Meet the Executive Board
BIANCA NITTA MONTEIRO
EDITOR IN CHIEF
Above all, Bianca is a creator. Obsessed with creative translation, they funnel most of their energy into properly conveying something. Whether it’s in their art, writing, or everyday conversations, Bianca enjoys the taut discussion and portrayal of emotions and the human psyche - a primary driver for most of their creative endeavors. As an inherent lover of design, they love connecting ideas and identifying the motivation behind things. In the future, Bianca hopes to dedicate themselves to bigger projects and, with it, more sleepless nights.
Britt is an avid writer who produces pieces mainly within the real of poetry and prose. Her poems reflect her enthusiasm in the exploration of various styles. Elements of mythology can be found in some of Britt’s work as she is extremely intrigued by these ancient, yet timeless tales. Her goal is to have several collections published, and is actively bringing this dream to reality.
Esther is a transit-oriented and NYC-bred professional speed walker who loves being nosey about everything around her. As a sophomore majoring in accounting, she hopes to utilize her number- and money-loving mindset to help meet new people! Being able to get to know the creative, artistic community at Baruch College through managing the organization’s budget as its business manager is the key reason why she loves being a part of Encounters Magazine!
Sarah is a creative experimenter who loves to work with various mediums, however, photography is her main and most practiced expressive outlet. Born and raised in New York City, she is influenced heavily by the surprises her native stomping grounds have to offer. Her work is shaped by her attention to detail and interest in capturing people and the daily scenes she encounters in her life, no matter where she is located.
Aidan is a senior that currently studies marketing and English at Baruch College. Aidan has been a part of the Encounters community before and now works behind the scenes marketing and promoting the magazine. Apart from being a student, he is also creative. He is an aspiring street photographer who draws his inspiration for all his photographs from New York City. Aidan tries his best to capture unique perspectives across the boroughs and develop his craft every day to capture the right moments.
Brandon has always been in love with creating from a young age, so being a part of a community like Encounters Magazine has been a huge blessing for him. As a senior at Baruch, Brandon has been dedicated to making a home for artists on campus since he realized there was little space on campus for them. Connecting and elevating other artists is the most rewarding thing for him as a part of the publication. He is thankful for all the awesome talent that he’s had a privilege to work with.