Staff

Trevor Bach is originally from Michigan. His work has appeared in Geographical, the Common Language Project and the Latin America News Dispatch, and he was a reporting fellow with the Point Reyes Light in California. Trevor holds a B.A. in international studies from Stetson University, and reports in English and Spanish. He has also worked as a tennis pro, fruit picker and medical insurance company temp. @trevorbach
Mansi Choksi worked for five years as a principal correspondent for the Times of India, where she covered human rights, rural development, environment, terrorism and lifestyle. She contributed to an anthology on Asia’s largest slum and draws cartoons for the blog Fukkat Gyan. A journalism major at Mumbai University, she moved to New York City as a Fulbright Fellow at Columbia University. @Mansi2709
Charles Eichacker was born in the Bronx but grew up in Maryland and took a roundabout way back to New York. Graduating from Colby College with a B.A. in English, he taught English in China as a Peace Corps volunteer, traveling, blogging and learning Mandarin. Now back in the land of forks and knives, he’s finding his way around his new neighborhood, Harlem – on foot whenever possible. @cheichacker
Sune Engel Rasmussen, born in Denmark, has a B.A. in history from Copenhagen University. After years of traveling, he spent 18 months in Iran as a policy advisor to the Danish Embassy before moving to New York. He has written on foreign policy, university politics, science and music for Danish magazines and newspapers. Every chance he gets, he buys records, drinks strong coffee and eats soul food. @SuneEngel
Sandra E. Garcia, a Harlem native, has been reporting uptown for the past year. After receiving her bachelor’s in multimedia journalism from Lehman College, she became the staff reporter for the Manhattan Times. She interned at Fox News Latino and El Diario La Prensa and occasionally freelances for DNAinfo. Born to Dominican parents, Sandra is fluent in Spanish and loves coffee, black.  @S_Evangelina
Álvaro Guzmán Bastida was born in Pamplona during the running of the bulls 22 years ago. Barcelona, London, and Columbia, Mo., are some places he has called home. He has written for the Columbia Missourian and for culture magazines in Spain and interned at The Sunday Times in London. He loves music, Kapuściński, gazpacho, cinema, Kerouac and clandestine parties in post-industrial venues. @aguzmanbas
Crystal Kang, a Chicago native, studied journalism at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, where she was a multimedia producer for Urbana’s NPR station. She was a reporter and web editor for her campus newspaper, The Daily Illini, and interned for CNBC. Last summer she taught English in Osaka, Japan. She loves to golf and play badminton, and is fluent in Korean. @CrystalKang
Andres David Lopez, born in Bogota, Colombia, and raised in south Florida, has a degree in multimedia journalism from Florida Atlantic University, where he learned to love photo, audio and video reporting. He has yellow butterfly tattoos on his back because he thinks he is a character in a Gabriel Garcia Marquez novel. @AndresDavidCas
Isobel Markham grew up in England and received a B.A. in English literature and Russian from the University of Leeds before pursuing an M.A in comparative literature at Dartmouth College. She was a news reporter and online fashion columnist for Dartmouth’s student paper. Interested in style, business and sports, Isobel is now honing her writing skills at Columbia Journalism School.@labeletrangere
Marielle Mondon received a degree in English and creative writing from the George Washington University. In Washington, she interned for National Public Radio and worked as a staff writer for her university’s student paper, the GW Hatchet. In her hometown of Philadelphia, she interned at the NPR station, XPN. She has also written for the Philadelphia City Paper and Dispatch Magazine. @MarielleMondon
Anjli Parrin, born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya, attended boarding school in England and graduated from the London School of Economics with a BSc. in government. She interned at The Star newspaper in Nairobi. She is an Equity Group Foundation Kenya Global Scholar and speaks English, French, Swahili and Gujarati. @anjliparrin
Trishula Patel grew up in Zimbabwe, but in 2008 moved to Philadelphia, where she studied history, international relations and French at the University of Pennsylvania. She wrote for the school newspaper, the Daily Pennsylvanian, and for the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia Weekly. She currently lives in Harlem and is learning to report with her camera as well as her pen and notebook. @trishulapatel
Yue Qiu earned her bachelor’s degree in history at Fudan University in Shanghai, where she wrote for the campus newspaper, the Fudan Weekly. Before coming to the United States, she covered business and the economy as an intern at China Daily and was a news research assistant intern at the New York Times Shanghai bureau. She speaks Mandarin and now lives in Harlem. @YueQiu_Columbia
Hollie Slade was previously senior editor of Global Security Finance, a London-based online daily news and data service covering security and defense. She also worked at Adfero, the United Kingdom’s leading provider of online news, and contributed to Politics.co.uk. She holds a master’s degree in development and security and a bachelor’s degree in politics from the University of Bristol. @Hollie_Slade
Elizabeth Stuart is a journalist from Utah. Before moving to New York to pursue a master’s degree at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, she wrote for the Deseret News in Salt Lake City, where she specialized in immigration, education and social justice. She has a B.A. from Brigham Young University. @elizMstuart
Jacob Weis, a native Manhattanite, studied literature and composition at Yeshiva University, where he also worked as a researcher for the English department.  As a staff writer for WHOA Magazine, Jacob covered New York culture, primarily new music and art. He enjoys contesting progressive resistance at various local gymnasiums. @jacobtweis
Kaitlyn Wells, a Houstonian, first fell in love with New York City three years ago during a visit with fellow journalism students from the University of Texas at Austin. With a bachelor’s degree in journalism from UT, she has worked in journalism and graphic design for six years. Her work has appeared in the Houston Chronicle, The Daily News, Urban Home Magazine and ABCnews.com and is featured in the book “Forty Acres of Fun.” @KaitWells
The Uptowner’s editors are Paula Span and Dolores Barclay.
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