Now an official college survivor, Pamela Nguyen is passionate about social media, marketing, social justice, and blogging. In her downtime, Pamela is best friends with Restaurant Week, drinks so much bubble milk tea that the East Village tea bar owners have memorized her face, and watches an unhealthy number of movies and shows on her TV in her (not so tiny) Manhattan apartment.
Abby Brinn is a graduate of Drew “It’s Near New York” University, where she was an English Major and a Writing Minor. Abby is a bit of an academic overachiever, probably because her greatest educational influence is Hermione Granger. Now that she has graduated, she hopes to get a job in writing, editing, or publishing. Basically, her dream is to become David Sedaris or Virginia Woolf, but she’s content to end up as Liz Lemon.
Alex Jose is a quirky girl who enjoys spending her time writing and dreaming of desserts. She hopes to one day own her own cafe or bakery (or work in some snazzy hotel like the Ritz-Carlton). She also loves Art History and has nerdy freak-out sessions about the art styles she likes.
Since the 7th grade, Brittney M. Helmrich has been fascinated by the Cold War – her favorite Dr. Seuss book is The Butter Battle Book and she totally nerds out when anyone talks about nuclear weapons. She is a vegetarian who has an almost unhealthy obsession with shoes and makeup, a soft spot for giraffes and sting rays, and a serious addiction to Pinterest.
Christopher Pumphrey recently graduated from Drew University, a small liberal arts college nestled in the forest of Madison, New Jersey. He managed to graduate with a degree in Political Science and a minor in History. Since college, Chris has become incessantly consumed with national politics and can often be found reading up on current political issues. But his true love is most definitely sports.
When she's not studying or taking in a lecture, Lindsey Harper Mac turns her intellectual curiosity to indie music, intimate local concerts and the edgy world of extreme sports. As Lindsey’s typical speed setting is “afterburner,” she does turn it down before bed with some reading, classic TV or a faithful quick entry into her ever-present journal.
Ishita Petkar enjoys reading, dancing and exploring Toronto's artistic and cultural side. When not writing, she spends most of her life in a dance studio, training and dancing for a company specializing in Bharatnatyam, a style of Indian classical dance. When she finally makes it out of dance class, she can be found attempting to create urban adventures, shopping, trying out new coffee shops, or watching a dizzying array of TV shows.
When Matt Shealy is not working at his laptop, he enjoys playing golf, wake-boarding and surfing in his home state of Florida. Matt grew up in a family of technologists and engineers, so it was only natural that he found himself interested in the never ending possibilities that the internet has to offer.
Robbie served as the Vice President of the Student Congress at OU and has dedicated his collegiate time to representing the students. Some of Robbie's other interests include writing reminders for himself on sticky notes and putting them everywhere, learning how to become a better leader, watching or performing spoken-word poetry, or doing things that inspire him.
Shawn enjoys tea, his dog, and singing loudly in his car. He also enjoys candlelit dinners with himself and some Chinese food.
Sireena Sy has a passion for medicine, political science, and languages. She is a girl full of surprises and often considers herself a jack-of-all-trades, albeit a master of none. She also enjoys music and plays the piano, ukulele, and guitar.
Vanessa Lam's hobbies include hip hop dance, musical theater, and cooking delicious food. When she is not writing, she can be found hanging out with friends, watching crime shows, and shopping. Vanessa is almost guaranteed to have finished her assignment before you have started yours, but as a master of time management, she went to class and came home for the party. Her motto? Stay classy!