Shalayne Pulia

Title: Contributing Writer
Education: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Location: New York City
Expertise: Food, Fashion, Mental Health, Social Justice, Pop Culture
  • Shalayne Pulia is a writer, editor, and overall content creator with expertise in finding and featuring change makers.
  • Her work tends to celebrate powerhouse innovators, social justice advocates, small business owners, and fantastic food and pop culture trends.
  • Shalayne produces content for several clients including National Geographic, Instagram, Bustle, Complex Media, and Keithcity Group, where she also oversees media coverage.


Shalayne kicked off her career in the fashion magazine industry working for InStyle, where she was Assitant Editor and led the brand’s signature Badass Women franchise. She also developed social media copy for clients such as September Letters, a mental health and wellness community. She also has written and edited pieces for Cherry Bombe, a NYC-based print food and fashion magazine.


Shalayne has her Bachelor of Science in Journalism from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

About InStyle

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