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Alex Cruz
Alex Cruz is founder of A student at Mizzou who loves to have a good time as much as he loves marketing and business. Majoring in Marketing and fluent in Spanish-- he hopes to be prepared at all times for the apocalyptic zombie attack. He also enjoys living the college life.

Amy Willsey
I'm a sophomore magazine journalism major and business minor at the University of Missouri. I came from the lovely Kansas City and am a die hard Royals and Chiefs fan. I enjoy long-distance runs, alliteration and I spend my free time finding the fraternities with the cutest puppies. Carry on, all you pretty people, carry on.

Armani Alejandro
Amory Blaine. Except in Real Life.

Becca Smith
I'm Becca Smith. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). I am currently a counselor at Aurora University, Aurora, IL. I graduated with my Master's degree in Counseling in 1999 from Bradley University, Peoria, IL. In 2005 I began working in private practice. I worked with people with addictions, eating disorders, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and depression. I also worked with marital couples in counseling. I recently moved closer to the suburbs from Peoria, IL. When looking for a new job, I decided I wanted to work with college students again. I started at Aurora University as a counselor in the fall semester of 2010. Even though I no longer work with marital couples, I find the topic of relationships comes up often with college students. When I look back, it has always been a major part of a lot of my counseling sessions over the years. I have learned so much from listening to people over the last decade. I thought it would be great to be able to share my experience and insights with you. I hope it helps!

Brandon F
Student and proud founder of

Brinton is a second year student at the University of California, Davis and is double-majoring in English and Design with a minor in Textiles & Clothing. Her passion (at the risk of sounding extremely cliché) is fashion, as well as writing, cooking, fitness, and movies. Pursuing a career in magazine journalism is the next check on her to-do list.

Cara Chiaramonte
Hailing originally from Long Island, NY, Cara is a second-year journalism major at the University of Florida also seeking minors in women's studies and leadership. She is a former Freshman 15 Representative for Seventeen magazine and contributes to the UF chapter of Her Campus weekly. Known as the loud girl with a big heart, Cara's passions include writing, having a good time, giving advice, living life to its fullest, keeping up with entertainment news and watching trashy reality-TV. Find out more about Cara at her website:

I'm a Psychology and Sociology Dual major at the University of Missouri- My emphasis is Social Behavior/Human Interaction and Criminology. I grew up in the small town of Carrollton MO, which is about an hour outside of KC. I believe that everyone has a motto that they live by so here is mine, enjoy "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter; and those who matter don't mind" -Dr Seuss

I'm currently a sophomore at UMass Amherst. My major is journalism and I am thinking of minoring in marketing, business, or Italian. I love spending time making collages of fashion styles and blogging about the current runway trends and how to wear them in a college campus setting. For more information about me, contact me through email or Facebook!

Linzy Anna
Linzy Anna is a senior at Mizzou studying strategic communications in the j-school. She is a professional model, writer for Josephine Magazine and part-time employee at Marshalls. She loves being a Big for Big Brothers Big Sisters, owls, chocolate, traveling, dancing modeling and acting. Find more about Linzy Anna here:

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Megan is a senior majoring in Mass Media Communication and minoring in Business at the University of Missouri. Interests include writing, traveling, wining and dining.

Melisa Noriega
Melisa Noriega
Hello! My name is Melisa (with one 's') and I'm a Harvard University undergraduate concentrating in biomedical engineering. I hope one day to become a surgeon, so basically to waste away my golden years in medical school. During the summer I work on the MESSENGER Mission to Mercury at the JHU Applied Physics Laboratory, which isn't exactly related to my major, but it's close to home so I get home-cooked meals and my laundry done for me. At school I'm heavily involved in Model United Nations and watching a little too much Grey's Anatomy (dreaming about becoming Christina Yang). Last year I was one of Seventeen Magazine's Freshman 15, so I'm excited to continue blogging!

I love fashion and makeup, hip hop dancing, food, the color orange, cheesy romantic comedies and terrible pop music. I write for Dating Advice From a Girl and

Rebecca Romero
Hi, my name's Rebecca Romero. I am a sophomore at San Diego State University majoring in Hospitality & Tourism Management emphasis in events and operations. I am a past Freshman 15 Blogger for Seventeen Magazine and am very excited to continue to blog about my experiences with LTCL! I love being outside, painting, hiking, being at the beach, hanging out with friends, as well as doing anything crafty! I'm also obsessed with Tumblr. Check out my blog at

Rob Courson
Well... I suppose that is entirely dependent on just exactly how far down the rabbit-hole you're willing to venture...

I'm a cosmetology student at Paul Mitchell The School in St. Louis. I am obsessed with all things fashion. My passion is styling and coloring hair, as well as make up. I'm a very visual person and I have a pretty outgoing personality. I'm always open to constructive criticism and I'm all about teamwork!