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Arianna

Twitter: @AwesomeArianna
State: California
Position: Administrator/Site Owner/Co-Founder
Bio: I’m a California native born and raised in the Bay Area. I have my A.S. in Veterinary Technology as well as my Registered Veterinary Technology license. I currently work as a Pet Stylist at Petsmart and I have a full time “at home” job tending to over 20 animals including cats, dogs, birds, lizards, snakes, frogs, and two monitor named King Arthur and Princess Fiona.  You can definitely say animals are my life! While I’m not working with animals, you can normally find me on my laptop working on DWTC, reading a good YA book, hiking in the great outdoors, or planning another wild adventure. I got obsessed with the Hunger Games back in 2010 when I randomly decided to order it on Amazon. From then on, I got chatting on Twitter with one of DWTC’s other admins, Theresa and then, as they say, the rest was history.

Theresa aka “T”

Twitter: @RealorNotReal
State: Michigan
Position: Administrator/Site Owner/Co-Founder
Bio: I live in Michigan with my husband and three amazing children. While i’m not working on DWTC, i’m a busy mama taking care of my kids or reading (if there is ever time!) Harry Potter and The Hunger Games are my all time favorite series! Always – one word that means so much in HP and HG.

Aldrin

Twitter: @agamos 
State: California
Position: Administrator/LA Corespondent
Bio: Hey everyone! My name is Aldrin and I live in Northridge, CA. I started off in the Hunger Games fandom as Mayor of District 2, and have since been a staffer for DWTC…it’s been great! I’ve recently gotten into reading books again thanks to THG, but I also love listening to music, singing, vlogging, blogging, tweeting, and going to Disneyland, of course! I really love social media and communicating with all kinds of people, so feel to drop me a line!

Flo

Twitter: @FloeticFlo
State: Florida
Position: News Writer
Bio: Peeta Mellark is my #1 fictional boyfriend. This is HUGE, as I am a bone fide booknerd — actually co-founder of the book review blog Book Nerds Across America – and I have about 50 fictional boyfriends. But DWTC administrator T got me into The Hunger Games and it’s been love ever since. I’ve learned that you do crazy things for love, such as sleep outside for two nights in Los Angeles in an area called The Hob for a chance to be on the front row of the red carpet for your love’s movie premiere. And you tell all your friends about your love…ALL. THE. TIME. I am pretty sure this is going to be a lifelong romance. Outside of my relationship with all things Hunger Games, I am just a girl living in south Florida who loves warm weather, having fun, and being with friends. If you are looking for me, you’ll most often find me reading a book, tweeting (@FloeticFlo), enjoying happy hour, or traveling.

Ellie

Twitter: @muchmoremacho
State: Washington DC (though New Jersey when I’m not at college)
Position: News Writer
Bio: My life revolves around Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, Divergent, Delirium, The Mortal Instruments, Broadway, Disney, reading, writing, and teaching. I am active in the fandoms for all of those book series, and am currently trying to write a trilogy of my own. I am the Head Gamemaker for Victory Tour 2013, co-host of Shadowhunters’ SteleCast, and writer at Delirium Fandom and Tris and Four. I just graduated with my Masters in teaching at 23, and am trying to discover exactly where I will be next year.

Jessica

Twitter:[email protected]
State: New Jersey
Position: News Writer
Bio: I am a student at Fairleigh Dickinson University majoring in Creative Writing. I have written both plays and musicals for fandoms;  including Mischief Managed which  premiered at Ascendio, a Harry Potter convention in Orlando, Florida in July 2012. My most recent produced show was From Nightmares to Nightlock for Victory Tour 2013. I looks forward to reworking the piece into Tributes, the first of a planned trilogy of musicals. I currently live in northern New Jersey, just minutes from New York City. If Scholastic gave out frequent flier miles for pages read, I could finally take that trip to Los Angeles with Ellie!

Emily

Twitter: @worsegames
State: Arizona
Position: News Writer/Tumblr Editor
Bio: I first read The Hunger Games in my junior year of high school and since then I’ve been obsessed.  I also love Percy JacksonMaximum RideTwilight, and any book about mermaids. I’m a full-time college student who hasn’t quite figured out what to major in, but I stay sane by writing, acting, and going to church activities. If I had more money and free time you’d find me on the golf course practicing my chip shot.

Alyssa

State: Massachusetts
Position: Staff Writer
Bio: Originally from Connecticut, I currently live in Boston where I work for a university; and also where, luckily, I have wonderful colleagues who email me Peeta Mellark articles for lunchtime entertainment. I studied English as an undergraduate and am hoping to continue my academic journey via Environmental Science. I was a little late in picking up The Hunger Games; only after stumbling upon the cave scene from the first film whilst channel surfing was my interest sparked into delving into Suzanne Collin’s world. Since then I have been an avid lover of all things Katniss, Peeta, Gale, Haymitch, Panem, District 12… shall I go on? When not encouraging others to read the books, I also enjoy blogging, walking along the Charles River, baking cakes, eating cakes, and scouring Pinterest for pretty pictures.

Brittany

Twitter: @charzar724
State: Pennsylvania
Position: Staff Writer
Bio: I’m from Pennsylvania and have lived here for basically all of my life.  I have a degree in Criminal Justice and work full time for a correctional agency.  Though what I do is behind the scenes, it’s a pretty rewarding (and interesting!) job.  I first got into THG when I kept seeing the books on display in a store.  I read through the first book and my obsession was born instantaneously.  One of my other big passions aside from THG is Doctor Who, and I currently write monthly editorials for the fansite WhovianNet.co.uk.  When I’m not working or writing, I love to read, play video games, be a TV junkie, travel, and meet fellow fans!

Laura 

Twitter @mockingjaylaura
Country: England
Position: Staff Writer
Bio: Hi I’m Laura and I live on the North East Coast of England.

I am obsessed with The Hunger Games and enjoy nothing more than watching the movies over and over again. I am also quite a creative person and love doing Hunger Games fan art. I have even tried my hand at baking a few rounds of Catching Fire and Hunger Games cookies, some attempts being more successful than others!
As well as loving HG, other things I enjoy are climbing at my local climbing centre and looking after my guinea pigs! I love animals and hope to have an animal based career in the future. I will probably be found writing in my spare time or doing something musical.

Sophie

Country: Reading, England
Position: Staff Writer
Bio:  Hi I am Sophie or sofa as my sister calls me, I live in Reading and I am at secondary school and living for the day I get to leave, but what gets me through this is film and television I binge watch telly as soon as I find it it’s all I watch until its finished. My fandoms are Sherlock, Doctor Who, Orphan black, Veronica mars, and of course The Hunger Games but I also have comfort film and TV such as Scrubs, Gilmore Girls and the Harry Potter films. I am also a keen artist as well as my traditional work I do a lot of fandom stuff such as my Hunger Games paper cuts as well as Sherlock digital art, but most of my work focus on quotes and symbolism.