Who We Are



Rachel made a documentary in high school about, well, high school and while she was studying journalism, she made a documentary about…journalism. Since graduating, she moved to Brooklyn like seemingly every other 22-year-old in the country and began working as a storyteller and filmmaker for a global health non-profit.


Sammi grew up wanting to be a teacher, and then a therapist, and then a teacher and a therapist, and now is going to college to study how people think and feel. One day, she was helping Rachel with her thinking and feeling and then quickly realized this project is entirely about our collective thoughts and feelings and joined the team.


Niki began her career in journalism in high school by working as an editor for her school paper, but in college she realized her true passion was video journalism. Now she spends her time producing and reporting for the Northwestern News Network, and napping every chance she gets.


Lauren decided on her career path after watching Marley & Me, thinking to herself that being a columnist like Owen Wilson’s character sounded fun and fresh. Now a freshman in Medill, Lauren spends her time making to do lists, playing field hockey, and writing emails to potential sources for Breaking the News.


Emma started a print magazine about horses when she was eight, and has been obsessed with graphic design ever since. Her favorite font is Fira and she hates when the spacing on things is just a liiiittle off. When she’s not buried in the Adobe Suite, she might be found practicing calligraphy or running a marathon.


Ryan has been writing and producing music since he was but a wee lad. He loves spending his time in 8×8 practice rooms and listening to the same 3 seconds of music on repeat to line his clips up juuuuust right.