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Mark, our Tech Reporter, especially loves the intersection between technology and politics. When Mark isn’t busy consulting creators of Sci-Fi TV he writes for Jupiter Today and makes the best lattes in the office. He says his writing career started when he was a freshman in the University of Phoenix; he earned money on the side by proofreading washing machine manuals. It was while running a daily column for IT Bee early in his career, that Mark took a particular interest in the intersection between technology and politics. Nevertheless, he keeps his articles as neutral as possible — except for when he’s geeking out over fresh industry news. Mark currently resides in DC. His credo is “Data or it didn’t happen”. Email:timmerman@democracyforus.org
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Our Healthcare Editor, Lisa, has a bullseye on the most relevant industry news. Lisa possesses several incredible talents. For example she has a bullseye on the most relevant news in the health industry, and she can smell a fraud. One of Lisa’s biggest pet peeves is Multi-Level Marketing (or, as refers to it, “snake oil whisperers”), so we are in good hands. Coming from a long line of Washington doctors, Lisa is an OB-GYN dietitian with a Master’s from NYU. She plans to launch free nutrition counseling for pregnant Americans — and, ideally, to people all over the world too. She has also sworn to fight misinformation in the health industry with her bare hands. Email:ramirez@democracyforus.org
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Anthony is an Astronomy Editor for Jupiter Today. And yes, he gets horoscope charts requests all the time. Anthony became fascinated with Space ever since he read about the “Wow!” signal back in the second grade. Everything escalated in the most classic way: telescopes in the attic, collection of Space atlases, the astronomy club presidency in school and finally — a degree in Cosmology from Lancaster University. During his residency in Lancaster, UK Anthony would spend approximately 300 days a year traveling, attending conferences, and interviewing the world’s finest astrophysicists for American Constellation, Simply Science, Magellan Bulletin, and GEO Today. Anthony also absolutely loves the “Oh, you know Astronomy? Make me a horoscope chart!” request. It’s a classic. Email:loper@democracyforus.org
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Daniel is our Entertainment Editor and a talented animator with brilliant imagination. Voted “Most likely to make the world a better place” in high school, Daniel decided to learn how to create multiple worlds on his own. With a Bachelor’s degree in 3D Animation from Lynn University, he spent 4 years traveling around the globe, breathing life into artistic ideas and teaching animation to children and young adults from impoverished communities. He used to run a blog with captivating stories about his experiences, eventually joining the staff of Innovative Magazine, which was the beginning of his career in journalism. Daniel is incapable of missing any news from the industry of Sci-Fi and gaming. Sometimes he even predicts them: that’s why we call him “Our Oracle”. He believes that imagination is what makes the world go round. He collects arcade games from the 1980s and mockbuster DVDs (the more ridiculous, the merrier). Email:major@democracyforus.org
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Jessica grew up in Milwaukee and her father's vintage camera used to be more precious for her than any Barbie doll. She used to film "weather broadcasts" in her backyard, or interview the neighbors about important issues such as lack of chocolate milk in a cornerstone. After getting a BA in Film and Media from the American University School of Communication, Jessica moved to Miami. She's currently co-running a non-profit organization that helps young filmmakers and writes for Neon Star, The Courier, and other outlets. But her main reporter gig is at the Jupiter Today project, and we couldn't be prouder. Email:green@democracyforus.org
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William is our Associate Editor, providing the freshest scientific news. Here’s a secret: William is actually quite a famous Op-Ed columnist for another site. But he uses pseudonyms there, and we will never tell. After all, we couldn’t get luckier — having him provide us with the freshest scientific news. William was born in Palo Alto, which obviously had a major impact on his love for science. However, there was a time when he seriously considered becoming a punk rocker — he had the garage band and all. Next thing William knew he was majoring in Computational Science, running columns for The Alto Sheet, The Californian and The Pacific Vision. That doesn’t mean he doesn’t play his guitar anymore. You should hear his punk rock version of Careless Whisper. Email:coolidge@democracyforus.org
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