Publishing and Media

Michelle Rojas-Soto

Michelle Rojas-Soto is the chief talent and equity officer at KIPP SoCal charter schools. She previously served as managing director of Encompass, where she trained, coached, and consulted with animal protection leaders and organizations. Michelle is focused on creating equitable systems so that future generations on Earth thrive.

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Linnea Ryshke

Linnea Ryshke was born in Los Angeles, CA and received her MFA in Visual Art from Washington University in St. Louis, and her BFA in Painting from Pratt Institute. She creates paintings, drawings, artist books, and poetry that seek to restore the value of nonhuman animals as kindred beings worthy of our adoration, respect, and empathy. Alongside her art practice, she is an educator and has served as the Administrative Director for Culture Push, Inc., a non-profit arts organization in New York City. She currently resides in St. Louis, MO. You can learn more about her work at www.reembodimentproject.com.

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Martin Rowe

Martin Rowe is the Executive Director of the Culture & Animals Foundation, and a Senior Fellow at Brighter Green. The editor and publisher of more than 200 books at Lantern Books and Lantern Publishing & Media, both of which he co-founded, he is also a ghostwriter or writer of more than a dozen works of nonfiction, fiction, and verse. His personal website is martin-rowe.com.

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Michelle Rivera

Michelle Rivera is is co-founder and director of Animals 101, Inc. a humane education project in South Florida. She has received numerous awards in the fields of animal rescue and humane education, including the prestigious Superintendent’s Award for Excellence in Education, and is a board member of the Association of Professional Humane Educators (APHE). She is the author of several books, including Simple Little Vegan Dog Book.

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Hillary Rettig

Hillary Rettig worked for 11 years as a business coach and microlender at two nonprofit agencies in Boston, roles in which she helped hundreds of people from all backgrounds start and grow businesses in fields including art, technology, personal services, professional services, manufacturing, distribution, and retail. It was in the course of this work that she became acutely aware of the forces that hold so many talented, energetic, ambitious, and visionary people back, and it was this awareness that catalyzed her current mission.

Hillary now offers uniquely targeted and effective coaching and workshops on designing solutions for both procrastination and perfectionism. She is the author of The 7 Secrets of the Prolific: The Definitive Guide to Overcoming Procrastination, Perfectionism, and Writer’s Block and The Lifelong Activist. Hillary’s articles have appeared in Psychology Today, Huffington Post, Future Buzz, Time Management Ninja, Tomorrow’s Professor, Authors Helping Authors, and numerous other publications. She’s been interviewed in Entrepreneur.com and elsewhere.

Hillary is a vegan, free software advocate, lover of life and dogs, living kidney donor, and former foster mom of four teenage Sudanese refugees. She was born in the Bronx and now lives in Kalamazoo, MI with her partner and two rescue dogs, Billy and Petey. Her website is hillaryrettig.com.

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