20something is a digital multimedia hub producing cutting edge original content for ambitious millennial women worldwide. We shed light on emerging issues, ignite new thoughts & conversations, and effortlessly entertain through videos and articles that span all genres, created by those in the same stage of life. By publishing content about all aspects of life as a 20something — from health, to music, to dating — we truly embody the modern millennial, in all of our unique and well-rounded glory.

THE FOUNDERS

President
Prior to launching 20something, Jordan Hirsh held various positions throughout the entertainment industry. While working for iconic brands such as Paramount Pictures and The Weinstein Company, Jordan adopted the passion for new media and saw the potential within the industry.

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
VP of Brand Management
Mikela is responsible for overseeing all branding and partnership efforts at 20something. As VP Brand Management, Mikela develops dynamic solutions ranging from uniform concept design to partnership outreach and unique content creation. Mikela works to design methods, structures and strategic partnerships that foster collaboration and innovation at 20something. Prior to building 20something with the rest of the founding team, Mikela has gleaned experience working in fashion/digital media with the likes of Marie Claire, Giorgio Armani, WWD, Hearst and Time Inc. She passionately studies the industry of style and how it coalesces with various different aspects of life such as artistic, career and cultural influences.

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
Editor-in-Chief
Christina is the HBIC on all things editorial for 20something. This editress-in-chief manages a very large and very badass team of editors and contributors, working with them on all levels of content creation and editorial planning.

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

 

THE TEAM

Head of Design
Casey is 20something's head of design, where she manages the creative vision and website design for the brand.

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
Managing Editor
Katherine is the Editress-in-Chief's sidekick, managing and checking all content posted on 20something. As the managing editor, she oversees the editors for all verticals and makes sure articles are ready to be posted daily. She spices the stories up with videos, photos and gifs that make them interesting and add a twinge of wit to them.

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
Headline Editor
Sonya Matejko is a writer who is vibrantly falling in love with life in NYC and around the world. Her writing is featured on a variety of high-profile platforms and niche blogs. Her most popular article has been shared over half a million times on Facebook alone. Sonya writes about the dating world as well as traveling the world. She founded her blog, Single Strides, as a home for hopeless romantics and wanderlusts. She believes passionately in love even if she hasn’t quite gotten it right just yet. Sonya steals lunch breaks and midnights to do all of this on the side of her full-time advertising career with the goal of inspiring others to believe in love and to believe in themselves.
Photo Editor
Alexa graduated from the University of Florida magna cum laude with a combined degree in Advertising & Web Design and Online Communications, with a minor in Business Administration. She is an artist, photographer and natural-born creative with an eye for innovation and knack for killer one liners. She has an affinity for travel, a fascination of the solar system and places high level of importance on a comfortable bed.
Humor Editor
Jay is a 24 year old Jewish lawyer (total package)originally from New York and currently living in Miami Beach. He graduated from the University of Florida in 2014 and used his degree to invest in a Toyota Prius, good quality scoop neck t shirts and chelsea boots. You may have seen him walking towards a Prius in a scoop neck t shirt and chelsea boots. More information about his Prius can be found on his Instagram handle: “justahotguyinaprius”. He drives an Uber part time because lawyers only get paid in movies. Jay has previously written for Elite Daily and has been featured on Buzzfeed and Brobible. Everyone thinks he is funny except his best friends. I think they hate me. (sorry for breaking 3rd person)

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.
Music Editor
Talia Aroshas is a Capricorn semi vegetarian who obtained her master’s degree in the art of coat checking after four years of intense study at NYC’s mostly highly regarded titty bar. Here, she double majored in high-brow sarcasm, and graduated with honors in pungent irony. As a result, she is fluent in both languages.

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
Life Editor
Colleen is a 24-year-old recent college grad and NYC newbie who enjoys writing about her day to day life epiphanies (which hopefully help others around her). She's enjoys exploring all of the coffee shops Brooklyn has to offer, spending way too much time binge watching shows on Netflix and snuggling her dog (well, really any dog).
Advertising Manager/ Inform Editor
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

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

Health Editor
Alain Saint-Dic, Health and Fitness Editor at 20something, brings over nine years of experience in the health and fitness industry. He started personal training career while he was a sophomore in college. Though he studied pre-law, his love for the human body, it's adaptive ability and unlocking the largely untapped potential of human beings led him to pursue a passionate career in health, fitness, and athletics. Alain has an extensive background in enhancing athletic ability, weight loss, weight gain, teaching fundamental sports skills to children and adults, while specializing in coaching runners at all distances and abilities.

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
Style Editor
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.

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.

 

Freelance Positions Available

  • Help us capture engaging visuals to support the editorial content across all verticals. Opportunity for substantial creative input and access to all kinds of events & interviews! Must be NYC based.

  • Join our growing team of editors and contributors here (http://20some.com/contribute/)! We’re seeking writers across all verticals. Remote applicants welcome.

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