2020-2021 Staff

Maddie Wilha

Maddie Wilha

Freshman Maddie Wilha has been playing volleyball for 5 years, starting in Texas before moving to California.  Wilha played the outside position and enjoyed “the competitiveness” of the sport. “I like being able to come t...

Dara Kashayar (he/him)

Dara Kashayar (he/him)

Junior Dara Kashayar has a love of travelling. As an avid traveler, Kashayar has spent time in 85 countries across the globe and Antarctica, most notably Turkey, Spain, and the Maldives. Spending time around the world has sha...

Ella Hack

Ella Hack

Sophomore Ella Hack has embraced change throughout her whole life. Whether through sports or the country she’s living in, Hack enjoys new activities and experiences.  Living in Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, and now Lamorinda has gi...

Sam Li

Sam Li

Freshman Sam Li is in his 1st year as a member of the La Puma staff and is interested in exploring the business side of it.  Outside of school, he devotes most of his time to video games. While he mostly focuses on Grand Th...

Zoe De La Cruz (she/her)

Zoe De La Cruz (she/her)

In her free time, junior Zoe De La Cruz reads, writes, and watches movies. “I like any genre of book as long as it’s a good story,” said De La Cruz, “But I’ve recently been reading a lot of stories by Stephen King." De...

Isabelle Katz (she/her)

Isabelle Katz (she/her)

Junior Isabelle Katz loves to learn and tell stories. Depth reporting is a passion of hers. “You have to execute the craft of story telling and let the world in on a fascinating topic… I think there is real importance in tha...

Ashley Xu (she/her)

Ashley Xu (she/her)

Senior Ashley Xu has been interested in art since she was in the 3rd grade. Xu is fascinated by iconic painters like Monet and Dali. “I like Monet’s color usage,” she explained, adding that she also likes artists from...

Caroline Fitzpatrick

Caroline Fitzpatrick

Junior Caroline Fitzpatrick has always loved art and photography. She uses her film camera to capture moments whether she's traveling on vacation or exploring locally in Moraga.  Although she grew up trying several differen...

Kayla Barker (she/her)

Kayla Barker (she/her)

Senior Kayla Barker is an art enthusiast. Barker enjoys spending time drawing, painting, or learning more about the craft by watching videos by other artists.  “I do kind of a mix of everything. I want to work in visual de...

Cyrene Puno

Cyrene Puno

Senior Cyrene Puno, a new member of La Puma, enjoys videography and creating video edits. Puno has been creating videos since she was 9 years old and started making edits in 2016 after gathering inspiration from sites like Vi...

Grace Kelly (she/her)

Grace Kelly (she/her)

Senior Grace Kelly’s passion for film led her to join The Claw art department. Kelly said, “Since I like making documentaries, journalism will definitely help me hone in my interviewing skills, and I think the art departm...

Thomas Singh

Thomas Singh

Sophomore Thomas Singh likes running for the Campo cross country and track teams and has a passion for reading, especially historical fiction. This hobby led him to journalism, where he hopes to expand his writing abilities....

Daniel Thaler

Daniel Thaler

Freshman Daniel Thaler has loved reading and writing ever since he picked up the book White Fang by Jack London in 2nd grade. Thaler spends lots of his free time reading and has a large collection of books ranging from historica...

Ali Montee (she/her)

Ali Montee (she/her)

Senior Ali Montee is returning this year to The Claw staff as Layout Editor and Director of Photography. Over this past summer, Montee has discovered a passion for UX design and is helping a mental health startup build a new app. As a...

Gracie Woidat

Gracie Woidat

Senior Gracie Woidat has a passion for both working and caring for people and animals. She has found her calling by volunteering at the Lawrence Hall of Science for the past two summers.  Woidat started out on the Floor Facilitation...

Jessica Rosiak

Jessica Rosiak

Jessica Rosiak, a senior at Campolindo, has always looked forward to exploring new places around the world. "I enjoy going to places that are unique and less commercial or tourist-oriented," said Rosiak. As she has mostly toured...

Amanda Young

Amanda Young

Amanda Young, a senior at Campolindo, enjoys raising awareness for social justice issues and being active in her community. She is an intern with Stop AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islander) Hate, where she works to address...

Nicole Kennedy

Nicole Kennedy

Senior Nicole Kennedy has played volleyball for 8 years and is currently on Campolindo's varsity team. She also played club volleyball at Red Rock East Bay Volleyball Club the past 3 years. Kennedy has been to volleyball tournaments...

Mindy Luo

Mindy Luo

Senior Mindy Luo has spent her high school career utilizing her artistic skills as a vehicle for her commitment to various social justice movements. Luo began traditional realism painting from the age of 7 at a bilingual art...

Jensen Rasmussen (she/her)

Jensen Rasmussen (she/her)

Senior Jensen Rasmussen has been passionate about ballet since a young age, training and cultivating her love of dance throughout her high school career. Currently, she dances at Contra Costa Ballet.  Over the past few summers, Rasmussen has att...

Yasmine Chang (she/her)

Yasmine Chang (she/her)

Junior Yasmine Chang spends her time writing stories and creating new fantasy worlds, drawing on her love of reading. Chang enjoys fantasy novels. Percy Jackson, Harry Potter, and The Mortal Instruments are a few from which Chang der...

Mia Jay

Mia Jay

Senior Mia Jay has been a writer for La Puma for her entire 4 years at Campo and is currently the business editor. Jay has been dancing at the California Academy of Performing Arts (CAPA) for 10 years. In addition to dancing,...

Erika Riedel

Erika Riedel

Senior Erika Riedel enjoys volunteering and spreading awareness for multiple organizations. This summer, she volunteered at a number of places, including East Bay SPCA, Community Reading Buddies, and Aegis Assisted Living. ...

Maggie Doolittle (she/her)

Maggie Doolittle (she/her)

Junior Maggie Doolittle has been a Girl Scout since kindergarten, racking up a total of 11 years in her troop. "I have continued [Girl Scouts] because I really like helping people," Doolittle said. In pursuit of her silver award, Doolittle co...

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