Contributors

Homecoming: NYC Vets Return was made by students from the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism. The project was guided by Wayne Svoboda (lead professor), Lawrie Mifflin (adjunct professor), and Chuck Wilson (research advisor).

Willis Arnold is a multimedia journalist specializing on arts and culture reporting. His work can be found at thisisfakediy.com, isnapny.com, and is forthcoming from The Rumpus.
Sean Carlson has reported and edited for a number of local magazines and newspapers in the New York area. He specializes in national politics and foreign policy, but enjoys reporting local police and fire stories.
Joanna Fantozzi is a freelance journalist specializing in arts reporting. She has contributed to the West Side Spirit and Our Town. Follow her online at JoannaFantozzi.com.
Casey Quinlan is a reporter for the New York City News Service and student at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. She has worked for the Journal and Republican weekly newspaper, and contributed to The Watertown Daily Times, a daily newspaper, in upstate New York, as a community reporter. Quinlan has also covered state politics for The Legislative Gazette in Albany.
Ajai Raj is a freelance journalist working in print and multimedia and specializing in science writing. You can find him online at ajairaj.com.
Alex Robinson is an aspiring multi-platform journalist based in New York City. He is currently enrolled at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.
Paulette Safdieh is a freelance reporter with an interest in women’s lifestyle topics. Her work has appeared in Resident magazine, Our Town and the New York Press. See her work at paulettesafdieh.com.
Mary Shell is a freelance business journalist based in Brookyn. She contributes to The Local – Fort Greene and Clinton Hill. You can also follow her work on additionallypleasenote.tumblr.com.
Kamana Shrestha is freelance journalist specializing in international reporting. She has contributed to the New York Daily News, Women’s eNews, Mott Haven Herald and the Courier News in New Jersey. She was a staff writer at the The Record in New Jersey and wrote breaking news stories and hard news features.
Chester Jesus Soria is a Brooklyn-based freelance multimedia journalist currently studying at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. He has written on culture, criminal justice issues and politics and has been published the New York Times’ Fort Greene/Clinton Hill Local blog, Alternet, Houston Press and the Innocence Blog. Read more at chestersoria.com.
Julie Strickland is a freelance journalist focusing on print and multimedia, specializing in business and economics reporting. She has contributed to City Limits in New York, the Free Times in Columbia, SC and Real Travel magazine in London.
Vanesa Vennard is a freelance journalist focusing on print and multimedia, specializing in arts and culture reporting. She has contributed to City Limits and the New York Daily News. She also posts, mostly music profiles, on her blog vsaid.wordpress.com.
Amanda Woods is a freelance journalist specializing in urban reporting. She has contributed to The Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator, The Local – Fort Greene and Clinton Hill and WomanAroundTown.com.