Jimmeka Anderson is a Doctoral student in the Urban Education program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a focus on urban students and critical digital media literacy. She received her master's degree in Educational Media with a focus on New Media Literacies and Global Perspectives at Appalachian State University. While serving as the Founder and Executive Director of I AM not the Media, Inc. for eight years, she has developed curriculum and award winning community programs that empower youth through media literacy and media creation (www.iamnotthemedia.org). Additionally, Jimmeka is the Chapter Lead for North Carolina for the national Media Literacy Now organization, the creator of the Teen Media Literacy Conference in Charlotte, NC (www.tmlconference.com) and serves on the Student Leadership Council for the National Association of Media Literacy Education.
Brittany Hunt is a member of the Lumbee Tribe and a Ph.D. student in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Brittany received her Bachelor of Arts from Duke University and a Master of Social Work from UNC-Chapel Hill. She developed and operates the American Indian Urban Education Division at the Urban Education Collaborative. Her research interests include the experiences of American Indian students in education, but more specifically how the K-12 system disenfranchises Native history in the classroom and those effects on American consciousness and Native cultural identity.
Stephanie Jones-Fosu is a third year doctoral student in Curriculum and Instruction for Urban Education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She attended Morgan State university where she received a B.A. in Political Science. She then earned her M.A. in Education and Human Development at the George Washington University. Stephanie has taught middle and high school social students for 9 years. She has also coached over 100 first and second year teachers through a non-traditional teaching organization. Her research interests include preservice, teacher preparation, and culturally sustainable pedagogy.