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_Megan McCrink
Managing Editor_Alexis Williams
Co-Art Directors_Katherine Lee & Claudia Fernandes‐Hernandez
Photo Editor_Melissa Mallin
Assistant Art Directors_Jamie Servidio & Sean Perez
Assistant Photo Editor_Karli Evans
Copy Chief_Erin Fischer
Assistant Copy Chief_Julie Harans
The Guide Editor_Shivani Aluru
In The Loop Editor_Asmae Fahmy
Health and Wellness Editor_Jordan DeSantis
Fashion Editors_Adam Tomashek & Allison Baer
Assistant Fashion Editors_Martina Ceccherini Nelli & Molly Cohen
The Main Event Editor_Yael Herman
Public Relations Managers_Gabrielle Bardfield & Brandon Carusillo
Assistant PR Manager_David O’Connell
Business Manager_Alexandra Hurtado


Co-Online Editorial Coordinators_Megan McCrink & Yael Herman
Online Managing Editor_Juan Antonio Bisono
Online Copy Chief_Maggie McMahon
Web Master_Lauren Ruben
Culture/Entertainment Blog Editor_Chidera Anugwom
Food Blog Editor_Julie Harans
Online Fashion Editor_Kelly Brody
Photo Blog Editor_Melissa Mallin
Student Life Blog Editor_Lynn Fan
Features Blog Editor_Taylor Duckett
Online Photo Editor_Alexandra Gordon
Video Editor_Rebekah Pestana
Social Media Editor_Veronica Lopez

Faculty Adviser_Randy Stano