Jilleen Barrett

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New York, NY
Manhattan College
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  • In 2022, Jilleen was an intern with the American Society of Magazine Editors, who run the most competitive magazine journalism internship in the country.
  • When Jilleen worked for The Riverdale Press, a local newspaper in The Bronx, she won a New York Press Association award for her work covering a mayoral election.
  • When Jilleen was in college, she interviewed Sammy Rae of Sammy Rae & The Friends for her college newspaper.


Jilleen recently graduated from Manhattan College and has been writing professionally for three years. While working for ASME, she was placed to work with Smart + Strong Publishing. At S+S, she was tasked writing articles for the HIV and AIDS communities. Since then, she has done freelance work for Rewire News Group, Elite Daily and Wondermind. She began working part-time for Bustle Digital Group's parenting verticals, Romper and ScaryMommy, in 2023. She joined Static Media as a freelance writer for The List. Jilleen loves traveling and has enjoyed trips to Nashville, Boston, Ireland and Mexico this year.


Jilleen has a bachelor's degree in communication with a concentration in journalism and a minor in women and gender studies from Manhattan College.
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