Emmalie Dropkin is a fiction writer, teacher, and activist. Her writing blends speculative and literary traditions to explore human responses to the climate emergency and has appeared in The Massachusetts Review, Electric Literature, and elsewhere. Emmalie earned a BA in English from Amherst College, an MFA in Creative Writing from UMass Amherst, and a couple degrees in teaching as well. She has taught first graders, seniors in college, and every age in between! Learn more about her work at www.emmaliedropkin.com.
Michayla Robertson-Pine is committed to building curriculum that empowers students to explore and expand their creativity, and indulge in their own unique ways of processing the world around them. As a Theater and Education student at Wesleyan University, Michayla works to build an embodied framework for learning that centers around self expression and community engagement. She believes that learning should be passionate! Whether it be theater, dance, writing, building LEGO forts, climbing trees, or investigating the stink bug that lives in the bathroom, whatever excites YOU is the best place to start.