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Pulse Spikes

Pulse Spikes is a magazine made by and for youth focusing on entertainment, entrepreneurship, and activism. Received the FOLIO Rising Star Award for young disruptors in the media industry.


Let’s trace back to the summer before my freshman year of high school… Feeling uninspired by the gossip-filled stories of many teen magazines, I founded Pulse Spikes, a digital and print magazine made by youth for youth focusing on entertainment, entrepreneurship, and activism to create a platform for young creatives to share their work.

Past issues of Pulse Spikes on a bookshelf

Visit Pulse Spikes’ website.

Some Numbers

Fast forward to today…

  • 50,000 Readers: Our stories have reached tens of thousands of readers.
  • 190+ Countries Reached: Our audience extends across the globe.
  • 250+ Stories: From conversations with aspiring artists to industry leaders, we’ve profiled young visionaries who are changing the game.
  • 16 Print Issues: Your favorite stories, now in print.

My Role

  • Editor-in-Chief: Collaborate with 30+ young photographers and writers
  • Creative Director: Oversee creative process for talent photoshoots, from vision to execution
  • Web Developer: Build and update the website for digital stories
  • Talent Bookings: Research potential story ideas, write pitches, manage relationships with record labels and PR firms
  • Social Media: Maintain social media presence and build online audience
  • Designer: Design layouts for print issues using Adobe InDesign

Past Stories

Asian Representation in Media: Lana Condor (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before)

How Technology is Shaping the Arts: Greg Lutze (VSCO Co-Founder)

Equipping Girls With Coding Skills: Karlie Kloss (Supermodel, Founder of Kode With Klossy)

The Need for Immigration Reform, From the Daughter of Undocumented Parents: Diane Guerrero (Orange Is the New Black)

Poetry’s Role in Social Change: Amanda Gorman (National Youth Poet Laureate)

Navigating the Entertainment Industry From a Mental Health Perspective: Lili Reinhart (Riverdale)