Team

Photographer: LEE FRIEDLANDER
Title: Jennifer Schwab's 40th birthday at Susan and David Rockefeller's apartment in New York City, 2016
Credit: © Lee Friedlander, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

Jennifer Schwab Founder & Editor-in-Chief

Jennifer Schwab is a highly regarded entrepreneur with one goal in mind: to inspire, support and empower all women through action. In 2016, she founded ENTITY, a media company dedicated to equipping young women with the skills, knowledge and resilience they need to lead a successful life. ENTITY currently achieves this through its robust publishing platform as well as through its Academy, where young women are put through a rigorous curriculum focused on leadership training through mentorship, access to a diverse group of highly-credentialed guest speakers and hands-on experience, both inside and outside the office. 

Prior to founding ENTITY, Jennifer was instrumental in creating Sierra Club Green Home, the first-ever social entrepreneurship model attempted by the Sierra Club in its 124-year history. After running SCGH.com for five years, she sold the site to digital marketing aggregator Fractl. Jennifer graduated with a B.S. in Accounting and started her career at Ernst & Young’s Chicago office. She went on to study environmental design and sustainability at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. She also earned an MS in Urban Planning and Environmental Design from UC-Irvine and is a LEED certified practitioner. In 2013, Jennifer performed her Fulbright Fellowship at Arava Institute in Israel, with emphasis on water management and sustainability. 

Away from work, Jennifer follows design avidly and is a long-time hobbyist pilot licensed in a high-performance, multi-engine aircraft. 

Taryn Hillin VP

Taryn Hillin is an Editor and Social Media Director for ENTITY. Prior to joining the team she was a producer at TMZ, an associate editor at The Huffington Post, and a features reporter for Fusion. She graduated from Yale with a degree in Political Science and Comparative Government. On a more personal note she loves West Coast IPAs and videos of baby goats. 

 

Kristen Graves VP of Sales

Prior to joining ENTITY, Kristen worked in the digital and mobile space for companies like CBS and ESPN. Once upon a time you could find Kristen running marathons, working as a bungee jumping assistant and touring the country as a roadie in a rock band. These days, hanging out with her French Bulldogs, Norman and Millie, is how she gets her thrills. 

 

Kay Sorin ENTITY Academy, Director

Kay Sorin is a Director at ENTITY Academy. Before joining ENTITY, she worked as a journalist and developed the content and thought leadership programs at IVY. She studied Creative Writing and Psychology at Columbia University and went on to earn her MFA in Fiction at The New School. Kay has a personal passion for literature and published her first book of poetry in 2016. She lives in Greenwich Village with her cat Penelope. 

Kayla Caldwell Editorial Director

Kayla studied magazine journalism at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. She has worked for publications such as Girls’ Life, Tiger Beat and DailyMail.com. The pop culture fanatic is known around the office as an expert on all things entertainment, baking and for having “the best manicured bangs ever seen on a real person.”

Erin Harpur Visuals Editor

Erin graduated from the University of Southern California with a BA in Narrative Studies and a minor in Film. The former dancer is passionate about storytelling and discovered that writing is much easier on her joints. When Erin is not working, you can catch her listening to Motown, applying sunscreen or petting your dog.

Angelica Pronto SEO EDITOR

Angelica is the intellectual feminist who loves to tackle big-picture topics. She did her Honors Thesis at UCSD on Postmodern Feminist Theory and Writing Practices. In her spare time, she enjoys playing the piano, hiking and anything to do with animals.

Chrissie Cheng Graphic Designer

Chrissie graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a BA in Journalism Media Studies and minor in Graphic Design. When she's not staring at the computer, she can be found as the designated DJ in the car, globe trotting, and Zumba-ing. 

Nicole Sazegar Staff Writer

Nicole Sazegar is a journalism G R A D U A T E at San Diego State University. She fell in love with writing the moment after she finished reading a children’s book for the first time as a child, and she hasn’t lost that passion since. Nicole is also obsessed with dogs and will freak out and say the word “dog” every time she sees one pass her.

Helayne Kushner Staff Writer

Helayne is a writer by way of Brooklyn, NY and raised in NJ (It's surprisingly very nice!). She's a queer mermaid who loves to create engaging content that makes you laugh. She earned her BA at The New School and is a current certificate student in digital film production at her alma mater. Helayne is also an artist and social media community manager/influence specialist who has worked for Oribe, Head & Shoulders, Herbal Essences and Socialyte Collective. You can check out her work at theantibabe.com. Her affinity for baby seals has yet to be matched.

Senior Advisors

Susan Rockefeller

Susan Rockefeller is the Founder and CEO of Protect What is Precious (www.ProtectWhatIsPrecious.com) a company that uses the power of documentary filmmaking, photography storytelling and design to inspire awareness and mobilize action across a wide range of environmental, social and philanthropic groups.

Deeply committed to nurturing our environment, and creating a better world through family, art, and nature, Susan sits on the boards of Oceana, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, We Are Family Foundation and is a member of Natural Resources Defense Council Global Leadership Council. Susan Rockefeller received her undergraduate degree from Hampshire College and her master's degree from NYU. She lives in New York, New York with her husband David Rockefeller Jr. and her two children.

Courtney Keating Chakarun

Courtney Keating Chakarun is SVP of CoreLogic. Courtney joined CoreLogic in fall of 2014 to lead innovation efforts and combine her passion for data, technology and delivering solutions for growth and an optimal customer experience. 

 

Prior to CoreLogic, Courtney held various leadership roles at General Electric. Most recently, she led new product innovation, mobility and research insights for GE Capital’s Retail Finance division. Courtney commercialized a complete suite of mobile products to allow customers to apply for credit, service and pay with their phones in the retail environment. 

 

 

 

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