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 r.kotch1@umiami.edu or m.mccrink@umiami.edu 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_Yael Herman
Co-Art Directors_Michelle Lock & Claudia Fernandes‐Hernandez
Photo Editors_Emily Robbins & Shreya Patel Assistant Photo Editors_Mariana Espindola & Donatella Vacca

Assistant Photo Editors_Mariana Espindola & Donatella Vacca

Assistant Art Directors_Taylor Hoff, Sean Perez & Allie Pakrosnis
Co-Copy Chiefs_Erin Fischer & Julie Harans
The Guide Editor_Shivani Aluru
In The Loop Editor_Asmae Fahmy
Health and Wellness Editor_Jordan DeSantis
Fashion Editor_Lauren Patao

Beauty Editor_Adam Tomashek
Main Event Editor_Yael Herman
Public Relations Managers_Gabrielle Bardfield & Brandon Carusillo
Assistant PR Manager_Iliana Blasdell & Myranda Tarr
Business Manager_Candice Johnson


Online Editorial Coordinator_Megan McCrink
Online Managing Editor_Juan Antonio Bisono
Online Copy Chief_Maggie McMahon
Web Master_Lauren Ruben
Culture Blog Editor_Chidera Anugwom
Entertainment Blog Editor_Collin Stevens
Food Blog Editor_Julie Harans
Online Fashion Editor_Kelly Brody
Photo Blog Editor_Melissa Mallin
Student Life Blog Editor_Rachel Watkins
Features Blog Editor_Taylor Duckett
Online Photo Editor_Melissa Mallin
Social Media Editor_Veronica Lopez

Faculty Adviser_Randy Stano