Regina Janes, Professor of English at Skidmore College, is the author of Gabriel García Márquez: Revolutions in Wonderland (1981), One Hundred Years of Solitude: Modes of Reading (1991), Edmund Burke on Irish Affairs (2002) and Losing Our Heads: Beheadings in Literature and Culture (2005). She writes frequently for Salmagundi.
Jeff Kaloustian is a University of San Francisco School of Law student and a Global Exchange Graduate Student Summer Fellow. He recently visited Fair Trade banana farms in the Dominican Republic.
Dan Koeppel is a Los Angeles writer and journalist whose most recent book, Banana: The Fate of the Fruit That Changed the World, was twice recommended by Nobel Prize winner Paul Krugman for readers seeking to understand globalization. In 2008, he received a National Geographic Society grant to study bananas in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Koeppel is a contributing editor at National Geographic Adventure Magazine and was inducted into the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame in 2003.
Alex Saragoza is Associate Professor of History in the Department of Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley. His current research investigates the privatization of the Mexican economy in general in light of its relationship to that of the U.S., and that of the tourism industry in particular. He formerly served as the Chair of the Center for Latin American Studies and was subsequently Director of the UC Study Center in Mexico.
Anne Toepel is the author of Global Exchange’s Fair Trade Cocoa Unit (http://www.globalexchange.org/campaigns/fairtrade/cocoa/ChocolateCurriculum.pdf) and a member of Global Exchange’s Fair Trade Team. Toepel is a certified teacher in elementary and linguistically diverse education. She has led student groups in taking action for a variety of causes, both locally and globally, for social justice, peace and the environment.