Jonathan Abrams is an award-winning journalist who has covered the NBA for ESPN's Grantland, as well as for the New York Times and Los Angeles Times. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California.
Rachel Carlton Abrams, MD, received her medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco, and a master's degree in holistic health and medical sciences from the University of California, Berkeley. She is board-certified in family medicine and integrative and holistic medicine.
Mumia Abu-Jamal is an award-winning journalist and author of two best-selling books, Live From Death Row and Death Blossoms. In 1981 he was elected president of the Association of Black Journalists. He holds a BA from Goddard College and an MA from California State University, Dominguez Hills.
Izzeldin Abuelaish, MD, MPH, is a Palestinian physician and infertility expert who was born and raised in the Jabalia refugee camp in the Gaza Strip and who now serves as an associate professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto.
Jus Accardo is the bestselling author of the popular Denazen series, as well as the Darker Agency series, and the new adult series, the Eternal Balance. A native New Yorker, she lives in the middle of nowhere with her husband, three dogs, and sometimes guard bear, Oswald.
Carlos Acevedo, author of Sporting Blood: Tales From the Dark Side of Boxing and The Duke: The Life and Lies of Tommy Morrison, was the founder of The Cruelest Sport and is a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America. Acevedo is also a member of the International Boxing Research Organization.
Sylvia Acevedo has been CEO of the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A., an engineer, rocket scientist, award-winning entrepreneur, businesswoman, and commissioner on the White House Initiative for Education Excellence for Hispanics. Raised in Las Cruces, New Mexico, she divides her time between New York City and California.
Grant Achatz is an award-winning chef and the owner of the restaurant Alinea in Chicago. He was named Best Chef in the United States in 2008 by the James Beard Foundation, and he is a columnist for the Atlantic's Food Channel.
Chinua Achebe (1930–2013) was a prominent Nigerian writer whose satire and keen ear for spoken language made him one of the most highly esteemed African writers in English. He is the author of Things Fall Apart and a recipient of the Man Booker International Prize.
Ray Acheson is currently the program director for the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, New York. Acheson represents WILPF within the International Steering Group of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), which won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize.
After being honorably discharged as a sergeant in the U.S. Army, David Achord found his true calling in law enforcement. His twenty-five-year career included stints with the Rutherford County Sheriff's Department and the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department. David is the author of the Zombie Rules series.