Jennifer Tripucka

Jennifer Tripucka

Jen is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of HobokenGirl.com. With deep entrepreneurial roots in Hudson County — as her grandparents owned textile businesses in North Bergen on Tonnelle Ave — she started the site as a Hoboken resident to discover the amazing things happening in the area. When not planning the next Hoboken Girl event or #HobokenGirlHelps volunteer project, she can usually be found shopping at local boutiques, eating an Insta-worthy meal, walking her two pups, or watching Bravo TV and ordering takeout with her husband.

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Devin Mahon

Devin Mahon

Originally from Holmdel, NJ, Devin made the amazing decision to put down permanent roots in Hoboken after years of renting in NYC. With a professional background in finance and public relations, Devin recently left the corporate world and opened her own franchise business in 2016. A true lover of all things pop culture, she has been known to binge watch all of her favorite TV shows over and over. When not working, Devin can be found planning her next travel excursion with her family, enjoying a meal with her closest friends, or dragging her husband shopping at the local HomeGoods.

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Kate

Kate Lombardo

Kate Lombardo is Hoboken Girl’s Marketing and Events Manager. She joined the HG team in February of 2015 and loves keeping readers up to date on news and things to do in Hoboken. Kate lives uptown with her husband and can often be found shopping her way through Hoboken’s boutiques or taste-testing her way through the mile square’s amazing restaurants. She’s a local yoga teacher who loves helping people live the healthiest and happiest version of their lives. Check her out on Instagram @katelombardoyoga.

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Jordan and Joelle

Jordan and Joelle

Jordan and Joelle, contributors and volunteer coordinators to HobokenGirl are true Jersey Girls. Originally hailing from down the shore in Hazlet, NJ, the girls made their "rite of passage" move to Hoboken a few short years after graduating with degrees in Communications from Loyola University. Outside of their 9-5 as senior publishers in NYC, the twins can be found baking cookies, reading the latest books, or walking their yorkie-poo Chica. Like many 20-somethings, Jordan and Joelle are balling on a budget and know how to score the best deals around town!

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Jennifer Tripucka

Jennifer Tripucka

Jen is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of HobokenGirl.com. With deep entrepreneurial roots in Hudson County — as her grandparents owned textile businesses on Tonnelle Ave in North Bergen dating back to the 50s — she started the site as a Hoboken resident to discover the amazing things happening in the area. When not planning the next Hoboken Girl event or #HobokenGirlHelps volunteer project, she can usually be found shopping at local boutiques, eating an Insta-worthy meal, walking her two pups, or watching Bravo TV and ordering takeout with her husband.

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Hoboken Girl Team

Hoboken Girl Team

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Victoria Marie Moyeno

Victoria Marie Moyeno

Victoria is HG's Editorial Assistant and Social Media Coordinator for the Hoboken Historical Museum + Fire Department Museum. She is a fourth-generation Hoboken native, BNR in the Mile Square, and Jersey City. Through playing softball in town for fourteen years, playing the trumpet for the Hoboken High School Redwings Band, and graduating from New Jersey City University, these two cities have a special place in her heart. When she isn’t Style Assisting or volunteering at Symposia Bookstore, she’s exploring everything the Concrete Jungle has to offer. You can catch her at art exhibitions, local festivities, traveling, diving into a new book, thrifting, or indulging in some form of arts and crafts.

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Kate Lombardo

Kate Lombardo

Kate Lombardo is Hoboken Girl’s Marketing and Events Manager. She joined the HG team in February of 2015 and loves keeping readers up to date on news and things to do in Hoboken. Kate lives uptown with her husband and can often be found shopping her way through Hoboken’s boutiques or taste-testing her way through the mile square’s amazing restaurants. She’s a local yoga teacher who loves helping people live the healthiest and happiest version of their lives. Check her out on Instagram @katelombardoyoga.

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Jordan and Joelle Hernandez

Jordan and Joelle Hernandez

Jordan and Joelle, contributors and volunteer coordinators to HobokenGirl are true Jersey Girls. Originally hailing from down the shore in Hazlet, NJ, the girls made their "rite of passage" move to Hoboken a few short years after graduating with degrees in Communications from Loyola University. Outside of their 9-5 as senior publishers in NYC, the twins can be found baking cookies, reading the latest books, or walking their yorkie-poo Chica. Like many 20-somethings, Jordan and Joelle are balling on a budget and know how to score the best deals around town

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Ainsley Layland

Ainsley Layland

Originally from North Carolina, Ainsley became a proud Hoboken Girl years ago. As a freelance journalist she has written about everything under the sun for the past six years. She works from her home office in uptown Hoboken or sometimes from Choc-o-Pain, because nothing says “freelancer” like working from a café with a fresh croissant nearby. As the mother of one very fast toddler, she has a passion for self-care, parenting hacks, and discovering all the fun things the Mile Square has to offer.

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Yiwei Gu

Yiwei Gu

Yiwei was born and raised in China. She has lived extensively in Beijing and Hong Kong, before finally settling down in New York. She moved to Hoboken after a few years in Westchester and immediately felt at home here. Two years ago, she left her job at an investment bank to travel the world and explore her interests, and has since then taken on a few freelancing gigs in career coaching, college admission consulting, and writing. When she is not wandering wildly in the streets of Europe, Asia, or Latin America, she can be found sipping an espresso in one of Hoboken's coffee shops or trying out restaurants in Hoboken and Jersey City area.

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Jen Gonzalez

Jen Gonzalez

Jen Gonzalez is the owner/founder of Doody Free Girl, a colon hydrotherapy practice in downtown Jersey City. Born and raised in New Jersey, Jen graduated from the University of Miami, FL with a degree in business — but after discovering a passion for health and alternative wellness while working at her family's business, she realized how easy it is to lead an unhealthy lifestyle in today's corporate environment. Now, she works as a colon hydrotherapist and certified nutritional consultant. On Hoboken Girl, she'll be sharing all of the cool vegan/veggie/healthy options there are to discover in Jersey City.

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Diana Cooper

Diana Cooper

After landing her dream job as a reporter for In Touch Weekly and Life & Style Weekly, Diana moved to The Heights in 2014 and has been living in Jersey City since then. Diana enjoys riding her bike at Lincoln Park and taking fitness classes in the downtown area in her free time. She loves binging reality TV shows, dining out and grabbing drinks with friends, and traveling to new places. Her work has led her to meet and interview celebrities as well as attend exclusive events and premieres in New York City. But at the end of the day, what she enjoys the most is cuddling up with her newly adopted kitten, Chloe.

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Erica Commisso

Erica Commisso

Erica calls Hoboken her adopted home, after moving from Toronto, Canada nearly three years ago. She completed her graduate degree from NYU's journalism school last year and now spends her days writing and reading. Her interests include everything from sports to books to fashion, and she falls more and more in love with Hudson County with each passing day.

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Yarleen Hernandez

Yarleen Hernandez

Yarleen is a lovable Leo and a proud Jersey girl with Cuban roots. She’s an actor and freelance writer with an affinity for poetry, astrology, and fried plantains. Born in Jersey City and raised in West New York, where she currently resides, this Hudson county native can usually be found with an Americano in hand, or any caffeinated beverage really. A St. Peter’s University alum with a degree in Communication and Media Culture, Yarleen was News Editor of her college newspaper, while also reporting for the Hudson Reporter and The Jersey Journal. When she’s not on stage, enjoying a new hobby {currently rollerblading}, or typing away at her laptop, you can catch her running along the waterfront listening to the Red Hot Chili Peppers or exploring NYC galleries.

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Nicole Gittleman

Nicole Gittleman

Nicole is a born and bred Jersey girl. Originally from Bergen County, she's called Jersey City home since 2016. After years of working in NYC at marketing agencies for big brands, her entrepreneurial spirit led her to turn her side hustle {supporting local businesses as a writer and social media strategist} into her day job. An all-around champion for small businesses, Nicole loves to shop, eat, drink, and share all things local to New Jersey on her Instagram page, @heynicoleraye. When she isn't curating content or networking, she can be found exploring NJ neighborhoods with her college sweetheart, whipping up a home-cooked meal, planning a get-together for her friends, redecorating her apartment, rooting for her favorite teams (go NJ Devils!), or plotting her next adventure.

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Taylor Duncan

Taylor Duncan

Taylor is an {overly} proud Jersey girl, who has been lucky enough to call Hoboken home for the last three years, and Jersey City for two prior. Originally from a small town in Hunterdon County, Taylor received her degree in multimedia journalism from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. She also spent some time in Miami, but always knew she’d find her way to Hoboken. Taylor has a career in sports, digital, and social media strategy in the NYC area. A lover of all things local, she has a long list of favorite restaurants and coffee shops where she spends a good chunk of her time. You can also catch her running on the waterfront, walking her new pup, watching reruns of Real Housewives, or making a trip to HomeGoods

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Alexa Martin

Alexa Martin

Originally from Essex County, Alexa is a born-and-raised Jersey girl who moved to Hoboken three years ago. A teacher by day, Alexa is certified in elementary and special education and has her master’s degree in literacy. In 2018 she started @AlexaMartinDesigns, her small business side hustle focusing on all things creative, and loves to collaborate with other small and local businesses. In her free time, you can find Alexa painting all the things, traveling the world with her fiancé, or relaxing at her family’s beach house in Spring Lake, NJ.

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Maggie Joest

Maggie Joest

Maggie, a born-and-raised Jersey girl, is a marketing professional and travel guru with an obsession for finding the best restaurant in town. After graduating from Elon University, Maggie visited Hoboken for the first time…and promptly moved in three months later. When she’s not working with or writing about local people + places, you can find Maggie seeking out the nearest live music, enjoying a cold beer with friends, or hanging out with her nephew, Finn.

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Chris Goodlof

Chris Goodlof

Born and raised in Bergen County, Christopher Goodlof fell in love with Hoboken when he took classes at Stevens. During that time, he seemed to be attempting in earnest to eat his way through Hoboken. As a musician in a national touring act, Christopher saw the country many times over, but always returned to the endearing and charming state of New Jersey. Graduating from Rutgers Newark, Christopher found a love for reporting about culture, entertainment, food, and people. In his spare time, Christopher can be found writing, painting, making music, cooking, reading, or playing with his dog, Jango.

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Alexandra Maravic

Alexandra Maravic

Alex is a total Jersey girl from Hunterdon County who now resides in downtown Hoboken. When she’s not practicing yoga at Asana Soul Practice or working as a Registered Nurse in New York City, you can most likely find her curled up on the couch with a good book and glass {or three} of wine. Books have always been her passion and loves nothing more than spending her days off at Little City Books searching for some hidden gems.

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Risha Jagadish

Risha Jagadish

Originally from India, in search of a place she could call home, Risha finally found her space in Home Sweet Hoboken. She currently works in advertising in New York City and loves to write about mindfulness and positivity. Her happiness lies in her morning routine - catching a sunrise at Maxwell Park, yoga by the pier followed by a hot cup of Joe before kickstarting the day. She equally loves her happy hours and can be found sipping a beer (or a few more) around the local spots. Her guilty pleasure is Garlic Naan and a big bowl of frozen yogurt enjoyed by the skyline.

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Hoboken Girl Team

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Jenny Schecher

Jenny Schecher

Jenny is a proud Jersey girl raised in Monmouth County, who currently resides in Uptown Hoboken. She works as a Client Services Director in NYC and has a passion for event planning, acting, and writing. Jenny left the Garden State to attend Manhattan College and lived in NYC before returning back to Jersey. In her spare time, you can find her walking along the water taking endless pictures of the city skyline, or eating all of the pizza Hoboken has to offer.

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Kim Schu

Kim Schu

After eight years in NYC, last summer Kim made the big decision to permanently join her boyfriend on the other side of the river in the Mile Square. Since her college days at NYU, Kim has always been a huge fan of hopping on the PATH to experience the restaurants, events, and nightlife on the other side, and since moving has really enjoyed further getting to explore all that this "mini-city" and the surrounding areas have to offer. These days when not recruiting for her full-time job as a Talent Acquisition Manager at Wunderkind, she can be found running along the Pier to the latest country hits, spending hours putting her Lifetime Movie Club subscription to good use, or likely plotting her next Seamless order to #supportlocalbusinesses.

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Eva Reid

Eva Reid

Eva has been a Hoboken resident her whole life and will forever be in love with this amazing city. She is currently a junior at Saint Peter's University majoring in Communications and Media Culture and minoring in Journalism. In her free time, Eva loves hanging out with friends, binge-watching TV shows {One Tree Hill and Friends are her favorites}, and jamming out to some music!

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Campbell Loeber

Campbell Loeber

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Jean Lee

Jean Lee

Jean is a born and raised Jersey girl, currently calling Jersey City home. After leaving for school in Washington D.C. and a quick stint in Manhattan as a news producer, she just wanted to get back to her NJ roots across the river. As a new dog mom, Jean loves exploring Liberty State Park or walking the streets of Jersey City with her pup Kona, and is always on the hunt for the latest restaurant opening or the hottest new business. When she’s not meandering the streets, you can find her grilling on her roof, sipping rose, and looking out over that beautiful skyline. Follow her on Instagram at @jeanthequeeen to stay up to date on her latest adventures.

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Martin Halo

Martin Halo

Martin heads a creative agency developing websites for small businesses and touring musicians based in New York, Nashville, San Francisco and Los Angeles. While not in Hoboken, Martin can be found at a watering hole somewhere on the tiny island of Key West.

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Devin Mahon

Devin Mahon

Originally from Holmdel, NJ, Devin made the amazing decision to put down permanent roots in Hoboken after years of renting in NYC. With a professional background in finance and public relations, Devin recently left the corporate world and opened her own franchise business in 2016. A true lover of all things pop culture, she has been known to binge watch all of her favorite TV shows over and over. When not working, Devin can be found planning her next travel excursion with her family, enjoying a meal with her closest friends, or dragging her husband shopping at the local HomeGoods.

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Neha Chawla

Neha Chawla

Neha is a local mom and entrepreneur. She is the founder of Opnhouz, a new-age real estate brokerage in Hoboken that focuses on residential, commercial, and investment real estate in Hudson and Bergen counties. She is also the co-founder of The Village, a children’s play space, café, and shop in Edgewater. She is passionate about real estate, interior design, and architecture.

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Melissa Abernathy

Melissa Abernathy

Melissa is a career writer, editor, and volunteer. Virginian by birth, and a Tar Heel at heart, she moved to Hoboken shortly after college and fell head over heels in love with the place: the cityscape, the people, and the richness of its history. Her favorite things about Hoboken include noticing new architectural details all the time, visiting the converted factory buildings on the artist's studio tour, and of course, the Hoboken Historical Museum. She loves that living in Hoboken means constantly running into people you know when you’re out running errands: Small town life with big-city benefits.

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Vanessa Rissetto

Vanessa Rissetto

Vanessa Rissetto is a local dietitian and nutritionist helping Hoboken and Jersey City residents make each day and meal a bit healthier. She's also one of the women behind Culina Health, a new health business designed to support clients on their journey of a healthier life.

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Jaime Schwartz Cohen

Jaime Schwartz Cohen

Born and raised in NJ, Jaime has lived in Hoboken for seven years and has been active in the local mom community for three. Often referred to as the “mayor of moms” and the “mat leave program director,” Jaime finds purpose in helping other moms, whether it be connecting them with information and resources, or normalizing what they are feeling and experiencing. By day she is a registered dietitian working in nutrition communications and after hours, she is the founder of The Mamaversary Project, a movement honoring the transformative journey of motherhood. She lives uptown with her husband and 3-year-old and 7-month-old sons.

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Jillian

Jillian

Jillian is Hoboken Girl's Social Media Assistant. She's a proud Maryland transplant now feeling at home in Hoboken and soaking up all that the "Garden State" has to offer. Since she was young, she dreamt of working in the big apple, but after making the move discovered that the little square mile of Hoboken was the perfect balance of city living with a small, hometown vibe. Her days are spent completely immersed in social media, be it focusing on the latest HG meme or 'gramming pics of her cat. If anyone has a spare Shar Pei puppy, she will happily take it off your hands.

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Tinah Ogalo

Tinah Ogalo

Also known as Tina w/ an H, Tinah has experienced all of New Jersey. Born in Central Jersey to Kenyan immigrants, Tinah was raised in the South before making her way back up to Rutgers University-New Brunswick. Since graduating, she’s planted her roots in Hoboken (in the midst of the pandemic) where she is pursuing a career in broadcast and entertainment journalism. When she isn’t working on her podcast, In Your Twentys, you can find her roaming the streets of Hoboken in hopes of finding the best spinach and artichoke dip, binging reality tv shows, and planning her next live music adventure.

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Elizabeth Schedl

Elizabeth Schedl

Elizabeth Schedl, the Executive Director of Hudson Pride Center, is a community activist devoted to LGBTQ+ rights and equality. Schedl started her career with Hudson Pride in 2013, previously serving as the Center’s Chief Operations Officer and Deputy Director. Schedl is currently the Chairwoman of the Early Identification of Individuals with HIV/AIDS (EIIHA) Committee and an active member of both the Executive and Minority AIDS Initiative Committees in Hudson County. She is a committee member of both the Municipal Alliance to Combat Alcoholism and Drug Abuse in Jersey City and Union City and also serves as a committee member on both the Hudson County Alliance to End Homelessness and the Human Service Advisory Council. Originally from Princeton, Schedl has a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and a Master’s degree in International Relations from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She currently lives in Hudson County, with her wife Francheska and dog Pierre.

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Sabrina Browne

Sabrina Browne

Sabrina N. Browne is an award-winning PR Executive, women’s advocate, and lifestyle influencer residing in the Mile Square. In 2016, she moved to Hoboken after accepting her position at a global communications agency in Manhattan. By day, she counsels clients in the beauty, finance, and travel sectors. When she’s not in the office, you can find Sabrina sipping Frosé at Pier 13, brunching at Halifax Hoboken, or rooftop hopping across Hudson County. The Belgian-West African beauty believes we should all “see, sip and savor more life” and she exudes this mindset in everything that she does. Follow her on Instagram at @TheTasteofS.

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Adam D'Aleo

Adam D'Aleo

After executing marketing programs in the digital and events space for the past seven+ years, Adam has an undying passion for this crazy social media world we live in. A born and raised New Yawker, he's been living in Hoboken for the past five years enjoying every moment of what being a proud New Jersey resident brings. You can find Adam binge-watching Bravo TV, listening to Avicii, live-tweeting, and/or tanning on the beaches of the Jersey Shore.

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Dr. Deena Adimoolam

Dr. Deena Adimoolam

Dr. Deena Adimoolam, MD, known as “Dr. Deena” to her patients, is a specialist in internal medicine, disease prevention, and endocrinology. She obtained her medical degree at Mount Sinai in New York and completed her internal medicine residency and endocrinology fellowship training at Yale University where she received awards for her humanism in medicine, community involvement, and patient care. Dr. Deena uses her specialized skill set in endocrinology to focus on her interests in women’s health, hormone health, obesity, weight loss, metabolism, and diabetes. She is one of the youngest members to serve on national advisory committees on diabetes, obesity, and hormone health. Dr. Deena uses media as a tool to spread public health education especially to raise awareness of disease prevention. When she is not working, she is busy at home being a mom to her toddler and family.

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Katherine Chaves Diaz

Katherine Chaves Diaz

Katherine is a senior studying Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing at Montclair State University. Apart from her family and dogs, she loves traveling most. She has fallen head over heels with traveling, trying new foods, learning about new cultures, getting out of her comfort zone, and experiencing the world. She's been to 12 countries and a few states. Coming in a close second is music and nature.

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Jordan Lacey

Jordan Lacey

Jordan Lacey is originally from Monmouth County, NJ but has called Hoboken home for four years. She has officially put down roots and is now a homeowner in the Mile square. When not working full time in corporate event planning, you can find Jordan around town creating content for her blog, @theblackgirlglow. She loves all things fitness, brunch, and giving back to foster children via her non-profit organization, Light The Candle.

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