The Team


Our current staff for The Factory Times.

If you’re interested in joining The Factory Times, please e-mail us at factorytimes@sunyit.edu for further information on the application process.
We always welcome Volunteers.

 

Executive Board

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NANCY WANG

Nancy Wang is the Publication Director of The Factory Times. She is a Senior at SUNY Polytechnic and an Undergraduate in the Interactive Media and Game Design program, with a concentration in Arts/Assets and Programming. Her favorite genre of video games are survival games, but also enjoys visual novels and lifestyle games such as the Harvest Moon and Rune Factory series. On her free time, she enjoys drawing and designing on her desktop, Cygnus.

 
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TRISTAN RETZKE

Tristan Retzke is Lead Designer for The Factory Times. He is in his Senior year at SUNY Polytechnic Institute and is currently going for Interactive Media & Game Design. Additionally, he enjoys many forms of art and media such as music, movies and video games, as well as thinking creatively and making a difference.

 
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TAYLOR MANLEY

Taylor is the Chief Editor of The Factory Times. She is a senior at SUNY Polytechnic Institute and an undergraduate in Communication and Information Design. In her spare time, she coaches Varsity cheerleading.  Taylor loves photography and graphic design because of the creativity it entails. Additionally, her love for rock music is often reflected in her art and her personality as well.

Members

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MARK YETTEr

Mark Yetter is a writer for The Factory Times. He is a Junior in SUNY Poly and an Undergraduate in the Computer Science program. His biggest hobbies are playing video or board games and hiking with his friends. Mark also enjoys music, reading, and naps.  

 
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CHRISTOPHER BOVEE DE SOTO

Christopher is a writer for The Factory Times. He studies online, part-time, with the SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s Master of Science program in Cybersecurity. He is also an IT Specialist 2 with the NYS Office of IT Services, at the SUNY Polytechnic Institute campus in Albany. This NY-native lived in Puerto Rico for over twelve years, is fluent in English and Spanish, and practices basic French and Portuguese.

 

linda Paredes

Linda Paredes is a Writer for The Factory Times. She is Sophomore at SUNY Polytechnic Institute and an Undergraduate in Computer & Information Science. She is enjoys to write in her spare time and enjoys video games with great story telling. She also enjoys to listening to music which brings joy in her life.

 
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DEVONTE GRIFFITHS

Devonte Griffiths is a writer for The Factory Times. He is a sophomore at SUNY Polytechnic Institute and an undergraduate in Interactive Media and Game Design.  He is an outgoing, positive man who enjoys watching anime, playing video games and eating POP tarts.


 
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AUSTIN LYNCH

Austin Lynch is a Designer of The Factory Times. He is a Senior at SUNY Polytechnic and an Undergraduate in the Communication Design program. He was born on April 19th, 1997. Austin grew up in Verona, New York where he learned to become an outgoing person that loves to go traveling. One of his main goals in life is to make everyday the fullest he can. He tries new things everyday and tries to make as many friends as possible. Whenever he gets a chance, he would go out and explore new territories nearby. The reason he travels is because that would be a dream of his to convert a transport van into a small camper and travel across the country or even more.

 
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BOBBY ZUCH

Bobby Zuch is a designer for the The Factory Times. He is a sophomore at SUNY Poly, and is an undergrad in Communications & Information Design. Given his love for games, he also wants to minor in Interactive Media and Game Design, and hopes to make a game of his own one day. When he isn't designing graphics, animating, or editing videos, he devotes a good chunk of his time to hanging out with friends and playing fun party games! Oh yeah, and focusing on homework of course. He knows his parents are reading this.

 
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KYLE Frenette

Kyle Frenette is a Designer for The Factory Times.  He is a sophomore at SUNY Polytechnic Institute and an undergraduate in Communication and Information Design, with minors in Technology and Culture as well as Art and Creative Practice.  He enjoys studying media theory and the ways people communicate with platforms around them. He also loves studying multimedia platforms for production such as writing, graphic design, and animation.  In his spare time, he loves to watch animated shows and movies, as well as play various Nintendo game franchises.


 
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alex huard

Alex Huard is a Volunteer Writer of The Factory Times.

 

Matthew Rumsey

Matthew Rumsey is a Volunteer Writer of The Factory Times. He is a Senior at SUNY Polytechnic Institute and an undergraduate in Applied Mathematics. He has been engaged for 3 years and is planning his wedding right now.

dhriti sharma

Dhriti Sharma is a volunteer writer for The Factory Times. She is a sophomore at SUNY Polytechnic Institute and an Undergraduate in applied Mathematics and computer science. She has previously studied at Harvard University and University of Tennessee. She has a book written and waiting to be published. She loves playing basketball and video games and enjoys studies, debates and extempores... Claims to be generally active but is going around being lazy since 1998.


 

Shea Garramone

Shea Garramone is a Volunteer Writer for The Factory Times. He is a sophomore at SUNY Polytechnic Institute and an Undergraduate in Biology. He likes to study plants and plant growth, and likes to game.

 

isabel romero

Izzy Romero is a Volunteer Designer for The Factory Times.

 
 

BENNY GARDEN

Benny is a Volunteer Comic Artist for The Factory Times. They are a Junior at SUNY Polytechnic Institute and an Undergraduate in Community Behavioral Health. They are easily distracted by trees and bugs. Twice, they have touched a jellyfish and they highly recommend the experience.

 

RYAN LIZARDI

Ryan Lizardi is the Assistant Professor of Digital Media and Humanities in the College of Arts and Sciences here at SUNY Poly. After working in television post production in Los Angeles, Ryan completed his masters and doctoral study at Penn State University. He researches nostalgia in media, and has written two books on the subject, Mediated Nostalgia (2014) and Nostalgic Generations and Media (2017)