Carol Wolf has worked more than two decades as a business journalist including eighteen years at Bloomberg News. Her work has appeared in publications including: the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, International Herald Tribune, Boston Globe, and Bloomberg Businessweek, among others. She currently works as a freelancer writing primarily white papers and marketing copy. Wolf is also the Walter E. Hussman Lecturer in Business Journalism at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. She has undergraduate degrees from Baldwin Wallace University in music and business. She lives in Pittsboro, NC near her horse Sundance.

Jessica Gorsuch is a native of Fayetteville, North Carolina. She earned her BA in Philosophy with a minor in Leadership Studies from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Her undergraduate research focused on increasing representation for women and minorities in doctoral-level philosophy programs. Ms. Gorsuch is currently pursuing an MA in Liberal Studies at UNCW, where her research focuses exclusively on unearthing and amplifying the contributions of women, minorities, and other underrepresented groups to the larger field of philosophy.

Nicole Paulson is a Marine Corps combat veteran and a researcher. She has a BA in Public Sociology and a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies. Nicole is pursuing an MA in Liberal Studies with a Women’s and Gender Studies certificate add-on. She has a passion forPhoto of Nicole Paulson writing and educating. Her research includes women veteran’s issues, military sexual trauma, and social inequality. She spends her time homeschooling her two children and chasing her one-year-old. She is married to a wonderful artist and great father.

Erica is originally from upstate New York. She moved to North Carolina nine years ago and enrolled in Cape Fear Community College. After earning her Associate’s degree, she transferred to UNCW where she earned a Bachelor’s in Sociology and Criminology. She is now pursuing her Master’s in Liberal Studies, which she hopes to complete in 2018. Erica enjoys reading, decorating her new home, and spending time with her husband and five cats.

Christine Jones is currently working on her Master of Arts in Liberal Studies. She received her Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice and Criminology at UNCW in 2014. Christine enjoys writing and is working on a book she hopes to publish. Some of her other hobbies include riding her horses and hunting. She can often be found on the river with her husband and four children with a fishing pole in hand.

After graduating from Duke University with an undergraduate degree in English, Susan James worked for Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing in New York City for several years. She returned to the Triangle to work in marketing and communications for companies both large and small. She joined the staff at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy a few years ago and is currently the External Relations Program Manager. She and her family live in Durham a few blocks from her freshman dorm.

Kim Carr is a native of Florida, but has lived in North Carolina since 2005. She has a degree in education and recently began pursuing her MALS degree to gain more experience with writing. Her major interests revolve around film: watching movies, reading film-related books, and writing screenplays and cinematic reviews. She also enjoys spending time outside as much as possible. Her favorite thing to do, however, is hang out with her three daughters.