Sarah Shumway graduated with a masters degree in English from Boston College. She loves to travel, read, hike, and eat ethnic food.
Sarah Shumway graduated with a masters degree in English from Boston College. She loves to travel, read, hike, and eat ethnic food.
Dr. Mitchel Schwindt is a board-certified emergency medicine physician who practices in a variety of clinical settings. He completed his residency at Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan. As part of Michigan State University, Butterworth was renamed Spectrum Health, and is one of the busiest level 1 emergency and trauma centers in the United States. He served as chief resident his final year. While there he was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha, a prestigious medical honor society. He also devoted a significant amount of time working as a flight physician (helicopter) for an aeromedical company.
Dr. Schwindt has served on many committees and steering groups related to health care, quality and process improvement and was a former trauma program medical director. He serves as a volunteer physician for local sporting and martial arts events. He is a consultant and medical advisor to several dental groups and has developed protocols and policies related to medical issues in the dental practice.
Wellness and nutrition are a passionate interest for Dr. Schwindt. He writes extensively on the subject and has published several related books. He is a member of the A4M – The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and is currently pursing a sports medicine fellowship.
In his free time, he enjoys competing in triathlons, skiing, water sports, time with family, foreign travel and pursuing entrepreneurial activities.
I am a Family Medicine resident physician, with an additional graduate degree in Biotechnology, after having graduated from college with a double major in Business Administration and Biology. My experiences have made me well-versed in basic and clinical research, healthcare information technology, and clinical documentation quality improvement. I have taught at the collegiate level, but consider myself to be a lifelong student. In general, my interests in exploring all things pertinent to our daily lives have allowed me to make connections between various fields, and to teach/apply them in my professional life. In doing so, I hope to make an impact on those who interact with me, whether in person or online.
R. Y. Langham
Dr. R. Y. Langham has a B.A. in English, an M.M.F.T in Marriage and Family Therapy (Psychology) and a Ph.D. in Family Psychology. She is a medical, health & wellness contributor, copywriter, researcher and psychological consultant for Elance,Livestrong and Disorders.org and a published author. She has a wealth of experience researching, proofreading, writing and editing medical, health & wellness, dating, marriage, love and psychological articles for a variety of popular magazines, newspapers and websites. In addition, Dr. R. Y. Langham is an experienced social worker, marriage and family therapist and family psychologist. She has approximately 10 years of writing, editing & proofreading experience in a variety of formats.
Dr. Douglas Johnson* teaches in a public high school and supports it music programs through composition and as an accompanist. He is a member of American MENSA ®. He holds a Bachelor of Education from Heritage University in Toppenish, Washington, in bilingual education. His Master of Arts degree is in School Psychology specializing in assessment for Special Education.He holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology specializing in Native Spanish
reading. Both degrees are through Capella University in Minneapolis Minnesota.
Kate Shepard, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is a developmental psychologist and speech-language pathologist. She earned graduate degrees of master of science (M.S.) in communication disorders and doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) in psychological sciences from the University of Texas at Dallas. She earned an undergraduate degree of bachelor of science (B.S.) in human development and family studies from Colorado State University. Kate is a researcher at heart, seeking to understand humanity and developmental processes that separate humans from other species. She is also a clinician, currently providing screening, evaluation, and treatment for children with a variety of developmental delays and disorders in her private practice, Shadow Me Speech Therapy.
Steve Cross is a freelance writer and educator who lives with his wife Jean, two dogs, and two cats in the beautiful town of Arcadia, MO. Cross has a daughter Megan who is married and living in Poplar Bluff with her husband Sean. Cross has published poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and plays. He enjoys dabbling in screenwriting also, but his favorite genre besides educational writing is Young Adult. Recently, he was placed on the top twitter philosophers’ list by Bryant Gilbert, best-selling author and Nobel Prize nominee. Follow Cross on Twitter @stevecrosswords
Nancy Norton Bevins
Nancy Norton Bevins is a Producer and Writer in both film and theatre. Bevins celebrates having been on the production team for the Award winning feature film, THE ARTIST, working with A-list designers and directors. Bevins feature screenplay, BLONDE INSTINCT, has garnered five awards, including UCLA’s Top Ten Scripts and a Toronto Festival GOOD-TO-GO award. The script is currently in development. Having a penchant for Southern Fiction, half of Nancy’s work has been in literary adaptations.
Bevins holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Film Production from Loyola Marymount University. She has produced over thirty-five shorts and features, documentaries and theatre plays. Future projects include feature length dramas, southern fiction adaptations and a Flannery O’Connor adaptation.
Jason K. Smith
Jason K. Smith, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of New Media in the Department of Business, Communications and Media Arts at Bethany College in Bethany West Virginia. Dr. Smith is the director of the school’s digital journalism facility and program called Tower Digital Productions. He teaches numerous courses in digital media, production and effects both in the classroom and exclusively online. His research interests explore expanding media horizons, emergent digital discourse and the video game genre. Recently, he co-authored the article on digital conspiracies that appeared in Communication Quarterly.
Dawn Fels, PhD, English – Composition & TESOL Dawn Fels has nearly two decades of experience teaching English to American and international students. She has taught high school, trade school,community college, and university students and says the greatest joy in teaching comes not from what she can teach students but what she can learn
from them. She is also a published author, editor, and avid blogger.
Anne BayeEricksen is a freelance writer and editor with 25 years of experience. She has written for print and electronic publications, blogs, websites, and white papers, covering various topics such as women’s health, fitness, and nutrition, real estate, and careers in engineering, business, science, and healthcare. She has interviewed a wide scope of individuals, including fitness expert Kathy Smith, Eileen Collins, the first female Space Shuttle commander, Elizabeth Devine, an inspiration behind CSI, and Dr. David Satcher, a former U.S. Surgeon General.
Carmen is a marketing professional who is passionate about education and mentoring. She is an avid volunteer with her Alma Mater’s Alumni Association and she serves as a mentor to undergraduate students in liberal arts. She believes that one of the most rewarding aspects about mentoring is helping students find the passion and achieve their personal development goals.
Kelsey F. graduated from Hillsdale College with degrees in Politics and French, and is currently a 5th grade teacher and freelance writer. She lives in Louisville, Kentucky.
Candy Mazze is a Consultant in the Education field, involved in research, writing, and developing and evaluation curriculum for organizations specialized in K-12 and higher education learning. She has a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Dr. Mazze is married, has a beautiful Great Dane and enjoys spending time with her husband, dog and friends.
Janet Ferguson Dooley
Janet Ferguson Dooley is a freelance writer living in Des Moines, Iowa. She specializes in online lifestyle and business articles, blogs and social media communication. Contact Janet at [email protected]
I began writing after a long career in education; I am a teacher, high school principal and writer who was once asked to write a weekly arts and culture column for a city newspaper. People were astounded that I could explain my ideas in words even better than I could in person and I was astounded as well! I now tutor students of all ages for Reading, Writing, SAT, ACT and GRE testing and I write about many subjects for several different clients.
When she isn’t writing, Brie Dorsey is a publicist in Los Angeles with a concentration on public relations and strategic communication for the entertainment industry. She has more than 12 years of experience in entertainment related public relations including 7 years as a field publicist, representing some of the worlds most respected entertainment distributors including Warner Bros Pictures, Paramount, DreamWorks, Tribeca Films, and NBCUniversal.
Brie Dorsey holds a bachelor’s degree in advertising from the University of Illinois, and has scholastic training in social media, web analytics and new media integration from the University of California in Los Angeles.
Kathleen has been teaching since 2001. She has a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education, and a Master’s of Education. She is a high school language teacher, specializing in French, Spanish, and English as a Second Language, as well as the Social Sciences. An avid traveller, she has led student trips to France, Spain, and Italy, and organized the International Student Exchange Program at the school where she teaches.
I’m Shari Manley. I earned a BA in English and History in 1991, and a MA in History in 1994, and a MA in Library Media Studies in 2000, all from the University of Northern Iowa. I have been teaching online since 2006. I have recently completed a master’s in online education from Penn State University.
Joanne E. Wilson
Joanne E. Wilson is an attorney located in Central Florida. Currently, Ms. Wilson works as a tutor, helping first time bar exam takers, re-takers of the bar exam, current law students, and pre-law students. Ms. Wilson is also a freelance blogger. In addition to writing for others blogs, she runs her own blogs, BarExamSuperhero.com and LawSchoolSuperhero.com. BarExamSuperhero.com was recently listed on the ABA Blawg Directory. She also currently serves as the Social Director for the Central Florida Gay and Lesbian Law Association. Ms. Wilson recently spoke at the “Out of the Closet And In Your Office: Representing LGBT Clients 2013″ conference. Her presentation was “Bullying 101.” She also is the Race Ambassador and Editor for the Women’s Running Community. Ms. Wilson received her Juris Doctor cum laude from Florida A& M University College of Law, Orlando, Florida, in 2012 and a Bachelor of Arts in Writing from The University of Tampa, Tampa, Florida, in 2007. While in law school, Ms. Wilson served as President of the Women’s Law Caucus (2011-2012) and Vice President of the FAMU Chapter of the American Association of Justice (2012). She served as a member of the Advocacy Board and as a Student Representative of the Central Florida Association For Women Lawyers. She worked as a volunteer for the State Attorney’s Office of the Ninth Judicial Circuit, served as an extern under Judge Jenifer Davis in the Ninth Judicial Circuit, and interned with JaisenStango. Ms. Wilson is licensed to practice in Florida as a member of The Florida Bar.
JacalynSpeicher is an ornithologist who has been working in the environmental field for over 25 years. She is currently teaching biology at a local community college.
Christina Friend Johnston
Christina Friend-Johnston is a freelance writer from Toronto Canada. She has a degree in Dramatic Arts from the University of Windsor and has received post-graduate certificates in Public Relations and Project Management.
Gail Dennig is an attorney and teacher. In addition to practicing law, she teaches English and Composition on both the high school and college level
Sarah graduated from Fairfield University with a Bachelors degree in Communications, and is currently a law student in Washington, DC. She developed a passion for all things makeup and beauty at a very young age, and so last summer, she started a makeup and beauty blog, sarahlovesmakeup.com. On sarahlovesmakeup.com you can find celebrity inspired beauty looks, makeup product reviews, beauty tips and tricks, and the occasional food and style posts.
RenaeVirata is a Communications major from Vanderbilt University, where she enjoyed some of her favorite years staying active in the school community and exploring the beautiful city of Nashville, Tennessee. She is also the founder of the fashion and travel shopping website WeareverTheWeather.com and was a top contestant on the NBC reality dating show “Ready for Love
Emily Duncan is a New York-based writer and comedian. She received her BFA from New York University. She has written and performed sketch comedy at UCBNY, the PIT, the Montreal Sketch Comedy Festival, Boston University and a variety of other places along the east coast. Her plays have been produced in New York City, Boston, California and Canada and she has worked in theater, film and television production. She is a contributing writer for PolicyMic.com and BustedTees and a published poet. Upcoming projects include producing Are You Afraid of the 90s?, a short film starring Heather Matarazzo and Kristine Sutherland (that90smovie.com) and Wanna Bet? (wannabetmovie.com). Follow her on twitter @emduncaroo
Born and raised in Taiwan and later immigrated to the United States, Sabrina is a product of Western and Eastern influences and is fluent in both Chinese and English. After graduating from the University of Maryland with a BA in philosophy and a minor in astronomy, she worked at law firms in the Washington, D.C. area as a paralegal. Now she resides in South Korea with her husband and works as a freelance editor. When she is not writing or editing, she can be found playing the cello, jogging with her Dalmatian, or reading one of the hundreds of books on her Kindle.
Sarah Reynolds is a freelance writer residing in Alabama. She received her BA in Communications at the University of South Alabama where she was a member of the Phi Mu sorority. After competing in Miss Alabama USA, she decided to continue to chase her dreams, travel the world and document the journey.
Jessica attended Stanford University for college and is now a medical student in Los Angeles. She loves chinchillas, dancing, superheroes, and music.
Monica Davis is an actor, singer, writer and holistic health professional who currently resides in Houston, TX. In addition to performing with esteemed theater groups in her community, she has published 3 books of poetry: “The Human Song” (under the pen name Monica Michelle), “Seven Days of Enchantment; Daily Poems for the Young and Young at Heart”, and “Awakenings”. She has most recently made the foray into the dramatic arts by writing her first complete play; the one act drama entitled “Turning Point”. Ms. Davis looks forward to continuing to express her inner spirit and connection with all through her contributions to the performing and literary arts.
Stephanie Mojica, an award-winning personal finance journalist and money mentor, has harnessed her unique blend of intuition, creativity, practical business and personal development skills, rebellion, passion, and compassion to help hundreds of people who are struggling with financial self-sabotage slay their money demons and dragons so they can manifest more money and improve their credit scores.
Erica Rose Yurman
Erica Rose Yurman is a Published Author and Freelance Writer from sunny San Diego, California.Erica enjoys writing articles about Dating & Relationships, and Education, and is currently writing her first fiction novel.
Crystal Williams is a native Texan and recent Amherst College graduate. When not adding content to her blog (http://littlelessthanaverage.wordpress.com/) she spends her time people watching, writing short plays, and plotting and scheming. Crystal currently aspires to write for television in addition to the stage. Though she hails from Dallas, Crystal has found a new home in New York through her studies at Upright Citizens Brigade.
Lauryn E. Nosek
Lauryn E. Nosek is a freelance writer, editor, and blogger, looking for projects while she works towards a career as a novelist. Born and raised in one of the oldest (and smallest) towns in central Massachusetts, growing up surrounded by history helped contribute to her love of books and antiquity with a BA in both English and History as well as an MA in English and American Literature. Visit her blog for samples of her creative writing and book reviews here:http://nightmaresdaydreamsandimaginedconversati…or follow her on twitter @laurynenosek.
Alexa is a recent college graduate. In school, she majored in Media Arts & Design. Her dream has always been to work in magazines, whether that means being an editor or designing away in the art department. In her free time she enjoys going to the beach, spending time outdoors with friends and family, and teaching yoga.
Iris has had a love of writing as long as she can remember, but didn’t start writing professionally until 2011. After establishing herself as a freelancer, she opened up her own writing and editing firm in 2014. She has written everything from research reports for academic institutions to articles for news sites to marketing material for major corporations. Although her work has included content on a wide variety of subjects, she particularly likes writing about academics, education policy, and politics.
Heidi Belt worked in the education field for fifteen years before switching to freelance writing. Eight of those years was spent working in institutions of higher education and seven in a secondary school. Her years in the education industry gives her a unique perspective on choosing a career.
Paige Bennett is a communications and content strategy consultant who previously led external and internal communications for Dell’s Corporate Responsibility programs. After beginning her career as a news producer, Paige moved to Oman, where she developed communications strategies with government and private business sectors throughout the Gulf. She speaks Arabic (with a bit of a Southern accent) and recently relocated from Austin to San Francisco.
Dr. Cynthia Sheppard has been Director of Choirs at Olathe South High School since 2001, where she also serves as Chair of the Performing Arts Department. In addition to her work with the choral program, Dr. Sheppard also teaches AP Music Theory. During her tenure, she has served as KMEA State Vocal Chair, with responsibilities for the Statewide Festival Honor Choir. Dr. Sheppard has also taught as an adjunct instructor in music education at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe and Avila University. She was recognized by her choral colleagues in the Northeast District of KMEA as the Outstanding High School Choral Music Educator for 2012-2013, and was recently named to the Kansas Choral Directors Association Board to serve as the NE District Representative. Dr. Sheppard believes that good teachers continue to be lifelong learners, and she lives out this theory through her involvement as a singer with the Kansas City choral ensemble, MusicaVocale, and with active memberships in the American Choral Directors Association, Kansas Choral Directors Association, National Association for Music Education, and Kansas Music Educators Association. She is also a past singer with the Kansas City Symphony Chorus and the Cathedral Choir of Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral. Dr. Sheppard has been an active music educator for 27 years, having previously taught in Texas at Wayland University and Howard Payne University. She holds degrees from William Jewell College (with study at Oxford University), Southwestern Seminary, and the University of Missouri (Columbia).
I have bachelor’s degree in communication from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and a master’s in public communication and technology from Colorado State University. I am a foodie, skincare addict, and weight lifting junkie. I’m passionately curious, and love finding the adventure in everyday life.
Meghan Martinez was born and raised outside of New Orleans, La. She earned her Masters in Organizational Communications from Southeastern Louisiana University and loves working in higher education. She has worked as a research assistant, speech teacher and academic advisor. Meghan currently resides in Tampa, Fl with her husband and son.
K. Paige Reuter
K. Paige Reuter is a proud graduate of Duke and Georgetown Universities, has an MA in International Security, and was a Peace Corps volunteer in Jordan. She is a Mary Kay Consultant, runs a nonprofit for Christian missions called Abandon Ministries, heads the DMV Female Entrepreneur Network, and plays violin and does freelance writing on the side. She currently lives and works in the Washington, DC area with her cat, Nina
With over five years of experience in the communications industry and a master’s degree in publishing, Jessica is the self-proclaimed mocking jay of media.With much of her proficiency grounded editorial, she also works as a graphic designer, photographer, illustrator, and public relations mastermind. Having worked as a news reporter for digital publishing leaders such as Faircount Media Group, she is fluent in the complex language of online content distribution and enjoys a heightened sense of journalistic integrity. Traveling, living, and writing across the globe has afforded her a cosmopolitan perspective that brings a light and energy to all her professional endeavours. As the world grows smaller, she looks forward to embracing the digital infrastructures of our future while bringing energetic and provocative wisdom to young readers
Dr. Victor Peña-Araujo
Dr. Victor Peña-Araujo, B.A., M.D., M.R.C.S. A graduate of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dr. Peña is the founder of ELITE Personalized Health, an online health coaching venture with the mission of harnessing science to improve the health and happiness of its clients, one person at a time.
Stacey Garratt is a writer and editor living in North Hollywood. Her work has appeared in xoJane, Mashable and Buzzfeed. She is currently writing a dystopian comedy game due in 2014. She tweets @staceygarratt.
Karen Saukas is a graduate from the University of Michigan with a degree in Communication Studies and Psychology. She lives in Grand Rapids, MI with her husband and beagle Brutus. In her spare time she loves to read,travel, and spend time out on the water.
Born, raised and educated in the Pacific Northwest, Rachel is a freelance writer now living in northern Florida. She stays busy watching movies, planning international travel and obsessively reading online blogs.
Johanna Anderson, M.Ed., is a writer and counselor who lives near Washington, DC. She has a passion for helping people discover the careers that will be most meaningful to the.
Jacqueline is a recent graduate of Brandeis University with two Bachelor of Arts degrees in Theater Arts and Education. She is a freelance writer, teaching artist, and theatrical performer based in New England. With her passion for artistic expression, she has created programs promoting love and interest in the arts for children and adults of all ages. She resides in Massachusetts with her rock star maltipoo puppy.
Meredith Dempsey, née Croyle, is a freelance academic, business, and blog article writer. She has published material in academic journals such as the Journal of Vocational Behavior, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, Human Performance, and online trade publications such as dnjournal.com and betterwhois.com. In addition to freelance writing, she has a long-term creative writing project and chronicles her progress on her blog, meredithdempsey.com. She majored in English Literature at Northwestern University before earning a B.A. in Psychology & Business from Trinity University. She went on to obtain an M.A. in Industrial & Organizational Psychology from Louisiana State University.She writes from her home in a small village, nestled in the Mosel Valley of Germany, with her husband, their two-year old son, and two lovely whippets.
Nisa Schmitz, based out of the St. Louis area, currently freelance writes, edits and provides public relations services for clients locally and worldwide. From pitching to the media, writing press releases, creating media kits, developing media calendars, editing brochures and e-books, and writing blogs, Nisa welcomes the opportunity to provide her expertise in all areas of communication, marketing and journalism. She got her start at Voxmagazine, a weekly tabloid in Columbia, MO, with a circulation of 15,000, where she reported before advancing to an arts editor. After graduating cum laude with a Bachelor of Journalism and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Missouri in Columbia, she became the public relations/alumni specialist at Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis, MO. There, she composed press releases, ads, radio scripts, website content and various other marketing collateral in addition to creating the university’s social media strategyAfter three years in that role, she was promoted to interim director of communications, marketing and alumni affairs at Harris-Stowe. In addition to her previous responsibilities, she added developing and executing the university’s communications and marketing strategies, overseeing its public relations efforts, providing marketing counsel to university leaders, directing its advertising campaigns, implementing its internal communication and correspondence, liaising to the alumni association, serving on the President’s Cabinet and tracking and reporting on the success of her efforts. In 2011, Nisa joined Swank Audio Visuals as its communications manager and developed its overall internal communication strategy. After Swank merged with PSAV, her internal audience expanded to 4,500 employees across 1,200 locations. In this role, Nisa wrote compelling B2B marketing collateral, created branded emails in Exact Target and Constant Contact, managed media relations, oversaw the social media strategy, composed the monthly company newsletter and provided meticulous copyediting services. To expand her knowledge and understanding of public relations and communications, Nisa earned a Master of Science in Mass Communications from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, where she was honored with the John Rider Graduate Achievement Award for exemplary academic achievement.In her spare time, Nisa enjoys playing tennis, shopping, trying new restaurants and bonding with her husband and son.
Ashley is a freelance writer from the SC Lowcountry. She has a B.A. in English from the University of South Carolina and is the proud mother of her 1 year-old son, Darby. She enjoys writing web content and business writing for companies and clients, as well as writing fiction for publication. She loves traveling, photography, live music, relaxing at the beach or on the water, and spending time with close friends and family.Check out her blog at ashleyhamm.wordpress.com.
Megan is a born and raised mid-western girl, yet within her “Buckeye State” mold lies an innate and vibrant multi-coastal energy — a Hampton’s meets Williamsburg, rocker-chic look and the soul of a Bay Area native. Megan is passionate about fashion, beauty, design, and travel. Not to mention a good glass of bubbly! She believes in a “high – low” approach to life and style, and that a well edited wardrobe that reflects your energy, personality will enhance all aspects of your individual journey through life. Megan holds a B.A. in Organizational Studies and Public Relations from the University of Michigan, and a Master’s degree in Fashion Merchandising and Management from the prestigious Polimoda International University of Fashion Design and Marketing in Florence, Italy. She currently lives in San Francisco where she is a personal stylist and freelance writer.
Breanna Standifer was an account executive at Open Channels Group (now OCG PR) from 2011-2013, and decided to resign from her position to allow more flexibility and pursue her calling as a wife, mother, musical artist, free-lance writer and public relations practitioner. Standifer joined OCG as a part-time assistant account executive in 2011, and later returned to support the public involvement team in May of 2012. She is currently the president of the board for non-profit organization JTC X-Change, Inc., works with gospel artists as a social media and marketing specialist and sharpens her passion by freelance writing. Her attention to detail, dedication to client needs, and initiative contributed to her success and development as a public relations practitioner. Standifer supported the public involvement team with community outreach, social media content and developing creative content for client articles and newsletters. She hopes to use the skills she has acquired to be successful in her new pursuits. Standifer graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), where she earned her degree in Public Relations and minored in Business Administration. As a student, she was involved in PRSSA and was also inducted in the Department of Communication Honor Society. Her background experience includes project management and event coordination.
Stephanie graduated as an English Major and has continued her writing career for over six years. She is currently owner of an active blog for over five years now with knowledge in beauty and relationships. Passionate about helping people and giving advice, she enjoys researching and working on different types of topics to find solutions suitable for all people.
Lover of nutrition, running, online shopping, and looking and feeling my best, what I love most of all is writing about all of these passions. As a recent graduate, I hope to offer words of advice that I gleaned from my years in college and help students start good habits in college that they carry through (and beyond) graduation.
Caroline Salls is a 1995 graduate of The Pennsylvania State University, where she received a BA degree in journalism, with a minor in Spanish.
Since then, Salls has worked in a variety of positions in print journalism, including proofreader, reporter, copy editor, paginator and writer.
Salls lives in the Pittsburgh area with her husband, Daren, and their two cats.
As a writer, Dachell McSween has published articles for numerous media outlets including the New York Daily News, The Huffington Post, Yahoo.com and Examiner.com. She received a B.A. in Journalism from Pace University and an M.S. in Publishing from New York University. Dachell is also the Founder of A Fountain of Youth, Inc, located in New York City.
Pam Felice is a graduate of the University of Toronto, where she learned every tip and trick in the book. She is also a freelance photographer, based out of Toronto, Canada. www.pamforster.com
Jenna McKay is a writer, editor, and administrative aide in the DC area. She delights in taking a red pen to any piece of writing, and aspires to freelance full-time in the coming years, swapping the mighty pen for Word’s Track Changes, and producing plenty of her own work as well. She graduated from the University of Maryland at College Park with a B.A. in English, Summa Cum Laude, and English Honors. She loves to hike whenever she has the time, and considers herself something of a foodie, open to trying just about any (vegetarian) food she can. Jenna currently lives a cozy existence with her partner and two fluffy felines.
Allison Krupp is a recent Indiana University Creative Writing graduate who spends her days freelancing and exploring the world. Contact her for further advice or information at [email protected]
Rachel Shapiro recently graduated college with a Bachelor¿s degree in English. She is currently an intern at an online literary magazine and she has written articles about travel, beauty products, home improvement, and the job search for a variety of websites. She loves travel, reading, and a strong cup of coffee.
Amy Mahon is a writer from South Florida who is now working on a graduate certificate in screenwriting from the University of California Los Angeles. She has worked in higher education, particularly in admissions, and even published a guidebook about her alma mater, Elon University. Additionally, she writes poetry, plays, and is working on a novel.
Kimberly Harris is a first-generation college student from a working-class Midwestern family. She graduated summa cum laude from Syracuse University with a bachelor’s degree in public policy, political science, and magazine
journalism. She then worked with the U.S. Department of Justice and City Year Los Angeles before returning to school to obtain her master’s degree in public affairs from Princeton University. Since returning to the Midwest, she has worked in local government and aspires to be a city manager.
Brittany is a graduate of Boston College. She studied English and Theatre Arts, and currently works as a freelance writer, tutor, and performer. She lives in the Pacific Northwest.
Shelley McMillan Gramlich
Shelley is published in academic journals in both Anthropology and Education, in addition to writing featured articles on a vast array of topics for several popular publications and websites. She works full time as a high school teacher and yoga instructor in Canada.
With over 42 years in Education, Merril uses her passion and skill to impart to each student that they can and will be successful. She is a global educator , teaching in Bali, Cambodia, Turkey, Belize, as well as traveling through Greece, Italy, Spain, and France. Her plan is to continue teaching in Vietnam, and Thailand this Spring .Merril’s writing voice implements simple strategies for anyone to become that AWESOME student.
Alaina Sullivan is a freelance writer and licensed attorney practicing in Indiana. Her passion lies in ensuring equal access to justice for everyone, especially those who are unable to afford it. She focuses her writing on several subjects including law, current events, higher education, and issues of national interest.
Grace C. is a biochemist. Her hobbies include freelance writing, jujitsu, and cooking. Currently, she lives in Pennsylvania. She is shopping for a dog. Her next goal is to travel the world.
Ashley Reed is a media enthusiast hailing from Chicago, IL. A graduate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Ashley has been a reporter for UI-7 News, a student-run campus station and a producer at Chicago’s WBEZ 91.5. While there, she honed skills by pitching creative content, reporting, producing, directing and editing video and audio. She’s also worked for entertainment companies, including TheYBF.com, Her Campus and Straight From the Source, a Chicago-based organization she co-founded with two friends. Ashley has a strong interest in entertainment and feature stories but also loves the fast pace involved with breaking hard news. In her free time, she enjoys watching movies, shopping and spending time with friends and family.
Maegan Clearwood is a DC area dramaturg, theatre artist, writer, journalist, and editor. She is a proud alum of Washington College, where she graduated with highest honors in English and drama. There, she was editor of her college newspaper and a finalist for the Sophie Kerr Prize, the largest undergraduate prize for literature in the country. Feel free to browse through her writing and dramaturgy portfolio at her blog:http://writingroundtheriverbend.wordpress.com/.
Kaila is going into her senior year of college, studying English, journalism and art. She is going to be Editor-in-Chief of her school’s newspaper starting in the fall, and hopes to get a job at a paper or at a publishing company when she graduates.
I am a recent college graduate from the University of Missouri in Columbia. I received degrees in magazine journalism and international studies (with an emphasis on South Asia). Now, I’ve joined the fabulous ranks of underemployed young adults as I write here and there to my heart’s content. I’m a writer, a traveler, a hiker, a Buddhist, a barista, a skier and a fast learner. hail from Rockville, Maryland (a suburb of Washington, D.C.), but my post-college life has started in Denver, Colorado. I hope my college experiences (which to be honest were somewhat rocky at times) can help mitigate some discomforts and confusions facing college students—or at least expand on the discussion of real college life.
Emily Lusk received a Bachelor’s degree in English and has been building a successful writing career since. As a professional Freelance Writer, Emily is currently writing and editing articles on a variety of topics for over 10 different companies. Writing is her passion and she thrives off of new challenges. With a strong background in research, Emily is able to produce high-quality work on basically any topic! This makes her job more exciting and the client’s job a lot easier. Emily was a collegiate gymnast and has her athletic career to thank for her drive to excel in every area of her life and for making her the perfectionist and overachiever she is today.
Cathy Hannan graduated from Rice University in Houston, TX with degrees in Psychology and Managerial Studies. She is a professional writer, blogger and editor. Her background is in advertising and fashion.
I attended private Catholic schools and graduated from Edgewood High School of the Sacred Heart. One of my favorite notables is I graduated in 1982 with the late Chris Farley of Saturday Night Live. I attended the University of Wisconsin Madison concurrently with Madison Area Technical College majoring in Liberal Studies. It was there that I found my way into restaurant management and dropped out of college in my junior year. I spent the next 18 years working in the hospitality field at various restaurants and multiple positions until I went back to school at Cornerstone University (Formerly the Grand Rapids Baptist College) where I completed my BS in Business in
2005. I immediately went to work on my Master’s in Business Administration at Grand Canyon University where I completed my degree in August, 2008. Currently I work for a large global corporation in the coatings industry as
an Escalation Supervisor and Field Services Operations Manager where I dispatch one of 4000+ technicians across North America and Canada. I currently own and operate a variety of websites that range from blogs,Amazon Affiliate websites, Affiliate Marketing, and more. Additionally, I have a freelance writing business and supervise a small team of 4-6 part time writers that specialize in content creation and website development.Other projects have included product descriptions for a hip hop clothing retailer in the UK and Western Europe; curriculum development for small colleges in the UK, Australia, and Africa; and educational training modules for various training corporations, and educational websites.
While in law school, Megan Cyrulewski documented her divorce, child custody battle, domestic violence and postpartum depression struggles in her memoir, Who Am I? How my Daughter Taught Me to Let Go and Live Again, which is set to release on August 2 by Black Opal Books. Megan lives in Michigan with her 3-year-old daughter who loves to dance, run, read, and snuggle time with Mommy. Meganalso enjoys her volunteer work with various organizations in and around metro-Detroit.
Beth Ann Hedrick
Beth Ann Hedrick is an educator in Virginia. She received her bachelor’s degree from Concord University in Athens, WV and her master’s degree from Radford University in Radford, VA. In addition to being a teacher of 19 years, she is also an established freelance writer.
NicciMende is a professional freelance writer, blogger, and journalist. She covers the latest in fashion and style news. When she isn’t writing, she loves cinema, travelling, and crafts.
Erica Ng is a fashion and lifestyle writer. She has a passion for all things related to fashion, beauty, and accessories. She hopes to enlighten others through the content that she provides in the articles and through her own writing as well. She has also written for Her Campus and The FG Magazine. She is currently pursuing an English (Cultural Studies) degree at McGill University.
Danielle is a fashion and beauty writer with a background in fashion design and styling. She’s an expert in all things trendy willing and ready to share her bag of beauty tips and help you remain stylish with a college budget.
My name is Jennifer Wong and I am a rising junior at UCLA. I’m an aspiring entrepreneur who loves to play basketball, exercise, and listen to music. My favorite band is The Strokes and I love experiencing adventures
My name is Tara Seewack. I’m nineteen years old and was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. I study undergrad at New York University and spent my freshman year abroad at NYU’s campus in Florence, Italy. I plan on double majoring in Media, Culture, and Communication and Journalism.
Bio coming soon
I am an undergraduate, Political Science Pre-Law major at UC Berkeley with a passion social justice. I have focused my activism towards the women empowerment movement and the movement for LGBTQ equity. My college experience has been rewarding not just because of the academic environment but also because of my participation in clubs that promote social justice. Aside from my academic and political motivations, I also have a keen interest in fashion and beauty. I’m excited to share my college experiences and tips with y’all! My first year of college has been nothing but amazing to say the least, and I am excited to help others have a similar experience.
Donyae is a freelance writer who loves all things geek and can be your internet best friend. You can follow her blog at freenightsandweekends.org and of course at facebook.com/freenightsandweekends.
Hi, I’m Angel Choi! I am currently a junior attending the University of Southern California. I’m majoring in communication and minoring in the business school for marketing. In ten years, I want to be able to say I’ve traveled solo, published a book, and succeeded in my career path (I don’t know what I want to do yet!).
Hi guys! My name is Amanda Zambito, and I am a rising junior at NYU. I am a double major in Journalism and Psychology. I have always had a passion for writing, which came from a love for inspiring others with the words that I write. Psychology fuels my love for understanding and relating to people. After graduating, I hope to work as a broadcast journalist for a major news station like ABC or CNN, or as a writer for a top magazine. Thanks for tuning in, and I hope you enjoy the articles I will be writing for Admitopia!
Hey! I am Felicia Taliaferro, I am a student at the University of Maryland College Park. I major in English and minor in sustainability. I love working and interacting with people. I love making people laugh and smile! I am a creative and passionate person, and those attributes flow into all the work that I do. When I am around friends or make a new friend, I like to inspire them to do or think differently about something that is “ordinary”. To me it is important to see the beauty and potential in all things. As an English major and a poet I have an affinity to language and words, my relationship with words and language is constant and never boring. My love for words and language is rooted in how much power they hold alongside the importance of one’s voice. This love corresponds to what I wish to do in this world, write, for I believe I possess the qualities that can connect people pass words and images, but make an impact on how they feel.
I’m Juliette Trebucien, a 22 years old exchange student. I’m french and I’m studying in Winthrop University, in Rock Hill, South Carolina. I’m in Integrated Marketing Communication Bachelor. When I was younger, I moved almost every four years from one country to another because my mother is a diplomat and I followed her. I still enjoy very much travelling. My other passion is food. Next year, I am planning to do an MBA “Luxury, Food and Wine” in Paris. My dream job would be to work in an international PR or marketing agency specialized in food.
Jasmine is a native of Miami, Florida. She attended the University of Florida, where she graduated this past May. While there, she obtained a Bachelor’s of Science in Telecommunications, Media and Society and a minor in Educational Studies. She is currently volunteering at the American Autism Association as a Community Outreach intern and the NFLPA and PAL Charity Events as a Social Media Research intern. She enjoys dancing, reading and hanging out with her friends. In the future she hopes to become an educator
Stephanie Navarrete is a recent graduate from Syracuse University with a B.S in Health and Exercise Science. Originally from Washington D.C, she is back home for a year, applying to Doctorate of Physical Therapy programs. While at SU, she was very involved on campus, in such organizations as: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc, University 100, Sex S.Y.M.B.A.L.S, and Multiracial Experience. Throughout college, she worked at the campus Starbucks while juggling her academics and social life. Stephanie truly enjoyed her undergraduate career and would love to give back by encouraging other young people to do the same.
Lauren Dawson is a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She loves college. Go tar heels!
Madeline Daly I am a senior at the University of Notre Dame, majoring in English and French with a Business Economics minor. I am interested in creative writing and plan to become a journalist in New York. I have just returned from studying abroad in France for the semester and have plenty of college wisdom to share!
Name: Jacqlyn Burnett
School: Michigan State University Year: Senior Major: Communications with an emphasis in broadcast journalism Interest: Entertainment reporting MSU’s breadth of advantages including creative dedicated students, talented professors, and growth opportunities, have played a major role in my success as a journalist, host, actress and model. While I apply myself in my studies, I’m also lucky to be involved with the telecaster’s organization – practicing acting, hosting, film development and producing journalistic media. Overall, the variety of MSU facets including Greek life where I’m a member of Chi Omega, the clubs, and aforementioned telecaster organization have had an enormous impact on my professional life – all the way to modeling. Some of my other hobbies are baking, producing music and spending time with my friends and family. I look forward to the rest of my MSU career and anticipate the years ahead… of course I’ll always bleed green and white. – Jacqlyn
I am a student at the George Washington University, and I major in English and Creative Writing. Upon graduation, I plan to work in entertainment journalism, as well as write novels. Next semester, I shall be studying in London at King’s College.
Adeline is an award-winning education and careers journalist with a track record which includes writing for The Times, The Daily Mail and The Guardian, where she wrote features and profiles for the newspaper’s weekly supplement for students and recent graduates. Adeline has won two awards, including an online journalist award for her features on The Guardian’s website.
Zahara Jade is a visionary and creator with traditional education from University of Michigan and Master’s from Kent State in Clinical Psychology. World traveler, yogini, artist and writer, Zahara has spent half a decade immersed in the Far East learning different cultures, religions, and practices of yoga, meditation, energy and bodywork. Her passions of healing through movement, energy, and art began as a personal journey and now extend to help global mankind. Present day, her manifestation of healing is P.R.A.Y., Zahara’s line of amulets infused and blessed with powers to re-balance and awaken. Zahara’s vision is to bring valuable, otherwise inaccessible energies and stories from the Far East to The West to aid in global awakening of consciousness. All related work, blog, short films and social media links may be found on her website.
Leslie Barra is a reading specialist, English teacher, and freelance writer who has published dozens of article, blogs, lesson plans, and reviews. Leslie has loved writing for as long as she can remember and has been an online writer for several years. She has self published a children’s book, is an award winning poet, and published writer and poet. Leslie has a BA in English from the Pennsylvania State University, and an English teacher’s certification and M.Ed. from EdinboroUniversity of Pennsylvania. She enjoys reading, writing, scrapbooking, traveling, going to the beach, and spending time with her family.
Kayla MaroonA renaissance woman who learned to try everything once.
Zoe is a 23 year old Freelancer currently residing in New York City. She graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 2013 with a Bachelors in Telecommunications and a Minor in Sociology. When she is not writing about beauty or fashion she is either found on her bike or trying to pet random street cats.
Megan Tobiasen Female/21 Hi! My name is Megan Tobiasen and I am from Westchester, New York. I graduated from high school with a Regents diploma and was the captain for the varsity field hockey team for three years. I am now a senior at Salisbury University and am double majoring in Early Childhood and Elementary Education and have a minor in English for Speakers of Other Languages. I am going to be graduating in the fall of 2015 and am very excited to start a career in teaching! Some of my interests are playing field hockey, going to the beach, traveling, and reading.
JaneseMaricelli is a graduate of the University of Houston- Clear Lake. With over 10 years of hands-on experience in Sales, Marketing and Graphic Arts, she brings a youthful yet knowledgeable approach to Marketing Consulting and Design.Janese has studied under the top Marketing professionals in Houston and San Diego and is an active member in the American Marketing Association. She is an avid designer, both graphically and traditionally and is Adobe certified in Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat and InDesign.In conjunction with an extensive sales, marketing and design background, Janese is also active in the arts and fashion community. Promotions and promo modeling are a few of many specialties.
Lauren Archuletta is an alumna from the University of Colorado Boulder. Graduating in the spring of 2013, Lauren received a Bachelor’s of Science in journalism and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Spanish language and literature. While at CU Boulder, Lauren participated in and held a number of leadership roles in a variety of organizations, including the university’s student paper and multi-ethnic clubs.Shortly after graduation, Lauren was offered and accepted a job as the Marketing and Social Media Coordinator for Florence Crittenton Services, a nonprofit organization that educates, prepares and empowers teen mothers in Denver, Colorado. Lauren now works full time managing the organization’s communications. In her free time Lauren is studying to take the LSAT in December, freelances for Out Front Colorado magazine and appears as a guest lecturer at CU Boulder and Regis University, offering advice to students interested in pursuing a career in public relations.
My name is Elizabeth Gervais, and I am an undergraduate student at Brigham Young University-Idaho. I am majoring in English with an emphasis in professional writing, and I hope to become a professional blogger and someday write my own novel. I enjoy reading, writing, fitness and fashion. I am currently living in Houston, Texas with my husband.
Hello! I am Sam, a recent graduate with a B.A. In psychology and a minor in English. I will be pursuing a master’s degree in Industrial/organizational psychology come next fall in hopes of landing a great job in a research environment. Psychology has taught me many things about the human condition and our fears, and in a stressful business environment it will be my job to step in and alleviate tensions. I have written case studies, literature reviews, and have conducted experiments both under the guide of a professor and as my own thesis. Beyond straight psychology, written communication is one of my passions. I love creative uses of linguistics and desire to learn more about the English language to play with the English language. I have learned so much during my four years at school, and have made a few mistakes along the way. These mistakes have taught me valuable lessons that I will pass on to the readers of this website.
Eirinn is a senior at university studying English Literature and Communication Studies. Born into a Scottish family, she loves Scottish myths and legends and is working on her own collection of stories about Scottish fairies that she hopes to get published in the future (fingers crossed!). In her free time, she likes to sculpt with polymer clay, crochet infinity scarves, teach martial arts, and, of course, write!
Bria Morse I am entering my senior year at Syracuse University as a Nutrition Science major, with 3 additional minors in public health, biology, and exercise science. Originally from Newburgh, NY, I grew up in an atmosphere that was half suburbia and half city, with a whole lot going on. I can’t sit still and like to analyze how things work; this, therefore, led to my interests in sport and nutrition sciences (now I just have to figure out what to do with it). I also enjoy art and, even as an adult, still love all things Batman
Allison Barbera is a makeup artist, licensed esthetician and owner of Allison Barbera Beauty, a Newport, RI based beauty services company. Allison has six years of experience doing makeup for weddings, television, film, corporate clients, and events. She teaches makeup classes for individuals and groups, and writes a beauty blog, A Pretty Addiction http://allisonbarberamakeup.wordpress.com/. Allison’s portfolio can be viewed on her website, www.AllisonBarbera.com
My name is Amber Case and I am a junior at Marist College from Canton, CT. I work for my school’s newspaper as a co-managing editor and I hope to become a journalist upon graduation from Marist.
Emily Fontenot earned degrees from the University of Wyoming, Oklahoma State University (online) and Kansas State University. She is currently living in Iowa and working as a professional editor of scientific manuscripts and as a consulting entomologist.
Alyssa J. Ford
My name is Alyssa J. Ford and I am senior magazine journalism major in the S.I. Newhouse School at Syracuse University. I absolutely love discussing different fashion trends and giving beauty tips