Jen Trolio

Senior Editor, the Strategist

Jen Trolio is a senior editor at the Strategist who covers sleep stuff, toys, and fashion. She has been editing the Strategist's guides to mattresses and pillows since 2021. She was previously the culture editor at and has written for Wired, Popular Science, PC Magazine, and ReadyMade.

  1. pillows
    The 12 Very Best Pillows for Neck PainBecause who doesn’t have tech neck?
  2. mattresses
    The 10 Very Best Mattress ProtectorsBecause your mattress isn’t washing-machine-friendly.
  3. mattresses
    The 13 Very Best Mattress ToppersTo turn your too-firm or too-soft mattress into one that is just right.
  4. baby sleep
    Our Favorite Swaddles (of the 29 We’ve Tried)“I purchased many a sleep sack at 3 a.m., and time and time again, nothing was able to beat the Halo.”
  5. mattresses
    The Best Mattresses, As Tested by Strategist EditorsOur editors and writers slept on each of these for at least one week.
  6. best in class
    The Very Best Pillows for Side SleepersIncluding down, memory foam, and even a noodlelike body pillow to help you get your best sleep.
  7. best in class
    The 19 Very Best Bed PillowsWith comfortable options for every conceivable type of sleeper.
  8. strategist round table
    7 Strategist Editors Discuss the Gifts They’re Getting Their KidsWe infiltrated the brain trust to find the best children’s gifts.
  9. strategist hive mind
    51 Etsy Shopping TipsAn accumulation of proclamations and well-sourced recommendations from the Strategist staff.
  10. gift guides
    48 Easter-Basket Ideas for Every Type of KidEaster baskets are the Christmas stockings of spring.
  11. in situ
    Steal My ScarfA selection of never-scratchy, highly shoppable shawls and stoles, all pictured in situ.
  12. strategist hive mind
    63 Holiday Shopping TipsHoliday-related proclamations and well-sourced recommendations from the Strategist’s staff and contributors.
  13. in situ
    Steal My CouchA selection of shoppable sleepers, settees, and more — as recommended by their passionate owners.
  14. back to school
    What 39 Students From Preschool to High School Are Wearing for Back-to-SchoolFrom Pokémon hoodies and light-up shoes to baggy jeans and very tall socks.
  15. strategist hive mind
    71 Summer Shopping TipsAn accumulation of proclamations and well-sourced recommendations from the Strategist staff.
  16. on-site shop
    The Best Thing I Bought This Year: A Delightful Digital Picture FrameI’ve spent $850 (so far) on Aura frames for me and my family, and I have no regrets.
  17. the highlight
    Plight at the MuseumFacing twin American crises, four museum directors share their vision and hopes for the future.