Meet the Editors

Every story begins when a creative decides to sit down, pour their heart out, and dream.

Here at Verge of Verse, we’re all creatives. Most of us are writers, some of us are editors, some are photographers, and some are illustrators. Others dabble in a variety of other art forms and mediums. Deep down, we’re all dreamers. We have ideas that we want to express, untold stories that we want to tell, and artistic designs and creations that we want to share with the world through curated articles and other forms of multimedia published in our digital magazine.

Our team is on a mission: to craft a welcoming space where fellow creatives can exchange experiences, learn from each other about their fields and their crafts, grow their knowledge, discover new inspiring outlets, cultivate their creativity, and become more connected with each other and with new audiences.

 


Meet the Editorial Team

Julianne Day Ignacio
Founder & Editor-In-Chief

Julianne founded Verge of Verse in 2014 as a blog and since then has turned it into a growing digital magazine where creatives can cultivate their talents in writing, photography, and a variety of multimedia. She is a New Yorker, born and raised in Brooklyn. A few years ago, she once fancied the idea of becoming a psychologist, but soon realized that her real passions are in storytelling, publishing, design, and helping people reach their potential. Julianne loves indulging in a good story and has a passion for helping others develop their writing and media skills.

With a Master of Arts degree in Media Studies and a Certificate in Media Management from the The New School, Julianne tackles each challenge head-on to develop meaningful content. In her downtime, she loves to wander into independent bookstores and stationery shops. Julianne also loves to explore different neighborhoods, take photos, research new cultural venues, visit exhibits around the city, write poetry and essays, and maintain her fitness regimen (so that she can eat brunch, dinner, and desserts with no regrets).

You can find Julianne crafting new content and updating the social media outlets for Verge of Verse, snapping photos on Snapchat (@jdayignacio) and on Instagram (@vergeofverse), or chilling out at a cafe or park as she writes down her discoveries and chronicles her adventures. Check out her projects on her portfolio site and let her know if you want to grab a cup of coffee (or tea) and work together.


Jus Tri
Managing Editor

Justine Tri joined Verge of Verse in mid-2016, and since then her aspirations have become tangible.

With her Bachelor’s degree in education, she intends to help make others’ aspirations tangible. Justine loves learning alongside others because that usually means adventures with good conversation and food.

She geeks out about everything from deep sea giant squid to space-dust particles hanging in the atmosphere.

Like most creatives, she collects used books, draws on her arms and t-shirts, and struggles to keep her succulents and goldfish alive.

 


Amy Pastrana
Social Media Editor & Marketing Manager

Amy teamed up with Verge of Verse when she met Julianne in the graduate program of Media Studies at The New School. Shortly afterward, she met the amazing Justine and the three of them decided to be the editorial boss ladies of the digital magazine. Amy has a passion for content creation, tech, design, digital marketing, and outreach.

As the social media editor for Verge of Verse, she gets to do what she loves: have an excuse to take road trips and visit new places, make VOV pretty and interactive, create and design strategies with her colleagues over coffee, and partner up with local artists, photographers, storytellers and organizations who we help bring to light.

You can catch Amy in the NYC and NJ area. She’s all about people, super iced coffee and updating her shopping cart. When she’s offline, she spends time with family and friends, samples food and essential oils, Netflix and sleeps, and is glued to a notebook in case she forgets, well, anything. Y si, hablo español! 

 


Now that you’ve met the editors,
it’s time to meet our contributors.

 


What’s your story?

Check out our Submissions page for more details on how to become a contributor. 

Feel free to reach us at hello@vergeofverse.com.