The Ledger is the independent weekly collegiate newspaper of The University of Washington Tacoma. All content is generated by Ledger employed student journalists currently enrolled at UWT. The Ledger strives to adhere to student interests. UWT Administration, student organizations, and students and clubs exercise no editorial control over the publication. Funding is provided through UWT Services and Activities Fees, and is supplemented with advertising revenues.
Kelsie Abram – Editor-in-Chief
Kelsie is a senior at UWT majoring in Writing Studies, and has proudly worked as Editor-in-Chief of the Tacoma Ledger since May 2017. In her spare time, Kelsie enjoys reading, watching her favorite television shows, and spending quality time with her beloved family, friends, and cats.
Ella Lucente – Managing Editor
Ella Lucente is a senior at UWT, and is the current managing editor at the Tacoma Ledger. She is majoring in politics, philosophy, and economics, where she hopes to pursue a career in the legal field post law school. She is a historical art enthusiast, and enjoys classic literature and horror films. She looks forward to continue her work in the Ledger.
Daniel Nash – Student Media Specialist
Daniel Nash is a staff adviser to the student newspaper the Ledger and the literary journal Tahoma West. A 14-year resident of the Pacific Northwest, he studied Communication at the University of Washington Tacoma. As a student, he edited the News section of the Ledger and contributed to two editions of Journalist, a US-Russian global affairs magazine produced by students of UW Tacoma and Moscow State University’s Department of Journalism. From 2009-2017, he wrote for and edited several community newspapers, including the Courier-Herald, the Bellevue Reporter, the Issaquah-Sammamish Reporter, the Eastside Scene, City Living Seattle, and the Madison Park Times. He currently lives in Tacoma with his fiancee and their cat.
Leticia Bennett – News Editor
Leticia is the News Editor for the Tacoma Ledger. She is a senior majoring in Urban Studies and hopes to become an urban planner. She is interested in all things happening around campus and loves to learn new things and meet new people. When she isn’t busy studying or writing a news story, she can be found rereading her favorite fantasy and science fiction books, hugging her dog, and listening to music.
Christian Bell – Opinion Editor
Christian Bell is a senior and Writing Studies major at the University of Washington Tacoma. Writing is her greatest passion and she is grateful for the opportunity to share her gift with the community. She has one short story “The Big Chop” that was published in the Tahoma West Literary Journal in 2017.
Miles Cameron – A&E Editor
Miles is an Urban Studies senior at UWT, hoping to be an asset to the urban planning field in Tacoma. Outside of school, Miles enjoys watching the Mariners, exploring new food, and walking around the city.
Natalie Peyton – Layout & Web Manager
Natalie is a junior transfer student at UWT majoring in Environmental Sustainability and enjoys designing pages and being submerged in the professional world of information. She also has a big green thumb and expands her home garden every season to accomodate more varieties of berries, fruits and vegetables. Her career goals are aimed toward sustainable agriculture and food systems, and in five years she sees herself residing in a self-built a-frame on wooded acreage near the mountains, hot springs, and rivers of Eugene, Oregon with her incredible partner and their two mischievous cats, Gus and Cheeseburger.
Elijah Freeman – Advertising Manager
Elijah Freeman is a computer science major here at the University of Washington Tacoma and is the current advertising manager at the Tacoma Ledger. He has hopes of going to graduate school after upon graduating UWT to become a computer scientist. He is a strong believer in free speech, journalism and having access to information which is his driving passion for working at the Tacoma Ledger.
Mitchell Fermo – Distribution Manager & News Reporter
Mitchell is a news reporter for the Tacoma Ledger and a U.S. History major at UWT. He’s lived in Tacoma for his entire life, and wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. Besides writing and covering news stories, he enjoys reading, listening to music, and playing video games.
Meghan Rand – News Reporter
Meghan Rand is an undergraduate student at UWT currently working on a dual degree in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics and Writing Studies. Following graduation, she hopes to continue her career in journalism, or working in a field involving economics. She loves going on adventures outside, reading, and animals.
Tyler Wicke – News Reporter
Bengisu Incetas – Opinion Columnist
Alyssa Tatro – Opinion Columnist
Alex Alderman – A&E Columnist
Jenny Lam – A&E Columnist & Social Media Manager
Jenny is a senior at UWT, finishing up her last quarter of undergrad. She is the A&E columnist and has been with The Ledger since 2017. She is a film and television lover who dreams of becoming a screenwriter. Her favorite movies and shows are about dystopias such as The Handmaid’s Tale and Black Mirror. In her free time, she likes to write – more specifically write about television and movies, making fun of them on her blog. She hopes to make her way down to Hollywood and carve a path for Asian Americans who want to pursue a more artistic career like film, instead of the typical careers that Asian parents want for their kids like doctor, nurse or accountant.
Brooks Moeller – Sports Columnist
Brooks is a sophomore at UWT studying marketing. He has been a sports columnist for the ledger since February 2019. After he graduates, Brooks hopes to start a career with a professional sports team working in their marketing or communications department.
Maya Thomas – Page Designer
Maya is a freshman at UWT, and is currently a part of the layout team for the Ledger as of November 2018. She’s not quite sure what she wants to major in, but she’s thinking somewhere along the lines of political science or pre-med. In her spare time, Maya enjoys being able to go home and be around her close friends and family, but she also enjoys being at school and going on new adventures everyday with with her favorite roommate. She really looks forward to the next 3 years continuing her work at the Ledger!