Board Members

CUNAHJ 2019-2020 Board

Co-Presidents: Christy Marie Piña and Jackie Hajdenberg

Secretary: Janmaris Perez

Treasurer: Santiago Montoya

Chapter Liaison: Inés Rénique

Social Media Coordinator: Syra Ortiz-Blanes

Web Master: Allison Arnold


Christy Marie Piña

Christy Piña is Cuban, born and raised in Miami. She speaks fluent Spanglish and drinks way too much iced coffee. She splits her time in New York between Columbia and her internship at The Hollywood Reporter. She’s always been super involved with clubs in school. When she saw the opportunity to continue to do so in grad school, she couldn’t turn it down. Hence, deciding to be co-president of NAHJ.





Jackie Hajdenberg

Jackie Hajdenberg is a writer and reporter based in New York and Central Florida. She majored in political science at Barnard College, and writes about environmental issues and voter suppression. In her spare time, she enjoys writing satire.






Janmaris Perez

Janmaris is a full time M.S. student at Columbia Journalism School. She grew up in Miami before earning in her bachelor’s degree at Florida State University in digital media and communication studies. Her experience includes work in the non-profit sector with a focus in higher education accessibility.





Santiago Montoya

Santiago Montoya graduated with a B.A. from Brandeis University. He has gained exposure to journalism at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis, NerdWallet, and participating in The New York Times Student Institute in 2019.





Chapter Liaison
Inés Rénique  








Social Media Coordinator
Syra Ortiz-Blanes

Allison Arnold

Allison Arnold was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She attended the University of Michigan, where she majored in Information Science, focusing in user experience design. She writes about food and it’s intersection with race, culture, politics and the environment. Allison also enjoys writing about issues surrounding social justice, race and intersectionality. 

In her spare time Allison enjoys cooking, discovering great restaurants, backpacking and planning her next trip.

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