Lydia Millet

Lydia Millet is a writer of fiction, opinion pieces and other ephemera. Her 2020 novel A Children’s Bible was a Finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction and one of The New York Times Book Review’s Best 10 Books of 2020.

Lydia Millet is a writer of fiction, opinion pieces, and other ephemera. Her 2020 novel A Children’s Bible was a Finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction and one of the New York Times Book Review’s Best 10 Books of 2020. In 2019 she received an Award of Merit for the Short Story from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and her 2010 story collection Love in Infant Monkeys was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. Since 1999 she has been an editor at the Center for Biological Diversity, a group dedicated to fighting extinction and climate change. She lives in the Arizona desert.

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Aaron Yazzie

Aaron Yazzie is a Mechanical Engineer at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California where he designs mechanical systems for NASA’s robotic space research missions. His most extensive contributions have been for missions to the planet Mars, which include roles on the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover, the InSight Mars lander, and the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover.

Aaron Yazzie is a Mechanical Engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California where he designs mechanical systems for NASA’s robotic space research missions. His most extensive contributions have been for missions to the planet Mars, which include roles on the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover, the InSight Mars lander, and the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover. Yazzie is Diné (Navajo). He was born in Tuba City, Arizona on the Navajo Nation, and raised in Holbrook, Arizona. Through frequent outreach efforts, public engagement, and volunteer work, Yazzie is passionate about increasing and improving representation of Indigenous Peoples in STEM fields.

Margot Lee Shetterly

Writer, researcher, and entrepreneur Margot Lee Shetterly is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race, and an Executive Producer of the Oscar-nominated film adaptation of her book.

Writer, researcher, and entrepreneur Margot Lee Shetterly is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race, and an Executive Producer of the Oscar-nominated film adaptation of her book. She is also the founder of the Human Computer Project, a digital archive telling the stories of all of NASA’s “Human Computers.” Shetterly is a scholar-in-residence at the University of Virginia, with joint appointments at the McIntire School of Commerce and the School of Engineering.

Dr. Morgan Halane

Dr. Morgan Halane is a New York City-based biologist affiliated with Great Ecology and Atlas Obscura. He received a BA in English from the University of Missouri with a capstone focused on the adaptation of science fiction literature into film.

Dr. Morgan Halane is a New York City-based biologist affiliated with Great Ecology and Atlas Obscura. He received a BA in English from the University of Missouri with a capstone focused on the adaptation of science fiction literature into film. His graduate and postdoctoral studies in the life sciences at the University of Missouri, Pohang University of Science and Technology, and the University of California, Riverside led to advances in our understanding of plant immunity to pathogens. He has published his work in several journals including Science, PLOS Pathogens, and the Annual Review of Plant Biology.

Dr. Safiya U. Noble

Dr. Safiya U. Noble, author of Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism, is an Associate Professor of Gender Studies and African American Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles where she serves as the co-founder and co-director of the UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry.

Dr. Safiya U. Noble, author of Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism, is an Associate Professor of Gender Studies and African American Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles where she serves as the co-founder and co-director of the UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry. She holds affiliations in the School of Education & Information Studies, and is a Research Associate at the Oxford Internet Institute at the University of Oxford where she is a Commissioner on the Oxford Commission on AI & Good Governance. Dr. Noble is a board member of the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative, serving those vulnerable to online harassment.

Lydia Millet

Lydia Millet is a writer of fiction, opinion pieces and other ephemera. Her 2020 novel A Children’s Bible was a Finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction and one of The New York Times Book Review’s Best 10 Books of 2020.

Lydia Millet is a writer of fiction, opinion pieces, and other ephemera. Her 2020 novel A Children’s Bible was a Finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction and one of the New York Times Book Review’s Best 10 Books of 2020. In 2019 she received an Award of Merit for the Short Story from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and her 2010 story collection Love in Infant Monkeys was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. Since 1999 she has been an editor at the Center for Biological Diversity, a group dedicated to fighting extinction and climate change. She lives in the Arizona desert.