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Saskia Romero is a sophomore at The George Washington University interning for Good Speaks, hailing from Bogota, Colomiba. She is majoring in International Business and Marketing with a minor in French and a concentration in Pre-Law. She is an avid traveler and international student. Saskia is passionate about civic engagement and each individuals duty to our community and hopes to bring new life to the topics of culture, human rights and Latin American struggles.

Victoria has written for a range of publications, including USA Today and National Geographic News. She also has a master's in anthropology, and spent a month in Peru at a field school that focuses on public archaeology. She is excited to help spread awareness of meaningful causes and organizations. In her free time, you can most likely find her riding her bicycle around DC, loading up on veggies at Eastern Market, or playing with her dog.

Hailing from the Lone Star State, Janice holds a Bachelors in Political Science from the University of Texas - Arlington and a Masters in Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University. Her first book of paranormal fiction is currently in re-write mode, but should be ready for publication sometime in 2014 (fingers crossed).

Leah is passionate about public policy and its impact on society. She graduated from UCLA with a degree in Political Science and then went on to earn a Masters Degree in Public Administration. Leah advocates for civic engagement in all aspects of the policy process and believes in the benefits of social capital.

Regina Lam is a communications professional from Washington, D.C. While living in Santiago, Chile, she worked for the largest educational publisher in the Spanish-speaking world. Regina was also a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Kingdom of Tonga, where she chaired the Women in Development/Gender and Diversity committee, and spent time in Sydney, Australia completing her graduate degree. In her free time, this salsera feeds her addiction to salsa dancing and takes classes on web development.

Student. I love writing articles, poetry, short stories, and ideas for books that I won't get to start for at least thre years. I love doing good in this world. My main causes include education, human rights, abuse, discrimination, LGBTQ, and animals rights. I consider myself a perfectionist and am always creating new goals for myself. I want to be a writer in the future. Whether it be creatively or journalistically, I haven't decided. One of my current goals is to see as much of the world as I can, while spending as little money as possible.

Swetha started her career as a lifestyle journalist for magazines in the United Kingdom and in India, before moving on to become a content strategist for a leading PR agency. She currently works independently as a marketing communications consultant for non-profits with special focus on social media marketing and content writing.

Ellen Alderton is co-founder and director of communications for the Latino-serving nonprofit organization, La Mano Amiga. Ellen has developed hundreds of educational, short-format radio programs for Latino audiences nationwide and has directed national multimedia behavioral change campaigns. She has lived overseas for thirteen years, working and studying in six foreign languages, and has written and edited educational publications for technical, business and lay audiences. In her free time, she is a marketing specialist for the Peace Corps.

Bora Mici has a background in design and online writing. Most recently, she has worked as an online contributor for DC Mud and Patch.com, covering urban planning and visual and performing arts in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

Joanne is an alumna of Monmouth University, where she earned a Master of Arts in Public Policy, and New Jersey City University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in English-Journalism. Being the first in her family to attend college, she has made it her goal to take advantage of every opportunity presented to her. She has volunteered numerous times in her parents home country of Haiti, works with a number of nonprofits that assist Haitians living in the US, empower women and encourages minorities to vote and become active citizens and has recently formed a newfound love for organizing after helping campaign in FL during the 2012 presidential election. Her love of writing and wanting to help give a voice to organizations making a difference is what motivated her to join in helping accomplish the GoodSpeaks project's mission.

Krystal jumps onboard GoodSpeaks as a contributing writer. She graduated with a B.A. in English from a liberal arts college outside of Chicago. Since college she has taught overseas in the Balkans, written for a newspaper in Illinois and worked in one of the US’s 2008 top ten libraries. She counts it as a privilege to serve alongside accomplished writers passionate for the world’s issues, and hopes to contribute putting faces and names to the voiceless and underrepresented.

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