Olivia Ferrucci is the founding editor-in-chief of Lithium and the editor-in-chief of Adolescent Content. She has written for Crybaby Zine and Killer and a Sweet Thang, and is currently a student at Columbia University studying creative writing and political science. Olivia can most often be found tweeting about her IUD and being Italian, spending too much money on eyelash extensions, or writing overly personal essays.
Quin Cunningham is the Creative Director of Lithium Magazine and is so excited to work with such creative people! He currently attends Central Saint Martins and plans to study Graphic Communication Design and Fashion Communication. Originally an artist, Quin’s work focuses on identity through fashion and everyday minutiae. He mainly uses film media in his practice and can currently be found cooking his way through Where Cooking Begins by one of his favorite people, Carla Lalli Music, or posting on his Instagram Story.
Julianna Chen is the Managing Editor of Lithium Magazine and a contributing writer for Adolescent Content. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, she currently lives in Atlanta. Chen studies Creative Writing and Chinese at Emory University.
Natalie Crystal Doggett
Natalie Crystal Doggett is the News & Politics Editor at Lithium Magazine and a journalism fellow at Women’s eNews, where she writes about gender and disability. Before all else, she is a daughter, granddaughter, niece, cousin, and sister. Based in New York and New Jersey, Natalie is a recent graduate of NYU with a self-directed B.A. entitled The English Language as Cultural Imperialism. In her free time, she can be found curating Spotify playlists, indulging in pop culture, or spending hours in the sun like the Leo she is.
Julianna Drew Björkstén
Julianna Drew Björkstén is the Editorial Assistant at Lithium Magazine and an editorial fellow at Narratively. Based in New York, Drew is originally from the mountains of Wyoming. She is interested in the intersection of technology and language, having recently graduated from NYU with a self-directed B.A. in Media Studies and English Literature. Most days, Drew can be found reading literary magazines, going down internet rabbit holes, and listening to narrative podcasts while cuddling Gilbert and Filou (her dog and cat, respectively). Drew has written about art, books, and theatre for publications such as Washington Square News, Whitewall, October Hill Magazine, and Narratively. You can read her work here.
Modesty Sanchez (she/her) is a senior at Emerson College majoring in Magazine Publishing, and minoring in Sociology and Postcolonial Studies. She enjoys writing about topics relevant to young adults, such as sex and sexuality, politics, identity, and culture. When she’s not writing, she can be found reading, going to concerts (when they were a thing), watching Seinfeld, or not living up to her name.
As a music snob, AP Style nerd and stereotypical gemini, Kristy Guilbault lives and breathes all things pop culture. She’s a Georgia State University grad with a B.A. in Music Journalism. In addition to being Lithium’s Culture & Entertainment Editor, she’s the co-founder and music editor of an Atlanta-based arts and culture platform, Sad Girl Collective, and has bylines in NPR, Paste, Creative Loafing, Ladygunn and more. Akin to her favorite dog breed, the whippet, she’s either running at full-speed or passed out on the couch. If seen in the wild, approach with caution, compliment her Canadian tuxedo and avoid use of the Oxford comma at all costs.
Hannah Yang is the Associate Culture & Entertainment Editor at Lithium Magazine and a contributing writer for Adolescent Content. In addition to culture, she writes about news and politics. She loves art, Todd Haynes films, and medium format film photography. Follow her on Instagram @hannahhyang.
Jenna Kalishman (she/they) is an Associate Fashion & Beauty Editor at Lithium Magazine, as well as a writer, film critic, and Avatar: The Last Airbender enthusiast. She is currently completing her English major at Colorado College. If not writing or editing she is likely to be found drinking too much tea, meditating to Mitski or Stevie Nicks, or watching her favorite sapphic films. You can find her on Instagram and Twitter @jenkalish.
Lauren Lee is a writer, photographer, artist, and optimist based in both Penang Island and New York City. In addition to being Lithium‘s Event Coordinator, she is currently a student at Barnard College and a graphic designer at Uniquely Aligned. She loves all things tea, music, and travel, and when she’s not making scrapbooks or designing something, you can find her in a cute coffee shop making Spotify playlists for her friends!
Sofia Sears is a writer and activist from Los Angeles, as well as Lithium‘s Books Editor. She reads too much queer lit instead of being productive and writes about female rage, books, Mitski, the power of fandom, and whatever else she can imbue with feminism. Her work has been featured in Rookie, The L.A. Times, and other publications. She hosts the Girlhood podcast, focused on girlhood and its political, social, and cultural complexities, and will be attending Swarthmore College beginning in the fall of 2019. You can find her work here.
Laura Wang is a 17-year-old mixed-media artist and student in Ohio. Passionate about sustainability and social justice, she spends much of her time researching and creating art that aims to foster change. If she’s not snacking on cheese, she can be found watching crime documentaries, listening in awe to Jacob Collier, or building her clothing business.