Abby Rapoport, Publisher and Co-Founder, email@example.com
Abby spent the first portion of her career as a political reporter, covering Texas politics for the Texas Tribune, the Texas Observer and then The American Prospect. Her work has also appeared in Glamour, The National Journal and The New Republic. Prior to founding Stranger’s Guide, she served as Acting Publisher for the Texas Observer and currently sits on the board of the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas and TYPE Investigations.
Kira Brunner Don, Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kira has worked as a magazine editor in New York for seventeen years and as a journalist in Eastern Europe and the Balkans. She studied philosophy at The New School’s Graduate Faculty and worked at a think tank at Columbia University before joining Lapham’s Quarterly, where she was executive editor for eight years. She is co-editor of the book The New Killing Fields: Massacre and the Politics of Intervention and is the founding co-director of the Oakland Book Festival.
Mike Kanin, Chief Operating Officer, email@example.com
Mike has many years of media experience, including as the founding publisher of the nonprofit local daily the Austin Monitor and as publisher of the Texas Observer. Prior to publishing, he served as the Washington City Paper’s City Lights editor. His work has appeared in the Washington City Paper, the Washington Post’s Express, the Boston Herald, Boston’s Weekly Dig, the Austin Chronicle and the Texas Observer. He is also the co-founding editor of the Brick House Cooperative’s Preachy.
Kyla Kupferstein Torres, Managing Editor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kyla has spent her career as a writer and educator. A New York native, she served the director of admissions for the Hunter College Campus Schools as well as the College’s director of partnership programs. Her writing has been published in anthologies and online and she’s currently at work on a nonfiction book. She received her B.A. from Vassar College and her Ed.M from Harvard’s School of Education.
Emily Nemens, Sports/Senior Editor, email@example.com
Emily is a writer, illustrator, and editor. Her debut novel, The Cactus League (FSG 2020), explores the world of spring training baseball, and she’s written about her hometown team, the Seattle Mariners, for Baseball Prospectus Annual. From 2018 to 2021, Emily served as the editor of The Paris Review, the nation’s preeminent literary quarterly. During her tenure, the magazine saw record-high circulation, published two anthologies, produced the second season of its acclaimed podcast, and won the 2020 American Society of Magazine Editors’ Award for Fiction.
Anushree Kaushal, Senior Editor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Anushree is a developmental editor with six years of experience working on a range of fiction and non-fiction books, five of which were spent at Penguin Random House in India. She holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Sussex and is currently based in Delhi.
Alex Hannaford, Senior Editor, email@example.com
Alex has worked as a journalist since 1997 and is a regular contributor to newspapers and magazines in the UK and US. He is the writer and director of The Last 40 Miles, an award-winning animated short film about the death penalty. He also wrote and hosted the award winning crime podcast Huddled Masses: Dead Man Talking for Audioboom. Alex is a Fellow of The Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma at Columbia University.
Joanna Yas, Literary Editor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Joanna was the editor of Open City Magazine & Books for over a decade and is currently editor-in-chief of Washington Square Review and executive editor of West 10th. She previously held positions at Ploughshares, Grand Street, and Zoetrope: All-Story. Joanna is the Readings & Special Programs manager at the NYU Creative Writing Program, where she teaches, co-curates the reading series and directs Writers in New York, the summer writing program.
Emily C. Skaftun, Creative Content Editor, email@example.com
Emily is a speculative fiction writer, editor and irony enthusiast. Her debut short story collection, Living Forever & Other Terrible Ideas, was published in November 2020 by Fairwood Press. She has co-founded two online magazines, saved the last Norwegian-American newspaper from extinction and judged a Scandinavian haiku contest (haikuff-da!). Emily lives just north of Seattle with a mad scientist and two house monsters, Basilisk and Cat Astrophe, and in the Before Times she played roller derby as V. Lucy Raptor.
Courtney Desiree Morris, Senior Editor
Courtney is a visual artist and assistant professor of African American Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Her forthcoming book is titled To Defend this Sunrise: Black Women’s Activism and the Geography of Race in Nicaragua
Cecilia Nowell, Associate Editor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cecilia is a writer and editor interested in stories about gender, Latin America and the American West. Her writing has been published by New York Magazine, The Washington Post, Mother Jones, The Nation, The Guardian, Elle and others.
Ambia Elias, Associate Publisher, email@example.com
Ambia is a recent graduate of Oberlin College, where she studied Law & Society and minored in Dance and Africana Studies. She is a New York native and is currently based in the Bronx.
Kike Arnal, Associate Photography Editor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kike is a photographer and videographer. His photos have appeared in the New York Times, National Geographic and Mother Jones, as well as numerous exhibitions. His latest book, Bordered Lives, focuses on transgender culture in Mexico.
Annie Estes, Assistant Editor, email@example.com
Annie is a senior at Grinnell College where she is studying Political Science and Neuroscience.
Ajà Miller, Assistant Editor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ajà is a senior at the University of Texas at Austin where she is studying English and Creative Writing. She is the editor-in-chief of the University’s only Black interest publication, BlackPrint ATX.
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