Alexander Zaitchik is a freelance journalist based in New Orleans. His writing has appeared in the Nation, the New Republic, the Intercept, the Guardian, Rolling Stone, Foreign Policy, Vice and more. He is the author of several books, including Owning the Sun: A People’s History of Monopoly Medicine from Aspirin to COVID-19 (Counterpoint Press, 2022).
Editor, Chief Correspondent & Writing Fellow for Earth | Food | Life
Reynard Loki previously served as the environment, food and animal rights editor at AlterNet and as a reporter for Justmeans/3BL Media covering sustainability and corporate social responsibility. He was named one of FilterBuy’s Top 50 Health & Environmental Journalists to Follow in 2016. His work has been published by Salon, Truthout, BillMoyers.com, EcoWatch and Truthdig, among others.
Steven Rosenfeld has reported for National Public Radio, Marketplace, and Christian Science Monitor Radio, as well as a wide range of progressive publications including Salon, AlterNet, the American Prospect, and many others.
Writing Fellow for Local Peace Economy
April M. Short is an editor, journalist and documentary editor and producer. Previously, she served as a managing editor at AlterNet as well as an award-winning senior staff writer for Santa Cruz, California’s weekly newspaper. Her work has been published with the San Francisco Chronicle, In These Times, Salon and many others.
Editorial Fellow for Earth | Food | Life’s &Art Project
In Rachel Raphaela Gugelberger’s more than two decades working in the arts, she has organized curatorial projects in the commercial, academic and nonprofit sectors with a focus on place-based practices and themes including history, women’s rights, social justice, activism, data, information science and the environment. Previously, she served as curator at No Longer Empty, which presented community-responsive exhibitions and education programs in unconventional spaces. She is currently a guest curator at Residency Unlimited in New York City.
Chief Correspondent, Writing Fellow for Globetrotter
Vijay Prashad is an Indian historian, editor and journalist. He is the chief editor of LeftWord Books and the director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. He is a senior non-resident fellow at Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China. He has written more than 20 books, including The Darker Nations and The Poorer Nations. His latest book is Washington Bullets, with an introduction by Evo Morales Ayma.
Lucy Goodchild van Hilten is a writer with an MSc degree in the History of Science, Medicine and Technology from Imperial College London. She has served as assistant editor of Microbiology Today and senior marketing communications manager for Life Sciences at Elsevier. She set up Tell Lucy in 2014, with a mission to make the complex understandable. Lucy also runs Bucket List Bookshop—home of the world’s best writing.
Nancy J. Altman has a 40-year background in the areas of Social Security and private pensions. She is president of Social Security Works and chair of the Strengthen Social Security coalition. She is the author of The Truth About Social Security and The Battle for Social Security and co-author of Social Security Works! and the forthcoming Social Security Works for Everyone!
Celisa Calacal is a freelance journalist based in Kansas City, Missouri. She graduated with a degree in journalism from Ithaca College, where she worked as an editor and reporter for the Ithacan. Her writing has appeared in the Nation, ThinkProgress, AlterNet, and Salon.
Kali Holloway is a monthly columnist for the Nation and a frequent contributor to the Daily Beast. Her writings have also appeared in the Guardian, Salon, TIME, HuffPost, the National Memo and numerous other outlets. An Independent Media Institute fellow, she served as the founder and director of the Make It Right Project, a national initiative dedicated to taking down Confederate monuments and telling the truth about history. She also co-curated the New York City Metropolitan Museum of Art’s 2017 summer performance and film series, “Theater of the Resist.” She is currently producing “Sunset and the Mockingbird,” a documentary about jazz pianist Junior Mance, and has worked on a wide range of successful and award-wining documentary and television projects.
Melissa Kravitz Hoeffner is a writer based in New York. She’s written for the New York Times, Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, Travel & Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, Glamour, AlterNet, Cosmopolitan, Teen Vogue, Architectural Digest, Them and other publications. She holds a bachelor’s degree in creative writing from Columbia University and is also at work on a novel.
Chief Correspondent, Writing Fellow for Our Schools
Jeff Bryant is a communications consultant, freelance writer, advocacy journalist, and director of the Education Opportunity Network, a strategy and messaging center for progressive education policy. His award-winning commentary and reporting routinely appear in prominent online news outlets, and he speaks frequently at national events about public education policy.
Founder, Writing Fellow of Face to Face
Simon Greer has been involved in social change work for more than 25 years. Throughout these efforts, he has shown a commitment to innovation, risk and unconventional thinking. Greer is the founder of Cambridge Heath Ventures, a strategic advisory firm that works with private sector companies, purpose-driven organizations and governments to help them overcome their most pressing challenges. Greer is also a leading thinker, practitioner and speaker on organizational design, unconventional strategies and common good politics.
Evelyn Leopold is an independent journalist based at the United Nations and the winner of a UN Correspondents Association gold medal for her reporting. She served at Reuters as a manager, editor and correspondent in New York, Washington, London, Berlin and Nairobi. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and head of the Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists.