Meet The Staff

Nikki Gloudeman

Nikki is the Cofounder and Editorial Director of The Establishment. Previously, she worked for Mother Jones, The Boston Globe, and ABC News, and spent several years globe-trotting as a travel writer.

Kelley Calkins

Kelley is the Cofounder and News Director of The Establishment. Prior to her triumphant move to the West Coast, she was a denizen of the foreign policy think tank world and a freelance writer.

Katie Tandy

Katie is the Cofounder and Creative Director of The Establishment. A veteran of alt-weekly journalism, she is a dogged wordsmith, memoirist, devoted bibliophile, and fledgling filmmaker.

Ijeoma Oluo

Ijeoma is the Editor-At-Large of The Establishment. A Seattle-based Writer, Speaker, and Internet Yeller, her work has appeared in The Guardian, The Stranger, New York Magazine, Huffington Post, and more. She is also a columnist at The Seattle Globalist.

Ruchika Tulshyan

Ruchika is The Establishment’s Contributing Editor. She recently published her first book, The Diversity Advantage, for Forbes. Her work has also appeared in the Wall Street Journal, TIME, and Bloomberg.

Maxine Builder

Maxine is The Establishment’s Contributing Editor. She is a Brooklyn-based writer who is currently on staff at Extra Crispy. Her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Racked, Vice Munchies, and Bustle, among other places.

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