Editorial team - The Margin

Editorial Team

Bryce Cracknell
Project Lead & Executive Editor

Bryce is a Morris K. and Stewart L. Udall Scholar who has led policy research and storytelling in and with environmental justice communities in the American South for over eight years. As a storyteller, Bryce seeks to elevate narratives, histories, and experiences that are often overlooked, cast aside, or forgotten. He is a screenwriter, producer, and activist who’s worked with over ten feature films, documentaries, and television series on issues of racial justice and human rights including JUST MERCY, WHEN THEY SEE US, and FLEE. Bryce is a graduate of Duke University where he earned a B.A. in Public Policy.

Cameron Oglesby

Cameron Oglesby is an environmental justice advocate, ecologist, artist, consultant, and multimedia storyteller who is passionate about the integration of community-driven, place-based perspectives in conservation, environmental policy solutions, and corporate decision-making. She is the first place recipient of the Society of Environmental Journalist's 2022 Outstanding Student Reporting Award, a 2022 Uproot Project Environmental Justice Fellow, a 2022 Public Voices Fellow on the Climate Crisis, a 2021 McKinsey Achievement Award recipient, and a 2021 Memorial Foundation Social Justice Fellow who has written for Earth in Color, Grist, Southerly, Scalawag, Environmental Health News, The Wilderness Society, and the 9th Street Journal/INDY Week.

Eliza Moreno

Eliza Moreno was born and raised in Los Angeles, California to a mother from Mazatlán, Mexico and to a father from Santa Ana, El Salvador. Eliza has worked at various mission-driven organizations, such as the ACLU in the education sector, and at M+R as a marketing consultant for nonprofits whose work varied from tackling over-incarceration in America to fighting climate change and defending healthy air and water. By imagining a third world feminist future through a Latin American lens, she explores how identity categories are spatially enacted and scrutinizes the intersections of environmental, racial, and gender influences on the Latinx body. Eliza is a SOARES and FLAS Fellow at the Center for Latin American Studies at Stanford University.

Leanna First-Arai

Leanna was born and raised in Massachusetts, with her heart stuck in Louisiana, and is currently between Upstate New York and Galicia (Spain). She’s an educator and writer intent on bringing awareness to the connections between climate breakdown and economic and racial injustice. Leanna is a regular contributor to Truthout and her work has appeared in The Guardian, Undark, Southerly, MLK50, Yes! Magazine, Sierra Magazine, Outside Magazine, Hyperallergic Magazine and on New England Public Radio. 

Ottavia Spaggiari

Ottavia Spaggiari is an investigative journalist and long-form writer. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, The New Yorker, Slate, The New Humanitarian and others. She has been a fellow at Columbia Journalism School’s Global Migration Project and a recipient of the Investigative Journalism for Europe grant. From development aid to migration issues, from gender-based violence to police brutality, Ottavia has covered a wide range of topics, reporting from several European countries, sub-Saharan Africa and the US. Her feature on human traffickers' impunity in Italy came runner-up at the 2021 European Press Prize in the “distinguished reporting" category.

Rico Moore

Rico Moore is a freelance journalist based in Washington state. His work focuses on the confluence between environment and humanity. His reporting has primarily centered on Colorado issues and those affecting the Western US, including the intersections of state wildlife management, natural resource extraction, Tribes, as well as the politics of federal and state environmental policies. Publications include Audubon Magazine, The Boulder Weekly, DeSmog Blog, The Guardian, High Country News.

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