Founded in July 2014, Aura 32 is the brainchild of Liv Fitzsimons. Wanting to create a safe space for young creatives to share their voice and talent with the world, Aura 32 was born. Over the last three years, writers and photographers have been given the opportunity to do just that. With staff hailing from Australia to New York and everywhere in between, we represent the uniqueness of our community. We aim to support and enable young creatives to create content that speaks truth to them and the world around them. Most importantly, we hope to inspire others to never stop creating.

Aura 32 offers writers, photographers, illustrators, and social media creatives the ability to hone their skills in a professional, inclusive environment. We strive to provide a welcoming community to all.

Meet the Team

Liv Fitzsimons

Founder & Editor-in-Chief

Olivia is presently pursuing a degree in Media Studies and Production with an Entrepreneurial focus as she navigates through the vast diversity of Philadelphia. A city girl at heart, she divvies up her free moments by exploring literature and music. On the unending quest to find the perfect pizza, Olivia holds a resolute passion for sports. She invites you to get lost in the wonderment of Aura 32, a project she impressively founded at age fifteen.

Elham Mohamud

Lifestyle Director

Elham is twenty-year-old student, aspiring writer, and city lover stuck in Minnesota. A lover of quirky donut shops, professional athletes, attending concerts, and a consumer of too many iced caramel macchiatos.

Lauren Toneatto

Staff Writer

An aspiring artist, avid reader, and Disney princess in training. Commonly found eating Cheerios and creating. She wishes to explore the world and all it has to offer.

Eva DiNino

Illustrator

Eva DiNino is an advertising student from Pittsburgh going to school in Philadelphia. She enjoys painting, illustration, biking, and eating alarming amounts of ice cream.

Lucy Clayton

Social Media Manager

A student living in the South of England with a passion for all things media. A strong love for dogs, photography, social media and music. Aspires to work within Public Relations / television and radio, and can most likely be found watching live performances all across the globe!

Kate Bennett

Staff Photographer

Kate is a 16 year old feminist from Atlanta, Georgia. She fell in love with music and photography at an early age. These hobbies brought her out of her shell. She's always hungry to learn more, and never wants to stop improving. Most importantly, she always enjoys the moment.

Taylor Santiago

Fashion Writer

Taylor is a 19-year-old living in Los Angeles. If she's not working as a barista at Starbucks, she's probably scouring the nearest sales rack. She aspires to work in public relations either in the music or fashion industry. She's a lover of all types of music and sometimes her fashion sense is a little out there.

Mattea Nybo

Lifestyle Contributor

Mattea is a twenty-year-old Communications student that was born and raised in the Midwest. She is an avid hot yogi, finds joy in bringing people together, and attends concerts frequently. She will be studying in Liverpool, England in the spring and hopes to use her writing as an outlet to inspire others.

Alexis Simmons

Fashion Contributor

Alexis is an over-caffeinated 20-year-old textbook Virgo living in New York City by way of Dallas, Texas. She’s majoring in advertising and marketing communications (and minoring in every subject known to man) at the fashion institute of technology. When she isn’t acting out online, she can be found binging comedy specials, thrifting, or traveling all over the US for concerts. She’ll probably never get over her one direction phase.

Vito Quaglia

Entertainment Writer

Vito is an aspiring actor who is currently pursuing a degree in International Affairs. He lives for upbeat music, spending time with loved ones, and scalding tea. He is a newfound city boy: originally from Scranton, now thriving in Philadelphia.

Karis Nash

Lifestyle Writer

Aspiring writer and animal lover, Karis, is a 20-year-old media student from the UK. If not found indulging in a chai latte and reading Vogues latest edition, you may find Karis walking around central London with a camera in her hands. She loves to travel and wishes to discover all that the world has to offer.

Annick Tabb

Culture Writer

Annick is a 20-year-old who has lived in New York her whole life. She is an English Rhetoric/Global Culture and German double-major and would ideally like to write a strongly opinionated newspaper column as a career. Her passions include UK hip-hop, reading and döner kebabs. She aspires to learn how to properly DJ.

Brittany Sims

Entertainment Writer

Brittany is a recent graduate of Temple University where she obtained her Bachelor's Degree in journalism. Before attending Temple, Brittany graduated from Community College of Philadelphia with her Associate's Degree in Liberal Arts. When Brittany is not writing, you can find her fangirling over her favorite celebrities, petting her cat, or online shopping.

Lauren Taylor

Lifestyle Writer

An avid writer, Lauren is a 19-year-old media student from London with a passion for lifestyle and fashion. You are most likely to find her at a gig or adventuring around the streets of the city. She loves to travel and one day aspires to explore every inch of the world.

Mia Hill

Culture Writer

Mia is a 20-year-old student, currently studying Journalism and Creative Writing at Hertfordshire University. You will more than likely find Mia either with her head in a book or at Starbucks, indulging in a caramel latte. Her hobbies include short story writing and field hockey.

Lucy Pearson

Social Media Manager

Lucy is a Journalism and Media student currently based between Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire. She has a passion for all things media and fashion and hopes to pursue a successful career which integrates the two industries. In her spare time, you can find her socialising with family and friends, planning her next trip abroad, or working on the nursery stages of her personal blog.

Georgia Fitzsimons

Staff Writer

Dynas Johnson

Music Writer

Dynas Johnson is a rising senior at Temple University, majoring in English with a Creative Writing Concentration. She is an editor for SONKU, a writing collective for black poets created at Temple University, and a writer for The Atmosphere Magazine. When she is not writing, she can be found wandering Philadelphia and listening to lofi playlists.

Sarah Ambuehl

Lifestyle Writer

Sarah is a Marketing Major with a Global Business Minor. Aspiring to travel the world and help others along the way through nonprofit work. She enjoys exploring new places, photography, painting, and caring for her plant babies.