Jordan’s entrepreneurial background has helped him start his own production company and talent management firm. With this experience, Jordan has built a sound structure that allows 20something to grow and flourish.
When Jordan's not working, he enjoys cycling with his friends and catching a ball game with his girlfriend.
Favorite Quote: I think this is the start of a beautiful friendship - Casablanca 1942
You can regularly find Mikela at yoga, on a plane, watching Netflix documentaries and taking long walks around Manhattan.
Fun fact: As a young girl, Mikela starred in five Wendy’s commercials only aired in Asia.
Favorite quote: “When you have a passion, there is no choice but to follow it, fight for it, make it your life’s work. Because when you love what you do, you live in your destiny.” -Luam Keflezgy
Alma Mater: University of Florida
She simultaneously directs and oversees all editorial strategy to continue developing 20something into a distinctive brand with a discernable personality by supplying fellow 20somethings with information we can use, trust, understand and enjoy.
On a more personal level, Christina likes resting and scratch offs. She just doesn't understand how someone can say with 100% certainty that ghosts don't exist, and she is self-proclaimed as the friend you would be least surprised to learn is a witch.
Favorite quote: "Everyone has a plan 'till they get punched in the mouth." - Mike Tyson
Alma Mater: University of Florida
When she's not fooling around on Adobe Illustrator, Casey's most likely having a deep conversation with any dog she finds walking the streets of Manhattan.
Alma Mater: Union College
On her off days, you can find Katherine running around NYC with her DSLR attempting to try every doughnut shop and trendy activity, exploring the five boroughs, or planning her next adventure abroad.
She's a proud terrier from Boston University — where her passion for journalism international relations all started.
Fun Fact: When Katherine was around 6 years old, she used to sing at Chinese weddings, sometimes in Mandarin or Celine Dion's
Fun Fact: Jay got rejected from the University of Florida and wrote an appeal letter to get in. He got in. I got in.
Funner Fact: Jay loves latina women. Please see: http://20some.com/why-white-men-love-latinas/
Funnest Fact: Jay knows every word to "Picture" by Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow and can play it on guitar. If you know any chicks that also know the words, please have them dm him. I'm serious. DM me.
I've been waiting on you for a long time.
Favorite Quote: “Far worse looking people have done it. So why can’t I?” – A really hot person
Guilty Pleasure: Michael Bublè and Tea Tree Oil. Together or independently.
All coats aside, after two years as Editor in Chief of one of NYC’s leading nightlife blogs, Talia realized her greatest passion to be music and is very excited to be heading 20something’s Create vertical, mostly for the free concert access it will get her.
Alma Mater: Hunter College
Gen is a Bay Area native that works as a Talent Development Manager in San Francisco. If you can’t find her, she’s probably crafting, cooking, taking pictures, or stretching in her studio apartment. She will always take two scoops of ice cream and renown chefs are her celebrity. See more of Gen’s extracurriculars at www.GenLau.com
Alain still maintains personal training clients, is the Head track and Field Coach at The Chapin School and a nationally qualified men's physique competitor. He holds certifications from National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM-CPT) (PES-Performance Enhancement Specialist) and as a USA Track and Field Coach (USATF-C1). In his leisure time you're likely to find him completely immersed in a random book, at the gym or trying to wrangle affection from his cat.
Fun Fact: Though Alain can swim, he automatically goes into panic mode without his goggles, and starts flailing
Favorite Quote: " I'm not saying that I'm gonna change the world, but I guarantee that I will spark the brain that will change the world"-- Tupac Shakur
Alma Matter: City College of New York
Shireen is a Cali-born, Michigan-raised, current Brooklynite who is always on the verge of making a sarcastic comment and shamelessly uses Instagram as a guide for all things. By day, she does social media and strategy at a fast-growing online publisher. By night, she’s a part of 20S’ army. More likely than not, you can catch her in all black with some carb nearby. Her interests include, but are not limited to, entertainment, fashion/beauty, pop culture, the internet, writing (duh), going to new places, meeting new people, and taking pictures of her food. She is also the proud owner of a scattered collection of half-used notebooks. Not diaries, notebooks.
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