Alissa Quart is the Executive Director of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project and the author of four non-fiction books, the acclaimed "Squeezed: Why Our Families Can't Afford America," "Branded: The Buying and Selling of Teenagers," "Republic of Outsiders," and "Hothouse Kids," as well as poetry books "Thoughts and Prayers" and "Monetized." Her journalism appears regularly in The New York Times, The Guardian, and The New York Review of Books, among other publications. In 2018, she won an Emmy for executive producing the documentary "Jackson." She has been a Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism Alumna of the Year, a National Magazine Award finalist, and a Nieman fellow. She teaches journalism, most recently at Brown University. [Photo by Charlie Gross]
George Lozano has a degree in International Relations from American University in Washington, DC, where he concentrated on sociocultural conflict and organized crime groups. A Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholar, he managed the social media channels of two nonprofit organizations: The Red Umbrella and InSight Crime.
Research Director Queen Arsem-O'Malley is a fact-checker and law student based in Boston, MA. She is interested in working toward economic justice and building people power through organizing and writing.