Staff Bios 2018-2019 Sycamore Video

Sara is a senior Communication major with a concentration in Media Studies. She grew up in North Carolina and graduated from Franklin, IN Community High School. She has been a member of Sycamore Video for four years and an officer for three and a half. She is also the weekend photographer fo…

Justice is a senior studying Communication with an emphasis in Media Studies at Indiana State. He is assisting in developing the Sycamore Video website outside of directing and editing productions. Justice enjoys discussing film with other Sycamore Video members and is learning cinematography and film direction in order to find a film position in Hollywood.

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Emily is a sophomore studying criminology at Indiana State. She plans on being a police officer for a few years and then moving up to a detective/management position in the department. Emily really enjoys learning new things and is currently learning to play the guitar.

Karen Torres is a sophomore from Columbus, Indiana. She is studying Communication with a concentration in PR and Media Studies as well as a minor in Business Administration. She is a RA in Cromwell Hall and holds an executive position in her sorority, Alpha Chi Omega. Karen has been an officer in Sycamore Video since her freshmen year. She plans on owning her own PR business a few years after college.

Katie is a sophomore from Noblesville, Indiana studying Communication with a focus in Media Studies. When she is not involved with Sycamore Video, she is a DJ at WZIS, an Honors College student, an active member in her faith community and a Presidential Scholar. She has a passion for movies, performing, and storytelling and hopes to work in the film industry, especially in acting, writing, and directing.

Matthew is a senior from Indianapolis majoring in Communication with a concentration in Media Studies. Matthew’s position consists of producing weekly sports highlight packages as well as sports features for ESPN3, where he also works as a student video operator. After graduation Matthew intends to pursue a position in the film industry or in sports media. In his free time Matthew is part of Campus Outreach, a Christian student organization.

Michael is a Graduate Student enjoying his second time being involved with Sycamore Video. He graduated from Indiana State in May of 2016 and worked at WLFI in Lafayette, IN for just over a year before returning to school in the Fall of 2017. He is set to graduate in May of 2018 with is Master’s Degree in Communication.

Ra’Leshia is a senior studying Communication with a concentration in Media Studies. She’s from Jackson, a small town in Michigan. She later moved to Indianapolis, Indiana where she found her passion for television. Ra’Leshia is highly involved on campus as she is a member of Sycamore Video, a co-host of Sycamore Sessions, and a Vice President in Delta Sigma Theta Inc., Zeta Nu chapter. After college, she plans to work in news or entertainment. 

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Virgil is a senior from Indianapolis majoring in Communication. Virgil also works at WTWO/WAWV in Farmersburg, IN and for ESPN3. He would like to travel the world and work for a professional sports team one day.  

Elora Thomas is a junior studying Communication and Media Studies at Indiana State. She plans on getting into social media coordination after finishing her studies. She loves nature and is a movie and music fanatic.

Nayeli is a junior at Indiana State studying Communication with a concentration in Media Studies and a minor in Business. She plans to use her experience in Sycamore Video to help advance her goal of being a film editor after she graduates.

Hailey is a sophomore studying Communication with a concentration in Media Studies. She plans on pursuing a career in producing and directing television and film after finishing her studies. She loves learning new things and spends much of her free time watching television series and movies.

Jayvon is a Freshman studying Communication with a concentration in Media Studies. He enjoys everything about Sycamore Video and loves getting involved in all of the news projects that he has time for. After graduation Jayvon wants to become a film director.

Yolanda is a sophomore studying Communication with a concentration in Media Studies. She is also planning on minoring in marketing. After finishing her studies, Yolanda plans on getting into directing and producing.

Dorothy is a sophomore studying Communication with concentrations in both Media Studies and Public Relations at Indiana State. Dorothy is planning on being a news producer in Terre Haute after graduating.

Martha is a freshman studying Communication with a concentration in Media Studies. Martha’s goal after graduation is to become a producer/director and to one day work with Marvel.

A’via is a junior studying Communication with a double concentration including both Media Studies and Journalism. When she is not involved with Sycamore Video, she also works for ESPN 3 and Word on the Yard, a newsletter for the African American Cultural Center. Upon graduation A’via plans on being involved in the sports broadcasting industry.

Shantavia is a sophomore studying Human Development/Family Studies at Indiana State. She plans on furthering her interest in media by interacting in video production. Shantavia also plans to create her own organization and use her video knowledge to help promote herself.

Destini is a senior majoring in Communication with a concentration in Media Studies. When she is not involved with Sycamore Video, she is also a member of The Society of Professional Journalists, The Public Relations Student Society of America and Hall Council. After graduation, she will pursue her Master’s Degree in Communication.

Isaaiel is a freshman majoring in Language Studies at Indiana State. His goal in media is to produce films and music videos all over the world in different languages.

Samantha is a sophomore majoring in Communication with a concentration in Media Studies and a minor in Marketing and Music Industries Studies. She is in Sigma Kappa Sorority on campus.

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David Cruz is a junior at ISU and is majoring in Commutation with a concentration in Journalism. David plans on pursuing a position within sports, mainly as an on-air sports analyst.  David is also currently working with the Statesman newspaper as a sports writer and as a video operator for ESPN3.