Karlos Rene Ayala

Karlos Rene Ayala is a freelance photographer, videographer, documentarian, and writer living in Sacramento.  

Kelly Barr

Kelly Barr is the former art director for Comstock’s, a creative professional and MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) Certified Practitioner. In the past, she has also contributed to the magazine as a freelance designer and photographer.

Sara Nevis

Sara Nevis is a writer and photographer based in Sacramento. After serving in the U.S. Air Force and being an air traffic controller, she became a photographer and studied photography and journalism at Sacramento City College, where she was the photo editor for the Sacramento City Express. She is continuing her education at Sacramento State.

Steph Rodriguez

Steph Rodriguez is an award-winning journalist and editor who crafts stories that mirror Sacramento’s diverse culture. An active freelance journalist for more than 15 years, she’s written articles for the Sacramento News & Review, Edible Sacramento, Sacramento Magazine and Capital Public Radio. When she’s not covering Sacramento’s food scene, she enjoys spending time with her son, Elliot, and partner, David. Read more at stephrodriguezwrites.com.

Nijzel Dotson

Nijzel Dotson is a student journalist and the Arts & Entertainment editor for Sacramento State’s student-run news organization, The State Hornet.

Danielle McKinney

Danielle McKinney is a current junior at Sacramento State, where she is pursuing a degree in journalism. She recently received an associate degree in journalism from Sacramento City College, where she spent three semesters at the student-run Express newspaper, serving as co-editor-in-chief during her last semester. Read more at www.urdoseofdan.com.

Rachel Leibrock

Rachel Leibrock is a Northern California-based journalism educator, writer and editor who covers arts and culture, food and current events. She worked for nine years at the Sacramento Bee, where she wrote about pop culture and music, and more than a decade at the Sacramento News & Review, including several years as editor-in-chief. More at www.rachel-leibrock.com.

Lien Hoang

Lien Hoang is a Sacramento native and journalist who has worked for Bloomberg Law, Reuters, the New York Times, Al Jazeera, and the Sacramento Bee. Contact her at twitter.com/lienh.

Keyshawn Davis

Keyshawn Davis is a freelance writer and current student and sports editor at Sacramento City College’s online newspaper Express.

Madeleine Beck

Madeleine Beck is a Sacramento-based freelance reporter and journalism student working at Sacramento State’s student-run newspaper, The State Hornet. On Twitter @madeleinebeck_.