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Dito Rayskiy

Originally from Georgia (the country, not the state), Dito is an artist, adventurer, and music lover. He pursued his master’s degree in international relations and foreign policy, then worked as a journalist for an international TV Channel covering mainstream news, presidential elections, producing interviews with political leaders, entertainment, and lifestyle… more »

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Edissa Nicolás-Huntsman

Edissa Nicolás-Huntsman holds a BA from Brown University and an MFA from Mills College. She currently works as a writing coach and contributor about wellness, gardening, culture and community for the LMUMC newsletter and the KarmaCompass.me blog. An immigrant from Dominican Republic, Edissa grew up in New York City, and… more »

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Elaine Choi

Elaine Choi is a native Angeleno but survivor of two winters in the Midwest. She is a series of oxymorons with a passion for high fashion and health tech, having previously interned for Vogue and having worked as a healthcare IT consultant. A graduate from Pomona College, she reads as… more »

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Ellen Frank-Delgado

Born to diplomatic parents, Ellen spent the majority of her childhood living in Germany, Italy, and Belgium. In 2012, Ellen returned to the US to attend Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. After completing her studies, she fully intends on auditioning for The Amazing Race. However, if that does not work… more »

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Garrett Young

Garrett is a bay area native who graduated at San Francisco State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English/Creative Writing. Aside from being an adventurer at heart, an artist out of boredom, and a food appreciator, he is working hard to master his craft for future endeavors.

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Ivane Lund Soyombo

Ivane is a Bay Area native who moved to San Francisco 5 years ago to attend journalism school. Since her recent graduation she spends time eating well, doing film photography, writing short fiction, roller skating, and soaking up all the City has to offer. You can almost always catch her… more »

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Jackie Paisal

Jackie grew up in San Diego, CA but has spent the last 6 years eating, exploring and connecting through San Francisco (documented on her Instagram @jackiepaisal). She graduated from the University of Colorado Denver and is also a practicing dental hygienist and new yoga teacher.

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Jake Hoffmann

Born in Columbus, Ohio, Jake is currently a 3rd year student at Miami (OH) University. He is working towards a double major in Supply Chain and Management Operations, and Interactive Media Studies. When not exploring the city, Jake can be found working out or working towards his next business idea.

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Jeff Fox

Jeff is a Bay Area native born and raised who recently moved back to San Francisco after spending 7 months teaching English in Santiago, Chile. He graduated from University of Colorado at Boulder and majored in English Literature. In his free time, he likes finding new restaurants to stuff his… more »

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JoAnneh Nagler

JoAnneh Nagler is an author, freelance writer, painter and singer-songwriter living in the Bay Area. She is the author of the Amazon Top-100 book, The Debt-Free Spending Plan, as well as the upcoming book, How to be an Artist without Losing your Mind. She writes travel articles, books, plays, essays… more »

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Joey Reams

Joey is a student at San Francisco State University, where he studies music journalism. During his spare time, he can be found going to concerts, rock climbing, or finding the next best place to eat. In the last eight years, he has proudly attended more than 200 concerts.

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Jonathan Macht

Jonathan has grown up the majority of his life in San Francisco. He is currently a senior at Tulane University studying Political Science. While attending the Urban School of San Francisco in the Haight-Ashbury, Jonathan developed a passion for writing, social awareness, and San Francisco culture. He enjoys playing guitar… more »

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Josh Rau

Josh Rau is a media studies student at the University of San Francisco, originally from the grand old Central Valley. When he’s not working or writing essays, he’s almost exclusively roaming new and unfamiliar streets in his own world between his headphones, listening to as much new music as possible… more »

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Justice Boles

Justice Boles is an San Francisco Native, SF State Journalism graduate, and is often called the second coming of Hārūn al-Rashīd ibn Muḥammad al-Mahdī ibn al-Manṣūr al-ʿAbbāsī. When he’s not searching for lost Incan Treasure or surfing the Hidden Sand Dunes of North Wisconsin, he’s writing. Diligently. Usually about art… more »

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Katie Ward

Katie is a sophomore at the University of San Francisco, majoring in Media Studies with a focus in Journalism and Peace and Justice Studies. In addition to The Culture Trip, she is the news editor for the official newspaper of USF, The Foghorn. Although she has never traveled abroad, she… more »