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Contributors

Linda Matchan, Writer
Matchan is a journalist and former reporter and editor for The Boston Globe. Her work includes a yearlong series on sexual abuse within the Catholic Church and a report on abuse and neglect by home-care workers. She left the Globe staff in 2016 to spend more time on her other career as a documentary filmmaker; her work has been funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Pulitzer Center, among other foundations. Her films focus on social justice issues and racism, both of which factor into her story about how Simmons social work students are learning how to address the opioid crisis.

Heather Salerno, Writer
Salerno is an award-winning journalist and writer whose work has appeared in Family Circle, Woman’s World, People, USA Today, Glamour, The Washington Post, Newsday and The Journal News, a daily New York suburban newspaper owned by Gannett. During her career, she has profiled an eclectic range of celebrities and newsmakers (from Martha Stewart to Mary J. Blige), written about 9/11 victims and their families, and witnessed a kidney transplant firsthand. A graduate of Georgetown University with master’s and bachelor’s degrees in English, she lives and works in the greater New York City area. Her profile of women’s leadership activist Tiffany Dufu is her first cover story for Simmons Magazine.

Sonya Revell, Photographer
Revell is a Miami-based photographer who creates images that emerge from her “delightful daydreams of dazzling candy colors and capricious characters.” While she now calls Florida home, Revell originally hails from Kentucky, where she attended the same high school as Muhammad Ali. She has contributed to magazines such as Forbes, Luxe Interiors + Design, Kiplinger’s, The Hollywood Reporter and Wine Spectator. Revell has photographed campaigns for American Airlines, General Motors and other commercial clients. Regarding her photoshoot for Simmons, Revell says “There seemed to be a great camaraderie among the group, and I just loved their vibe.”

Kotryna Zukauskaite, Illustrator
Zukauskaite was educated as an illustrator in the United Kingdom and returned to live and work in her hometown, Vilnius, Lithuania. She has worked internationally as an editorial illustrator for 10 years. Her clients include The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Scientific American, Smithsonian, New Scientist, MIT Technology Review, and Johns Hopkins Magazine, among others. Zukauskaite is passionate about illustrating complex information (science, technology, editorial issues) and “translating” it to relatable imagery. “I was honored to work on this project because the subject is meaningful and connected to my lifelong passions for technology and history.”