Portola Pilot

2017-2018 Staff

Maya Sabbaghian


Maya Sabbaghian is your 2017-2018 Co-Editor-in-Chief. As Features editor last year, Maya is excited to bring her skills as a manager, writer and designer to best capture the events on campus. Aside from working on the Pilot, Maya...

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Annie Qiao


Annie Qiao is one of two Co-Editors-in-Chief this year in Modern Media. In addition to writing articles, she and Maya work together to ensure that the class is running smoothly. She is thrilled to once again be a part of the course...

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Farhad Taraporevala

News Editor

Farhad Taraporevala is your News Editor. He is a life scout and has worked for the past two years at the Emerald Bay Boy Scout Camp. He also plays trumpet in the marching, jazz, and symphonic bands. He enjoys biking to school...

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Priscilla Baek

Features Editor

Priscilla Baek is Portola’s Features Editor. She has spent five years of her life in Yemen immersed in charitable organizations. With a passion for writing and an intercultural background, she is excited this year to help highlight...

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Maryam Shama

Opinion Editor

Maryam Shama is the Portola Pilot’s Opinion Editor. She enjoys playing softball, spending time with her friends, and watching baseball and hockey. She also spends a lot of her time with her pet cat, taking pictures, or eating...

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Julia Kim

A&E Editor and Co Business Manager

Julia Kim is the 2017-18 A&E Editor and Co Business Manager for the Portola Pilot for her second year on the newspaper. She is excited to share her passions for arts and entertainment through the Portola Pilot. She is also...

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Ajinkya Rane

Sports Editor

Ajinkya Rane is the Sports Editor of the Portola Pilot. He was a part of the inaugural staff last year and is thrilled to work with the team this year. When he is not editing or writing articles, he enjoys hanging out with his ...

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Shawyan Rooein

Centerspread Editor

Shawyan Rooein is your Centerspread Editor for the 2017-2018 school year. He is eager to create a variety of centerspreads for the newspaper and contribute in any way he can. He plays tennis both inside and out of school and was...

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Dylan Vanek

Front and Back Page Editor

Dylan Vanek is the Front and Back Page Editor for the Portola Pilot during the 2017-2018 school year. He participated in the Journalism Club and had a part in designing the Portola Pilot’s first print issue last school year. O...

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Junhee Ryu

Co Business Manager

Junhee Ryu is the Co Business Manager for the Portola Pilot, and this is his first year being a part of this staff. Not only is he excited to write and publish a variety of articles this year, but he is also looking forward to d...

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Jordan Lee

Photo Editor

Jordan is the Photo Editor of the Portola Pilot. He is a passionate landscape photographer and enjoys being out in nature. Jordan also loves running and is a part of the Portola cross country and track team. When he isn’t tak...

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Anthony Chan

Photo Editor

Anthony Chan is one of the Photo Editors for the Portola Pilot. He enjoys messing around with cameras and video software. He participates in Boy Scouts and loves to fence competitively, often traveling around America for competitions...

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Helena Hu

Social Media Director

Helena Hu is Portola Pilot's Social Media Director. She is excited to share fun posts with Portola’s social media users. When she's not checking her own social media, Helena enjoys playing tennis as well as the piano and ukulel...

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Jacob Kim

Marketing Manager

Jacob Kim is this year’s Marketing Manager for the Portola Pilot. He is excited to represent the staff his first year in Modern Media. Other than the Portola Pilot, Jacob is involved in water polo, swim, and debate. Outside...

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