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Yinka Adegoke (@) 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 than 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.
Xana Antunes (@xantunesx) is Quartz’s executive editor. She created its Video Lab, which experiments with different forms of visual storytelling, has embarked on a new project to develop a 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.
Neha Thirani Bagri (@nehanotes) is an editorial fellow at Quartz in New York. She holds an M.A. in Politics and Global Affairs from Columbia Journalism School. Prior to graduate school, Neha was a reporter at the South Asia bureau of The New York Times, based in Mumbai. Her obsessions include politics, migration, religion, gender and South Asia.
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.
Manu Balachandran (@MBalachandran88) is a writer for Quartz India, our partnership with Scroll, and is based in New Delhi. He previously worked with The Economic Times and Business Standard in Mumbai and New Delhi, where he covered public policy and business. He holds a master’s degree in journalism from Cardiff University and is passionate about politics, policy, economics, business, and Formula 1.
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 editor of Quartz’s Talent Lab, where she works to identify, collaborate with, and hire global journalistic super-talent, while also developing the many talented people already on staff. She was previously the managing editor of Newsweek, and was responsible for the magazine’s 2013 relaunch and its return to print. She has also spent time as homepage editor for Reuters.com and managing special digital projects for Crain’s New York Business. Kira started out covering small business and technology. 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.
Jean-Luc Bouchard (@jlucbouchard) is Quartz’s deputy growth editor for new initiatives. He focuses on expanding and innovating Quartz’s repub strategy, among other special projects. Prior to Quartz, Jean-Luc was a social media editor for Business Insider, a humor writer for BuzzFeed, and a subsidiary rights assistant for Little, Brown and Company. He has a bachelor’s degree in English from Vassar College, he loves ragtime piano, and his favorite novel is Kazuo Ishiguro’s “The Unconsoled.”
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.
Joe Buckley is Quartz’s campaign analyst and works on ad performance analysis. He previously analyzed the global smartphone market as a consultant at IPR in Boston. Joe has an economics degree from Trinity College, where he was named a Scholar All-American on the varsity soccer team.
Matthew Chamberlain (@mchamberlain) leads the branded content and creative services team at Quartz and is committed to making you notice the ads you see here for one reason or another. He joined in November 2012, 1,122 published stories into Quartz’s existence. Prior to Quartz, Matthew served as Director of Marketing at Esquire, focusing on mobile editions and social media. He’s also worked in digital strategy at Saveur, marketing at Rolling Stone, and spent two years as a political 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 desk 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. He 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.
Jennifer Chang (@jenzchang) is Quartz’s growth editor for platforms. She’s responsible for developing editorial strategies and overseeing social media growth, in addition to working closely with the video team. She was previously the associate editor and social media editor at SUCCESS magazine. Jennifer speaks fluent Mandarin and very shaky Vietnamese.
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 branded content editor. 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.
Selina Cheng (@Selina_Cheng) is editorial fellow at Quartz in New York, covering photography and visual culture. She has reported from the United States, Hong Kong, China, and France for both print and TV outlets, including the Associated Press and Agence France Presse. She holds a master’s degree in investigative reporting from Columbia Journalism School. Obsessions include wildlife photography, immigration fraud, and corruption.
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.
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.
Jamie Clark is the senior sales planner, managing and overseeing campaigns as they go live and come back down. He was previously at Initiative working on the Miller Coors account and studied Marketing at the George Washington University. He hails from the Bay Area in California and still doesn’t own a down coat for the winters on the East coast.
Anastasia Clarke is the Sales and Marketing Assistant at Quartz. Hailing from NYC & Trinidad and Tobago, she previously worked in client services at an advertising agency in T&T. She holds a B.A. in Sociology and Spanish from Claremont McKenna College. Having spent varied amounts of time in the US, the Caribbean, and Europe, Anastasia is obsessed with the global exchange of ideas and culture—and how technology makes this possible. When not at work, you can find her spelling words the “British way,” trying to enjoy all the family-friendly cultural events that NYC has to offer, or grooving to her favo(u)rite DJ Private Ryan mixtape.
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.
Keith Collins (@collinskeith) is a reporter and graphics developer on Quartz’s Things team. His work, both written and visual, has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Bloomberg Businessweek, Fast Company, Slate, Al Jazeera America, and on the Associated Press newswire. His obsessions include science, identity theft, and the intersection of crime and technology. Keith holds a master’s degree from Columbia Journalism School where he focused on science and digital journalism.
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.
Abdi Latif Dahir (@Lattif) is an editorial intern with the Africa team at Quartz. He previously worked as a business and technology reporter with Kenya’s Daily Nation newspaper, and was a fellow with United Press International. He also worked as a freelance reporter covering stories in Kenya and Somalia for both local and international media outlets. He holds a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University, and a bachelor’s degree in journalism and international relations from the United States International University-Africa in Nairobi, Kenya. When he’s not at work, he’s either reading a book, or flying to a city near you. 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.
Annemarie DesLauriers (@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.
Emily Diamond is the associate director of media planning for Quartz. She has previously worked in digital sales planning at both Lucky Magazine and GQ Magazine. Emily has a degree in marketing and organization & management from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School. Her obsessions include Excel 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.
Maggee Dorsey (@maggeedorsey) is the event manager at Quartz. Hailing from Southwest Virginia, Maggee Dorsey began her career at Barclays Capital after graduating from James Madison University. There, she supported the Event Marketing Team with planning, procurement, and staffing for over 800 events annually and rebranding the global investment banking merchandise. In 2013, Maggee joined the Bloomberg, LP Global Events Team covering the Vertical Industry brands. Her year at Bloomberg included a myriad of events including the Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit. Maggee’s continued interest in building brands, networks, and communities through live events brought her to Quartz in 2014. Maggee resides in Manhattan spending her free time visiting as many restaurants as she can afford and serving as Vice-President of the JMU NYC Alumni Association.
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.
Silvia Favasuli (@SilviaFavasuli) is a content specialist for Quartz London. Before joining Quartz, Silvia worked for the Italian native digital news site Linkiesta.it. She started as an author of social issues covering youth unemployment, growing inequalities, and labour market. Her passion for the Middle East and the Arab Spring led her to become editor of the world news section. In 2015 she moved to London to investigate the phenomenon of young Italians moving abroad in search for better opportunities. Silvia has contributed to various newspapers including Wired and Corriere della Sera. In 2015 she wrote a book about her experience as an expat in collaboration with the London-based community Italian Kingdom. Silvia holds a master in journalism from the “Walter Tobagi” School of Journalism, University of Milan.
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.
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.
Amanda Fishman is a marketing producer on the client services team at Quartz. She started her career on the agency side, managing digital and print campaigns for B2B, non-profit and financial clients. Amanda later joined an entertainment marketing startup as the Client Manager/Project Manager where she discovered her passion for custom marketing programs, engaging content, and premium client services. Amanda graduated from Syracuse University with a dual major in Communications and Political Science. She also studied abroad in Barcelona where she experienced the unique architecture, food, and culture of the Catalonian region. In her spare time, you can find her at the beach (weather permitting) or pairing excellent wines and cheeses.
Jocelyn Florence (@FlorenceOtter) is Quartz’s associate 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.
Hilary Fung (@hil_fung ) is editor of Atlas, a platform for charts and data that is powered by Quartz and open to users everywhere. She was previously a visual editor at The Huffington Post, where she used data and visuals to tell news and enterprise stories. Her design and graphics work has also appeared in The Washington Post and The Boston Globe.
Alicia Gamble is Quartz’s sales director in the Pacific Northwest. Ali started her career on the agency side at BBDO in San Francisco, and soon after made the move to tackle digital sales at Investor’s Business Daily in New York. Prior to joining Quartz, Ali spent five years as an integrated seller at Inc. Magazine. Ali is a native of San Francisco and received a B.S. from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. She’s also extremely obsessed with her pug, Otis G.
Alicia Gearty (@aliciagearty) is a 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.
Devjyot Ghoshal (@devjyotghoshal) is a roving editor with Quartz India, our partnership with Scroll. Prior to joining in 2014, he spent a year at the Columbia Journalism School as a Fulbright scholar. He cut his teeth with Business Standard, an Indian financial daily, in its Delhi, Kolkata, and Singapore offices, where he worked as a staff reporter and Southeast Asia correspondent. He is passionate about beating deadlines, and Arsenal F.C.
Olivia Goldhill (@OliviaGoldhill) is Quartz’s weekend writer, with a focus on philosophy, science, and social and political issues. 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.
Ryan Grabenkort (@rgrabenkort) is regional director, West Coast and APAC for Quartz. A graduate of UC Berkeley with a Bachelor’s degree in English, Ryan initially sought out a career in journalism but found a calling on the business side of media. His career began during the dotcom boom with a German information security company that brought him to New York, Asia, and South America. The draw of prestigious media brands, however, landed him at Atlantic Media where, aside from a short hiatus at a non-profit, he has worked in advertising sales and management positions since 2004. Most recently, Ryan was the Managing Director of National Journal, overseeing sales and strategy, and before that he was West Coast Director for The Atlantic.
Jane Grenier (@janiejaner) is executive director of Client Services. Prior to joining the Quartz team, Jane had an extensive career at Condé Nast, where her last post as Executive Director Marketing for Condé Nast Global Development involved initiating marketing solutions across the company’s digital, mobile and print properties in 26 countries. Always innovating on behalf of marketing partners, Jane also worked within the CondéNet digital division, launched Teen Vogue as Associate Publisher Marketing, and served in various posts at Gourmet and Vogue, as well as Hearst’s Esquire. She holds a master of fine arts in acting from the Asolo Conservatory, and finds that the skills acquired in the theater serve her well to this day.
Jeffrey Griffin is Quartz’s Executive Director of Ad Operations. Over the past 3 years, Jeffrey has focused his attention on technology innovation within the digital advertising industry. Some of his notable projects include the development and launch of ShowMeVideoke, Global Rich Media and Publisher Specs, as well as being the Co-Founder of How’z Dat! Entertainment and partial owner of the Bronx’s 259 Studio, which was featured on VH1’s Love & Hip Hop. Jeffrey received his Economics & Finance degree from SUNY College at Buffalo. He spends his free time cheering on the Buffalo Bills (often in vain), and dancing circles around anyone (man/woman/small-child/animal/other) willing to take on the challenge.
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.
Christopher Groskopf (@onyxfish) is reporter and a professional skeptic. He specializes in interpreting and explaining the meaning of complex datasets. Prior to joining Quartz Chris worked on the NPR Visuals team and the Chicago Tribune News Applications team. He is fascinated by all kinds of tools and is the creator of many pieces of open source software, such as csvkit and agate. Chris is interested in a wide variety of global social, economic and scientific issues. He only speaks one language, but he can code in ten.
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.
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.
Derek Hester (@derekhester) is a senior account director at Quartz. He was previously an account director with Vanity Fair, part of the Condé Nast Media Group handling beauty, spirits, travel and pharmaceutical categories during his tenure. Derek has a degree in Advertising from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His obsessions include food, travel, great branded content, and Glass.
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.
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.
Kata Karáth (@KataKarath) is the summer intern in the London office. She just finished her postgraduate degree in science journalism at City University London. Before turning into a journalist she worked in conservation programs focusing on breeding endangered species. She interned at New Scientist, National Geographic Traveller and several documentary film companies. She holds a degree in zoology from Szent István University in Hungary, and also a qualified zookeeper. Kata obsessed with multidisciplinary projects involving science, technology and art. She loves backpacking, especially in Europe and Australia. Kata is a coffee geek, and was once slapped by a lynx.
Madhura Karnik is a writer for Quartz India, our partnership with Scroll, and is based in Mumbai. She previously worked with the Mint newspaper and Crisil, a credit ratings agency, in Mumbai. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism and is passionate about economics, business, and impact investing.
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.
Nushmia Khan (@nushmia) is a video journalist at Quartz. She was previously a video producer at Inc., Columbia University and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. She covers everything from fashion to science to politics. She has a special passion for covering the Muslim world. She has lived in Turkey, Pakistan and the U.S. She was born in Boston, and is ethnically Pathan. Unfortunately, she gets confused for Malala on a daily basis.
Jeanne Kim (@jeannesjkim) is the content coordinator for Quartz Events. She graduated from Northwestern University where she studied journalism and wrote at GlobalPost prior to becoming an editorial—then events—fellow at Quartz. She’s lived in Seoul, Hong Kong, and Beijing and has reported on North Korean defectors living in South Korea.
Georgia Frances King (@georgiafrancesk) is a deputy editor for the Ideas team. She focuses on international stories, culture, and the intersection of lifestyle and science+tech. Before moving to America from her home of Melbourne, Australia—and after stints living in both India and Japan—she was second-in-command of frankie magazine, the award-winning quirky Australian women’s lifestyle title. Most recently Georgia was the editor of Kinfolk magazine, the seminal “slow lifestyle” publication, where she also edited the New York Times-best seller, The Kinfolk Home. Aside from thinking about the “big picture,” she is also pretty passionate about the other kind of pictures: art. You’ll find her in Chelsea on Thursdayevenings drinking wine out of cups at the gallery openings nearby Quartz’s New York office.
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.
Vana Kouyoumji is an Events Coordinator at Quartz. She started her career in publishing at The Economist as an Audience Engagement and Business Development Coordinator. She has additional experience in international development, interning for the United Nations and U.S Department of State while receiving a Masters in Public Administration/Public Policy Analysis and a B.A in Global Studies.
Hanna Kozlowska (@hannakozlowska) is a breaking news reporter at Quartz. She previously worked for the New York Times as a digital writer for NYT Opinion, and was a fellow at Foreign Policy magazine. Prior to FP, Hanna was a stringer for the New York Times in Poland. She graduated from Swarthmore College. Her obsessions include Eastern Europe, human rights, and the American criminal justice system.
Lily Kuo (@lilkuo) covers East Africa and China in Africa from Nairobi. She previously reported for Quartz from Hong Kong. Before that she covered general news for Reuters in New York and the Los Angeles Times in Beijing. She holds a dual master’s degree in international affairs from the London School of Economics and Peking University, as well as degrees in English and Spanish from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She won the 2014 Society of American Business Editors and Writers award for international feature for her series on China’s water crisis. She speaks Mandarin and Spanish.
Jamie Labate (@jamielabate) is the digital director for Quartz 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.
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.
Patricia Lee (@patricialee91) is Quartz’s growth marketer and works on audience development and social strategy for branded content. She was previously a web producer at The New Yorker, and spent two years at Grantland before that. Patricia has a political science degree from Duke, and her obsessions include innovation in tech, food trends, and immigrant identity.
Steve LeVine (@stevelevine), Quartz’s Washington correspondent, writes about the intersection of energy, technology and geopolitics, a juncture of some of the most important and quickly developing events and trends on the planet. LeVine teaches the subject as an adjunct professor in Georgetown University’s Security Studies Program in the Graduate School of Foreign Service. He is a Schwartz Fellow at the New America Foundation. LeVine comes to the beat after 18 years as a foreign correspondent in the former Soviet Union, Afghanistan, Pakistan and the Philippines, where he wrote for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, the Financial Times, and Newsweek. Most recently, LeVine founded and ran The Oil and the Glory, a blog on energy and geopolitics at Foreign Policy magazine. He is the author of two books: The Oil and the Glory, a history of oil told through the 1990s-2000s oil rush on the Caspian Sea; and Putin’s Labyrinth, a profile of Russia through the lives and deaths of six Russians. His newest book, The Powerhouse, which tracks the geopolitics of lithium-ion batteries, will be published in February 2014 by Viking.
Gideon Lichfield (@glichfield) joined Quartz’s founding team in 2012 as global news editor, and is now a senior editor, in charge of feature stories, style rulings, and other miscellany. He is also a part-time fellow at the Data & Society Research Institute, where he writes science fiction about the near future. He came to Quartz from a 16-year career at The Economist, which took him from the science desk in his native London to postings in Mexico City, Moscow, and Jerusalem. The main thing he remembers from all his travels are the languages, of which he knows five well enough for interviewing evasive politicians, another two well enough to read, and one just well enough to haggle in.
Shirley Liu (@vauxtheshirley) is a fellow on the Quartz marketing team. She graduated from Penn State University and has experience in the fashion, insurance, and recruiting worlds. Her obsessions include media as an educational tool, women in comedy, sandwiches, and things that hold other things.
Mun Keat Looi (@munkeatlooi) is a science writer and features editor on secondment to Quartz from the Wellcome Trust. He is Commissioning Editor for Mosaic, Wellcome’s longform science magazine, and co-author of the books ‘Big Questions in Science: The quest to solve the great unknowns‘ (2013) and ‘The Geek Guide to Life’ (2016).
Mia Mabanta (@miamabanta) is Quartz’s director of marketing and revenue products, leading cross-functional efforts to develop the company’s growing suite of bold, differentiated advertising offerings. Mia has spent her career bringing innovative business strategies to different industries, first at the Brookings Institution, where she advised private and public sector leaders on underserved markets, and later by helping to start HelloWallet, an award-winning financial guidance service that was acquired by Morningstar. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Harvard Business Review, and others. Mia has a BA from Colgate University and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Diksha Madhok (@dikshamadhok) is editor of Quartz India, our partnership with Scroll. She oversees content spanning the topics of business, technology, popular culture, and politics. Before coming to Quartz, Diksha worked with Thomson Reuters in New Delhi and studied journalism at Columbia University in New York City.
Tara Mallen (@MallenTara) is marketing assistant 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.
Thomas Page McBee (@thomaspagemcbee) is Quartz’s Editorial director for growth. Prior to his time at Quartz, Thomas was the managing editor at Mic. His writing and reportage have appeared in the New York Times, Playboy, Glamour, The Atlantic, VICE, the Rumpus, and the Pacific Standard. He is the author of the award-winning memoir Man Alive: A True Story of Violence, Forgiveness, and Becoming a Man (City Lights).
Zameena Mejia (@ZamTheWriter) is an editorial intern reporting on New York’s business reporting desk. She holds a master’s degree from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, where she focused on business and economics reporting, with a specialization in interactive journalism. She received her bachelor’s degree in Spanish language, literature & culture and public relations from SUNY New Paltz. She is fluent in Spanish.
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.
Svati Narula (@svatikirsten) is a general assignment reporter at Quartz. She covers consumer goods, philanthropy, science, and tech, but friends and colleagues know her main obsession is the sea. Svati is a graduate of Dartmouth College, and instead of studying abroad she spent a semester on boats and beaches with the Williams-Mystic Maritime Studies Program. Before joining Quartz, she was an editorial fellow at The Atlantic.
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.
Kristin Oakley (@kristinmoakley) is Quartz’s growth editor for new initiatives. She focuses on expanding the Qz internet reach through editorial partnerships and republications. Before Quartz, Kristin worked on the trending editorial team at Facebook and as part of the Matter team at Medium. She holds a masters degree in journalism from New York University and a bachelors degree from Duke University. Kristin speaks Spanish, especially when in Argentina.
Michael O’Brien (@theobrien) is an ad operations manager 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 helping to raise his two sons. Who will be the end 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.’
Sam Park is a junior designer on Quartz’s creative services team. He was born in Seoul and raised in New York. Sam graduated from Baruch College with a B.A. in Graphic Communications and found his love for interactive ad design during his internship at an agency that created interactive experiences for the Spotify platform. When he’s not obsessing over clean and functional design, you can find him breakdance battling with his crew or taking Instagram photos of his dogs.
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.
Itika Sharma Punit is a reporter for Quartz India, our partnership with Scroll. She is based in Bangalore, India’s Silicon Valley. A technology writer for around eight years, she previously worked with Business Standard and Network18 in Bangalore, Mumbai, and New Delhi. Itika holds a master’s degree in English literature and is passionate about entrepreneurship, Bollywood, and Shakespeare.
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 deputy news editor for finance and technology. In this role, he works with a team of editors and reporters covering everything from corporate news and markets to the latest in gadgets and robotics. 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 (@MustSeeItAll_) is an executive assistant to the president and publisher of Quartz. She previously freelanced for BBC Worldwide and spearheaded the launch of BBC Campus, a socially driven program for millennials. Erica recently earned her Master of Arts degree in English from CUNY Hunter College. Her obsessions include travel and cultural perspectives, photography, and racial formation theories.
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.
Joy Robins is senior vice president of global revenue and strategy at Quartz. She started her career on the ad agency side, buying national radio and television advertising at OMD. After entering the sales side of the business via The Weather Channel, Joy had the opportunity to help the BBC introduce their TV and digital properties to the US advertising market where she discovered her passion for high-quality content. There, she led a national ad sales team that grew the BBC’s digital business into a multimillion dollar division. Most recently, she was on the leadership team at NBC Universal, tasked with monetizing NBC’s digital news properties following the conclusion of the Microsoft joint venture. Joy graduated from Rutgers University and is most obsessed with creating compelling and effective opportunities for advertisers seeking to leverage premium content and a high-quality audience.
Elena Rogers is a sales planner in the NYC office. She studied Marketing and Communications Studies at the University of Miami. Prior to joining Quartz, she worked at Johnson & Johnson and then at MEC on a major airlines account. She also spent several years of her life living in Mexico City and has dual citizenship in Spain and the US.
Leah Ross is a content specialist on Quartz’s branded content and creative services team. She previously worked overseas on an archaeological excavation before joining Gartner’s Global CIO Research Board as a research analyst. Leah is a graduate of Dartmouth College and is passionate about emerging technology, data visualization, and history. When given the choice, she eats dessert first.
Molly Rubin (@mrubez) is the editorial assistant and office coordinator for the Quartz NYC office. She was previously the executive and literary assistant to the chairman of Trident Media Group, the largest literary agency in the country. She also worked 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.
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.
Vanessa Jane Ah Sha Sen is manager of sales planning and ad operations in the 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.
Seung-Yun Shin (@seungyunshin) is a designer on the Creative Services team. She studied architecture at Barnard College and has a background on UX and interactive design. She bought an Arduino starter kit months ago that she’s still trying to figure out and is really hoping that someone will edit this bio.
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.
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.
Sarah Slobin (@sarahslo) is Things editor at Quartz based in New York. She previously worked for the Wall Street Journal where she was a visual editor, Fortune magazine where she was the infographics director, and the New York Times where she was many things including editor of the business graphics team. She’s interested in technology that disrupts technology, finding the human part of data and how the center is defined by the edges. For pictures of food with googly eyes follow her on Instagram (sarahslo).
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.
Sam Sterling (@samnsterling) is a communications fellow at Quartz. She graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in journalism and integrated marketing communications, and has both business and editorial experience in the sports and entertainment worlds. Her obsessions include data visualizations, award shows and the lifecycle of viral content.
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.
Heather Timmons (@HeathaT) 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.
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.
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.
Amy X. Wang (@amyxwang) is reporter at Quartz covering music, media, and the business of education. Her special interests include digital streaming, educational technology, the future of newspapers, and the independent music industry. Before coming to Quartz, she wrote for The Atlantic, Slate, and The Economist, and she graduated with a degree in English and creative writing from Yale University.
Katie Weber (@kweber515) is a senior account director at Quartz managing auto, travel, and corporate accounts. 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 based in the UK where she writes about renewable energy, politics and society, management and the arts for Quartz. Before joining, she was an energy reporter for The Wall Street Journal. She’s a co-organizer of Hacks Hackers London, a monthly networking group for journalists and technologists. Her undergraduate degree is from Cambridge University and she also has a master’s in business and finance journalism from City University, London, and the University of Aarhus in Denmark. Prior to journalism, Cassie got a master’s in theater at Central School of Speech and Drama and started a professional theater company, directing plays mainly in London and Edinburgh. She hails from Ipswich, along with Cardinal Wolsey, and no one else famous.
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.
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.
Roya Wolverson (@royawolverson) is a deputy news editor at Quartz. She previously worked at Time as the global business editor and wrote for its Curious Capitalist blog and in print. She was also a financial reporter at SmartMoney and the economics and Iran writer for the Council on Foreign Relations’s web publication, CFR.org, where her team’s interactive guide on Iran won an Emmy, an Overseas Press Club Award, and an Interactive Media Award. Roya holds a Master’s degree from Harvard’s Kennedy School.
Joon Ian Wong (@joonian) is a technology reporter for Quartz in London. Joon has been a reporter and entrepreneur in five countries, writing about bitcoin, the Chinese economy and building design, media and events businesses. Before Quartz he led product development at CoinDesk, a startup that covered the bitcoin economy, now acquired. Before that he held senior roles at e27 in Singapore and China Economic Review in Shanghai. He got his start in journalism at Malaysiakini and the New Straits Times in Kuala Lumpur. He studied at Goldsmiths, University of London and New York University.
John Xenakis (@johnxenak) is on the Quartz marketing team. He joined Quartz after over two years at The Economist. Prior to working in media, John was in China and Taiwan teaching, studying, and managing a study abroad program. Now back in the US, John is perpetually on the hunt for authentic Chinese food. He holds a degree in finance from Wake Forest University. You’re likely to find John giggling to himself on the subway while listening to a podcast. His obsessions include sneakers, user experience, and the NBA.
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.
Agata Zukowska (@AgataLondon) is an international account director in our London office. She graduated from University of Greenwich and also holds a postgraduate degree from London School of Economics. Agata joined Quartz from Bloomberg in January 2016. Her obsessions are travelling the world with her camera, theater and tennis. She is also a self declared coffee snob.