Krista Walton is the Digital Communications and Editorial Manager for the International Museum of Women. She graduated from the University of Southern California with a BA in English and a minor in photography. Her writing has appeared in the Washington Post, L.A. City Beat, the Maui News, Washington City Paper, and Preservation magazine, among others. She's lived in Maui, Los Angeles, Cape Town, Washington, D.C., and now resides in San Francisco. Contact Krista by emailing email@example.com.
|Kate Stence is the Senior Editor of Her Blueprint as well as a Contributing Columnist on human rights and public health. A writer, editor, and an avid endurance runner, she has studied 18th Century Literature at the University of California Berkeley, feminist theory at Mills College, the French language at the Sorbonne, creative writing at New York University and the University of Iowa, as well as poetry at the Barnard Center for Research on Women. Currently, she is completing a dual Master's degree in Public Policy and International Law at the American University of Paris and Oxford University. In 2010, she completed the 85th Comrades Marathon, a 56 mile endurance event in South Africa, for Girls on the Run International and SoleMates. In 2011, she returned to run Comrades for Women for Women International.|
|Amity Bacon is a freelance writer and financial news editor based in San Francisco. She attended the University of California, Santa Cruz, as a Community Studies major, where she edited the Women’s/Queer section of UCSC’s City on a Hill Press. Later, she worked as an independent media activist at the Community Media Association in England, as well as with Ann Simonton at “Media Watch” in Santa Cruz. Her writing has appeared in the Santa Cruz Sentinel, SOMA magazine, and the San Francisco Daily Journal.|
Fortunata Calabro holds a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics and is currently a Master's student in History of Art at Birckbeck University of London. Her passion for art and women’s rights drove her to combine her two fields of interest, specializing in feminism art. Her interests are the current situation of women artists in the Arab countries and South America. She is the assistant manager for Pinta The Latin American Art Show in London and New York, and has curated several independent shows in Rome and Barcelona. She is also an independent contributor for galleries in London as well as for art collectors and professional artists. She has worked at the Italian Cultural Institute in Barcelona and at the Vittoriano Museum in Rome.
|Maria Guzman attended graduate school for Art History at Ohio University. She also holds two degrees from Washburn University, in Fine Arts/Painting and Art History. When she's not figuring out how to stay in school, she loves to draw, paint, write, and teach Art History. She is also a Board Member at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts. Her writing was recently published in an anthology about identity politics, Imagining the Black Female Body: Reconciling Image in Print and Visual Culture, and she has contributed to the Gender Across Borders and Ms. magazine blogs.|
|Martha Munezhi is a Fulbright Scholar from Harare, Zimbabwe. Currently, she is a doctoral candidate at the University of Utah. She received a Master's degree in Population Studies and a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Zimbabwe. She yearns to communicate the role of underrepresented women and girls in social media platforms.|
|Carol Ng-He is a Chicago-based artist and museum educator who was born and raised in Hong Kong. She received a MA in Art Education from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and holds a Certificate in Museum Studies from Northwestern University. Carol serves as the K-12 & Continuing Education Program Developer at the University of Chicago Oriental Institute. Previously, she was the Education Director at Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art and taught at Columbia College Chicago. Her essays are included in edited books, 23 Questions from Teachers that Artists Can Help Answer (2011), Transforming City Schools Through Art: Approaches to Meaningful K-12 Learning (2012) and periodicals such as Visual Inquiry: Learning & Teaching Art, Teaching Artist Journal and its blog – ALT/space. Carol is a proud recipient of the Promising Leadership Award from the Association of Midwest Museums, and the Museum Art Educator of the Year Award by the Illinois Association of Art Education both in 2012. Visit Carol’s website at www.carolnghe.com.|
|Karen Offen is an historian and independent scholar at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Stanford University. She holds a doctorate in modern and contemporary history from Stanford University. She has authored and co-edited many books, with a focus on the history of women, gender, and feminism from a political perspective. She writes Clio Talks Back, I.M.O.W.'s history blog.|
|Simba Shani Kamaria Russeau is a multimedia storyteller living in the Middle East North Africa. She has worked as a photographer, radio correspondent and writer in many countries, including East Timor, South Korea, Philippines, Haiti, Japan, the US, Lebanon and Dubai. She has conducted several workshops with streets kids, ex-prisoners, children of migrant workers and refugees on the use of photography and interviewing as a tool for self-empowerment in underrepresented communities as means of dealing with racism, poverty, prejudice and war. Simba recently completed a one year study on the culture of racism in Lebanon. She is currently working on multimedia essays documenting displaced faces around the world, migrant workers, Black Arabs and women in the MENA region, and is the founder and organizer of the "Taste Culture" events initiative and the 24/7 Campaign.|
|Priyanka Sacheti is an independent writer based in Pittsburgh. Having earned a BA in English Literature and Creative Writing and MSt in Women's Studies from Universities of Warwick and Oxford, UK respectively, Priyanka grew up and previously lived in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. She has published numerous articles in various publications such as Gulf News, Brownbook, and Khaleejesque, with a special focus on art and gender. She's author of three poetry volumes, co-authored an English-language instruction publication and two of her short stories have been published in international anthologies celebrating Indian immigrant writing. She was also the co-founder of a Muscat-based grassroots art initiative, Khayaali. She curates her visual world at her blog, www.iamjustavisualperson.blogspot.com.|
|Ruby Singhrao was born in England to Kenyan parents and grew up in London, England. She received a degree in Biochemisty from the University of London and has worked for numerous hospitals and public health institutions on issues pertaining to women's health. Using her experiences as a woman of color, a child of immigrant parents, and her experience in the health care industry, Ruby aspires to work to highlight the health and social disparities facing women.|
|Clare Winterton is the Executive Director of the International Museum of Women. Clare was previously the VP of Communications and Marketing at the Women's Funding Network. She has a Masters Degree in International Business Administration from Cambridge University, as well as over 10 years of social sector marketing and communications experience.|
|Lisa Wong is a writer and economist, covering Latin America and social and environmental investments across emerging markets at Nikko Asset Management (Nikko AM). Previously, she was at Citi in the global Microfinance group. She co-runs the Women Advancing Microfinance UK network in London, one of fourteen international networks for women interested in financial inclusion and manages their communications and blog. She is also a contributing blogger for Business Fights Poverty. She holds a dual-degree Master of Public Administration (MPA) from both Columbia University and the London School of Economics in international finance and public policy respectively, a MA(Cantab) in English Literature from the University of Cambridge and a French diploma from the University of Sorbonne. She writes on the topic of development finance and inclusive businesses.|
|Heidi Zavatone-Veth is a medical anthropologist, writer, and consultant with over 25 years of experience in cross-cultural health research and activism. Through her experiences living and working in indigenous and multicultural communities in the United States and Latin America, she has developed a passionate commitment to global health and social justice, with a particular interest in maternal and child health. A native of Switzerland, Heidi currently lives in Connecticut where she provides training and technical assistance to health & human services agencies on cultural competency, health equity, and community-based planning. She received her AB from Harvard University and a doctorate from the University of Connecticut. She has taught anthropology as an adjunct professor at the University of Connecticut, Quinnipiac University, and Southern Connecticut State University. Among her current writing projects, Heidi is working on a book based on her research as a Fulbright Fellow on the transformative impact of community health promoter training on Maya women and communities in highland Guatemala.|