Anel Fajardo

Anel Fajardo is a 24-year-old junior at Rutgers-Camden. She is currently an English major minoring in communication and creative writing. This is her second year working for the paper. She was first introduced to the gleaner after taking a journalism course and is now working as a Editor in Chief. When she is not writing she enjoys reading, watching Harry Potter movies, and making homemade pasta. She works in a supermarket and hopes to one day to work in publishing.

Vice President:

Arielle Champion

Arielle Champion is currently a 21-year-old senior. She’s an English Major and a Journalism and Communication Minor. This will be Arielle’s fourth year being a part of The Gleaner. Previously the Social Media Manager, she has shown her love and dedication to the club and has moved up to Editor-in-Chief. Arielle enjoys writing food blogs and trending topics for The Gleaner. Outside of school she runs her own small business, works at Victoria’s Secret part-time, and enjoys traveling. Arielle is excited to see The Gleaner grow and prosper as the years go on.

Managing Editor: 

Prachi Shashidhar


Rory Ott

Rory Ott is a senior at Rutgers-Camden double majoring in English and Gender Studies. Their first introduction to journalism was as a staff writer on their high school newspaper. They enjoy reading, creative writing, traveling, and exercising in their free time.  They currently work in healthcare, but are hoping to someday break into publishing after graduation.

Social Media Manager:






Staff Writers:

Kaila Crozier

Kaila Crozier is a senior anticipating to graduate in May 2022 with hopes to continue her academic career at Rutgers through participating in the Masters of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T). On-campus, Kaila participates in the Photography Club as a public relations member and participates in Tedx Rutgers Camden acting on its marketing and logistics team. Also, Kaila works for the athletic department by being a part of both the Fitness Center and Event Team. But, Kaila also works off-campus as a Marketing Coordinator for Sky Zone Trampoline Park. Currently, Kaila is interested in inspiring the next generation through teaching English. However, Kaila is also interested in digital marketing and hopes to start her own business that focuses on social media engagement. When Kaila isn’t working or doing school, she enjoys practicing her photography skills and doing CrossFit.

Julio Dagand

Faulty Advisor:

Jill Capuzzo

Journalism Professor Jill Capuzzo serves as the faculty advisor to The Gleaner. She has been at Rutgers Camden for close to 20 years, teaching classes in journalism, communications, and writing. As an active freelance journalist, she also continues to report and write on a regular basis for The New York Times, New Jersey Monthly Magazine, and the Philadelphia Inquirer.  

Want to work with us?

We are always looking for writers, photographers, graphic designers, videographers, and social media experts. Email amf358@scarletmail.rutgers.edu or thegleanerruc@gmail.com in order to pitch an article or inquire about available positions.