Kimberley BainbridgeKimberley Bainbridge is from New Rochelle, N.Y. Formerly an assistant editor for JET Magazine, she is the associate producer and media coordinator of The Michael S. Robinson Show on AM970, where she helps create content, book guests, and develop marketing campaigns. Her work also appears on Contact Kimberley via email at or via Twitter @WhenKimCollides. 

Donzie Barroso was born and raised in Manhattan but spent the 1990s living in Cobble Hill, Red Hook, and Prospect Heights. She has a BA in Medieval and Renaissance Studies from Barnard College, and an MPA from the Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service at NYU, where she was managing editor of The Wagner Review. She has worked in philanthropy for more than a decade, helping donors with U.S.-based and international grant making. You can reach her at

Kevin Golen

Kevin Golen was born in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. and grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia. He graduated from St. Anselm College in 2008 with a BA in History. Kevin worked at Fox News Channel as a breaking news editor on the national desk in New York City. He works for Dataminr as a Domain Expert—News, and is a 2014 Brown Institute Scholar at Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism. Follow him at @kevgolen or email Kevin at

Shannon GuptaShannon Gupta is a multimedia journalist from Westchester, N.Y. She holds a BA in English with a minor in philosophy from Colgate University. She has worked for several news outlets, including Fox News Channel and Westchester Magazine. Her literary journalism piece, “Sexual Racism,” was recently published by the Upstate Institute, and her poetry has been published in various anthologies. Follow her on twitter @shannonfgupta and email her at

Rachel Lowry

Rachel Lowry is a multimedia journalist and managing editor at Graphis in New York City. At the Deseret News, she covered the 2013 Utah Legislative session and produced in-depth, national stories, and also followed local crime as a breaking news reporter. She has also written TV scripts and voiced radio spots for KSL Newsradio. Follow her on Twitter @Rachelllowry or email her at

Natalie Meade

Natalie Meade was born in Daytona Beach, Florida and grew up in Central New Jersey. She graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor’s in Mass Communications and Psychology. Natalie is a junior media buyer at ID Media. She was a freelance contributor for and aspires to be an international and culture correspondent. Send her an email at

Lesya Pishchevskaya

Lesya Pishchevskaya is originally from Kiev, Ukraine. For eight years she has lived in San Francisco Bay area, where she graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with two BA—in Business Administration and Mass Communications. She worked at Facebook and in startups. Lesya also interned on CBS Radio; co-hosted a web radio show, The Dating Academy; volunteered as a Technology Correspondent with FSHN Magazine and as a reporter with a boutique San Francisco video production studio, TimeShift. Contact Lesya at

Amanda-Rae Prescott

Amanda-Rae Prescott is a pop culture journalist raised in Brooklyn. She received her BA in Journalism from SUNY Purchase. Her interest in entertainment journalism led to co-founding Amanda-Rae first reported on neighborhood news during her internship with the Brooklyn Bureau of the New York Daily News. You can reach her at

Elizabeth Roberts

Elizabeth Roberts is a production assistant at the TODAY Show.  Formerly an NBC Page, she assisted senior producers at TODAYWeekend TODAY, MSNBC, Saturday Night Live and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Hailing from Washington, D.C., her internships include USA TODAY, the online magazine Her Campus Maryland (where she was editor in chief), and NBC Washington. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland with BA degrees in Communication Studies and English Literature.  Follow her on Twitter @LizMRoberts or email at

Gunjan Sewhani

Gunjan Sewhaniis a financial news reporter in New York City. She grew up in Queens and Long Island. She earned a dual-degree in Economics and Media, Culture and Communication, at New York University. Follow her on twitter @gunjanjs or email her at

Lakin Starling, a Philadelphia native, received a BA in English from Spelman College. She has pursued a career in journalism at various publications. She has interned at Complex Magazine, worked for the Black AIDS Weekly, and has free-lanced for various music and entertainment sites, particularly about music and art. Email Lakin at

Kevin Tarr

Kevin Tarr is a multimedia journalist of Liberian heritage and a recent graduate of Clark Atlanta University, where he won multiple awards, including Most Outstanding Student in Radio, Television and Film. Kevin has also worked at FOX Sports and ESPN. Email him at

Gabriel Charles Tyler

Gabriel Charles Tyler is a Chicago native and a recent graduate of DePaul University, where he received a BA in journalism. His work has been published in a number of outlets, including The DePaulia, CS Modern Luxury, NS Modern Luxury, CS Brides, Time Out Chicago, The Red Line Project, CY Magazine, and R. Legacy. Follow him on Twitter @MisterTyler or email him at

Teri Washington

Teri Washington is a journalist in New York City specializing in book publishing and magazines.  She is the owner and the editor-in-chief of Third Dimension Publishing and Harvest Magazine.  She received her BA in Communications from The College of New Rochelle. Follow her on Twitter @teriwashington or @harvestmagazine.

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