Co-Founder, Editor in Chief & Publisher
Kara is truly a business nerd at heart. Before starting Verily, she was on the investment team for Credit Suisse’s secondary private equity fund and has picked up experience in corporate finance, accounting, consulting, and investment banking. You’re just as likely to find her swooning over shoes and talking about Vampire Diaries as you are to hear her debating fiscal policy, and she has a serious weakness for cinnamon bread pudding.
Co-Founder and Style Editor
Nothing is more exciting to Janet than discovering and celebrating true beauty; whether that be through spontaneous photography, delighting in thrift store treasures, or simply being inspired by cherished girlfriends, women who know what is truly important in life. After interning for over a year at Elle Magazine, writing for Elle.com as well as other online venues, Janet has a new found passion to explore fashion’s ability to enhance and highlight a woman’s irreplaceable worth.
MARY ROSE SOMARRIBA
Executive Editor & Culture Editor
Mary Rose is a writer and editor with years of experience in magazine publishing. Formerly managing editor of First Things and The New Atlantis, she has written articles and organized events on women’s issues for several publications and organizations. In 2013 she completed a Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship exploring the connections between sex trafficking and pornography. Among her favorite things in life are Latin dancing, karaoke, and a Basil Hayden manhattan on the rocks.
Managing Editor and Interim Lifestyle Editor
Maggie is Verily's Managing Editor and interim Lifestyle Editor. Previously, she worked at Ladies' Home Journal (#ladiesforlife). She's passionate about telling real women's stories and helping them live authentically. She's also obsessed with puppies, nail polish, and all things Downton Abbey. Follow her on her blog and on Twitter @m_niemiec.
Plucked from a life in advertising at TIME Magazine, Monica has found her true passion in storytelling. Never a “relationship expert” but always learning from her mistakes, Monica shares her thoughts on relationships and womanhood and surveys cultural trends. Monica can be found watching old movies, telling highly animated stories to her friends, or playing with her many nieces & nephews.
Krizia is a writer, editor, and creative with a sincere desire to help today’s renaissance women lead fun, smart, and truly fulfilling lives. An advocate for social entrepreneurship and responsible business, she has produced and managed ed tech programs in NYC, served as a Teach For America Corps Member with an M.S.Ed. in English, and represented the Miss America program with a platform dedicated to preserving the arts in education. After living in Barcelona for 2 years, this L.A. native now resides in Manhattan with her husband, 2 daughters, and an affinity for all things food, travel and Disney.
Katherine is a graphic designer, art consultant, and professional calligrapher. Formerly art director of The Weekly Standard and Philanthropy Magazine, Katherine has worked on numerous publications and freelance projects ranging from book design to wedding invitations. On the side, she is a natural gardener and saltwater fish enthusiast. She lives with her husband and five children in Alexandria, Virginia.
Haruka is a graphic designer residing in Brooklyn, NY. In 2013, she launched her own design studio The Denizen Co., where she also documents her love for travel and photography. When Haruka is not designing, coding or nerding out over typefaces, she can be found writing, camping, backpacking and dreaming about her future microhouse cabin in the woods.
Sophie has loved writing ever since she could first hold a pen. She has a Masters in Magazine Journalism and has, amongst other things, worked as a Section Editor for the Ethical Fashion Forum in London. A daydreamer and a glasses-half-full kind of girl, she has a passion for empowering women and promoting ethical consumer choices.
Kelsey was formerly an editor at Where Washington and Where Baltimore magazines and has past editorial work experience at National Geographic Traveler, Southern Living, and Details magazines. Currently, Kelsey does food and beverage PR with a small, tight-knit team of women at Michelle Lehmann Communications and also proofreads lifestyle quarterly Kinfolk Magazine. A North Carolina native, Kelsey now lives in Brooklyn and enjoys biking and running (because she also enjoys craft beer and pastries).