MEET OUR TEAM

Kaitlyn Nicole

Founder/Owner

Kaitlyn is an experienced music blogger, singer/songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist. She is a student at Berklee College of Music pursuing a Bachelor's of Fine Arts with a focus on Vocal Performance and Songwriting. She's been a singer since she could talk, participating in several advanced and professional choirs throughout her life. She's a huge Swiftie and has been since she was six years old. She also enjoys musical theatre and teaching private lessons.

 Instagram: @kaitlynnicole.music

Melina Darlas

Review Writer

Melina is a student at Santa Barbara Community College studying business. She enjoys reading, fashion, going to concerts, and traveling to new places. She also has a podcast titled "i've been thinking..." that she started with one of her college roommates, Gillian! Melina hopes to start a career in the music industry and to continue pursuing creative projects!

Instagram: @melinadarlas

Jane Katryn

Review Writer

Jane is currently studying English and Psychology at the University of South Carolina. Being creative is her life; choosing to spend her free time writing their manuscript, researching/creating art, adopting new plants, and traveling the world in search of new recipes.

Instagram: @janekatryne

Megan Cao

Review Writer

Megan is currently studying Communications at the University of Michigan with the hope to minor in Performing Arts Management. She's always loved music and is always excited to expose herself to new genres and artists. She's also a huge film buff.​

Instagram: @meg_caoooo

Andy Mockbee

Review Writer

Andy is currently a Senior undergraduate student at the College of Wooster studying English and Education. He loves writing about music, attending concerts and playing the piano. He also is a host for his college radio show, Woo91.

Instagram: N/A

Gabriella Grieser

Social Media Manager

Gabby is a studying Graphic Design with a minor in Business at SUNY Cortland. She loves drawing and coming up with designs in her free time. She enjoys working with a team and bringing everyone's ideas into a final product!

Instagram: @gabbygrieser

Troy Sica

Review Writer

Troy is a Junior at Hofstra University in New York, studying Music Composition and Theory. From a young age, Troy always had a passion for music, his main instrument being viola and later on picking up the piano, trumpet and alto saxophone. He is honored and please to be granted this opportunity to write and work with these wonderful people at Pop Passion Blog, sharing and spreading our love for music!

Instagram: @troysica

Kendall Koval

Interviewer

Kendall is a blogger, multi-instrumentalist, and an avid music lover. She is a student at The George Washington University majoring in Psychology and English. She has been playing guitar since she was a kid and is always trying to broaden her musical interest. She also loves to read in her free time and has an interest in literature!

Instagram: @kendallkoval

Sarah Curry

Interviewer

Sarah is a senior at the University of Central Florida studying Advertising and Public Relations. Music has always been her main passion in life and she dreams of one day being involved in the industry herself. She is known for following her favorite artists, like Harry Styles and Greta Van Fleet, across the country on tour. To this day, she is just as obsessed with One Direction as she was back in 2011 and is stilling holding out hope for that reunion!

Instagram: @itbesarahc

Karlee Smith

Review Writer

Karlee is a graduate from Arizona State University. She likes spending her time reading, listening to music and attending concerts. She is very active online with her favorite artists and enjoys finding new music to fall in love with. Her music taste ranges from Taylor Swift to any and all sad indie songs. However, she appreciates all good music with an impressive hook and meaningful lyrics.

Instagram: @karleesmith13

Kelli Dixon

Review Writer

Kelli is a recent graduate from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. In her spare time, she enjoys working out and playing with her pug, Maddie! She never runs out of music to listen to as she has a workout playlist of almost 1,100 songs and counting!

Instagram: @kellileyla

Giavanna Gradaille

Review Writer

Gia is currently studying English at Columbia Basin College with plans to transfer to a University in the future. She's a Jersey package that was accidently delivered to Washington state, but the happy accident has gotten her accustomed to backyard concerts and the underground music scene.

Instagram: @gia.gradaille

Kyle Stiver

Review Writer

Kyle is a student at Duquesne University studying for a BA in Music and Theatre. He is the host of "Sticky Sweet" through WDSR at Duquesne, a show that focuses on bringing brand new pop music into the spotlight. He is an avid singer/songwriter and is currently working on his debut music! Artists that are currently inspiring him include Tove Lo, Hayley Kiyoko, Halsey, Kim Petras, and Charli XCX, to name a few. He is an avid lover of anything and everything that deals with pop music, and is working towards a career as a recording artist.

Instagram: @lapalmfruits

George McSherry

Review Writer

George is a Global Communications student currently living in Paris. He hosts the radio show/podcast 'Albums Without Borders' with his friend. He loves dive bars, music and any dark green shirt. One time he wore a dark green shirt to a dive bar that played indie music. That was a good night for George.​

Instagram: @gx.mcsherry

Gillian Mena

Review Writer

Gillian is a Communications major at UC Santa Barbara. She is passionate about music and has been playing various instruments since she was a child. She enjoys reading, traveling and co-hosting her podcast "i've been thinking..." with Melina! She hopes to eventually further her career within the music industry.

Instagram: @g.illy.m