Student Reporters

Meet the journalists who contributed to the stories found on the Blakely Island Field Station site.

Liam Massey

Liam Massey is a senior at Seattle Pacific University and is working on completing a major in political science and a minor in journalism. In the upcoming 2024-2025 academic year, he will be a coordinator for SPU’s Urban Involvement team, part of the John Perkins Center in the University Ministries department.  

Perris Larson

Perris Larson is a senior double majoring in journalism and history. She is from Ripon, California and has been a part of The Falcon, SPU’s student newspaper for four years.

Isabella Tranello

Isabella Tranello is a senior journalism major at SPU from Longmont, Colorado. She enjoys covering the entertainment industry, specifically concerts, in her articles. She is also a passionate early childhood educator who strives to promote a safe, loving, and fair education for all young children.  

Aubrey Rhoadarmer

Aubrey Rhoadarmer is a senior journalism and honors double major with a minor in women’s studies. She is originally from Longmont, CO, but has always wanted to live in a big city, which is what brought her to SPU. She is the Editor-in-Chief for The Falcon student newspaper and social media coordinator for Her Campus SPU.

Sophie Beadle

Sophie Beadle is a senior at SPU, studying communications and journalism, and is from Rainier, Washington. During her time at SPU, she competed on the women’s soccer team and was a part of the student newspaper, The Falcon. She also in worked part-time as a Red Bull Student Marketeer. One of her favorite memories at SPU was meeting Gary Payton after a basketball game.

Sharli Mishra

Sharli Mishra is a senior communications major at SPU set to graduate in the winter of 2025. She is originally from Nagpur, India and has enriched her college experience by being part of a multicultural club promoting cross-cultural understanding and diversity on campus. 

Uriah Aguon

Uriah Aguon is a junior at SPU double-majoring in English (creative writing) and social justice and cultural studies (art for social change). He has been a member of SPU’s student newspaper, The Falcon, since his freshman year and currently serves as Sports Editor.

Duyen Trinh

Duyen Trinh is a junior from Vietnam, pursuing a major in communication at SPU. She enjoys immersing herself in meaningful interactions with fellow students. She thrives on communicating ideas effectively. In addition to fostering friendships, she also contributes by drafting news pieces that resonate with the campus community.

Micah Lim

Micah is a senior studying communication from Bothell, Washington. On Blakely, he found great excitement in holding moon snails, baby crabs and sea urchins; the critters were gently returned to the tide. After graduation, Micah will work remotely in Seattle for a tech company.  

Emilia Bishop

Emilia Bishop is a junior, communications student with minors in journalism and entrepreneurship. She grew up in Wilsonville, Oregon. She is a part of the SPU women’s basketball team, a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and works for the social media team for The Falcon.

Hailey Hooper-Gray

Hailey Hooper-Gray is a senior creative writing major with a minor in communications. She is from Lake City, Colorado. During her time at SPU, she has enjoyed spending every spare sunny moment either in Tiffany Loop with friends or down by the canal in a hammock.  

Kolby Benthin

Kolby Benthin is a senior film studies major from Colton, a small town about an hour from Portland. Call it recency bias, but his favorite memory as a student at SPU is seeing the northern lights for the first time on Blakely Island.

Helen Petersen

Helen Petersen is a senior at SPU, pursuing an English major and a minor in professional writing. Born in Tennessee, though primarily raised in Washington (first in Issaquah and then in her current hometown of Gig Harbor), she jumped at the chance to get out of the city and back to nature. She spent one year writing for SPU’s student newspaper and currently works as the Communications Assistant for the student government (ASSP).