The Team


Behind the Scenes at Y57 Media

Over the years, Y57 has expanded into a fully functioning media team. These are the current people that are working hard to produce content you care about on-air and online:

 

ALEX BLOOM 

Alex is a student at Simon Fraser University, majoring in Communication and minoring in History. He is passionate about history, politics, and food. In his spare time he writes articles for the Peak SFU and Her Campus. He also likes to write fantasy and science fiction stories on the side.

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GRIFYN McERLEAN 

Grifyn is an outgoing student at Simon Fraser University, still looking for a major to pursue. He is super into playing old video games, competing in a wide variety of sports, and learning the creative process that each artist goes through to make music. He also loves to laugh and make people laugh.

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SAM MIESS 

Sam is currently pursuing a major in Communication and a minor in French at Simon Fraser University. She is interested in different modes of communication and expression, and enjoys practicing French, painting fruit and listening to good stories and bad jokes. As a big fan of music, she can often be heard humming, whistling or quoting songs.

Read Sam’s introduction here! | Follow Sam on Twitter


MIRELLE  MOKHTAR 

Mirelle is an alumna of Simon Fraser University, with a major in Communication. She shares the job of making weekly playlists for the show and inviting music guests for interviews on the show. Mirelle is most passionate about music and mountains. You’ll often find her amongst tall trees with a backpack on her shoulders with fresh dirt under her fingernails. Her motto in life is “be free like chimpanzee.” Mirelle hikes by day and makes music by night.

Read Mirelle’s introduction here! Follow Mirelle on Twitter and Instagram


SAM MUMFORD 

Sam is currently a Communication student at Simon Fraser University.  When Sam isn’t in the classroom or at the radio show he is up bright and early to get to practice as he is a part of the SFU Men’s Lacrosse Team. Apart from school and lacrosse, Sam enjoys listening to and creating music, creating a wide variety of art pieces, and goofing around with Grifyn on and off the air.

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RHINNAN PAYNE 

Rhinnan is a creative Communication student at Simon Fraser University with a love for indie music, contemporary art, and Disney movies. She has always had a passion for radio and discussing the big ideas and problems we face in the world today. At Y57, she hopes to have some great discussions, curate some new sounds and shed light on up-and-coming artists in Vancouver!

Read Rhinnan’s introduction here! | Follow Rhinnan on Twitter and Instagram


RACHEL WONG 

Rachel is a Communication and International Studies student at Simon Fraser University and has dreams of working as a journalist. She is a Vancouver foodie, avid blogger and is passionate about mental health awareness. When she’s not in the studio playing awesome music, fiddling on the board or interviewing cool people with the team, Rachel will most likely be found drinking coffee and dressed like your mom.

Read Rachel’s introduction here! | Follow Rachel on Twitter and Instagram 


Y57 ALUMNI:

  • AMANDA JANG 
    • Amanda was Y57’s Co-Host and Editor-In-Chief from 2011 – 2015.
  • LORENZO SCHOBER
    • Lorenzo was Y57’s Co-host and Sr. News Producer from 2013 – 2017.
  • EMILY WHITMELL
    • Emily was Y57’s Manager, Host, and Music Producer from 2013 – 2017.
  • SONIA WONG
    • Sonia was Y57’s Senior Music Producer from 2011 – 2017.
  • JAKE TEMPLEMAN
    • Jake was Y57’s Online Contributor and Intern from 2016 – 2017.
  • FALISHA ALI
    • Falisha was Y57’s Co-Host.
  • OVEY YEUNG
    • Ovey is Y57’s original founding member.
  • ASHLEY WONG
  • JAMIE CESSFORD
  • NICOLE FREESTON
  • DIANNE OCAMPO
  • ZAHRA AKHTER
  • RHEANNA NEIL
  • ERIC YIP
  • LUCAS MENESES-SKODA
  • JUSTIN CHOI
  • MINYOUNG HWANG
  • PHOEBE LIM
  • RICHELLE ZHENG
  • ANNA HO
  • FEMI OLADEPO
  • DOMINIC CHAN
  • RAMAN KANG
  • SARAH VENESS
  • HEATHER LAM

 

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