Diego Courchay covers Crown Heights and Prospect Heights for The Brooklyn Ink. He has worked in Mexico on subjects including politics, gender equality, travel, and media analysis, and has also worked as a interviewer and culture editor. He has a degree in international relations.






Annette Ejiofor covers Bedford Stuyvesant for The Brooklyn Ink, where she also acts as a web editor. She graduated from the University of Ottawa in July of 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in Communications. She is a former freelancer for such publications as Ottawa Citizen, KROWD Magazine, Black Ottawa Scene, and has worked as a political commentator for CBC News and Metro News.




Vittoria Elliott covers Fort Greene and Clinton Hill for The Brooklyn Ink. She graduated from Tufts University in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and International Relations with an emphasis in International Security. Tori spent four years working in international development and social impact across the U.S., Kenya, and India.





Chris Gelardi covers Bay Ridge for The Brooklyn Ink. He was raised in northwest Ohio and graduated with a BA from Villanova University in 2015, after which he worked in special education at a middle school on the west side of Chicago. Chris aspires to be an investigative reporter focusing on international labor.





Jeremy House covers Bushwick for The Brooklyn Ink. He graduated from Morehouse College with a B.A. in English Literature. He formerly worked as a press aide in the United States Congress and for the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene.






Jennie Kamin covers Gowanus for The Brooklyn Ink. In 2012, Jennie graduated Tulane University where she received a bachelor’s in Political Science with a focus

in American Policy & Practice. While in
New Orleans, Jennie worked as an Assignment Desk Editor for the city’s local NBC-affiliate station, WDSU. While in New Orleans and later Los Angeles, Jennie also worked in feature film and television (both as an actor and in development). She produces a satirical news program, The American Affair, along with fellow Columbia Journalism students.



Katie Krzaczek covers Greenpoint for The Brooklyn Ink, where she also acts as a web editor. A Philadelphia native, Krzaczek spent her undergraduate years in Baltimore at Loyola University Maryland, where she served as news editor and editor in chief of the student newspaper, The Greyhound. She covered arts and culture at the (now-defunct) Philadelphia City Paper.




Jingyi Liu covers Bensonhurst for The Brooklyn Ink. Born and raised in China, she spent six years studying in the United Kingdom and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from University of Cambridge. She also interned at Xinhua News Agency London Bureau and Oliver Wyman Consulting Company.





Hannah Long-Higgins covers Park Slope for The Brooklyn Ink, where she also works as the site’s photo editor.  She graduated from Heidelberg University in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in International Studies and English. Hannah has worked as a media and communications intern at UNITE HERE Local 8, the hospitality workers’ union of the Northwest, and ran a portrait photography business for nine years.




Modupe Macaulay covers Williamsburg for The Brooklyn Ink and is also one of the website’s social media editors. She graduated in 2016 from King’s College London with a degree in French and Hispanic Studies. She has interned at the BBC and has had media work experience at the United Nations.





Anjali Nayar covers Red Hook for The Brooklyn Ink, where she is also a web editor. She worked as an independent documentary filmmaker, animator, and writer back in India, where she covered themes ranging from rainwater harvesting in rural communities to the political struggles of women in insurgency-ravaged Manipur and the deadly practice of hazing in educational institutions. She has also authored and illustrated children’s books published by Puffin and Scholastic India. She holds two undergraduate degrees: Animation Film Design from the National Institute of Design, and a BA in English Literature from the University of Delhi.




Nathaly Pesantez covers Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens for The Brooklyn Ink. She is from Queens and graduated in 2015 from New York University, where she studied English literature and political science. While there, she interned for NY1 News and PBS.






Gia Savage covers Sunset Park for The Brooklyn Ink, where she is also a social media editor. She is a 2016 graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, where she received a bachelor’s degree in English. A native of Jackson, Tennessee, she has published a variety of work for her hometown newspaper, The Jackson Sun. She is focusing on broadcast news.





Siqi Tian covers Brooklyn Heights and Downtown Brooklyn for The Brooklyn Ink. Born and raised in Beijing, China, she earned a bachelor’s degree in Financial Journalism from Hong Kong Baptist University in 2016. Before coming to U.S., she has interned at Sina Weibo, China Daily, and the Beijing News, focusing on business news and social media.





Demi Vitkute covers Dumbo for The Brooklyn Ink, where she is also a social media editor. Demi graduated from Emerson College in three years in 2016 with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism. She was a news intern at a daily TV show The Greater Boston, WGBH.


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