Nicole is a Long Islander and Television/Film Production graduate of Hofstra University. She has an obsessive love for old buildings, seasonal activities, literature, and Taylor Swift. Nicole thoroughly enjoys getting sucked into a good story of any form, be it the plot of a film or the history of a… more »
Favorite pastimes include trying new food, traveling, reading, and obsessing over cute animals. A serial mover growing up, Olivia graduated from Berry College in Georgia in 2013 with a Master of Arts in International Studies and a double minor in French and Economics. She is now happy to call New… more »
Patricia Contino received her MFA from The New School Writing Program. She uses vacation time either at performances in other cities, The University of Iowa Writing Festival, or very long nights at the Metropolitan Opera. The lifelong NJ resident and fangirl is the administrator for Columbia University’s Masters of Bioethics… more »
A Buffalo, New York native, Rachael adopted New York City as her home in 2008 and has been exploring the five boroughs through her camera ever since. Rachael works as a freelance photographer at Rachael Elana Photography and is a passionate traveler, Francophile, foodie, runner, and bookworm. Follow her on… more »
Rachel is The Culture Trip’s New York City Director of Culture. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!
Rachel Parsons is a Brooklyn-based educator and writer. After spending eight years teaching math in the New York City public schools, she decided to do something completely different. She is now pursuing an MFA in creative nonfiction at Sarah Lawrence College, where she is Editor-in-Chief of LUMINA, the graduate writing… more »
Rachelle is currently a senior at St. John’s University, pursuing a degree in Journalism. She hopes to be able to stay in the city and go to grad school. In her spare time, she enjoys taking random trips to Manhattan and Brooklyn, trying new restaurants, and watching Netflix.
Currently pursuing a degree in psychology with a minor in Spanish language from Pitzer College, Rebecca is a native New Yorker with a passion for intercultural understanding through food, art, music and literature. She enjoys reading the New York Times, listening to Spanish pop music and exploring new eateries in… more »
Rebecca McCarthy is a Nonprofit Management graduate student at The New School. She graduated from Fordham University with a major in English and Creative Writing. She has written for Kpopstarz, Progressive Pupil, The Culture Trip, and the Fordham Observer. She enjoys watching iZombie and Archer on Netflix with her boyfriend… more »
Regina Mullen is a writer and a workshop facilitator, with an MFA in Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. Previously, she served as marketing director for a talent booking agency and has also worked as an award-winning post-production audio engineer for film and television.
Samantha lives in New York City, curates the social media for a well-known personality and performs comedy and improv on the side. She has an affinity for traveling the world, watching British comedy, making people laugh, dancing alone in her room, dressing fashionably, and attempting to make Pinterest crafts (usually… more »
After graduating from The New School with a MA in Media Studies, Sandy Reitman is back to her journalistic roots covering everything from life and love to travel and leisure. She’s proud of her Midwestern roots but lives a true Brooklyn lifestyle. And, she’ll try almost anything once.
Sasha hails from the tropical country of Guyana but currently resides in the concrete jungle of New York City. She is currently pursuing a degree in Journalism and Creative Writing at Baruch College. Her interests include traveling to new cities, exploring museums, film photography, and sampling the local cuisine in… more »
A South American native, Savitri made New York her home in 2006. While in law school, Savitri developed a love for photography that rekindled her passion for creative arts and travel. She works as a freelance photographer at Ms. Vitri Photos, where she documents her artistic inspirations and style through… more »
‘Smart Scott’ Griffin is a NYC-based photographer. Inspired by early 1980s art, his style challenges individuals to always view people and life experiences from a fresh new perspective. Follow him on Instagram: @smartscott.
Sean is a graduate student at Hunter College where he studies Middle Eastern history. He is particularly interested in cultural history and language’s contribution to culture. He loves Shakespeare, Malala Yousafzai, Game of Thrones, foreign languages (Arabic, Spanish, and French), and Arabic street art.
Born in Korea, raised in Russia, she studied abroad in Paris where she discovered her adventurous soul. Steph currently lives in New York where she pretends to be a local New Yorker. She speaks Russian, Korean, English, Japanese, and French (still working on it) and dreams of meeting a llama… more »
Tanvi was raised in Dubai, is of Indian origin and currently lives in New York City. She constructs narratives, garments and yoga sequences. Follow her on Instagram @tanvi_mk.