The Mesquite News
Our 2019-2020 Student Team
Leo is a junior business administration major with a minor in communications. While writing for several student-led publications, he has won awards from the Texas Community College Journalism Association, Texas Intercollegiate Press Association and Columbia Press Association. Now writing at the Mesquite, Leo is interested in covering national and state issues and their effects on the Southside community of San Antonio. He plans to write for a large metropolitan paper after graduating.
Brittany Pichler is a senior communication major with a minor in sociology at Texas A&M University-San Antonio. Brittany has an extensive background in marketing, having worked for a local San Antonio agency previously. She has since moved her expertise to writing, her biggest passion. After graduation in spring 2020, she looks forward to pursuing her master’s in creative writing and film at Sarah Lawrence or Columbia University in New York. Brittany aspires to become an author and screenwriter in the future. In her spare time, she enjoys going to concerts, reading and binge watching shows on Netflix.
Victoria Martinez is a senior communication major with a minor in sociology at Texas A&M University-San Antonio and photo editor for the Mesquite. Victoria received an associate degree in journalism from Palo Alto College in spring 2017. Her biggest passion is photography and capturing candid moments. Her goals after graduation in spring 2020 is to become a photojournalist and continue her own photography business. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with her boyfriend, watching reality television and going out dancing to latin music.
Social Media Editor
Daniella Aldaco is a senior Communications major with a minor in Sociology at Texas A&M University-San Antonio. Daniella is the social media editor for the Mesquite. She is a graduate of Palo Alto College. She hopes to work in Public Relations when she graduates. Daniella loves fashion, coffee and scary movies. One of her goals is to begin a fashion blog on the side of doing public relations. In her free time, she enjoys relaxing at home with her three dogs.
Maegan Mendoza is a communications major at Texas A&M University-San Antonio. Born and raised in San Antonio, photography is her passion. She hopes to pursue a career in photo/video journalism or critical writing. When she isn’t working, she enjoys reading books or watching old sitcoms and playing video games.