Journalist Claudia Kolker

I Never Lose My Fountain Pen

Claudia Kolker is an award-winning journalist and the editor of Rice Business Wisdom, the ideas magazine at Rice Business School and author of The Immigrant Advantage: What We Can Learn From Newcomers To America About Health, Happiness and Hope. Based in Houston, she previously has reported from Mexico, El Salvador, the Caribbean, Japan, and India. Before joining the panel at a Zócalo/The California Wellness Foundation event, “How Are Immigrants Changing Our Definition of Health?” at the Mechanics’ Institute in San Francisco, she talked in the green room about Houston, …

CALmatters Health Journalist Elizabeth Aguilera

The Strangest, Most Surreal Place Was New Orleans After Hurricane Katrina

Elizabeth Aguilera is an award-winning multimedia journalist who covers health and social services for CALmatters. Previously, she produced stories about community health for Southern California Public Radio/KPCC 89.3, where her …

UCLA Medical Anthropologist Marjorie Kagawa-Singer

The Five Stages of Grief Don’t Always Apply

Marjorie Kagawa-Singer is a medical anthropologist at UCLA. In a 45-year career working as a clinician and a researcher, she has focused on reducing health disparities and identifying cultural processes …

UCLA Political Scientist Richard D. Anderson

People Don’t Realize How Circumspect Putin Is

Richard D. Anderson has been a professor of political science at UCLA since 1989 and is the author of multiple books, including Discourse, Dictators and Democrats: Russia’s Place in a …

New York Times Editorial Board Member Carol Giacomo

He Takes Me in His Arms and Starts to Dance in the Streets in Pyongyang

Carol Giacomo is a foreign and defense policy writer and a member of the editorial board of The New York Times. Previously, she covered foreign policy and traveled over 1 …

Community Organizer Luz Gallegos

My Hidden Talent is Singing

Luz Gallegos is the Community Program Director at TODEC Legal Center, one of the Inland Empire area’s leading immigrant-assistance organizations. A community organizer and advocate since childhood, she focuses on …