We are very proud of our interns who inspire us with their curiosity, intelligence and eagerness to make a difference in the world we live in. 

Let's meet our 2017-2018 Team...


James H

Hello everyone! My name is James, and I am a sophomore in high school.

One of my favorite pastimes is to think of and write thought-provoking pieces of literature, hence I joined Youngzine. Other pastimes or hobbies that I have include reading, playing the game of Go (an ancient Chinese board game), collecting bottle caps, collecting state quarters, and exercising my problem solving skills (I like to solve riddles, mind puzzles, etc.)


Caitlin L

Hey everyone!  My name is Caitlin and I’m a junior in high school. 

I love writing, especially creative writing, and I’m a member of my school’s literary magazine. Outside of classes, I like to read and travel, and I’m totally obsessed with the musical Hamilton.  I’m excited to be working with Youngzine this year, and I hope you enjoy my articles!


Hannah N

Hi, I’m Hannah and I am a sophomore in high school.

Other than Youngzine, I am involved in Speech and Debate and I also participate in Broadcast Journalism. During my free time, I like to watch movies, go on hikes, and read books. I strongly believe that striving to be informed is something really important, and I try my best to read as much news as I possibly can. I hope my articles teach you something new!


Renee W

My name is Renee, and I am a sophomore in high school.

Writing is one of my passions, which is why I am here. Aside from that, I am a semi-decent tennis player, a lover of animals and art. I grew up in Singapore, and it is my favorite place in the world. Living in Singapore showed me a different side of the world, and I hope my writing will do that too.


Roma B

Hello, Youngzine Community! I am Roma Bedekar, a high-school sophomore!

My journey as an avid learner began when I received my first Harry Potter book for my sixth birthday. I devoured that series, and within a year, I moved on to composing writing pieces of my own. I can connect to younger children through my endearing, vivacious younger brother, Rohan. Not only do I hope to gain a lot through this experience, I hope I can educate and inspire through my writing!


Elena W

Hey everyone! My name is Elena, and I am a freshman at high school.

Outside of my classes, I love to debate, to play volleyball, and to write. When I'm not being productive, I'm usually watching YouTube clips of late night comedy, listening to the soundtrack of Hamilton on repeat, or watching old sitcoms on Netflix. Someday, I hope to travel the world, since I find different cultures and points of view fascinating. That, combined with my passion for writing, makes me so excited to be part of the writer intern team this year. I hope you like my articles!


Mehek K

I’m Mehek and I’m a high school junior. I’m an avid reader, passionate writer and I have a blog where I review some of the books that I read.

I am on the speech and debate team at my school and I frequently participate in tournaments. I’m also an active follower of U.S. politics and current events. I hope to be able to spread my knowledge to others one day as a teacher and make a difference in the world. In my free time, I enjoy listening to music and attempting to play the ukulele.


Anisha C

As a sophmore at high school, I have been around for just long enough to start discovering the world.

So far, I have found out that anything written by Agatha Christie is extremely interesting, that the book is almost always better than the movie, and that talking about things that I believe in is a great way to spend my day. I love to read and consider myself to be a bookworm. My dog is named after my favorite comic book hero, Asterix. My one absolute plan for my own future is to never stop learning and discovering.