Eric-Ross McLaren is a native New Yorker but currently lives in Pennsylvania. He is obsessed with drinking coffee, shopping, running, cycling, and checking the ZAGAT for the best restaurants. Eric-Ross is also the lead editor for a publication in the Greater Philadelphia Area and an avid blogger.
Ava Andrews is a Manhattan native who loves exploring the city and finding the coziest and most obscure bookstores. She founded and hosts her school’s podcast as well as operates her own website and blog, Unsheepish.
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Anjali Patel is an avid writer and aspiring international journalist. Although raised in Singapore, she now lives in New York, where she can be found working as an editor for her school’s newspaper, discussing current issues at her Gender Equality Club, or getting lost in a local museum.
Dorothy Knutson is a student in the Washington DC area. She doubles as an ice hockey player by day and a writer/artist by night. Dorothy also loves traveling and starting conversations, and she has dreams of changing the world as well as living out of a suitcase.
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Claire Shea, who currently attends Amherst College, is a writer and amateur cryptologist living in Massachusetts, who loves unsolved mysteries, moray eels, and physical optics. Claire has written and published several short stories and poems and hopes to one day own a sword.
Anjali Pajjuri resides in the San Francisco Bay Area. A firm believer in the power of storytelling, she's an advocate for and avid participant of the performing arts. Sondheim musicals, The Incredibles franchise, and peanut butter with bananas are just a few of the many topics she finds are encompassing of her own identity.
Poppy Gallegos-Zingarelli was born and raised in San Francisco. She attends UC Berkeley and enjoys working with youth, cooking, and taking nature walks.
Rebecca Urato, a current student at Durham Academy, is one of the editors-in-chief of the Green and White, leader of the Project Semicolon Club at her school, Varsity Lacrosse player, and an avid Boston Bruins fan.
Viktoria Wulff-Andersen is a 17-year-old journalist from Danbury, Connecticut. Her passion for writing has allowed her to be published in over 10 different news sources (including the YRIS) and become the editor-in-chief of her school's newspaper, literary journal, and yearbook. When she's not pursuing her ambitions, Viktoria can be found playing her violin or engaging in heated political debates.
Carin Gotru is a British-Asian writer currently residing in Wales, UK. She loves to travel and has visited over 17 countries! She professionally plays the piano and violin and loves to read and watch documentaries!
Madison Loughlin is a junior from Brooklyn, New York. She enjoys reading, writing, and singing. Madison can be found working as an editor for her school publications or re-watching Netflix series.