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Editorial team - The Margin

Editorial Team

Bryce Cracknell
FOUNDER AND EDITOR IN CHIEF, THE MARGIN

Bryce Cracknell is a writer and filmmaker from North Carolina based in Los Angeles, CA. As a storyteller, Bryce seeks to elevate narratives, histories, and experiences that are often overlooked, cast aside, or forgotten. He is in post-production on his directorial debut feature film, a hybrid-documentary on climate justice produced by Effie T. Brown and Gamechanger Films. He led social impact campaigns for narrative and documentary features and television shows including DESCENDANT, FLEE, MY NAME IS PAULI MURRAY, JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE, JUST MERCY, and WHEN THEY SEE US. Bryce is a Morris K. and Stewart L. Udall Scholar and a graduate of Duke University where he earned a B.A. in Public Policy. Forbes named Bryce as one of 68 climate leaders changing the film and TV industry. He is a member of the 2024/25 NBC TV Writers Program and is repped by Kronicle Media.

Ko Bragg
MANAGING EDITOR

Ko Bragg (she/her) is a writer and editor based in and focused on justice in the U.S. South, Mississippi in particular. Previously she served as the Race & Place Editor at Scalawag, where she launched a newsletter about popular culture and the criminal-legal system called "pop justice." You can find her work in The Atlantic, Frontline, Harper’s Bazaar, Columbia Journalism Review, Southerly, Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting, and more. Ko is an alumna of Spelman College, Columbia Journalism School, and Sciences Po Ecole de Journalisme.

Cameron Oglesby
JOURNALIST

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
JOURNALIST

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
JOURNALIST

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
JOURNALIST

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
JOURNALIST

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.
 

Shilpi Chhotray
SPECIAL ADVISOR AND CO-FOUNDER OF COUNTERSTREAM MEDIA

Shilpi is a globally recognized communicator renowned for her advocacy on the plastic pollution crisis. With expertise in nonprofit leadership and a proven track record in building and scaling teams, Shilpi is known for driving impactful change within the environmental sector through her commitment to equity and justice. As Co-Founder and President of Counterstream Media, she leads organizational strategy and acts as an executive producer on key multimedia projects. Previously, she was the Break Free From Plastic Global Communications Lead, challenging pro-industry narratives and developing counter narratives with grassroots organizations around the world. Shilpi previously worked for Mission Blue/Sylvia Earle Alliance where she guest authored for National Geographic.

Mindy Ramaker
CREATIVE PRODUCER AND HEAD OF CREATIVE FOR COUNTERSTREAM MEDIA

Mindy is a creative director and producer with 15 years of experience in arts, entertainment, non-profit, and mission-driven organizations. Prior to joining Counterstream Media as Head of Creative, she spent more than a decade working with the filmmaker David Lynch and has since led strategy, creative direction, and production for mission-driven organizations including the David Lynch Foundation and Lonely Whale.

She is passionate about using her artistic vision and wide-ranging expertise in creative production to connect people, culture, and the arts to drive positive change in our world.

 

Ode Partners

Ode is a data and design agency focused on creating digital products and platforms to address environmental challenges. The team includes scientists, strategists, designers, and engineers with experience from NASA, the White House, and Google X. Ode specializes in artificial intelligence, earth observation, and data storytelling, working on projects that drive meaningful environmental change - transforming complex data into actionable insights and compelling narratives.

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