Afieya Kipp (43)
Artist, writer, editor, LGBT activist and punk rock junkie.
Allison Rigney (8)
I'm a freshman at UMass Amherst, hoping to help make the world a better place.
Alyson Gines (38)
Alyson holds a Bachelor of Arts in professional writing, with an emphasis in editing and publishing. She has worked as a writer for nonprofits, magazines, higher education departments, and businesses. Her writing philosophy is the idea that every written piece needs to have two things: purpose and passion. As a writer, it is her job to communicate the message effectively to an audience, as well as to deliver it in a way that is memorable and enjoyable. Personally, she loves sundresses, used books, the sea, almost any type of food (but especially crêpes), and working to make the world a better place.
Andrea Perez (7)
I'm a vegan college student trying to do good in the world.
Andrew Carr (52)
My name is Andy, a native of Poquoson, Virginia, and a political and new media junkie. I hold a BA in Government from Christopher Newport University and an MA in Political Science from Penn State. I am a longtime activist and advocate for civil and political rights, especially minority group, LGBTQ, and prisoners' rights. My research and career interests focus largely on community-level economic development, sustainable urban planning, and public education.
Andrew Helton (127)
I currently hold a BA in English Literature, an MA in Writing and Book Publishing, and am an MFA candidate in Creative Writing at the Jack Kerouac School at Naropa University. I currently work as a freelance writer and tutor. When I am not writing you will find me exploring the forests of the Pacific Northwest with my dog.
Andrew ORourke (50)
I am a recent graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a B.S. in Mathematics-Economics. My main areas of interest are natural resource and health economics. Follow me on twitter: @acorourke and check out some of my other writing at http://divisiblehand.com & http://wewerevisitingfriends.wordpress.com
Brianna Bridges (54)
Currently, I am a graduate student attending Seton Hall University, studying International Relations and Communications. I am particularly passionate about environmental and health issues. My current obsession is the United States' food system and the sociopolitical implications for our nation, as well as its impact on the global community. I received my undergraduate degree in East Asian Studies from Ursinus College, with a focus on Japanese culture and film.
Brook Segall (54)
I attended UC San Diego and studied biological anthropology to satisfy my curiosity of human origins, the convergent evolution of other culture bearing, socially intelligent non-human animal species, and to learn about the sensitive ecology that shapes non-human animal and human behavior. In addition to my interest in natural science, I am also concerned with human rights issues and public health. Becoming well informed of science-backed environmental and social issues has inspired me to take action in my daily life. I hope to positively influence progressive change through my writing on Force Change. When I'm not writing about green issues, I can be found rehabilitating urban wildlife in San Diego and educating the public on how to avoid conflict with wildlife. I try to tell as many people as possible to bring injured, sick, or orphaned animals to licensed rehabilitators who will provide quality medical care and keep them wild and releasable. However, the prevention of conflict is always best. Please look for a wildlife care facility near you in case you are to encounter an animal in need! Thank you for reading!
Courtney Heitter (66)
Courtney is a twenty something woman who is in love with the environment. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her fiancé and beloved miniature schnauzer. She is almost finished with a degree in English and is a barista on the side. In her free time she can be found outdoors, thrift finding, exploring, writing to save the world or engrossed in a great book.
Elizabeth Koonce (6)
I am a college student currently studying biology with a focus in animal behaviorism. I have a passion for conserving wildlife, and live with a menagerie of animals myself.
Hang Lisa Huynh (17)
I am a recent graduate from San Francisco State University and majored in Sociology and Labor & Employment Studies. I have a strong passion for human rights, social justice, and consumer safety issues. In my free time, I love to write, draw, and read contemporary fiction.
Heather Rose (74)
Heather is freelance writer and behavior therapist in the Ann Arbor area. She graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor's degree in psychology, with honors. A vegetarian for more than 10 years, Heather is passionate about animals and the environment, as well as education and children's issues.
Jana Luste (53)
From Latvia, currently a college student in the US, who wants to make a difference in the world. I focus my petition writing on human rights, health and education, however I like to educate myself on any current and past world issues. I post my ramblings on Twitter (@SugarSpiceStuds), my favorite quotes and epiphanies on Tumblr and my most personal writing has yet to see the light of day. I have an intense passion for the written language, books and I think grammar is sexy.
Jazmine Osier (39)
I am 18, tall and in college. I do yoga in the mornings to make life a little easier. I also write poetry/spoken word to alleviate my mind. I'm just trying to make life a little better.
Jennifer Hartmann (148)
I recently graduated from Wheaton College (IL) with a major in Anthropology and some English on the side. My favorite things include Dorothy Sayers novels, an open mind, milk chocolate, my two rabbits, empathy, and sustainable living.
Jennifer Ip (114)
Jennifer is currently attending community college in the hopes of transferring to a state college to get her degree in Journalism. She is a writer and an artist who survives off of good food and good thoughts. She is a passionate individual who cares more about making a difference in people's lives - big or small - than making it rich.
Jennifer Schwager (58)
A writer that's always unsure what to write about herself. Journalist and film producer, music lover, dreamer. Twitter @jenisthebatman
Justin Wilder (95)
Graduated from American University with a degree in History and a minor in American Literature.
Katie Tejeda (2)
A person who desires to positively impact others through the power of awareness and words
Laurie Fanelli (14)
I am a vegetarian, writer and photographer who loves to spend time with my hubby and our three adopted cats.
Matt Burda (51)
I am a senior literature student at University of California, Santa Cruz. I enjoy reading, coffee, motorcycles, playing guitar and bass, and all sorts of music.
Megan Pryor (14)
I am a freelance writer and editor, currently finishing up my MFA in Fiction at the Vermont College of Fine Arts, and a long-time believer in the power of online petitions.
Paul Preibisius (186)
Lives in Orange County after attending Cal State San Marcos
Rachel Maciel (60)
twenty one year old student in boston trying to make it in publishing
Ray Pittman (2)
Ray is a college student in the Bay Area who lives with his two dogs, Roxie and Taco. He is interested in gender, the environment, and politics.
Renee Gauthier (143)
Recent college grad with strong interest in women's rights.
Robyn Greenfield (41)
Student at the University of Florida majoring in Sustainability Studies. Interested in urban planning, sustainable agriculture, books, and poodles.
Samantha Ching (54)
Hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area, Samantha studies Comparative Literature, Asian American Studies, and Public Health at UCLA. One day she hopes to dream in Spanish and to see a whale.
Sarah Wilhoit (53)
I am an English major at the University of Northern Colorado and I hope to attend graduate school following my graduation. I am married and have two wonderful dogs, a German Shepherd and a Staffordshire Terrier, as well as two cats. I love animals and have a passion for human rights activism.
Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Serenity learned the importance of conservation and stewardship at an early age. She expresses her passion for environmental and social justice through her poems, photographs, paintings and activism. In her free time, she can likely be found exploring the many hiking trails in her native Oregon.
Sky Fisher (14)
Sky is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Leadership Charter school, a current college unschooler, activist, and traveler.
Stephanie Chalk (24)
I hold a B.A. in Psychology from George Mason University and work as ABA Therapist (Applied Behavior Analysis) in the Washington DC metropolitan area. Some of my interests on Force Change include animal welfare and conservation, human rights, and advocacy for individuals with developmental disabilities.
Stephanie Mann (182)
I'm a college student. I want to make the world a better place.
Taylor Friedlander (40)
Hi! My name is Taylor, and I care passionately about human rights, animal rights, and consumer issues. To learn more about the issues I care about, visit http://www.meltinggrape.com/forcechange/.