L. Daniel, who wrote "Under New
Management," in this month's issue is a
part-time journalism instructor at Cal State–Fresno
and also writes features for a public- radio show that
covers community issues in the San Joaquin Valley. She
loves interviewing engineers because "they are
an enthusiastic bunch who seem to have a knack for explaining
complicated topics clearly."
Mathias-Riegel's features on social
trends and education appeared regularly in the Washington
Post for over 20 years. She has also contributed to
U.S. News & World Report's Special College
Report. She is the author of Between Sisters and co-author
of Forty Ways to Raise a NonRacist Child. A regular
contributor to Prism, she wrote "A Click Away"
in this month's issue.
Kachik illustrated this month's
cover and the story inside, "The Mechanics of
a Career." His clients include such publications
as U.S. News & World Report, National Geographic,
Sports Illustrated, and the New York Times. Kachik has
won numerous awards and has 10 illustrated portraits
in the permanent collection at the Caring Foundation,
a Smithsonian-associated gallery.
Duke, who created the photo illustration
in "A Click Away," earned a B.F.A. in photography
from the Art Center College of Design. Later Duke's
hand- printed black & white photomontages began
appearing in magazines such as Esquire, Interview, and
the New York Times Sunday Magazine. On the advice of
his mother to "wake up and smell the pixels,"
he began using image manipulation software and developed
a look that goes beyond the confines of the darkroom.