The Intellectualyst staff is made up of individuals from different backgrounds, with different interests, and different voices. We think that makes us great! Think you’ve got what it takes? Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to join our team today.
Aly Kravitz – Aly is a student, writer and wonderer. She is passionate about earth and its inhabitants, and hopes to spread a little of that love around. She is currently based in New York.
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Andrew Arslan - Andrew is a full-time college student studying English Literature & the Law. He lives on Long Island, New York.
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Anjali Sareen - Anjali is the creator and Editor-in-Chief of Intellectualyst, as well as a vegan and lawyer in NYC, owner of the law firm SareenLaw.com. She loves trying new vegan recipes and meeting new people! Email her at email@example.com.
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Christopher Sowers - Christopher Sowers is a staff reporter originally from Fort Myers, Florida. He currently resides in Oslo, Norway.
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Daria Gredysa - Daria Gredysa is a New York based media marketer and devoted yogi. She enjoys wholesome vegeterian meals and spending time with caring, open-minded friends who live consciously!
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Gabriela Garcia - Gabriela Garcia is an artist, writer, and student at New York University. Soon, you will be able to check out her website gabrielacgarcia.com, which is currently under construction.
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Jamie Berger - Jamie is a vegan interested in animals, the environment, and social justice issues.
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Jonathan Meola - Jonathan Meola AKA “Jonny”, hails from the northern shores of Long Island, New York. He now resides amongst the warehouses and homespun art galleries of Bushwick, Brooklyn, and can often be seen lurking around with his face half obscured behind a camera lens, or buried in a graphic novel.
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Kelly Mastros - Kelly Mastros is a writer and vegan who was raised in Wisconsin. Her interests include literature, cooking, and waxing poetically. She currently resides in South Florida.
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Preeti Sareen - Preeti Sareen is currently a freshman in college, finding her way in the world. Her long-term goals in life include attending med school and becoming a surgeon.
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Rhea Parsons - Rhea is a college professor in NYC, specializing in Child and Forensic psychology. After watching “Meet Your Meat,” she went veg and has never looked back. Rhea is the founder of the popular vegan blog, The “V” Word, is an avid animal rights advocate and is working on her first cookbook. Follow The “V” word on Facebook, and check out the fabulous blog here.
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Tracy West - Tracy lives in New York with her husband, two children and two cats. She is passionate about yoga, reading and the preparation and eating of delicious vegan food. Her greatest hope is to raise smart, strong and compassionate children that help to make the world a better place.
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Kara Lawton - Kara is a Boston-based writer, editor and raw food enthusiast. She enjoys writing and daydreaming about art, activism, health, media, technology or anything fun and inspiring.
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Zainab Akande - Zainab is a full-time college student born and raised in New York City currently studying communications and the media arts at the University of Delaware. Her interests include politics, fashion, writing, travel and unhealthy doses of pop culture.
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Vanessa Douglas - Vanessa is a soon-to-be college graduate with hopes of eventually becoming a journalist. She has many different interests (music, television, food, all the generic stuff), and hopes to shares those in her writing.
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David Barnett - David is a recent college graduate and illustrator based in Brooklyn, NY.
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Jonathan Mines - Jonathan Mines is a full time Brooklyn College student studying Philosophy and Politics. He enjoys writing, climbing and having interesting conversations.
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Tony Sokol - Tony Sokol is a writer, playwright and musician. He currently contributes to Silver Tongue, Inside the Reel and Altvariety and has written for Wicked Mystic, Delirium and other magazines. He has had over 20 plays produced in NYC, including Vampyr Theatre and the rock opera “AssassiNation: We Killed JFK”. He appeared on the Joan Rivers (TV) Show, Strange Universe, and Britain’s “The Girlie Show.” He was born in Brooklyn, NY.
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Joe Marchia - Joe Marchia is a literary writer and journalist. He is currently studying English at St. Johns University.
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Elisabeth Turner - Elisabeth Turner is currently studying Creative Writing and Journalism at Hofstra University. She likes to read The New York Times and Toni Morrison, and in her spare time, study the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. You can read some of her recent thoughts about life here: http://elisabethturner.wordpress.com/.
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Anthony Pardal - Anthony Pardal is a former staffer for retired U.S. Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN) and current Legislative and Regulatory Analyst for Morrison & Foerster LLP’s financial services and capital markets practice groups.
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Sofia Vigo – Sofia Vigo is a writer who lives and works in New York City.
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Vikram Sareen – Vikram Sareen is an Editor at Florida Gulf Coast University and Intern Editor at the New Republic.
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Nina Perino - Nina is a vegan animal rights advocate, volunteer, voice of the voiceless, spiritual book nerd and lover of all beings who strives to be the change she wishes to see in the world. Originally from Long Island, NY, she currently resides in Tampa, FL where she enjoys the casual, active lifestyle.
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Yasmine Kamel – Yasmine is a community center manager who is fascinated by politics, international affairs, and animal rights issues. She is currently based in New York and hopes to become a journalist working towards a better informed world. You can follow her on twitter, below.
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Josephine McGowan – Josephine is a Barnard College freshman in New York City with an insatiable curiosity for all things involving literature, politics, science, and fashion. She desires to explore the world, and hopes to one day merge her love for various subjects within the humanities and the sciences with that of writing and influencing others through the printed word. Her website can be found at moonlit.reveries.tumblr.com.
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Rajan Sareen – Dr. Sareen is a cardiologist and internist and has been practicing in Fort Myers, Florida since 1988.
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Victoria Moyer - Victoria Moyer is a senior at Bucknell University majoring in English and Theatre. In addition to her array of artistic endeavors, she is passionate about veganism and how this lifestyle promotes well-being both personally and universally. Find her on Facebook or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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William Scott Williams - William Scott Williams is a writer, vegan, and amateur triathlete from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where he lives with his wife, Lia, and their three children: Isabel, Lee, and Catherine Dare. A graduate of Harvard Divinity School and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, William’s short stories have appeared in Meridian: The Semi-Annual from the University of Virginia, The Massachusetts Review, The Greensboro Review, and most recently Poydras Review. He has just completed his first novel, Keeping. William can be reached at http://williamscottwilliams.com
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Courtnay Glatter - Courtnay Glatter was raised in sunny South Florida before relocating to Brooklyn, NY last year. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Anthropology at the University of South Florida. She became a vegetarian a year and a half ago and is transitioning to veganism. She loves animals, activism and believes knowledge is power. Courtnay has always been interested in writing and journalism and looks forward to contributing to a wonderful, important website. You can find Courtnay on Facebook and Twitter.
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Alice Bruckenstein - Alice Bruckenstein is an animal rights activist and writer whose articles have appeared on the websites of various organizations, including The Wild for Life Foundation, Compassionate Animal TV, Animal Liberation Front, and in the online newsletter Dissident Voice. She also wrote the words and music for Song for Canada’s Harp Seals, protesting the annual Canadian harp seal slaughter.
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Giorgina Paiella - Giorgina Paiella will soon be studying English at the University of Connecticut. Aside from being a literary enthusiast, she has a passion for the vegan lifestyle, the arts, and the environment. She could not be happier living life cruelty-free and at peace with the earth and its inhabitants.
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Zach West - Zach West has been a vegetarian for seven years. He is a news editor and has also taught at the Brooklyn Brainery, contributed to Cracked.com, and worked as personal trainer. His favorite dessert is pretty much anything that combines chocolate with peanut butter. He lives in Brooklyn.
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Bhavin Bavalia - Bhavin is a writer and an avid baseball fan. He currently resides in the borough of New York often referred to as “New Jersey.” Read more of his work at bhbavalia.wordpress.com, or follow him on Facebook and/or Twitter.
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Madhubani Dutta - Madhubani is a Geography Post Graduate who stops by an atlas, sleeps by a dictionary and swears by Scrabble. She is an avid online writer and loves exploring different topics. She aspires to become a columnist at some of the top geography, nature and science magazines of the world.
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Clare Edwards - Clare Edwards is a UC Santa Barbara alumna. She enjoys outdoor activities and feeling the sand between her toes. She is a board member of her family’s charity, UCEFA, a NGO dedicated to bringing safe drinking water to villages in Ghana. She currently resides in Santa Barbara, California, where she spreads positive vibes and strives to help others learn about the connection between food and the environment.
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Nicole Follenius – Nicole Follenius is a 21 year old English major at Stony Brook University, currently living in Long Island. She’s passionate about veganism and interested in health, yoga, environmental issues, and nature.
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