Lindsay Harkema: Lindsay is a NY-based architect, currently living in Moscow while studying at the Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design.

Spencer Young: Spencer Young is a contributor to Median and works at a management consulting firm in Chicago. He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Dr. Santa Ono: Santa Jeremy Ono, PhD, is the President at the University of Cincinnati, and also serves as the Professor of Pediatrics within UC’s College of Medicine and Professor of Biology in the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences. Prior to the University of Cincinnati he held varied positions at Emory University, where he served as the Vice Provost for Academic Initiatives and Deputy to the Provost and then Senior Vice Provost for Undergraduate Academic Affairs, and also at Johns Hopkins, Harvard, and University College London.

Will Stanton: Will Staton is a 2008 graduate of Washington University and a former Teach For America Corps Member. He spent two years teaching high school history in Memphis, Tennessee and now recruits teachers for a network of high-performing charter schools in New York City. Will traces his interest in politics and writing to his childhood growing up in a multiracial family in Mississippi and the challenges and rewards it presented to him and his family.

Kurt Ericson: Kurt Ericson is a contributor to Median and a co-founder of Agile Diagnosis Inc., a Y Combinator and Rock Health company. He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, with concentrations in economics and econometrics.

Ben P.: Ben is a former consultant, INSEAD graduate, and now works in Ghana.

David Ader: David studied Political Science at Washington University in St. Louis and is currently the Head of Product at DWNLD

Liz Kramer and Maria Bergh: Liz Kramer is a design researcher at IA Collaborative Chicago, interested in using design to engage and empower citizens in their own neighborhoods and communities. She recently graduated from Northwestern University with a Masters of Science in Engineering Design & Innovation. Maria Bergh is a bcFELLOW with building community WORKSHOP. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a Masters of Architecture and Community Planning. An avid bicyclist, writer and artist, Maria strives to capture what puts the "there" there.

Matthew Evans: Matthew is currently completing his undergraduate thesis design at the Newschool of Architecture & Design, and will graduate with a Bachelors of Architecture (B.Arch) degree in June of this year.

Dragos Dascalu: Dragos Dascalu - architect, PhD student at the Technical University of Cluj Napoca, former research intern at the Eco Nomadic School, University of Sheffield, focused on the role of architectural practices in building social capital, member of The Post-Industrial Urban Regeneration Workshop Collective.

Peter Sigrist: Peter is a doctoral student in City and Regional Planning at Cornell University, currently working on a historical study of shared space around apartment buildings in Moscow.

Rebecka Gordan: Rebecka is a journalist focusing on the social aspects of architecture, design and city planning. She is an editor and reporter at Arkitekten, the journal of the Swedish Association of Architects, and editor for New Urban Topologies, an international urban exchange project.

Natália Gonçalves: Natália Gonçalves is a historian, student of Master in Social Memory and Cultural Heritage from Universidade Federal de Pelotas (UFPel, Brazil), and research from Núcleo de Estudos Oeste de Minas, of Brazilian Association of Railway Preservation (NEOM-ABRP).

Katerina Examiliotou and Glafira Parinos: Katerina is an architect from Greece who worked in OMA (Rotterdam), graduated form Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design (Moscow) and is currently looking for the next adventure. Glafira Parinos, geographer from Moscow, Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design graduate, participant of several crisis response web based projects, aimed to build bridges between those who want to help and those who can help (russian-fires.ru, rynda.org).