Team

Eileen Kelly

Founder & GirlBoss

Eileen created this platform for her younger self and peers. She wanted to carve out an online space where people can come to ask questions and talk about things the media doesn’t normally cover. She grew up attending Catholic school and experienced firsthand the negative effects of lacking a proper sex education. This is her vision, even though she’s the first one to tell you that she can’t do it alone — that’s where the team comes in.

Adham Foda

Developer

Adham is the coder behind KAAST. He built our site from the ground up, and has continued to manage the technical aspects of our growth. Adam hails from Long Island and attended NYU.

Jacob Seferian

Editorial Director

Jacob is a Brooklyn-based journalist. Primarily focused on the relationship between culture and identity, his writing has appeared in over 13 publications. In his spare time, he enjoys dancing to Donna Summer.

Briana Scripture

Graphic Design

Bri is a creative and designer, with a passion for starting conversations surrounding vulnerability, mental health; the “taboo.” In addition to KAAST, she continuously explores personal projects in relation to intimacy and introspection.

Bryan Rivera

Web Design

Bryan specializes in web and graphic design, and when he’s not working on content for KAAST, Bryan designs album art and merchandise. He has worked with many well-known artists, including Kanye West, Kali Uchis, Post Malone, Kehlani, Pusha T, and Vic Mensa.

Dina Veloric

Head of Merchandise

Dina identifies as a visionary — seeing the world through a refined lens and piecing together the puzzle. She tells stories through design, fashion, branding, and creating engaging experiences. Primarily working within the fashion industry, Dina captures the essence of a brand, honestly and intimately.

Jamaica Ponder

Editorial Assitant

Jamaica has lived everywhere except LA and she’s happy about it. When not on a plane, the college junior can be found at the CBS 2 Chicago Investigative News Desk because everyone needs a day job. While not freezing her booty off at Northwestern University, Jamaica spends most of her time cooking and trying not to kill her plants. She hates homework and the tingly feeling of hair bleach. Follow her on Instagram, no one ever likes her photos.

Jasmine Holland

KAAST Correspondent

Jasmine is a third year Culture and Media student at Eugene Lang College. She is fortunate enough to be surrounded by friends and family that promote diversity and progressive thinking at all times. She is a self-proclaimed feminist and southern belle who loves anything fried, as long as it is paired with a glass of wine and an episode of the Real Housewives of Atlanta.

Jessica Pusateri

KAAST Correspondent

Jess is currently studying Advertising and Marketing Communications at FIT and minors in Women and Gender Studies. Her interest in sex education stems from her lack thereof in high school, and a desire to address injustices for women and other marginalized groups of people.

Helen Nguyen

Social Media Intern

Helen is a writer based in Philadelphia and currently attends Temple University pursuing a B.A. in English Literature. She has formerly held a position in the education department of the Barnes Foundation, and is currently an assistant at the Fabric Workshop and Museum and a contributing writer for Mind Fray. She spends her spare time exploring millennial dating, screaming about pop culture, and trying to perfect homemade dumplings.

Alyssa Stenson

Audience Development Intern

Alyssa is studying Women and Gender Studies at Rutgers University-Newark. In addition to working with KAAST, she is a youth engagement intern at GLAAD in NYC. She plans on getting a Masters in Human Sexuality and Social Work, with the goal of becoming a sex therapist, specifically working with WOC and LGBTQIA people to overcome trauma with sex.

Ciarra Davison

Editor

Ciarra is currently a fourth-year English student at UCLA. She is interested in learning and writing about the intersections of politics and the policing of women’s bodies. Originally from New Jersey, Ciarra spends her free time surfing, talking about the Golden Girls, or making veggie tacos.

Cate Ayson

Editor

Cate is a recent college graduate trying to keep creative in the corporate world. She is your typical Bay Area girl, fueled by boba and coffee shops. Cate has loved to write since a very young age and gives a lot of credits her writing with helping her make it through college. As a first generation Filipina-American, she praises her older sisters for teaching her everything a classroom couldn't. Catch her in a coffee shop looking at dog pages on Instagram or online shopping.

Nate Burdette

Editor

Nate is a writer and proofer interested in music and books. He’s committed to creating space for others to be themselves, including the freedom to embrace their sexuality. He admires people who leave room in their stories for the versions of themselves they’ve outgrown. In his downtime, Nate likes to sew with his wife, Sara.

Stella Ramos

Editor

Stella is a Religious Studies major at Occidental College in Los Angeles, CA. She writes and edits for her college publication The Occidental, and is a big fan of all things written and verbal: journaling, discussions, and poetry. Originally from Seattle, Stella credits her amazing mom for providing an open and communicative dialogue growing up around sex, life, and love. She spends her free time dancing, re-watching Parks and Rec., and ignoring her lactose intolerance.

Landon Wilson

Editor

Landon is a first year Communication Studies student at The University of Texas at Austin. She hopes to minor in English, as well. She loves writing, editing, and reading articles. Landon is originally from Dallas, where her home comprises of her parents, her older sister, and her dog, Mimi. She often works on personal writing projects and loves to spend time with her new college friends.

Ally Shap

Editor

Ally is currently a student at McGill University. She is pursuing a major in English Literature and a minor in Cultural Studies.

Cienna Fernandez

Editor

Cienna is a New York based freelancer working in the fields of journalism, graphic design, and web design. Although her busy work schedule demands her attention the entire week and into the weekend, she never forgets to replenish herself on “C-bear Sunday’s,” a day set aside for self care and self love.

Emma Olsson

Editor

Emma is a journalism and politics student in Glasgow, Scotland. Her written and editorial work focuses on social issues, sexual health, and movies. In her free time, she enjoys Joni Mitchell and watching cheesy horrors films with friends.

Roni Bowen

Editorial Intern

Roni Bowen currently lives in Seattle where she studies biology and interdisciplinary visual arts at University of Washington. She’s interested in the intersection between art and science, and is looking towards a career in art therapy. In her free time she enjoys laying in the sun, playing guitar, and eating pickles.