Shabana Basij-Rasikh

May 16, 2024

In 2008, as a student at Middlebury, Shabana co-founded SOLA with the mission of providing access to quality education for girls across her homeland. SOLA remained a priority throughout her […]

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Leticia Tituaña

May 8, 2024

Leticia Tituaña is an indigenous woman, identifying with the Kichwa-Otavalo people and living in the Andean region of Ecuador. She is the founder of WARMI STEM, an organization that provides […]

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Dayana Blanco Quiroga

Dayana Blanco Quiroga is an Aymara Indigenous woman from Oruro, Bolivia, and the first Indigenous professional woman in her family. She co-founded the Uru Uru Team— an initiative focused on […]

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Christina Lowery

Christina Lowery is passionate about storytelling as an engine of social change. As CEO she leads the strategy and execution of Girl Rising’s expanding work around the globe. Central to […]

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Josh Rice

March 14, 2024

JOSH RICE is a multidisciplinary theatre artist specializing in puppetry & improvisation. He makes work that is at once playful, absurd, and tragic, incorporating simple performer-driven spectacle, puppetry, live music, […]

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Mo Willems

February 9, 2024

Mo Willems is an author, illustrator, animator, and playwright. He was the inaugural Kennedy Center Education Artist-in-Residence (2019-2022), and he continues to collaborate in creating fun new stuff involving classical music, […]

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Christin Brecher

June 29, 2023

Christin Brecher lives in New York City and Nantucket, two islands which inspire her imagination at every step. After a career in marketing for the publishing industry, followed by years […]

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Edwin Hill

Edwin Hill is the author of the critically-acclaimed Hester Thursby mystery series, the first of which, Little Comfort, was an Agatha Award finalist, a selection of the Mysterious Press First […]

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Andrea Penrose

Andrea Penrose is the USA Today bestselling author of Regency-era historical fiction, including the acclaimed Wrexford & Sloane mystery series, as well as Regency romances written under the names Cara […]

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Junauda Petrus

December 7, 2022

Petrus is a multi-talented performer who has made an indelible mark on the creative world. Among her many accomplishments, she wrote and directed There Are Other Worlds, an ancestral-circus-poem-play with […]

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