Women You Should Know Contributors

  • Christine A. Jones, WYSK Western US Contributor
    Women You Should Know Contributor Christine A. Jones is a professor of French at the University of Utah. She is co-editor of Marvelous Transformations: An Anthology of Fairy Tales and Contemporary Critical Perspectives (Broadview, 2012), and the author of Shapely Bodies: The Image of Porcelain in Eighteenth-Century France (University of Delaware Press, 2013) and Mother Goose Revisited (under review with Wayne State University Press), a collection of translated fairy tales from the 17th century. You might also catch her writing online about wine and dance history.
  • WYSK Guest Contributor
    Women You Should Know often features the work of Guest Contributors who are experts in particular fields and highly knowledgeable about specific subjects or topics of interest.
  • Leah LaRocco, WYSK Lifestyle Contributor
    Women You Should Know Lifestyle Contributor Leah LaRocco is a Long Islander who now lives in Franklin, Tennessee and works in the music industry for The Recording Academy. Her greatest pleasures include BBC drama, good British tea, botanical gardens, Betsey Johnson dresses, and playing with her two cats, Maddox and Myrtle. You can read more about Leah’s adventures in life and perspectives on people, places, and things on her personal blog Edges Like Sea Glass.
  • Beth Rosenberg, WYSK Education Contributor
    Women You Should Know Contributor Beth Rosenberg is an educator with a specialty in art, technology and special needs. She teaches at NYU-Polytechnic Institute and at The Dalton School. She is also the founder of Tech Kids Unlimited, a program which teaches technology to kids with learning differences. Beth holds an MA in Art History and an MS Ed in Educational Technology. Find her at edubeth.net.
  • Willa Rubin, WYSK Campus Contributor
    Women You Should Know Contributor Willa Rubin is an 18-year-old native New Yorker. She is currently pursuing her interests in writing, history, the arts and technology at Oberlin College.
  • Norma Vally, WYSK DIY Contributor
    A seasoned veteran of home improvement, Norma Vally’s media career boasts four seasons as host of Discovery Home Channel’s series Toolbelt Diva and a radio show on Sirius Satellite by the same name. Norma is the author of the book series Norma Vally’s Fix-ups; has appeared on Today, NBC Nightly News, CNN, FOX, MSNBC, TLC, HGTV, DIY, Hallmark, etc; has been featured in Women’s Health, People, Woman’s Day, Glamour, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and New York Times.
  • Peachu, Animal Kingdom Contributor
    The newest, hairiest, and most adorable contributor to the Women You Should Know team, Peachu is a 1 year old blue cream tortie who covers WYSKy news from the Animal Kingdom for us. She loves naps, stretching, naps, canned pumpkin, naps, socks, and more naps. Her unique talent is her innate ability to melt the heart of anyone who meets her.
  • Jenipher Lyn, WYSK Doodle Contributor
    Jenipher Lyn is an artist who specializes in whimsical, punny illustrations. She just wrote and illustrated an encouraging book for teen girls "How Being Stubborn, Depressed and Unpopular Saved My Life" and strives to save the world, one doodle at a time.
  • Dale DeBakcsy
    Dale DeBakcsy is the writer and artist of the Women In Science and Cartoon History of Humanism columns, and has, since 2007, co-written the webcomic Frederick the Great: A Most Lamentable Comedy with Geoffrey Schaeffer. He is also a regular contributor to The Freethinker, Philosophy Now, Free Inquiry, and Skeptical Inquirer. He studied intellectual history at Stanford and UC Berkeley before becoming a teacher of mathematics and drawer of historical frippery.