Meet the O&B Staff

Fall 2018 Staff


Jessica Fondo

Jessica Fondo is a senior journalism and political science student from Atlantic Beach, FL. She spends every waking moment in search of the perfect café con leche with a collection of short stories and a journal in hand.


Savannah Edgens

Savannah Edgens is a journalism senior at the University of Florida. She is from Bradenton, FL. Her interests include everything from Gator football to American politics. Her dream is to one day work in Washington, D.C., in the administrative side of national politics.



Ellen Andreu

Ellen Andreu is a senior journalism student with a minor in Spanish at the University of Florida. She loves being outdoors and anywhere near the water. She spends any free weekends traveling and this past summer lived in Spain for over a month. You can always find her listening to Coldplay and the Beatles.



Summer Jarro

Summer Jarro is a senior journalism student at the University of Florida graduating in December. After graduating, she hopes to write for a magazine or newspaper. Her ultimate career goal is to become an environmental journalist for National Geographic. Along with writing, she loves Disney, watching old films, going to the beach and traveling to new places.




Sean Denison

Sean Denison is a student at the University of Florida. He is a proud family man who loves bourbon, writing and reading bedtime stories to his little girl. He loves southern culture and makes a mean blackberry pie.



Melanie Prescott

Melanie Prescott is a senior journalism student at the University of Florida. She’s an aspiring foreign affairs analyst who obsesses over dainty coffee shops and four-legged friends. When she’s not writing on deadline, she’s indulging in the latest celebrity gossip.


Caroline Strogis

Caroline is a senior journalism major at the University of Florida who wants to go into magazine editing. She’s also a certified personal trainer and sports nutrition specialist who’s passionate about health and wellness.



Brooke Henderson

Brooke is a senior journalism major passionate about representative journalism and covering the stories of LGBTQ+ and brown folks to preserve their narratives. When she’s not saving the world, catch Brooke laughing at rude comments on Twitter or obsessing over Pass That Book, her charity that donates diverse children’s books. If she’s not struggling to grow her succulents, then Brooke’s probably reading books soul-sucking endings or thrift shopping in ungentrified stores. Want to collaborate? Laugh at memes together? Follow her on Twitter @brooke_writes.



Savannah Hill

Savannah Hill is a senior journalism major at the University of Florida. After graduating in 2019, she hopes to continue working on magazines somewhere in the state of Florida. Besides writing, her passions include all things Disney, taking BuzzFeed quizzes, eating overpriced food and panicking about her future. She’s really excited for the “Real” issue to come out this winter and can’t wait to share it with you all!




Nicole Irving

Adjunct Professor Nicole Irving is the owner and publisher of Giggle Magazine, the award-winning parenting and family magazine in Alachua County and Leon County, Florida. She also owns Wellness360 Magazine, a health and wellness magazine for Alachua County. Nicole, originally from New York, is a UF alumna with an honor’s degree in Sociology. She came to Gainesville in 1997 from Jupiter, Florida. Nicole is the mom to three boys and has been married to her husband and business partner Shane for 14 years. She currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Florida Magazine Association, a Leadership Gainesville Class of 38 graduate, a member of the Society of Professional Journalists  and an active member of the Junior League of Gainesville. Nicole won 2012 Business of the Year for Leading Women’s Enterprise, and she is a member of both the Gainesville and Tallahassee Chambers of Commerce.

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