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Adriana Jones

Adriana is a Bay Area native and a freshman at the University of San Francisco, currently studying International Relations with a focus in Peace and Conflict studies in Latin America and Europe as well as a minor in Journalism. Besides her work at the Culture Trip, Adriana is also an… more »

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Aimee Rose

Aimee is a Northern California native but fighting the heat in Arizona to finish up her senior year at Grand Canyon University. After she graduates with a degree in Sociology, she’ll head back to the Bay to start graduate school. She’s an avid blogger and hiker with a deep love… more »

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Allen Mark Arañas

Bay Area born and raised, Allen Mark formed a passion for writing while earning an English Literature degree at UC Santa Cruz. If you ever want to talk about basketball, music, social justice issues, or literature, definitely hit him up over a cup of coffee or glass of scotch. He… more »

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Amanda Jones

Amanda Jones is a Bay Area native, and is currently a student at the University of Connecticut studying Communication. When she isn’t watching the SF Giants win a world series, she is traveling around the world hanging with the infamous giant tortoise in the Galapagos, or chasing after a cheetah… more »

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Amanda Limond

Amanda Limond is a passionate musician, photographer, and writer at San Francisco State University. She spends most of her time hopping on a train to explore the city or trying to find the perfect book. Amanda loves travel, having been around the world, and constantly thinks of where to go… more »

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Andrew Joseph

Andrew Joseph, born on the shores of Trinidad and Tobago, has a love for people and different cultures. His background includes being a writer, as well as a travel photographer on a mission to turn over the entire globe to find his “Nirvana.”

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Anika Rice

Anika Rice is based in Oakland, CA and has lived in Washington, D.C., Chile and The Netherlands. She graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Human Geography, and continues to keenly explore her surroundings through writing, research, art and travel.

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Ariana Kashani

Ariana is a tech sales rep living in San Francisco with a fiery passion for travel, food, languages, and dance. Her life goal is to be a member of the Travelers’ Century Club by age 40 (only 60 countries left!). Most of her free time is spent watching Bollywood movies… more »

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Aubrey Douglass

Aubrey is an East Bay native and current senior at Pitzer College in Claremont, California where she majors in history and media studies. Aubrey is passionate about sports, writing, relaxation, and insisting that there is no better place than the Bay Area.

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Aviva Schmitz

Originally from Oakland, California, Aviva is a sophomore at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts majoring in English and Spanish. When she is not busy studying languages or exploring the Greater Boston Area, she can often be found pursuing her other passions, which include eating, drinking bubble tea, and sleeping. She… more »

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Brie Shimada

Brie is a senior majoring in Communication Studies at San Francisco State University. Utilizing her passions for photography, writing, event planning, fashion, and food to build a career, she is extremely excited to be joining The Culture Trip in San Francisco. Brie is an alumna of Alpha Phi and one… more »

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Brixton Key

Brixton Key, author of the fictional 1960s music memoir Charlie Six, lives in San Francisco’s Rincon Hill district. Formerly a music journalist in London, Brixton managed Chris Isaak, and was a presence in the early Los Angeles Punk scene. Presently negotiating a TV series based on Charlie Six, Brixton… more »

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Carly Salzberg

Carly Salzberg is a Freelance Writer & Editor. She has been published by San Francisco Magazine, Locale Magazine and is a frequent contributor to the Culture Trip. In her spare time, she enjoys reading fiction, writing poetry and going for long runs along the California coastline. For a more detailed… more »

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Chelsa Lauderdale

Chelsa Lauderdale is a graduate of California College of the Arts in Oakland, CA with a bachelor’s degree in creative writing. Currently, she earns her cash at a record store and writes as much as she possibly can. One day she hopes to have a career as a fiction novelist… more »

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Chloe Miller-Bess

Chloe Miller-Bess is a bay area native poet, freelance writer, expert door wreath maker, baker and record collector. She graduated from Dominican University of California with her B.A. in English with a Writing Emphasis and is still adjusting to a life that doesn’t revolve around MLA format. Her first love… more »

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Courtney Holcomb

Editor of The Culture Trip’s San Francisco section, Courtney is a writer, manager, yoga instructor, feminist, and arts enthusiast. Attempting to fill her days with as much creativity and humanity as possible, she loves to explore the unique spaces and cultural happenings taking place around her, taking inspiration from them… more »

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Danielle Chemtob

Born and raised in the Bay Area, Danielle Chemtob is a rising sophomore at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She is double majoring in Journalism and Political Science. In addition to her editorial internship at the Culture Trip, she is the incoming digital coordinator for the State and… more »