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2010

From 2010 on, contributor information will be included at the bottom of each article.

2009

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Ali A. Alnaemi

Baghdad-born Ali Alnaemi is graduate student in journalism at New York University, specializing in national reporting. He was a freelance reporter for the BBC and for Voice of America in Iraq, and from 2004-2007 was the newsroom manager for the New York Times bureau in Baghdad.

Alexandra Beggs

Alexandra Beggs majors in English and journalism at New York University, and worked as an intern at The New Yorker. She’s a native of Houston.

Katy Bolger

Katy Bolger is a graduate student in journalism at New York University, and a high school humanities teacher. Her work has appeared in the New York Daily News, IPSnews.net and virtueonline.org.
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Julie Sobel

Julie Sobel is a graduate journalism student at New York University, focusing on magazine writing. A native of Massachusetts, she graduated from Cornell University in 2004 with a degree in government and Spanish.

Jordan Hilliard Cooper

Jordan Hilliard Cooper is a graduate student in journalism and international affairs at New York University.

Preethi Dumpala

Preethi Dumpala, a graduate student at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University, aspires to help people see the complex facets and implications of the events around them. She studied commerce and economics as an undergraduate, has an MBA in marketing, and until recently worked in marketing communications. She lives New Jersey.

Aisha Gawad

Aisha Gawad is a senior at New York University, where she majors in journalism and Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies. She is the human rights editor of Crossings Magazine, an online student publication, and has interned at the Washington bureau of Al Arabiya News Channel. Born and raised in Virginia, she thinks the only thing missing from New York is country music radio.

Elana Roth

Elana Roth studies journalism at New York University.

Mitali Jahagirdar

Mitali Jahagirdar majors in economics and journalism at New York University. She also performs classical and folk Indian dance, and is a graduate of the Indian Institute of Art and Culture.
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Ryann Liebenthal

Ryann Liebenthal is a graduate student in global journalism at New York University.

Mari Hayman

Mari Hayman is a Journalism student at New York University.

Kashmir Hill

Kashmir Hill is a graduate student at New York University, where she is pursuing a master’s degree in magazine writing. She is also an associate editor at Above The Law, a blog covering law firms and the legal industry. Prior to this, she managed international educational programs for journalists at the National Press Foundation in Washington, D.C. She has covered the local beat for the Washington Examiner and assisted with coverage of the 2008 Olympics at the International Herald Tribune’s Hong Kong bureau.

Rachel Morgan

Rachel Morgan is a graduate student in journalism at New York University. She has worked as a reporter at the daily Record-Herald, in Washington Court House, Ohio; and has written for The New York Daily News and the Washington Post’s WhoRunsGov project.

Elizabeth Johnstone

Elizabeth Johnstone majors in journalism and dramatic writing at New York University. She has interned at Harper’s Bazaar and NBC Universal, and was assistant managing editor of the daily student newspaper, The Washington Square News.

Stephanie M. Kim

Stephanie Kim studies journalism, politics and producing at New York University. She has also become a semi-regular in the Saturday Night Live standby line.

Julia McCallum

Julia McCallum was master’s degree in journalism at New York University through the spring of 2009. A native of Seattle, she graduated from Columbia University in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology.

Rabeika Messina

As a child, Rabeika Messina, the daughter of an architect and a civil engineer, played with rulers, scale models and blueprints. There were no Barbie dolls at the Messina household, where bad décor was considered a blasphemy. As an adult, she fortunately considers bad décor an abomination, but now makes plush dolls and puerile illustrations in order to make up for lost time. A student in NYU’s Magazine Writing graduate program, Messina focuses on the arts and crafts beat.

Robert Moretti

Robert Moretti is a second semester graduate student in the News and Documentary program at NYU. He has a passion for sports and will pursue a career in sports reporting.

Jessica Minkoff

Jessica Minkoff majors in journalism and sociology at New York University. She has interned at Seventeen Magazine, and hopes to work for a fashion magazine or online news publication.

April Rueb

April Rueb is a journalism and politics major at New York University, with a minor in child and adolescent mental health studies. She grew up in Long Island.

Dean Stattmann

Dean Stattmann majors in journalism and history at New York University. Currently an editorial intern at Men’s Fitness magazine, he has also served as photo editor of NYU Local, the university’s first online student-run newspaper. His photographs have been featured in Washington Square News and on the cover of Manhattan South magazine.

Zack Tawatari

Zack Tawatari is a journalism and social and cultural analysis major at New York University. He is seeking summer journalism internships, and hopes to work for a sports broadcasting network or magazine.

Krishnan Vasudevan

Krishnan Vasudevan is a graduate student at New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. After graduating from the College of William and Mary in 2006, he worked with Bloomberg LP for two years as a news content editor. He hopes to make independent documentaries.

Lisa Qiu

Lisa Qiu is a columnist for www.AmericanMadness.com, and has worked for popular chefs such as Mario Batali and Jean Georges. She majors in journalism and American studies at New York University.

Rachel Wise

Rachel Wise is a journalism graduate student at New York University in the Reporting New York program. She has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for various newspapers in central and southwest Florida. She currently serves as the editor of Pavement Pieces, an online publication for NYU journalism graduate students.
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Jodi Xu

Jodi Xu is the Wall Street Journal in Asia fellow at New York University’s Business and Economics Reporting master’s Program, and is to intern at the Journal in the summer of 2009. She was part of the Time magazine team that won the Henry R. Luce Award for SARS coverage in 2003. Previously, she worked as a business reporter for Xinmin Evening News in Shanghai, China, covering healthcare, urban planning and natural resources. She holds a bachelor’s degree in international journalism from Shanghai International Studies University. She blogs on the future of media, at http://omnimedia1.blogspot.com.

Yang Yang

Yang Yang is an aspiring journalist, double-majoring in broadcast journalism and economics at New York University. She was born in Brisbane, Australia, went to elementary school in Montreal, and spent her adolescent years in Aurora, Colorado before moving to New York City to be where the action is. Thanks to her upbringing and globetrotting, Yang is fluent in Mandarin and French.

Jay Yarow

Jay Yarow covers green tech for The Business Insider. He has a degree in economics from the University of Delaware, and a master’s in journalism from New York University. He grew up in New Jersey, and now lives in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

2008

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Nirati Agarwal

Nirati Agarwal is a graduate student at New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Institute of Journalism. She has worked in the lifestyle section of the Times of India newspaper in India, writing feature articles and assisting columnists.
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April Aguirre

Los Angeles native April Aguirre studies for a master’s degree in journalism at New York University by day, and works on deadline by night. She’s interested in cheap eats, L.A. Weekly, M.I.A., shoes, limon packets and people (in moderation).
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Lana Altman

Lana Altman, a McLean, Va., native, majors in journalism and English at New York University. She has interned at ESPN and CBS College Sports, and is sports director at WNYU Radio.

Chika Anoliefo

Cleveland native Chika Anoliefo majors in journalism and English at New York University, and interns at Scholastic.
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Nadia Arumugam

Nadia Arumugam is a graduate student in journalism at New York University. Born in Malaysia but raised in London, she considers herself a true East-West hybrid. A graduate of Oxford University and the London School of Economics, she is a freelance writer with a special interest in food. She is a chef by training, and served for two years as food editor at the UK food and lifestyle magazine Fresh.

Ashley Barney

Ashley Barney lives in Edgewater, Maryland, with her parents and two brothers. She double majors in journalism and social work at New York University, and hopes to work for a lifestyle or culture magazine.

Habib Battah

Habib Battah is a freelance journalist and New York University graduate student pursuing a master’s degree in journalism and Middle Eastern studies. Before moving to New York, he lived in the Middle East, where he has worked for Al Jazeera, The Daily Star newspaper, Future Television and other media. He was also the managing editor of the Beirut-based Journal of Middle East Broadcasters, and has appeared on the BBC, CNN and Euronews as a blogger and media analyst. He continues to write about Arab television for Variety magazine, and keeps a blog at www.beirutreport.blogspot.com

Adya Beasley

Adya Beasley majors in television journalism and international relations at New York University.
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Marc Beja

New York native Marc Beja majors in journalism and music education at New York University.

Debra Borchardt

Debra Borchardt, a graduate of New York University’s Business and Economic Reporting Program and a former vice president at Bear Stearns, writes for TheStreet.com.

Samantha Bryson

Samantha Bryson is a student at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University.
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Daarel Burnette II

Daarel Burnette II, who studied in New York University’s program in Accra, Ghana, is a former reporter for The Courier-Journal of Louisville, Ky. He hopes to work as an education reporter or a foreign correspondent.
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Andrew Butler

Andrew Butler studies journalism and theater at New York University. He grew up in northern Florida, far from the nearest cell phone tower or high-speed Internet connection.
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Danny Butterfoss

Danny Butterfoss majors in international relations and journalism at New York University. He grew up in Saint Paul, Minn., and hopes to become a foreign correspondent.
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Brendan Conway

Brendan Conway is an master’s candidate in Business & Economic Reporting at New York University. He was previously an editorial board member of The Washington Times and managing editor of the journal The Public Interest. His reporting, reviews and commentary have appeared in the Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal, the Weekly Standard and elsewhere.
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Alex Cotton

Alex Cotton is graduate student in the magazine program of New York University’s Arthur J. Carter Journalism Institute. His reporting has focused on public health issues, both in New York City and globally, with an emphasis on HIV in marginalized groups. In the fall of 2008 he was an editorial intern at City Limits Weekly, a quarterly magazine that covers issues affecting New York’s low-income and immigrant communities.

Ivan Couronne

Ivan Couronne is a French student spending the Fall 2008 semester at NYU. He is pursuing a master’s degree in journalism at Sciences Po in Paris, and is reporting on the presidential race for Go Africa TV, a pan-African television channel broadcasting in 16 countries.
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Ali DiEmidio

Ali DiEmidio studies journalism and history at New York University. She has interned at Peter Som and Epic Records, and is currently interning at Bumble and bumble. She enjoys music, movies (free music and free movies), lots of lounging and around-the-clock sarcasm.

Alexandra Dorante

Alexandra Dorante studies at Columbia High School, and lives in South Orange, New Jersey. She produced this story in New York University’s 2008 summer Urban Journalism Workshop.

Katie Drummond

Katie Drummond recently relocated to New York from Toronto, where she finished a bachelor’s degree in philosophy. Now pursuing a master’s degree in journalism at New York University, she writes for Canadian magazines. Katie likes running, carrot cake and wandering.

Preethi Dumpala

Preethi Dumpala, a graduate student at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University, aspires to help people see the complex facets and implications of the events around them. She studied commerce and economics as an undergraduate, has an MBA in marketing, and until recently worked in marketing communications. She lives New Jersey.

Jordan Hilliard Cooper

Jordan Hilliard Cooper is a graduate student in journalism and international affairs at New York University.
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Andrew Fisher

Andrew Fisher studies journalism and history at New York University. He enjoys biographies, public service and the Miami Dolphins.

Julia Furlan

Julia Furlan came to New York University’s joint master’s program in journalism and Latin American studies by way of Florence and São Paulo, Boston and Los Angeles. She speaks five languages, all at breakneck speed.
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Arielle Garcia

Arielle Garcia is a journalism and history major at New York University. She grew up in San Antonio, Texas, and moved to New York in 2005, to pursue a career in print journalism. She enjoys reporting on women’s issues, local news and the arts.
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Andrew S. Garib

Andrew S. Garib was born in Mississauga, Ontario, and is a graduate student in journalism at New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Institute of Journalism. He was editor in chief of Turn Left, a progressive biweekly newspaper at his alma mater, Cornell University. He has written for CampusProgress.org and METRO New York, and interns at The New York Daily News.
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Elizabeth Giegerich

Elizabeth Giegerich, a graduate student at New York University, focuses on metro reporting, and has covered political, environmental and community issues. An intern at the New York Daily News, she’s also written for Voice of America and ACORN’s Social Policy Magazine.
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Sophie Gilbert

Sophie Gilbert is a master’s candidate in journalism at New York University. Originally from London, she’s enjoying living in New York and learning to speak/write American. She writes weekly on politics and entertainment for www.eyebrowmagazine.com, and has also been published in the Brooklyn Rail, Skin Magazine and the Astoria Times.
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Jeffery Guillermo

Honolulu-born Jeffery Guillermo, who is majoring in journalism and cinema studies at New York University, is an intern in the election unit of CBS News.
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Elizabeth Heiselt

Elizabeth Heiselt spent the first 20 years of her life in the mountains of Utah. She and her husband, Micah, have a son, Simon, and dream of one day owning a house with an orchard.

Courtney Crowder

Courtney Crowder is a junior studying journalism at New York University. Originally from Chicago, after graduation she hopes to write for an English-language newspaper abroad.

Jennifer Leigh Hodson

Jennifer Leigh Hodson is a graduate of New York University’s graduate program in Business and Economic Reporting.
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Madalina Iacob

Madalina Iacob is a graduate student in the Business and Economic Reporting program at New York University. She has reported from Istanbul, Havana, Rome and London for Realitatea TV, a 24-hour TV news channel in Romania. She has a special interest in the Eurozone, and in emerging markets.

Sarah Jacobsson

Sarah Jacobsson is a junior majoring in journalism and cinema studies at New York University, and an intern at Cosmopolitan.
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Justin Jouvenal

Justin Jouvenal is a freelance writer, who has written for the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Bay Guardian and the Oakland Tribune. He is a graduate student in New York University’s Cultural Reporting and Criticism program.

Kingsley Kanu Jr.

Kingsley Kanu Jr., a graduate student at New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, is interested in writing about business, renewable energy and education. He has an undergraduate degree in engineering, and after graduation spent a year working at a New Jersey not-for-profit that helps place teenagers in jobs.
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Koryn Kennedy

Koryn Kennedy is a graduate journalism student in the Reporting New York program at New York University. Born in West Germany to American parents, she was raised in Europe. Kennedy earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Wagner College in Staten Island, and has worked in radio, international advertising and urban development.

Jenni Kim

Jenni Kim is a third year Broadcast Journalism and Cinema Studies double-major at New York University. She started her journalism career interning at her hometown newspaper, the Virginian-Pilot, writing for the teen section. An aspiring news reporter, she has interned at ABC and NY1 News. This November, she will compete in the Miss New York USA Pageant in Albany, NY.
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Cannon Kinnard

Cannon Kinnard is a master’s candidate in journalism at New York University. He graduated from Vanderbilt University, and also studied at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and Sciences Politiques in Paris. He was born in Nashville, TN, and is an avid rock climber and musician.
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Jelena Kopanja

Jelena Kopanja was born in Banja Luka, Bosnia, the source of her love of good coffee and baklava. She speaks Spanish, and is pursuing a joint Master’s degree in in journalism and Latin American studies.

Mark Lebetkin

Mark Lebetkin is a graduate student in journalism at New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.

Debbie Lee

Debbie Lee is a freelance writer and professional pastry chef from New York. She received her BA in religious studies from the New School before deciding on a permanent life of cooking, traveling and playing blackjack.
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Patty Lee

Patty Lee studies journalism and history at New York University. She currently writes for Family Travel Forum, an online travel resource.
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Roland Li

Roland Li was born in Beijing. He practices journalism and studies history, while finding time to squeeze in as many concerts as possible.
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Adriana Loeff

Adriana Loeff is a reporter and Fulbright scholar earning an M.A. in global journalism and Latin American studies at New York University. She wrote and directed “Hit,” a feature–length documentary on Uruguayan popular music, which premiered in Montevideo in March 2008. Previously, she worked for five years as a reporter and editor for the Uruguayan magazine Galería.
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Amanda Magnus

Amanda Magnus is a senior at New York University majoring in journalism and cinema studies. She loves working with people and hopes to get a job with PBS, NPR, or at a culture magazine. She aspires to one day work in radio journalism and have her own talk show.
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Emily Mathis

Emily Mathis is a junior at New York University majoring in journalism and anthropology. She is originally from the Appalachian mountains of North Carolina, where her family owns and operates a small town newspaper. Storytelling, especially of the bizarre, seems to come naturally. She is currently studying in Prague.
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Lyndsey Matthews

Lyndsey Matthew, a native of Pleasant Hill, California, studies journalism and religion at New York University. She interns at SPIN magazine.
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Michael Miller

Michael Miller is a graduate student in journalism and Latin American studies at New York University. As a fellow in the Global Journalism program, he specializes in international news with a focus on Latin America, and also covers immigrant issues in New York. He received a B.A. in philosophy from the University of Chicago in 2005.
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Dalal Moosa

Dalal is a senior at New York University, double-majoring in Finance & Journalism. She comes from a tiny country in the Persian Gulf called Bahrain. She speaks Arabic and English fluently but loves all languages. She also loves to salsa and swing. Her ultimate favorite night consists of a good novel, a comfortable leather armchair and a mug of vanilla-flavored latte.

Nuzhat Naoreen

Nuzhat Naoreen is a graduate student at New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.

Keith Olsen

Keith Olsen, a native of Bergen County, New Jersey, studies romance languages and media criticism at New York University.
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Natalia Ospina

Natalia Ospina is senior at New York University, majoring in Journalism and Social and Cultural Analysis. She is co-founder and editor of an alternative school newsletter, “Raices: Educate, Motivate, Ignite,” dedicated to voicing the concerns and opinions of people of color. Having interned at places like El Diario/ La Prensa, and NOW on PBS, she is convinced that media can catalyze social change.

Lily Q.

Lily is a journalism and new media major in Gallatin. She kills print daily as the editor of NYULocal.com.

Nina Rastogi

Nina Shen Rastogi is a freelance writer and editor who has written for the New York Times Online, Slate, and Poets & Writers. A 2007 recipient of the Soros Fellowship for New Americans, Nina is graduate student in New York University’s cultural reporting and criticism program.
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Marie-Helene Rousseau

Marie-Helene Rousseau majors in journalism and comparative literature at New York University. She was born in Jordan, and has lived in Tunisia, Bangladesh, Morocco, Italy, Egypt and Virginia.

Ishita Singh

Ishita Singh studies at New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.
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Jonathan Starkey

Jonathan Starkey is a graduate journalism student in New York University’s Reporting the Nation program. Before enrolling at NYU in the fall of 2007, Starkey worked for three years for two weekly newspapers and a small daily newspaper in Delaware. While attending school, he lives on Long Island with his wife, Meghan. Starkey’s work has appeared in Newsday.
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Lance Steagall

Lance Steagall is a graduate student in New York University’s global and joint studies program, with concentrations in journalism and Latin American studies. Since 2005, he has been an editor and contributing writer for The Seminal.
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Justine Sterling

Justine Sterling, a California-born new New Yorker, graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in creative writing and now is a graduate student in magazine journalism at New York University. She is obsessed with food, wine and most things in which a person can indulge, especially if they involve raw meat, good wine, or smelly cheese.
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Julie Sobel

Julie Sobel is a graduate journalism student at New York University, focusing on magazine writing. A native of Massachusetts, she graduated from Cornell University in 2004 with a degree in government and Spanish.

Sindhu Sundar

Sindhu Sundar, a graduate student at New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, earned her bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at the National University of Singapore, and has worked at a marine engineering and trading firm in Singapore.
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Leah K. Taylor

Leah K. Taylor is a graduate journalism student in New York University’s business and economic reporting program. She is a native of Trinidad and Tobago, and has had internships with ABC and Court TV networks, and recently served as a Marketing Associate with Erickson Marketing in Baltimore, Maryland. Taylor aspires to be a reporter/anchor with a major U.S. news organization.
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Charity Tooze

Charity Tooze is a graduate journalism student at New York University. Prior to pursuing her master’s degree, Tooze created and produced Rites of Passage, www.ritesofpassage.tv, a weekly television program by and for young women. She has been an environmental correspondent, reporter and producer for Talk Back, a weekly program about arts and politics. Tooze has been painting since she was five and loves nature.
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Stephanie Todaro

Stephanie Todaro is a graduate journalism student at New York University. She recently found a passion for writing about animals, and is obsessed with her English springer spaniel, Winston Churchill, who lives with her parents in Los Angeles. She hopes to pursue a career in magazine writing, and someday write a book about her crazy Italian family.
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Sarah Tressler

Sarah Tressler is a graduate student at NYU’s school of journalism. She graduated from University of Houston, where she was a nightlife columnist at the school paper. She is dangerously sarcastic and lives in New York’s Upper West Side with her cat and an apathetic roommate.
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Nicole Tung

Nicole Tung is a senior at New York University, double majoring in journalism and history. A native of Hong Kong, she has worked on independent projects in Bosnia, to examine post-war reconstruction; in Kosovo, to visit minority communities; and on the Thai-Burma border, to document the situation of refugees. In December 2007, supported by an New York University grant, Nicole returned to Kosovo to document the activities of paramilitary groups, and human trafficking. Her work was also chosen for a New York Press Photographer’s Association 2008 Excellence/Editor’s Award.

Richard Vanderford

Richard Vanderford is a graduate student in New York University’s magazine writing program. Originally from Edmonton, Canada, he has spent the past year learning to cope with warm weather. He hopes to remain in New York as a foreign correspondent.

Krishnan Vasudevan

Krishnan Vasudevan is a graduate student at New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. After graduating from the College of William and Mary in 2006, he worked with Bloomberg LP for two years as a news content editor. He hopes to make independent documentaries.
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Jenna Weiner

Boston native Jenna Weiner is a senior at Georgetown University, where she majors in English and minors in Italian, and was editor in chief of The Georgetown Independent. She wrote this story in a summer travel writing class at New York University.

Padraic Wheeler

Padraic Wheeler studies at New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Institute of Journalism.
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Jane Wolkowicz

Jane Wolkowicz majors in journalism and English at New York University. She is from St. Paul, Minnesota, and hopes to become a travel writer. She interns at Ink Publishing.

Rose Marie Wolano

Rose Marie Walano is a writer from Avenel, New Jersey. She is a New York University student, double majoring in Journalism and cinema studies. She blogs for CosmoGirl.com.
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Karen Yi

Karen Yi, who majors in journalism and social and cultural analysis at New York University, was born in Miami, and spent summers visiting her family in Peru. She aspires to write about human rights in foreign countries.

2007

Diana Aydin

Diana Aydin is a graduate student in magazine journalism at New York University. She lives in Rockland County, N.Y., and enjoys writing about art, culture, entertainment, travel and fashion.

Christa Babson-Thomas

Christa Babson-Thomas is a master’s candidate in magazine journalism at New York University. She grew up in northern California, and is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley.
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Jacqueline Barba

Jacqueline Barba, who grew up in Long Island, New York, is a master’s candidate in magazine journalism at New York University. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Wellesley College.

Diana Britton

Diana Britton is a master’s degree candidate in journalism at New York University. A native of Los Angeles, she has studied broadcast and documentary journalism, but has a passion for print.

Patricia Chang

Patricia Chang majors in journalism and history at New York University. Originally from Arcadia, California, she’s enjoys exploring the beautiful city of New York.

Whitney Cummins

Whitney Cummins majors in journalism and literature at New York University. A Missouri native, she was lured to New York to study journalism after years of flipping through the pages of Vogue.

Stephanie Dahle

Stephanie Dahle studies journalism, history and the Middle East at New York University. She comes from Minnesota, and is interested in reporting on travel and religion.

Michelle del Rio

Michelle Del Rio is a senior at New York University, where she majors in journalism and history. A native of San Jose, California, she came to New York to pursue her interest in writing and fashion. She has studied journalism in London and is a team captain of the NYU Varsity Swimming Team. She interns for Mary Alice Stephenson, a contributing editor to Harper’s Bazaar and creative consultant at Spin Magazine.

Brooke Edwards

Brooke Edwards is a freelance journalist, graduate student at New York University and an intern for Community Media. A former high school English teacher from California, she now lives in Manhattan.

Melissa Fleming

Melissa Fleming is a graduate student in journalism at New York University. A native of South Carolina, she received her bachelor’s degree from Smith College and now lives in New York with her two daughters and husband. She has worked for Harper’s Bazaar, House Beautiful, Town & Country, Vanity Fair and Vogue magazines.

Alyssa Galella

Connecticut native Alyssa Galella majors in journalism and romance languages at New York University. She’s been a media junkie ever since she discovered Highlights magazine at the age of three.

Aisha Gawad

Aisha Gawad is junior at New York University, where she majors in journalism and Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies. She is the human rights editor of Crossings Magazine, an online student publication, and has interned at the Washington bureau of Al Arabiya News Channel. Born and raised in Virginia, she thinks the only thing missing from New York is country music radio.

Allison Green

Allison Green is a senior at the University of Kansas, where she studies history and political science. She wrote this story while studying in New York University’s journalism program in Ghana.

Allison Gumahad

Allison Gumahad studies journalism and psychology at New York University, and interns in the editorial department of Us Weekly. She wrote this story in Prof. Daniel Meltzer’s opinion writing class.

Bryan Keogh

Bryan Keogh, who wrote this story while a graduate student in New York University’s Business and Economic Reporting program, works for Bloomberg News.

Anuradha Kher

Anuradha Kher is a graduate student in journalism at New York University. She grew up in India, where she worked for The Times of India and for Global Services. She now interns with a website that streams live news and interviews from the United Nations.

Nick Koenig

Nick Koenig is a New York filmmaker, musician and photographer, and a senior at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. He has shot and produced numerous music videos, short films and documentaries, and composed and recorded scores for films. He’s currently working with MC Paul Barman under the moniker Hot Sugar.

Carolyn T. Kormann

Carolyn Kormann is a fellow at NYU’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean studies, where she is working towards a joint master’s degree with journalism. She moved to Manhattan from the Caribbean, where she worked as a staff writer and editor for the St. John Sun Times. Kormann grew up outside New York City and attended Middlebury College in Vermont, lived and studied in Spain for a year, and has traveled in Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Panama.
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Rebecca Kritzer

Rebecca Kritzer, a Miami native, majors in journalism and religious studies at New York University. Her writing has appeared in the Village Voice, the Washington Square News, and GO NYC magazine. She intends to pursue careers in writing and dance.

Daniel Lehman

Philadelphia native Daniel Lehman is a senior at New York University, where he studies journalism and cinema studies. He was the editor-in-chief of his high school newspaper, and has interned for Filmmaker Magazine and amNewYork.

Sarah Lynch

Sarah Lynch is a junior at New York University, where she majors in journalism and politics. She grew up in Fredon Township, New Jersey, and has plans to save the world. She enjoys theater, travel, and the occasional game of croquet.

Eric Charles Markowitz

Eric Markowitz is a student at New York University. He is a published writer and photographer, and has worked with various magazines in New York City. He grew up in New Jersey.

Ryan Max

Ryan Max is a senior at New York University, where he studies journalism, classical civilization and anthropology, and cinema. He was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, and misses his dog.

Belton-Martell Mickle

Belton-Martell Mickle is a graduate student in journalism at New York University. He’s written for the magazines Vibe and Upscale.

Leslie Minora

Leslie Minora grew up in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, and studies journalism, creative writing and photography at New York University. She’s considering careers in magazine editing and law.

Ben Muessig

Ben Muessig majors in journalism and Latin American studies at New York University. He was raised in Pittsburgh and resides in Brooklyn, where he spends most of his time reading, writing and playing pick-up basketball (badly). He has worked at the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, and currently interns at AM New York and the art magazine Beautiful Decay.

Andrew Nusca

Andrew Nusca majors in journalism and French literature at New York University. He served as news editor of the NYU student newspaper, the Washington Square News, and has written for Popular Mechanics magazine. Originally from Philadelphia, he resides in Brooklyn. He writes The Editorialiste, a media criticism blog at editorialiste.blogspot.com .

Laura Palotie

Laura Palotie is a graduate student in journalism at New York University.

Robinette Pelka

Robinette Pelka studies journalism at New York University.

Gaetana Pipia

Gaetana Pipia is a junior at New York University, where she majors in journalism and Middle Eastern studies. She is a scavenger of words and cultures. She’s learning Spanish, Italian, and Arabic, and plans to study in NYU’s program in Ghana.

Courtney Reed

Courtney Reed is pursuing a degree in journalism and drama at New York University. She has many loves, including travel, music, pop culture and Pittsburgh, her native city. Her work has been published in the New York Resident, Manhattan South magazine, and the NYU daily newspaper, the Washington Square News.

Rikki Reyna

Rikki Reyna studies journalism at New York University.

Rollo Romig

Rollo Romig was the assistant director of the NYU Journalism in Ghana program in 2007. He is currently the blogs editor at The New Yorker.
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Anne Noyes Saini

Anne Noyes Saini is a freelance journalist in New York City, where she contributes to The New York Times’ DealBook business blog. She has also worked for NPR, and The Cambridge Chronicle. She completed her master’s degree in journalism at New York University in 2007.

Spencer Scott

Spencer Scott, a native of Portland, Maine, studies journalism and Middle Eastern and Islamic affairs at New York University. Working in radio since 2002, he has freelanced for Maine Public Broadcasting’s “Maine Things Considered” and National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered.” His work for NPR was part of the series “Reflections on Return,” produced by Youth Radio in Berkeley, California. The series won an Edward R. Murrow award in 2005 for Best Series on a Radio Network.

Ido Shargal

Ido Shargal majors in journalism and East Asian studies at New York University. A New York native, he’s long been intrigued by culture, diversity and politics. He hopes to work in diplomacy, and with international organizations, to bring good to our world.

Bret Shugrue

Bret Shugrue, a who served as assistant director of marketing at WNYN FM in New York, and worked at other radio stations, studies journalism at New York University. Originally from New Jersey, he lives in Beacon, New York.

Wendy Tang

Wendy Tang studies journalism and communications at New York University.

Mehrnoosh Torbatnejad

Mehrnoosh Torbatnejad studies journalism and sociology at New York University. She enjoys writing short stories and poetry, and hopes to write for magazines and publish a novel. She has traveled to Europe, and frequently visits Iran to visit family. She lives on Long Island.

Deirdre Tynan

Deirdre Tynan is a New York University graduate student who specializes in Central Asian affairs. She is from Ireland, and has worked for newspapers and news agencies in Ireland, Slovakia, Austria, Mongolia, Kyrgyzstan and New York.

Amy Van Vechten

California native Amy Van Vechten is a freelance journalist, and studying for a joint master’s degree in journalism and French at New York University. She worked in France at the national television news channel M6, and has reported from Brussels on the European Union. She lives in New York City.

Diana Vilibert

Diana Vilibert is a New York University student who majors in journalism and psychology. She has interned at CosmoGIRL! and JANE magazines.

Sarah Wolff

Sarah Wolff, a former fashion editor for national and international women’s magazines, is a New York freelance writer specializing in food and travel.
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Stephanie Wendelin

Stephanie Wendelin studies history and journalism at New York University. Raised in Louisiana, she loves dogs and traveling, and hopes to pursue a career in photography and writing.

2006

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Komail Aijazuddin

Komail Aijazuddin is a senior at New York University, where he is pursuing degrees in journalism, art history and studio art. He is co-editor of Brownstone Magazine, NYU’s journal about minority issues. Born in the United Arab Emirates, he was raised in Pakistan, and lived in London and Montreal before moving to New York City.

Miguel Angel Angeles

Miguel Angel Angeles is a graduate student at New York University’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. A native of California, his interests include Chicano studies, popular culture and Mexican life in New York.
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Meagan Brant

Meagan Brant is a senior at New York University, where she majors in journalism and minors in anthropology. Brant has lived in seven countries, including China, Pakistan, Mexico and Italy.

Kristen V. Brown

Kristen V. Brown is a student at New York University, where she studies journalism and the Middle East. She was raised between West Africa and the Los Angeles area, and as a 10-year-old had her musings on Bill Clinton’s election to the presidency published in the Los Angeles Times.
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Travis Carter

Travis Carter was born in Massachusetts, grew up in Providence, Rhode Island, and went to boarding school in Hartford, Connecticut. He is a senior at New York University, majoring in journalism.
Kristina Ensminger

Kristina Ensminger

Kristina Ensminger, a native of Northern California, is studying for a master’s degree in magazine journalism at New York University. She is interested in music, sports, literary and travel journalism.

Rebekah Dryden

Rebekah Dryden is a graduate student in journalism at New York University. She moved to New York from Wichita, Kansas, where she worked for two years as the investigative producer for the CBS affiliate KWCH-TV. She worked her way through college as a DJ, playing country music on a Kansas radio station, then was a reporter and associate producer on TV and radio stations in Wichita. Dryden lives in Queens, New York.

Jamie Feldmar

Chicago native Jamie Feldmar studies journalism and politics at New York University, where she writes a food column for the student newspaper. She enjoys Sunday afternoons, bad monster movies, and 24-hour diners.
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Ashley Fodor

Ashley Fodor grew up in Warwick, New York, where she was editor in chief of her high school newspaper. A journalism major at New York University, she has interned at Harper’s Bazaar, and worked with the editors of Vogue on a new publication, Vogue Living.

Christos Gavalas

Christos Gavalas, a native of Athens, Greece, is world news editor for the Greek television magazine TV Zapping, and a broadcast journalist who has covered sports around Europe. A candidate for a master’s degree in broadcast journalism at New York University, Gavalas says the first steps toward good journalism are “being honest and having the ability to listen.”

Blake Gernstetter

Blake Gernstetter majors in journalism and French at New York University, and studied in Paris in 2007. She interned at ForbesTraveler.com, and is especially interested in travel writing.
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Crystal A. Graham

New York native Crystal A. Graham attends New York University, where she is spending her undergraduate years polishing her journalism skills. She began writing poetry at the age of eight, and is a published poet. She enjoys writing profiles and restaurant reviews, and covering entertainment and the arts.
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Kaija Helmetag

Kaija Helmetag is a graduate student in journalism at New York University. She grew up in Nova Scotia and Vermont.
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Benjamin J. Jackson

Ben moved to New York from South Dakota to pursue his dreams. He is a senior at New York University, where he majors in journalism and theater.

Taryn Jedlicka

Taryn Jedlicka studies journalism and metropolitan issues at New York University. She has reported on a range of topics, such as education, transportation, politics, business, health and student life. Her articles have appeared in several Long Island newspapers. She lives in South Huntington, New York.
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Lisette Johnson

Lisette Johnson, 22, is completing her undergraduate degree in print journalism and dramatic literature. She has written for Metro, Film-Forward and New York Resident magazines. After spending a year abroad, she’s developed a love for independent travel, and aims to write for travel publications or pursue a career in literary journalism.

Nicholas Judd

California-born Nicholas Judd nearly gave his father a heart attack by deciding to study journalism at New York University instead of computer science at UC Berkeley. Judd, 20, of Santa Rosa, is especially interested in technology, public policy, and travel.

Dietrich Knauth

Dietrich Knauth is studying Journalism and Creative Writing at NYU. He grew up in Kingston, New York, with six sisters and four brothers.

Jennifer Kramer

Jennifer Kramer is a journalism major at New York University, and has an associate’s degree in fashion merchandising. She was born and raised in San Diego, CA.

Andrea Libelo

When not on the road, Andrea Libelo studies psychology at New York University. A born nomad, London is her latest stop in a lifetime of travel. She lives in Clifton, Virginia, and writes a travel blog, Finding My Fix: Chronicles of a Travel Junkie.

Jennifer Linscott

Jennifer Linscott is majoring in journalism and politics at New York University. She is originally from Wells, Maine, and is interested in travel, environmental science and public affairs.
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Giacomo Maniscalco

Giacomo Maniscalco grew up in the Italian coastal town of Pesaro, and in Brooklyn, New York. He studies journalism at New York University.

Emily McFarlan

Emily McFarlan, originally from Springfield, IL, will graduate from New York University in May 2006, with a double major in journalism and dramatic literature, a minor in German, and a job at MSNBC. She has written for several school publications, and contributes to Prof. Jay Rosen’s BluePlateSpecial.net. Emily also maintains the quarterly newsletter for (and sits on the board of directors of) the non profit Hope for the First Nations. She writes regular devotions for New York’s Journey Church of the City, where she helps lead the college ministry. Recently, though, she’s discovered that her calling in life may actually be curling.
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Meridith M. Miller

Meridith M. Miller is a graduate student in magazine journalism at New York University, and received her B.A. from Tennessee State University. She has covered child care, foreign travel, and education for Grace and Southern Women magazines in Memphis, her hometown. Her short investigative piece on rodent infestation at a New York candy store was recently published in the New York Post.
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Meredith Napolitano

Meredith Napolitano is senior at New York University, where she majors in drama and journalism. She has written for The Villager in New York City and The Daily Record of New Jersey, on topics ranging from theater to urban cat calling to driving-school scams. A former competitive figure skater, Napolitano is interested in art and women’s studies. Her non-fiction has been published in the anthology Whispers from Heaven.

Christina Parrella

Christina Parrella is a journalism student at New York University. She believes writing and music are essentials for societies to develop, since both can change a civilization’s understanding of life and events.

Benjamin Parsons

Ben Parsons is a junior at New York University, where he studies journalism, Spanish, and Middle Eastern affairs. He grew up on a farm in Pleasant Garden, North Carolina, where he spent his free time feeding chickens and trying to think of a better hobby.

Anju Mary Paul

Anju Mary Paul, who has a master’s in journalism from New York University, is a freelance cultural reporter. She was born in India, and has lived in Scotland, Saudi Arabia and Singapore. She will begin studying for a doctorate in sociology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in September 2006.

Monica Perry

Monica Perry studies journalism and cinema at New York University, and has interned at Jane magazine. She is interested in film and music criticism, and enjoys photography and blogging.

Zorik Pesochinsky

Zorik Pesochinsky is a senior at New York University, where he majors in journalism and minors in politics. He was born in the Ukraine, and with his parents made a harrowing journey to the United States at age 3. Though still fluent in Russian, he has lost any trace of an accent. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, and has contributed to several New York-area publications.

Bianca Posterli

Bianca Posterli is a senior at New York University, where she majors in journalism and urban design. She is an aspiring fashion or travel journalist, with a passion for good food, beautiful photographs, and close friends.

Hillary Prim

Hillary Prim, who majors in fine arts and journalism at New York University, is from Nashville, Tennessee. She has covered fashion and trends for Logos and Teenedge.com, and has worked in the fashion industry. Her interests include ballet and opera.

Adam K. Raymond

Inspired by his heroes Hunter S. Thompson and Michael J. Fox, Adam K. Raymond recently began using his middle initial. Like Thompson, Raymond was raised in Kentucky, and like Fox, he enjoys time travel. He is a senior at New York University, where he majors in journalism and politics.

Diana Rosenthal

Diana Rosenthal, a native of West Islip, New York, studies journalism and history at New York University. She’s also a passionate photographer.

Lauren Salerno

Lauren Salerno is a senior at New York University, where she majors in journalism and English. She has written for Women’s Wear Daily’s Beauty Biz, and the online magazine Fashiontribes. She grew up in Nashville, Tennessee.
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Alejandra Serret

As a graduate student in journalism at New York University, Alejandra Serret developed an interest in writing profiles, and stories about place. “I love learning about the places people come from, the cultures that shape them, the people that mold them,” she says. Serret grew up in Boxford, a country town north of Boston, and was an undergraduate at the University of San Francisco. In 2004 she traveled around the world with Semester at Sea, an experience she credits for awakening her interest in nonfiction writing.

Aggie Sygnarowicz

Aggie Sygnarowicz is a senior at New York University, where she majors in journalism and history. She grew up on Long Island, but was born in Poland, and enjoys returning to visit family, and to travel around Europe. She likes to write about the arts, sports, travel, beauty and health, and particularly about fashion. She was an intern at Working Mother magazine, and now interns at Glamour.

Emily Tan

Emily Tan is a New York University journalism major and sneakers collector (she won’t reveal how many pairs she owns). She grew up in Jersey City.

Michael Tedder

Michael Tedder is a graduate student in journalism at New York University. He was born in Orlando, FL and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri. He has written for The Orlando Sentinel, Kansas City’s The Pitch and the Orlando monthly aXis Magazine.

Nitasha Tiku

Nitasha Tiku is a graduate student in magazine journalism at New York University. She grew up in Princeton, New Jersey, and received a bachelor’s degree in English from Columbia University in 2001.

Elizabeth Valerio

Elizabeth Valerio is a junior at New York University, where she majors in journalism and social work. She grew up in Marlboro, Massachusetts.

Stephanie Wash

Stephanie Wash, 19, discovered her passion for writing at the age of 11. She studies journalism at New York University, and lives with her family in Braintree, Massachusetts.

Lindsey Weber

Lindsey Weber, a journalism and English literature major at New York University, interns for Stuff Magazine and The Perseus Books Group. She grew up in Boston.

Stephanie Wu

Stephanie Wu is a sophomore at New York University, where she is majoring in journalism. Raised in Taiwan, she speaks English and Mandarin; she’s also studying French and Japanese. She’s interested in fashion and dance.

2005

Julia Halewicz

Julia Halewicz is a graduate student in NYU’s journalism program. She is originally from New York City and studied English at Colgate University.

Lee Cabot Walker

Lee Cabot Walker is a writer in New York. She grew up in Williamsburg, VA, and has since lived in various spots on the east coasts of the United States and Spain. She has a bachelor’s in English and Spanish from Rutgers University and will receive a master’s in journalism from New York University in December 2005. She can be reached at leecwalker@gmail.com.

Dana Lerner

Dana Lerner is currently obtaining her master’s in magazine journalism from New York University. She is a recent undergraduate of the University of Miami in Florida, where she majored in advertising and creative writing. Dana has been published in Zink Magazine, New Jersey Lifestyle, New Voices and Recount and is interning at Cookie, a new lifestyle parenting magazine by Fairchild Publications.

Alexis Krase

Alexis Krase is an undergraduate journalism major at New York University. She contributes to the student newspaper, the Washington Square News, and to other publications.

Ben James

Ben James is a freelance writer based in Brooklyn. His work has appeared in Cool Eh? Magazine, The Brooklyn Rail and on the Village Voice’s Web site.

Jenny Clevstrom

Jenny Clevstrom is a Fulbright scholar and freelance journalist, currently interning at USA TODAY. Fluent in English, French and Swedish, she formerly worked as a analyst at the Swedish Defense Research Agency.

Hala Ann Shah

Hala Ann Shah is majoring in journalism, and minoring in Arabic, at New York University. She currently interns at Beliefnet and is the editor & president of Aftab, NYU’s Muslim student magazine. Before coming to New York, she performed ballet and modern dance professionally in Washington, D.C. Contact her at hala@nyu.edu or 551-208-1595.

Nicole Lyn Pesce

Nicole Pesce is a freelance writer and a master’s candidate at New York University’s School of Journalism. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English at the State University of New York at Stony Brook on Long Island, where she also minored in journalism and wrote for The Stony Brook Press when she wasn’t rucking and mauling on the rugby pitch. Her work has appeared in Lamaze Parents and Baby Steps magazines, Washington Square News and The New York Observer.

Margaret Bristol

Margaret Bristol graduated from Loyola College in Maryland, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in English literature and minored in film studies. She has interned for Baltimore magazine, Shop Etc. and Quest magazine. Her work has appeared in Manhattan South and The New Rochelle Sound Report. She can be reached at margaretbristol@hotmail.com.

Rachel Montross

Rachel Montross completed her graduate studies in journalism from New York University in December 2005. She is originally from Sturbridge, Massachusetts, and received her bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Brown University in 2000.

Amanda Kwan

Amanda Kwan graduated from Brandeis University near Boston, where she studied English & American Literature and dabbled in Classical Studies, Near Eastern & Judaic Studies and the art of print-making. She was an entertainment & arts writer for The Justice, Brandeis University’s weekly newspaper, and has interned at KISS108FM Boston, BMG Music Publishing and CMJ New Music Monthly. Amanda is currently a graduate student in the magazine program. She can be reached at: amk383 at nyu.edu

Jonathan Ages

Jonathan Ages is freelance journalist currently getting his Masters in Journalism at New York University. Born and raised in Canada, he has contributed to entertainment news organizations including Canada’s Chart Magazine and the STAR! network series, MovieTelevision.

Rakhee Bhatt

Hi! I’m Rakhee Bhatt. I was born in New Jersey and raised in Southern California. I am currently a junior journalism major and politics minor at New York University. I have worked as a public relations intern for the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, as a staff intern at the Queens’ Courier, and have written contributing pieces for the Washington Square News. After college I plan on working in the fashion magazine industry so that I can share my love of fashion and celebrities with the world. I can be contacted at: rmb289 AT nyu.edu.

Leaya Lee

Leaya Lee is from Radnor, PA and is a graduate journalism student at New York University. She received her B.A. in English Literature and Chinese Studies from Swarthmore College.

Erin Coe

Erin Coe is a graduate journalism student at New York University. Born and raised in San Francisco, Erin moved down the coast to attend UC Santa Barbara, where she received degrees in English and Communication. For over three years, she worked as a copy editer at the campus newspaper. Armed with a pencil and a pad of paper, Erin is pursuing a career as a newspaper reporter.

M.L. Liu

Ming-I Lisa Liu is a graduate student in journalism at New York University. She received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Chicago. After graduating from college, she worked for several years in educational publishing doing fact-checking and copy-editing. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. Her Web site is www.mlliu.com.

Pamela Ryckman

Pamela Ryckman spent the majority of her professional career in financial services. She is now a graduate student at New York University, embarking on a second career in journalism. Pamela earned her A.B. in Comparative Literature from Princeton University in 1996. She is fluent in French and proficient in Italian, and is passionate about theatre and adventure travel. Pamela lives in Manhattan with her husband and their 15-month-old son. She can be reached at Pamela AT RyckmanNYC.com

Genevieve M. Blaber

Genevieve M. Blaber is an undergraduate working on her B.A. in Journalism. A native New Yorker, Genevieve has lived in Manhattan, Long Island and currently resides in Staten Island (where she was the senior editor of her high-school newspaper). She is so passionate about writing that she cannot commit to one genre (her morbid short stories get along fine with her comical television scripts, thank you). Just don’t ask her to write about herself in the third-person or you’ll end up with something akin to the last three sentences, as well as this one.

Anne Urda

My name is Anne Urda, and I am originally from South Bend, Indiana. I am currently a second-semester graduate student in the NYU journalism department, with a newspaper concentration. I graduated in 2001 from William & Mary with a B.A. in history. After college, I moved to Washington D.C. and worked for nearly three years as an assistant historian for the Daughters of the American Revolution before deciding to pursue journalism.

Erika Jacobson

Erika Jacobson is originally from the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C. After receiving her B.A. in English from Arizona State University in 2001, she moved to Fairfax, VA, where she spent three years running restaurants and teaching dance. She is currently a second-semester graduate student in NYU’s Newspaper Journalism program.

Jennifer Richards

Jennifer Richards is a graduate of the University of Southern California, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Print Journalism and a minor in Communication and the Entertainment Industry. She has interned for the Los Angeles Times Magazine, as well as Angeleno and Front Desk magazines. She is currently a graduate journalism student at NYU and can be contacted at USCTroJenn@aol.com.

Janna Oberdorf

Janna Oberdorf is a senior Journalism and Political Science double major at New York University. She has interned at Stage-Directions magazine and Figure magazine, and written articles for NYU’s newspaper Washington Square News and magazine Manhattan South. She is also an aspiring dancer who spends a great deal of time teaching and choreographing for young dancers. She can be reached at jbo207 AT nyu.edu or (201) 694-2636.

Riva Froymovich

Riva Froymovich, 21, of Staten Island, New York, is a journalism student, with minors in metropolitan studies and politics.