Meet Our Publication Team

We’re a group of writers and editors who are passionate about helping people make their most important career decisions!

Editorial Team

Chad M. Crabtree
Chad M. Crabtree

Editor-in-Chief

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A graduate of the University of Oregon with a dual degree in English and Political Science, Chad spent time as a freelance writer before joining Career Karma to lead the publication team. Chad resides in his hometown of Eugene, Oregon. In his limited time away from work, he enjoys reading great poetry and writing not-so-great poetry, while sipping Willamette Valley Pinot Noir.

Anith Adilah
Anith Adilah

Copy Editor

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Bukowski in a dress, Anith is a self-proclaimed poet moonlighting as a journalist. If she is not busy chasing deadlines, she enjoys analog photography. Anith is currently based in Cambodia, where she helps run two weekly print publications. Her dream dinner guests would be The Strokes.

John Benes
John Benes

Copy Editor

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Originally from Western Michigan, John Benes lived for a stint in Baltimore, Maryland where he got his MFA in Creative Writing and Publishing Arts.A poet, editor, and hobbyist techie, John enjoys playing drums, running, video games, and fumbling around with various computer hardware.  John currently lives in Nunica, Michigan with his two cats Artemis and Apollo.

Justin Forsyth
Justin Forsyth

Copy Editor

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Justin joined the editorial team at Career Karma in 2020 after earning degrees in medicine, Korean, and Asian Studies.He worked as an editorial assistant as an undergrad and has contributed to academic articles in linguistics and neurobehavioral sciences.Justin lived abroad for several years in Ireland, South Korea, and Canada. If he could move anywhere, Budapest would be at the top of his list.

Helwin Mara
Helwin Mara

Copy Editor

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Helwin is a third culture news junky who has lived across Southeast Asia in the past decade. As a journalist by day, he has collaborated with national reporters in two countries representing two distinct identities, and the third is on its way. When not grinding in real life, he likes to play Destiny and travel with friends.

Ethan Scully
Ethan Scully

SEO Editor & Writer

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Ethan Scully is a writer, SEO editor, and indie game developer traveling the world and currently based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. He’s spent time as a feature writer for newsprint, an English teacher, and an IT professional, and he is now very happy to combine those three loves to write about technology in the English language.

Writing and Research Staff

Joshua Weinstein
Joshua Weinstein

Senior Staff Writer

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Joshua is a Silicon Valley native and career expert. Now based in Philadelphia, he studies the increasing impact of the gig economy in America. He has a keen interest in the future of work and alternative education programs. Outside of work, Joshua is a classic car enthusiast, music collector, and frequent traveler of small-town America.

James Gallagher
James Gallagher

Researcher in Residence

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James Gallagher is a researcher and writer at Career Karma where he focuses on researching the future of education. James' work explores topics such as coding bootcamps, alternative financing models, and education policy ideas.

Jamie Akenberger
Jamie Akenberger

Staff Writer

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Kimberly Forsythe
Kimberly Forsythe

Staff Writer

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Kimberly Forsythe is a globe-trotting freelance writer, futurist, and techno-optimist. She's traveled extensively throughout the US and Europe. When she's not writing, she enjoys collaborating with colleagues on ways to advance tech in medicine, education, sustainability, to mitigate existential threats, and for the overall benefit of humanity.

Maria Elena González
Maria Elena González

STAFF WRITER

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I’m a journalist with a specialization in the Audiovisual matters and have been working in the tech world for over two years. Some of the companies I’ve worked with have been: Luckyposting, Trip University, and the Canadian agency Digital Purpose. Now I’m part of this amazing team at Career Karma!

Lexie Knibbs
Lexie Knibbs

Staff Writer

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Lexie was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and specializes in media communication and technical writing. She has a passion for media technology and the future of the ever-evolving tech industry. When she’s not at work you can find her going for a jog along the California coast, baking in the kitchen, or snuggled up reading a good book.

Paul Larkin
Paul Larkin

Staff Writer

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I eat technology, sleep web development, and drink a nice, hearty Barbera wine when it’s available. I have years of experience in the tech industry and most enjoy writing about cybersecurity and future of work.

Saira Tabassum
Saira Tabassum

Staff Writer

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Saira Tabassum is a technical and proposal writer in the bay area. She loves poetry and fiction writing. Saira aspires to pursue a degree in MFA Creative Writing in the near future (preferably in NY). Saira loves to travel, cook, read, hike and hang out with friends. Introvert at heart, Saira’s favorite way to unwind is through tuning into a Bollywood or Hollywood movie/show.

Ellie Walburg
Ellie Walburg

Staff Writer

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Ellie is a communications coordinator with a passion for story. New-to-coding writer, she enjoys writing for new audiences. When not writing at her computer, she's spending time outside or enjoying a great cup of coffee. As a lifelong learner, she's also pursuing her M.B.A.

Bryan Wirtz
Bryan Wirtz

Staff Writer

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A graduate of Penn State University, Bryan is a writer specializing in technology and entertainment. When he's not obsessively reading up on politics and culture, Bryan is usually found reading a good book or learning to cook new and exciting things.

Brandon Woods
Brandon Woods

STAFF WRITER

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Brandon Woods is a writer, artist, and occasional animator when he can find the time. When he’s not studying art and animation, you can often find him typing away at his computer, watching something on Netflix, or reading about the latest news in gaming, technology, and entertainment.