Editor-in-Chief

Jibrail Georgas

Jibrail Georgas (he/him) is a co-Editor in Chief of The Survey. He believes that the role of journalism is to educate society on the events that occur around us everyday and to give people a platform to voice their thoughts. One as...

Editor-in-Chief

Zara Shariff

Zara Shariff (she/her) is a co-Editor in Chief of The Survey. She values journalism as an outlet for raising marginalized voices, spreading awareness towards underreported issues, and engaging the public in highly controversial ...

Ayaan Ali
Executive Editor

Ayaan Ali

Ayaan Ali (he/him) is the Executive Editor of The Survey. He reveres the importance of journalism in fostering civic engagement, political socialization, and public discourse in a democratic society by giving everyday citizens a v...

Sara Ismile
Hard News Editor

Sara Ismile

Sara Ismile (she/her) is a co-editor for Hard News. Journalism is important to Sara because she believes that through writing, individual members of society can see greater representation in their opinions. Through The Survey, s...

Josephine Murphy
Hard News Editor

Josephine Murphy

Josephine Murphy (she/her) is a co-editor for Hard News. Josephine joined The Survey because she wanted more experience in journalistic writing, and over time, she has grown incredibly passionate about the newspaper. As an avid...

Faiza Chowdhury
Arts & Entertainment Editor

Faiza Chowdhury

Faiza Chowdhury (she/her) is a co-editor for Arts & Entertainment. As someone who best expresses herself through writing, Faiza believes journalism provides individuals with a powerful platform to amplify voice and opinion. I...

Alexander Saul
Arts & Entertainment Editor

Alexander Saul

Alexander Saul (he/him) is a co-editor for Arts & Entertainment. Journalism is important to Alexander because he believes it represents demographic communities and allows him to identify perspectives that are different from his own...

Dounia Ouzidane
STEM Editor

Dounia Ouzidane

Dounia Ouzidane (she/her) is a co-editor for STEM and manager of The Survey’s social media team. Dounia values the need for all voices and sides of a story to be heard; thus, she loves the duality of journalism to serve as bot...

Alexander Judd
Sports Editor

Alexander Judd

Alex Judd (he/him) is a co-editor for Sports. He appreciates journalism as an outlet to voice his opinions on certain issues. As an editor for Sports, he aims to do just that in the Brooklyn Tech community. To enrich his unders...

Johnny Yang
Sports Editor

Johnny Yang

Johnny Yang (he/him) is a co-editor for Sports. Johnny is passionate about journalism because he believes it enables individuals to be updated on the world around them. By being a good journalist, Johnny is able to inform read...

Annabelle Savio
Features Editor

Annabelle Savio

Annabelle Savio (she/her) is a co-editor for Features. Annabelle values the field of journalism because it provides her with the ability to connect to different groups of people from all walks of life: informing them about what...

Henry Mode
Features Editor

Henry Mode

Henry Mode (he/him) is a co-editor for Features. Henry believes providing people with reliable news is one of the most sacred things to prioritize as a journalist. He embodied this principle as a Kid Reporter for Sports Illustrated Ki...

Nathaniel Tanenbaum
Opinions Editor

Nathaniel Tanenbaum

Nathaniel Tanenbaum (he/him) is a co-editor for Opinions. Journalism is important to Nathaniel because he believes it embodies a beacon of truth in a world filled with hidden agendas and misinformation. Nathaniel is an avid newspaper ...

Yan Zhen Zhu
Opinions Editor

Yan Zhen Zhu

Yan Zhen Zhu (she/her) is a co-editor for Opinions. To Yan, journalism represents the pursuit of truth. As an editor for The Survey, Yan is excited to open up meaningful discussions in the Tech community about contemporary iss...

Xindi (Cindy) Liu
Copy Editor

Xindi (Cindy) Liu

Xindi Liu (she/her) is a Copy Editor. She believes that journalism is the most effective tool for individuals to learn about current events. Xindi appreciates different perspectives - something she believes is beneficial to s...

Copy Editor

Francesca Edesess-Hardy

Francesca Edesess-Hardy (she/her) is a Copy Editor. Francesca values journalism particularly from a political angle; she believes it is the most effective means for checking abuses of power. Besides reading the New York Times and ...

Audrey Yoo
Copy Editor

Audrey Yoo

Audrey Yoo (she/her) is a Copy Editor. She believes that journalism is crucial to society, as it allows individuals to spread new ideas and engage in new perspectives that often go unheard. Audrey keeps a close eye on current ev...

Arianna Lawrence
Copy Editor

Arianna Lawrence

Arianna Lawrence (she/her) is a copy editor and writer for Arts & Entertainment. Arianna believes that journalism represents one of the most fundamental human experiences possible: engaging with our world. In her eyes, jour...

Javien Zou
Layout Editor

Javien Zou

Javien Zou (he/him) is the editor for Layout. Javien believes that in today's fast-paced and technology-driven society, journalism plays a critical role in presenting multiple perspectives to complex media stories. He feels that jo...

Yael Ezry
Staff Writer

Yael Ezry

Yael Ezry (she/her) is a staff writer for Opinions. Yael believes firmly that journalism helps to deliver information accessibly to the public: all while promoting free press, intelligent conversations, and new engaging ideas. As her ...

Hannah Koyfman
Staff Writer

Hannah Koyfman

Hannah Koyfman (she/her) is a staff writer for Sports. Hannah enjoys learning from individuals around her and being able to share their experiences through journalism. She is excited to work with her fellow Survey members this ...

Justin Ma
Staff Writer

Justin Ma

Justin Ma (he/him) is a staff writer for Arts & Entertainment. Justin believes that the purpose of journalism is to help inform citizens about what is happening around the world, and he is excited to contribute to The Survey to ...

Malika Nasriddinova
Staff Writer

Malika Nasriddinova

Malika Nasriddinova (she/her) is a staff writer for Opinions. Malika believes journalism is important because it allows individuals to stay informed about current and relevant information that is essential to their lives. She...

Kiran Yeh
Staff Writer

Kiran Yeh

Kiran Yeh (she/her) is a staff writer for Hard News. Journalism is important to Kiran because it provides her with the freedom to use her voice, while challenging her to remain unbiased in her writing. It is a lesson for the real wor...

Mr. Wentworth
Faculty Adviser

Mr. Wentworth

Mr. Wentworth (he/him) has been the The Survey’s faculty adviser since 2017, and is extremely proud to oversee the paper's inaugural year as an elective class.  He studied History and Environmental Studies at the University of ...

Chris Calderon
Staff Writer

Chris Calderon

Chris Calderon (he/him) is a staff writer for the Hard News section. For Chris, journalism is important because it allows for the sharing of truthful, unbiased information. Chris also enjoys reading dystopian or deeply emotional b...

Sonam Thukral
Staff Writer

Sonam Thukral

Sonam Thukral (she/her) is a staff writer for the features section. Sonam believes journalism is a critical means of expressing our thoughts, opinions, and stories with others. To her, it is a powerful tool that can help raise the vo...

Michelle Zheng
Staff Writer

Michelle Zheng

Michelle Zheng (she/her) is a staff writer for STEM. This year in The Survey, Michelle is excited to develop her writing and learn from like-minded peers. To Michelle, journalism is important as it provides her a space to expr...

Samiya Shamsur
Staff Writer

Samiya Shamsur

Samiya Shamsur (she/her) is a section writer for Hard News. She believes the role of a journalist is to share the hard truth so that society is able to learn, benefit, and grow. Samiya is eager to step into the role of a stud...

Staff Writer

Angelina (Angi) Zhao

Angi Zhao (they/them) is a staff writer for Arts & Entertainment. Angi has always had a passion for research-based writing, so they’re eager to continue directing their skills towards publishing for The Survey this year. An...