Hope Young // Founder & Editor-in-Chief

Hope Young created The Young Hopeful in July 2015, as a place for girls to learn how to truly thrive in college.  She is obsessed with nail polish, One Tree Hill and cupcakes. If you logged onto her Netflix account, you would find that she definitely enjoys watching One Tree Hill and The Office…maybe a little too much. Keep up with Hope on Twitter!


Savannah Ward // Lifestyle Editor


Savannah is a junior in college, nanny, Beyonce wannabe, and blogger from North Carolina. When she’s not studying for school or blogging, she’s usually holding a cute baby and always planning her next road trip. Savannah loves her sweet Southern family, good hair days, banana pudding, Young Life, and the Nordstrom shoe department. She loves writing about surviving as a college student, traveling when you’re broke, and loving yourself no matter what. You can find her on her blogInstagram and Twitter.

Haley Labian // Academic Editor

Untitled design (1)Haley is a junior at Loyola University Chicago where she is a Digital Media and Visual Communications major. If she isn’t blogging, you can find her with her camera on adventures, curled up reading a good book, or cooking some type of pasta. Haley loves jamming with her ukulele, working on an art journal, cheesecake, and has a severe case of wanderlust. She loves to write about the adventures of college, self love, and living creatively. You can find Haley on her blog, Instagram, Pinterest, or Facebook.

Melinda Lathrop // Healthy Living Editor

Untitled design (42)Melinda is currently a Junior Public Relations major at Champlain College. When she’s not in class or working part-time as a Social Media Intern, she can be found at the gym or going on a spontaneous Express shopping trip. Melinda loves interacting with others which has molded her into a leader on Champlain’s campus. She is currently the President of the National Society of Leadership and Success and the Historian for the PRSSA chapter at Champlain. You can find Melinda on her websiteLinkedIn, Twitter or Instagram.

Brette Rowley // Career Contributor

Untitled design (3)Brette is a Career Coach and expert in Charleston, South Carolina. She can most often be found speaking to groups of young professionals or working with them one-on-one to build meaningful careers and land jobs they love. However, in her spare time she loves traveling, taking her dog Mellie to the beach, and tailgating for Clemson football games (or any sporting event, really). Connect with Brette on her site, Instagram, and Twitter!


Sarah Steward // Social Media Editor

Untitled design (2)Sarah is currently a Junior Communication major at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont. In the Fall of 2015, her studies allowed Sarah to spread her wings and study in Dublin, Ireland. When she’s not writing, she can be found doing yoga, quoting How I Met Your Mother or drinking green tea. Sarah loves inspirational quotes, gifs and interacting with others online! You can connect with Sarah on her blog, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter!

Jordan Gorveatte // Community Manager

Untitled design (49)Jordan is a junior in college majoring in Business Administration and minoring in Intercultural Studies. She loves traveling the world (6 countries down, 190 to go!), playing music, and laughing with the windows down. On any given day, you might find her quoting the Office, longboarding in the sunshine, or eating her weight in avocados and chocolate ice cream. Jordan doesn’t really know where she’s going, but you can follow her on Twitter and Instagram.