Meet Our Bloggers

NORA PROCE, Editor-in-Chief

unnamed.jpgNora Proce is a junior from Garden City, New York. She is double majoring in English with a concentration in Writing and Media Studies and Production with a concentration in Film and Television. An avid writer and movie lover, she plans to pursue a future in screenwriting. On campus Nora is involved in Marist Ambassadors, Tour Guides, Greek Life, MCTV, and Fox Photography.

Nora also works on the Marist Social Media Team and hosts Word on the River for the Marist Youtube page. When she isn’t working, Nora loves hanging out with her friends by the Hudson River and creating new memories she can capture through her camera lens. She is very excited to be able to blog about her experiences at Marist through her articles!


IMG_8331.jpgJulia McCarthy is a junior in the honors program, majoring in Political Science with a minor in communications. Originally from Nutley, New Jersey, Julia loves being close to New York City while still enjoying all the beautiful nature that the Hudson Valley has to offer. Julia is involved in Marist Ambassadors, Residence Hall Council, and is an Honors mentor.

Obsessed with news and politics, Julia plans to spend a semester in Washington, D.C. next Spring. For now, Julia is enjoying hanging out by the waterfront and studying on the comfy couches in Hancock. With a love for both reading and writing, it is rare to find Julia without a book, or lengthy scholarly article, in hand.

Foxtales is the perfect opportunity for Julia to express her love for politics, social media, food, and of course, Marist College.

Julia is currently studying and pursuing an internship in Washington D.C.



alyssabiopic.jpgAlyssa Casamento is an overly sarcastic senior from North Haven, Connecticut. Here at Marist she is double majoring in Digital Media and Communications with a concentration in Advertising, but don’t ask her what she wants to do with that combination—it changes daily. On campus she works in the admissions office as a Student Assistant to one of the counselors, as well as, being a Tour Guide/Stand-Up Comedian. She is also in the Marist Ambassadors program, and serves as the Class of 2018 Historian through the Student Government Association.

All of those festivities combined leave her with approximately 8 minutes to herself daily, but she is somehow still breathing. In her little spare time, you can find her watching a scary movie, complaining about how much she misses her dog, petting someone else’s dog, or enjoying a gluten-free snack. Her music is often blasting so loudly in her headphones that she’ll likely be deaf by age 25, so if you see her on campus, you’ll have to hit her to get her attention. Her likes include Disney, singing in the shower, and potatoes in all forms. Her dislikes consist of cold weather, last minute planning, and when people make fun of the amount of selfies she posts on Instagram. It’s an art, people.

Here at Foxtales, she likes to focus on all things digital. Stay tuned for some ~rad~ video projects in the near future!

Always remember, every day is a great day to be a Red Fox.



Emily Spennato is a junior at Marist College, studying communications with a concentration in journalism and a minor in creative writing. She is from Glen Mills, Pennsylvania. She loves the close community that she finds at Marist, exciting opportunities and connections, and of course the beautiful Hudson River. Emily is involved in intramural sports, Women’s Spirit, campus ministry, and is a brand representative for River and Stone.

Emily loves journalism, but her passions lie in celebrity entertainment and pop culture, as well as creative writing. She also writes for the Odyssey, as well as running her own blog. Her favorite celebrities are George and Amal Clooney, Jennifer Lawrence, and Jennifer Aniston.

She is currently spending the semester in Florence, Italy, where she is consuming all of the food, fashion, and culture she can; three of her favorite things. Emily is excited to take her Italian adventures and share them with FoxTales and other readers. FoxTales is a perfect way for her to give a look into her Marist experiences abroad, while also documenting her time there!



headshotJacqueline Gruber is a junior from Long Beach, New York. She is majoring in Communications with a double concentration in Public Relations and Advertising and minor in Graphic Design.

In addition to Marist Ambassadors, Jackie is also a member of the Emerging Leaders Program, PRSSA, LEAP, and Campus Ministry.

Jackie had the unique opportunity of spending her entire freshman year studying abroad as part of the Freshman Florence Experience Program. While abroad, in addition to pursuing her studies, she served as a Marist Italy Ambassador. Her unique situation enabled her to travel to other countries and experience various culture. Her year abroad was one of the most rewarding experiences of her life! She is so excited to be apart of the Foxtales Team!



Sarah Rampulla is currently a junior studying Business Marketing with a minor in Graphic Design. She is involved in the Ambassador Program and is a member of the Greek life here on campus. Sarah loves getting to know new people, will most likely be found in the library, and has a tiny obsession with food. She is super easy to talk to, so if anyone needs anything she’s your girl! Sarah could not be more excited to be apart of the Marist Foxtales team!



Screen Shot 2016-11-02 at 11.43.41 AM (1).pngYvette Signore is a senior studying Sports Communication and Journalism. She is very excited for you guys to get to know her through Foxtales! Her writing ranges from fun topics like food, student life, and sorority life, to more serious topics like social issues, current events, and the National Football League. She has a strong passion for football (Go Broncos!) and aspires to be a sports broadcaster for the NFL one day—nothing wrong with dreaming big!





unnamed.pngMadison Zoey Vettorino is a sophomore majoring in Communications with concentrations in Journalism and Public Relations and a minor in Creative Writing. Madison, who is originally from a small town in Connecticut, fell in love with Marist after visiting her sophomore year of high school and is absolutely thrilled to be studying at the school of her dreams!

On campus, Madison is involved in Marist Ambassadors, Campus Ministry, the Marist Circle, and is an assistant manager for the Marist Hockey team. Madison also writes for The Odyssey Online, HerCampus, and the River & Stone Blog. In her spare time, you can usually find her with an iced coffee in hand, writing an article, or chatting with her friends. She couldn’t be happier to be a part of the FoxTales team!


foxtalesbloggerMichaela Salamone is a senior at Marist from Albany, New York. She is majoring in Communications with a double concentration in Public Relations and Advertising. In addition to writing for Marist Fox Tales, Michaela is also in the Ambassadors program. From the minute she stepped onto the Marist campus as a senior in high school, she instantly knew that Marist was where she wanted to spend her next four years. Michaela enjoys watching Netflix, eating, and hanging out with friends. She is ecstatic to be apart of the Fox Tales team this year!



Tyler Ree is an outgoingProcessed with VSCO with nc preset sophomore from Northport, Long Island. Despite being one of the youngest in the grade, she is one of the people who can make friends with everyone and anyone she comes across. Here at Marist she is majoring in Communications concentrating in Advertising with a Business minor. On campus she can be found giving tours and a member of the Ambassador Program, trying to share her love of Marist with every prospective student she sees.

In her spare time, she can be found supporting her friends at sporting events, taste-testing around Poughkeepsie, or hanging out by the Hudson. Her love for the school and talkative nature are what motivated her to become a writer for Fox Tales. She now has the opportunity to share all her thoughts and feelings about the campus and allow her to speak to an audience that is forced to listen to her. She loves anything fried or covered in chocolate, and you will always find her with a cup of coffee glued to her hand.  She is planning on studying abroad in Florence next spring and eat her way through Europe.

Fox Tales is a a great way for Tyler to express her love for food, friends, and her school.


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