The Wall‘s Editorial Team

Engy Shaaban – Editor-in-Chief

Engy Shaaban is a Senior studying Special Education and Psychology at The College of New Jersey. As Editor-in-Chief of The Wall, Engy is responsible for managing and coordinating among staff members, visiting and speaking with classes at The College of New Jersey, and administering the layout and production of the newspaper. Engy hopes that the stories and perspectives shared in The Wall are not only informative to the public, but also empowering to those who take the time to share them with us. If you would like to become a part of our team, please contact Engy.

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Annette Espinoza – Editor

Annette Espinoza is a Junior at The College of New Jersey where she studies Journalism and Professional Writing. Annette serves as the Artwork and Poetry Editor of The Wall where she selects and edits the artwork and poetry that are published in every issue. Annette works closely alongside local artists and organizations to find pieces that reflect the lively spirit of the Trenton community and its residents. She hopes that her work will help capture the passions of communities that struggle to be seen and heard.

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Jared Kofsky – Editor

Jared Kofsky is a Sophomore studying Communications and Public Policy at The College of New Jersey. He is the editor of The Wall‘s website and supervises the publication’s Mercer County Resource Guide for individuals experiencing homelessness in the capital region.  In addition, he coordinates the distribution of The Wall to over 50 sites throughout the county. Jared hopes to spotlight the powerful work of the organizations and individuals working to combat homelessness in Trenton and to make The Wall accessible to as many Trentonians as possible.

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McKenna Samson – Editor

McKenna Samson is a Freshman at The College of New Jersey, where she studies English. McKenna serves as an Editor on The Wall where she will write articles covering the stories of those experiencing homelessness and organizations willing to provide resources. She hopes to become more involved with The Wall and improve her skills as a writer to be the voice of those in the Trenton and Mercer County communities.

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Joshua Trifari – Editor

Joshua Trifari is a Freshman at The College of New Jersey. He studies music and history, and is a new addition to The Wall’s editorial team. Joshua is passionate about the culture of local communities and understanding the causes of issues. He hopes to to shed light on issues facing the Trenton community with regards to homelessness and to delve into possible solutions to these issues.


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Kristen Frohlich

Kristen Frohlich is a Sophomore at The College of New Jersey who is studying Communications, Marketing, and Human Resources. She joined The Wall in the fall of 2017 and currently manages the publication’s Facebook page. Kristen joined The Wall as an opportunity to raise awareness of homelessness on the TCNJ campus. She hopes to learn the stories of those in the Trenton community and give them a voice.


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Kristine Spike

Kristine Spike is a sophomore studying Communications with a minor in Philosophy at The College of New Jersey. As Social Media intern at The Wall, Kristine is responsible for keeping social media platforms, such as Twitter, up to date. She also writes articles and keeps up the email account. Kristine hopes that The Wall helps inform TCNJ students about initiatives that they can take as well as the larger Mercer County community on places they can turn to should they ever need help.

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Administrative Staff

Raj Manimaran

Raj Manimaran is a Community Engaged Learning Coordinator for The College of New Jersey’s Center for Community Engaged Learning and Research and a former editor of The Wall.

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Teressa Price 

Teressa Price is a coordinator of Bonner Community Scholars at The College of New Jersey’s Center for Community Engaged Learning and Research.

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Editorial Board

Note: In addition to The Wall‘s staff members, the Editorial Board is made up of the community leaders and representatives from The College of New Jersey. For the most recent issue, the Editorial Board included:

Frank Cirillo, Mercer Alliance to End Homelessness
Jaime Parker, Trenton Area Soup Kitchen
Regan Mumolie, Rescue Mission of Trenton
Tarry Truitt, United Way of Greater Mercer County
Janet Mazur, Instructor for The College of New Jersey
Nina Ringer, Director of Writing for The College of New Jersey

Get Involved

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Written with and for individuals experiencing homelessness in the Trenton, New Jersey area.