Authors, 2019

Emlyn Cameron

Emlyn Cameron is a Columbia Journalism School student with a background in criminology. He writes about lesser-known aspects of the history of American conservatism.

Caleb Galaraga

Caleb Galaraga is a former senior communication specialist for the public information arm of the Philippine government. He’s the author of the books Wisdom and Declarations and The Power of Speaking Life, and currently at the Columbia Journalism School in New York City finishing his master’s in journalism.

Karen Gritz

Karen Gritz is a Colombian journalist. Currently, she is pursuing a master’s degree in Jewish Studies at Columbia University in the city of New York.

Sophie Ladanyi

Sophie Ladanyi, a New York City native, graduated from Fordham University with a B.A in journalism and minor in history in May 2018. Her reporting interests include , arts and culture, social justice and investigative work. She’s fascinated by a variety of historical time periods, including the 1920s, the civil war/victorian eras colonial American and the Tudor/Stuart periods. She is particularly interested in the history of minorities and those who have lived on the fringes of society. She is also intrigued by the intersection of cosmetics use and the development of feminism. In her spare time, Sophie enjoys reading, spending time with four legged friends, and catching up on TV and films.

Jake Lauer

Jake is an MBA candidate at Columbia Business School, and he’s pursuing his Master’s at Columbia Journalism School. He is currently living in Murray Hill.

Laura Castro Lindarte

Laura Castro Lindarte is a M.S. student at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She is originally from Bogota, Colombia. Laura got her B.A. from the George Washington University for Political Science and Journalism, and has interned in WETA, the Hearst Newspaper Washington Bureau and the Washington Examiner.

Emily Malcynsky

A Connecticut native, Emily Malcynsky graduated from Boston College in 2015 with a degree in English. She came to Columbia Journalism School after a brief career in public relations, and hopes to build a career as a features writer covering culture, health and wellness.

Jaiveer Mariwala

Jaiveer Mariwala is a reporter from Mumbai and an M.S. candidate at the Columbia Journalism School. He covers stories on gentrification, immigration, and homelessness in New York City.

Carrie Monahan

Carrie Monahan is an M.S. candidate at Columbia Journalism School, focused on long-form narrative writing. She is interested in how collective memory shapes history, especially in cases of racial violence.

Kelsey Neubauer

Kelsey Neubauer is an investigative journalist based in New York. She previously reported on the statehouse and the city of Burlington, Vermont for VTDigger. She graduated from The University of Vermont in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in English, where she was editor-in-chief of the award-winning college newspaper, The Vermont Cynic. She is originally from Monroe, New York.

Kiley Roache

Kiley Roache is an author and journalist. She began her career at 16, writing for the Chicago Tribune’s teen publication “The Mash”. She has since written for The Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle,, among others. She’s the author of two young adult novels, Frat Girl, and The Dating Game, from Inkyard Press/ HarperCollins March 26, 2019. She is a graduate of Stanford University and a masters student at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Megan Taros

Megan Taros is an MS student at Columbia University. She is a native of Los Angeles and has experience covering Latino issues, community news and city government.

Darkhan Umirbekov

Darkhan Umirbekov is an international student from Kazakhstan. Prior to the master’s program at Columbia Journalism School he had worked in the Kazakh mass media for 8 years. Studied political science at Al Farabi University in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Speaks Kazakh, Russian and English. After graduation, Darkhan will be working in his home country.


Gershom Gorenberg

Gershom Gorenberg is an Israeli historian, journalist and blogger. Gorenberg has been covering Middle Eastern affairs and the interface of politics and religion for three decades. His most recent book is The Unmaking of Israel, on the crisis of Israeli democracy and the history behind it. He is also the author of The Accidental Empire: Israel and the Birth of the Settlements 1967-1977 and The End of Days: Fundamentalism and the Struggle for the Temple Mount, and coauthor of Shalom Friend, a biography of Yitzhak Rabin that won the National Jewish Book Award. A senior correspondent for The American Prospect, Gorenberg has written for The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Review of Books, The New Republic, Foreign Policy and other leading publications in North America, Europe and the Middle East.