Rona Kobell ("People, Not Patients") is a Baltimore-based journalist and the co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Environmental Justice Journalism Initiative. She is also a 2023–24 Hopkins SNF Agora Fellow.
Natalie McGill ("Late Night Laughs") is a freelance journalist, stand-up comic, and TV screenwriter based in Los Angeles. The Baltimore native has written for two seasons of HBO's A Black Lady Sketch Show, where she received an Emmy nomination for her work on season three. She is a member of the Writers Guild of America.
Rich Shea ("Mosquito Taste Test") is a freelance writer and editor living in Washington, D.C., who's produced articles for newspapers, magazines, and nonprofit organizations. He also writes screenplays and has traveled to more than 20 countries.
Paul Garland ("Could Your House Make You Sick?" illustration) is an illustrator known for colorful, clean, bold, and graphic designs. His work is highly conceptual and uses metaphors to convey complex subjects for major clients worldwide, earning more than 50 major awards along the way from institutions such as the Society of Illustrators and the World Illustration Awards.
Melinda Beck ("Kids Need Counselors: We're On It," illustration) is an illustrator, animator, and graphic designer who has worked for the New York Public Library, The New Yorker, and the U.S. Postal Service, among many others. Her artwork has received numerous awards including two Emmy nominations and has been acquired by the Library of Congress for its permanent collection. Her children's book We Are Shapes came out in April 2022.
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Marshall Clarke is a Baltimore-based photographer specializing in portrait, editorial, and documentary images. The best part of his job, he says, is meeting people and getting a glimpse into worlds he would not otherwise know. For the photograph of Dr. Galiatsatos, he was inspired by the window light in his living room and the solid background with a hint of color. For Clarke, this image conveys the open and generous quality of Dr. Galiatsatos and his work.