Contributors

Alexis ChateauAlexis Chateau (19)

A strong advocate for social change, Alexis Chateau has supported several charities and volunteer projects. Her causes of choice have included animal rights, social equality, green living, and liberal politics. A Caribbean native, she now resides in Atlanta with her husband, and their four-legged son.

Alyssa WethingtonAlyssa Wethington (53)

Environmental, animal welfare, and social justice advocate. I have a passion for conservation and hold a bachelor's degree in Fisheries and Wildlife from Michigan State University.

Andrew CarrAndrew Carr (53)

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 ORourkeAndrew 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

Barney MitchellBarney Mitchell (4)

Once an activist, always an activist. If I'm not organizing, you'll find me at home with my dog, a lab-rot mix.

Bianca StoverBianca Stover (18)

Greetings! I am passionate about animal welfare, conservation and Indigenous rights. I aspire to make a full-time career out of inciting change for the betterment of society!

Coco DeanCoco Dean (12)

Coco Dean is an actor and activist in Los Angeles. She believes in improving the way we treat our planet and ourselves.

Elizabeth KoonceElizabeth 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.

Jazmine OsierJazmine 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 SchwagerJennifer Schwager (479)

A writer that's always unsure what to write about herself. Journalist and film producer.

Kari MazeKari Maze (190)

I enjoy writing and public speaking more than anything else. Writing in order to try and produce change is one of the things I love doing the most, as being a part of something that makes a positive difference in the world is of the upmost importance to me. In addition to doing this type of writing, I also really enjoy playwriting and other forms of creative writing. As far as my experience in public speaking, I have given many educational tours and presentations on animal conservation and other essential environmental issues. I feel lucky to have had these experiences, as educating people about such issues helps to better ensure that more people will do what is necessary in order to preserve the planets' magnificent species and the beautiful earth on which we live.

Katie TejedaKatie Tejeda (2)

A person who desires to positively impact others through the power of awareness and words

Kendra RichardsKendra Richards (153)

Kendra is a writer (and copywriter, among many other things) who works within a variety of niches. If she isn't writing , she's more than likely goofing off with family, pets, and her spouse (the most well-behaved pet she owns), or knitting.

A people and animal lover, she believes cats are super heroes in disguise.

You can find her on Facebook [https://www.facebook.com/kendra.richards1] and Twitter [https://twitter.com/kendra30752].

Kristin HarknessKristin Harkness (87)

Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight. ~Albert Schweitzer

Leonard DiBonoLeonard DiBono (1)

Lenny is a passionate writer, a lover of the universe, and a man who appreciates wild, whacky ideas. He is currently working on his own novel, based around the idea of inner universal exploration. When he is not writing, he is exercising, laying around with his dogs, and planning his next travels. His ultimate dream is to buy an RV, explore the world, and write while on the road.

Lindsey WeedstonLindsey Weedston (251)

Lindsey is a Seattle-based activist who became interested in human and animal rights and environmentalism while she attended college at Western Washington University. She now spends her spare time writing about worthy causes around the globe as a part of the growing online activism community.

Madison DragnaMadison Dragna (142)

Madison is a freelance writer and devoted yogi. If she's not traveling, she is spending her days in Fort Collins, Colorado. She is an environmental advocate and outdoor lover. Follow her on Instagram: madidragna

Matt BurdaMatt 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.

Neil RochfordNeil Rochford (24)

Neil is a blogger and writer from Ireland, living abroad and learning what he can about the world around him and the people in it. He is passionate about a plethora of subjects, and is an author of soon-to-be-released fiction novels.

Ray PittmanRay 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 GauthierRenee Gauthier (380)

Renée is a graduate of Dartmouth College, where she majored in English. She is a freelance writer and editor who spends her free time traveling, reading, making music, and perfecting her macaron recipe.

Robyn GreenfieldRobyn Greenfield (41)

Student at the University of Florida majoring in Sustainability Studies. Interested in urban planning, sustainable agriculture, books, and poodles.

Samantha TraversiSamantha Traversi (33)

I was born in California and raised all over the country. I am a feminist and a scuba diver. Protecting coral reefs and other marine life is extremely important to me.

Sarah DriverSarah Driver (10)

My name is Sarah and I graduated from the University of Delaware with a double major in Political Science and Anthropology. I love learning about the world and it's people!

Sarah WilhoitSarah 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.

Sarah WoodardSarah Woodard (77)

Sarah is a freelance writer with interests in a variety of areas. She lives in NH with her boyfriend and four cats where she keeps bees in a chemical free hive. Sarah is a Reiki Master Teacher and has a black belt in Muay Thai kickboxing. In her free time, she enjoys knitting, sewing, and crossword puzzles. In addition to writing, Sarah also plans and hosts retreats focused on spirituality, creativity, and empowering women.

Sky FisherSky Fisher (14)

Sky is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Leadership Charter school, a current college unschooler, activist, and traveler.

Stephanie ChalkStephanie 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.

If you would like to apply to our paid ForceChange internship program, please check out our job posting for ForceChange. (If the job posting isn’t visible, please try this job link.) You can also find ForceChange on LinkedIn.

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