is a staff photojournalist at The Seattle Times specializing in news, sports, video and project storytelling. Raised in Phoenix, Hansen attended the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University, receiving her bachelor's degree in Print Journalism in 2008. After internships at the local East Valley Tribune and Arizona Republic newspapers, she went on to photojournalism internships at The (Baton Rouge) Advocate and The Hartford Courant. The Courant hired her for her first staff position until 2012, when she was hired at The Seattle Times. Sensitivity and nuance are her goals as a visual storyteller, whether covering an NFL football game or filming an emotional interview for a video story. Teamwork and collaboration have kept her heart in the newsroom, and she is dedicated to making both news coverage and the workplace itself a more diverse and inclusive place. She is a 2009 Chips Quinn Scholar for Diversity in Journalism, a member of The Diversity and Inclusion Task Force at The Seattle Times, and volunteers with the National Press Photographers Association, currently helping to overhaul the Best of Photojournalism contest in 2019. You can see her portfolio here:
Through his documentary photography work, Richard Tsong-Taatarii brings attention to the joys and tribulations of Minnesotans as a staff photographer for the Minneapolis Star Tribune and a contributing photographer to Zuma Press. He also enjoys covering communities within our larger society that escape the attention of the mainstream media. His traveling monograph “Lakota Resistance: the Bison, Horse, and the River” is a five-year documentary on the legacy of the Wounded Knee Massacre on the Pine Ridge Reservation and his extensive coverage of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) protests on the Standing Rock Reservation. In 2018, he was awarded a World Press Photo award in general news for his picture of Philando Castile’s best friend, John Thompson, mourning his lives, by highlighting the long-term impact of the Black Lives movement. He was also named NPPA Best of Photojournalism large market photographer of the year for his coverage of the Rohingya exodus, end of the Standing Rock protests, and Black Lives Movement. In 2017 he garnered an Award of Excellence in newspaper portfolio from POYi, and awards in single picture page and portrait series from the NPPA Best of Photojournalism competition. He also has won numerous awards from the Minnesota News Photographers Association and the Upper Midwest Regional Emmy for multimedia journalist of the year. You can see his portfolio here:
is a Washington, D.C. based photographer whose work creates a dialogue around community and identity in America. Through portraiture and long-form essays he examines how sets of people relate to each other. His fine art prints and artist books are held in the permanent collections of the Portland Art Museum,Cleveland Museum of Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Sloane Art Library at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University. Jared’s images
intimately connect readers with subjects for clients such as Adobe, The Atlantic, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Fader, Monocle, Nike, The New Yorker, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, TIME and Wired. When not making photographs, he can be found playing tennis, trying on new sneakers or walking his pet terrier, Holly. You can see his portfolio here:
is a freelance photographer and filmmaker with a passion for telling stories that reframe the narratives of marginalized people, sharing their stories with complexity, nuance and intimacy. She has worked extensive in the United States and East Africa and has won numerous awards in international competitions. She is also a member of Women Photograph, Diversify Photo and Authority Collective. Her clients include: The New Yorker, TIME Inc., The Los Angeles Times,The Boston Globe, NPR, Starbucks and ESPN - The Undefeated. You can see Bethany's portfolio here:www.bethanymollenkof.com
is a Los Angeles based photographer and writer whose work documents culture and identity in marginalized communities. When not traveling to documenting stories on location, Oriana works out of their daylight studio in downtown Los Angeles’ Fashion District. Oriana is also a founding member of the Authority Collective and is currently a 2018-2019 Carr Center Independent Scholar, working alongside Carrie Mae Weems working on photo and written project exploring familial violence, childhood sexual abuse, and generational trauma. You can see Oriana's portfolio here:
is Senior Editor for Photography and Multimedia at The Denver Post. Patrick joined the Post in 2012, starting as a digital photo editor building photo galleries, producing a photo blog and starting The Denver Post Instagram account before he moved into the sports picture editor role for the 2015-16 Broncos season and Super Bowl run. Before taking over as Senior Editor this summer, he managed daily operations for the photo department, coordinating with news, sports, business and features sections to assign stories and select images for print and digital display. He earned a master's degree in photojournalism from Ohio University's School of Visual Communication in Athens, Ohio. Before, he worked as a photojournalist at three newspapers in Illinois and Kansas. He went to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for his undergraduate degree, finishing in 2008. Aside from being a photography and journalism nerd, he's been known to walk and bike for long hours in the mountains of Colorado and hang out at home with his wife Emalie and their pampered cat.
is Deputy Director of Photography with The Denver Post. Katie joined The Post's editing staff in 2018 and currently manages the day-to-day operations of the photo department, including assignment generation and the selection of images for print and online. Previously, she was a staffer with The Blade, in Toledo, Ohio, and at the Jackson Citizen Patriot in Jackson, Mich. As a visual journalist, Katie's work focused on the issues affecting her community and amplifying the voices of the people impacted by them. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Michigan State University. Katie lives in Denver with her husband Marcus and mean cat Amie. Her work can be see at www.katierausch.com
JORDAN QUAGLIA, PhD
is an Assistant Professor in Naropa University's Contemplative
Psychology program, Director of the Cognitive and Affective Science Laboratory, and Research
Director for the Compassion Initiative in the Center for the Advancement of Contemplative
Education. Jordan has served as Panelist for multiple United Nations Day of Vesak conferences,
Fellow and Senior Investigator for Mind and Life Summer Research Institute, and Contemplative
Social Justice Scholar for Contemplative Mind in Society. His research, supported by funding
from the Mind and Life Institute and John Templeton Foundation, has been featured in leading
scientific journals and books, and relies on a range of tools, from neuroscientific measures to
smartphone-based surveys, to study topics such as mindfulness, emotion regulation, and
compassion training. Jordan's presentation will help attendees have a more mindful approach to their career, their relationships and themselves.
is a staff writer for The New York Times based in Denver. Much of her work focuses on the intersection power and land, and on the long arc of trauma. Since moving to Colorado in 2014, she has reported from more than 90 American communities.
She began her career at the The New York Times working with the Metro desk, where she was involved with a year-long investigation into conditions in the nail salon industry. The project led to sweeping legislative change meant to protect workers, and it was the runner-up for the Pulitzer Prize.
Prior to working with the Times, Julie worked at a documentary company, a nonprofit focused on helping homeless people with HIV, and at Spanish school in Buenos Aires. She is a graduate of the journalism school at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
is the director of The Image, Deconstructed Workshop. He is also an assistant professor at the University of Colorado Boulder. His work was recognized by National Press Photographers Association with the Photographer of the Year (Large Markets) award. He's also won NPPA's Region Photographer of the year, Northern Photographer of the Year, Virginia Photographer of the Year and North Carolina Photographer of the Year (twice). While at CU he was named a faculty fellow in the Center for Western Civilization Thought and Policy. You can see his portfolio here:
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