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Photo of Jessica Cussins Jessica Cussins will be graduating in May 2017 from the Harvard Kennedy School with a Master's Degree in Public Policy. Her work has focused on ethical and political issues at the intersection of health, technology, and policy. She writes for Huffington Post, Psychology Today, and Biopolitical Times. Follow her on Twitter @JessicaCussins and check out her website.

Photo of Emily Galpern Emily Galpern, MPH, is a consultant with 20 years of experience planning and leading trainings and conferences; facilitating groups of adults and young people; developing materials for educational or advocacy purposes; and researching complex topics for written documents. She has worked extensively with women, young people, immigrants, people of color, LGBTQ people, and people with disabilities. Areas of expertise include the intersection of bioethics with reproductive health rights and justice; building bridges between social justice movements; as well as health disparities and inequities in public health and youth development. Clients and partners have included community-based organizations, movement-building organizations, universities, government agencies, policymakers, health systems, and unions. She received her BA in Women’s Studies from the University of California at Santa Cruz and her MPH from San Francisco State University.

Photo of Pete Shanks Pete Shanks, MA, attended Oxford University, where he studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics, and moved to California in the mid-1970s. He has been active in a range of local and international political movements, while mostly making his living in the publishing industry, especially on the production side; he enjoys the craft of bookmaking. Appalled by the eugenic possibilities of biotechnology, he has consulted with the Center for Genetics and Society since its earliest days. He is the author of Human Genetic Engineering: A Guide for Activists, Skeptics, and the Very Perplexed (Nation Books) and a regular contributor to Biopolitical Times.