Kathryn is The Daily Muse’s number one swashbuckler. Prior to founding the company, Kathryn worked on vaccine introduction in Rwanda and Malawi with the Clinton Health Access Initiative and previously worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company. She’s appeared on CNN, Fast Company, PBS, Forbes’ 30-Under-30 in Media and INC’s 15 Women to Watch in Tech. When not at work, Kathryn is an avid globe-trotter and an adventurous cook. Say hi on Twitter @KMin.
Alex makes things work at The Daily Muse. From operations to product, she’s our #1 list maker. Prior to founding The Daily Muse, Alex was a management consultant, solving critical strategic and operational questions for top firms worldwide. She graduated from Yale University, where she was the Executive Director of Global21 – a network of international affairs magazines at premier universities around the world. It was there that she first gained experience in publishing, managing a team of 300 on 6 continents, and reaching over a quarter of a million readers with print magazines. Follow her on Twitter @acavoulacos.
Melissa is a Founder of The Daily Muse. Melissa was recently named to INC’s 15 Women to Watch in Tech. She was an Executive Editor of The Harvard Crimson, where she graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Physics. She was also a management consultant for McKinsey & Company, where she learned the ins and outs of the business world—and many, many airports. Life-goals include running a marathon and filling up all the extra pages in her passport.
Yusuf is a chef, avid ukulele player, and hip-hop artist. Unfortunately he does all of those poorly, so he sticks to his day job writing software. Prior to The Daily Muse, Yusuf has worked as a developer at companies both big (Microsoft, IBM) and small (dotCloud, Transloc), and as an Associate Product Manager at Google. Find him on github, hacker news, or twitter.
Ana Enders, Senior Front-End Engineer
Meet Ana, nerd and designer at heart and front-end developer at The Daily Muse. Ana likes to spend her time coding up user interfaces and creating beautiful designs for an awesome web experience. Things she loves include interior design, modern and vintage furniture, playing oboe, and cooking. Ana studied music performance at Carnegie Mellon University, then took up wood working, then began a masters in Design + Technology at Parsons in her native NYC. Follow this muse on twitter @anaenders.
As The Daily Muse’s Managing Editor, Adrian’s passion is helping you kick ass at your career and life. Formerly head of online communications for the George Washington University Med Center, she has 9+ years experience in the communications world and an MBA from Pepperdine. She (usually) resides in Los Angeles and spends her spare time on planes. Say hi on Twitter @adriangranzella.
Although Erin is getting a degree in Environmental Studies from American University, she is interested in a huge variety of other things and loves learning about whatever you have to teach. When she’s not galavanting around the world or going to school, she can most likely be found doing anything related to food: cooking it, eating it, thinking about it, scouring the web for recipes, chasing down food trucks in DC, etc. She also loves music, quirky French movies, and editing articles for The Daily Muse! Keep up with her adventures @erinaceously.
Katie comes to The Daily Muse from a variety of management gigs, from small town music venue to big city cupcake bakery. Most recently, she’s leapt into the corporate world in sunny Florida, where she constantly challenges her team of support techs to provide over-the-top customer service. Outside her cubicle, you can find her perfecting her homemade bagel recipe, writing silly poems, and dressing in scarves and boots despite the lack of fall weather. Say hi to Katie on Twitter @kdouth.
Chelsea creates graphics and illustrations for The Daily Muse. A cappuccino aficionado, Chelsea studies art & media studies at the delightful Scripps College. Interests include Uno, nostalgia, horseback riding, hyperbole, and Earl Grey tea. Check out her work at www.artgeeky.com or give her a holler @artgeeky.
Business Development / Marketing
Niki comes to us from the financial world, but she’s an online girl at heart. After graduating from Cal, she spent a couple of years traveling and working (Ireland – NY – OC) before finally making it back to San Francisco to pursue a career in business and marketing. An avid fan of handwritten thank you notes, Niki also loves fresh flowers for any occasion, the sound of being underwater, and she firmly believes ketchup bottles do not belong on the breakfast table. When she’s not Musing, you can find her on her blog, wandering around the Ferry Building in San Francisco, or with her nose in a ridiculously addicting YA book. Say hi on Twitter @nikilowry.
Elliott is a graduate of the French Culinary Institute, but opted for start-ups over 16-hour days as a line cook (for the better hours, of course). Previously, Elliott spent 6 years making Seamless.com into a nationally known brand, and 1 month as a culinary assistant on Iron Chef America. When he isn’t Musing, he can be found playing tennis, making chicken stock, or understanding the meaning of rap lyrics on rapgenius.com.
Fatima’s job is to make sure that there are always amazing companies and exciting opportunities to be found. Fatima received her bachelor’s degree from Harvard where she was involved in many editorial pursuits, and came to The Muse after working with TFA in Chicago. When not making The Muse world a better place, she can be found wandering NYC, out for dinner with friends, or embarking on new adventures. Say hi on Twitter @floeliger.
Social media maven Susan gains great joy from concocting clever Tweets and Facebook posts and brainstorming catchy headlines. A native Philadelphian and Penn State alum, she has a resourceful background in communications and graphic design. Susan was married in Vegas by Elvis, proudly sporting a $49.99 white cocktail dress from Tar-zhay. She also has yet to meet a plate of nachos she hasn’t liked. Follow her on twitter @shmayes.
Hannah is a jack of all trades. Hailing from the Peach State she was formerly a teacher in a special education classroom; then in a bilingual charter school; and currently works in television post-production. She stumbled upon The Daily Muse team when they were part of PYP (Pretty Young Professional) and loves being part of such an original and innovative group of young ladies (and gents). When not stylin’ and profilin’ around DC, Hannah enjoys crafting up a storm, wishing she had a hedgehog, and being amazing at Bananagrams. Follow Hannah @hanfranbabebake.
Other Awesome People
Rachel Sklar is a writer and social entrepreneur based in New York. She is the co-founder of Change The Ratio, which increases visibility and opportunity for women in tech & new media, and TheLi.st, launching soon with that same mission. A former lawyer who writes about media, politics, culture & technology, she was a founding editor at Mediaite and the Huffington Post. She has written for outlets like the New York Times, Politico, Mother Jones and Newsweek/The Daily Beast, and she speaks widely at conferences, on panels and on TV.
Rachel was named to the Silicon Alley 100 from 2009 to 2011, FastCompany’s “League of Extraordinary Women,” Forbes’ “Women Changing The World” and has earned numerous honors and awards for her writing. Follow her on Twitter at @rachelsklar.
Christian grew up on the tropical island of American Samoa, learning to hunt eels in the coral reefs. He applied those skills later to write assembly code to blit bitmaps in mode 13h (doing graphics with assembly is a lot like eel-wrangling). These days, he’s hung up his eel gloves in favor of building network applications and teaching programming. He’s been a senior software developer at Kivera (acquired by TCS), Ask, and Fuzebox. Christian holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.