Alissa Quart is the executive director of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project and co-founded its present incarnation. She is also the author of several acclaimed books including Branded: The Buying and Selling of Teenagers, Hothouse Kids, and Squeezed: The High Price of the American Family. She currently writes the Outclassed column for the Guardian and has written for many other publications, including The New York Times. Her multimedia projects include the Emmy-nominated The Last Clinic. She has taught at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, among other universities, and was a 2010 Nieman Fellow at Harvard 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.
Alexis Aceves Garcia
Alexis Aceves Garcia is a Genderqueer Latinx poet who resides in Brooklyn, New York. She is currently working on a chapbook about queer joy and ancestral trauma as a first-generation American citizen. You can find her most recent poems in the June Jordan Poetry & Protest anthology.