Brittany Menjivar

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Los Angeles, CA
Yale University
Music Legends, 20th-century Pop Culture, Hollywood History
  • Brittany first dipped her toes into journalism by interviewing musicians at the age of 17.
  • She runs an LA-based literary reading series called Car Crash Collective with her partner in crime Erin Satterthwaite, featuring both acclaimed and up-and-coming authors.
  • Her short film "" (dir. Alison-Eve Hammersley) can be viewed on the ALTER Channel via YouTube, where it has 1.8 million views.


Brittany was born and raised in the DMV; she now works and plays in the City of Angels. She started her journalism career as a music reporter for The Young Folks, where she interviewed over 80 musicians and photographed legends such as Paramore, Weezer, and Fetty Wap. Today, you can find her covering her favorite artists at Top Five Records; additionally, she regularly contributes film criticism to Movie Ranker. As a writer of poetry and prose, she has been published by HAD, Dream Boy Book Club, Spectra, and Versification, among other lit mags. She was named a Best of the Net Award finalist in 2022.


Brittany Menjivar graduated from Yale University in 2021. She received a B.A. in English (with a concentration in Nonfiction Writing) and Film & Media Studies (with an emphasis on Screenwriting).
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