Staff

  • Gregory Rodriguez

    Founder & Publisher
    Gregory is the author of Mongrels, Bastards, Orphans and Vagabonds: Mexican Immigration and the Future of Race in America, which The Washington Post listed among the “Best Books of 2007.” He is a senior fellow at Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and senior advisor to the president of KCRW. He is also the founder of the Center for Social Cohesion at Arizona State University. Formerly a longtime op-ed columnist for the Los Angeles Times, he has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Time, and The Atlantic.
  • Dulce Vasquez

    Managing Director
    Dulce has run Zócalo’s programming, finances, partnerships, development, and human resources for seven years. Previously she worked on the New Americans Initiative Project at the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights in Chicago. She was a Gates Millennium Scholar and received degrees in political science and philosophy from Northwestern University. In 2011, Dulce was a Boeing Company Fellow at the Southern California Leadership Network and was a 2014 Riordan MBA Fellow at the Anderson School of Management at UCLA.
  • Andrés Martinez

    EDITORIAL DIRECTOR
    Andrés is also a professor of practice at the Arizona State University Cronkite School of Journalism. Previously, he was vice president of the New America Foundation, editorial page editor for the Los Angeles Times, a member of the editorial board of The New York Times, a staff reporter for The Wall Street Journal, and an editor and writer for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
  • Jia-Rui Cook

    EDITOR
    Jia-Rui was an award-winning science reporter for the Los Angeles Times and a science writer and media relations specialist for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. She won Zócalo’s 2013 poetry prize. She graduated from Harvard University with a degree in American history and literature and has a master’s degree in English literature from Oxford University.
  • JOE MATHEWS

    CALIFORNIA & INNOVATION EDITOR
    Joe was a reporter for the Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the Baltimore Sun. He is coauthor of California Crackup: How Reform Broke the Golden State and How We Can Fix It and author of The People’s Machine: Arnold Schwarzenegger And the Rise of Blockbuster Democracy.
  • LISA MARGONELLI

    SCIENCE & HUMANITIES EDITOR
    Lisa has written for publications including The AtlanticThe New York TimesThe Washington Postand Wired. Her book Oil On the Brain: Petroleum's Long, Strange Trip to Your Tank, won a Northern California Book Award. She is working on a book on termites for Scientific American/Farrar, Straus, & Giroux.
  • Sara Catania

    ASSOCIATE EDITOR
    Sara has managed, edited and/or reported at Reuters, The Los Angeles Times, Mother Jones, NBCLA, AOL/Patch and LA Weekly. She is the recipient of a John S. Knight journalism fellowship from Stanford University and taught journalism at the University of Southern California for six years. She is at work on a memoir, White Girl in Bronzeville, for Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus & Giroux for which she was awarded a residency from the Carey Institute for Global Good.
  • LOUIS WHEATLEY

    EVENTS & EDITORIAL COORDINATOR
    Louis assists in the editorial process and with event logistics. He graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in history and romance languages. He previously wrote for the UN Food and Agriculture Organization in Budapest.
  • Siobhan Phillips

    Editor-at-Large
    Siobhan is an associate professor of English at Dickinson College and author of The Poetics of the Everyday: Creative Repetition in Modern American Verse. Her poems and essays have appeared in Boston Review, Harvard Review, The Toast, and other journals. She has a doctorate in English literature from Yale University.
  • SARAH ROTHBARD

    EDITOR-AT-LARGE
    Sarah is the former editor and associate publisher of Zócalo Public Square.
  • Colette LaBouff

    POETRY EDITOR
    Colette is the author of Mean, a book of prose poems, as well as other essays and poems. A Southern California native, she has an MFA in poetry and a doctorate in English from the University of California, Irvine. She currently lives in New Mexico.

Interns

  • Louis Patterson
    Occidental College InternLA Summer Intern
  • Hattie Hayes
    ASU-Cronkite School Fellow in Sustainability Journalism
  • Marissa Roper
    ASU-Cronkite School Fellow in Sustainability Journalism
  • Jessica Suerth
    ASU-Cronkite School Fellow in Sustainability Journalism

Contributors

  • AARON SALCIDO
    PHOTOGRAPHER
  • MICHAEL BERNICK
    CONTRIBUTING EDITOR
  • BOALT MEDIA GROUP
    AUDIO & VIDEO
  • AEON BLU, INC.
    WEBMASTER
  • THE LOOK PARTNERSHIP
    INTERACTIVE DESIGN

Board Of Directors