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Sarah Cooperman

Sarah Cooperman is the Executive Director at the Rockfish Wildlife Sanctuary, a nonprofit wildlife rehabilitation and education organization serving Central Virginia. Sarah is a Certified Wildlife Rehabilitator through the International …

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Diane Dale

Diane Dale is on the Board of the Piedmont Master Gardeners and Director of Membership Education Programs. She is a semi-retired landscape architect and sustainability planner with a project portfolio …

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Daryl Cumber Dance

Professor Emerita, Virginia Commonwealth University and The University of Richmond, Dance has devoted her career to the study of African Diasporic Literature and Folklore. Her most recent publication is Remembering …

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Aran Donovan

Aran Donovan is Assistant Director with the Virginia Center for the Book, where she supports both the Virginia Festival of the Book and Book Arts. Prior to joining the Center for …

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Joshua Earle

Joshua Earle is Assistant Professor of Science, Technology, and Society at the University of Virginia, focused on the History of Eugenics, disability studies, and transhumanism.

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M. K. England

M. K. England is the author of eight novels for kids through adults, plus three upcoming sapphic rom-coms. They live on a mini-farm in rural Virginia packed with video games, …

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Lauren Francis

Lauren Francis is an associate producer for With Good Reason. A Richmond native, Lauren has a background in television news, where she’s worked as an assignment editor, in addition to publishing …

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Jennifer Geddes

Jennifer Geddes is Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Interim Director of the Jewish Studies Program at the University of Virginia. She researches and teaches in the areas of Holocaust …

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Tom Gutherz

A native of Cleveland, Ohio , Rabbi Tom Gutherz has been serving Congregation Beth Israel in Charlottesville since 2005. Before that he was the rabbi of Agudath Sholom Congregation in …

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Njelle Hamilton

Njelle Hamilton is the author of “Phonographic Memories: Popular Music and the Contemporary Caribbean Novel,” and numerous scholarly essays on sound studies, trauma theory, and the physics of time. She …

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Peter Hedlund

Peter is the director of Encyclopedia Virginia, a free, online resource that tells the story of Virginia for those who seek to understand how the past informs the present and …

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Katharine Herndon

Katharine Herndon is executive director of Richmond literary nonprofit James River Writers. She has published several stories and essays and teaches classes on writing craft and business topics. She does …

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