Meet The Team

Senior Staff

Riese Bernard

Co-Founder / Strategy + Editorial
Los Angeles, CA

Carmen Phillips

Editor in Chief
Detroit, MI

Nico Hall

A+ & Fundraising Director
Pittsburgh, PA

Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya

Managing Editor
Orlando, FL

Drew Gregory

Senior Editor
Los Angeles, CA

Laneia Jones

Director of Operations
Phoenix, AZ

Tech

Tracy Levesque

Co-owner YIKES, Inc.
Philadelphia, PA

Social Media

Viv Le

Social Media Manager: Instagram
Berlin, Germany

Valerie Anne

Social Media Manager: Twitter + Facebook
Astoria, NY

Writers

Ashni Mehta

New York, NY

Christina Tucker

Philadelphia, PA

Em Win

North Hollywood, CA

Natalie Duggins

Raleigh, NC

Nic Sam

Astoria, NY

Sa’iyda Shabazz

Los Angeles CA

Stef Rubino

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Valerie Anne

Astoria, NY

Webcomics

Ren Strapp

Cartoonist
Portland, OR

Yao Xiao

Cartoonist
New York, NY

Support

Bren

Editorial Assistant
Florida