Alessa Erawan is a 2020 graduate from New York University where she received a bachelor’s degree in journalism and sociology, with a minor in social and public policy. She is interested in the intersection of identity, public policy, and social benefits. She plans on working in the nonprofit space to use her journalistic skills and policy background to help the public understand why certain social policies benefit and disadvantage some more than others.
Emma Li is a journalist who works with the written word, visuals, and social media to bridge practicality with creativity. She is a 2020 graduate from New York University where she received a B.A. in Journalism with honors, Language & Mind, and Cinema Studies. Emma has contributed writing and photography on the arts, culture, identity, and their intersections to Highsnobiety, V Magazine, VMAN, Washington Square News, and WNYU. View her portfolio of work and stay in touch here.
Paola Nagovitch is a trilingual journalist bouncing between New York, Puerto Rico, and Madrid. She covers Latin American politics with an expertise in Puerto Rico, her home, and has bylines in Americas Society/Council of the Americas, Latin American News Dispatch, Life & Thyme, RadioLAND, and more. Paola graduated with honors from New York University in 2020 with a B.A. in Journalism and Politics. She’s now pursuing a master’s degree in Journalism from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid-El País program. Keep up with her on Twitter.
Izzie Ramirez is a freelance climate, culture, and activism reporter. She graduated with honors from New York University with a double major in Journalism and Global Liberal Studies (Politics, Rights, and Development) and a minor in Integrated Digital Media. She’s written forVice, Bitch Media, Gothamist, the New York Times, Jezebel, Eater, Salon, and more. Izzie plans on attending Columbia University in the fall, where she will get an MA in science reporting. Stalk her on Twitter here.
Melanie Pineda is an honors graduate with a B.A. in Journalism and Latin American Studies. She holds a strong interest in reporting on Latino/a issues, and debunking stereotypes against these communities she considers her own. In addition to working on this project, Melanie also conducted a year-long analysis on media representation of Salvadoran women both in the US and El Salvador, with a focus on abortion and women’s rights. She aspires to study immigration law to aide asylum seekers at the US-Mexico border.
Jana Cholakovska is a 2020 honors graduate from New York University with a B.A. in Journalism and Politics. She has covered local New York politics at City & State and international politics and immigration at In the Zeitgeist, where she was editor-in-chief. She also has experience with research, fact-checking, copy-editing, and video production from her work for Cooper Squared and the Institute for Communication Studies. Check her out her Twitter here.
Manahil Zafar likes to write about culture, identity, and human behavior. She graduated with honors from New York University in May 2020 with a B.A. in journalism and psychology. With bylines in Washington Square News and NYU Local, and two original podcasts available on iTunes and SoundCloud, Manahil will continue freelancing and writing stories about the communities she belongs to. She has extensive experience in the legal field and plans to attend law school to specialize in immigration law. Connect with Manahil on Twitter and stay tuned for her next big adventure.
Cameron Oakes is a New York-based freelance journalist specializing in investigations and long-form enterprise reporting. She graduated from NYU in 2020 with double honors in journalism and sociology, and is most passionate about covering issues in armed conflict, public health, politics, education, workers’ rights, and the law. Her bylines appear in NBC News, Haaretz, LAND, RadioLAND, and NYU Local. Connect with Cameron on Twitter, where you can dm her for more information on her reporting, or how to send tips and documents.
Katie Anastas is a New York University 2020 honors graduate with a B.A. in Journalism and Sociology, and a minor in studio art. She is particularly interested in science reporting, specifically environmental and climate related issues. She has bylines in Borgen Blog and Magazine focused on public health and infectious disease control, and Cape Cod Life Magazine regarding regional life, where she also gained experience copy-editing and fact-checking. In the future she hopes to work in environmental policy and management.
Sydney Kinsey is a 2020 NYU graduate based in New York. She received a BA in journalism and psychology, graduating with honors. She is most passionate about covering politics, film, technology, and health and drug policy. She has bylines in Slow Food USA and assisted in the production of the PBS documentary Korea: The Never-Ending War and the Netflix documentary The Great Hack. She also interned for WNET MetroFocus and CNN. Connect with her on twitter here.
Celina Khorma is a 2020 honors graduate of New York University, where she received a B.A. in Journalism and Social and Cultural Analysis, as well as a minor in Creative Writing. She is most interested in reporting on culture, global human rights, and women’s issues. In addition to running her own column in CIIN, the first online fashion magazine in her native Jordan, she also served as a staff writer at Washington Square News, and has written for Cosmopolitan.
Sarah graduated from NYU in 2020 with honors and a B.A. in journalism and English and a minor in Media, Culture, and Communication. She has covered beats like business, politics, pop culture, and technology. Her writing has appeared in NBC News, Inc., Washington Square News, and more. Sarah is not particularly active on social media, but you can follow her on Twitter here or see her full portfolio of writing and multimedia work here.
Fan Chen is an honors graduate from New York University with B.A. in Journalism and Politics and a minor in documentary. She covers politics, culture, historical trauma, human rights and women’s issues. An international journalist, she has reported in Cambodia, Czech Republic, Nepal, and her works appeared in Southern People Weekly (China), Transitions Online, and New Spotlight Magazine. She also has experience with photojournalism, video-editing, and data analysis.