• Nicky Petnuch

    Madeline Taylor

    Nicky is very excited to be interning at Writopia! She is a sophomore at Hunter College, double majoring in English Literature with a concentration in Creative Writing and Women’s Studies. When not in class, you can find Nicky working at Barnes & Noble or playing with her energetic little kitten, Tallulah. Nicky loves writing poetry, binge watching Friends, and baking cookies. Her favorite poet is Charles Bukowski.

  • Alex Sarappo

    Alex Sarappo

    Alex is is excited to join Writopia Lab NYC's team! Alex recently graduated from Colby College in Waterville, ME, where he double majored in Philosophy and English, with a concentration in Creative Writing. While at Colby, Alex served as the editor in chief of Pequod, Colby's student run art and literature magazine. Alex likes reading Annie Proulx and Donald Barthelme, and writing short stories.

  • Katherine Roldan

    Katherine Roldan

    Katherine is excited to be joining the Writopia Lab team in New York City as an intern! Katherine is a graduate of Mercy College with a BA in English. She has worked with young readers in a volunteer program called Reading Buddies. Her aim was to allow her "buddies" to pursue literacy in a fun, engaging manner, and to get the readers enthusiastic about books. Her experience with children and love for creative writing is what drew her to Writopia. Katherine is currently working on getting teaching certification so she can further expand the minds of young readers/writers.

  • Chelsey Grasso

    Assistant Instructor and Film Editing Assistant
    Chelsey Grasso

    Chelsey Grasso is excited to be joining the Writopia team as a Teaching Intern. She is a writer, photographer, and filmmaker currently living in Brooklyn, NY. Her writing has appeared in Paste Magazine, Thought Catalog, and The Huffington Post. She also regularly contributes to Bustle and City Guide NY. Chelsey received her B.A. in Media (Film/Video) from the University of California San Diego, minoring in French Literature along the way. While Chelsey is primarily focused on her fiction and editorial writing these days, she has worked as a professional photo editor for the national teen magazine Tiger Beat, as well as for the British online newspaper Mail Online.

  • Lillian Andemicael

    Lillian Andemicael

    Lillian is thrilled to join the Writopia team in DC as an Intern! Prior to becoming a first year college student, Lillian was heavily involved in her nationally acclaimed high school newspaper as an editor. Over breaks, she volunteered or worked at several summer camps. It was during these years that Lillian realized her passion for writing and working with others, especially children. She currently contributes to the University of Maryland's student newspaper The Diamondback, as well as the Half-Past blog for the 930 Club. Lillian is excited to work with other creative young minds and hopes that she will not only teach her students, but also to learn from them during her time at Writopia. When she isn't writing about music, she is typically listening to it at a concert, spending time with her loved ones, running, or cooking.

  • Jasmine Wilson

    Jasmine Wilson

    Jasmine is excited to join the Writopia team in DC as an Intern! She is currently in her senior year as an English major at Howard University with a minor in Africana Studies. Her experience as a writing tutor, researcher, and teaching fellow have heavily influenced her interests in writing and teaching writing. She currently works as a freelance photographer and campus tutor. Jasmine is looking forward to sharing her love for writing with young writers and gaining new insight into what writing means to others. When she is not working or in class, Jasmine enjoys watching cartoons and movies, reading comic books, and writing in her journal.

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