Angela Peura is a space geek. She has a Master's degree from George Washington University in International Science and Technology Policy with concentrations in Space Policy and Eurasian Studies. She is a graduate of International Space University's Space Studies Program and serves as the Washington, DC-area alumni representative. In that capacity, she hosts monthly Space Cafes - events that bring together the professional space community and the interested public. She currently works as an independent consultant on international space policy issues in Washington, DC.
Jonny Grave is a DC native, journalist, musical historian, and consummate student of the city. Growing up, the monuments, museums, and national landmarks of the District were his backyard and playground. As an adult, his passion for exploring his hometown has evolved into a career: He writes a regular column called "Hidden in Plain Sight" for online magazine Brightest Young Things, and has given lectures on Washington DC history at the Library Of Congress, the National Archives, and the DC edition of Nerd Nite.
Heather Turnbow is an art historian specializing in Classical Greek and Roman art, with secondary fields in Early Christian and 19th-century art. She has a Ph.D. in Art History and Archaeology from the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University, and an M.A. from the University of Maryland in College Park. As an active member of the Aphrodisias Excavations team in Turkey from 2004 to 2010, she wrote her dissertation on sarcophagi and funerary practices in the Eastern Roman empire. She held a fellowship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2006-2007, and has traveled extensively in Europe for study and research. After teaching at the Pratt Art Institute and Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, she has returned to her hometown of Washington, D.C. and currently teaches at the Catholic University of America and Marymount University. As a native of the Washington, D.C. area, Heather is well-acquainted with local museums, historic houses, and galleries, and has a special interest in the Classical heritage of the city, which is inspired by political philosophy and expressed in architecture and artistic symbolism.