Meet Our Editorial Team

Michelle Thompson Author/Editor
Michelle is a highly skilled and experienced medical writer with a passion for communicating complex medical information in a clear and accessible manner. With a background in internal medicine. Michelle has a deep understanding of the latest research and developments in the healthcare industry. Michelle is also dedicated to staying up-to-date with the latest developments in medical writing, regularly attending conferences and workshops to improve their skills. Michelle is a valuable asset to any team and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the field of medical writing.
Esther Jordan Author/Editor
Esther Jordan has been a writer ever since she can remember. She has always loved the free gift of self-expression through journaling, creating stories, and sharing life experiences in front of audiences. Public speaking and creating content has been a strong suit of hers since high school. Immediately after college, she received a paid position as an search engine optimization (SEO) writer in 2010 when SEO was still a very brick and mortar concept for a lot of small businesses. It was a time of do-it-yourself websites and online magic that everyone wanted and either referred to it as SEO or pay-per-click (PPC). As her career advanced and the online marketing industry grew, she became more and more familiar with how to successfully craft online content. Today, she works from home in California, where she has lived since 2013. Originally moving out West from the Great Smoky Mountains to look for more opportunities, both creatively and career wise. This geographical shift has greatly influenced her work and creative content. Esther gives back to the community by volunteering as a writer for political campaigns, child sex trafficking prevention groups, pro bono legal services for low income, and her church’s marketing team.
STD Check Editorial Team Author
We’re using our own collection of data. It is not bought or made up for the simple purpose of having “click-bait” material. This information is to promote STD testing, educate people, and bring awareness. When we produce an article, it is fact-based. We check it with medical advisors that approve it. Our staff consists of doctors and other medical professionals who review our content. From all over the world, we have sourced the best and the brightest content developers. including medical professionals, engineers, data scientists, marketing specialists, and media relations. We collaborate with several creative individuals that make up the STD Check Editorial Team. Together we build a bridge in the medical testing process. We take pride in building core relationships with local labs and educating individuals on safe sex practices. Our team is readily available to provide information analysis that best represents the current statistical data. Through several different metrics, we collect intelligence on the most up-to-date health practices of any given region within the United States. There are many factors that make up the quantitative health of a populace.Through this pooling of data, we can make the best strategic decisions on behalf of any given population. With the knowledge that we collect, carefully curated tests can be formulated based on what a certain demographic might need. We hope to service those curious about their health and others who are seeking definitive results. Whatever the need may be, at STD Check, our team makes sure that nothing is left in question. It is our highest goal that every client we service has a positive experience with no stigma attached. The results? A highly comprehensive testing method that rules out any fear. Privacy of Information Policy
Alexa Amador Author
Alexa graduated from KSU with a B.A. in English and joined the team in 2018. Before joining, she marketed and developed her own blog while working freelance for leading businesses. Having a robust skill set of research, writing, and editing has kept her busy and driven throughout both her academic and professional careers. Alexa became entangled in the sexual health business after coming from not only "abstinence-only" schooling but where the reproductive anatomy chapter was literally torn from her textbook. She realized how irresponsible it is for people to encourage ignorance about sexual health, especially to younger audiences, and so her passion for becoming part of the solution and educating the masses was born. When not writing for Exposed, Alexa enjoys taking vacations in the mountains with a good book and her dog, Nova.
Lauren Crain Author
Lauren Crain is a writer, designer, and joke-teller. With a degree from Texas State University in communication and education, Lauren works tirelessly to find the best way to transform hard-to-grasp concepts into straightforward information. She's been a writer her whole life, but she began writing professionally in 2014. In 2018, she joined the editorial staff because of her passion for communicating information about public health and destigmatizing sexual health. Before becoming a member of the team, Lauren worked as a communication skills teacher, marketing coordinator, and freelance writer and designer. Her work has been featured on Forbes, The Muse, Insider,, Her Campus, and Business News Daily. When she's not researching, writing, or trying to communicate authentically, you can find her doing yoga, writing jokes, or sitting outside.
Lauralei Like Author
Lauralei graduated from SHSU in 2017 with a B.A. in Mass Communication: Public Relations and Advertising. Mass Communication is the perfect term for what she loves to do: Communicate to the masses the importance of destigmatization and promoting an honest conversation surrounding sexual health. Before Lauralei joined, she worked for a branding and marketing agency, but she longed to work with a company that was committed to creating a meaningful sense of community and making the world a better place; turned out to be the perfect fit. Lauralei is the official relationship expert and pun-master. She believes that it is her sworn duty to provide the internet with reliable, well-researched, and probably funny information when it comes to whatever she is writing about. Her writing has been featured in numerous publications, including Bustle, The Epoch Times, Romper, MedTraveler, and Healthable. When Lauralei isn’t writing, she’s playing with her pet bunnies, sewing dresses, or searching for the best new brunch spot.
Taysha Silva Author
Taysha has been with the company since 2018 and is an advocate for sex positivity, which includes regular, accessible testing, destigmatization, and content and communications that people understand. She has an eclectic background which spans marketing, editing, social media, copywriting, and education. From her childhood with abstinence-only sex ed and her experience assisting patients, she recognized the pressing questions many people had and their need for helpful, straightforward information. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and a minor in Education from Southern Methodist University.
Nick Corlis Author
Nick Corlis is a writer, marketer, and designer. He graduated from Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, with a degree in Digital Communications. Nick is proud to be able to help eliminate the stigma of STD testing through his writing and is always trying to advocate the importance of your sexual health. Before STDcheck, his favorite way to develop his writing skills was by accepting various writing jobs in college and maintaining multiple blogs. Nick wears many hats here at STDcheck, but specifically enjoys writing accurate, well-researched content that is not only informative and relatable but sometimes also contains memes. When not writing, Nick likes to race cars and go-karts, eat Japanese food, and play games on his computer.