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Sky Palma: (Founder, owner, and editor-in-chief) Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.

Megan Hamilton: Megan Hamilton has traveled extensively throughout the Southern United States, Mexico, and parts of Central America. A lifelong atheist, these travels have informed her political views. She currently lives in a remote location with a large herd of cats and four dogs.

Caitlin Cohen: Caitlin Cohen graduated from Boston University with a degree in History. She technically speaks French. She lives in Los Angeles with her boyfriend and has big plans to one day get a dog.

Chris Walker: Chris Walker is a freelance news and opinion writer based out of Madison, Wisconsin. With more than 15 years of experience, Chris has published work that spans three separate presidencies. In his free time, Chris likes to pretend he can play guitar.

David McAfee: David G. McAfee is a Religious Studies graduate, journalist, and author of No Sacred Cows: Investigating Myths, Cults, and the Supernatural. McAfee, who writes about science, skepticism, and faith, attended University of California, Santa Barbara and graduated with bachelor’s degrees in English and Religious Studies with an emphasis on Christianity and Mediterranean religions.

Isadora Teich: Isadora Teich is a freelance writer and digital nomad who has worked in web marketing, digital branding, entertainment, and news. When not writing or traveling she is probably doing yoga, learning Spanish, or experimenting in the kitchen.

Kevin Folta: Kevin M. Folta is a professor, researcher and science communicator at a major public university. He is not speaking for university administration, faculty or students. All funding and reimbursements may be seen here.

Rafaella Gunz: Rafaella is a graduate of The New School in NYC, where she majored in Journalism and minored in Gender Studies. She writes for publications including DeadState, Gay Star News, Alma, BUST Magazine, and more.

Yvette d’Entremont: Yvette is a scientist and writer. Her first book, SciBabe’s Ten Rules to BS Detection, will be out in 2017. You can read more of her braindroppings at scibabe.com and follow her at fb.com/scibabe and on Twitter @thescibabe.