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Alexis Grant

Alexis Grant is managing editor of Brazen Life. After working as a staff reporter at the Houston Chronicle and covering careers at U.S. News & World Report, she's now building her own business. She creates guides and courses that help go-getters achieve their big dreams, and works with small businesses on social media and blogging. Alexis is also managing editor of The Write Life. Check out her blog, The Traveling Writer, or follow her on Twitter, @alexisgrant.


Annie Favreau

Annie Rose Favreau is a content strategist, freelance writer and startup problem-solver. When not at work, you can find her indulging in Seattle’s coffee culture. For more on Annie Rose, chat with her on Twitter or check out her latest projects at


Danny Rubin

Danny Rubin is a blogger and media consultant based in Washington, DC. His day job is with Frank Magid Associates, where he helps newspapers and TV stations boost subscriptions and ratings through audience research. He also runs News To Live By, a blog that offers daily tips on how we can apply the lessons of the news to our own lives. The blog often focuses on career issues and demonstrates how you can improve just by reading the news. When he's not buried in the day's headlines, Danny likes to run, play basketball, collect vinyl records and do crossword puzzles. Follow him on Twitter.


Erin Palmer

Erin Palmer is a writer for Bisk Education, where she works with the online programs from universities such as Villanova University and University of Notre Dame. She is also a contributor for U.S. News University Directory. Erin has written for and career sites like Monster and Simply Hired. Her work has been featured in the Huffington Post and Chicago Tribune, among others. Erin would love to hear what you think, so reach out to her on Twitter.


Jay Cross

Jay Cross is the creator of Do-It-Yourself Degree, a community that teaches college students how to graduate faster (and debt-free) with credit by examination and prior learning assessment. Jay has also served as editor of I Will Teach You To Be Rich and written for top finance brands like TurboTax, Billshrink and Mint. He loves using contrarian thinking to help people achieve their career goals and can be reached on Twitter or LinkedIn.


Jessica Lawlor

Jessica Lawlor is a public relations professional and freelance writer in the Philadelphia area. She blogs at about getting gutsy- stepping outside your comfort zone to reach your goals and live a life that makes you truly happy. In addition to Brazen Careerist, her work has been published by Ragan’s PR Daily, Muck Rack, Mediabistro, Business Insider and AOL Jobs. Subscribe to her Get Gutsy e-newsletter and connect with her on Twitter.


Jessica Stillman

Jessica Stillman is a freelance writer based in London and is the author of BNET’s Entry-Level Rebel column.


Joel Runyon

Joel Runyon is the creator of Impossible HQ where he pushes his limits, tackles his impossible list and challenges people to take action

In addition to Impossible HQ, Joel runs an online marketing agency, Impossible Agency, focused on SEO content marketing and PPC strategy. Joel's work has been featured on on the Guardian, Problogger, Discovery Magazine and Oprah, and he's spoken at everywhere from TEDx to Target Headquarters. When he's not working, Joel eats a variation of the paleo diet and tries to travel as much as possible in search of adventure. Follow Joel on Twitter and Google+.


Kelly Gurnett

Kelly Gurnett runs the blog Cordelia Calls It Quits, where she documents her attempts to rid her life of the things that don’t matter and focus more on the things that do. She also appears in all these other places online. Follow her on Twitter @CordeliaCallsIt.


Marian Schembari

Marian Schembari is a blogger, traveler (hails from Connecticut and based in New Zealand by way of London) and social media strategist for a rad agency in Auckland. She also runs the site, where she cuts through the BS on social media, travel, and growing up Gen Y. Marian has been featured in Real Simple magazine, TIME, Copyblogger and ABC News, as well as was named one of Writer's Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers. You can connect with her on LinkedIn, Twitter or via her blog.


Rebecca Thorman

Rebecca Thorman's goal is to help you find meaningful work, enjoy the heck out of it and earn more money. Her site, Kontrary, offers career, business and life advice, and her work has been featured in the New York Times, the Huffington Post, Forbes, Los Angeles Times, the Washingtonian and Wall Street Journal, among others. She is a regular contributor on Brazen Careerist and writes a weekly column for U.S. News & World Report. She writes from Washington, DC.


Ryan Healy

Ryan Healy is the Co-Founder/COO of Brazen Careerist and regularly writes about careers, young professionals and entrepreneurship. He has been named one of 20 Entrepreneurs To Watch by Worth Magazine, and has been featured on 60 Minutes, 20/20, CNN and PBS Nightly News. Before Brazen, Ryan graduated from Pennsylvania State University, and was a Consultant for IBM Business Consulting Services. Follow Ryan on Twitter or connect with him on LinkedIn.


Tim Murphy

Tim is the founder of, a free web app that helps track job and school applications. He also writes about careers, job searching, and other challenges of a young professional at Tim did his undergrad at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and earned his Master’s degree from the University of Denver. He’s worked in various fields, such as HR/Recruiting, defense/security, communications and business consulting, and real estate. Follow him on Twitter or check out his company's Facebook page.