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Kelly Rose

Kelly is a food enthusiast and writer who studied Broadcast Electronic Communication Arts at San Francisco State University. When she’s not busy writing blogs or shooting videos, you can find her running, baking, traveling, or binging on Netflix documentaries. Follow her on Twitter (@misscrows), Instagram (@thepastryblade), and her blog (pastypastrychef.blogspot.com).

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Kristine Xu

Kristine Xu is a bay area native studying journalism and French at California Polytechnic State University. She is an aspiring journalist obsessed with all things related to food, writing and food writing. In her free time she likes to ride her bike, watch way too much Netflix and catch up… more »

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Kyla Giffin

Kyla attends school at Livermore High School in Livermore, and has lived in the SF Bay Area her whole life. To her, the best parts about San Francisco are Pier 39, the de Young museum of fine art and the Giants. Her ultimate passion is writing, and she dreams of… more »

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Lea King

Lea King is a graduate of San Francisco State University with a B.A. in English Literature. She is a Bay Area native, and her hobbies include writing, reading, and watching movies. She loves anything and everything Disney, so there’s a good chance that what she’s watching or reading has something… more »

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Madelyn Andree

Madelyn Andree is a St. Louis native and recent graduate of the University of Iowa, with a B.A. in Journalism and a B.F.A. in Dance. Foremost a lifelong dancer, Madelyn looks forward to entering the San Francisco dance scene as a hopeful professional, while simultaneously working as a freelance writer… more »

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Margot McKelvie

Margot is a senior at Pitzer College in Claremont, California, majoring in media studies and studio art. In addition to the Culture Trip, she writes for The Gallery U, a website sharing college students’ artwork. Margot is passionate about food, art and writing, which inspire her to explore culinary arts… more »

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Mary Slattery

Mary is a Native San Franciscan who still manages to get lost in this city. When she isn’t at Pure Barre class or searching the city for the best cinnamon bun, she enjoys spending her time with her sweetly aggressive cat. She chronicles her devotion to sweets, pastries, and doughnuts… more »

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Max Glassburg

Max Glassburg is a high school English teacher working out of San Francisco. He lives with his two rat roommates, Maeby and Sharona, three human roommates and their two cat roommates. He suffers from an exquisite appetite for black coffee and red wine.

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Megan Busch

A San Diego native, Megan is currently battling the San Francisco fog to finish her senior year at the University of San Francisco. A communication studies major with a minor in sociology, she has a passion for traveling (after studying abroad in Florence, Italy) and a love of books and… more »

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Megan Cosgrove

This Singaporean native is proud to have survived the last two New England winters, as she continues pursuing a degree in Social Studies and Government at Harvard College. While born and raised on the other side of the globe, she admits she’s a California girl at heart. Some of her… more »

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Megan McDermott

Originally from Boston, MA, Megan McDermott graduated from Plymouth State University with a Journalism degree. She’s molded the minds of children as a creative writing teacher. Megan was the Assistant Editor of Scene Magazine, where she wrote travel editorials among other things. She loves to travel, eating great food and… more »

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Melissa Marie Davis

Melissa Marie Davis, is a stylist and fashion journalist who moved three years ago from the bitter cold Central New York to the Bay Area and fell completely in love with the culture and atmosphere. Melissa, attended Syracuse University, and received a Bachelor of Fine Art’s degree in Advertising Design… more »

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Michelle Razavi

Michelle is based in San Francisco, but hails from sunny southern California. She aims to try something interesting everyday—from trapeze flying to kombucha brewing—and gain a little more willpower against baked goods. Fluent in three languages and passionate about travel, she makes sure to leave the country at least once… more »

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Michelle Sarmenta

Michelle has lived in the Bay Area for six years, and is always finding new places to explore here. She enjoys writing about travel, arts, and food. She has a passion for fiction writing and poetry. When she’s not writing, you’ll find her on the tennis courts, or hiking in… more »

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Nancy Garcia

Nancy Garcia is a native New Yorker, which doesn’t mean she’s at all paranoid, or neurotic. However, she would like to know - Are you talking to me?

Her curiosity means she loves her work as a writer and television producer and a fashion background feeds her obsession with art… more »

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Natalia Vergara

Natalia Vergara is a Public Relations student at the University of Oregon. She is a Northern California native with roots from Peru. She loves exploring new places and discovering the food and experiences that come along with the adventure.

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Natalie Garnett

Natalie was born in Santa Barbara, California, and moved up to Marin County as a child, where exploring her natural surroundings quickly became her favorite activity. Attending the University of California, Berkeley, she double majored in Biology and Art Practice, allowing her to meet her love for knowledge with her… more »

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Natalie Savio

Natalie was born and raised in the south bay, San Jose, and has recently graduated from the University of San Francisco with a BA in Architecture and Community Design. She is continuing her education at University of California, Davis, pursuing an MA degree in Creative Writing. Natalie enjoys writing, painting… more »