Brittany Bennett is a member of Scalawag's business team. She's a proud South Carolina native currently based in Durham, NC where she works in community development.
Sarah Bufkin is co-founder of Scalawag and a member of its editorial board. Sarah is a Mitchell Scholar and an alumna of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
Maura Friedman is contributing editor. A multimedia reporter and award-winning photojournalist in Chattanooga, Tennessee, she is especially interested in novel visual storytelling, drunk poetry, and cheese.
Rachel Garringer hails from southeastern West Virginia. She is a contributing editor for Scalawag and the founder and director of an ongoing oral history project called Country Queers.
Alysia Nicole Harris is a performance artist, poet, and linguist from Virginia. Religion, travel and the arts make her heart go thud thud. She makes up part of Scalawag's Atlanta-based editorial crew.
Lizzy Hazeltine is a member of Scalawag's business team who brings her experience in venture capital and multimedia journalism to help this community grow. She's a Lowcountry native who calls the Old North State home.
Erik Lampmann is a contributing editor for Scalawag. He's worked for a variety of social justice organizations working around fair and just courts, LGBTQ issues, and student power. Currently based in Washington, D.C., Erik's spent over a decade living in Richmond, VA.
Chika Ota is creative director of Scalawag. Over the past decade she has initiated and advised numerous multimedia projects focusing on sociopolitical and environmental issues.
Danielle Purifoy is a lawyer and Ph.D candidate in environmental policy at Duke University. She studies how structural racism creates environmental inequality in the South and brings these interests to her work as an editor for Scalawag.
Robert L. Reece is a sociology PhD candidate at Duke University where he studies how slavery shapes contemporary racial inequality in the American South. He puts his sociological training to use with Scalawag on the editorial team and the business team.
Katie Reich is a life-long North Carolinian and member of Scalawag's business team. She has a background in communications, public education, and refugee resettlement. She currently works in higher ed.
Kate Selker is a contributing editor for Scalawag based in New Orleans, where she has worked as both a sixth and a ninth grade teacher. She serves as director of executive communications at Teach for America, and remains deeply involved in the public school system.
Audrey Shore is a member of Scalawag’s business team and runs our social media accounts. Born, raised, and educated in North Carolina, she currently lives in Durham.
Anna Simonton is an editor for Scalawag based in Atlanta, where she was raised. She is a freelance writer.
Evan Walker-Wells is a Scalawag co-founder and carpetbagger-in-residence. As an undergrad, Evan was an editor and publisher at the Yale Herald. He's a veteran of both Obama campaigns and loves to cook.
Matt Whitt is on the Scalawag editorial board and is a post-doctoral teaching fellow at Duke University’s Thompson Writing Program. A Virginia native who always assumed he’d exit the South for good, he instead moved to Tennessee, and then North Carolina, where he feels very much at home.
Jesse Williams is a co-founder at Scalawag, and currently works on the project full time. He moved back to his native North Carolina after a six-year stint in the Northeast, first as a student at Yale and then as a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group.
Zack Wortman is a writer and political operative based in Durham. After majoring in African American Studies at Harvard, he worked as a consultant in McKinsey & Company’s Charlotte office and on the Clinton campaign’s North Carolina team.