NY Food Chain Writers

Vadim Lavrusik is an online journalist studying digital media at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He has reported for publications like the Star Tribune, Mashable.com, The Minnesota Daily and the Mpls./St. Paul Business Journal. He has reported on local governments, business, a brief foreign correspondence from Israel and now focuses on technology reporting. He also contributes to Poynter Online’s E-Media Tidbits.

Sonya Profile PhotoSonya Rehman is studying print journalism at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Born in Lahore, Pakistan, Rehman started working as an art and cultural journalist at the age of 19. With a little more than six years of work experience behind her as a print journalist, Sonya has also dabbled in broadcast journalism — with brief stints as a radio jockey and a talk show host. She is also an aspiring novelist.

tscm09cob1Joel Meares is a student at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Previously, he was a full-time writer for the(sydney)magazine, a monthly glossy in Fairfax Media’s Sydney broadsheet, The Sydney Morning Herald. He also wrote a blog on sharehouses for the newspaper’s Web site and covered film for Australian industry magazine Inside Film and Web sites such as filmcritic.com and Urban Cinefile.

©Isabelle SchäferDaniel Woolfolk is a photographer and multimedia journalist studying at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City. He is from Southern Arizona and was a contributor to the Tucson Citizen and the Aztec Press in Tucson. He studied German and Arabic at Arizona State University and is  fluent in Spanish. More of his work is at danielwoolfolk.com. (Photo: Isabelle Schäfer)

IMG_8405-1Winnie Andrews is studying Digital Media at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. Winnie graduated from U.C. Berkeley with a double major in English and French. She has interned for several public radio stations, including KQED in San Francisco and KXJZ in Sacramento as well as Capitol Weekly, a public affairs newspaper in Sacramento, Calif. Winnie worked in France for a year before landing at Columbia.

women010t_biggerMegan Gibson is a writer from western Canada, studying at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She studied English and political studies in Canada and political science in South Africa. While in South Africa, she had the opportunity to report on racially motivated riots for her university paper, The Sheaf. The experience sparked her interest in reporting on global politics and human rights issues.

Website Profile PicBessie King is a Mexican-American reporter who has worked for college newspapers, community newspapers and online news media alike. She attended Northeastern University and graduated in journalism and communications, now she’s working towards her master’s degree in digital media at Columbia University.

Picture 1Isabelle Schäfer is a French-German journalist, currently enrolled in the dual degree program between the Columbia Journalism School and the Journalism School of Sciences Po in Paris. She worked as an intern at AFP in Paris, as well as at the dpa (German Press Agency) and RFI in Buenos Aires. She also interned in a French local newspaper “L’Est Républicain” and in the German Embassy in Moscow. Before Columbia University, she studied political science at Sciences Po Paris and Russian politics at Birmingham University. (Photo: Daniel Woolfolk)

20090923Fung006Althea A. Fung is a student at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism pursuing a Masters of Science in print newspaper. She received her undergraduate degree in journalism from the State University of New York at New Paltz. Fung has written for the Jersey Journal and Beyond Race Magazine. She also interned at Uptown Magazine. Fung is a New York native residing in Brooklyn.

photo(2)Andrew Tobin is currently a magazine concentrator at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and a student at the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism. After attending three different universities, he graduated from the University of Washington with honors in philosophy. He was a contributing writer for the UW Daily, and an intern for the Jerusalem Post. He ultimately hopes to write about Middle Eastern affairs.

IMG_8575Ellen London is a magazine student at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. Originally from southern Maine, she worked as an editorial intern at Down East, a travel and lifestyle magazine in Camden, Maine, prior to moving to New York. She also worked for Teen Voices magazine in Boston, Mass., and as the features editor for her college newspaper, The Colby Echo.

NushinNushin Rashidian is a creative nonfiction writer who finds great joy in immersing herself in whatever subject captures her attention at any given time. She has written tens of thousands of words about the rose industry, raw foodists, social struggles in Iran, young illegal immigrants waiting for the Dream Act, and biographies of HIV/AIDS patients, just to name a few. She is currently a Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism student and will be writing about all things related to food for the next 10 pounds, er, weeks.

20091014marshal_headshot051Chasen Marshall is a writer and photographer originally from Southern California. Prior to attending the Columbia University School of Journalism he was the managing editor of an internationally distributed, award-winning surf magazine. His work has also appeared in newspapers and magazines in the United States, Japan, Australia and the United Kingdom. (Photo: Daniel Woolfolk)

ShinCaroline Shin is a digital media student at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She loves food, travel and foreign languages. After two years, she recently came back to her hometown of New York City from Buenos Aires where she wrote for ArgentinasTravel.com and LivinginArgentina.com.

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