Alon Andorn

Alon Andorn is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice encompasses drawing, collage, sculpture & video installation. He holds a Master's degree in Fine Arts and a Bachelor's in Visual Communication, both from the Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design, Israel. Prior to immigrating to the U.S. Andorn has taught art & design in various higher education establishments for over a decade, and in the past years has also worked with kids and teens, teaching Hebrew as well as art.

Nadia Bongo

Nadia Bongo holds a PhD in French Language and Literature from Aix Marseille Université. She taught French Language, Literature and Research in the French Academy for six years. After publishing literary articles, she decided to focus on her creative work and attended a Cave Canem Workshop. Her poetry is forthcoming in Newtown literary journal and she is a Brooklyn Poets Fellowship finalist (Fall 2020). Nadia is currently working on a poetry collection.

Pavel Ilin

Pavel Ilin is a philosopher of culture, musician, baker, and software engineer. Mr. Ilin holds a Master’s Degree in Philosophy of Culture. At the moment of his departure from Russia, he was enrolled in a PhD program in Philosophy of Culture. 

Sinan Kocaslan

Sinan Kocaslan graduated from the Mimar Sinan University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Photography department. Professional photographer with 25+ years of experience working on analog enlargement and chemical prints, large format digital printers, film developing, scanning, and film and paper print-out. Skilled in a wide range of studio, indoor and outdoor photography. Immigrated to the US at 2012, joined professional development program, Upwardly Global, and completed immigrant workforce training. Providing quality customer service in a market and continuing freelance photography and updating personal website for creative development. You can follow Sinan's work at https://sinankocaslan.com

Eugene Opoku-Mensah

Eugene Opoku-Mensah is a Computer Science educator & Researcher with over 6 years of experience in higher education level. Demonstrated skills in curricula development, tutoring, and data analytics using state-of-the-art tools to instruct both beginners and advanced learners. He is an Assistant Professor at Felician University’s Department of Computer Science. To his credit, he has taught a diverse pool of students in Mathematics, first in Ghana; then continued in China; and now in the United States. Dr. Opoku-Mensah takes an interactive approach while teaching by employing practical illustrations that help students grasp complicated concepts. His interests are in Data Science and Information Security in Healthcare Systems.

Nichola Ramchurjee

Nichola Ramchurjee is a biodiversity/natural resources activist. With determination, she pursued her passion at the University of Mysore, India earning a Ph.D. in Environmental Science. She has more than 10 years of experience in research, biodiversity and natural resources conservation, remediation and data analytics. She explores social aspects in her environmental work and has published numerous research articles and books.

Stephen Tekpetey

Stephen Tekpetey holds a BSc (Honors) Degree in Natural Resources Management and Doctor of Philosophy in Wood Science and Technology from Ghana. He has over 6 years of experience as a lecturer and research scientist in Public Tertiary research and educational Institutions in Ghana. He has worked extensively on sustainable utilization of bamboo resources in climate risk environments and currently is an ISO technical committee member on bamboo and rattan standardization.

Dr. Chok Tenzin Monlam

Dr. Chok Tenzin Monlam is a long time practitioner of Buddhist meditation and Tibetan yoga after receiving intensive training on meditation, yoga and other healing methods from many great masters of the Tibetan Buddhist schools and also of the Bon and Indian traditions. He has traveled to over fifteen countries spreading this ancient knowledge. Additionally, he has over a decade of experience in Buddhist knowledge of physical and mental healing. Moreover, he has written two Tibetan language books and translated more than thirty books and many articles into English or into Tibetan. 

Denise Wiley

Denise Wiley is a journalist, public relations practitioner, and instructor of English as a Second Language. Prior to moving to the US, Ms. Wiley lived in Japan for five years where she taught classes in business English, cultural awareness, and business communication. She holds a BA in Media and Communication.

Brikena Xibinaku

Brikena Xibinaku holds a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Tirana, Albania in Italian Language and culture. She has worked for more than 5 years as an Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Foreign Languages at the University of Tirana.  She has taught Italian language, culture and Italian Literature to Albanian students. For more than 15 years, she’s worked at RTSH (Albanian Radio and Television) as an editorial archivist and translator. She is knowledgeable about Italian culture and its influence on Albanian Culture.