Kristen Perez is the academic advisor for Cliff News. She is an Assistant Professor in the Digital Communication Department at Briar Cliff. Her background is in broadcasting, public relations and social media. In her free time she enjoys watching TV and spending time with her two daughters and husband.
Julie Knowles is a senior Cliff News Editor and reporter from Ventura, California. She is a double major in Digital Communications and Graphic Communications and striving for her photography minor. She is a student coach for the BCU softball team and an intern for the marketing department.
Dawson Forcella is a junior Cliff News Editor from Greybull, Wyoming. He is majoring in Digital Communications and minoring in Social Media and Photography. He is a member of both the football team and baseball team.
Ariel Pokett is a reporter for Cliff News. She is a 23-year-old junior from Sioux City, with a major in Digital Communication. Avid mermaid rights activist and president of the Theater Club. She’s also a self-proclaimed make-up artist, and Tik Tok enthusiast. Dedicated student by week, personable server at Chili’s on the weekends.
Ben Peters is a junior reporter for Cliff News, majoring in digital communications while minoring in business and social media. He’s a member of the school’s wrestling team and also known as the “fastest gun in the Midwest.” When he isn’t wrestling or working as the BCU Radio station manager, he works on proving the existence of Bigfoot.