Meet the Team
Zane Landin – Chief Executive Officer & Founder
Zane Landin is a non-graduating senior from the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He will graduate in December 2021 with a Bachelor of Science in Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations. He has a strong passion for academics, design, social issues, creative writing, and learning new things all the time. Upon graduation, he hopes to be accepted into the master’s program in strategic communication from Columbia University to work at a public relations firm, the government, a nonprofit, or a university. Zane wanted to inspire individuals and communities to tap into their unlimited potential, and PositiveVibesMag was born. Connect on Instagram and LinkedIn
Michelle Allende – Editor-In-Chief
Michelle Allende is a student at Cal Poly Pomona with a major in English Literature and minors in History and Political Science. She is the Technical Writer at the Student Innovation Idea Lab on the CPP campus. On her free time, she enjoys watching Disney movies, writing creatively, and fawning over cat and dog pictures. For the past two years, she has been dealing with major anxiety, though she is grateful for the lessons it has taught her about the importance of self-care.
Milena Familia – Staff Writer
Milena Familia is a student at the College of the Holy Cross as a double major in English and Spanish. Milena has always loved writing and creates poetry in her free time. Other hobbies include hiking, dancing, and photography. Milena believes in assisting the shift of the collective consciousness from the 3D to the 5D, and enjoys learning about and sharing information that can help. Milena believes that humanity is being assisted in this journey, and that help can be found in the form of spirit guides, angels, and even extraterrestrials.
Konwalia Kotlinski – Staff Writer
Konwalia Kotlinski identifies as a Polish American actress, dancer and writer. She has graduated with B.F.A In Acting and is currently working towards her MFA in Writing for Theatre and Media. As well as working towards being a certified yoga teacher. Konwalia is passionate about spreading positivity and light to everyone she comes in contact with. She hopes to teach others to lead a life of love and gratitude in all they do.
Caroline Harting – Staff Writer
A rising junior at Syracuse University where she is studying Psychology. She has a passion for writing is very creative. In her free time she likes to hang out with her friends and is also a cinephile (movie buff) and loves to watch any and every film!
Sophia Bailey – Staff Writer
I am a rising senior at Dartmouth College studying English and Women & Gender Studies. I am originally from Phoenix, Arizona, and love to paint (watercolor, oils, anything!) and read, mostly narrative fiction and poetry, in my free time. At Dartmouth, I am the Design Editor of The Dartmouth Newspaper and part of the Sexual Assault Peer Alliance.
Elizabeth Dowell – Staff Writer
Hello! I’m Elizabeth, I’m a journalist and writer. I enjoy writing stories and inspiring people with my experiences and knowledge. I am excited to be a part of the PositiveVibes Magazine. Looking forward to connecting with you all and creating amazing and inspiring stories.
Devanshee Sharma – Staff Writer
Devanshee is a student at the University of Delhi with a Major in History and a Minor in English literature. She loves telling stories and writing them. In her free time, she watches movies and documentaries, studies about cultures and civilizations, and talks to her best friend. She hopes to help and inspire people through her work and never lose her zeal and creativity.
Brendan Ulanch – Staff Writer
My name is Brendan and I am a recent graduate of the University of Michigan. I love to write and tell meaningful stories that have an impact. A goal of mine is to be able to eventually write pieces that people all over really look forward to reading. I am from Michigan and love to spend my free time hanging out with family and friends, frisbee golfing, playing spikeball and just having a good time.
Kiersten Wright – Staff Writer
Kiersten Wright is a student at Florida State University majoring in English with a concentration in Creative Writing and minoring in Film Studies. She is currently writing a poetry collection centered around spiritual oneness and will defend this creative thesis before graduating in Spring 2022. Aside from writing, Kiersten enjoys acting, serving as a production assistant on film sets, and listening to Hozier’s albums on repeat. Her ultimate career goal is to work in the media and entertainment industry in any capacity that will allow her to spread positive vibes. For now, though, she’s just enjoying her spiritual journey.
Alex Perrone – Staff Writer
Atlanta-born, Lawrenceville-raised, University of Georgia-educated, many would expect the peach state to run through Alex Perrone’s blood. It does not. A citizen of the world, he enjoys his studies but loves to shirk responsibility and write into the night. While not crafting plot threads, Alex loves trying new food, damn good TV, and endless conversations.
Jennifer Sierra – Staff Writer
Jennifer Sierra is an alumnus of California State University, Fullerton, where she received a B.A. in Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations and minored in Geography. Jennifer hopes to work in lifestyle PR as she is passionate about fashion and beauty. She believes they are outlets in which people can express themselves freely.