Think back to your thirteen-year-old self.
Remember all of those fun, intriguing books and magazines you begged your parents to buy for you from the book catalogue you got at school? How about the legendary Bill Nye? Brain POP, Nat Geo KIDS?
Unfortunately, these are all resources that are not necessarily available to all growing children, especially in less fortunate areas like the one we live in at Penn. We want to make sure that every child gets a chance to be inspired at a young age, as well as a chance to share some of the most vivid and sweet memories from our childhood.
This is what inspired us to create UnEarthed here at Penn.
We want to make sure that every child has the chance to unearth their intellect and curiosity as we unearth the wonders of the world in our publication. We strive to provide free, creative and inspirational educational magazines for pre-teens and teens in the West Philadelphia area. We feature everything and anything interesting, from the wonders of the Pyramids of Giza, to the rise of superbugs, the magic of the Fibonacci sequence, and the myths of the mystical Yeti.
Everything at unEarthed is team driven - we brainstorm, develop and implement all processes as a team. All ideas are investigated with no avenue ignored.
Our writers spend the early part of each semester creating content for each issue. Our semesterly issues have unique themes to which all content relates back.
Our design team keeps the audience in mind when producing kid-friendly spreads. We give our designers creative discretion to do what they do best: design.
We partner with West Philadelphia elementary and middle schools, community outreach programs and local tutoring services to distribute our publication to inquisitive, young children, eager to learn about the world they live in.
See what we've been up to!
President & Editor-in-Chief
Daphne is a senior in Bioengineering on the pre-med track. She is passionate about inspiring children at a young age to foster their intellectual curiosity at a critical age, leading her to create UnEarthed on her own time. When not doing science-y things, she can be found camping, travelling, or exploring restaurants.
VP External Operations
Ryan is a sophomore who is currently undecided on his major, but has interests in Political Science, Law, and Economics. He loves helping his community, and wants to ensure that the next generation of students has access to inspirational literary materials. In his free time, he loves trying new restaurants, traveling, playing basketball, and eating pineapple.
VP Internal Operations
James is a senior in Wharton studying Finance & Marketing. He is a passionate entrepreneur who loves solving business problems, and giving back to his community. When not running businesses, he is travelling, binge-watching Netflix or at the theatre.
Aran is a junior studying biology who works on creating UnEarthed's website. She joined UnEarthed because she's always loved science and other kinds of learning, and wants to help impart passion and curiosity upon others. She loves traveling, playing with dogs, and eating her way through Philly's restaurants.
Meghana is a sophomore majoring in bioengineering. She is extremely passionate about educating and inspiring younger children to explore and develop a natural curiosity for science, history, and other fascinating topics. Outside of UnEarthed, she sings and arranges music for an a capella group, likes to explore the West Philly area looking for good brunch places and cute coffee shops, and catch up on sleep and Jane the Virgin.
Andrew is a sophomore in the College majoring in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE). He was inspired to join UnEarthed because of positive experiences he had in high school teaching English to children. In his free time, he enjoys watching sports, watching The Office, and napping.
Chloe is a sophomore in the College of Arts & Sciences possibly double majoring in English and International Relations. She loves writing and joined UnEarthed to help spread the love for learning through words. In her free time, she's either working on her next novel or reading.
Ava is a sophomore in the College of Arts & Sciences as a prospective Visual Studies major on the pre-med track. She is excited to fuse her love of design, science, and kids through UnEarthed! In her free time, she loves going to concerts and traveling.
President & Editor-in-Chief
Grace Martens is a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences, majoring in Mathematical Economics and minoring in Hispanic Studies. Grace loves being a part of UnEarthed because of its creative purpose and continuous engagement with students in the Philadelphia community. In her free time, Grace enjoys exploring Philadelphia, grabbing fro-yo with friends and finding the best places in the city to watch the sunset.
VP Internal Operations
Alekso is a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences pursuing majors in English and Biology. He joined UnEarthed because he loved reading as a kid and wished he had a magazine like UnEarthed to read. In his free time, Alekso plays saxophone, goes to the gym, and loves to try new restaurants with his friends.
VP External Operations
Allan is a Junior studying Neuroscience in CAS. He joined UnEarthed because he really loves all the interesting facts that science has to offer, and he wants to spread that same wonder to others! In his free time, he enjoys weightlifting, reading, and playing videogames.
Amy is a junior studying Computer Science and minoring in Design. She loves UnEarthed because it allows her to combine her creativity with her passion for community outreach. In her spare time, Amy enjoys taking pictures, playing Spikeball, and trying every snack from Trader Joe's.
Emily is a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences, studying biochemistry and planning to pursue medicine. Emily loves to teach children and inspire their curiosity in science and history. In her free time, she loves cooking with her Instant Pot, running on Locust Walk, and exploring Philadelphia.
Angela is a freshman in SEAS studying Bioengineering. She joined UnEarthed because she loved reading magazines like Discover and National Geographic as a kid and wanted to bring that experience to others. In her free time, she likes to read, draw, and watch movies on Disney +.
Eliza is a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences studying Cognitive Science, Environmental Studies, and Spanish! She is excited to combine her love for science with her love for digital media to create exciting content for UnEarthed. In her free time, she enjoys rock climbing, running, and exploring new cities!
VP Public Relations
Sydney is a junior studying nursing who hopes to become a NICU NP. UnEarthed is her favorite club because it allows her to access her creative side and meet a ton of amazing people. In her free time, she loves grabbing açaí bowls, watching The Bachelor with friends, and playing Mario Kart on the Wii.
Head of External Digital Content
Meet the team behind the polishing and tailoring of all the content that goes in our magazines. They work hard to maintain a high quality of work, and tailoring complex subjects for a younger audience.
Meet our talented team of designers who put together amazing spreads, graphics and illustrations for each issue. They work hard to ensure that all the articles are engaging and eye-catching for kids of all ages.
Stephanie is a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences with interests in Sociology and Political Science. She joined Unearthed because of her love of reading and serving her community. In her free time, she enjoys playing table tennis, skiing, painting, and exploring new restaurants!