2019 Mentors

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Mark Oppenheimer

DIRECTOR, YALE JOURNALISM INITIATIVE AND THREAD AT YALE

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Peter Aguero

MOTH STORYSLAM HOST, GRANDSLAM CHAMPION, MOTHSHOP COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROGRAM INSTRUCTOR

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Gabriel Arana

Contributing editor, The American Prospect; Contributor, Them

Emily Bazelon

Staff writer, New York Times Magazine; Senior Research Scholar in Law and Truman Capote Fellow in Law, Yale Law School

 
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Phyllis Marie Bowdwin

Artist and writer

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Steve Brodner

EDITORIAL CARTOONIST AND ILLUSTRATOR

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Catherine Burns

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, THE MOTH

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Amanda Chicago Lewis

COLUMNIST, ROLLING STONE

 
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Linda Gradstein

FREELANCE JOURNALIST AND LECTURER

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Roya Hakakian

WRITER AND JOURNALIST

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Jake Halpern 

PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR, JOURNALIST, AND RADIO PRODUCER

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James Hamblin

Staff writer, The Atlantic magazine; lecturer in public health, Yale School of Public Health

 
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Jodi Powell

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER, THE MOTH'S MAINSTAGE AND SLAM TEAMS

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Danyel Smith

author + senior editor/culture Lead, ESPN

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Sarah Stillman

STAFF WRITER, THE NEW YORKER, AND VISITING SCHOLAR, N.Y.U. ARTHUR L. CARTER JOURNALISM INSTITUTE

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Glynn Washington

HOST AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, SNAP JUDGMENT

 
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Graeme Wood

LECTURER IN POLITICAL SCIENCE, YALE UNIVERSITY