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 Associate Editor 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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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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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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Katherine Chaves Diaz

Katherine Chaves Diaz

Katherine is a recent Montclair State grad who has a passion to explore the world. Apart from her family and dogs, she loves traveling the most. She has fallen head over heels with experiencing the world, trying new foods, learning about new cultures, and getting out of her comfort zone. She's been to 16 countries and counting. In her spare time you'll find her listening to music or daydreaming about a new adventure.

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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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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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Yarleen Hernandez

Yarleen Hernandez

Yarleen is 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 rollerskating}, or typing away on 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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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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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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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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Evelyn Ibarra

Evelyn Ibarra

Evelyn is a born and raised Jersey Girl and is a local influencer {@thefoundrygirljc} in Jersey City. She has a degree in marketing and business from Syracuse University, and currently works freelancing in social media. She has lived in both Hoboken and Jersey City and is very committed to supporting local businesses and being a local resource to all her friends and neighbors. She is an animal {dog} lover and claims to know more animals in Jersey City than people {really}. When she is not freelancing, she can be found hanging out with friends at local spots in Bergen-Lafayette and attending social and networking events in Jersey City and Hoboken.

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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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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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Kristina

Kristina

Kristina made Hoboken home four years ago after falling in love with its charm, liveliness, and great restaurants and bars. She decided to turn her passion for this city into her full-time career by becoming a real estate agent at Compass. In her free time, Kristina is involved in the rescue dog community, volunteering for our local animal shelter, Liberty Humane Society, as well as being the Adoption/Foster Coordinator for Wise Animal Rescue. Her mission is to find properties for people and pets because every dog should have a home and every home should have a dog! If you see Kristina out walking her dogs around the Mile Square, stop her to chat about her two favorite things: real estate and rescues!

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Campbell Loeber

Campbell Loeber

Campbell wasn’t born in Hoboken, but she got here as fast as she could. Born and raised in Morris County, she is a Jersey Girl through and through. When not at work in NYC, Campbell can be found walking along the Hudson, reading in the park, or sampling margarita flavors at East LA.

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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.

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Stephanie Spear

Stephanie Spear

Stephanie Spear is a recent NJ transplant and enjoys exploring all there is to see and do. Within the area, she likes to check out local parks, historical sites, and gardens along with her husband and dog. And of course, sampling all of the best pizza NJ has to offer. She and her husband are from Washington DC and both work for the federal government. Stephanie loves to travel, ski, paddleboard, and spend time with her eight nieces and nephews.

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Hoboken Girl Team

Hoboken Girl Team

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Ishita Puri

Ishita Puri

Ishita was born and raised in Mumbai where she directed and creatively led television shows throughout India. Her life took a turn when she got married and moved to the US amid the pandemic. When meeting people in person was out of the question, reading HG helped her get acquainted with the community and instilled a sense of belonging, which is why she wanted to start her American chapter by working at the Hoboken Girl. Ishita loves to travel, attend yoga pop-ups, plant community meet-ups, explore restaurants with her husband, and binge-watching TV shows.

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Ashley Davidson

Ashley Davidson

Ashley’s current home base is Hoboken, for a year now (which she says has been the best year yet). Moved in the middle of Covid to pursue a job she dreamed about and has been enjoying the restaurants, views, and the community of Hoboken ever since. Originally from Jersey Shore which will always be home, she pursued a degree in Business Management and Entrepreneurship from Florida State University. She spent a year of her college life in Valencia, Spain embracing and learning the culture while visiting as many countries as possible. While her day job is a Social Media Coordinator, Ashley enjoys taking photos, enjoying a strong cup of coffee, or a strong drink (after 5 o’clock, of course) in her free time.

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Megan Levy

Megan Levy

Megan Lynn Levy has been pleading with NYC friends to come to visit her across the river in Hoboken for 11+ years. She has a BA in Communications and Journalism from Loyola University in Maryland. She currently works in Brand Marketing and runs her business, @UnmaskedMotherhood. Nowadays, you can find her and her Husband around town hunting for park recommendations with their one-year-old son. Follow her online @unmaskedmotherhood on Instagram, and visit UnmaskedMotherhood.com to subscribe to her newsletter and learn more about her upcoming children’s picture book, We Shell Flip.

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Gabrielle Buscema

Gabrielle Buscema

Gabrielle has called the Mile Square home for over six years. She has been a publicist and event planner in the fashion industry and even a consultant at Kleinfeld Bridal – she loves everything weddings! When she isn’t working or scouring Zola to plan her own wedding, Gabi can be found enjoying an espresso martini at her favorite spot Sorellina or heading to a trampoline class at Jane Do.

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Louise Bylicki

Louise Bylicki

As a freelance writer, Louise covers topics such as health to local happenings to insurance to pets. She has called Hoboken home for five years and enjoys discovering new things about the Mile Square City and its history. Passions include traveling, working out, reading, and finding captivating streaming series. She is also a playwright and screenwriter and has directed theatre and short films. She loves spending time with her family, which includes three fur babies that were all rescued as kittens.

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Lexa Krajewski

Lexa Krajewski

Since her family moved to New Jersey when she was 5 years old, Lexa has called Bergen County home. A firm believer that summers should be spent down the shore, and that the Garden State has the best bagels hands down, Lexa is proud to call herself a certified Jersey Girl. Having graduated from Boston University with a degree in journalism, with experience bringing stories to multiple publications, Lexa is a born writer passionate about connecting to a community through words. When she’s not creating content, she’s most likely sweating it out at spin class, reading the latest book trending on TikTok, or spending the day in Hoboken or Jersey City discovering a new favorite food spot.

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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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Amber Veltri

Amber Veltri

Originally from Hamilton, NJ, Amber has been living in Hoboken for 8 years. She instantly fell in love with the city the first time she visited and knew this was the place she would one day call home. Amber is an Art Director for Broadway Dance Center in NYC, Graphic Designer, Social Media Guru, Photographer, Influencer (@Hoboken_Love), and a mom to her favorite muse, Brooks. When she's not working you can find her at concerts, visiting restaurants and galleries, drinking coffee, and supporting local businesses in Hoboken's vibrant community.

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