Meet our staff here at VandyRadio:
Jeff is a senior from sunny South Florida studying Public Policy with a minor in Spanish. In addition to being the captain of the VandyRadio ship this year, he edits for the Vanderbilt Political Review, is part of the VPB Speakers Committee, serves as Communications Chair for the Vanderbilt Trapshooting team. Check out his movie reviews for the Vanderbilt Hustler too. In his spare time, he likes exploring the outdoors and playing basketball. He likes old movies and old music, and if you stop by the office, he’d be happy to talk politics, pop culture, and how great the Florida Panthers will be next year (fingers crossed!)
Josh is a senior studying education studies, mathematics, and minoring in computer science. In his spare time he enjoys hiking, playing sports, and running Spartan Races. Josh aspires to attend seminary after graduation for ordination in the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. He is also the lead student manager for Rand campus dining. He is currently training for a Spartan trifecta and the Music City Marathon. So if you ever have any programming questions, or need a workout buddy – shoot him an email.
Cecilia is from good ole’ Sweet Home Alabama; Indian Springs Village to be exact. Other than loving Vandy Radio and all it’s hosts, she also loves going to awesome concerts, cheering on the Commodores, and eating Chipotle (sorry Josh, it’s better than Moes). In addition to Vandy Radio, Cecilia interns at W.A.Y. Entertainment and is involved in Greek Life and University Catholic. She is double majoring in Special Education and Child Development and wants to potentially be a teacher and a radio host aka the coolest teacher ever. She is so excited to be the music director this year and if anyone ever has questions about anything Vandy Radio come ask during her office hours!
Sophie is a senior from the capital of sweet home Alabama. She is studying Communications and Asian Studies with a minor in Corporate Strategy. This past summer, she worked for a news show at a NPR-member station in Washington, D.C. In addition to being the News Director, Sophie is also the Producer of VTV News and the Live Events Producer of VTV. In her free time, she likes to dance uncontrollably, try out new foods in Nashville and binge-watch Netflix. Feel free to drop by her office hours to come ask any questions you have about VandyRadio or just to keep her company.
Max is a senior from Pittsburgh and is proud to begin his third year as VandyRadio’s Sports Director! Max hosts a weekly studio show, co-hosts the Darren Ambrose Show, and is the play-by-play announcer for Vanderbilt Soccer on VandyRadio. In the spring, Max can be found in the Vanderbilt baseball team’s dugout as the sideline reporter for Vandy games on SEC Network+. He is thrilled with how far VandyRadio has come and is excited for his final year on staff before he graduates!
A senior from Dayton, Ohio, Robbie spreads the VandyRadio gospel through Twitter, Facebook, and SoundCloud. He also works alongside Max Herz as color commentator for Commodore Soccer on VandyRadio, blogs about Vandy Men’s Basketball for VandyRadio, and works as Sports Editor for the Vanderbilt Hustler. Stop by his office hours for any questions or just to say hi.
Ben is originally from Radford, Virginia, a small town few have heard of and fewer can point out on a map. He’s currently working towards a dual Chemistry/Psychology major, and wants to work in forensics after grad school. In addition to getting new hosts on air, Ben is part of the campus branch of the American Chemical Society, as well as a member of the intramural Ultimate Frisbee team. Feel free to stop by with questions about training, other radio stuff, or if you want to know all the best coffee shops off campus. (He may have a problem)
Quintin Hall is VandyRadio’s very own Windy City MC hailing from the Westside. He is a junior majoring in Communication Studies, is the secretary of the brand new organization PartyNextDore, and currently co-hosts a radio show called Vibes and Inquiries. His day always includes listening to Chance the Rapper (AAAAAAH AAAAH), Childish Gambino, and house music. If you ever want to talk about rappers, R&B artists, the music industry, comedians, and a variety of television shows you should definitely hit him up or say hello! He is honored and excited to be a part of the VandyRadio family!
Jason is a Senior from Grafton, WI. A Molecular and Cellular Biology Major and Clarinet Section Leader in the Spirit of Gold marching band, he enjoys both intellectual activities and sports. The most important of these sports is obviously football. After three years at Vandy Radio, he’s been a host on Necessary Roughness, Grinds Our Gears, The Great Debates, and Gears of Society. If you want to have fun at a Vanderbilt Football game you can always head over early and stand next to the Clarinet section: he’ll be there cheering and anchoring down (and maybe “dancing”).