Our Team

We have a lot of fun at Brain, Child. We love making a magazine that makes a difference in the lives of mothers.  It takes a village.

Marcelle Soviero


Marcelle Soviero purchased Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers in 2012 and continues to build on its original mission to present voices of mothers of different backgrounds and circumstances in print and online. A longtime Brain, Child reader, Marcelle purchased the magazine when she saw it was ceasing print. “I’ve always loved Brain, Child… (read more)

Randi Olin

Managing Editor

If you’ve submitted to Brain, Child, Randi has read your submission. As Editor, Randi assists with content selection and editing for Brain, Child’s print, web, and blog products.  “I am always looking for the next best essay or story. It’s wonderful to accept work from both recognized writers and new talent.” An avid reader, Randi makes sure every submission she receives gets a fair read and every writer is responded to personally and in a timely manner. Her sometimes nightmare is somehow missing a submission in the pipeline… (read more)

Daisy Florin

Staff Editor

A proud graduate of Hunter College High School and Dartmouth College, Daisy has a MA in American Studies from Columbia University and a master’s degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Bank Street College of Education. Before becoming a full-time writer, Daisy was an elementary and preschool teacher. (read more)

Lauren Apfel

Debates Editor

Lauren is the debate editor and a contributing blogger at Brain, Child. There are few things she loves more than a well-argued op-ed. Her parenting interests run the gamut, but perennial favorite topics include gender, cultural trends, twins and pecking order. As debate editor for the print magazine as well as the website, Lauren is always on the look out for the perfect companion essays…. (read more)

Hilary Levey Friedman

Book Review Editor

Christine Juneau

Staff Artist

Christine has been drawing cartoons, primarily of her family, for as long as she can remember.  As Brain, Child’s staff artist Christine is responsible for the line drawings in our print issues, as well as cartoons and drawings for Brain, Child’s blog… (read more)