Our Team

We have a lot of fun at Brain, Child. We love making a magazine that is so well-regarded and well-read.  It takes a village. Meet our team.

Marcelle Soviero


Marcelle Soviero purchased Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers in 2012 and continues to build on its original mission to present voices of mothers of different backgrounds and circumstances in print and online… (read more)

Randi Reiss Olin

Managing Editor

If you’ve submitted to Brain, Child, Randi has read your submission. As Editor, Randi assists with content selection and editing for Brain, Child’s print, web, and blog products.  “I am always looking for the next best essay or story. It’s wonderful to accept work from both recognized writers and new talent.” An avid reader, Randi makes sure every submission she receives gets a fair read and every writer is responded to personally and in a timely manner. Her sometimes nightmare is somehow missing a piece in the pipeline… (read more)

Daisy Florin

Staff Editor

Lauren Apfel

Debates Editor

Hilary Levey Friedman

Book Review Editor

While Hilary’s personal reading list is varied (with a particular weakness for smart mystery series and transcendent YA novels), her professional reading list is dominated by social science books and those about childhood, families, and parenting. She has a PhD in Sociology from Princeton University and recently published Playing to Win: Raising Children in a Competitive Culture… (read more)

Christine Juneau

Staff Artist


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