CONNECTING PEOPLE TO IDEAS AND TO EACH OTHER
CONNECTING PEOPLE TO IDEAS AND TO EACH OTHER

Staff

  • Gregory Rodriguez

    Founder, Editor-in-Chief, & 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.

  • LOUIS WHEATLEY

    ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER

    Louis is the associate publisher of Zócalo Public Square. He previously covered rural development in the post-Soviet region for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization in Budapest. He also serves on the board of Mission: Citizen, a civic education nonprofit in Portland, Oregon. He graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in history and romance languages.

  • MARLENE THEBERGE

    EVENTS MANAGER

    Marlene was formerly the Director of Outreach and Development for the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center, where she was responsible for securing federal and private funding, managing events, and overseeing statewide outreach and education initiatives. She is a 2016 New Leaders Council fellow.

  • JOE MATHEWS

    CALIFORNIA & INNOVATION EDITOR

    Joe was a reporter for the Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the Baltimore Sun. He is co-author 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

    SENIOR EDITOR

    Lisa has written for publications including The AtlanticThe New York TimesThe Washington Post, and 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.

  • REED JOHNSON

    MANAGING EDITOR

    Reed previously worked as a staff reporter for The Wall Street Journal while located in São Paulo, Brazil. He has also worked as a Latin American culture reporter for the Los Angeles Times while located in Mexico City, and as a reporter for The Detroit News.

  • Siobhan Phillips

    SENIOR EDITOR

    Siobhan has published fiction, nonfiction, and poetry in Boston Review, Harvard Review, Missouri Review, and other journals. She has a Ph.D. in English from Yale University and is the author of The Poetics of the Everyday: Creative Repetition in Modern American Verse (Columbia UP).

  • BIANCA ALMADA

    OUTREACH & EDITORIAL ASSISTANT

    Bianca manages publishing and event outreach. She graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in English and Spanish and a minor in journalism. She previously wrote for USA Today, the Orange County Register, and the South Bend Tribune.

  • 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.

  • Eryn Brown

    Editor-at-Large

    Eryn Brown is a Los Angeles-based writer who has reported on science, health, business and a variety of other subjects. A former staff member at the Los Angeles Times and at Fortune Magazine, she has also written stories for the New York Times, Wired, Nature, and other outlets. She graduated from Harvard College in 1993.

  • SARAH ROTHBARD

    EDITOR-AT-LARGE

    Sarah is senior manager of communications and editorial at Center Theatre Group. She is the former editor and associate publisher of Zócalo Public Square.

  • Dulce Vasquez

    Administrative Consultant

    Dulce is Director of Strategic Partnerships at Arizona State University and the former managing director of Zócalo Public Square.

Interns

  • Emma Jones
    Senior Summer Fellow
  • Jack Gill
    Summer Fellow
  • Christopher Peel
    Summer Fellow
  • Emily Ramirez
    Summer Fellow

Contributors

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

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