Dr. Stephanie Troutman (she/her/hers) is a Black feminist scholar, first-generation college student, tenured Associate Professor of Emerging Literacies in the Rhetoric, Composition and Teaching of English program in the English Department at the University of Arizona. She received a dual PhD in Curriculum & Instruction and Women’s Studies from the Pennsylvania State University in 2011 and is a former high school and middle grades public school teacher. Stephanie is a scholar-activist who has been widely recognized for her mentorship, student advocacy, and social justice leadership.
Dulce Botello (she/her/hers) was born in Mexico City, and when she was ten she immigrated to the United States. She has lived in California, in Yuma and Tucson, Arizona. Dulce is a Master’s student at NYU in publishing. She has had a lifelong love of reading and is currently trying to find a way to use that passion to empower women through literature and writing, and, help give those without a voice, a platform to express their grievances, their ideas, hopes and dreams. Dulce can usually be found behind a book, but some of her free time is also spent trying new recipes, usually some kind of dessert.