Sarah Feng is a young writer from Northern California with an incredible amount of talent! At the age of 12, Ms. Feng had already written two novels and won her first publishing deal, and has since gone on to win numerous writing awards for prestigious national and international writing competitions. Even before graduating high school, she was the runner-up for the American Scholastic Press Association’s Literary Magazine Competition, and won the Excellent Award for the NCTE REALM Awards. Her work in creative writing has been recognized by the National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, the Adroit Literary Journal, and the Write The World Novel Writing Competition! When not busy writing her own masterpieces, Ms. Feng enjoys helping other writers succeed in their craft, and has served as the COUNTERCLOCK journal managing editor. In short, Ms. Feng is one of the brightest young writers we know!
Paul Hoogeveen is a humanitarian and journalist with over 20+ years of experience in the journalism industry! Mr. Hoogeveen currently serves as the Communications and Marketing Director at ChildVoice, a nonprofit providing education, vocational skills training, and psychosocial and livelihood-related services to war-affected adolescent girls in Uganda and Nigeria. To help further the noble mission of the organization, Mr. Hoogeveen does everything from coordinating communications outreach to writing appeals, annual reports, blog posts, and newsletters. Prior to joining ChildVoice, Mr. Hoogeveen was a staff writer for Hideaways International, Inc., a company specializing in the production of travel-related e-publications and services. Committed to honest and authentic reporting, Mr. Hoogeveen has served as a freelance journalist for over 16 years, reporting on higher education trends for minority groups.
Ferris Jabr is Portland-based science writer with an impressive amount of contributions to some of the most widely read publications! His work has appeared in The Atlantic, The New Yorker, Outside, Wired, NOVA Next, and the list goes on! A contributing writer to The New York Times Magazine and The Scientific American, Mr. Jabr specializes in turning complex scientific concepts into captivating stories, from detailing the impacts of blending brains on our understanding of fundamental neuroscience to discussing current evidence on praire dogs’ ability to communicate. He holds an MA in journalism from NYU and a Bachelors of Science from Tufts, and loves to combine his two areas of expertise to educate the public on the latest research advancements. He is currently writing a novel on the coevolution of Earth and life (we can’t wait to check it out)!
Christine Wolf is one of Medium’s top writers, producing content for large audiences on a wide breadth of topics, from advocacy and education to feminism and healthcare! She serves as a staff writer for The Writing Cooperative, a publication with over 50,000 followers, as well as numerous other top Medium publications such The Ascent and The Post Grad Survival Guide. She even created her own highly successful publication called Women This Way, a digital magazine written by and for women on everything from navigating business to vulnerability to parenting! Ms. Wolf serves on the board of The Chicago Headline Club, the Society of Professional Journalists’ largest national chapter. As a writing coach, she loves to use her MA in Teaching to help others succeed at the craft of writing, teaching both vital technical skills and the mindset needed to improve and grow!
Nicoletta Lanese is an innovative writer specializing in bringing science to society through creative, multimedia presentations, most notably through dance! Needless to say she’s achieved (and is continuing to achieve!) her goal of getting “science out of the laboratory and in front of fresh eyes” as a science communicator, whether it be through writing engaging articles on visual prosthetics in The Scientific American to explaining how AI can help us understand human vision for BrainFacts. With a passion for the fascinating research relating to our body’s most capable organ (the brain), Ms. Lanese has conducted research at the UF NIMH Center for the Study of Emotion and Attention (CSEA), in addition to earning a science communications degree from UC Santa Cruz in 2018. She has also interned at some of the most prestigious institutions as a science journalist fellow, from completing the NASW Undergraduate Travel Fellowship to writing for The Stanford Medicine Magazine!