Meet the Team

Allyson Roche, Alexandra Miller, Jenna Browne
ForthWrite Magazine Founders Ally Roche, Alexandra Miller, and Jenna Browne (Image: Hannah Hotchkiss)

 

Founders


Jenna Browne

Jenna Browne, Co-Founder of ForthWrite Magazine (Image: Hannah Hotchkiss)

Jenna Browne is a writer, actor, high school student, and baking enthusiast based out of Los Angeles, California. She loves dogs, Bob’s Burgers, and fighting for social justice. Prior to ForthWrite, she was a contributor to Bold Magazine. She is opinionated, quirky, loud, and one day hopes to be a writer/actor for SNL.

You can follow her on Twitter.

 

Alexandra Miller

Alexandra Miller, Co-Founder of ForthWrite Magazine (Image: Hannah Hotchkiss)

Alexandra Miller is a 18-year-old writer, student, and actor based in Los Angeles, California. She has a passion for feminism, psychology, filmmaking, social activism, and petting every dog she walks by on the street. Prior to creating ForthWrite, Alexandra worked as a writer for Bold Magazine. She hopes to one day be a writer/director/actor/therapist and still have enough time to re-watch The Office.

You can follow her on Twitter.

 

Allyson Roche

Ally Roche
Ally Roche, Co-Founder of ForthWrite Magazine (Image: Hannah Hotchkiss)

Allyson Roche   is a writer from Los Angeles, California. She spends her time writing, reading, listening to St. Vincent, tweeting about movies, and watching Mamma Mia! (2008). Before creating ForthWrite, Ally worked as contributing writer for other publications including  Grl Mag and Bold Magazine. She is also a member of WriteGirl.

Questions? Comments? Email her: allysonroche3@gmail.com . You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

 

 

Contributors


Terry Ayzman

Terry Ayzman is a 17- year-old, ambitious, investigative journalist, who enjoys conducting interviews with inspirational leaders in his school club, “Find Your Calling”. As well as continually watching the news, he is the Editor-in-Chief of his blog, TeaWithTerry.Com, and has interviewed numerous individuals, such as Co-Founder of LegalZoom.com, Robert Shapiro, and ABC7’s George Pennacchio.

Bri Beemer

Bri Beemer is an aspiring environmental documentary filmmaker from Los Angeles, CA. She is also passionate about social justice, animals, dance, and politics. In between being a member of her high school’s Women’s Empowerment Club, Environmental Club, Spanish Honors Society, and a peer-tutor for National Honors Society, Bri still finds time to take every single BuzzFeed quiz. After college, she hopes to work on and create impactful nature documentaries in order to inspire change and ignite passion for environmental issues. You can follow her on Twitter.

Ellen Blunsdon

Ellen Blunsdon is a history and politics student at The University of Edinburgh.  When she is not being Editor in Chief of their student newspaper or presenting her radio show on FreshAir, she can be found buying books she never reads, cooking vegetarian food to questionable success and ranting about neo-colonialism in inappropriate situations.  Her articles focus on everything from British current affairs to mental health with a healthy dose of feminism thrown in too. You can find her on Instagram.

Olivia Branan

Olivia Branan is a high school student from La Mesa, California. She’s extremely passionate about political activism, writing, and petting cats. Olivia has previously written and reported for TIME Magazine For Kids and is pursuing a career in investigative journalism. She is also inspired by other reporters such as Isobel Yeung and Lisa Ling. Her perfect day consists of all-you-can-eat sushi, The Office, and 2013 One Direction songs.

Courtney Felle

Courtney Felle currently studies English and Politics at Kenyon College. In addition to writing for ForthWrite Magazine, she edits Body Without Organs Literary Journal, reads poetry for Helen: a lit mag, and campaigns for local Democrats running for office. She loves eating breakfast food at inappropriate times, listening to the Japanese House on early evening walks, and discussing the weird blend of gender, queerness, and disability she exists within.

Elanor Nadorff

Elanor Nadorff is a student at the University of Pittsburgh studying film, philosophy, and English. A newly designated inspector for the Board of Elections, Elanor is interested in political activism, the writings of social justice warriors, and the poetry of Mary Oliver. She loves driving, watching anything on Filmstruck, and snuggling with her cat Doris.

 Katya Rashkovsky

Katerine (Katya) Rashkovsky is kept busy by her studies, tennis, and her love for cats, kpop, and writing. In hopes of pursuing writing in the future, she expresses her love for journalism by taking on the challenge of simultaneously being Yearbook editor and a contributor for ForthWrite magazine. A 16-year-old aspiring clinical psychologist/literary author/journalistic writer, Katya wants nothing more than to intertwine her passion for mental health and writing, while also somehow having the energy to care for at least two cats.

 

 Isabelle Schmeler

Isabelle Schmeler is from Pittsburgh, PA.  She has a passion for politics, feminism, and writing.  She is also the host of her school’s current events podcast, RadiOC, where she has interviewed the Mayor of Pittsburgh, Bill Peduto, along with other local figures.  Isabelle loves traveling, reading, photography, and trying out new local restaurants.  When she’s not writing articles or rambling on the podcast, you can find her swimming laps with her school’s swim team or binge watching Friends for the hundredth time.


Images of co-founders taken by Hannah Hotchkiss.