Published on September th, 2010

DISTRACTION MAGAZINE IS A SOPHISTICATED, HIGH-GLOSS SEMESTERLY MAGAZINE that is committed to defining the culture of University of Miami’s student body. This new publication serves as an entertaining and insightful “Distraction” to the daily stress of college life and features new trends in music, fashion, art, entertainment and student interests.

Each issue, our creative team is dedicated to writing intriguing stories that will engage readers with stimulating interviews, investigative feature segments, and interesting profiles of students. Because Distraction is written by students, the magazine has an authentic voice that connects immediately and enthusiastically with its core readership.

As a student-run publication at the University of Miami, Distraction seeks to provide an influential, powerful source of life-style information for and about the UM student community. As the newest and only student lifestyle publication at UM, Distraction is dedicated to becoming the most read student publication at UM and Coral Gables.

Want to get involved? Shoot us an email at distraction@miami.edu or or click on any of the editors’ names below to contact them directly.

distraction magazine editorial staff

Editor-in-Chief_Rori Kotch
Executive Editor_Lexi Williams
Managing Editor_Asmae Fahmy
Co-Art Directors_ Allie PakrosnisClaudia Fernandes‐Hernandez
Photo Editors_Valentina Escotet

Assistant Photo Editors_ Sidney Sherman & Olivia Stauber

Assistant Art Directors_Jess Clavero, Christina Riccardi & Celeste Escotet

Copy Chief_Madison Cramer

Assistant Copy Chief_Diana Rodon
The Guide Editor_Julie Harans
In The Loop Editor_Chelsey Sellars
Health and Wellness Editor_Mary Selep
Fashion Editors_Miguel Rodriguez Clark & Hollie Pollak

Main Event Editor_Jamie Servidio

Public Relations Manager_Hannah Bursack
Assistant PR Manager_Ava Taylor
Business Manager_Kendall Eisenberg


Online Editorial Coordinator_Renee Perez
Online Managing Editor_Veronica Lopez
Online Copy Chief_Chidera Anugwom
Entertainment Blog Editor_Brandon Carusillo
Food Blog Editor_Rachel Cox-Rosen
Online Fashion Editor_Nicole Echevarria
Student Life Blog Editor_Kamila Knaudt
Social Media Editor_Rachel Watkins

Assistant Social Media Editor_Maggie Secor

Faculty Adviser_Randy Stano