Christina Anderson is an investigative journalist and freelance correspondent, writing for the New York Times about Scandinavia from her base in Stockholm. Anderson hails from Boston and cut her teeth as a reporter at a local paper in Framingham, Massachusetts. After a several years long foray into international development and human rights, Anderson returned to journalism, reporting for Radio Sweden and the New York Times.
The Penguin Who Knew Too Much (August 2007) is eighth in Donna Andrews’s Meg Langslow series from St. Martin’s Press. She has also written the Turing Hopper series (Berkley Prime Crime), featuring an artificial intelligence as the sleuth. When not writing, Donna can be found puttering in her garden, making small inroads on her massive to-be-read collection and playing with her computers. She’s vice president of the Mid-Atlantic chapter of Mystery Writers of America, national chapter liaison for Sisters in Crime, the author liaison for Malice Domestic and a member of the Private Investigators and Security Association. For more information visit donnaandrews.com.
Valerie Andrews has spent more than 25 years chronicling social innovation. Her work has appeared in major magazines, on PBS television and the web. She recently coauthored The Business of Changing Lives: How One Company Took the Information Superhighway to the Inner City with Allan Weis, one of the founders of the Internet, and has edited several bestselling business books. Her articles about creativity, peak performance and changes in the American workplace have appeared in People, New York, Vogue, Esquire and on the Internet. She has also appeared as a commentator on public television and is the author of A Passion for this Earth, essays on our connection to the natural world. Her first book, The Psychic Power of Running, was published by Rawson Associates.
Lucy Aphramor, Ph.D., R.D., notably pioneered the use of a health at every size approach in the U.K. National Health Service, developing an eight-week HAES course that is now available internationally through licensed facilitators. She is director of a consultancy dedicated to advancing health at every size theory and practice in and beyond the U.K. through training, research, and community engagement. Dr. Aphramor is also an honorary research fellow at Glyndwr University, Wales, and a visiting lecturer in nutrition and dietetics at Surrey University. Dr. Aphramor is the only U.K. dietitian with publishing and teaching expertise in critical weight science. She is at the forefront of the new international Critical Dietetics movement where her work blending critical thinking and compassionate self-care is enthusiastically received. Her influence extends to coverage in the popular press and her reputation as an outspoken scientist gains her interviews across the board from women’s magazines to the broadsheets.
Kevin J. Apple, Ph.D., is an assistant department head and associate professor at the Department of Psychology at James Madison University. He enjoys teaching a wide variety of classes including general psychology, research methods and the psychology of the Holocaust. His main research interests include both the intergroup bias and methods for assessing classroom learning. When not teaching classes or doing research, he is most likely spending time with his wife and two children or watching a reality television show. His favorite “Survivor” player is Ethan Zohn. Kevin admires Ethan for being a fierce competitor who played the game with integrity.
Shari Arison is an American-Israeli businesswoman and philanthropist, owner of the Arison Group that operates in more than 40 countries across five continents to realize the vision of Doing Good. Its business arm, Arison Investments, operates in the fields of finance (Bank Hapoalim), infrastructure, real estate, and renewable energy (Shikun & Binui), salt (Salt of the Earth), and water (Miya). Its philanthropic arm, The Ted Arison Family Foundation, houses the organizations Essence of Life, Goodnet, All One, and Ruach Tova that operates Shari's global initiative Good Deeds Day. She also initiated Matan – Investing in the Community, based on United Way. Arison created a unique values-based model for values-driven leadership in business, organizations, and communities. She is repeatedly ranked by Forbes as one of the most powerful women in the world, and as one of the world’s greenest billionaires. In 2013, Arison was named Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters by George Mason University.
Jennifer Armstrong is a staff writer at Entertainment Weekly and the co-founder of alternative online women’s magazine SirensMag.com.
Dr. Kat Arney is a leading British science writer, broadcaster, and public speaker. Her previous books are Herding Hemingway’s Cats: Understanding How Our Genes Work and How to Code a Human. Kat has a degree in natural sciences and a PhD in developmental genetics from Cambridge University and was a key part of the science communications team at Cancer Research UK from 2004 to 2016, cofounding the charity’s award-winning science blog and acting as a principal media spokesperson. As a writer, her work has featured in Wired, Daily Mail, Nature, Mosaic, New Scientist, and more. She has fronted several BBC Radio 4 science documentaries, as well as the factual comedy series Did the Victorians Ruin the World? and presents the fortnightly Genetics Unzipped podcast.
Jenna Arnold is listed as one of Oprah’s “100 Super Soul Influencers” because she doesn’t have much patience for the status quo. She has been called a “disruptor” in every industry in which she has dabbled from elementary school classrooms to halls of the United Nations, MTV and the White House. For her recent work as one of the organizers of the Women’s March, Jenna was recognized with a Glamour Women of the Year award. The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Forbes, and Fast Company, just to name a few, have recognized Jenna’s work as “shaking up long standing assumptions” and being one of “the biggest ideas in social change” for the work of ORGANIZE, a non-profit she co-founded focused on ending the waitlist for organ transplants in America, for which she was also named one of Inc magazine’s “35 Under 35” list.
V. Arrow graduated from Knox College in 2008 with degrees in history and creative writing, specializing in 20th-century pop culture and young adult literature. Under another name, she has previously published at Pop Matters, The One Love, Tommy2.net, and The Hollywood Reporter. Arrow has read a book a day for the last 22 years and grew up to the age of 12 without realizing the Muppets weren’t living creatures. She believes that pop culture affects, reflects, and informs all aspects of daily life in Western culture and that it’s perhaps the most crucial form of media expression to analyze and discuss.