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Kaylen Ralph

Co-founder / Online Editorial, Editorial Development, Brand Director

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Kaylen Ralph is The Riveter’s co-founder, editorial development director and brand director. She’s passionate about experimenting with the intersection of lifestyle brands and magazines. She’s also a freelance researcher for The Sager Group. She dreams of a future in which “niche” publications are the new mainstream, thanks to thoughtful and deliberate brand partnerships, ideally fostered by her own publishing house (#dreambig). Born and raised in Rockford, IL, Kaylen currently calls Chicago home. You can find her curled up on her blue velvet sofa, glass of red wine (read, rye whiskey on the rocks) in hand, usually with Sex and the City on in the background. She loves hardcover books, agate stone, fur and her two younger sisters (and not necessarily in that order).


Joanna R. Demkiewicz

Co-founder / Editorial Director

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Joanna (Yanna) is The Riveter’s editorial director and co-founder. She graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism in May 2013, just two months after co-launching TR with Kaylen; there, she majored in Magazine Journalism and minored in Women & Gender Studies. She is the publicist for Milkweed Editions, a nonprofit independent publisher in Minneapolis, and a freelance researcher/editor for The Sager Group, another independent press. Her favorite writers are Maureen O’Connor, Rebecca Solnit, Jia Tolentino, Taiye Selasi, and Maggie Nelson. She recently read Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich’s The Fact of the Body, and it blew her mind.

Theresa Berens

Creative Director

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Theresa lives in Brooklyn with a tiny and terrifying little black cat and more books, paper and ink than her little apartment can hold. She’s a graduate of the University of Missouri two times over where she met K+J. During the day, she works as the graphic designer at Cinereach (a non-profit film production company and foundation). At night, she blogs with her bestie Katie Currid  about all things lifestyle (read: cats, crafts and snacks) at Freckle & Fair.

Victoria Campbell

Art Director/Photographer

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Victoria Campbell is The Riveter‘s Art Director and Photographer. She is a freelance creative and co-founder of Bird Dog Creative Minneapolis. Vic originates from the tiny island known as England and moved overseas two years ago to live with her husband. Alongside her obsession for interior design, she is more often than not posting pictures of her pet pooch, Ralph.

Grace Molteni

Online Illustrator


Grace Molteni is a Midwest born and raised designer, illustrator, and self-proclaimed bibliophile, currently calling Chicago home. She believes strongly in a “beer first, always, and only” rule, and is forever seeking the perfect dumpling. For more musings, work, or just to say heyyyy check her out on

Anna Meyer

Digital Editorial Assistant

Anna Meyer is The Riveter’s Digital Editorial Assistant and a Minneapolis native currently calling Norwich, England home. Her work has also appeared in Shine Text and Inc. magazine. You can stay updated with her work via her personal website.

Grace Birnstengel

Editor

Grace Birnstengel is an editor for The Riveter. She lives in Minneapolis, and she studied journalism and gender, women and sexuality studies at the University of Minnesota. She writes the “New Radio” music column for The Riveter. Aside from music, she’s into RuPaul’s Drag Race and loitering at coffee shops.

 

INSTAGRAM @gracebirnstengel | Twitter @grace___


Gabby Granada

Online Editorial Intern

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Gabby Granada is a Chicago-native writer, activist, and film lover. She is currently pursing an English degree at the University of Minnesota—Twin Cities. More often than not, Gabby can be found eating Thai food and screaming about women’s issues with her friends. She aspires to write sarcastically for a living, work in film, and save the world from weak, power-hungry men (AKA become Carrie Fisher).

 

INSTAGRAM @gab_granada | Twitter @ggranada_ |

Ann Mayhew

Books Editor

Ann Mayhew is a book reviewer and editor living in Minneapolis. She works for both the Minnesota Historical Society at two of their sites, the historic James J. Hill House and Historic Fort Snelling, and as the production coordinator for Band of Weirdos/Moss Love, and somehow still finds time to occasionally volunteer for Planned Parenthood. (Coffee helps.) Her book reviews have appeared in BUST, Bitch, Publishers Weekly, the Star Tribune, the Rumpus, and, of course, The Riveter.  

INSTAGRAM @akmay17 | Twitter @annmayhew | Email mayhew.a@gmail.com | www.annmayhew.com

Ellie Peterson

Social Media Editor

Ellie Peterson is a Minneapolis native studying retail merchandising and art history at the University of Minnesota. After graduating this spring, you will most likely find her in a local coffee shop with the latest issue of Vogue or listening to her list of growing podcasts and playlists which she can never seem to catch up on.

Mariana Pelaez

Contributing Music Editor

Mariana is a graphic designer based in Minneapolis. Aside from design, her other biggest passion is music. Aspiring to be an album art designer, she spends her time discovering and listening to music on the daily and reimagining her favorite artists’ album artwork. When not designing or exhausting her Spotify account, she can be found either searching for the best cocktail in the cities or shopping around local record stores. 


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