Our Contributors

The Bridgewater Alumni Network partners with talented creators to tell the story of our company and our alumni. Read more about them below.

Agatha French

Agatha French

Agatha is a freelance journalist based in Southern California. Previously, she was a Los Angeles Times staff writer in features and served as food editor of the LA Review of Books. She holds an MFA from Bennington College.



Emily Ludolph

Emily is a senior editor at 99U Magazine and a reporter for the New York Times history project. She is an alum of TED Conferences and Vassar College and has published in The Atlantic, Narratively, Artsy, 99U, Quartz, and Design Observer. Emily lives in Brooklyn.


Kelly Marages

Kelly is a writer and journalist based in Hudson, NY and New York City. She has worked in magazine publishing for more than a decade, most recently as executive editor of Us Weekly. She holds an MFA from Bennington College and is the founder of Shirley Books.



Stephanie Smith

Keys, phone, wallet, camera. Steph's leaving-the-house checklist has filled her portfolio with a wide range of New York City vantage points. Cubist cityscapes, political protests, and rooftop dancers are just a few of her subjects. Brooklyn-based since 2007, she has worked in TV production, creative branding, operations, and nonprofit fields. See more of her work at www.stephsmithphoto.com.