Vanessa Friedman is a senior at New York University, majoring in English and minoring in Creative Writing. As an outspoken feminist, she probably should have majored in Gender Studies, but she tries to make up for this error by reading voraciously about the subject and talking incessantly about it to anyone who will listen. She is not as annoying as this makes her sound—hopefully. She has interned at CosmoGirl and Time Out New York Kids and was published in both magazines. The young adult/kids publications are well suited for her, as when she’s not reading, writing, or deconstructing our patriarchal society, she is a professional babysitter extraordinaire. It is also important to know that Vanessa is firmly Team Gaga.