‘How Did I Get Here?’ – Episode 2: Leah Chernikoff
“How Did I Get Here?” is a podcast about the different stories of women in media and their career journeys. This episode highlights Leah Chernikoff, the executive editor of Harper’s Bazaar.
I first met Leah through Girls Write Now and have maintained contact with her for the past couple of years. We finally met in person in December of 2022, where I’ve gotten to know her journey as a professional and individual. After bringing up my podcast concept, Leah was immediately on board, and we scheduled a pre-interview and actual interview earlier this year. My mentor, Melissa Last, helped me edit and produce this episode.
Michelle Seucan is a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Chipotle enthusiast. She is the Creative Director of Revolution Publication, a student-led global magazine on art, literature, and social justice. At UNC, she's partaken in activities for the Daily Tar Heel and the Carolina Film Association. Michelle is originally from NYC and misses biking through Central Park. Oh, and the pizza. Michelle co-authored the biggest world anthology “Songs of Peace,” commissioned by the League of Poets – Top 1,000 global entries chosen (Amazon, Kindle), co-authored research journal “Across the Spectrum of Socioeconomics: Issue 1” (published by Google Books & Harvard) and was awarded the Dream Quest One “Dare To Dream” Third Poetry Prize – International Winter Poetry & Writing Contest.
Melissa is a Creative Manager working at Nickelodeon, based in New York City. In her free time she enjoys hiking and yoga.