Bianca Kasawdish is a writer and editor, covering topics from lifestyle to entertainment to fashion. With a passion for words, she loves the art of conversation and being able to inspire people through stories, while always staying up-to-date on the issues that are relevant to society. She’s a lover of coffee, reading, wine and watching her favorite movies over and over again, in no particular order. Or maybe all at once.
Cassidy is a lively, ambitious and strong-willed Latina who enjoys writing about current events, fashion, sports and entertainment. She’s not afraid to step outside her comfort zone and loves going on new and spontaneous adventures. She is a strong believer in self-care and cherishing every moment with those she loves the most, especially her kitty cat.
Hailing from a wildlife-reserve town in South Africa, Ciska Roos worked her way around the world to join Zip Poll USA. She holds a B.A. from the University of Pretoria in English and completed UC San Diego’s copy editing program. Since then, she has been on a mission to correct every grammar error she comes across. In what little spare time that leaves, she enjoys traveling, fashion, crime documentaries, snacks & naps, and spending time with her incredibly lazy cat and slightly less lazy husband. Follow her on Instagram if you enjoy random travel, food, and cat pics. Follow her on Instagram at @ciskaroos
Kelly Traynor is a news writer at Zip Poll USA from sunny Oceanside, California. When Kelly isn’t covering her favorite entertainment and pop culture topics for Zip, she is probably relaxing by the shore as the sun sets with her head buried in the latest mystery novel (and taking pics of the sunset for the gram). Growing up, Kelly loved to write fiction (there’s a treasure trove of short stories buried somewhere in her garage) which is what inspires her to bring a fun, conversational tone to her articles. If you like seeing cat pics, catch her on Instagram or Snapchat.
Kristina Mirolyants is a journalist from San Diego who specializes in music news, world news, entertainment, fashion, travel and lifestyle. You’ll probably find her at a quaint coffeeshop, enjoying a warm London Fog and jamming to some good music on the weekends. Kristina appreciates nature, art, good films and all things spooky. Make sure to check her out on Instagram. @tearose_tina
LA-born Lauryn Robbins drove two hours down the 5 to be a journalist at Zip Poll USA in beautiful San Diego. She enjoys writing articles on current events, politics and just everyday life. When she’s not spending her life savings on food, you can find her laughing along with her friends or fawning over pictures of dogs (including her own). She aspires to be a better cook and to explore all of San Diego. Send in your best food recommendations and follow her on Instagram @loro_with_the_bangs