Staff and Board of Advisors

World Sensorium/Conservancy Staff

Gayil Nalls
Founder, Director, Editor

Margaux Crump
Contributing Editor, Plant Ecology, Magic and Myth

Jake Eshelman
Contributing Editor of Ecological Thinking

Lizbeth Macklin and Frank Deichmeister
Biophilic Design Editors

Olivia Mermagen
Contributing Editor, Nature Communications

Octavia Overholser
Contributing Editor, Eat More Plants

John Steele
Contributing Science Editor

Sam Stoeltje
Contributing Editor, Nature: Religious, Critical and Decolonial Theory, and Epistemic Justice

Morgan Nalls Steele
Media Advisor

Lisha Payne
Digital Development and Management

Greg Svetz
Website Designer Emeritus

David Strunk
Digital Assistant

Karen Bauer
Editorial Assistant

World Sensorium/Conservancy Board of Advisors

Deborah Anderson
Philanthropist, Anderson-Nalls Family Endowed Scholarships, George Mason University

Braden Bjella
Culture journalist based in Eastern Europe covering music, politics, history, and the intersections therein

Mary Lou Falcone
Classical music public relations specialist who created M.L. Falcone Public Relations

Stuart Firestein
Professor and Former Chair, Department of Biological Sciences at Columbia University

Joan D. Firestone
Theatre Producer and Arts Advocate

Véronique Firkusny
Executive Director of the Avery Fisher Artist Program, diction coach for singers, and literary translator

Abigail Fleming
Gardener, Sustainable Horticulturalist

Octavia Overholser
International Business Director and Environmentalist based in Brussels

Azra Raza
Medical Oncology Specialist, Professor of Medicine, and the Director of the MDS Center at Columbia University

John Steele
Publisher and Editorial Director, Nautilus Magazine

Lewis Ziska
Plant Physiologist, Associate Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, at Columbia University, Irving Medical Center. Formerly with the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service