The Student News Site of Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Island Waves

The Student News Site of Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Island Waves

The Student News Site of Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Island Waves

2021-2022 Staff

Bailey Otter
Reporter

Bailey Otter

Bailey Otter is a sophomore honors student majoring in sociology with minors in psychology and women, gender, and sexuality studies. After graduating, she is looking to pursue a Ph.D. in sociology and...

Adrianna Wooldridge
Reporter

Adrianna Wooldridge

Adrianna Wooldridge is a senior pursuing a Biomedical Sciences degree. Adrianna aspires to become a physician and is passionate about public health. She enjoys exercising, walking her beagle, and spendin...

Alexis Garcia
Reporter

Alexis Garcia

Alexis Garcia is a junior majoring in Media Arts with a Media Studies focus, as well as a minor in Digital Journalism. She started working for Island Waves in the Spring 2021 semester, and in her spare...

Jonathan Garcia
Reporter

Jonathan Garcia

Jonathan Garcia is a post baccalaureate majoring in Communications Studies. Born and raised in Corpus Christi, Jonathan aims to be a strong speaker in the communications field. He also loves long walks...

Kenya Zarate
Reporter / Photographer

Kenya Zarate

Kenya Zarate is a senior majoring in History with a minor in Digital Journalism. During the summers, she is a videographer and is currently the social media intern at Deer Creek Camp. She loves going camping,...

James Lang
Photographer

James Lang

James Lang is a senior majoring in English with a focus in Writing Studies. Long term, he sees himself becoming a novelist, but he has also had a love for photography ever since high school. Alongside...

Meenakshi Rao
Photographer

Meenakshi Rao

Meenakshi is a computer science major that loves learning new technologies. Her favorite food is dosa and she loves to play games and read fanfictions during her free time.

Karina Garcia
Riptide Host

Karina Garcia

Karina F. Garcia is a first generation student at Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi. She is set to graduate Spring of 2022 with a Bachelors in English Writing Studies, and a minor in Digital ...

Jacob Sazon
Illustrator

Jacob Sazon

Jacob Sazon is a senior Graphic Design student and Illustrator from Abilene, TX. He enjoys long runs, art and camping. He can often be found walking his dogs or watching a good horror movie.

Gabriella Ruiz
Sports Editor

Gabriella Ruiz

Gabriella Ruiz is a junior Media Arts major with a focus in Media Studies and a minor in Digital Journalism. She has been working with Island Waves since her freshman year and has been able to take on in...

Savannah Walker
Social Media Editor

Savannah Walker

Savannah is a senior in the BBA program with a major in Marketing from Corpus Christi, Tx. She loves caring for her two cats and going to the beach.

Gretchen Wersterfer
Web Editor

Gretchen Wersterfer

Gretchen is a senior Nursing major with an interest in writing and literature. On days that she doesn't have to worry about studying for exams, she enjoys hiking, reading, and taking naps with her dog.

Jackson Wettstein
Production Manager

Jackson Wettstein

Jackson Wettstein is senior majoring in Media Arts with a focus in media production. He enjoys coffee, traveling, and photography.

Cameron Beier
Advertising Manager

Cameron Beier

Cameron Beier is a senior majoring in Business Marketing. He is from Austin, Texas and enjoys fishing, going to the beach, and working with people that are blind and visually impaired.

Brody Bush
Copy Editor

Brody Bush

Brody Bush is new to Island Waves News. In high school, he was a reporter for his news team and had a segment called "Dr. Love". In his free time, he enjoys playing guitar, watching movies, and hanging...

Ayden Woods
Interim Editor in Chief

Ayden Woods

Ayden Woods is a freshman Economics major and is new to TAMU-CC. He has recently taken the position of Managing Editor with Island Waves and is working closely with the Editor In Chief to have another...

Pooja Bhakta
Interim Editor in Chief

Pooja Bhakta

Pooja Bhakta is a graduate student working on her Master’s degree in Communication and is expected to graduate in May 2022. She’s been working for Island Waves since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic...

Jennifer Bray
Faculty Advisor

Jennifer Bray

Jen is a professor in Media Arts. She's a former broadcast journalist who worked for KTXS-TV, KXAN-TV and CNN in Atlanta. She enjoys creating multi-media art in her free time.