Spring 2024 Staff

Kaitlyn Gomez
Station Manager • (She/Her)
manager@texasstudenttv.com
Kait is a Senior Radio, Television, & Film major at the University of Texas at Austin. She grew up in McAllen, Texas. She has been with TSTV since her freshman year, staying loyal to satirical news show, Next Week Now. Both edifying and unintelligible, this arbiter of good taste enjoys the work of David Berman and reminiscing on Sebastian Vettel's Formula 1 career.

Favorite TV Show: Arrested Development



Jake Alvarez (he/him)
Entertainment Department Director
Jake is a Senior Radio, Television, & Film major at the University of Texas at Austin. He grew up in Corpus Christi, Texas and has been apart of TSTV since his sophomore year. His tenure includes producing for both Next Week Now and HookBang. He's the type of guy with a niche reference for every situation. Oh, and, FYI: if you have a question about blue hedgehogs and/or 2000s cartoon shows, Jake will more than likely have a really good answer for you.

Favorite TV Show: Malcolm In The Middle

Ryan Ranc
Entertainment Department Director
Sasha Faye Haynes is a Senior Radio-Television-Film major at the University of Texas at Austin. She grew up in Amarillo, Texas, and has previously lived in Los Angeles, CA, and the Philippines.  Sasha is a producer on Longhorn LateNight and has been a part of Local Live and Next Week Now. Sasha can be found eating an unreasonable amount of popcorn, fighting her fragrance mix II allergy, and fantasizing about buying a lot of pink clothes.

Favorite show: Better Call Saul

Mary Stone
Narrative Department Director
Lucy is a 3rd year RTF major from Round Rock, TX. She has been a part of TSTV since her freshman year when she joined the narrative show, Down To Film. She also participated in the incubator program last year and is excited to work with all the narrative shows this year. She loves theater and is involved in a theater group on campus. During the summer, she worked as a summer orientation advisor proudly welcoming the classes of UT26 & UT27. If you see her walking really fast on campus, she’s probably running late to something. You may also spot her zooming around on her tiny little electric bike.

Favorite TV Shows: Survivor, The Bear, Abbott Elementary

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‍Narrative Department Director
Madison is a Sophomore RTF major at the University of Texas. A Dallas native, they have always had a passion for filmmaking and telling a story. During their time at TSTV, they have been apart of Down to Film, Hookbang, and the Incubator Program. They love anything and everything producing and hope to become a specialized psychological thriller film producer. You can typically find them running around trying to produce one of their many projects, baking brownies at 2am, or using emojis way too excessively.

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‍News Department Director

Jason Kinander (he/him)
Sports Department Director
Jason Kinander is a 4th-year Journalism student from Chicago, Illinois. Entering his fourth and final year in TSTV, Jason has dedicated a great deal of his time at UT to TSTV Sports, primarily with College Pressbox, where is is executive Producer and can also usually be found hosting. Jason loves covering the UT sports in person for TSTV, and takes a lot of pride in the product that TSTV Sports puts out with their coverage. In his free time, Jason likes to listen to drill music, watch HBO documentaries, and try new things.

Justin Goosman (he/him)
Sports Department Director
Justin is a junior Radio, Television, & Film major who is also pursuing a minor in journalism. Justin is from the San Antonio area, but has moved around his whole life, with the coolest place he's lived being Alaska. Justin has been involved in the TSTV Sports department for the last year, working on College Press Box, College Crossfire, and 1-0 Sports. This year he will be working as one of the Co-Sports Directors, as well as being the Executive Producer of College Crossfire. Some of his hobbies include golfing, playing basketball, and watching movies.

Favorite TV Show: Ted Lasso

Isaac Hermosillo (he/him)
Incubator Director

Kate Coman (she/her)
Incubator Director

Carly A. Ramos (she/her)
Animation Director
Senior Radio-Television-Film and Arts and Entertainment Technologies major
Hometown: Lyford, TX
TSTV Shows: Redacted
Favorite TV Show: Malcolm in the Middle
Favorite Austin Restaurant: Ramen Tatsu-Ya

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Zach is a senior English major at UT. He is from Bryan, Texas and he has been with TSTV since he joined Next Week Now his sophomore year. Zach can be found mysteriously sitting alone in the rain and/or raving about something called "amongus." His hobbies include DND, drawing, and playing video games with his friends.

Favorite TV Show: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Tristan Thomas (she/her)
Social Media & Marketing Director
Senior Advertising Major

Miranda Hernandez (she/her)
Staff Development Director
Miranda is a senior at the University of Texas at Austin. She was born and raised in Brownsville, Texas. She has been apart of TSTV since her freshman year acting and producing for the longest running narrative show on TSTV: Down To Film! She was also a member of the Incubator program where she help create Super Tuesday. The following year she served as a teaching assistant for the program. During the summer time, Miranda has worked as an Orientation Advisor for UT and has proudly welcomed class of 2026 and 2027! On her free time, you can find her hanging out with friends or taking an important nap!

Favorite shows: The Bear, The Office, Shameless

Samantha Perl (she/her)
Photographer

Samantha is a Senior Radio, Television, & Film major pursuing a Sports Media minor, and was born and raised in Austin, TX. She's been involved with TSTV since the fall of 2020, and has been a part of the sports department. She has worked on all sports shows including College Pressbox, College Crossfire, 1-0 Sports Show, and TSTV Gameday. Currently, she is the Recruiting and Events Manager, as well as the Executive Producer of TSTV Gameday. Her hobbies include taking pictures, biking, baking, and watching Formula 1.

Favorite TV Show: Seinfeld

Eric Brown (he/him)
Online Producer
Eric is a Senior RTF major at UT Austin. He grew up in Dripping Springs, Texas. He's been with TSTV since he transferred in 2021, working across a number of shows including Now Hiring, Video Game Hour Live, & And We're Rolling. This giant, sunglasses-wearing, black-hole-stomach-having nerd is always ready to roll initiative, play video games, talk nerd shit and vibe with friends.

Favorite TV Shows: Young Justice & Fantasy High

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