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Meet the Girls Behind HC Hofstra!

Sidney Madden, one of HC Hofstra’s Campus Correspondents, is a rising junior at Hofstra University majoring in journalism and sociology. In addition to being one of the CC’s for Hofstra’s chapter, Sidney is a contributor for the national Her Campus site. Sidney has contributed and interned for such publications as Patch.com, Cosmopolitan.com and The Dallas Morning News. On campus, she is also an active member in the Hofstra Association of Black Journalists and the Society of Collegiate Journalists and loves dancing with her school’s hip-hop team, Imani Dance Ensemble. A born and bred Boston girl, Sidney has an incurable addiction to her hometown sports teams and Cape Cod summers. You can follow Sidney on Twitter, @Sid_Madden.

Rachel Crocetti is the other Campus Correspondent for HC Hofstra. She is a sophomore double majoringin Journalism and Photography. Rachel is an intern at College Lifestyles, a member of Hofstra’s chapter of She’s the First, Ed2010 and Hall Council. Being from upstate New York, Rachel loves autumn and cannot wait for the holidays. Besides writing and photography, she enjoys traveling, yoga and attempting Pinterest recipes. Follow her on Twitter, @rcrocetti!

Keegan Bedinger is the new Week Ahead Section Editor. She is a sophomore studying journalism and psychology. Keegan is also a staff member at WRHU and a member of She’s the First on campus. She is very passionate about the field of journalism, Katy Perry and her dog. She’s thrilled to be joining Hofstra’s Her Campus team!

Joycelyn Dempsey is Hofstra’s new Fundraising Chair. She is a junior studying public relations with a minor in fine arts. She is also involved with Public Relations Student Society of America, and she is a resident assistant on campus. Besides fashion and PR, she loves traveling, music, and art. Follow her on twitter @JoyMarieDempsey.

Jenny Hart is proud to be the Campus Cutie Section Editor for HC Hofstra. She is a senior Print Journalism and Global Studies double major, and English and Religion dual minor. Jenny has a passion for meshing multiculturalism and creative arts, and is somehow under the impression that she’s really funny. Follow her on twitter @jennyjhart.

Jasmine Phillips is Hofstra’s new Social Media Chair. She is a junior studying Journalism and Dance. Aside from Her Campus, Jasmine is the Public Relations Chair as well as Dancer of Imani Dance Ensemble. Although dancing and writing are her two true passions she also enjoys bowling, making people laugh and has a new found love for architecture. Follow her on twitter @jasminenicholle

Nikki Maniscalco is Hofstra’s Campus Couture Section Editor. She is a senior majoring in English and Publishing Studies with a minor in Journalism. On campus, she is also involved in Ed2012, Nexus Yearbook, and a Communications Volunteer for the 2012 Presidential Debate. Off campus, she is an editorial intern at The Daily Meal. Her hobbies, aside from writing, include photography, cooking, spending more money on clothes and shoes than she should, and enjoying every second of college life with her friends before she graduates in the spring.

Dilpreet Kainth is Hofstra’s Campus Celebrity Section Editor. She’s a junior Broadcast Journalism major, with an English minor. Dilpreet is from Long Island and loves everything about Journalism. After she graduates, she hopes to be broadcasting and working for a morning show. Dilpreet is an associate producer at WRHU, radio Hofstra University. Whenever she’s home, she loves to see her family, friends and kitty.


Rachel is a senior at Hofstra University where she majors in journalism with minors in fine arts photography and creative writing. The Rochester, NY native is involved in several organizations on campus including the Hofstra chapters of Ed2010 and She's the First. She is also an RA in a freshman residence hall. Rachel has interned at College Lifestyles, Cosmopolitan, The Knot Magazine, and is now interning at Us Weekly. She hopes to someday fulfill her dreams of being an editor at a magazine. Until then, she is a dreamer, a wanderlust and a lover of haikus. Follow her on Twitter for silly and sarcastic tidbits @rcrocetti!
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