Jilleen Barrett

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New York, NY
Manhattan College
Food News, TikTok Recipes, Taylor Swift
  • In 2022, Jilleen was an intern with the American Society of Magazine Editors, the most competitive magazine journalism internship in the country.
  • When Jilleen worked for The Riverdale Press, a local newspaper in The Bronx, she won a New York Press Association award for her work covering a mayoral election.
  • She interviewed Sammy Rae of Sammy Rae & The Friends for her college newspaper.


Jilleen recently graduated from Manhattan College and has been writing professionally for three years. While working for ASME, she was placed to work with Smart + Strong Publishing. There, she was tasked with writing articles for the HIV and AIDS communities. Since then, she has done freelance work for Rewire News Group, Elite Daily, and America Media. She began working part-time for Bustle Digital Group's parenting verticals, Romper and Scary Mommy, in 2023. Later that year, she joined Static Media as a freelance writer for The List, moving over to Mashed in 2024. Jilleen loves traveling and has enjoyed trips to Nashville, Boston, Ireland, and Mexico in the past year.


Jilleen has a bachelor's degree in communication with a concentration in journalism and a minor in women and gender studies from Manhattan College.
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