Jaylen Heady

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St. Louis, MO
Webster University
Sweet Treats, Gluten-Free Food, Celebrity Meals
  • While traveling across Spain, Jaylen took a cooking class in Barcelona, where she made traditional sangria and seafood paella with local chefs.
  • She has seen every episode of "Giada at Home."


Jaylen has been a digital journalist since 2022. As a pop culture fanatic, she contributes to fan-led blogs like Disrupted Magazine and United by Pop, covering topics ranging from interviews with music artists to the latest breakout stars on Netflix. She particularly enjoys investigating social media food trends, and that interest led her to become a writer for Feast Magazine in 2023. Through her interactions with top-rated chefs and business owners across Missouri and Illinois, she explores the stories behind professional kitchens, gaining a unique perspective on food as an art form. Using her innate love of writing, Jaylen plans to continue connecting threads between pop culture and the food industry at Static Media.


Jaylen has a Bachelor of Arts in media studies from Webster University.
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