Meet the Founders

Meet the Founders

Ijana and Trisha going to Homeschool Prom 2012







At age 13, it was Ijana’s idea to create Back-to-Homeschool Magazine. She was head of the Writer’s Board until age 16 in 2012, when she retired from working on BTH full-time. However, Ijana still contributes to Back-to-Homeschool to this day.

Besides being one of the founders of BTH, Ijana also enjoys playing soccer and takes various classes including homeschool classes and college courses. She has a younger brother named Aidan, who came up with the actual name Back-to-Homeschool!

Ijana is the girl on the right in the purple dress.


Patricia, or Trisha for short, gladly accepted the invitation to help Ijana create Back-to-Homeschool Magazine at age 14. Now at age 17, she creates the covers and article layout for the magazine, as well as writing some of the content and adding illustrations and photographs. She created and runs the BTH website and is also in charge of subscriptions and the BTH Pen Pals program.

Besides being one of the founders of BTH, Trisha also takes ITF Taekwon-Do and Doce Pares Eskrima. In addition to her BTH articles, Trisha also likes to write for martial arts magazines. Her favorite homeschool-work is anything that has to do with writing and she has taken three writing courses at a community college! She has three brothers and one sister, and a huge fluffy dog.

Trisha is the girl on the left with the blue dress.


Want to contact the founders? Email your questions or comments to, or comment on this website! If you want to submit something to BTH magazine, instead email


11 responses to “Meet the Founders

  1. Wow…so cool. One question though…: Wich is Patricia and wich is Ijana?? I guess I should say: Nice to meet you, two!

  2. It’s good to ‘meet’ you. It’s good to know that the magazine is being run by other homeschooled girls… it makes everything seem more real somehow.

    • That is great! We are glad that you understand that it is real, and really by homeschooled girls! Also, you can send in your own content, too, if you’d like.

  3. Great job! I’m so excited to know that your magazine has reached international borders!

  4. WOW, you two have done such a great job making this website AND the magazine! I find it very entertaining when I am sitting at my computer with nothing to do!
    Thanks BTH!

  5. Hey, this is Ijana! I just thought I’d post something on here. I need to change my picture. I look older now.

  6. When will you decide on the extra authors?

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