Meet The Team

Co-Editors In Chief

Sanai Rashid (She/Her)

Sanai Rashid is a junior at The Beacon School. As a writer and proud New Yorker, she harnesses each sound, sight, and smell the city has to offer to inspire her articles and essays. After high school, Sanai plans to go to a college not too far from the smiles of her siblings and roasted peanut carts of Manhattan to make her way as an investigative journalist. When she is not scribbling stories in her journal or reading Toni Morrison, you can find her sipping chamomile tea and trying to perfect her brownie recipe. 

Sammy Bovitz (He/Him)

Sammy Bovitz is a junior at The Beacon School. Ever since he was younger, he always felt compelled and inspired to discuss everything under the sun. Beacon’s emphasis on thoughtful, inquisitive students has pushed him to conceive and produce his most varied and unique writing yet. After high school, Sammy plans to go to a journalism-focused college in the US and “make it,” however that definition reveals itself, as a professional writer. When he’s not crazily typing away at his next big story, he’s hunting for the best caramel ice cream or settling down to watch a baseball game. 

Staff Editors

Anna Di Iorio-Reyes
(She/Her)

Anna Di Iorio-Reyes is a sophomore at The Beacon School. She’s always loved to write and looks forward to seeing how attending high school in Manhattan affects her life both in front of a keyboard and beyond. After high school, Anna has her sights set on a college in a New England town, where she hopes to develop her writing and other journalistic skills. When she’s not settling down with a notebook and pencil, you can find her tearing away at a good book or skating down the ice at hockey practice.

Cali Carss
(She/Her)

Cali Carss is a junior at The Beacon School. She has loved editing and writing ever since she helped a friend create a book in 5th grade about their friend group. She likes writing about topics that pertain to her life or things she loves. After high school, Cali plans to go to college outside of New York but still on the east coast. From there, she plans to pursue a career as a historian, writing about historical figures and events that she feels strongly about. When she’s not writing or doing schoolwork, you can find her at swim practice, listening to a history podcast, or enjoying her favorite music with a good book.

Anya Geiling
(She/Her)

Anya Geiling is a junior at The Beacon School. She is a writer and editor for the Beacon Beat on an array of topics. From reviews on documentaries to highlighting up-and-coming bands, writing allows Anya to express things she loves. In her free time, she writes larger works with her brother, Reiner– they published a chapbook about nature together. After high school, Anya looks forward to attending a university where she can explore new career options.

Anna Mintzer
(They/She)

Anna Mintzer is a junior at The Beacon School. She has always loved to read, and her current favorite book is The Secret History. Anna loves computer science and also helps run the coding club at Beacon. When she’s not working with the Beat, she likes to sew clothes, bake, hang out with their friends, and watch TV in her free time.

Isabella Argote
(She/Her)

Isabella Argote is a senior at Beacon, and this is her second year working on the Beat as a writer and editor. You can usually find her with a book in hand or out with her friends in Brooklyn. She loves to read and play both guitar and piano in her free time. She loves getting the chance to read people’s articles and see what everyone is working on.

Talia Willscher
(She/Her)

Talia Willscher is a sophomore at Beacon. After high school, she wants to go to college far away from New York City– hopefully abroad– and plans to continue to write more once there. She hopes to have a career in criminal justice, whether in investigative journalism or as a lawyer. When she’s not doing her homework, she’s running around the city going to her different sports practices.

Daniel Aarao Reis Arturi
(He/Him)

Daniel Arturi is a senior and Beat veteran who has been a part of the team since 2018. Over that time, he’s become a community builder, a journalist, and a part of the editorial staff. Outside of journalism, Daniel pursues computer science, and because of that, enjoys writing new articles about advancements in the tech space. He’s dedicated to preserving the unique voice of all the writers on staff and is excited to work with all the new faces freed from the impersonality of Zoom.

Chiara Ruiz
(She/Her)

Chiara Ruiz is currently a junior at The Beacon School. Ever since she was a child, she has always had a strong desire to write and read various genres. When she is not occupied with schoolwork, she can be found with her friends, eating Thai food, or painting a fall landscape at home. She aspires to attend college in the Northeast and continue writing and exploring her interest in the mental health field.

Isabella Guerriero
(She/Her)

Isabella Guerriero is a senior at The Beacon School in her second year at the Beat. Since her childhood, Isabella has loved investigating the world around her. When she’s not observing every odd move of the strangers on her train during her long commute, you can always see her with a book in hand. After school, you can always find Isabella at her dance studio in Queens or drinking coffee at Gregory’s.

Merchandise Team

Linus Coersmeier
(He/Him)

Linus is the head of the merchandise team and a senior at The Beacon School. He’s been dedicated to the Beat for all four of his years at the school and has loved every second of it! As an artist and musician, he mainly focuses his writing on subjects that help define the contemporary state of the arts. Beyond creating his own works, he spends his free time on the basketball court and playing with his little dog, Patric.

Sophie Green
(Sher/Her)

Sophie Green is a junior at Beacon and a writer and merchandise team member for The Beacon Beat. She lived in London for four years but was born in NYC and has lived here for 11 years. When she’s not writing about pop culture or current events, you can find her watching Criminal Minds or listening to Taylor Swift. Inspired by Jordan Peele, Sophie hopes to combine her interest in dystopian fantasies, horror, and forensics with her love of movies to create television projects in the future. She doesn’t know what she wants to do after high school and will probably pick her college based on the school’s mascot.

Devon Chang
(She/Her)

Devon Chang is a junior at The Beacon School and is a writer and merchandise team member for The Beacon Beat. Prompted by observation and conversation, she strives to utilize written expression to reflect on herself and the world around her. She finds joy in sharing her writing with a desire to cultivate further discussion and growth within her community. Following high school, Devon hopes to attend college somewhere a little farther from home, pursuing whatever sparks new interest. Beyond the pen and paper, Devon is a dancer of 10 years and loves exploring new spots around the city with friends.