About The Pioneer

10448228_10205586671452765_5824135208479412103_nThe Pioneer is the online publication of HackCville. HackCville offers ten 12-week programs that teach modern skills through fun, hands-on projects in a fast-paced, community-driven environment.

All of our producers are either current students or graduates of HackCville’s media education programs, Storyboard (video) and Exposure (photography). Our student writers and producers develop skills in modern media production through publishing stories about creative, civic, and entrepreneurial innovators in the University of Virginia and greater Charlottesville community. You can view all of our current student staff and their published stories below.

Students learn storytelling, video production, photography, social media, and digital publishing. The Pioneer also hosts trips to NYC and DC to tour media companies such as BuzzFeed, NBC, and VICE.



Our Partnership with Parse.ly

We’re proud to partner with Parse.ly, a digital analytics platform for publishers. Their university partnership program enables our students to learn how to understand and use data effectively using state-of-the-art tools and technology.

The Pioneer Staff

All of our producers are either current students or graduates of HackCville’s media education programs. HackCville staff also occasionally contribute to The Pioneer.

Alex D'Elia

Becky Ross

Catherine Cura

Storyboard Program Lead

Cecilia Covert

Emily Hybl

Emily Travis

Marketing Director

Emily Wu

Eugene Noh

Hojung Lee

Isabella Ciambotti

Managing Editor

Jennifer Laredo

Managing Director

Jessie Duska

Kaleigh Watson

Kayde Schwabacher

Kurien Thomas

Producer at Pioneer

Lauren Mohan

Marketing Coordinator

Leeraz Zuo

Director of The Pioneer

Mary Rockwell

Senior Producer

Michael Zabin

Molly Newell

Marketing Director

Morgan Lineberry

Associate Producer

Nate Wolf

Copy Editor

Reilly Meinert

Sean Gibbons

Tucker Wilson

Tyler Wagner