Meet the Editors!

Behind the laptops of 21 college students lie the real life spell checkers of CollegeFashionista. They know the how to defeat the serial comma, how to format brand names and the secret of life (which is clearly to know every grammar rule like the back of your hand). Our editorial interns are talented college students that hail from colleges and universities from across the country—and they know a thing or two about fashion, as well. Along with being Style Gurus, these Fashionistas/os know just as much about putting an outfit together as they do a STYLE GURU STYLE post.

So, meet the real life autocorrectors behind CollegeFashionista. Let them be a fashionable reminder not to use run-on sentences.

Eva Thomas


School: University of Minnesota

Major: Journalism

Year: Senior

Favorite grammar rule: Commas all the way! They are so important in making sure your sentence flows correctly. A misuse in commas can change the entire meaning of your sentence.

Your style in three words: Timeless, elegant and mod.

City you want to visit: Paris, France

The last book I read was: Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham

Ursh Khan

Ursh Khan

School: Baruch College

Major: Corporate Communications and English Literature

Year: Senior

Favorite grammar Rule: The commonly confused words such as compliment vs. complement. It’s so easy to write the wrong word but when you literally read it in a sentence, it’s pretty funny.

Your style in three words: Classic, chic, all-black everything.

City you want to visit: Budapest, Hungary

The last book I read was: The Waste Land by T.S. Eliot

Kasia Kujawski

Kasia 2

School: DePaul University

Major: Public Relations/Advertising and Organizational Communication

Year: Senior

Favorite grammar rule: The semicolon rule! Only use one when the clauses before and after the semicolon can stand alone as their own sentences.

Your style in three words: Classy, black, bold.

City you want to visit: Cape Town, South Africa.

The last book I read was: Yes, Please by Amy Poehler.

Andy Jackson


School: Delaware State University

Major: Mass Communications – Convergence Journalism

Year: Junior

Favorite grammar rule: The difference between their, they’re and there.

Your style in three words: Classic, Chic and Dapper!

City you want to visit: Tokyo, Japan

The last book I read was: Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami. Seriously, can’t get enough of this book!

Ami Cornell

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School: Mercyhurst University

Major: Fashion Merchandising

Year: Junior

Favorite grammar rule: My favorite grammar rule is that Fashionista and Fashionisto must ALWAYS be capitalized. It truly emphasizes the importance of the stylish individual that is featured, which is always why I find it important to point out this error to Style Gurus.

Your style in three words: Glam, classic and preppy

City you want to visit: Florence, Italy

The last book I read was: Death In Venice by Thomas Mann

Rachael Mayrose


School: Northeastern University

Major: Accounting

Year: Sophomore

Favorite grammar rule: The Oxford comma. I know that CollegeFashionista does not use the Oxford comma, but I love it. I use it in all of my essays.

Your style in three words: Trendy, Urban, Fierce

City you want to visit: Vienna, Austria

The last book I read was: Death of a Salesman, by Arthur Miller (Technically a play, but it was life altering).

Hannah Littlefield

Hannah 2

School: Oklahoma State University

Major: Marketing

Year: Senior

Favorite grammar rule: Avoid run-on sentences!

Your style in three words: Versatile, vintage, fun!

City you want to visit: London, England

The last book I read was: Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gay

Shea Renusch


School: Oberlin College

Major: Studio Art

Year: Senior

Favorite grammar rule: I’m just a huge fan of the em dash—that’s some Emily Dickinson shiz.

Your style in three words: Artistic. Erratic. Enigmatic. That makes it sound a lot more intense than it is. It’s mostly just a lot of jersey knit fabric.

City you want to visit: Budapest, Hungary

The last book I read was: The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón.

Azania Touré

Azania 2

School: Smith College

Major: Art History

Year: Senior

Favorite grammar rule: A comma must precede a coordinating conjunction (for, and, nor, but, or, yet, nor) whenever it’s joining two independent clauses.

Your style in three words: Minimalistic, eccentric, colorful.

City you want to visit: Havana, Cuba

The last book I read was: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling

Katy Anderson


School: University of Mississippi

Major: Political Science

Year: Political Science

Favorite grammar rule: Always use commas when needed, never use them when they are not.

Your style in three words: Simple, girly, chic.

City you want to visit: London, England

The last book I read was: Bossypants by Tina Fey

Simek Shropshire

Simek 2

School: Fordham University

Major: English and Art History

Year: Junior

Favorite grammar rule: My favorite grammar rule would definitely have to be no serial commas! This rule always tripped me up when I first started out as a Style Guru. Now, it’s one of the first things I look for when going over my edits.

Your style in three words: Classic, but comfortable.

City you want to visit: Florence, Italy

The last book I read was: Ulysses by James Joyce

Melissa Epifano

Melissa 2

School: University of Oregon

Major: Journalism

Year: Sophomore

Favorite grammar rule: No dangling modifiers—these are the best to read and correct. Ex: Flying over the African landscape, the elephant herd looked majestic. (I’m pretty sure elephants can’t fly).

Your style in three words: Black, white, gray.

City you want to visit: Grindavik, Iceland

The last book I read was: The Gay Talese Reader by Gay Talese

Rhesa Mae Bernal

Rhesa Mae

School: Rutgers University-Newark

Major: Journalism

Year: Junior

Favorite grammar rule: Never use double negatives!

Your style in three words: Boho. Neutral. No in-between.

City you want to visit: Sanitori, Greece

The last book I read was: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Brisa Gomez

Brisa 2

School: Florida International University

Major: Advertising

Year: Junior

Favorite grammar rule: Never use serial commas. There should never be a comma before “and” or “or” in a list of three or more.

Your style in three words: Quirky, playful and young

City you want to visit: Portland, Oregon

The last book I read was: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Alexia Morton


School: University of Massachusetts Lowell

Major: Journalism & Professional Writing

Year: Senior

Favorite grammar rule: Avoid alliteration. Always.

Your style in three words: Feminine, flirty, fun.

City you want to visit: Florence, Italy

The last book I read was: The Beautiful Room is Empty by Edmund White

Keishorea Armstrong


School: Binghamton University

Major: English and Africana Studies

Year: Junior

Favorite grammar rule: I will give you a compliment if you remember to use complement correctly.

Your style in three words: Unconventionally sporty-chic.

City you want to visit: Los Angeles, California

The last book I read was: The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison.

Sophia Benoit


School: Washington and Lee University

Major: Spanish and History

Year: Sophomore

Favorite grammar rule: Since becoming a CollegeFashionista editor, I no longer use serial commas.

Your style in three words: Classic. Sophisticated. Fun.

City you want to visit: Barcelona, Spain

The last book I read was: A Circle of Wives by Alice LaPlante

Daniella Zoeller

Daniella 2

School: Loyola University Chicago

Major: Advertising and PR

Year: Junior

Favorite grammar rule: Semi-colons! When used properly, they are amazingly effective.

Your style in three words: Edgy. Feminine. Evolving.

City you want to visit: Paris, France

The last book I read was: #GirlBoss by Sophia Amoruso

Rachel Rosenstock


School: Indiana University

Major: Journalism and French

Year: Sophomore

Favorite grammar rule: Use a coordinating conjunction and comma to prevent run-on sentences!

Your style in three words: Spontaneous, bold, individual.

City you want to visit: Prague, Czech Republic

The last book I read was: American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis

Ally Zacek


School: DePaul University

Major: Journalism

Year: Sophomore

Favorite grammar rule: Definitely the semicolon. I’m not entirely sure why, but I love some good semicolon use, even though grammar aficionados aren’t too fond of it.

Your style in three words: Minimal, casual-cool, classic.

City you want to visit: Marrakesh, Morocco

The last book I read was: Currently in the process of reading Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy.

Stanvall Taylor

Stan taylor 2

School: University of Tennessee at Knoxville

Major: Communications

Year: Senior

Favorite grammar rule: I actually love that CollegeFashionista does not use the Oxford comma!

Your style in three words: Chic, Unexpected, Diverse.

City you want to visit: New York, NY

The last book I read was: Life of Pi by Yann Martel