My name is Sam Manzella (she/her). I’m a Brooklyn-based freelance writer and editor. Currently, I work as an Associate Editor at Viacom’s LGBTQ brand, Logo, where I assist senior editors with video production and long-term multimedia projects and report on LGBTQ news and culture. I studied Journalism and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at SUNY New Paltz, where I was honored as an Outstanding Graduate in May 2018. I presented the findings of my senior thesis, “After the Tipping Point: Investigating Visuals of Transgender People in Magazine Media,” at the November 2018 National Communication Association conference. I also interned with the prestigious American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) in the summer of 2017. My original reporting, op-eds, and first-person essays have appeared in print or online at Vice, Healthline, Yahoo Lifestyle, The Riveter, Hudson Valley Magazine, and more.
When I’m not writing, reading, or chugging iced coffee, I can usually be found exploring Brooklyn or getting tattooed.