Our Staff

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EXECUTIVE TEAM & FOUNDERS

Editor-in-Chief

Tania Hussain: Tania is the Editor-in-Chief of The Hudsucker and an Associate Editor at Womanista. She had her own column over at Newsvine between 2008 to 2012. During her time with the NBC News affiliate, she was given the humbling opportunity to work with her Water.org and the UN Foundation for causes close to her heart. Tania had the privilege of interviewing many in the entertainment industry. In her spare time, she has a great passion for films of all kinds and considers herself a TCM aficionado. She loves watching baseball and football, road tripping across North America, meeting new people, eating soft and hard cheeses, and making pancakes. As a journalism student at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, Tania is studying at the College of Communication Information and Media in pursue of her Bachelor’s. She is a member of the Indianapolis-based, Society of Professional Journalists — one of the oldest organizations in the U.S. that promotes and represents journalists. Invited by the International Women’s Media Foundation to be a freelance contributing writer in 2013, her first contribution was an interview with CNN’s Kate Bolduan.

Follow Tania over at Twitter: @westlifebunny

Senior Managing Editor

Katherine Hernandez: As a senior managing editor, Katherine helps decide what type of content goes up by helping approve writer pitches and overlooking editing. Finally putting her two years as a journalism major to good use, she currently works for her local library where she is a crusader for free speech and access to information, as well as leading the call for people to please clean off their library books before they return them. She has a Bachelor’s degree in American Studies and Ethnicity from the University of Southern California where she also studied journalism, creative writing, and popular music. A proud USC Trojan, Katherine hosted a weekly sports radio show and did color commentary for both football and women‘s volleyball games for the student station while at the university. She is an avid writer whose dream is to one day have a short story published in The New Yorker. When she is not at the movie theater for another showing of The Avengers, Katherine enjoys long drives, listening to oldies music, playing Rock Band, going to the beach, reading everything from comics to Russian novels, and exploring new avenues of “geekdom” with her friends. Her life is a classic rock song, and she still believes in heroes.  Katherine resides in Seattle, Washington.

Follow Katherine on Twitter: @thethingiskat

Senior Social Media & Creative Director

ikx9y8kElizabeth Rosalyn The: Elizabeth is the senior social media and creative director at The Hudsucker, helping market our articles across various platforms and networks.. The Vancouverite graduated from Simon Fraser University with a B.A. in Communication and English and currently works in the world of digital content marketing. Elizabeth advocates engaging in your curiosities to discover more about yourself and the world around you. She lives by the wise words of Elizabeth Taylor: “Follow your passion, follow your heart, and the things you need will come.” Besides empowering people to be the best they can be, Elizabeth enjoys writing through her constant writer’s block, keeping up with the joneses of social media, indulging on overpriced movie popcorn at the cinema, serenading herself in the shower, cheering on her favourite American Idol contestants, and rickrolling her friends. In a past life, she was a teenager in the 1960s, right in the midst of the British Invasion in popular music. She imagines a world with peace, love, and magic rainbows on the horizon.

Follow Elizabeth on Twitter: @elizabeththe

Executive Director of Brand & Content

Ashleigh Stokrp: Ashleigh is not only the executive director at The Hudsucker, but is also in charge of brand, content and graphics. She adds this online magazine to her list of pet projects that have made up quite a colorful quilt of trades. Currently working for one of the leading companies in digital content distribution, Ashleigh is no stranger to the blogosphere, and has dedicated countless hours to many projects, all in an effort to do her part to enrich the quality of the digital world. Coming off of a 2 year partnership with AINOW as a contributing writer and special events coordinator, Ashleigh has worked various red carpet events and has landed exclusive interviews with the likes of David Cook, Adam Lambert, and Constantine Maroulis.  She has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and studied chamber singing for 4 years as part of one of Southern California’s top Choir and Orchestra ensembles.  When she’s not combing Los Angeles for the next American Idol or lending her hand to create content for Apple’s newsstand, Ashleigh enjoys singing, graphic design, watching reality television, wondering when Lea Michele will ever break free fromGlee’s clutches, and convincing the world that there is definitely more than meets the eye.  App Builder by day, Superhero by night. Ashleigh resides in Riverside, California.

Follow Ashleigh on Twitter: @anakedlight

Social Media & Content Editor

Andrew Rogers: Andrew not only helps Elizabeth with social media, but aids Katherine in approving content, brainstorming ideas and helping with editing articles. His background in writing is limited to a few English courses in his undergrad, but he is currently on the east coast of Canada studying to become a lawyer at Dalhousie’s Schulich Law School. Other than law, a few of Andrew’s favorite things include a good cup of Starbucks coffee in the morning, a day filled with Nintendo video games like PokemonZelda, and Mario, a night filled with reality shows like American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance, a head filled with music like Lights, OneRepublic and Florence and the Machine and a shelf full of books like The Hunger Games and Harry Potter. Andrew originally hails and lives part-time in Toronto, Ontario but his heart lies in New Orleans, with his Saints and Drew Brees, and New York, the city that never sleeps. Andrew can also be found blogging at his own personal site, “Listen Closely As I Testify“.

Follow Andrew on Twitter: @sublymonal

SENIOR WRITERS

Nicole Drum: After spending several years in social services, Nicole has finally followed her lifelong dream of being a full-time writer. In addition to her work for The Hudsucker, she is also a senior writer for Womanista. An avid comic book fan, BBQ aficionado, professional makeup artist and first-time mom, Nicole can be found exploring Kansas City rich history when she’s not blogging about suburban life at Suburban Flamingo.

Follow Nicole on Twitter: @lifeinpolaroid

Meg Quinn:  After going through high school thinking she “didn’t like to write,” Meg found her love for it her freshman year at college and it’s only deepened since then. After graduating from Rutgers University with a BA in Communication in 2013, she began working in online marketing for the hospitality industry.  She currently splits her time between NYC, where she works, and NJ, where she lives—but hopes that one day she’ll be able to live & work in the same state (that’s the dream).  After work hours, and on the weekends, she spends a great deal of her time baking a lot and cooking a little, doing yoga, running, listening to comedy podcasts, and watching lots and lots of television.  Seriously, she watches A LOT of television. Current faves are Parks & Recreation, The Fosters, Brooklyn 99, Masters of Sex, The Americans and anything on Bravo.

Follow Meg on Twitter: @msmegquinn

SENIOR CONTRIBUTORS

Jessica Fritz: While studying Digital & Broadcast Journalism and Fashion Merchandising at UGA, she interned with Gannett where she had the opportunity to write and edit video content for USA Today. During her time as an intern, Jessica interviewed Mike Sorrentino (aka ‘The Situation’ from The Jersey Shore), and edited the 2014 Emmy Nominations video that became the “Most-Watched” video on USA Today’s website. Since graduating college, Jessica began working as a Social Media Strategist for CoStar Group, a position that allows her to write social media content on Twitter and Facebook for different SMB clients. An avid lover of all things pop culture, one of Jessica’s proudest moments was receiving a Twitter “follow” from E! News. An entertainment news junkie, Jessica loves cats, fashion, and Taylor Swift’s squad. She currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia and dreams of moving to New York City. Her portfolio can be found at her official website.

Follow Jessica on Twitter: @thejessicafritz

CONTRIBUTORS

Desi Rottman: Desi is a hardcore music fan from the Mitten State. The Michigan native now works in the sports and entertainment industry, and by night is an Instagram addict, travel addict and music enthusiast. Desi also loves beaches, dancing, the 90’s, and will blow you away with her trivia knowledge. A former couch potato, she’s now a five-time half-marathoner and actively fund raises for breast cancer and HIV/AIDS research. In addition to The Hudsucker, Desi also runs her own blog, A Northern Girl.

Follow Desi on Twitter: @desilove

Alex Keobke: Not only was Alex born and raised in British Columbia, but the Simon Fraser University graduate has a major in Communications and a minor in Psychology. While Alex one day aspires to be a marriage counselor, he also spends some of his time volunteering with an at-risk youth and has hopes to try and make a difference in the city of Vancouver for those in need. However until adulthood (or reality) wrestles Alex down, he also likes to believe that he does a fantastic version of “A Whole New World” and pretty much any old school Disney in general. He loves writing about relationships, as well as movies but ironically not romantic comedies (go figure). He is also a big fan of 90’s television (from Fresh Prince to Rachel’s hair) the Seattle Seahawks and really good chocolate cake. Alex also writes for The Richest and The Sportster.

Follow Alex on Twitter: @AKeobke