Juhea Kim graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Art and Archaeology and a certificate in French. A vegan since 2006. Juhea has written about veganism and sustainability on Peaceful Dumpling, Huffington Post, MindBodyGreen, SheKnows, Rodale News, and MarthaStewart.com. She has also been featured on Paper, New York magazine, WWD, and TimeOut NY. Juhea has spoken as an expert on wellness and sustainability entrepreneurship at Athleta, Princeton University, and Saks Fifth Avenue. Her fiction has been published by Granta and Slice. A former dancer, Juhea spends her free time taking barre, going to the ballet, and traveling. She is currently based in New York City.
Mary Hood Luttrell graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude from Bucknell University with degrees in English and French. She received her Master’s in English from the University of Oregon. In addition to serving as Creative Director at Peaceful Dumpling, Mary is a regular contributor for Debb Report and is the Beauty Editor at Vilda Magazine. Her writing has been featured on MarthaStewart.com, The Everygirl, and Vegan Beauty Review. Mary lives in Corpus Christi, TX with her husband, daughter, and cat.
Jennifer Kurdyla is a publishing professional and wellness advocate in New York City. After graduating from Harvard University and the Columbia Publishing Course, she worked as an editor at Alfred A. Knopf for six years and joined The Experiment in 2017, where she acquires wellness nonfiction and plant-based cookbooks. She is also a certified yoga instructor teaching group and private classes throughout the city. She has written for America Magazine, The Harvard Review Online, The Rumpus, and Music & Literature and maintains a wellness-based website, Be Nourished, which features original writing, teaching schedules, and vegan recipes.
Since graduating Summa Cum Laude from the U of Arizona with a BA in Political Science, Molly Lansdowne has been working in nonprofits with a focus on animal welfare and policy-based climate change advocacy. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Crystal is a certified Pilates Instructor and professional Latin Ballroom dancer born and raised in Los Angeles. She started her dance training as a young child with ballet and jazz. While ballet gave her a strong technical foundation, it wasn’t until she discovered Latin Ballroom did she feel her true passion for dance could be expressed. Having trained extensively with World Champion Latin Ballroom Dancers, she has competed professionally all over the U.S. After graduating from USC with a degree in Fine Arts, she went on to sign with Bloc Talent Agency where she performed in commercials, music videos and live stage shows. After ten years of dancing and competing, Crystal got certified as a Pilates instructor and has been teaching Pilates and fitness classes around the L.A. area for the past six years. Mindful movement and healthy living are her passions and she is inspired to share it with the world!