Editors

A quick intro to The First Pint’s editorial team.


Rachel McGovern

Rachel McGovern
Founding Editor

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Rachel likes nothing better than some copy to pore over. As the team will tell you she prefers French wine and German beer to almost anything – though she’ll take time out of these to rile her resident Angry Russian whenever the opportunity arises. She loves London and is determined to encapsulate the city’s mindset in (more than one) pithy sentence before she’s done.


Indu Chandrasekhar

Indu Chandrasekhar
Editor and Webmaster

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Indu edits, writes and masters the web for The First Pint. Once upon a time she played the violin in a mariachi band and got up to all sorts of other culturally enlightening nonsense. Now she plays on the internet. She knows a lot of song lyrics but has trouble remembering what she ate for lunch. If you have a folding chair, she invites you to open it next to her.


Kathrine Anker

Kathrine Anker
Editor and PR Manager

Kathrine suffers from an acute case of Anglophilia. This normally manifests itself in a tendency to grace her local pub and speak in defence of things like crowded tube carriages and warm ale. Kathrine has sustained a growing love affair with London since the mid-2000s and she probably won’t leave, unless it’s to go to an English spa town. When she’s not frolicking in Hampstead Heath or testing her Wellingtons in a rain puddle, she’s scouring the city for quirky things to write about. If you know of a funny street name or a piece of toilet graffiti that deserves attention, Kathrine would love to hear from you.


Jaime Concha

Jaime Concha
Editor and Business Manager

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Jaime considers the part at the end of Ratatouille when the food critic eats Remy’s cooking to be the best scene in the history of cinema and the apex of human creativity. When he was a young lad, Jaime told his friends the story of a civilization of lice people that built a towering structure on one of his classmates’ heads. The story was so popular that he was henceforth known as the “Story Man.” To this day, he is still trying to beat that story. He also indulges in editing copy when there’s nothing happening on the internet.


Aoife Yourell

Aoife Yourell
Editor and Podcast Editor

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Aoife is Irish but has been living abroad since the new millennium. She moved to London in 2004 and temped all over the city before becoming a teacher. She fled for the battery-charging climes of Barcelona a couple years later, where she acquired a taste for sheep’s cheese, cava on the beach, got stuck in the middle of the odd riot and had her first article published. Hobbies include eating cheese, eating cheese with friends or eating cheese while listening to music. She misses the horizontal rains of Ireland and the unwavering dedication of Barcelona’s blue skies but loves being back in London.


Heather Christie

Heather Christie
Promotions and Social Media Manager

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A media adventurer and enthusiast, Heather has spent the better part of her life actively connecting with people. She has moved no less than 16 times (and counting) in her life and as such has become quite adept at forming new relationships – business, personal, or otherwise. When she isn’t networking, Heather can be found discovering new ways to create content and connect people on the information superhighway.