a list of our past staff members can be found here.
Nadia Lee is a guest writer for BRIZO and an English literature student at the University of St Andrews. A third-generation immigrant from Iran, Nadia grew up with a biracial identity that is the heart of who she is. Her budding passions include but are not limited to literature, environmentalism and the lives of strong women who inspire her (most importantly her mum!).
Sarah is a full-time author for BRIZO magazine, studying International Relations at the University of St Andrews. She is originally from Louisville, Kentucky (where a bit of her heart always remains) and is so excited to be working on such a powerful project with BRIZO.
Guillermo Hava is a full-time author for sections NOW and SOL. Guillermo is a Spaniard fascinated by politics, economics, and cultural perceptions of identity and belonging. Slightly addicted to Netflix & HBO.
Amber Kroner is a full-time author for sections NOW and SOL. Amber is currently studying music business at the University of Southern California. She has a passion for music and writing, and when she’s not attending concerts, she’s hiking and backpacking all over California.
Mariana Flores-Chavez is a full-time author for sections NOW and SAPIENS. Mariana is someone who is always curious and eager to discover new things, whether this be through travel, reading, word of mouth, etc. She loves photography, editing, and all things designing/planning.
Krishna Patel is a full-time author for sections SAPIENS and SOL. Krishna is from Australia but feels at home almost anywhere in the world. She is inspired by the people, stories and food around her and loves celebrating them through writing and theatre.
Olivia Cuevas is a full-time author for sections NOW and VISTA. Being born in Guatemala, raised in Belgium, educated in German has certainly transformed Olivia into what you would call a global citizen. Because of this, she is interested in approaching subjects from a global perspective, making sure no factors are ignored. Olivia believes that our world can work towards a better future if members of society remained informed and educated about pertinent problems and crises, which may sometimes be buried by the overwhelming amount of information presented by mainstream media. This is why she believes in the BRIZO magazine project, delivering sharp opinions to not only educate and inform, but to provoke thought and action.
Lucy is a guest writer for BRIZO, studying English literature at the University of St Andrews. She is interested in current affairs, environmental concerns, human narratives and why normality is a myth. Lucy is originally from London and can often be found wandering around an art gallery or lost in a book.
Anna is a guest author for the SOL section. Anna has lived in a variety of places including Asia, the Czech Republic, America, England and Scotland, but she would say her home is wherever her family and friends are. She is particularly inspired by music, photography and people.
Julie Torres is a full-time artist for BRIZO with a general focus on cartoon style pieces. You can find her art on her instagram account: @itsjuliemoo
SARAH DE SURVILLE
Sarah de Surville is a full-time artist for BRIZO, with a focus on graphic design and photography. She can be found through her instagram: @sdesurville
Dario Apodaca is an artist currently based in LA doing Design and Media Arts. He has made multiple BRIZO Magazine covers and art pieces.
Quinn Fagersten is a full-time artist for BRIZO who focuses on stylistic and cartoon-esque art pieces.
Mafer Martinez is a full-time artist for BRIZO Magazine and currently pursuing art in school.
Desiree Finlayson is a full-time artist for BRIZO Magazine, originally from the Bahamas. Her work with watercolours ignite a sense of wonder in her audience and harbour a disposition which artistically conveys her sage wisdom and world-view.
Sadie is a third year studying Comparative and English literature. She is from Portland Maine where she and her family run a hostel together. She loves working in any medium in art and can be found wandering through St. Andrews botanical gardens.
INDIGO FULHAM-FITZGERALD Indigo is the social media manager of BRIZO and currently studies History at the University of St. Andrews. Although currently based in Ohio, Indigo has lived in many countries throughout her life and as a consequence adores not only traveling, but learning new things about the world around her. Her highlights of life include curling under a duvet on rainy days, sushi, moving house, and reading.
Caitlin studies Modern History and English at the University of St Andrews. Caitlin was born and raised in the green valleys of Wales and consequently has a love for nature, poetry and cultural tradition not only of her own but across the world. Her great loves are writing, Mary Shelley and her three presidential dogs.
ALCIRA SILVA HAVA & JADE C. FAGERSTEN