Guimel is a journalism graduate student at University of Missouri. She got her undergraduate degree in Communications and Philosophy & Theology from Point Loma Nazarene University. She started writing for her college newspaper The Point during her junior year and became opinion editor during her senior year. She spent a semester at the Columbia Missourian as a public life reporter. She has a special interest in covering health, having done two health related articles during her stint at the Missourian. Her interest in health reporting most likely comes from the fact that her mother is a gynecologist. She likes singing, listening to music, reading, hip hop dancing and spending sunny afternoons in downtown Lisbon where she grew up.