Anna Zhang, 15

Editor-in-Chief, Pulse Spikes



Location: Thomson’s Art Supply

During the five-minute break between classes at Horace Greeley High School, Anna Zhang isn’t scrolling through Facebook. Instead, she is setting up interviews to be published in Pulse Spikes, her online and quarterly print magazine focused on entertainment, travel, lifestyle, and fashion. The 15-year-old founded Pulse Spikes in 2015 because she saw a disconnect in the magazine industry between publishers and their readers, who are often from different generations. “Pulse Spikes is a platform that introduces young talent to the world,” she says. (That talent has included late singer-songwriter Christina Grimmie and Olympic swimmer Nathan Adrian, both of whom Zhang photographed.) Through the magazine and its social media platforms, young photographers, makeup artists, and writers share the successes and struggles of their peers — most of whom are under age 25. When deciding whom to profile, Zhang looks for relatable role models who are passionate about what they do. Thousands of adolescents around the world are part of the Pulse Spikes creative network, with about 30 to 40 employed regularly. Zhang is also a social-rights activist and has spoken at three TEDx events.  

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Richard Giacovas, 25

Reporter, News 12 Westchester

Ejona Maci, 27

Owner, New Balance Westchester

David Tubiolo, 29

Westchester County Legislator, District 14

Daniella DiMartino, 29

Director of Communications, College of Health Professions, Pace University

Kristina Benza, 27

President and CEO, County Fabricators

Daniel Bonnet, 29

Director, Center for Colleges and Careers, the Guidance Center of Westchester

Lauren Tang, 27

National Demand and Sales & Operations Planning Manager, Heineken USA

David Schepperly, 29

Control Room Supervisor, Entergy’s Indian Point Energy Center

Ariana Mullin, 29

Former Senior Associate Scientist, Acorda Therapeutics

Jennifer Angelucci, 25

CEO/President, Paws Crossed Animal Rescue

Anna Zhang, 15

Editor-in-Chief, Pulse Spikes

Julia Moore, 29

President, J. Moore Insurance Agency

Tommy Carter, 29

Owner, founder, and head trainer, CrossFit Immortal

Ashley L. Cermele, 29

Owner, Ashley Lauren Beauty Lounge

Marisa Rosenbaum, 29

Associate Manager, Corporate Communications, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Nicholas Ericksen, 24

Software engineer, IAC Applications

Brendan Carroll, 29 & Doug Cedrone, 29

Co-owners, Beer Noggin

George Williams Jr., 27

Director of Inside Operations, A.G. Williams Painting Co.

Samantha Krieger, 26

Executive Director, The Bristal at Armonk

Christina Nassayan Pesco, 28

Assistant Director of Alumni Relations, Iona College

Madison Salters, 29

Journalist/Entrepreneur/Social Activist

Marc Miller, 27

Director, Marketing Partnerships, Westchester Knicks
Edit Module