Erin Barker

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Erin Barker is a writer and editor, and the first woman to win The Moth's GrandSLAM storytelling competition twice.... 

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Liz Neeley

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Liz is a marine biologist who has spent the past decade helping scientists around the world tell more compelling stories about their work...

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Ben Lillie

Co-Founder and Director of Special Projects

Ben is a high-energy particle physicist who left the ivory tower for the wilds of New York's theater district...

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Brian Wecht

CO-FOUNDER & PRODUCER

Brian is a theoretical physicist with a degree in jazz composition, and the keyboardist and ninja half of the band Ninja Sex Party...

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Rose Eveleth

PODCAST PRODUCER

Rose Eveleth is a producer, designer, writer and animator based in Brooklyn. She’s the host and producer of the podcast Meanwhile in the Future...

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Ari Daniel

Producer

Ari is a science reporter who uses radio and multimedia to tell stories about science using radio, video, and online games...

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Christine Gentry

Producer

Christine Gentry joins BBQ on the short list of good things to come out of Texas and holds a Ph.D. in English Education from Columbia University...

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Shane Hanlon

PRODUCER

Shane is a conservation biologist turned science communicator who earned a PhD by studying frogs and turtles (seriously). His interest in conservation lead him to work in policy as a Sea Grant Knauss Fellow, dabble in outreach with the National Academies, and landed him in the Sharing Science program at the American Geophysical Union. He takes a few weeks each summer to get back out in the field and catch frogs. He is @EcologyOfShane

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Nisse Greenberg

PRODUCER

Nisse Greenberg is an educator and storyteller who has won multiple Moth StorySlams and First Person Arts Slams. He teaches math to high-schoolers and storytelling to adults. He is the person behind the shows Drawn Out, Bad Feelings, and VHS Presents. He also identifies as vegetarian, but he'll eat meat if it looks good or if he feels like it's going to hurt someone's feelings if he doesn't. He just feels like it's an identity he doesn't want to let go of. He misses you. His playground is at nissegreenberg.com and he is Nisse@storycollider.org.

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Farah Ahmad

HOST

Farah Z. Ahmad is a proud Bangladeshi-American Midwestern social butterfly and science enthusiast. Growing up in a family of professional scientists and born storytellers, in her early years Farah toyed between following in the family footsteps or being a writer, eventually finding an obscure middle ground in politics and public policy that she loves to this day. Farah is currently working at the federal level on sustainable community economic development and anti-poverty initiatives in rural and tribal communities. She holds a Master of Public Affairs degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations. Always a champion for the underdog, Farah highly respects and advocates for the misunderstood city pigeon.

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Cassie Soliday

PRODUCER

Cassie Soliday is a producer, writer, comic artist, and the love child of a poet and a parrot head.  She's an advocate for women in the arts and produces two podcasts, 'Ink and Paint Girls' and 'Jammiest Bits of Jam'.  Afflicted with wanderlust and the desire to run away with the cat circus, she has three great and terrible ideas that could get her fired so she could do so.  She lives and works in California making cartoons. She is @cassiesoli and cassie@storycollider.org."

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