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Yinka Adegoke (@YinkaWrites) is Africa editor for Quartz where he oversees and coordinates coverage of the news and ideas in partnership with writers across the continent. He has reported from more thphoean 10 countries across Europe, Africa and the Americas. Before joining Quartz, Yinka was deputy editor at Billboard where he ran the business coverage. Prior to that he was Reuters’ senior media correspondent covering the global media business where he focused on the digital disruption of the traditional media industry. He has written for The Financial Times and The Guardian in the UK among others.
Jenny Anderson (@jandersonQZ) is a reporter for Quartz in London covering education, global tax dodging, parenting, marriage, aging, women’s issues, health, fitness, and the conspiracy of central bankers. Before joining Quartz, Jenny worked at the New York Times for 10 years covering finance, education and the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. She won a Gerald Loeb award in 2008 for her coverage of Merrill Lynch, which resulted in the ouster of then-CEO Stan O’Neal. Before the NYT she wrote for the New York Post covering the shenanigans of bankers and traders on Wall Street. She also spent four years at Institutional Investor magazine covering everything from sovereign debt crises to the rise of online trading.
Tony Andrade is an senior account manager in New York focusing on the financial and insurance categories. He was previously with Market Realist providing innovative content solutions for financial brands. Throughout his career he’s worked for Investing Channel, Investors Business Daily and Dow Jones. Tony graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a degree in Communications. His obsessions include playing tennis, snowboarding and the arts.
Xana Antunes (@xantunesx) is Quartz’s executive editor. She created its Video Lab, which experiments with different forms of visual storytelling, set up its Talent Lab, and edits features. Following a short-lived career as a foreign correspondent—she went native on her first foreign posting to New York City—Xana saw her obsession with her adopted home turn into the editor role at the New York Post. (She was one of only three women to be running a top 100 newspaper in America at that time.) Xana’s career has spanned digital media, video, long-form storytelling, and daily news reporting, and includes stints as executive editor of Fortune, CNBC Digital, and editor of Crain’s New York Business. She long ago adopted the modest goal of understanding the context of everything.
Jenni Avins (@jenniavins) is Quartz’s lifestyle reporter. She has covered fashion, food, travel, and pop culture for The Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine, Vice, Harper’s Bazaar, Saveur, Style.com, and the Cut. The Webby Awards and McCormick Foundation have honored her independent stories and videos about fashion. Prior to journalism, she worked with knitwear factories in Peru for Edun and studied in Rio de Janeiro and Santa Barbara, California. She holds a global studies degree from UCSB and speaks Portuguese and Spanish. Obsessions: clothing manufacturing, dress codes, baking, and Brazil.
Grace Bacon joined Quartz as the eighth employee, helping launch and establish Quartz’s client services. She currently leads the client solutions team, overseeing creative strategy and project management. Prior to joining Quartz, Grace worked in automotive marketing at Dealer.com and in marketing at EatingWell Media Group. Grace graduated from the University of Vermont School where she majored in marketing. When she is not creating new processes at Quartz, Grace is obsessed with cooking, snowboarding, hot yoga, and running.
Marc Bain (@marcbain_) Marc is Quartz’s fashion reporter. His background includes time spent working for a designer menswear label, a turn as the literature editor at SparkNotes, and years as a general-assignment reporter at Newsweek. He covers anything and everything related to clothes and footwear, whether sneakers or luxury, business or design. If you can wear it, he’ll probably write about it.
Aaron Baird (@bairdtimes) produces content for Quartz’s brand partners. He previously worked as a congressional staffer, managing the economic policy portfolio for rep. Adam Schiff. Aaron has a degree in political theory from UCLA and an M.Sc. in international political economy from the LSE. He’s curious about financial behavior and energy technology.
Alyssa Bernstein is an account manager at Quartz focusing on luxury, lifestyle, and entertainment brands. Most recently, Alyssa worked at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, where she was responsible for the organization’s global fundraising and partnership efforts with a multi-million dollar annual fundraising charge. Prior to that, Alyssa was a Development Consultant at a leading political and non-profit fundraising firm. Alyssa studied International Fashion Merchandising Management at The Fashion Institute of Technology where she then began her career in creative services and social campaigns. In addition to being a former tennis pro, she is an exercise enthusiast and has been a long time Quartz fan and consumer of news.
Ananya Bhattacharya (@ananya_b94) is a tech fellow for Quartz. Having lived in four very different countries— India, England, Singapore, and the US—she’s obsessed with how tech empowers people from all walks of life. Prior to Quartz, she has interned with The Verge, CNNMoney, Inc.com, and Hindustan Times. Ananya holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and journalism from New York University. When awake and not at work, you’ll find her dancing or eating.
Kira Bindrim (@KiraBind) is Quartz’s managing editor, and leads global newsroom coverage and management. She was previously editor of the Quartz Talent Lab, and has also been managing editor of Newsweek, homepage editor at Reuters.com, and director of online strategy for Crain’s New York Business. Like a good millennial, she has a blog (about books) and a TinyLetter (about the internet). She is fluent in Spanish.
Jackie Bischof (@jaxbischof) is deputy editor of the Quartz Talent Lab, a new initiative to continuously, actively identify exceptional journalists wherever they are in the world and bring their writing to Quartz, as well as help further develop in-house talent. Jackie was previously digital editor at Newsweek, managing their editorial efforts online. She was earlier a reporter and producer for the Wall Street Journal in New York and Johannesburg, and worked on Thomson Reuters’ digital editorial team in South Africa. Jackie has a master’s in journalism from Columbia and a bachelor’s from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. She speaks German and Afrikaans.
Kim Bloom is an Account Manager based in the London office. Life before Quartz includes graduating from the University of Roehampton where studied journalism and news media. She works at Dennis Publishing for 3 years in their fitness division, followed by a 4-year move across the globe to Sunny Sydney Australia where she helped to launch the Bauer digital network, including sites such as Haper’s Bazaar, Elle and Cosmopolitan. Life away from work revolves around dogs, red wine, and a good block cheese.
Milo Booke is Associate Editor, Branded Content. Prior to Quartz, he studied at Kenyon College, where he graduated with a degree in English and ran an art rental business in his spare time. Interests include podcasts, maps, and perfecting spaghetti carbonara.
Jean-Luc Bouchard (@jlucbouchard)Jean-Luc Bouchard is Quartz’s deputy growth editor for new initiatives. Prior to Quartz, Jean-Luc was a social media editor for Business Insider and a humor writer for BuzzFeed. He also publishes fiction. He has a bachelor’s degree in English from Vassar College, loves ragtime piano, and annually rereads Kazuo Ishiguro’s “The Unconsoled.”
Kristi Thomas Boyce is a Marketing Manager on the Client Solutions team at Quartz. Previously, she worked in marketing for Uber – managing promotions and events like the Sundance Film Festival. With deep roots in the Mountain West, Kristi studied Arabic at Brigham Young University. Her obsessions include: Utah’s red rock deserts, Colorado’s mining towns, and dragging her husband to museums across New York.
Lianna Brinded (Lianna Brinded (@Lianna Brinded) works across all sections and aspects of Quartz, including editing and assigning stories, planning coverage in the short and long term, as well as managing reporters and editors across UK and Europe. She also supervises the daily newsletters and breaking-news app. Before joining Quartz, Lianna was the Deputy Editor of Business Insider UK and news editor for IBTimes UK, with key focuses on finance and politics. Earlier, she was a TV producer for CNBC and has worked at various other organisations, such as Incisive Media and Financial News. She holds a Master’s degree in Contemporary War and Peace Studies from the University of Sussex and a Bachelor degree with honours in English and American Literature from the University of Kent.
Alex Brown (@wolfofwa) is an ad developer on Quartz’s client services team. He graduated with a BA in History from Brigham Young University, and began his career in marketing/business development at a few startups in Utah which ranged from silk-lined jeans to multimedia publishing platforms. While working closely with online products and platforms, Alex developed a passion for coding that transitioned into full-time development. He has built and designed websites, web apps, and other online instances for an array of organizations. His passion lies in the space where development meets design.
Lauren Brown (@laurenalixb) is the special projects editor for Quartz. She oversees reporters who cover health and science, helps shape editorial strategy, commissions commentary, and works with marketing to launch new editorial campaigns. Previously, Lauren was Quartz’s deputy ideas editor. Most recently, she was the Contributors Editor at Business Insider where she oversaw all contributors and syndication partnerships and was responsible for an overhaul of the entire program. Lauren received her master’s from Columbia’s School of Journalism where she specialized in digital media. She also worked for WorldNow, Wiley and was a contributing writer for Movmnt Magazine. She received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University where she majored in English and History.
Joseph Buckley is an analytics manager on the business team in New York City. With a namesake in London also on the analytics team, you will be applauded for initial correspondence with the intended recipient. In a little over two years at Quartz, Joe has striven to prove ROI for clients by refining a content effectiveness survey, establishing company-wide ad performance benchmarks, and using python to extract stories from data. Before Quartz, he predicted global smartphone dynamics as a consultant at IPR in Boston. Joe has a BS in economics from Trinity College, where he was named a Scholar All-American on the varsity soccer team.
Ana Campoy (@ana_campoy_) writes on all things Latin America, including politics, technology and pot. Before Quartz, she spent 8 years at the Wall Street Journal, covering everything from the economy to natural disasters to Texas quirks such as suburban feral pigs. She’s also written about the ups and downs of oil prices and European interest rates. She was part of a team of reporters that won a Gerald Loeb Award for a series of stories on BP’s Deepwater Horizon disaster.
Joseph Chagan is a Web Application Developer at Quartz with a focus on front end development technologies and user experience. Before coming to Quartz he worked for Time.com, Bloomberg, The Children’s Place, and a variety of agencies. He’s been working with web technologies since 1996, when he got his first internet connected computer running Netscape 3 Gold. Joseph has spent time as a video game producer, video game journalist, and a 3D modeler / animator. His obsessions include tinkering with electronics, experimenting with 3d printing / scanning, playing video games, spending time with his cats, and playing video games with a cat on his lap.
Matthew Chamberlain (@mchamberlain) joined Quartz in November 2012 to launch Quartz’s branded content products. He has overseen the growth of Quartz’s content operations and introduction of award-winning advertising offerings. Matthew is currently leading content strategy efforts out of Quartz’s San Francisco office. He previously served as director of marketing at Esquire, led digital strategy initiatives at Saveur, and spent two years as a politics editor at AOL News. In his time outside the office, Matthew works on photo projects. He is one of those dummies who reads a book while walking down the sidewalk and expects to pay for this bad habit in some gruesome way before too long.
Harish Chander S (@harishmenon80) is a senior editor who works on Quartz India through our partnership with Scroll and is based in Mumbai. He uses the byline “Harish C Menon” when he writes. He studied journalism at Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication, Pune. Harish has worked with a range of media outlets such as news agencies and newspapers, including the world’s largest English-language daily, The Times of India. He digs on Indian movies, politics, culture, and history.
Chris Chappel (@chipplec) is a Senior Marketing Producer on the Client Services team. Prior to Quartz, Chris has spent his career working in brand marketing, project management and branded content at The New York Times and Mashable. A native of Pittsburgh, PA and graduate of Penn State University, he spends his spare time cooking, jogging, watching way too much TV, and pondering the Fermi Paradox.
Maura Cheeks (@mauracheeks) is Quartz’s associate director of branded content. She previously managed social media and digital marketing for the United States Olympic Committee and the New York Knicks. Maura has a degree in Communications from the University of Pennsylvania and is pursuing her MBA at NYU. Her obsessions include writing, reading anything that makes her ask more questions, and baked brie.
Kabir Chibber (@quinto_quarto) is Quartz’s business editor. He also heads up Quartz’s sports obsession. Previously, he was at the BBC and Bloomberg, and wrote for Harper’s and other magazines. Kabir was born in Hong Kong and grew up in London.
Liz Rioux-Christian is a senior account director at Quartz managing the corporate, financial, and healthcare advertising categories. She was previously Northeast account director at National Journal Group within Atlantic Media’s Washington division. Liz has served as VP of content sales at McMurry/TMG, managing director of the Meredith Custom Solutions Group, and as interactive and integrated sales director for Newsweek. Liz earned a degree in Economics and Political Science from Drew University and a degree in Art History as well as graduate studies at Rutgers University. Her obsessions include global issues that will affect her daughters, innovative marketing solutions, and engaging branded content.
Morgan Chmielewski is the Executive Assistant to the President and Publisher, Jay Lauf, and the Chief Revenue Officer, Joy Robins. Prior to joining Quartz, she worked in development for a nonprofit dedicated to professional development of first-generation college students. She has a master’s degree in English from NYU with a focus on postcolonial, American literature. Her obsessions include obscure early American fiction, hiking as much as possible, and french press coffee.
Lynsey Chutel (@) covers southern Africa from Johannesburg. Before joining Quartz, Lynsey worked as a correspondent for the Associated Press, covering breaking news and features in southern Africa. Earlier, she was a producer at the South African 24-hour news channel eNCA, where she reported from several countries in Africa, including Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Madagascar and Rwanda. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University and a master’s degree in international relations from the University of the Witwatersrand. She has two rowdy dogs.
Anastasia Clarke is the Ad Operations Trafficker at Quartz. Hailing from both NYC & Trinidad and Tobago, she previously worked in client services at an advertising agency in Trinidad. Anastasia holds a B.A. in Sociology and Spanish from Claremont McKenna College. Her obsessions include: family, international travel, the global exchange of ideas and culture, music festivals, and spelling words the “British way”.
Sara Clayton (@saraclayton64) is an International Account Director in the London office. Sara graduated from Bristol UWE with a BSC in Creative Product Design before landing a graduate role on The Week UK sales team. Sara worked at The Week for 7 years working her way up to Account Director level where she became the finance specialist and looked after print, digital and creative solutions lines.
Ana Livia Coelho (@analiviacoelho) is senior communications manager, EMEA, based in London. Before joining Quartz, she was a senior publicist at ESPN in New York, overseeing strategic communications for the ad sales, marketing and research groups as well as for FiveThirtyEight. During her four-year tenure, she helped promote several award-winning campaigns such as “This is SportsCenter” and FiveThirtyEight’s coverage of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election. Previously, she spent four years in the PR agency side. A native Brazilian with a heart in Madrid, Ana Livia earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and Spanish from Indiana University and the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Some of her obsessions include the role of journalism in today’s society, the intersection between art and advertising, traveling to as many countries as possible, and corgis.
Jessanne Collins (@jessanne) is an editor on Quartz’s push team and edits the Quartz Obsession, an interactive daily deep-dive into the most fascinating corners of the global economy. Jessanne is a 10-year veteran of the magazine industry and was most recently editor in chief and director of multimedia at Mental Floss. She has a BA in sociology and political economy from Smith College and an MFA in creative writing from the New School. Her obsessions include quantum physics, Islamic geometry, and deserts.
Cody Colleran is a sales planner in the New York office. Previously, she was an Influencer Marketing Specialist at an ad-tech startup in Boston. A graduate of the University of Miami, she majored in International Relations with minors in Anthropologie and Chinese. Her obsessions include exploring new cities, live music, and sharks.
Michael Coren (@mj_coren) is technology and business reporter for Quartz in San Francisco. He focuses on the people and business landscape of Silicon Valley including startups and venture capital. Michael most recently was founder of a software startup called Publet before returning to a career in science and technology journalism. Michael earlier was managing editor of the Phnom Penh Post in Cambodia, CNN.com’s science producer, and a science, tech, and environment reporter at the San Jose Mercury News. Michael freelanced for Fast Company, Foreign Policy, The Economist, and other news organizations. He has a bachelor’s from Emory University in journalism and environmental science and a master’s in environmental economics from the Yale School of Forestry.
Jon Creswell is a designer within Quartz Creative based in London. He has previously worked in local press and more recently at Bauer Media across their magazine portfolio as an Art Director on the commercial side. He has BA in Illustration and has way too many trainers.
Slobodan Dabovic (@Blistok) is a Senior Interactive Developer on the Client Services team. He draws on a diverse range of experiences—from drumming in a Serbian punk band to managing his own creative studio, Simply Yellow Design—to push Quartz’s creative boundaries. Outside of work you may find Slobodan building radio antennas, freshwater fishing, pondering physics, and experimenting with code.
Abdi Latif Dahir (@Lattif) is a reporter with Quartz Africa based in Nairobi, Kenya. He holds an M.A. in Politics and Global Affairs from Columbia Journalism School. Prior to that, he was a journalist based in Kenya and Somalia working and freelancing for both local and international media outlets. He speaks Somali, Arabic, and Kiswahili.
Simon Davies (@asimondavies) is Quartz’s managing director, EMEA. His career began with stints in regional newspapers, IT press and women’s glossies before he became one of the first commercial employees at The Week. He spent 11 years in its London and New York offices, finishing his time as publisher of the UK edition and the week.co.uk. Simon then joined Point 6, a branding agency in west London where, among other things, he helped establish a Shanghai office. In 2012 Simon launched his own firm representing international print and digital clients to advertisers in EMEA. He became Quartz’s executive director, EMEA in June 2014.
Kevin J. Delaney (@delaney) is editor in chief and president of Quartz. He was a reporter at The Wall Street Journal for a decade, with that time split between hardship postings in Paris and San Francisco. While covering internet companies such as Google, Twitter, and Facebook for the Journal, he became convinced that newspapers could do much more to ensure that good journalism thrives in the digital age. He returned to New York and became managing editor of WSJ.com, where he led efforts that helped greatly expand the Journal’s online readership and championed innovative journalism projects that went on to win prizes. Early in his career, Kevin was a reporter for SmartMoney Magazine and a TV producer in Montreal. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and was the Hearst digital media professional-in-residence at Columbia University for 2014-15.
Brian Dell (@itsbdell) is the director of Quartz Creative, helping Quartz partners and clients navigate the shifting space between brands, technology, and people. Previously, he was partner and head of strategy & ventures at GMD Studios, a media innovation lab. He’s advised brands like Google, Microsoft, T. Rowe Price, the Smithsonian Institute, A&E, Qualcomm, and others, working across media, product, content, and campaigns.
Michael Dolan is the Creative Director at Quartz Creative where he collaborates with and leads the design, development, and content teams. He is an alumnus of The Economist and a variety of digital agencies. His work includes award-winning global marketing campaigns for the biggest brands in the world like Nike, Porsche, Microsoft, GE, and 3M.
Annemarie DesLauariers (@annemarieD) is a senior account director at Quartz managing the financial services, real estate, and insurance categories. She was previously at the Condé Nast Media Group as luxury director at BRIDES, overseeing the integrated luxury vertical and Unilever business across platform. Prior to rejoining Condé Nast, where she had formerly been responsible for sponsor acquisition for Women’s Wear Daily’s C-suite event series, “WWD Summits,” Annemarie was the lifestyle account manager at Town & Country, part of the Hearst Corporation. She began her career at bottlerocket marketing group managing entertainment brands including VH1, the Food Network, Cartoon Network and AMC. Annemarie graduated from the University of Kansas with degrees in Journalism and French. Her obsessions include world travel, family, constant hydration and daily consumption of the Quartz Daily Brief.
John Detrixhe (@johndetrixhe ) covers the future of finance for Quartz. He previously wrote about markets and trading for Bloomberg News in New York and London. His interests include Wall Street banks, executive pay and Brexit.
Emily Diamond is the product manager for advertising and business operations. She previously held the position of director of ad planning at Quartz. Prior to joining Quartz, she worked in digital sales planning at Lucky Magazine and GQ. Emily has a degree in marketing and organization & management from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School. Her obsessions include Google Sheets and sushi.
Natalie Diamond is digital director, based in Los Angeles. She started her career on the media agency side in New York and after several years moved to London to work at international media properties such as the BBC and The Wall Street Journal in both the ad sales and marketing departments. She graduated from Boston University, School of Communications with a degree in Advertising and is obsessed with food and travel.
Adam Epstein (@aepstein) is a reporter for Quartz, covering the future of television as it relates to business, technology, and culture. He attended Johns Hopkins University as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow, where he wrote about the abolitionist John Brown with disturbing frequency and cultivated his obsession with all things Cormac McCarthy. He also has a master’s degree from Columbia Journalism School. Before coming to Quartz, Adam was a freelance entertainment writer and worked briefly in publishing.
Micah Ernst (@micahwave) is the vice president of product engineering at Quartz. Most recently, Micah worked as the manager of web development for TIME.com where he oversaw the launch of multiple site redesigns and various other digital products. Previously, he worked for the public relations agency MWW Group where he helped create sites for clients like Nikon, Samsung, McDonalds, and Hershey’s. Micah holds a degree in information technology from Rochester Institute of Technology. His obsessions include the future of the web, gadgets, snowboarding and gaming.
Tim Fernholz (@timfernholz) covers state, business and society for Quartz. What does that mean? Whenever business competition spills into the halls of government, economic conflict puts protesters in the street, companies disrupt the way we live or public policy shapes the market, he’ll be there. Probably with statistics, anecdotes and a lot of nuance. Tim began covering politics and policy in Washington, D.C. at the American Prospect in the uneventful year of 2008, before joining National Journal in 2011 to write about fiscal policy. Then he was the business editor of GOOD Magazine, leading coverage on everything from tech companies and trade wars to globalization and political economy. He has been a fellow at the New America Foundation studying financial regulation and was awarded a Knight Journalism Fellowship in foreign affairs coverage and new media. He lives in New York City, where he is baffled by the local customs. He is from the Great State of New Hampshire.
Michael Ferrante has worked in content since his first job in book publishing. He helped Goldman Sachs recruit star engineering talent through live streams. He worked on sending a chicken sandwich to space for KFC. He uncovered powerful stories about strong women and the pride they take in their hair for John Frieda.
Leah Fessler (@leahfessler) is an editorial fellow at Quartz in New York, working with the Ideas team. She graduated Middlebury College in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in literature and creative writing. Leah’s obsessions include the intersections of sexual culture, technology, gender, politics and romance. Also pho. Her writing is featured in The Washington Post and The Atlantic, and she spoke on hookup culture at the 2016 Aspen Ideas Festival. Prior to Quartz, she worked in management at Bridgewater Associates. She speaks Spanish.
Jocelyn Florence (@FlorenceOtter) is Quartz’s director of branded content. Previous jobs include: strategist at Weber Shandwick and Associate Producer at Ars Nova, an NYC live performance venue. She has an MBA from University of Chicago Booth and a BA in English and Religion from Middlebury College. Her obsessions include the future of content and gingersnaps.
Adam Freelander (@adamplease) is a video journalist at Quartz, focusing on short-form storytelling, politics, culture, and design. Before coming to Quartz, he covered breaking news on the video desk at The New York Times. His work has also been featured in Vanity Fair, the Awl, and the Huffington Post. He studied film at Wesleyan University, and has been making videos since, like, the 90s.
Phoebe Gavin is a growth editor at Quartz. Previously she was at ThinkProgress and Upworthy. Her interests include space exploration, beauty, and dogs.
Alicia Gearty (@aliciagearty) is a senior designer on the creative services team at Quartz where she works on ads and events. Prior to Quartz, she was at Condé Nast Traveler, and The Atlantic where she spent several years at AtlanticLIVE designing identities and collateral for events. She loves animals and typography. She has spectacular handwriting and would like an office pet.
Dave Gershgorn (@davegershgorn) covers artificial intelligence for Quartz. He’s written about technology, photography, and dogs for Popular Science, The New York Times, and WNYC. He holds a master’s degree in health and science journalism from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Obsessions: robots he can high-five, building computers, and playing the blues.
Olivia Goldhill (@OliviaGoldhill) reports on philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience for Quartz. She previously worked at The Daily Telegraph in the UK, first as part of their graduate scheme (which sent her to Media Wales and Press Association), then as a business reporter, and finally as a features writer. She’s written a travel guide to Bogotá, Colombia, and orchestrated a successful Telegraph campaign demanding that the government address sexual assault at university. Her work has been published in The Guardian, The Times (of London), and The Huffington Post, among others.
Annaliese Griffin (@annalieseg) Annaliese covers food for Quartzy. She has worked as editor-in-chief and co-founder at Brooklyn Based and a professor of blogging at the CUNY Graduation School of Journalism. She wrote a senior thesis about Oprah at Reed College. When she’s not trying to figure out the appeal of Soylent, she’s watching a crime drama or baking a pie.
Alison Griswold (@alisongriswold) is a reporter for Quartz covering the sharing economy and assorted other topics, such as Chipotle and McDonald’s. Before that, she wrote about business and economics for Slate’s Moneybox column. Alison has a bachelor’s from Yale, where she studied useful things like the intersection of language and music in Edgar Allan Poe. Her writing has also appeared in the New York Times, Business Insider, and Thomson Reuters. She is an unabashed fan of the Egg McMuffin.
Gwynn Guilford (@sinoceros) is a general reporter and editor for Quartz. She previously blogged at Andrew Sullivan’s The Dish, where she covered China and economics, among other topics. Before that she spent six years in China, including three researching Chinese companies and macroeconomic developments for hedge funds. Gwynn has also worked in Myanmar, reporting from Yangon and Mandalay on the 2007 military crackdown, and writing for the Myanmar Times & Business Review in 2004. Her work has appeared in Slate, the Christian Science Monitor and the Far Eastern Economic Review. Gwynn speaks and reads Mandarin, as well as basic Burmese.
Thu-Huong Ha (@thuhuongha) is a Quartz reporter writing about books, culture, and publishing. She’s also an executive producer of the annual TEDxNewYork conference; a principal at Rooted, which helps academics and industry leaders give accessible talks; and the author of the YA novel Hail Caesar. Previously she was the context editor at TED and a Fulbright grantee in Aksaray, Turkey. She likes to eat and learn, at times in tandem.
Karen Hao (@_KarenHao) covers technology for Quartz. She previously wrote about climate and the environment for Mother Jones and Sierra Magazine. Prior to entering journalism, she was an application engineer at Flux.io, a Google X spinoff for urban sustainability. Karen has a degree in mechanical engineering from MIT. She is obsessed with the future cities and sustainability.
Max de Haldevang (@MddeH) is an editorial fellow at Quartz in New York. He has reported in Mexico and London for Reuters, and in Russia for The Moscow Times. He has also freelanced for the LA Review of Books in Central Asia and worked at the Rio and Sochi Olympics for NBC. Max has degrees from Cambridge University and Columbia University, and speaks Russian and Spanish. His obsessions include cities & urban development, and Global Corruption.
Shaun Hambly (@SDHambly) is marketing and communications coordinator in the London office. Before joining Quartz, he volunteered at the Media Legal Defence Initiative, assisting council in defending the rights of journalists worldwide. Shaun graduated with an LLB Law degree from London School of Economics and spent four months trekking throughout the United States and Canada beforehand. He is obsessed with international news and everything to do with musical theatre.
Josh Horwitz (@horwitzjosh) is a correspondent for Quartz who covers internet business and technology in Asia. He has lived in Shanghai, Beijing, and the great city of Taipei, where he studied Mandarin with under the Taiwan Ministry of Education’s Huawei Enrichment Scholarship. He now calls Hong Kong home. Josh’s obsessions include China’s internet, streaming media, and the future of transportation.
Tessa Howard is an associate marketing manager on the client solutions team. She focuses on creating proposals for potential and current clients across a variety of industries, from tech to luxury and financial services. She graduated from Middlebury College with a bachelor’s degree in American Studies, and her obsessions include outdoor adventures, beautiful design, and popcorn.
Susan Howson (@SusanHowson ) helps get the day’s news out via the Quartz app and the Daily Brief. Previously, she was managing editor for RVANews, a Richmond, Virginia-based digital magazine, after spending years copywriting, content strategizing, and crafting mobile content. Susan has degrees in English from Bryn Mawr College and University of Richmond, and is obsessed with making the news accessible and conversational.
Ben Hudson is a brand development & strategy professional with over 17 years of experience as an advocate for some of the world’s most beloved companies. Ben helped launch one of America’s leading voices in comedy, The Onion, into the web video age before moving on to the beer industry. Over the course of eight years, Ben built Brooklyn Brewery’s marketing department reconnecting the craft beer pioneer to the local market and then translating it for a global audience. His obsessions include live comedy, city planning, food travel and his two children.
Caitlin Hu (@husca) is a deputy news editor. Previously the editor of COLORS Magazine in Italy, she also helps direct photography at Quartz. She holds an MA in philosophy from the Sorbonne, and an BA in International Relations/Security from Wellesley.
Katie Ingman is the Marketing Director of Quartz in EMEA based in London. Before joining Quartz in June 2016, she held positions at Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal and Newsweek. Her obsessions include food, travel, playing netball, watching rugby, quizzes and a good red wine.
Jason Karaian (@jkaraian) is senior Europe correspondent for Quartz, based in London. He previously spent 10 years at The Economist Group, first at the European edition of CFO magazine writing about the financial aspects of business and later, as financial services editor at the Economist Intelligence Unit, covering the business aspects of finance. He also served as industries editor for The World In and wrote about everything from banks to bonds to basketball for The Economist. Before moving to London he was a macroeconomic analyst in Chicago, where he developed an affinity for data and statistics that he now uses to enrich—and demystify—stories about the business world.
Yomi Kazeem (@TheYomiKazeem) is a reporter with the Quartz Africa team and is based in Lagos, Nigeria. He writes about African politics, economy, finance—and elephants. Before joining Quartz, Yomi freelanced with Ventures Africa and other African-based media. Yomi holds a bachelor’s degree in International Law and Diplomacy from Babcock University in Nigeria. He has worked in radio since 2012 on one of Lagos’ popular urban stations, discussing soccer, politics and business. His obsessions include sports business, Football Manager, travel, and soccer. He will watch any movie that depicts outer space and is fascinated by AntMan.
Colette Keane is a product marketing manager. Prior to Quartz, she worked in public relations, brand development and content strategy for fast-growth technology companies. Colette holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Fordham University, as well as a joint master’s degree in Global Management from the University of San Francisco, IQS in Barcelona, and Fu Jen University in Taipei. She struggles with indoor voices, and subsists almost entirely off of coffee, dumplings, and al pastor tacos.
John Keefe (@jkeefe) is a developer in the Quartz Bot Studio and the product manager for Quartz’s apps. He’s working to figure out how conversational software fits into journalism. Keefe came to Quartz from public radio station WNYC, where he was the Senior Editor for Data News. He’s the author of “Family Projects for Smart Objects” and teaches classes about prototyping and bots at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.
Andrew Kelly is a senior account director at Quartz managing the technology, B2B, and energy categories in New York. Before joining Quartz he was with Business Insider working on key accounts across BI’s business and lifestyle properties, his early career included sales roles at CBS Interactive (CNET) and Ziff Davis. Andrew graduated from the University of Vermont where he majored in business administration with a concentration in marketing. He is obsessed with gadgets, cars, snowboarding, and his 8 month old son Miles.
Hoon Kim is a software engineer on the product team at Quartz. He graduated from Tufts University with a B.A. in Economics and Environmental Studies, but decided to switch to coding via Hack Reactor after staring at too many excel sheets. When he’s not helping build out QZ’s web applications, you can find him bopping at a concert or looking for the best ramen shop in New York.
Kevin Kim is a product manager at Quartz, covering QZ.com, special projects and 3rd party integrations. Prior to Quartz, he was at Facebook, working on growth, marketing and product on the Messenger team. Kevin graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. Fun fact: Kevin once came close to singing backup for Beyonce at the Super Bowl.
Georgia Frances King (@georgiafrancesk) is a technology and design editor born in Melbourne, Australia and currently based in New York. Formerly the editor of the award-winning design magazine Kinfolk, she has fused her background in lifestyle journalism with her passion for emerging technology. As one of Quartz’s Ideas Editors, Georgia focuses on tech- and design-related ideas from a human-interest angle. A New York Times best-selling editor, she has lead international teams of award-winning journalists and has spoken at the UN, Creative Mornings, and the Future of Storytelling, among others.
Stephen Kistner is a product designer at Quartz. He is interested in designing for emerging technologies and understanding the ethical implications of those technologies. He approaches product design from an interdisciplinary perspective, with a skillset ranging from visual design and motion graphics to basic front-end web development.
Courtney Kobylanski (@KobylanskiC) is an international account manager in our London office. She graduated from Aston Business School with a BA degree in International Business, French and Spanish after also spending time studying in Grenoble Ecole de Management. Courtney’s obsession with digital media stems from her internship at a mobile marketing startup in Seville and working on the sales team at Vibrant Media London. She loves to repeat the Surprising Discoveries section on Quartz’s Daily Brief email to anyone who will listen, and only dresses in monochrome.
Dan Kopf (@dkopf) is a reporter for Quartz based in San Francisco. He covers economics and markets. Dan previously reported for Priceonomics, where he used data to identify demographic, economic, and pop culture trends. He has a Masters in Economics from the London School of Economics. Dan spends most of his time looking for a new favorite band.
Matt Korman (@MattKorman) is a media planner based in San Francisco supporting the West Coast and APAC business. Matt graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a BS Political Science & BA Corporate Communications where he was also a member of the National Championship Men’s Swimming & Diving team. Prior to joining Quartz, he was an associate account manager at Goodby Silverstein & Partners working on StubHub, Got Milk?, and New Business Initiatives. His obsessions include brand building, open-water swimming, and his orange tabby, Sarabi.
Hanna Kozlowska (@hannakozlowska) is a criminal justice reporter at Quartz. She previously worked for The New York Times as a writer for NYT Opinion and was a fellow at Foreign Policy magazine. She graduated from Swarthmore College. She speaks Polish, rusty French, and is slowly learning Russian. In addition to crime and punishment, her obsessions include women’s issues and Eastern Europe.
Jamie Labate (@jamielabate) is Quartz’s sales director, EMEA, with over 16 years of print and online media experience spanning the automotive, current affairs, technology and consumer markets. Before joining Quartz, Jamie worked as the deputy managing director of advertising at Dennis Publishing, tasked with leading ad sales for 20 various websites, growing the brand’s digital magazine portfolio, and managing the creative production team. Jamie spends his spare time with his family and harbors dreams of opening his own BBQ restaurant one day.
Tripti Lahiri (@triptilahiri) is Asia editor for Quartz’s Hong Kong bureau, which focuses on China’s changing economy and role in the world, and social and technological change across Asia. Before joining Quartz, she was with The Wall Street Journal, as an editor in Hong Kong, and a reporter and blog editor in New Delhi. She has also reported for the Agence France-Presse wire service in South Asia, and worked as a web producer for The New York Times in New York. In 2017, she published a nonfiction book, Maid in India, about housekeepers, nannies, and their affluent employers.
Heather Landy (@heatherlandy) is managing editor at Quartz, based in New York. Previously, she was editor in chief of American Banker Magazine. Heather started her career at Bloomberg News, where she wrote about retailing, the steel industry and the corporate bond market (although not at the same time). Next she spent five years on the business desk of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Her work in Texas earned a Gerald Loeb award for beat reporting and helped liven up her lectures as an adjunct instructor at TCU’s Schieffer School of Journalism. Heather also has served as a special correspondent to The Washington Post, covering Wall Street at the height of the 2008 financial crisis.
Jay Lauf (@jlauf ) is Quartz’s publisher and president. Involved in start-ups, web launches and the expansion of events and conventions across his years in trade magazines, he also helped launch the U.S. edition of T3 (Tomorrow’sTechnology Today). He then moved to WIRED magazine in 2001 serving there seven years, the last two as Publisher. He joined The Atlantic as VP/Publisher in April 2008, and joined Quartz full-time in the summer of 2012. Jay’s “obsession” is figuring out how to make high quality, high integrity journalism commercially viable for the long term.
Daniel Lee (@_dlee) is the design director at Quartz, where he continues to pursue his passion for interaction and product design. Previously, he worked as an iOS, Android and web designer for AOL and HuffPost. Daniel graduated from The University of Missouri where he focused on design, motion graphics and fine art. He’s obsessed with human-computer interactions, problem solving, digital typography and interactive data visualizations.
Kiley Leong is the Project Director for EMEA, sitting in the London office. A native of Indianapolis and Hilton Head Island, she’s shifted her life to the other side of the pond, having worked as a producer in London for nearly a decade. Kiley’s work life leading up to Quartz was spent at various creative agencies, concentrating her efforts on producing projects in digital, social, and experiential media. Prior to this, Kiley lived and worked in Washington, DC, Madrid, and Barcelona. She is obsessed with travel, language, politics, and music.
Ephrat Livni is a writer and lawyer. She has worked around the world and now lives large in a tiny cabin in California’s redwood forest. Ephrat wrote for the Jerusalem Report, ABC News, and FindLaw, served in the Peace Corps in Senegal, taught English in Japan, was a public defender in Florida, and worked as an attorney at Google in Silicon Valley. She is obsessed with language, literature, law and lots more.
Lila MacLellan (@lilamaclellan) is a reporter for Quartz. She has previously worked as an editor and writer for Natural Health and Institutional Investor magazines in New York, and Vancouver and Western Living magazines in British Columbia, Canada. Her byline has appeared in The Globe and Mail, Yahoo News, Warscapes, and Vanityfair.com. Lila has an MFA in nonfiction creative writing from The New School, and she studied journalism at Concordia University in Montreal. Her obsessions include health, human behavior, literary memoirs, quirky consumer health products, and Japan, where she lived for three years.
Tara Mallen (@MallenTara) is associate marketing manager for the Quartz London office. After a short stint at BBC Scotland she worked at Clydesdale Bank in Glasgow before moving to London. Tara studied English Literature and International Relations at the University of Aberdeen, followed by a master’s in comics at the University of Dundee. Technically she’s French, but doesn’t really feel it. She was born in Singapore and lived in Indonesia, Tahiti, Poland, and is now settled in the UK. She speaks English, French, Spanish, and a little bit of Polish. Tara loves cooking just slightly more than eating, as well as watching television and reading comic books.
John Mancini (@GetMancini) is global news editor at Quartz. He has led digital newsgathering at NBC News, been global news manager at the Associated Press and reported on the air at NY1 News. He was the editor of Newsday, metropolitan editor of the New York Post, and founding editor in chief of the Long Island Voice.
Mary Matthias is an Associate Marketing Manager for Quartz’s London office. She graduated with an MA and MPhil in History of Art from Cambridge University, after which she spent several years working for both Bonhams and Christie’s auction houses. Mary loves anything involving food, drink, travel, art, and music, and has even been known to appear on the amateur stage.
Iain McDonald is Quartz’s branded content director in EMEA. Based in London, he started his career as a journalist before moving into agency land. Obsessions include tech, things on wheels that go fast, and all things audio.
Meghan McDonough is a video journalist at Quartz. Previously, she worked for 50 Eggs Films, a documentary production company in Boston. Meghan has a degree from Amherst College in Film and Media Studies and has produced videos on a freelance basis for Insider and various nonprofit organizations.
Alicia Meglio is an associate manager on the Client Solutions team at Quartz. Prior to joining Quartz, Alicia attended Wake Forest University where she received an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a masters degree in Management. Her obsessions include reality television, personality psychology, and all things cheese.
Annalisa Merelli (@missanabeam) is an Ideas Reporter at Quartz. She hails from a city near Milan but has worked and lived in Paris and Delhi before settling in the US (for now). She was the founding editor of art, culture and lifestyle portal The India Tube and a writer and editor at Narratively, Global Voices, Timbuktu, Motherland, W+K Delhi, and Fabrica. She holds a master’s degree in semiotics and a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from the University of Bologna.
Aamna Mohdin (@aamnamohdin) is a general assignment reporter based in London. She covers science, business of sport and migration. Aamna graduated from Imperial College London with a master in science communication. She’s previously worked for IFLScience, New Scientist and Scidev.net.
Mike Murphy (@mcwm) is a reporter covering technology for Quartz. Mike has a degree in English from the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s in journalism from Northwestern. His obsessions include tech moonshots, like robotics, drones, 3D printing, and artificial intelligence.
Sushma Nagendran is a sociologist-turned-business journalist, and lives in Chennai, India. She writes about technology, startups, and clean energy for Quartz. Prior to this, she wrote for Dow Jones’ MarketWatch in New York, and has also worked with The Times of India and The Hindu Business Line in India. Sushma is a graduate of the Columbia Journalism School, and is also a passionate Bharatanatyam dancer and beach lover.
Eshe Nelson (@eshelouise) is an economics and markets reporter at Quartz in London, covering everything from company earnings to central banks. Before joining Quartz, she was a markets reporter at Bloomberg News, primarily covering bonds and currencies in the UK and Europe in the aftermath of the sovereign debt crisis, during the Scottish independence referendum, EU referendum and Greece’s debt negotiations. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from City University London.
Leslie Nguyen (@gatechme99) is the technical project manager at Quartz. She previously worked at a software consultancy as well as a startup. Prior to making a career switch to software development, Leslie was an attorney in private practice focusing on intellectual property law and pro bono asylum cases. She holds engineering degrees from Georgia Tech and Duke University and a law degree from Washington University in St. Louis. When not playing or watching sports, Leslie is obsessing over all things related to food and travel.
Soren Nieminen is a Senior Marketing Producer on the Client Services team. Soren has over five years of digital media experience including agency and freelance work at the Economist Group, the start-up Factotum, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and helping with somocial strategy for author Dr. Parag Khanna. Soren’s obsessions include a weekly book-reading challenge, the Green Bay Packers, and movies.
McKinley Noble (@KenTheGreat1) writes for Quartz on iPhone and Android. He’s a San Francisco State journalism alumnus who has covered tech, movies, video games, MMA, and pro wrestling for several news groups. In his downtime, McKinley likes to practice archery and hand-to-hand combat.
Michael O’Brien (@theobrien) is Associate Director of Ad Operations for Quartz. He was previously VP of Ad Operations at Pontiflex. When he’s not making the digital world safe for attractive branded content, he can be found treading the boards of NYC’s indie-theatre scene, trafficking in audio obscurities, and raising his two sons. Who will be the death of him.
Erik Olsen (@olsentropy) is the West Coast Video Correspondent for Quartz. For 10 years he was a Sr. Video Journalist for the New York Times covering most every desk, but specialized on stories about science and extreme sports. Recently, he was the Times’ Sr. Video Journalist in Europe stationed in Berlin and covered the Ukraine crisis, Germany’s energy transition and the European refugee crisis. He is an avid scuba diver, kayaker, and drone pilot.
Rosemond Omedi (also known as Rosey) is the office administrator for the Quartz London office. Before joining Quartz, Rosey worked as a corporate receptionist primarily based in Goldman Sachs, but also working in other offices around London. Outside her role, Rosey is a singer/songwriter, running an independent record label alongside her husband as well as youth mentor.’
Julie Orozco is a Midwest Director at Quartz, managing accounts throughout the central U.S. Previously, Julie served as an Account Director at RichRelevance and Account Manager at The Wall Street Journal. She started her career spending 4 years at Starcom Worldwide. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Champaign with a Masters Degree in Advertising. Her obsessions include traveling the world, photography, the Daily Brief, and our newest launch, Quartzy.
Alexandra Owens (@AlexandraCO) is a branded content editor for Quartz. She previously led content for Sotheby’s online auctions and developed featured stories on Sothebys.com. Prior to Sotheby’s, she was an assistant editor at Allure magazine. Alexandra has a bachelor’s degree in English and French from Columbia University. Her ever-growing obsessions include true crime documentaries, tiki bars, the role of art in social and political movements, and tight, witty copy.
Kate Pantano is a production coordinator on the Client Solutions team. She graduated from Duke University with a major in Political Science and minors in Visual Media and Journalism. Her obsessions include: comedy shows, Duke Basketball, and the occasional tap dancing.
Adam Pasick (@adampasick) is Quartz’s senior Asia correspondent. Adam was the former managing editor of nymag.com. Before that he spent 10 years with Reuters in New York, London, and—in a career move that will haunt him for all eternity—the virtual world of Second Life.
Jill Petzinger (@jillpetz) reports for Quartz from Berlin on German and European news, politics, business, and any odd happenings. She writes the Quartz daily brief for the US and content for the Quartz app. She’s lived in London, Toulouse, Amsterdam, and Shanghai. After ten years in advertising, Jill left Wieden & Kennedy to become a writer. Since then, she has worked at Handelsblatt and Spiegel in Berlin, was deputy editor of That’s Shanghai, and has freelanced for Wall Street Journal Asia, Financial Times, Monocle, and Advertising Age among others.
Kathryn Pfau is a Senior Account Director for Quartz and manages the automotive, beauty, and CPG accounts. She brings over 10 years of experience working with advertisers on branded content, social, and digital advertising campaigns. A few of her past companies include NowThis, New York Media, and The Onion. In the world of digital marketing, where things change constantly, Kathryn is obsessed about finding new ways to tell stories that people care about for brands. She’s driven to constantly learn and understand the new platforms and technologies that will help tell those stories. Kathryn has a degree in Biology from Metropolitan State College of Denver. Favorite quote: “We’re going to need a bigger boat.”
Noah Pisner (@enohayaych) is a senior editor for Quartz Creative. He joined Quartz in 2017 after a three-year peregrination through Bridgewater Associates, Latin America, and independent film. He is a Harvard College graduate and a film school dropout. As a freelance reporter, he’s covered arts, India, finance, and medicine. He lives in Brooklyn with friends.
Itika Sharma Punit is the India technology editor at Quartz, based in Bangalore, India’s Silicon Valley. A journalist for over a decade, she has previously worked with Business Standard and Network18 in Bangalore, Mumbai and New Delhi. Her reporting interests range from India’s legacy outsourcing industry to young entrepreneurs and latest digital technologies. She holds a masters degree in English literature and spends her free time reading up about gentle parenting, minimalism, and conspiracy theories.
Chase Purdy (@chasepurdy) is a business reporter for Quartz, where he covers the food industry, food technology, and biotech. Before coming to Quartz, Chase worked for POLITICO, where he covered the politics of food. His work has appeared in The New York Times, as well as in newspapers across the country. He is currently writing a book on future foods.
Corinne Purtill (@corinnepurtill) is a general assignment reporter for Quartz. Based at various times in Washington, D.C., Phnom Penh, Phoenix, New York and London, she has written about everything from terrorism to the search for the Loch Ness Monster. Before joining Quartz she was GlobalPost’s Senior Correspondent for the UK. She has a BA in English from Stanford University and reports now from southern California.
Solana Pyne (@solanapyne) is senior producer for video. Before joining Quartz, she ran an award-winning video operation for the international news site GlobalPost. Before that, Solana worked as a correspondent in South America, North Africa and Southeast Asia, spent three years covering criminal justice for NY1, and helped produce documentaries for NOVA.
Matt Quinn (@) is Quartz’s technology editor. Prior to joining Quartz in June 2015, he was the executive editor of Advertising Age. Before that, he was the editor of CFO Journal, an online edition of The Wall Street Journal for corporate-finance professionals. Matt has held writing and editing positions with Crain’s Financial Week, Inc. magazine and American Banker. Prior to journalism, he was a financial analyst with Wenner Media, publisher of Rolling Stone, Us Weekly and Men’s Journal.
Anne Quito (@annequito) is Quartz’s design and architecture reporter. She covers a wide range of topics, from graphic design, corporate branding, and product design to workplace design and architecture. Anne has contributed essays to numerous design publications and her MFA thesis on the nation branding of the world’s newest country, South Sudan, was featured on NPR. (You can read an adaption of her thesis here.) She holds a master’s degree in visual culture from Georgetown University and an MFA in design criticism from the School of Visual Arts. Anne is also the founding director of Design Lab, an in-house design studio within an international humanitarian development organization.
Sona Rai (@sona_here) is the director of communications at Quartz. Before her tenure at Quartz, she was the director of communications at NYC’s Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs. Prior to working for New York City, Sona’s experience includes roles at Porter Novelli, Columbia Business School, CreativeFeed, and the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF). Sona earned a Master of Public Administration from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and English from the University of Rochester. Her obsessions include borders, migration, and finding the key to building the perfect playlist.
Erica Rallo (@ericarallo) is a marketing associate at Quartz. Before transitioning to the Marketing team, Erica was Jay Lauf’s executive assistant for two years. Prior to joining Quartz, Erica freelanced for BBC Worldwide and spearheaded the launch of BBC Campus, a socially driven program for millennials. Erica holds a Master of Arts degree in English from CUNY Hunter College. Her obsessions include cultural perspectives, photography, and fair trade and ethical fashion.
Akshat Rathi (@akshatrathi) is a reporter for Quartz, based in London. Before that he was an editor at The Conversation, where he wrote about and edited science, technology, and data stories. He has worked at The Economist and the Royal Society of Chemistry. His writings have been published in Nature, The Hindu, and The Guardian. He holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from Oxford University and a BTech in chemical engineering from the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai.
Arielle Ray (@arielle_designs) is a video journalist who specializes in animation and illustration and overall design nerd. She previously worked for the Wall Street Journal’s video department doing motion graphics and has a degree from the University of Miami in Visual Journalism and English Literature.
Christine Ridenour is a producer for Quartz on the Client Services team. Prior to Quartz, Christine started her career at GroupM as a print analyst, then as an integrated planner at Zenith Media before moving to the dark side. Christine earned a degree from Michigan State University in advertising. Her obsessions include MSU football, HGTV and yoga.
Sam Rigby (@SDRigby) is Quartz’s deputy growth editor in London. He focuses on growing QZ’s UK and broader European audiences. Before joining Quartz, Sam worked on the growth team at BBC.com and the entertainment team at Digital Spy. He graduated from the University of Manchester in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in English Literature.
Ashley Rodriguez (@AshleyRReports) covers media and marketing for Quartz. Previously, she covered retail and financial marketers at Advertising Age. She also worked for creative and marketing agencies, and was a freelance journalist. Ashley has a bachelor’s from Pace University and a master’s in journalism from CUNY, where she now teaches a course on business journalism. She enjoys dog-watching, dabbling with code, and binge-watching TV with a strong cup of coffee in hand.
Luiz Romero (@luizromero) is a reporter for Quartz based in São Paulo. He covers a range of subjects for the Index, including politics, economics, and technology. He also contributes to Quartz’s newsletters and has contributed to Quartz’s first print book. He has reported for Colors magazine in Italy and for Super magazine in Brazil. He has also edited Centro, a reporting project about the central area of São Paulo.
Joy Robins is the Chief Revenue Officer at Quartz, where she is responsible for advertising, marketing, events, and off-channel monetization. Joy and her team have helped clients understand the impact of user-focused advertising solutions and developed best practices when it comes to reaching the global business elite through content. Prior to Quartz, Joy ran digital advertising sales for the BBC in the US, launching advertising on BBC.com and introducing BBC brand to the US market. Most recently, she was on the leadership team at NBC Universal, tasked with monetizing NBC’s digital news properties following the Microsoft joint venture. Joy began her career at OMD in New York.
Molly Rubin (@mrubez) is the special projects researcher for the Quartz. She was previously Quartz’s editorial assistant. Prior to QZ, Molly was the executive and literary assistant to the chairman of Trident Media Group literary agency. She started her careers as a production assistant for On the Case with Paula Zahn. Molly graduated from Tufts University with a degree in English and speaks French. Her obsessions include film noir, Saturday Night Live, and post-modern fiction.
Feli Sanchez is a design researcher with a deep interest in human centered design and usability. As the User Advocate at Quartz she ensures the interests of our our users are represented in the design process. Felicitas came to NYC from Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to pursue her master’s degree in the US.
Chris Saunders does analytics at Quartz. He is obsessed with all things related to python and bayesian methods. Prior to Quartz he was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, and before that served as a civil engineer corps officer in the United States Navy. He wishes he could kiteboard everyday and can tell you the current wind speed to plus or minus 2 knots
Eva Scazzero is an associate product manager for Quartz email products and theatlas.com. She works at the intersection of design, technology, and business. Eva has a bachelor’s degree in Journalism + Design from The New School in New York City. Her thinking is influenced by feminist essays and the great outdoors.
Zoë Schlanger (@zoeschlanger) is an environment reporter for Quartz, where she covers climate change, chemicals, disease, and the science behind other aspects of our vast and volatile human experiment. Before that, she was a senior writer for Newsweek, where she investigated things like epigenetics, air toxics, and the human cost of pollution in Detroit.
Zach Seward (@zseward) is the senior vice president of product and executive editor of Quartz, where he obsesses about what technology can do for journalism and vice versa. He leads the teams responsible for product development, audience growth, and data visualization. He also writes about the future of TV and other topics. He does not usually refer to himself in the third person. Zach previously worked at The Wall Street Journal, first as a reporter covering education and health, then as the editor of outreach and social media. Before that, he helped launch the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard, where he was an assistant editor and reported on the news industry. He has also been an adjunct professor at the journalism schools of NYU and Columbia. Zach knew he wanted to be a journalist at age six but couldn’t have imagined, back then, what it would mean to be in this profession today. He is still, frankly, a little confused but happily so.
Indrani Sen (@IndraniNY) is Quartz’s culture editor, and she oversees our lifestyle and culture coverage. Previously, she taught reporting and writing at the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism. She was a freelance writer, focused mainly on food, who wrote for the New York Times and Saveur magazine, among other publications. She was the editor of Voices of NY, a news website showcasing New York City’s ethnic and immigrant press. She was a staff reporter at Newsday, covering politics. And she taught journalism at Bronx Academy of Letters, a public high school. She holds a B.A. in English from Oxford University and an M.S. from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.
James Shakespeare (@jeshake) is a web engineer on the product team at Quartz. He focuses on front-end web technologies and making websites better for humans. Before Quartz he spent six years at web design agencies in London and New York, most recently serving as Director of Engineering at Big Human. Away from a computer, James is a keen cyclist, runner and novice drone pilot. He is not related to either the Bard or the former manager of Leicester City F.C.
Vanessa Jane Ah Sha Sen is senior manager of AdOps and planning, EMEA, based London office. She spent time traveling before joining Quartz and prior to that worked in the ad ops departments of both Channel 4 and Conversant. Vanessa graduated from Aston University with a BA degree in International Business and French, which included a year of study in the business school, ESC Toulouse. Born and raised in London, she was lucky enough to enjoy frequent trips back to her parents’ motherland, Mauritius, and speaks English, French and Mauritian-Creole. She is obsessed with spreadsheets and shopping.
KJ Shockey is Quartz’s Digital Director and is based in San Francisco. His digital marketing career began in Washington, D.C. in the start-up days at WashingtonPost. He worked for four years at Newsweek Interactive in roles from ad ops to sales. He subsequently joined BBC Worldwide in New York as an Account Executive looking after major accounts and in 2013 was named US VP of Digital Ad Sales before joining Quartz. He earned a BA in International Studies from the University of Denver including study abroad in Prague and Salamanca. His passion for travel and culture continues to this day, and he has now visited 42 countries. He and his partner moved to the Bay Area in 2016.
Larissa Shulman (@larissashulman) is a senior content specialist on the Quartz Creative team. Previously she worked as an ethnographic researcher, and a writer at Soluto, a Tel Aviv tech company. She holds a BA in history from Cornell University. Her obsessions include writing and the great outdoors.
April Siese (@ayetalian) is an app writer for Quartz. She previously served as the Daily Dot’s Weekend Editor. Prior to that, she was traveling around the world and freelance writing as part of Remote Year’s inaugural class. Her work has been in Narratively, The Daily Beast, and Sports Illustrated.
Sam Silberberg (@samsilb) is a senior marketing producer on the client services team. Prior to joining, Sam spent four years at The Economist in a variety of digital marketing roles. Sam has always had a passion for marketing and became interested in the publishing industry through her work at OMD and Zenith. She holds a degree in advertising from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Her obsessions include life hacks and hummus.
Johnny Simon (@johnnysimon) is Quartz’s photo editor, consulting on photo usage and visual storytelling. Previously, he’s edited at Mashable, MSNBC and Slate as well as interning in the White House Photo Office. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @johnnysimon.
Kathya Singh is a senior product marketing manager at Quartz. She was previously a brand strategy consultant at Lippincott, working with brands like Samsung, Hearst, and Capital One. Kathya holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Marketing from NYU.
Sangeeta Singh-Kurtz (@sangeetaskurtz) works on the Quartz push team, where she specializes in the Quartz Daily Brief. She is a New York transplant from Seattle, where she got her start reporting on local news and researching newsletters at the Reynolds Journalism Institute. She writes about billionaires and real estate.
Kate Smyres is the Digital Director for the Southwest territory. Prior to joining Quartz, Kate spent 10 years at The Washington Post in the Chicago, San Francisco, and LA offices. Kate graduated with a degree in journalism from Butler University, and still enjoys writing in her free time. When not chasing around her 3 year old twins, Kate can be found checking out an MLB ballgame, with the goal of visiting every ballpark in the US. Her obsessions include travel, reading, and spending time with family.
Rosie Spinks (@rojospinks) covers travel and lifestyle for Quartzy. Prior to joining Quartz she freelanced for UK and US publications including The Guardian, VICE, Pacific Standard, Racked, Lucky Peach, NPR, Outside, GOOD, The Pool, and for Quartz. She’s covered everything from Japanese YouTubers and east London Instagram models to street food in Vietnam and sanitation in Madagascar. Born in California to British parents, she graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a degree in environmental studies and is now based in London.
Oliver Staley (@Ostaley) covers management and workplace issues for Quartz. Oliver spent a decade at Bloomberg News in New York and London, writing about higher education, hotels and casinos, and the pharmaceutical industry. Previously he worked at regional newspapers, covering everything from state government to college basketball, in Idaho, Montana, Washington, Mississippi and Tennessee. Among Oliver’s life goals are climbing the highest point of each US state and owning every issue of the Fantastic Four.
Elyse Staten (@elysesnyc) is the communications associate at Quartz. She was previously part of the brand marketing team at Ogilvy. She received a B.A. in English from Binghamton University and a M.A. in Communications from New York Institute of Technology.
Isabella Steger (@stegersaurus) is a reporter and editor based in Hong Kong. She writes about Hong Kong and China, but also keeps an eye out on Taiwan, Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia. She previously spent almost six years at the Wall Street Journal in Hong Kong, writing about everything from finance to commodities to Hong Kong’s political drama. She is a student of a fair few languages, to varying degrees of fluency.
Andy Stewart is a Project Manager for EMEA, sitting in the London office. London born and bred, he has worked in production and marketing for over a decade. Andy has spent most of his professional career before joining Quartz working for PlayStation’s internal marketing and creative departments. Andy is married and a father, living in the leafy suburbs of Surrey. His obsessions include computer games (obviously), films, music and comics.
Rachel Sturm is the Salesforce Administrator and Sales Data Analyst at Quartz. Before joining Quartz, she worked in technology consulting implementing creative solutions to technological challenges. Rachel attended James Madison University with a dual major in Marketing and Computer Information Systems. Her obsessions include professional basketball, music festivals, and data visualization.
Michael Tabb (@michaeljtabb) is a reporter-animator covering space and science for Quartz. He previously produced videos for the Wall Street Journal, Popular Science, and Scientific American. He studied English literature, animation, and physics at Washington University in St. Louis. He’s always trying to understand and explain how our brains and bodies work, and where we exist in the universe. Usually, the explanations involve puppets.
Suneera Tandon (@suneeratweets) is a writer for Quartz India, based in New Delhi. She reports on what Indians are buying, sharing and eating, among other things. She has previously worked with the Mint Newspaper in Delhi and Bengaluru, before which she was with Businessworld Magazine. Suneera holds a master’s degree in literature from the University of Delhi and a diploma in print journalism.
Alec Taitz is an analyst at Quartz, working on ad campaign performance. He joined Quartz after graduating from Georgetown University, majoring in finance and marketing. Alec is a big NY sports fan, and the best ping pong player on the analytics team.
Jacob Templin (@jacobtemplin) is a video journalist at Quartz. He was previously at TIME, and more recently the head of video at NationSwell. He studied film at York University in Toronto, and journalism at Columbia University.
(@MariaAjitThomas) is based in Bengaluru and writes about lifestyle and culture for Quartz India. She holds a double masters degree in journalism and international affairs from Sciences Po in Paris and previously worked as a consumer reporter at Reuters in Bengaluru. While living in Paris, Maria developed a serious obsession with café culture, and went on to review coffee shops as an intern for Time Out. She’s also written about everything from the English language to books to interior design for Buzzfeed, Vogue India, and Architectural Digest India.
Quincey Tickner is a production fellow for Quartz. Quincey has a degree in Journalism from American University and speaks Spanish. Her obsessions include all things Quartzy, the future of the web, rock n’ roll and blues music, urban development and maps.
Heather Timmons (@HeatherT) is the Asia Correspondent for Quartz, based in Hong Kong, where she writes about everything from ramen to derivatives to censorship. Previously she spent 10 years with The New York Times in London and New Delhi, where she covered finance and markets and the Indian economy. She co-founded and ran India Ink, the NYT’s first-ever country specific news journal, which provides in-depth news and analysis of the world’s largest democracy and of India’s global diaspora. Before the Times, Heather was the banking editor at BusinessWeek in New York, where she covered the perils of the big bank business model and the danger of banks’ expansion into risky lending, corruption on Wall Street, and a post-9/11 city. She began writing about banking and finance as a reporter with the Daily Deal and American Banker.
Annabelle Timsit Annabelle reports on the science of early childhood development. She was an editorial fellow at The Atlantic and previously wrote for Politico Magazine in DC. She graduated from Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service.
Sarah Todd (@sarahlizchar) is a deputy editor of Ideas at Quartz focusing on stories about science, technology, and management. She previously worked at American Banker and has written for publications including The Atlantic, Inc. and Salon.
Yann Tong (@yanntong) is a designer on the creative services team at Quartz. Before joining Quartz, he was a designer at Gluttony, a digital advertising agency based in New York. He has a master’s degree in Integrated Marketing Communication from Emerson College. He is from Taipei, Taiwan.
Karynn Tran is a developer on the Quartz Creative team. She previously worked as a consultant in consumer insights at Cspace, focused on research and storytelling around customers and their relationships with brands. Carrying over a customer-centric mindset, Karynn transitioned to coding digital experiences with the user in mind. She has a degree in Communications from Boston University and enjoys kickboxing, crocheting, cooking, and playing the ukulele.
Alexa Trearchis is Associate Director on the Client Solutions team at Quartz. Prior to this role, she worked in marketing at the Condé Nast Media Group, focusing on large program strategy for automotive and luxury partners. Hailing originally from New Hampshire, Alexa has a degree in English Language and Literature from Brown University. She’s obsessed with distance running, medieval English poetry, and Victorian mourning jewelry.
Eric Trott (@naarak) leads the design department on the creative services team at Quartz and is devoted maintaining the visual standard across all advertising, branding, marketing, and event executions. He joined Quartz August 20, 2012 and has obsessively been weaving in his aesthetic and design thinking into everything the creative services team produces. Prior to Quartz he was part of a small branding agency along with freelance work and various positions in the DC Metro area. In his free time you will find him exploring new places to eat and traveling the world diving into different cultures.
Alice Truong (@alicetruong) is the senior Silicon Valley correspondent for Quartz. Most recently, she covered technology for Fast Company as its West Coast correspondent and wrote a tech column for USA TODAY. Before moving to San Francisco, she reported in Chicago, Washington D.C., New York, and Hong Kong, where she (left her heart and) worked as a reporter for the Wall Street Journal.
Preeti Varathan covers finance and economics for Quartz. She previously worked at the NY Fed, where she studied education, expectations, and the microeconomy. She also did a stint at Mic, helping to produce documentaries on American gun culture and The Movement of Black Lives. Preeti has a BA in Economics-Mathematics from Columbia University. She’s obsessed with connecting economic thinking to gender and social issues.
Brendan Walsh is a sales planner in the New York office. Prior to joining Quartz, he was a sales coordinator at Univision Communications. He is a graduate of Wake Forest University where he majored in Communications and Media Studies with a minor in Film Studies. Brendan’s obsessions include Boston sports, all things television, and honing is table shuffleboard skills.
Katie Weber (@kweber515) is the Vice President of Client Partnerships. She was previously a corporate partnership director with the Condé Nast Media Group handling luxury fashion and beauty accounts across Condé Nast’s portfolio of 22 brands. Katie has a degree in Marketing and Advertising from Marist College. Her obsessions include emerging markets and smart, beautiful branded content.
Cassie Werber (@cassiewerber) is a reporter for Quartz based in London, where she writes about friendship, love, sex, and death. Previously she covered renewable energy for Quartz, and before that was an energy reporter for The Wall Street Journal. Cassie is co-organizer of Hacks Hackers London, a monthly networking group for journalists and technologists. She studied at Cambridge University and has an MA in business and finance journalism from City University, London, and the University of Aarhus in Denmark. Prior to journalism, Cassie studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama and ran a professional theater company. She comes from Ipswich, along with Cardinal Wolsey, and no one else famous.
David Wexner. David is an intern with QZ’s Push Team. He studies American History and Literature at Harvard. On campus he is also captain of the Varsity Lightweight Rowing Team and a staff member of the Lampoon. David’s obsessions include health, music, art and sixties culture.
Sam Williams (@stimply) is obsessed with rethinking journalism, working with data and making cool things at Quartz. He worked previously at Macmillan Publishers where he worked on various digital products, primarily focused on higher education learning. He also has an unhealthy obsession with bitcoin and multi-color LED lightbulbs.
Zoe Williams is the Ad-Operations and Campaign Coordinator based in the London Office. After graduating from the University of Sheffield with a B.A in French, German, and Russian, Zoe tried her hand at snowboarding in the French Alps before returning to the UK to join the lovely Quartz team. Obsessions include snowboarding (badly), festivals, and MasterChef.
Charlotte White (@hellocharwhite) is the brand marketing manager for emea. She has a background in brand management and strategic planning and has worked for both Television New Zealand and Spark. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Lincoln University and spent time studying at the University of Idaho. She is based in London, although originally from New Zealand and her obsessions naturally include traveling the world, coffee, and brand building.
Elijah Wolfson (@elijahwolfson) is a deputy editor of science and health at Quartz, currently based out of Oakland/San Francisco, California. As a writer, editor, and multimedia journalist, he has covered subjects including clean energy tech innovation, public health justice, DIY neuroscience trends, climate change-related disaster mitigation, genetics, global food/water security and more. Before joining Quartz, Elijah was a senior editor at Newsweek and has in the past contributed to The Atlantic, Al Jazeera America, Vice, and the Huffington Post, among others.
McKinley Williamson is a Director on the Client Solutions team in New York. Prior to joining Quartz, McKinley worked at BuzzFeed on the NBC Partnership team where she identified potential marketing alignments and packaged them for brands. During the 2016 election cycle, she led BuzzFeed’s Politics and Advocacy strategy. McKinley has a degree in Psychology from the College of Charleston in South Carolina. Obsessions include travel, all dogs (especially her own), swimming with large sea animals, running and crisp mountain air.
Emily Withrow is editor of the Quartz Bot Studio, where she writes, designs, and builds conversational news experiences. She spends much of her free time talking with robots and researching how humans and machines interact. She’s currently on leave from Northwestern University, where she was faculty for five years prior to joining Quartz. Before that, she worked at The A.V. Club and McKinsey & Company.
Hannah Yi (@hannahyi) is a video journalist at Quartz. She was previously a producer at PBS reporting both domestically and internationally. Hannah also launched video at Digiday, growing their audience on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. She also had stints at ABC News and CNN. Hannah studied Communications and English at the University of Pennsylvania and journalism at Columbia University.
Sari Zeidler (@SariZeidler) is the Global Growth Editor at Quartz, based in New York. She previously worked at BBC.com where she launched the global feature sections’ first social strategy and headed up the social media team. Prior to that she worked on the homepage teams at BBC.com and CNN.com and helped build the first mobile responsive website for NBC Universal. Sari’s career is rooted in international journalism and she has called London, Atlanta, GA and Washington DC home. She is passionate about developing growth strategy and building global audiences.
Youyou Zhou (@zhoyoyo) is a visual journalist on the Quartz Things team. She designs for the web, writes stories and builds data visualizations. Prior to Quartz, she worked for The Associated Press as an interactive producer, where she covered the U.S. elections and Venezuela crisis. Youyou graduated from University of Missouri with a Bachelor’s degree in Convergence Journalism.