The Brooklyn Ink—2019 Staff
Yasmin Alameddine covers Fort Greene for The Brooklyn Ink, where she also serves as a social media/reader engagement editor. She worked in the technology industry for three years and hosts her own women in tech podcast, Witty. Yasmin graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Communication.
Costanza Cerasi covers Bay Ridge for The Brooklyn Ink. She previously worked as a correspondent for Il Tempo, an Italian newspaper.
Jiawei (Caroline) Chen is a Brooklyn Ink reporter covering the Sunset Park, with a special interest in immigration, culture and sports. She grew up in Guangzhou, China and earned her BA in Broadcast Journalism at the Communication University of China. She was formerly based in Beijing and worked for The Associated Press.
Isabella DeLeo covers Williamsburg for The Brooklyn Ink, and serves as a social media/reader engagement editor for the site. She has written for several publications, including Motif magazine, Awards Circuit, Providence Monthly, Screen Queens, The Block Island Times, and Directed By Women. She has also worked in programming for the Rhode Island International Film Festival, done research for Boston’s PBS member station (WGBH), and administrative work for James Patterson Entertainment.
Jenna Gyimesi covers Red Hook for The Brooklyn Ink. She was born and raised on Staten Island, and recently graduated from Oberlin College where she studied politics, law, and philosophy. Prior to pursuing a master’s degree at Columbia Journalism School, she worked at the Oberlin Review and Downtown Magazine.
Yoonji Han covers Park Slope for The Brooklyn Ink. A Hong Kong-born Korean, she graduated from Columbia University with degrees in English and Business Management. Prior to attending Columbia’s journalism school, she worked as a legal analyst at a litigation firm. Yoonji has written for The Korea Times, Crave Magazine, and Ink + Butter.
Reed Alexander covers Downtown Brooklyn for The Brooklyn Ink. Previously, he covered world news at CNN International in Hong Kong, and later became a features reporter at Dow Jones’ Wall Street Journal digital network, based in New York City. Most recently, he edited a healthcare publication focusing on substance abuse and mental health issues in America.
Circe Hughes covers Crown Heights for The Brooklyn Ink, and also serves as a photo editor for the site. She studied philosophy at her undergraduate university, and has held internships at a few UK-based publications, including Shortlist and i-D magazine.
Shruti Janardhan covers Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens for The Brooklyn Ink Before journalism school she worked with The Caravan magazine in New Delhi, where she reported on caste and gender.
Teerin Julsawad covers Gowanus for The Brooklyn Ink and serves as a managing editor for the site. He recently graduated from New York University and worked as a production associate at The New Yorker.
Lauren Mascarenhas covers Bushwick for The Brooklyn Ink and serves as a managing editor. A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, she has written for The San Diego Union-Tribune, the Sacramento Press, and other local publications, covering California’s mental health care system, housing issues, and more. She recently worked in a county health system in California. Lauren graduated from the University of California, Davis, with a degree in communication and professional writing.
Santiago Montoya covers Sunset Park for The Brooklyn Ink, where he also serves as a photo editor. He graduated from Brandeis University in 2019, majoring in Sociology and Latin American Studies with a minor in Social Justice and Social Policy. Before pursuing his master’s degree at Columbia he held an internship conducting legal research at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, the Netherlands. He gained exposure to journalism at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis, as well as at NerdWallet and at The New York Times Student Institute in 2019.
Janmaris Perez covers Windsor Terrace for The Brooklyn Ink. She grew up in Miami, before earning in her Bachelor’s degree at Florida State University in Digital Media and Communication Studies. Her experience includes work in the non-profit sector with a focus in higher education accessibility.
Marissa Roberge covers Greenpoint for The Brooklyn Ink. A Connecticut native, Marissa received a bachelor’s degree from Colgate University, where she studied Peace and Conflict Studies and Anthropology. Before coming to Columbia’s journalism school, Marissa worked in development at Facing History and Ourselves, a non-profit that uses educational initiatives to combat racism and hate globally.