Meet Fastweb's 2017-2018 Student Contributor Team - Fastweb

Meet Fastweb's 2017-2018 Student Contributor Team

We’re excited for Fastweb members to get to know each of this year’s student contributors.

Elizabeth Hoyt

August 14, 2017

Meet Fastweb's 2017-2018 Student Contributor Team

Back to school means back to business – in this case, it’s the launch of Fastweb’s annual Student Contributor series. The main item of business today: introducing you to this year’s team of talented student writers.

Fastweb’s Student Contributors series allows Fastweb members to gain insight on important student topics through the experiences of their peers, ranging from high school to graduate school. Discover, learn from and relate to articles written by Fastweb members who willingly share their first-hand encounters with student life and issues that matter most.

In turn for sharing their unique student voices, each of the student contributors are given the unique opportunity to gain writing experience, work with an editor and learn about the web publishing process.

Throughout the academic year, the team’s articles focus on various student-centric issues, such as college applications and admissions, scholarship applications, along with sharing their daily life experiences in high school, college and graduate school.

Each of our student contributors choose their own topics, which usually focus on happenings within their academic, social or extracurricular lives that they feel that other students can relate to or learn from. Common topics include study tips, extracurricular activities, study abroad preparedness, standardized test tips and finding part-time jobs, for example.

We like to think that giving students access to these voices is comparable to having several older siblings’ diaries – with instructions on what to do (and what not to do) in terms of academics and student life. After all, who better to learn from than your peers? We believe there’s no comparison to having actual students writing about what they’re going through from first-person perspective.

The opportunity to apply to the Fastweb Student Contributor team was extended to Fastweb members with listed career interests like creative writing, journalism, news media, publishing and related fields.

Each year, we receive a high volume of student responses. While we wish we could choose everyone, we unfortunately had to set a limit. However, we would like to thank all students who applied for the Student Contributor positions. Choosing the team took a great deal of thought and effort as we received so many talented applicants.

We’re excited for Fastweb members to get to know each member on this year’s Student Contributors team! Learn more about the team, which consists of nine savvy student writers, spanning from high school to graduate school.

Meet the team below (note: all names listed are in alphabetical order by last name):

Fresh Faces

Fastweb would like to welcome the following 10 fresh faces to the 2017-2018 Student Contributor team! These students span from high school to college students, so there’s a contributor in which every Fastweb member has student experiences in common.

Meet the New 2017-2018 Student Contributors:

Katalia Alexander, High School Senior, Mount Rainier High School
Read Katalia’s first article, What to Do When You Can’t Visit Campus.


Franco Camacho, College Junior, SUNY Oswego
Read Franco’s first article, 15 Things I Wish I’d Known as a College Freshman.


Emma Lynch, College Freshman, Appalachian State University
Read Emma’s first article, Preparing My College Move.


Nicole Manges, College Senior, Huntington University
Read Nicole’s first article, The Art of Class Schedules.


Amber Phillips, High School Junior, Rockdale County High School
Read Amber’s first article, Setting Junior Year Goals.


Kaylen Phillips, High School Senior, Mill Creek High School
Read Kaylen’s first article, How to Achieve a Perfect SAT Score (and Why It Even Matters).


Lauren Rabold, College Freshman, University of Evansville
Read Lauren’s first article, How to Win at Welcome Week.


Cherish Recera, College Freshman, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Read Cherish’s first article, 10 Essentials for Move-In Day.


Stella Santa Ana, High School Senior, Hillcrest High School
Read Stella’s first article, How College Visits Make Your College Decisions Easier.


Ryan Smith, High School Junior, Cuthbertson High School
Read Ryan’s first article, Preparing for Your ACT & SAT Exams.

Want to see more student content? View an entire list of the all of Fastweb’s Student Contributors’ articles.

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