The Team

STAFF
Anastasia Heuer


Anastasia Heuer

Founder & Editor-in-Chief

When she’s not writing, you can find her on the road in search of the world’s best hot chocolate, trying not to burn down her kitchen, or in a park somewhere with a good book.

Meggyn Watkins


Meggyn Watkins

Managing Editor

Fiction reader, local art prowler, concert-goer, BBC watcher, world traveler, and San Jose Sharks lover! Twitter: @meggawat

Liz Kerin


Liz Kerin

Associate Editor

Lover of tiny dogs, peanut butter, and overwrought 90s musical theatre. Writer and director for stage and screen, carving out a marginally functional bi-coastal life. Have at the Twitter: @LizKerin

Alyssa Kurtzman


Alyssa Kurtzman

Social Media & Publicity Director

Content Manager at @Cliptamatic. Life mantra: It’s never too hot for soup. @Kurtzmania

Remi Coin


Remi Coin

Webmaster & Design

Storytelling fiend with nomadic tendencies. Will Work For: Coffee, boat shoes, glow sticks and friendship. And I sporadically show up over here @remicoin

Chris Cuyler


Chris Cuyler

Business Development Lead

Chasing the forefront of all things cool. Devourer of content, endorphin junkie, back woods adventurer, Documentarian of fun!

Jennifer Dorsey


Jennifer Dorsey

Marketing Developer

Reader, writer, nerdfighter, musical theater geek, travel enthusiast, and Harry Potter nerd. You can follow my obsessions on twitter and tumblr @genevive0429

Kelly Danver


Kelly Danver

Social Media Staff

A hufflepuff who spends her time honing her skills in Name That Tune, procrastination via Netflix, and being in two places at once. Find her deepest darkest thoughts here @kellydanver.

Sara Slattery


Sara Slattery

Chief Photographer

Criminology student, movie buff, active reader, vivacious redhead, hibernophile, and of course… shutterbug. You can follow me here: @luckiicharm.

Andy Sutterfield


Andy Sutterfield

Staff Photographer

Working student. Avid photographer, cyclist, and rifle/shotgun shooter. Collector of fun things and fun memories. www.andysutterfield.com.

Rob Adams


Rob Adams

Staff Photographer

Photographer, Avid outdoorsman, technology junkie, handyman extraordinaire Twitter: @SFCRangerDoc Instagram: @SFCRangerDoc.

Meaghan Morrison


Meaghan Morrison

Staff Photographer

Photographer, IT student, runner, and geek. And I have a Twitter: @blaidddrwg42

Gali Levi-McClure


Gali Levi-McClure

Staff Photographer

Life lover, humanitarian, soul explorer, adventure seeker- driven by wanderlust. When I’m not turning fractions of light into memories, I ride on every possible surface- water, snow, and concrete.

Michelle White


Michelle White

Contributing Photographer

Anglophile. Trivia Enthusiast. Diet Coke Addict. World traveler with a penchant for fangirling over British television. Twitter: @MichelleW19

STAFF WRITERS
Liz Bohinc


Liz Bohinc

Staff Writer

Compassionate Human Being. Runner. Reader. Science Fact and Science Fiction Enthusiast. Softball Addict. Animation Connoisseur. Twitter: @littlelyme.

Lisa Frye


Lisa Frye

Staff Writer

Lisa is one crafty Masshole, an avid reader, fluent in all things food and snark.

Lily Henderson


Lily Henderson

Staff Writer

Heart to heart professional. Mentor to college students. Loves language, personality theory, glitter, and any cocktail with champagne.

Emily Knight


Emily Knight

Staff Writer

Baker/Teacher/Writer Extraordinaire! Also overly fond of biking, dinosaurs, Trader Joes, YA fiction, and the city of San Jose. Watch me cook food and talk about books here: Lovin’ My Oven: A Blog of Cooking and Reading.

Nicole Odell


Nicole Odell

Staff Writer

Improviser, sketch writer, personal trainer, rockabilly/swing/zombie aficionado, nerd-in-training, and currently plotting to steal Tina Fey’s aura. To feel increasingly uncomfortable, visit Rated “I” for “Immature”.

Shilpa Rao


Shilpa Rao

Staff Writer

Sex health web series host. Shower Rapper. Tattoo loyalist. Read her scientific journal entries here: www.umokayshilpa.tumblr.com / @hayyshilpa

Christina M. Tedesco


Christina M. Tedesco

Staff Writer

Aspiring writer. Imagination user. Queen of dorky jokes. Snowboarder. I often procrastinate and watch TV over being productive. Goal in life – to open peoples eyes to something they’ve never seen before.  Twitter that is rarely used: @christinated

Richard Thayer


Richard Thayer

Staff Writer

Artist, Game Enthusiast.

Anonymous


Anonymous

Writers

These articles are written by UE writers who wish to remain anonymous.

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS
Rachel Acosta


Rachel Acosta

Contributing Writer

Craftster, television snob, beauty addict, thrift store fiend, and crazy cat lady. Twitter: @duhtothemax.

Mak Akhtar


Mak Akhtar

Contributing Writer

Seva. Ice hockey. The Joker. Coachella. Maynard J. Keenan. Sustainability. Thom Yorke. Jedi mind tricks. German Shepherds. Mr. Magpie. These are a few of my favorite things.

August In Flux


August In Flux

Contributing Writer

Buffy fan, ethical slut, Queerio, baker, and recent graduate. For further queer musing see http://augustinflux.wordpress.com/

Jenny Butler


Jenny Butler

Contributing Writer

Mom to the coolest one year old you will ever meet, which means I don’t have any hobbies or much of a life. Recovering Groupon addict and lover of trashy reality tv. I don’t do twitter.

Stephanie Cangro


Stephanie Cangro

Contributing Writer

Neat, sweet, petite, and forever plotting an escape to Paris. Can usually be found mainlining caffeine and overanalyzing pop culture. Twitter: @stephanielenore

Michael Cox


Michael Cox

Contributing Writer

Really tall computer engineer, app developer, musician, computer gamer, and San Jose Sharks fan. Twitter: @TehMiikay.

Theresa Dee


Theresa Dee

Contributing Writer

Theresa Dee is a Bay Area native, and a big ol’ geek about thrifting, tea roses, fantasy-sci fi, and intersectional politics. Reach her at: theresa.dee.writes (AT) gmail (DOT) com

Lea Emery


Lea Emery

Contributing Writer

Lea is a 26 year old writer and comedian currently based in London. When she’s not doing this she’s probably running or reading. Loves carbs. Twitter: @LeaRoseEmery

Heather Griffith


Heather Griffith

Staff Writer

Grad student, loves writing about sustainability, justice, food, nature, and science. Rabid reader, incessant cook, and barefoot enthusiast. Reflections at To Live For Love

Sara Hamling


Sara Hamling

Contributing Writer

Graphic Designer, Foodie and Baseball Enthusiast living in San Francisco and exploring the rest of California. Follow me @shamlingdesign

Jessica Hills


Jessica Hills

Contributing Writer

Lover of all things French, the Upper West Side, frozen yogurt, puns, coffee, false cognates, and her three siblings, in no particular order. Hit her up to borrow any hard copy of The New Yorker since 2007.

Sam Karimzadeh


Sam Karimzadeh

Contributing Writer

Law student, martial artist, poker geek, torts nerd, proud uncle, and writer. Author of “The Nihilegal,” a transgressive legal thriller due to be published… ehhhh…. sometime in the next 15 years?

Charlotte Lewis


Charlotte Lewis

Contributing Writer

Teen angst pusher, novelist, and voluntary slave to a room full of TV writers. I make life decisions based off fictional characters. To see how a (fairly) well-adjusted girl survives in Hollywood: @charincharge

MacKenzie Lorenzato


MacKenzie Lorenzato

Contributing Writer

Newly minted occupational therapist, baker, Joss Whedon fan, Disney guru, musical theatre lover, dog person, and tree climber extraordinaire.

Kyle Martirez-McIntosh


Kyle Martirez-McIntosh

Contributing Writer

Kyle is a writer and recovering child actor living in New York City. Twitter: @kylemarmac

Mirsini Mina


Mirsini Mina

Contributing Writer

Possible future cat lady. Currently obsessed with books and a fan of her fellow weird people.

Ryn Muat


Ryn Muat

Contributing Writer

Curious soul, womanist yogi, & lover of the great outdoors.

Yusef Seidy


Yusef Seidy

Contributing Writer

Lover. Fighter. Magpie. Scotch Drinker. Homeowner. Coachalien. Bass enthusiast. Champion of the disenfranchised. Supporter of the counter culture, and all forms of human progress.

Evelyn Thorne


Evelyn Thorne

Contributing Writer

Radio nerd, urban explorer, unabashed foodie, part-time poet and pun master extraordinaire. You can follow her radio ramblings @evethorne or read her daily poems@MetaphorADay.

Elise Walsh


Elise Walsh

Contributing Writer

Reader, watcher, and listener of all good things. Pinterest addict, drinker of good wine, whiskey and tea. Twitter: @alias323910

Emmy Yu


Emmy Yu

Contributing Writer

Manic daydreamer posing as a Hollywood suit.  Nerd rules everything around me.

GUEST WRITERS
Lisa Alway


Lisa Alway

Guest Writer

Discovering what one does with a B.A. in English. Book store addict, downhill skier, fine Cabernet connoisseur, musical theatre enthusiast, NFL fanatic, cuddler of cats, devoted yogi, and Game of Thrones lover.

Kelly Clarke


Kelly Clarke

Guest Writer

Studies biochemical engineering and has a passion for sociology.

Sara Danver


Sara Danver

Guest Writer

I read way too much and have trouble sitting still (in countries or chairs or states of being) for very long. To read things I write, follow me here: @notthemessenger.

Lyell Galbraith


Lyell Galbraith

Guest Writer

Josh Harris


Josh Harris

Guest Writer

Rigger at Disneyland, plays video games too much, and engaged to a crazy person. Great life.

Erin La Rosa


Erin La Rosa

Guest Writer

Spinster cat lady in training. Rarely refuses baked goods. Has been described as, “The one who got away,” by Michael Fassbender. Twitter: @LaRosaKnows Website: LaRosaKnows

Melissa M


Melissa M.

Guest Writer

Writer. Dreamer. Idealist. Fangirl. Nerd(fighter). Lover of epic adventures and infinite moments. Afflicted with Peter Pan syndrome… and loving every minute of it.

Chuong Nguyen


Chuong Nguyen

Guest Writer

Gaymer, Foodie, and sometimes Writer. Frequently seen in the wild taking pictures of the things he eats, much to his boyfriend’s chagrin: @slatecitylights.

Jordan Powell


Jordan Powell

Guest Writer

Seamstress, makeup artist, wig stylist, cosplayer, anime lover, avid comic reader and overall nerd. Follow my shenanigans @JojoPandaFace or facebook.com/jojopandafacecos.

Michael Rios


Michael Rios

Guest Writer

Casting Associate. Avid TV watcher and Kindle lover. Former dancer. Southern-born guy living in Manhattan. I’m pretty random. :) @mdrios

Sarah Rudoy


Sarah Rudoy

Guest Writer

Set decorator, runner, wine lover, Steelers addict, and expert glue gun user. You can find me on the beach or @scootersarah22 www.sarahrudoy.com

Alissa Schulman


Alissa Schulman

Guest Writer

Loves anything regarding zebras, will try any food at least once, and will openly admit to liking boy bands way too much. Twitter: @alissabethsch