The Brain Trust

A group of creative mentors and experts committed to the success of our storytellers and to the development of unique, diverse worlds.

Andre Bagoo

Master Storyteller

Managing Editor, Moko Magazine – Arts and Letters 

Troy Wiggins

  Master Storyteller

Publisher, FIYAH Magazine

Joy Sanchez-Taylor

  Master Storyteller

Associate Professor of English at CUNY. Her research explores the intersections between science fiction, fantasy, and critical race theory

Kate Marvel

Expert

Research Scientist at NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and
Center for Climate Systems Research, Columbia University

 

Erin Roberts

  Master Storyteller

Black Speculative Fiction Author

Dr. Carl Stauffer

  Expert

Senior Expert, Reconciliation at United States Institute of Peace 

Dr. Shahana Althaf

Expert

Postdoctoral Associate at the Center for Industrial Ecology, Yale School of the Environment

 

Dr. Catherine Barnes

  Expert

Affiliate Associate Professor of Strategic Peacebuilding & Public Policy at EMU  

Dr. Lucy Woodwall

  Expert

Principal Scientist at the Nekton Foundation. Senior Research Fellow at Department of Zoology, University of Oxford

Ramez Naam

Master Storyteller

Science Fiction Writer. Adjunct Professor at Singularity University on Energy, Environment, and Innovation

 

Dr. Henry Jenkins

Expert

Provost Professor of Communication, Journalism, Cinematic Arts and Education
Primary Investigator, Civic Paths Research Group at University of Southern California