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Anne Hoffman, Editor

Anne has been in radio for over 6 years and her reporting has been on NPR, The BBC and WHYY. Her main areas of interest are mental health, poverty and the creative arts. She’s taught audio workshops at NYU, PhillyCAM, Scribe, The Village of Arts and Humanities, University City Arts League and Mighty Writers. Learn more about her at

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Dani Kent, Assistant

Prior to Heroine, Dani was the Technical Coordinator at Utah Valley University (UVU) where she wrote policies and managed collaborative projects. She graduated as an outstanding student – magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in English (emphasis on Writing Studies) from UVU. She can be contacted at


Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs, Composer & Multi-Media Artist

Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs is a Los Angeles-based composer and multi-media artist who creates entry points into her compositions through sculpture, video, costume, and performance.  She is the leader of Community Chorus; one half of the pop duo, Bouquet; and creator/composer of the choral/movement ensemble, Song of Eurydice. Riggs has presented work at The Getty Center, Hammer Museum, MOCA LA, SFMOMA, Bangkok University, Berkeley Art Museum and All Tomorrow’s Parties Festival (UK). Photo credit: Annie Gimas.