We're always bummed when one of our talented staffers moves on. Here are the rock star journalists and interns who are no longer on Team Kicker but who graced us with their brains and talent.
Lauren is originally from outside Saint Louis, but traveled down the Mississippi River to be a student at Tulane University, where she is the editor-in-chief of The Tulane Review and director of the New Orleans Universities Relay for Life. She has also written for NOLAWoman.com and Winnovating. One day she'll figure out how to make the Time Turner real, but until then, she'd like to thank coffee for her success. Follow: @laurenwethers.
Sarah has been a nonprofit fundraiser, a door-to-door canvasser, and a personal finance reporter for SmartMoney.com. She is now a freelance writer, ghostwriter, and editor. She loves to travel, but mostly lives in Brooklyn with her cat, Jenkins, and her ever-deepening Joss Whedon obsession. Follow: @mssarahmorgan.
Alison is a nomadic freelance writer originally from Northern Virginia. A 2013 NYU graduate, she has been writing for everyone from PR agencies to startup companies to actual real life publications. She wastes her time watching old movies with her dog, Louie. Follow: @sheepandcake.
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Ian Carlos Crawford grew up in southern New Jersey and, like most people from New Jersey, he graduated from Rutgers University. He moved to New York for grad school and graduated from New School with an MFA in nonfiction writing. He has written for Geeks Out, BuzzFeed, and Gigantic Sequins, and his photography has been published in The Advocate and Next Magazine. He is currently working on both a fiction manuscript and a nonfiction one. He loves pugs, comic books, To Kill a Mockingbird, and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”
Sarah is a freelance writer from Northern Virginia. She graduated from UVA in 2014 and then spent some time abroad with her husband and pet bearded dragon, Lady Smaug. When she’s not writing you can find her checking out a museum exhibit, wandering around a used bookshop, or watching reruns of “Gilmore Girls.” Follow: @braunsk.
Laura writes about lifestyle and media for print and the web. She is a former reporter for the New York Post’s Page Six and her work has appeared in LA Confidential, Gotham Magazine and XOJane. She is a memoir editor and ghostwriter. Follow: @LauraBuchwald.
Jenny is a freelance writer from Orange County, California, and former banana slug, or UC Santa Cruz alum. She teaches classical and jazz piano to high school students and audits classes at UC Irvine. Follow: @jennymcain.
Domenica, who also goes by the nickname Demi, is an undergrad at Rutgers University New Brunswick where she resides and is studying Communications and Sociology. In her free time she's dancing on the Rutgers Performing Arts Dance Company and on the side she is also a photographer. She's a huge animal lover, art enthusiast, and child at heart!
Christina lives in New York City, New York, and equally dodges commuters and the homeless everyday on her way to school. Currently a junior at NYU, she is double majoring in English and Journalism. If not found in a cafe with her nose a book, Christina enjoys researching and writing about the incredibly diverse food scene that her city has to offer. She loves learning new languages and exploring the cultural fluctuations that occur in the melting pot of NYC.
Caitlin is a senior studying communications at Pace University. She is a Pennsylvanian at heart, a major Philadelphia sports fan, and has a female guinea pig named after her favorite baseball player, Hunter Pence. She is also a bartender, a babysitter, and an animal rescuer. Her favorite color is orange, and she loves volunteering for different organizations such as AHRC, tutoring high school students on the autism spectrum, and environmental groups working on student farms throughout NYC. She is also a Dave Matthews Band fanatic. Follow: @caitliniicole.
Amanda lives in Cedar Falls, Iowa, amid the succulent corn fields! She is in her final semester at University of Northern Iowa while working part-time and volunteering for Meals on Wheels through NEI3A. Music and art are her passion. Amanda also enjoys writing poems and happening upon inspirational ones too! Follow Amanda and her insights on Instagram: @manda_dc
Sarah lives in Sydney, Australia, and is currently studying for her high school International Baccalaureate Diploma, as well as working towards her Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. She is interested in philosophy, politics, and positive psychology, and in her free time can be found practicing meditative yoga, running, or passionately sharing a new holistic approach to health with friends. Sarah lives by the Steve Jobs quote, “Stay hungry, stay foolish.”
Hillary was born in some big important city in New England and is a graduate of the great Rutgers University (RU RAH RAH!) with a double major in journalism and history and a double minor in sociology and women's gender studies (say that five times fast.). In her spare time, Hillary eats, sleeps, writes (a lot), and bothers her fiancé for sport. She currently resides in New Jersey with her fiancé. She’d like to thank her family and friends for pretending she’s as funny as she thinks she is, and, of course, her readers who may not fall under any of these categories. I do it all for you. Follow: @hillGURLL.
Rebecca is a student at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and a 2015 fellow in the Tow-Knight Entrepreneurial Program. Her passion is finding creative and innovative ways to present the news to her generation. In 2012, after spending some time on Capitol Hill, she started the blog Purple Politics, which aims to educate college students on what's happening in the world. A UCONN alum, she is a die-hard Husky basketball fan and obsessed with the New York Rangers and Beyonce. Her motto is "Be a fountain, not a drain." Follow: @rebeccajharris.
Kate is a research assistant at Rockefeller University. Her passion for science comes from many years fundraising for A Midwinter Night's Dream, one of the largest grassroots fundraisers on Long Island. A recent NYU grad, Kate's fondest memories are from her year spent abroad at NYU's new campus in Abu Dhabi. Her love for fast-paced walking, bagels and lox, and brownstones fueled her 6,800 mile journey back to the Big Apple, but love doesn't pay rent. So she resides in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, where the coffee is black, the shirts are flannel, and the first language is actually Polish.
Jessica is a London-based digital content manager and digital journalist covering tech, social media, business and politics. Before entering journalism she worked for a British political party. If she's not sharing cat gifs, Jessica can be found exploring the world, taking photographs, and attempting to learn Spanish. Follow: @jessica_mcgreal.
Jennifer is the author of The Year of the Gadfly (Harcourt, 2012) and Inheriting the Holy Land (Ballantine, 2005). Her journalism has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post Magazine, Christian Science Monitor, Marie Claire, Allure, Salon.com, Fast Company, The Millions and The Daily Beast. Follow: @propjen.
Katherine is a freelance journalist and digital media editor based in Santa Monica, Calif. Follow: @ktpeaches.
Olivia is an editorial assistant at The Record, New Jersey's second largest daily newspaper. She's a former BBC Travel intern and a proud Rutgers alum. She studied journalism, media studies, and English at Rutgers, where she was managing editor of the daily student newspaper and editor-in-chief of HerCampus.com/Rutgers. She was also on the rowing and triathlon teams. Dogs, summer, and DIY projects are up there on the list of her much-loved things in life. Follow: @OlivePretzel.
Between coordinating Kicker's Campus Ambassador program and her day job as Campus Program Coordinator over at She's the First, Katie simply refuses to leave her college years behind. She earned her degree in global politics and economics from the University of Tennessee, but left her Southern roots to become a real New Yorker (though she still says "y'all"... a lot). When she's not hanging out with students, Katie can be found watching SNL clips, exploring Queens, or rationalizing how bacon goes with any and everything. Follow: @heykatieriley.
Jillian lives in Cherry Hill, New Jersey and is in her final semester at Rutgers University - New Brunswick. She is currently studying Information Technology and Digital media, as well as working part time teaching life skills AKA swim lessons for the neighboring kids. Aside from the pool, she enjoys playing club basketball for Rutgers in her free time. Above all, music is what really excites her. Trolling music blog sites for new music to listen to is what she thrives on day by day. Where words fail, music speaks.
Katie is a news writer at Talking Points Memo, a former research assistant to investigative reporter Wayne Barrett, and a proud graduate of NYU, where she was deputy managing editor for the daily student newspaper, Washington Square News. Follow: @KT_thomps.
Monica is a freelance journalist based in San Diego, CA. She graduated from UC Santa Cruz, where she worked as an editor at City on a Hill Press, with degrees in anthropology and creative writing. You can usually bribe her to write for you with tea, an almond croissant, or blueberries. Follow: @mgthunder.
Kaite is a UK-based journalist whose work has appeared in The Guardian, The New Statesman, and the Daily Telegraph. Follow: @kaitewelsh.