Barbara Ehrenreich, the founder of EHRP, is the author of Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America; Bait and Switch: On the (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream; Bright-Sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America; and numerous other books. She works closely with journalists to develop their stories for EHRP. Follow on Twitter @B_Ehrenreich.
Alissa Quart is the Executive Editor of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, a journalism non-profit devoted to reporting on inequality. She is also the author of four books including, Branded: The Buying and Selling of Teenagers, and Republic of Outsiders and the poetry book Monetized. Her latest non-fiction book is forthcoming in 2018 from HarperCollins. She has written features for many magazines and has frequently contributed reported opinion pieces to The New York Times and elsewhere. She has also written and produced a number of multimedia projects and video, including the Emmy- and ASME-nominated multimedia project The Last Clinic. Alissa’s poetry has appeared in the London Review of Books. She taught at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, among other universities, and was a 2010 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.