Collaborators


Dr. Catherine DiFelice Box

Dr. Box comes from a family of proud teachers. She began as a high school teacher in the Greater Philadelphia area and then in Paris, France. She has been particularly drawn to exploring the challenges of students learning the dominant language of the school and adjusting to life in a new country. She returned to the United States to pursue a doctorate in Applied Linguistics at Columbia University, where she served on faculty and advocated for the multilingual learners of New York and across the country. Catherine is now on faculty at the University of Pennsylvania in the Educational Linguistics division and continues to train budding teachers and conduct research and workshops worldwide in order to improve pedagogical approaches to educating multilingual students.


Sue Levitt

Branding - Need a logo? I give you more. I'll marry your ideas with my creativity and give you a hand-crafted logo with all your goals in mind. Top that off with a thoughtfully curated brand board complete with color, inspo, alternate logo and type. Show off your value with an identity that woos from miles away. 

Web Design - Is your website lookin' weak? Or maybe you haven't even got one? Let me help you remedy that! I'll build you a gorgeous, organized and memorable site that's perfectly branded and beautifully responsive. Attract your ideal client with a custom-tailored website that's search optimized and built to your needs. 

Custom Branded Material - Add a personal touch to your business with polished promotional materials that give you a flawlessly cohesive identity and increase your professional impact. Business cards, social media graphics, packaging and more are made-to-order and delivered production-ready. Just send to your printer.

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Emma Johnson

Emma has a BA with honors in Modern Culture and Media from Brown University and an MA in Communication and Science Studies from University of California, San Diego. Before returning to graduate school, Emma worked in professional film and television production, as well working in a recreation department teaching children and adults, non-profit arts programming, and providing research and administrative assistance for a textile designer/author. Since returning to school, she has had three children of her own, and has taught undergraduate students in a traditional classroom and in service-learning environments. As a mom, she has also organized a variety of informal, outdoor-based educational experiences and is passionate about the importance of hands-on learning while engaged in meaningful work-- for her own children and for her students.


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Kevin DeBarnardi

For over 18 years I have been solving client's problems by professionally crafting beautiful, functional print and digital solutions for organizations both large and small. Each project comes with challenges and learning opportunities which are tackled with enthusiasm, grace, and tenacity. While projects may have similar technologies and goals, each one has a unique solution which is discovered through discussion, research, experience, exploration, ingenuity, and teamwork. I utilize this all in reaching the ultimate goal of providing the client with an appropriate solution and am proud of my portfolio to date.

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Andrew Estep 

Andrew is a professional artist and designer who currently works as a display coordinator for the clothing and lifestyle brand Anthropology. Andrew has a BFA in sculpture from Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA in Visual Art from University of California, San Diego. Andy has worked in fine arts, museums (AMNH, Historic Hudson Valley), theater (La Jolla Playhouse) and television production (Celebrity Death Match and various commercials), and has taught undergraduate art students

 

Seth Parks

At the age of three, all Seth Parks wanted to be was a Cowboy like Yul Brynner in The Magnificent Seven. Soon, he realized it was actually the Cowboy movies that he loved, and that's when he realized he wanted to make films. That dream led him The King's College in New York City, where he concentrated in Film and earned a degree in Media, Culture, and the Arts. Right before graduation in 2015, he turned a film internship into a job. He worked as Assistant Editor, Production Coordinator, and Production Assistant on an Untitled Welfare Documentary, produced by Ignite Studios and set to be distributed by PBS in 2017. Shortly after, he reconnected with an old internship boss at Guy Walks Into A Bar Productions, and found a home as Assistant to Writer/Producer/Director Todd Komarnicki (Elf, Sully). At Guy Walks, Seth has found the perfect place to help make films, and grow as a filmmaker and writer.


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Michelle Byron 

Michelle is an environmental scientist and educator in Manhattan. She earned a Master of Science degree in Natural Resource Management with a Major in Environmental Education and Interpretation at the University of Wisconsin and has a BS in Liberal Studies (environmental science and paralegal) from Misericordia University in Pennsylvania. In 2015, she co-authored several chapters of Urban Environmental Education, an ebook published by The North American Association for Environmental Education. 

Michelle shares her love of science, horticulture and the natural world in school and after school programs, summer camps, and professional development workshops. After teaching preschool for several years, she created an outdoor forest and garden exploration program for young children. She attended conferences on autism and developmental and learning delays. Before moving to New York City from rural Pennsylvania, Michelle worked at Pocono Environmental Education Center and volunteered at a state park.

In her free time, she enjoys bird watching, camping, gardening and the science of baking. She volunteered for NYC's Street Tree Census (gathered data on trees), NYC Audubon Society's Harbor Heron Project (surveyed nesting sites) and the NYC Cricket Crawl (identified crickets and katydids). Michelle loves to research family history.

 

Edge Productions 

Edge is a boutique video company specializing in corporate communications, Television and Radio production and motion graphic design. Started in 1998 in San Diego, California owner Greg Thall continues his quest to provide effective media communications at a reasonable cost.

Ziva Cohen 

Ziva is an associate director of admissions and adjunct professor of legal writing at Cardozo School of Law. Prior to focusing on higher education, she practiced law at a midtown Manhattan law firm, specializing in commercial litigation and dispute resolution. 

Before entering law school, Ziva enjoyed a career in journalism for ten years. She held positions in print, television and radio, as a news writer, field producer and reporter. She worked for major news organizations including CNN, ABC and NBC, while based in Jerusalem, Moscow and New York City. She fulfilled her love of travel and of learning about other cultures by covering stories throughout the Middle East and former Soviet Union. 

  Ziva received a BA from New York University in English Literature and Creative Writing, and a JD from Cardozo School of Law. At Cardozo, she was recognized for special contributions to student life and academic journals. She ranked nationally in competitions for dispute resolution and negotiating skills. 

Through counseling students in the law school admissions process and by offering academic support to students in need of additional assistance, Ziva is committed to helping students identify their goals and achieve their potential. She believes that you can achieve anything, if you work hard and follow your dreams.

 

Lauren Carpenter 

Lauren is a doctoral student in the Applied Linguistics program at Teachers College, Columbia University. A former public school teacher, her research interest involves examining the interactional patterns of gesture and speech in K-12 classrooms. Currently at TC, she is also a supervisor for the K-12 TESOL program as well as EdTPA fellow. Additionally, she instructs K-12 teacher candidates at Hunter College.

Cindy Howard 

Cindy lives in the small town of Collinsville, Ohio with her husband Paul and 4 children on an alpaca farm. Much of her day is spent homeschooling her children and caring for the farm animals. She serves in ministries at the local Salvation Army and leads a 4H troop out of her home. 

Cindy attended college at Miami University, Oxford and Earned a Bachelor of Science with a certification to teach kindergarten through eighth grade.  During her college years, she worked in the public relations office and tutoring program. Here she began grant writing for several non profits in the local cities. Cindy stayed on at the university after graduation as a member of the education staff.  Her love for writing continued to grow. Along with teaching and administration, Cindy spent time writing grants, curriculum, dramas, and editing for many organizations in the Eastern United States. She has written, edited, and reviewed curriculum for kindergarten programs in Ohio schools as well as summertime curriculum for the Middletown City Schools. Whether she is in the field feeding the chickens or behind her computer screen freelance writing she lives by the scripture verse: Galatians 6:9 “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”

 

HEATHER CHAET 

After a long career as a senior editor for Wall Street firms, Heather Chaetbecame a freelance writer in 2011. She’s written for a variety of print publications including Adweek and New York Family, where she had the chance to interview celebrities and novelists such as Gretchen Mol, Samantha Bee, Emily Giffin, and many others. Her online writing can be seen on web sites such as CafeMom, The Stir, Yahoo!, P&G everyday, Bank of America’s Small Business site and more, and, like every writer, she’s also working on a novel. She graduated magna cum laude from Washington and Lee University with a double major in theater and journalism and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest honor society for the liberal arts and sciences.