Samantha L. Manzella is a writer, journalist, and social media strategist. She writes about arts and entertainment, Hudson Valley dining and lifestyle, and LGBT issues. She lives in New Paltz, New York with her partner and their 19-year-old cat.

Her work has been published in regional publications like The New Paltz Oracle, VISITvortex, and WeddingVortex and digital outlets like and In 2017, she was selected to participate in the American Society of Magazine Editors’ prestigious Summer Magazine Intern Immersion Program in New York and Washington, D.C.

Samantha is currently a fourth-year honors student at the State University of New York at New Paltz, where she studies journalism and Women’s Studies and maintains a competitive GPA. She works as a part-time Editorial Assistant for Samantha is slated for a May 2018 graduation.

Email Samantha at samantha.manzella[at]